Results: Galaxy S8 / S8+ users, do you use your iris scanner at all?
by Preslav Kateliev / May 23, 2017, 9:20 AM
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?
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
- Display 5.8" 1440 x 2960 pixels
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Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010
Its too slow and I have to raise my phone to eye level. Its a gimmick.
posted on May 23, 2017, 9:23 AM 6
Posts: 374; Member since: Feb 11, 2015
posted on May 23, 2017, 9:38 AM 5
Posts: 2543; 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.
posted on May 23, 2017, 10:10 AM 1
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...
posted on May 23, 2017, 10:11 AM 0
Posts: 7112; 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.
posted on May 23, 2017, 1:11 PM 1
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.
posted on May 23, 2017, 10:47 AM 1
Posts: 2194; 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.
posted on May 23, 2017, 12:09 PM 0
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
posted on May 23, 2017, 1:34 PM 0
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