Biometrics cage fight: Galaxy S5 Finger Scanner vs iPhone 5s Touch ID
1. ArtSim98 (Posts: 2375; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)
iPhone has a clearly better one. Not that I really care though.
12. stealthd (Posts: 924; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
You cared enough to leave a comment about it
17. vincelongman (Posts: 1003; Member since: 10 Feb 2013)
I wish Apple didn't buy Authentec (company that made the Atrix's fingerprint reader)
Now only Apple products will have Authentec's fingerprint reader
I read that another company is developing a fingerprint reader which is built into the screen
Authentec's the best for now, until someone integrates it into the screen
2. darkkjedii (Posts: 10263; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)
Apples implementation is clearly better, but oh well. No ones gonna go one way or the other based on it.
3. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
Still in my opinion the place of the sensor one the one max is the best place (to a swipe scanner) .. i can unlock it easily with one hand
6. tech2 (Posts: 1833; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
Its difficult to use One Max's implementation:
1. When the phone is lying on a desk,
2. When you wanna quickly glance at the notification without taking out the entire phone out of the pocket
3. It may also leave smudges on your camera lens often.
Its better than Samsung's implementation but not better than Apple's IMO.
10. jad.boutary (Posts: 107; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)
1. you can switch to password mode with one click
2. how can you do it with samsung??
3. at first yes but when u get used to it no
And I agree thats why I said "swipe scanner"
4. Anshulonweb (Posts: 292; Member since: 07 Feb 2014)
really hate the swipe type scanner....Samsung should have gone with scanner similar to touch id.....from non apple fanboy ....
5. HansGoneInsane (Posts: 365; Member since: 09 Aug 2013)
Sure, but Samsung simply did not have the time to develop such a thing. Apple worked on his scan quite some time. Samsung had to catch up fast and that is why the implementation is not as good as in the iPhone.
18. Finalflash (Posts: 1526; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)
Yea, drawing up the legal agreements to buy a small company does indeed take a while. Also, I bet patents alone are the reason Samsung can't make something similar.
7. SupermanayrB (Posts: 146; Member since: 20 Mar 2012)
"The S5's size, and the the fact that its Finger Scanner works as, ahem, scanner, means you are at risk of dropping the handset while swiping over the home key with one hand, so it takes longer to muster."
"The fingerprint scanner on the S5 stays true to its title, requiring you to swipe directly over the home key for it to work, which means that you usually have to hold the phone with the other hand"
Yea.........no. I tested it on our S5 at my store & it works seamlessly. Our demo 5S doesn't allow TouchID use so I can't say how accurate it works but to debate your comment, unless you have Smurf hands, you made an untrue statement.
13. stealthd (Posts: 924; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
If you have a 5S demo there should be a demo app for it. The demos I've tried all have it.
9. Dante216 (Posts: 25; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)
Biased video. And notice towards the end when he cut scenes when unlocking the 5S
11. applesucker (Posts: 81; Member since: 29 Oct 2013)
touch ID was a pure gimmick very easy to hack and certified copied technology from motorola
14. stealthd (Posts: 924; Member since: 12 Jun 2011)
They bought the company that made the fingerprint scanner for the Atrix. Nothing was "copied", at least not in any sort of unethical way. And it's only easy to hack if you're able to get a 4000+ DPI image of someone's fingerprint, and then know how to make a fake plastic fingerprint. Not exactly "easy" for the majority of people.
19. TechFreak123 (Posts: 82; Member since: 25 Feb 2014)
But for people doing it for life it would be really easy!
15. flipjzn (Posts: 126; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
This is why I like the ease of one hand use with iPhone plus jailbreaking it makes it perfect.
I'm not an iphone fan , I had an s3 and now have lg g2.
I just like the ease of one hand use sometimes :)
Still searching for a dual sim high-end android phone with top specs and not more than 5inches :)
16. opencrownmargin (Posts: 3; Member since: 08 Apr 2014)
I had iphone 5s and now i traded it to htc one max. iphone 5s touchID takes 1-2 secs on average to unlock, and once in a while takes 5-10 secs. HTC one max fingerprint scanner works almost instantly. It is faster than touchID, and its not any less accurate than iphone touchID. The only downside would be being in the back but with my gel case with cuts for camera and fingerprint scanner, I never swipe my camera lens. I cant comment on galaxy s5 since i havent used it.
20. mariow2015 (Posts: 8; Member since: 08 Jan 2014)
It seems like the s5 works faster in my opinion, but both have great scanners!