Today I am here to explain the difference between NFC, Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Direct: All of these are data transfer technologies, out of them all the most well known is Bluetooth. The other two technologies NFC and Wi-Fi Direct are also quite old but both have recently gained popularity after being incorporated by large Smartphone manufacturing companies. For the ease and knowledge of people, we are differentiating these technologies so that the people get to know about the main difference in these technologies. We will start with the brief description of each and then move towards the uses, pros, and cons. We will try our best to make it as useful and understandable as possible.
The NFC (Near field communication) is a data transfer technique and is the type of the wireless communication with short range. The data is transferred in the form of the beam by touching the two things together. A single wave or beam helps to transfer the data between two devices within the range of 4 centimeters. It helps to transfer the data at much faster rate. NFC operates at 13.56 MHz on ISO/IEC.
There is a wide range of applications of the NFC in the field of commerce, social networking and in smartphones. It is just like the Android beam.
Used in the field of commerce, social networking and in smart phones.
Bluetooth is the widely known wireless way of communication or data transfer technology. This is the alternative technology of data cables. Radio transmission was the foundation of this technology. The users can transfer the data with the help of it. It is a wireless technology standard for exchanging data over short distances (using short-wavelength UHF radio waves in the ISM band from 2.4 to 2.485 GHz) from fixed and mobile devices and building personal area networks (PANs).
There are wide ranges of applications of the Bluetooth technology as this technology is quite old and people are well aware of this technology. It is built into the number of devices such as laptops, mobile phones and in many medical and health care devices. Users can do the wireless communication with the help of it.
This is also the mean of the wireless communication and data transfer technique. This technology is quite new. It helps to establish the connection between two devices without using any router or Wi-Fi connection. Devices can exchange data without the use of internet connection. It is a certified technology. It helps to share the files that are heavy in size and share them with the faster rate. Wifi direct initially called Wi–Fi P2 is a Wi–Fi standard enabling devices to easily connect with each other without requiring a wireless access point. One advantage of Wi–Fi Direct is the ability to connect devices even if they are from different manufacturers.
NFC vs. Bluetooth vs. Wi-Fi Direct! Well, Wi-Fi Direct excels Bluetooth in many ways and NDC having certificate issue but it falls short when it comes to battery life. This does not mean that Bluetooth is not going to win the debate. If your concern is the battery life, then it can definitely be the clear winner.