Comparison table between NFC and Bluetooth

Though NFC and Bluetooth are both used for communicating two devices or more in the later case, they differ from each other when it comes to communication protocols. Below is a basic comparison table between NFC and Bluetooth.

 

NFC

Bluetooth

Functions Wireless technology that allows enabled devices to connect/pair and share information or data between them Wireless technology that allows enabled devices to connect/pair and share information or data between them
Range NFC can pair and share data at a close distance of 10 cm or less Bluetooth can pair and connect devices within a range of 33 feet or even more
Time to Connect Pairing is easier and faster, automatically connects within 6 seconds Connecting the devices takes little longer as you have to turn on, find the device and connect with it
Power Consumption Less power consumption Latest Bluetooth technology consumes less power but a bit higher compared to NFC
Frequency Communication frequency is 13.56 MHz and data transfer rate is 424 kbit/s 2.04 GHz and 1-3 Mbits/s respectively
Number of Connections Can connect with only one enabled device at a time One Bluetooth device can connect with up to 7 devices at a time (each device may differ)
Other Functions Can perform payment transaction or NFC chip communication There are no such facilities available in Bluetooth

Also Read:

NFC Vs Bluetooth – Its Difference & Distinct Benefits

The Integration of Wi-Fi Connectivity in Portable Bluetooth Speaker – What are the Benefits?

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Sound Polarities Between Bluetooth Speakers And Wired Speakers

 

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