I had the Note 20 Ultra and couldn’t read my glassies with the case, without though, I was able to pick them up pretty quick.
My company gave me an iPhone SE and it works well with my xSIID and NExT without the OtterBox. With the OtterBox, it would light up the xSIID but not get a read. I also had to install NFCTools for it to start scanning for tags, there’s no NFC settings, and it doesn’t auto scan without an app. That sucks, because once you scan the xSIID, it stops scanning and the LED doesn’t light up again. I like my android that scans constantly so I can show off the LED better
I have a Google Pixel 5 and an LG V30, while both work great reading my chip without cases (Spigen Tough and Rugged Armor). Once the cases are on, it’ll light up the LED, but I can’t get them to actually read the implant and perform the function assigned, ie. open a web page. When I take them off, they immediately read the implant.
iPhone 14 Pro can scan chips in roughly the same position as other devices. Because the camera on the back is a lot bigger than a lot of other iPhones, the NFC is better suited to the top edge on the right hand side, when the phone is on its back (so left hand side when in use)
There’s also an antenna cutout on the top. I can’t tell if it’s 5G/other Cell antenna, NFC, or Satellite (because iPhones can do that now ), or something else, but I sometimes get good reads lining it up with my NeXT implant.
… yeah. I mostly own Apple products at this point, mainly because it’s what the rest of my family uses (and you can’t beat the iMessage/iTunes Match/Find My/etc), and that I’m now busy enough with school that I don’t have time to do a lot of futzing with individual settings that aren’t super important. I think this is the first time I’ve had a top-of-the-line phone. My order was:
2 dumb phones
Some prepaid ZTE android
iPhone 14 Pro
The yearly incremental updates are dull. Upgrading every 2-3 years is great. And hey, I bet my iPhone will still be getting updates after the S22 is defunct in Samsung’s eyes.