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Comparing the V2.0 and V3.0 Poynt Smart Terminal

Generally, the differences between the V2.0 and V3.0 Poynt Smart Terminal are minimal. Both Smart Terminals have the same sleek design, intuitive interface and powerful capabilities to help you handle your in-person sales.

Note: Not sure which Smart Terminal you have? The version number (V2.0 or V3.0) is printed on the sticker on the back of your device.

Shared features include:

  • Accept credit cards, debit cards and contactless payments (like Apple Pay and Google Pay)
  • Dual screens to ring customers up quickly
  • Compatible with external accessories, like printers and cash drawers
  • Sync with inventory in your online store
  • App Center with a variety of apps to help you run your business

For the most part, the Smart Terminals function identically, but there are a few differences to be aware of. Check out the table below for a side-by-side comparison of key features. (For full specs, see the Safety & Regulatory info for each device.)

Features
V2.0
V3.0
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The Poynt Smart Terminal, version 2.0
The Poynt Smart Terminal, version 3.0
Screen size 7" merchant facing
4.3" customer facing
8" merchant facing
5" customer facing
Weight 0.7 kg 0.9 kg
Battery life 8 hours 12 hours
Tap to Pay Yes (on the customer screen) Yes (below the customer screen)
Printer 2-inch Thermal Printer
Paper roll: 2.25” x 28’
2-inch Thermal Printer
Paper roll: 2.25” x 50’
Card reader Magnetic Stripe + Chip Reader
Contactless Card Reader A/B/M
Magnetic Stripe Card Reader
Chip Card Reader
Contactless Card Reader A/B/M
Peripheral ports 1 Micro USB (not for charging)
1 12V DC Power Input
1 USB-C (Data and Charging)
WIFI compatible Yes Yes
LTE/4G compatible No Yes*
App Center** Yes Yes
Sold Sep 2021-Nov 2022 Nov 2022-present

*A data only SIM card and data plan (sold separately) are required to connect to a mobile network.
**Some apps are only compatible with a specific version. Check app compatibility info in the App Center.

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