Fingerprint scanner on the $150 Bluboo Xtouch goes up against Touch ID and the OnePlus 2's scanner

Fingerprint scanner on the $150 Bluboo Xtouch goes up against Touch ID and the OnePlus 2's scanner
The Bluboo Xtouch is a great value. Those who purchase the phone for $149.99 and review it before November 10th, will get a $50 rebate. We've seen the handset survive a drop test, and after the Gorilla Glass 3 screen was enhanced by .5mm, it survived as a block of concrete covering the display was hammered. The slab was broken in two, but the screen remained pristine.

The Bluboo Xtouch also features a fingerprint scanner, a feature you wouldn't expect to see on a $149.99 handset. According to Bluboo, the scanner takes only .3 second to unlock the phone. The company produced a video showing that the Xtouch fingerprint scanner is faster and more accurate than Touch ID on the Apple iPhone 6, and the front-facing fingerprint scanner on the OnePlus 2.

Bluboo even slows down the speed of the video twice in order to show you that its fingerprint scanner does beat Touch ID by a fraction of a second. The phone comes with a 5-inch screen carrying 2.5D glass, and a resolution of 1080 x 1920. That works out to a 441ppi pixel density. Powering the device is a MediaTek MT6753 SoC, featuring an octa-core CPU. 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM is inside, along with 32GB of expandable native memory.

On the back of the phone is a 13MP camera, employing Sony's IMX214 sensor. An 8MP front-facing camera snaps selfies and handles video chats. A 3050mAh battery is under the hood, and the rear panel is made using a 3D printer. Android 5.1 is pre-installed.

Check out the zippy fingerprint scanner on the Bluboo Xtouch by clicking on the video below.

source: Bluboo

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44. offer

Posts: 1; Member since: May 20, 2016

i read this article. check comparison video for the 4 popular flagships in 2015: Bluboo Xtouch, UMI Touch, Elephone P7000 and Doogee F5. On the video compare the appearance, camera, display, frame, camera and others.

40. levie003

Posts: 11; Member since: Oct 28, 2015

sometimes, you would uncomfortable if it's slowly when you use Touch ID to unlock your phone, i think fast speed could make sure it's under your control no matter if you are mean to unlock your phone, better than never, personal opinion.

36. HumbleJ06

Posts: 102; Member since: Aug 10, 2015

For all the xtouch offers and the price, this is great phone. Will definitely be keeping my eyes on this one. Would be a great phone for the kids.

24. nctx77

Posts: 2540; Member since: Sep 03, 2013

2 weeks ago, tech sites were complaining that the iPhone 6 s scanner was to fast. Now they are posting video of an android phone that has a scanner a millisecond faster than the old iPhone 6 LOL! They even had to do slow-mo to show the difference. ROTFLMAO!! The Anti Apple alliance in the tech media is as strong as ever!

26. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Which makes it about a third as strong as the pro Apple alliance in the media.

29. NoToFanboys

Posts: 3231; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

It's the same on both sides, the anti android alliance is strong too. You're no different from them. Geez, hard to find neutrals these days

23. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

nice low end phone with durable glass, nice specs and everything.. but i dont care since bluboo isnt available in my country -_-

21. Awalker

Posts: 1988; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

Does it really matter anymore? All these scanners are within milliseconds of each other.

20. iphonexus

Posts: 130; Member since: Jan 04, 2015

tbh it doesnot matter i like finger print scanner but i still use pin on my iphone 6s plus i found it more reliable if u ask for fp implementation i like z5 man what a brilliant idea put scanner in lock screen button

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 31816; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

The scanner on the 6S is too fast, and in a bad way, as it ruins home screen notifications and affects opening Apple pay sometimes.

34. TSMan2

Posts: 363; Member since: Aug 20, 2015

Well I'm still waiting to see article Samsung vs Apple FPS unlocking files , documents, pictures ....which FPS is faster there. This is really useful implementation for the FPS, not the phone unlock that is mess when you take it from the pocket/holding it wrong/:), BTW today's phones are large and to unlock with home button FPS you might drop the phone easy.

37. AlikMalix unregistered

I got used to tapping the power button if I want to see lock screen notifications. Enjoying the hell out of super-fast FP.

12. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

How about Z5 series? Is it faster than iPhone 6s?

15. TyrionLannister unregistered

19. dil2abu

Posts: 315; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Thanks for the link, But I like the placement of fingerprint sensor on Z5..

22. bur60

Posts: 981; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

It's updated now, just as fast as the iphone6 (6s too fast it's annoying).

6. baldilocks

Posts: 1563; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

The Nexus 5X and 6P have the best fingerprint sensors around.

11. TyrionLannister unregistered

They have a newer sensor. Obviously they will be better. Now the next wave of flagships will have an even better one(maybe synaptics will release viper 2). Just for information: synaptics viper is used in S6 series, 1+2 and HTC fingerprint scanners( A9, M9+,..)

3. AlikMalix unregistered

Dude that's a lie - I have the 6s - it unlockes much faster than on video. (And yes I'm talking about 100% not the slow down videos). There are times you can't even double click the Apple Pay because it unlocks the phone faster than you can manage to tap again on the home button. EDIT: just noticed they used a year old iPhone 6 not 6s.

4. TyrionLannister unregistered

6s is much much faster than 6 which is much faster than 5s. 5s had like 50% accuracy for me, 6 is near perfect but man, the 6s is like magic.

5. Manyci

Posts: 116; Member since: Aug 03, 2015

But please, tell me (I am just curious) why is the faster the better? I mean, if you unlock the phone as soon you hit the button, you never see the notification screen and IMO this is a bit too fast. You don't have enough time to remove your finger from the button... (As it is mentioned before) So I think the speed of the iP6 is absolutely enough, or do I miss an important point here?

10. TyrionLannister unregistered

Well the slower it is, the more variance is there in the time. Suppose a fingerprint scanner unlocks in 0.1 seconds and one which unlocks in 0.8 seconds. That's the average time. Now just for simplicity, let's assume they can be 2x fast or slow in best or worst cases respectively. So a 0.1 second reader will be 0.05 in best and 0.2 in worst case an a 0.8 second one will be 0.4 and 1.6. As you can see, the slower card has a lot of difference in its best and worst reads(over 1 second). That difference is what you notice. Sometimes it will open up very fast( like 0.4 seconds) but sometimes it will open slowly and you might remove your finger before it scans leading to mis-read. There are also some other factors. A fast sensor can sample much more data in same amount of time and can reduce failures i.e. capture multiple times and well, it's faster. BTW I don't own an iPhone 6s. I have an iPad air 2(same fingerprint scanner as iphone 6) and galaxy s6(very similar to iPhone 6, slightly faster though). Both are nowhere near as good as the one on 6s and I'd love to have that sensor.

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Actually scanner is the same as in iPhone 6. They only speeded up animation. Here is iPhone 6s FP scanner: Here is iPhone 6 FP scanner:

14. TyrionLannister unregistered

Nope, if you just touch the scanner of 6, it doesn't unlock. But 6S does. The scanner hardware is the same, but the processing has changed. A9 does it much much faster.

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

That can be also done on S6 when you disable animations:

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

I have S6 and it's fast but if I put my finger and life it, it doesn't recognize. It is a software limitation. The lockscreen plays that 1 second animation and phone can't be unlocked before that. (that animation persists even after disabling all other animations).

27. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

On my Note 5,if I click the home button to wake, I can lift my finger as soon as the locks lockscreen animation starts, and the phone unlocks. Why do I need it faster?

25. tedkord

Posts: 17544; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

That example supposes that both scanners can be up to 2x faster. But suppose the fast one can be up to twice as fast (or half as slow), by the other can only vary by 20% in either direction. The sensor on my Note 5 is as accurate as the 6s. It's a little bit slower, but not slow. So why does it matter? Like some folks have said, the 6s is too fast to see the notification lock screen.

2. skips

Posts: 490; Member since: Oct 04, 2015

Why the normal 6. Why they didn't compare it to 6S? c;

7. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Cause The 6S Has The Best Touch Id Available Right Now.

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