Results: Galaxy S8 / S8+ users, do you use your iris scanner at all?

Results: Galaxy S8 / S8+ users, do you use your iris scanner at all?
The Samsung Galaxy S8 has two unique mechanical components that are used for unlocking the phone — an awkwardly placed fingerprint scanner and a pretty straightforward, fast-working iris scanner. The latter one we first saw on the Galaxy Note 7 and were already acquainted with the tech. However, now, even months after the release of Sammy's latest and greatest flagship duo — the S8 and S8+ — we can't say we are fully accustomed to using the iris scanner exclusively for unlocks.

We are pretty sure we are not alone in this, but also certain that there are people out there who like and use the iris scanner on a regular basis. We thought we'd ask you guys whether you use it or not. Here's how the poll went!

How often do you use the S8's iris scanner?

Almost always
I switch between the different unlock modes depending on situation and grip
I use the fingerprint scanner (almost) exclusively
Trump card! I use the face scan!
My phone is not locked, my life is an open book

Related phones

Galaxy S8
  • Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(30h talk time)



1. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Its too slow and I have to raise my phone to eye level. Its a gimmick.

2. Heisenberg

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

That's false

3. uzimafioso

Posts: 469; Member since: Jul 15, 2014

It's true if you wear spectacles regularly.

8. Jason2k13

Posts: 1477; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

I wear glasses, and the iris scanner works most of the time.

5. Bankz

Posts: 2550; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

Its too inconvenient and mechanical. Its still ages from being intuitive. Too many steps to take, unlike fps. I'll only be interested when its done right. When i dont need to hold and look at the phone at a certain angle and in a certain way without feeling like a robot.

6. piyath

Posts: 2445; Member since: Mar 23, 2012

Yes it is... All 3 methods are gimmicks. Pattern unlock or code unlock is better. Samsung really rushed things this time and hoped for the best. They could calibrate their over saturated buggy displays better. They could make speakers sound better quality. They could really improve software experience more, but they didn't such as ram management, background running apps, bloatware, battery drainage on idling etc etc... And they thought that their design is very good but it isn't. Yes it looks very futuristic but there so many fundamental faults such as ratio is way wrong with edge display, handling is awful, very slippery. Galaxy S7 was a better overall phone in my opinion. Very substantial and very practical. And S8 has lots of bugs such as Apps hasn't optimized for the new display ratio, UI lag and stuttering, Bixby is a waste of resources, video camera quality is bad etc etc...

7. Jason2k13

Posts: 1477; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

It's probably best to own the phone first before you judge, instead of trolling Samsung all the time.

15. sissy246

Posts: 7129; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

+100... Been working fine in doors , does have trouble outside when my glasses go dark. I do prefer the FPS , opens every time very fast. I also hit it every time now that my brain is trained at were to place my finger.

18. mrraider602

Posts: 36; Member since: Mar 27, 2013

How do you really feel?

12. maherk

Posts: 7053; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

You don't have to raise it to your eye level, you only have to look at the sensor rather than the screen when trying to unlock.

17. corvette72778

Posts: 170; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

Lightening quick for me. the eye scanner doesn't even come up most of the time because the scan already was verified.

19. Phonehex

Posts: 768; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Face unlock works very fast and well.

4. afjmd

Posts: 27; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

I am using smart Lock with my s3 classic.

9. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

The only time it doesn't work well if at all for me is when i'm outside in the day time, thats the only time I resort to using my fingerprint. But other than that, it works flawlessly for me even when wearing glasses.

10. peace247 unregistered

Lots of itrolls....

13. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Who is a troll?

11. Ocr22

Posts: 29; Member since: May 12, 2017

I never use it i did only once that about it. I have the pin instead.

14. UglyFrank

Posts: 2200; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

The fingerprint scanner is basically flawless (as long as you have a case on your phone). I never hit the camera lens, it was slightly harder prior to adding the case but I reckon even then you'd eventually get used to it.

16. omnitech

Posts: 1131; Member since: Sep 28, 2016

FPS is great but the iris scanner is awesome too. Just press the fake home button look into the red LED or where it says "look here to unlock with your iris" and done. The people whining about either one probably has never even owned the phone. isheep just need something to attack and they are running out of ammo to use so they focus on non issues like this. Lol

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