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    Cases and NFC?

    I just ordered me a SGP Neo Hybrid case for my Nexus. I really like the look and after reading many positive reviews I bit the bullet and ordered one. I'm also looking at picking up an Otterbox Defender case for use when at work. There seems to be no mention on any reviews that I have read on these cases that there are any issues with NFC capabilities. I am curious if anyone has experienced any issues while trying to make mobile payments or using the beam fuction with a case installed on their Nexus?
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    It very hard depends on the material the case is made from. If it's alluminium, metal or anything else that has a conductive surface, you're in trouble. Any case made from plastic or silicon or anything else not conducting will give you no problems using NFC. Also the thickness of the case can make a difference, if your case is very thick on the back it may give problems since the distance between the phone and the NFC terminal can be too big to make a connection. But I think you won't experience any trouble with the SGP Neo Hybrid case so don't worry too much about it. As for the Otterbox, a friend of mine uses it and doesn't experience much troubles with NFC neither.

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    Thanks! I plan on testing it out once my new cases arrive. Will post if there is any issues.

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    My experience with NFC is that with a plastic case, I don't have any problems reading, writing, or using Google Wallet. With decent tags, my range with a case is about one inch. I don't have a metal case, but I have to agree with Grimwar that it would most likely cause problems.

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    A friend and tried Beam with his gsm gnex in an otterbox commuter and mine in a defender. It worked.

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    I tried to get a beam from my Aunts G2 and it would not work! Can we get beamed from the G2 and G3's? This was my first time using this NFC beam with my Nexus!

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    Sometimes my NFC would work thru my OtterBox Defender...but i realized I like my Nexus like I like my ladies....Naked

 

 

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