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Is there anyway to find out whether my Samsung Galaxy Note has NFC technology or not?I bought the phone from Greece,but the store in which I bought the phone brought it directly from Samsung in France(that's what they told me) and the language that the phone had when I first boot the device was in German(so I suppose this phone was purposed for Germany).

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Elixir 2 probes the hardware. If it doesn't show then you probably doesn't have NFC. Also, is the default Android app which takes care of NFC. You should be having it unless your OEM deliberately removed it and introduced some other alternative. – Firelord Sep 25 '15 at 10:30
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Use Z-Device Test app.

check the GPS signal, camera, compass, accelerometer, microphone, speakers, WiFi signals, Bluetooth, GSM / UMTS, FM Radio, Display, Battery, CPU, Memory, Vibration, USB, Audio / Video , operating system, light sensor, proximity sensor, temperature sensor, flash sensor, NFC near field comunication, Barometer, the detection of Navstar satellites in the constellation jointly and individually, .. etc..

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It shows an X above the NFC icon.Does that mean that I do not have NFC chip or it just needs the special battery with the NFC antenna?Because I read somewhere that even-though a mobile phone has a NFC chip it still needs the special battery which has the NFC antenna to do operations with this technology.Is that true? – el10780 Feb 22 '12 at 14:19
I believe you should have found by now as suggested by @roxan. Install Z-Device it will show you all the devices available on your phone. Moreover if the device is intended for Germany then I guess your device is without NFC – user12295 Feb 22 '12 at 14:40
Okay,thank you all for your answers. – el10780 Feb 22 '12 at 15:12
I am not sure if I should install Z-Device Test. one of the 1-star-reviews: "I understand the developer needs money, but the popups are pretty bad, worse than any other app I've ever used. Worse still, this program abuses its file system privilege to dump advertisements in my photo album" – rubo77 Jan 20 '14 at 9:59

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