Regular NFC Sweet Spots
This phone has excellent NFC readability with a huge sweet spot at the top rear of the phone.
Both Alpha and Normal rings are very easily readable, so easy in fact that I keep doing it by accident.
I've found that best effect is around here, with the ring inlay horizontal for the Normal ring.
(It does have a case, around 5mm thick, and has no issues with readability whatsoever)
I posted this picture in another thread, but just so it's in the right category...
Verizon (Quallcomm Snapdragon) Samsung Galaxy Note 3 (N900V), regular ring size 7.
It's pretty quirky and can be difficult and may fail to read once or twice occasionally but once you get used to it it's pretty easy and reliable for me.
HTC One X
An awful phone with major screen issues. If you really must have one then the bullseye marks the sweet spot. Best used with inlays horizontal to the phone (stick your finger straight up the back of it).
BlackBerry Z10. Very tiny sweetspot, but does work with normal Stealth Bomber ring. Can also use the stock Smart Tags app to write things to it.
@Lokki I have the spigen neo hybrid and it doesn't read the ring at all. It reads all my other tags and the inlay without issue.
@paulguy but like it says this is verizon, wut about att sprint and tmobile, cause i can tell u now this is inaccurate for t-mobile its a tad bit higher and further to tha left more towards tha middle of tha phone
@kpjimmy hi, sorry about the late reply - I must have missed your message at some point.
If possible try to find your sweet spot without the case, then mark the back of the case where the spot will be. Try using your ring there and see how it goes. If you get a partial read sound then you may be able to thin down that portion of the case a little to make it work (some others have made small ring sized holes in the cases to improve reading and also ring locating, it makes it so much easier to be consistent when there's a physical spot to aim for).
@Ybcthanerd mileage can vary somewhat between phones, this can cause those odd little differences in positioning.
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Moto Razr HD with otterbox defender case. running android 4.4.4 paranoid android rom
the hole in the case is 20mm and is covered once the outer case is back on. I found the ring works from vertical to horizontal in the arc indicated by the green arrow
That's great, ta for that @D.
It's a good demonstration of case modding too!
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Here is the spot on the Nexus 5X
I haven't tried my old ring yet as I'm waiting for my new ring.
It does work great with my key chain tag.