Card machines are similar
SumUp 3G and myPOS Mini are very similar card machines. They’re both pocket-sized, with a SIM card using the local 3G network over which payments can be processed. There is also WiFi connectivity. The software is hardcoded on the device, so you have a basic settings menu and card payment screen, navigated with keypad buttons.
Both accept chip and PIN, contactless cards and mobile wallets via NFC, though only myPOS accepts swipe. Tips can be added, and the admin can create multiple staff accounts if using more than one card machine in the company.
myPOS has a few add-on features, including mobile top-ups, gift cards and payment requests for remote payments.
Neither has an inbuilt receipt printer or connects with an external receipt printer, but they can send digital receipts via text or email.
myPOS has three other card machines with inbuilt receipt printer: the Combo, Smart and Smart N5 models. These are more expensive, in part because they also have the option for more features via additional apps. SumUp’s other card reader, Air, is considerably cheaper and without receipt printer, but works in conjunction with a mobile app on a phone or tablet, with more free features than SumUp 3G and myPOS.