Fingerprint scanner on the $150 Bluboo Xtouch goes up against Touch ID and the OnePlus 2's scanner
posted by Alan F. / Nov 08, 2015, 1:21 AM
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.
- Display 4.7" 750 x 1334 pixels
- Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
- Processor Apple A8, Dual-core, 1400 MHz
- Storage 128 GB
- Battery 1810 mAh(14h 3G talk time)
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Other than the SOC, this looks like a killer device.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 1:24 AM 1
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Man I don't know.. But I don't like this "hype" of lightning fast fingerprint sensor. Know why? Coz 1. All current employed fp sensors on 2015 devices are fast enough... Man in real life 0.1 second difference is invisible and to top it up accuracy is the most important factor and all oems have employed accuracy factor. 2. The 0.1 difference exists because oems like Samsung or Apple don't want you to accidentally keep unlocking your device but unlock it wen you intend and so employ a software delay. Like in s6 you'd have to press home button for second or two to unlock rather than just touch it while the screen off and this to me is a good execution. So all this hype about faster than fast to me is irrelevant and for me accuracy is the main thing and execution to deter unwanted touch unlock.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 4:21 AM 4
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Well for $150, you really aren't going to get a better soc than that, at least without sacrificing something else in the specs sheet. I think Phone Arena needs to pick one of these bad boys up to review it.
posted on Nov 09, 2015, 3:17 PM 0
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Why the normal 6. Why they didn't compare it to 6S? c;
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 1:33 AM 2
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Cause The 6S Has The Best Touch Id Available Right Now.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 4:18 AM 4
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Are You Sure?? BTW the fingerprint scanner buzz is absolute BS. Especially for large phone unlocking with one hand.(and this is almost the only implementation on iPhones). Every time you try to unlock iPhone 6 Plus you might drop the phone. On my Note I use pattern unlock on one-hand mode. It's fast, stable grip, and enough security. I use FPS only for locking files, documents, pictures... Can you do it on your iPhone??? And not Apple made FPS popular, but the media and the reviewers fed by Wall Street.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 9:43 AM 0
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Yeah I'm Sure, The 6s Has The Most Advanced FPS Found On Any Phone. I Agree That Unlocking A Phablet Using FPS Might Cause You To Drop It. But I Don't Think Its BS Tho, Placing It On The Side Or The Back Want Cause You To Lose Your Grip When Using It.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 9:50 AM 0
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Well I'm still waiting to see article Samsung vs Apple FPS unlocking files , documents, pictures. LOL Unlocking phones with FPS is still BS , because I don't want to unlock it by accident when taking it out from the pocket, when just wanna see the time or notifications on my lockscreen.(BTW I have dark background on my lockscreen) Using it for unlocking apps and files , makes sense though.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 10:04 AM 0
dont be a troll apple bought a nice company that only did bio scanning for access but they are not the best or fastest the mate7 had and has the fastest on the general big name cell phones, but the company that controls all of the most advanced fps is not apple or should i say apple is not even in the top 5.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 1:10 PM 0
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.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 1:34 AM 1
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.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 2:09 AM 3
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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?
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 3:54 AM 1
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.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 4:29 AM 0
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Actually scanner is the same as in iPhone 6. They only speeded up animation. Here is iPhone 6s FP scanner:https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfr
Here is iPhone 6 FP scanner:https://d3nevzfk7ii3be.cloudfr ont.net/igi/UEiVx3BRDHHmfJUv
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 5:56 AM 0
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).
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 6:17 AM 0
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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.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 8:46 AM 0
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The Nexus 5X and 6P have the best fingerprint sensors around.
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 4:16 AM 4
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+,..)
posted on Nov 08, 2015, 4:32 AM 0
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