Note 3 - not reading?
Hi everyone - as someone who found the NFC Ring randomly through a Google Search and has a Note 3 - is the NFC Ring (the Vintage version is the one I'm interested in) working okay with the phone yet? 6 months ago, the posts on the top seem to be very negative but the last post now was 2 months ago. I'd like to ask on behalf of all other curious Note 3 owners whether the 'growing pains' that the Ring had when it was coming out has abated, and if casual users are clear to step in.
I'd just like to use it to lock/unlock my phone :)
Hi @RingWraith, it's a little more complicated than just that unfortunately - the ring works fine it's the difference between individual phones that's the real issue and that causes problems for people.
Unfortunately, one Note 3 may work fine while another Note 3 does not at all.
To minimise these issues with Samsung and other phones with poorly matched antennas the Alpha version of the ring is recommended.
Unfortunately I am unable to say when the Alpha band will be available on the web shop. I am assuming that they will be available for Christmas though.
it's physically wider and can therefore fit a larger antenna within the ring. This makes it a closer match to larger, difficult antennas. I'm not sure how it will go in terms of pricing, I'd assume it would be a little more than the Normal/Classic ring. We'll have to wait until they're up on the shop so we can see.
Just got my vintage ring. Beautiful one but can only be used without my case.
With it (SlimArmor View), I have explore every inch of the back of my phone without any NFC response...
@Frederic that's expected behaviour pretty much.
Your Mileage May Vary with a case.
It basically depends on how well the manufacturer has implemented NFC in your device. If they do it poorly then you get a poor result with the ring.