It either should be on the front or side, that should be the only position/s for it. Some sheep somehow managed to put it on the rear end and since then the stupid trend continues, rear is the most impractical and inconvenient location ever for a fingerprint reader.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2017Iris and face scanners are way behind fingerprints when it comes to speed.You obviously don't have a phone that has an iris scanner. I have the note8, and it's just as fast as the fingerprint scanner. It's not faster, granted, but it's not "far behind".
And i dont care about speed. With my current setup, i pick the phone up from my pocket, my thumb is already on the home button that you can tap even while the screen is turned off. This wakes up the screen while the iris scanner immediately searches for my irises. Then just like that, my phone is unlocked. And i haven't even held my phone properly yet. That's convenience I've yet to experience with fingerprint scanners.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2017First phone with fingerprint reader in 2014?
And what about Motorola Atrix in 2011?Read the article carefully
First phone with FPS is from 2004 and not 2014
AnonD-625430, 26 Nov 2017I've always preferred fingerprint sensor mounted on the front, because of ease of use. As with... moreYou do not have to lift the phone to open it,
I have The Sony XZ and the XZ1 compact ... both I can open when on the table,
It is clear you never had a Sony in your hands and you just like to talk.
I've always preferred fingerprint sensor mounted on the front, because of ease of use. As with back or side mounted fingerprint, you need not to lift your phone to unlock with fingerprint sensor if it's on the front. With manufacturers pushing for tall bezeless 18:9 screen ratio on phones, the fingerprint sensor is being relocated to either the back or side. Rear mounted fingerprint isn't half bad, but if it's not carefully mounted for easier reachability (looking at you S8 & S8 Plus), then it kinda sucks. With bezeless 18:9 screen ratio on phones, it makes sense to mount the fingerprint sensor either on the side or under the display. The only issue with side mounted fingerprint sensor is that, if it's on the left you can't comfortably use your right hand fingers and vice versa. Under the display fingerprint sensor is the future in my opinion because of convenience of usage with the only downside of making touchscreen/display repairs more costlier than they already are.
Be Nice To Others, 26 Nov 20171 - FP Scanner on the front is too common. Side-mounted is very unique and people will take ti... moreThe scanner is often separated from the rest of the front by a metal ring, like on iPhones, OnePlus etc. iphones aren‘t that thin anymore:
iPhone 6 6.9mm
IPhone 6s 7.1mm
IPhone 8 7.3mm
IPhone X 7.9mm
It‘s now mostly the Chinese (vivo, oppo, but also huawei) goons thin
AnonD-79616, 26 Nov 2017Back reader is the most comfortable of them all since your finger already rest near it. no nee... moreNah, you have to search it with your finger, especially on Samsung where it is so far away from your index finger. Front is way better, like with Samsung before. I wonder if you are a Samdung user and just say this to protect Samsung because they had to move it to the back...
nothing-, 24 Nov 2017I like the implementation on sony phones even if the phone is a bit thick that way there's eno... moreI still don‘t get why bezels should add protection when the front contains a single piece of glass across both the screen and the bezels? This was only true with HTC where the loudspeaker bezels were pieces of metal.
First phone with fingerprint reader in 2014?
And what about Motorola Atrix in 2011?
More manufacturer should start mounting the scanner on the sides just like Sony does, as it enables minimalistic design and higher STB ratio without making the phone look unattractive as is the case with most phones with back mounted scanner.
On the other hand front mounted scanner makes the bottom bezel bigger and it breaks the symmetry of the phone. Also that space could be used for front firing speakers.
Kiyasariin, 26 Nov 2017with the demand for ever decreasing thickness? nono and again NO. underscreen is MUCH better. :D1 - FP Scanner on the front is too common. Side-mounted is very unique and people will take time before realizing that the Power Button is actually a Fingerprint Scanner as well.
2 - When the screen breaks, how will you use it? And if ever it breaks, you'll have to replace the sensor as well instead of just the screen. That, then adds cost to the repair.
3 - Nobody asked for very thin phones. iPhones are so thin, but there seems to be nobody to complain about the Note 8 being a thick device. Super thin smartphones are dead, just as how curved TVs started to rise and stopped, then fall down until extinct.
Anonymous, 26 Nov 2017Side mounted or get the f**k out with the demand for ever decreasing thickness? nono and again NO. underscreen is MUCH better. :D
Side is the most suitable placement for fingerprint... I tried my friend's Sony phone.. And I left surprised..
Side fingerprint scanner is the best placement imo. The back one is fine too but it looks ugly there.
Imperator Neubaticus, 26 Nov 2017Hardly use the fingerprint scanner anymore. Iris scanner works just as fast and is arguably mo... moreI don't like to see my eyes while unlocking the phone, I prefer face unlock. It will not show my nice face.
Fingerprint sensor under the display where we could scan our fingers on the screen is the future of fingerprint scanner.
Face Recognition/ID and Retina/Iris Scanner still unable to match fingerprint sensor experience.
Imperator Neubaticus, 26 Nov 2017Hardly use the fingerprint scanner anymore. Iris scanner works just as fast and is arguably mo... moreIris and face scanners are way behind fingerprints when it comes to speed.