I watched one of those tear down videos on the Nokia 8. There is a WiFi chip to the left of the selfie camera.
I have the same problem. I have been able to read one of my NFC cards just a few times. Switching NFC off/on helped once, but doesn't work anymore. Never tried with Nougat, only tested with Oreo beta and Oreo official.
Hopefully this is a software issue that will be fixed quickly!
@Seány Good idea. I tested clearing the data of the NFC service, and was able read some NFC cards a few times. I noticed that the card should not touch the phone, and having it close to the camera at an angle seems to be the best way to get it working. But after about five times of reading cards successfully, I'm back where I started. I'm not able to read the NFC cards.
Same here, NFC is back working when i disable and enable it again.
The NFC service wasn't whitelisted. Changed this, but doesn't seem to help.
I have the same problem too.
And I tested my Nokia 8 then found when the NFC function will fail.
If you use the fingerprint to unlock the phone, the NFC function will not work until you disable and enable it in setting.But if you use the other method to unlock it(e.g. password), NFC will work again.
I'm very confused. I don't know it is a bug or it is the special case for my phone.
I try to hit airplane button twice just now and the NFC work too.So I think it maybe a software issue.
I have difficulty to read passive NFC card by my Nokia 8. I tried to read my Octopus (contactless stored value smart card use in Hong Kong) with it's official app but 1-2 successful read after tried for long time. It's seem that the phone can detect my card but no able to complete the progress. I tried to read the same card using same app on my old Nexus 5 and always success to read the card.
I also tried to read my Sucia (which use in Japan), sadly, this time I had 0 success after tried for not less than 15 minutes.
I still don't have time to try Android pay.
Just tested Android Pay today and it work properly (expect I need to switching NFC off and then turning on). For NFC card, I still can read them properly.
I can also confirm that with Android 8.0 Oreo you need to switch off NFC and switch it on again (if the phone has gone into sleep since you last used NFC).
The NFC antenna needs to be small to fit the nonmetallic area around the back camera. This makes the alignment with NFC a bit tricky but it is still a useful function. However, I miss the possibility to turn NFC on and off in the top activity field.
It would be nice if someone from Nokia/HMD could confirm that they register software bugs reported here so they can fix them in a future software upgrade.
I've noticed some odd behaviour with NFC on Oreo when trying to use Android Pay. I've managed to use it alright with Nougat though I've only used Android Pay a handful of times.
So, I've been playing about with NFC a bit and have confirmed the following behaviour on two phones:-
- Updated to Android Oreo (8.0.0), security patch level 1 December 2017
- Start with NFC turned on
- Fingerprint lock configured with PIN
- Behaviour observed with glance either on or off
- Testing on an NFC enabled card with "NFC Reader" by Adam Nyback, downloading from Google Playstore
NFC does not work
- Start with screen on
- Lock phone with power button
- Screen should either display glance or be turned off
- Unlock with fingerprint reader
- Attempt to read NFC tag, NFC will not work
NFC does work
- Wake screen with power button or double tap on screen (if gesture is configured)
- Attempt to read NFC tag, NFC will work
Note the additional step of waking the phone before unlocking seems to be the key. Once the phone has been unlocked in this way the NFC reader has worked consistently for me (tried 30 - 40 times over a short period of time before I got bored).
If anyone else could confirm this on their handset then maybe a moderator could forward this as a bug report.
user1515274512611, you're a genius! That trick of waking the screen and only then fingerprint unlocking works! Not being able to reliably use Android Pay has been frustrating me for months since I got the Nokia 8. This isn't the perfect solution (i.e. Nokia really need to fix this properly), but it's still a workable stop-gap.
I feel like something as specific as the method you found really should help Nokia find the problem... Fingers crossed.
Great news jeff, i'll try it out asap!
A big thanks to everyone who posted about finding NFC at top of phone- I now have no problems using android pay
Anyone using SEQR with 8.1 beta?
After installing the 8.1 beta Tap&Pay in SEQR that uses NFC become useless.
Is Android Pay working with 8.1 beta? (unfortunately not available in Sweden)
I was trying to use the NFC to top up my travel card and found it difficult at 1st, I find that if you hold phone at an angle but actually tap the top of the phone against the card or NFC device it works every time.
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