When is a model number useless? When it comes to phones. A few years ago I bought a phone with NFC I never really used it. So I bought an updated version of the same phone and it doesn’t have NFC. With the pandemic I thought NFC might actually be a nice feature. I watched videos on this phone where the showed NFC was available. However, and I was aware of this fact, when you buy a phone from a particular company it may or may not have a particular feature.