Results: fingerprint rules the day

Results: fingerprint rules the day
For the past months, security unlocking has been moving towards iris-scanning and face-scanning. What started with the Note 7's rather odd iris scanner, then we got the iPhone X's Face ID, which — for better or worse — pushed face scanning into the mainstream. Now, everyone seems to be adding the feature to their phones.

Of course, unlike Apple, who said “Face ID is all you need, folks!” and removed the good old fingerprint scanner, competing manufacturers actually prefer to leave the old options in... you know, just in case someone actually prefers a fingerprint scan instead of oogling at their device until it unlocks.

So, we thought we'd ask — which camp are you in? Here's how that vote went:

Would you use face unlock if you have a fingerprint scanner?

Nah, fingerprint all the way!
60.06%
I have my face unlock set up, but very rarely use it
9.55%
I use all my unlocking features evenly, depending on situation
18.66%
I use face / iris scan much more than fingerprint
7.58%
I demand an "I don't lock my phone" option
4.14%

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23 Comments

1. JohnR

Posts: 158; Member since: Sep 08, 2017

Sorry Apple

2. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

Fingerprint scanner is more convenient in my opinion.

17. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

As well as more secure!

18. Anonymous.

Posts: 423; Member since: Jun 15, 2016

Iris more secure than fingerprint.

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

iris but not face which is what i was referring to, next time I'll be clear.

3. EvilAPi

Posts: 116; Member since: Sep 25, 2017

Some blind sheep: You're all wrong, Face ID FTW!

6. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1440; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

I believe it's you who blindly follows what Apple dictates is best for you. A mindless drone to do their bidding

10. thxultra

Posts: 459; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

I agree Face ID works great. The irus scanner on samsung phones is useless if you wear glasses and finger print scanner doesn't work if you are sweating. Face ID is fast and well designed. Apple did it right with this one.

12. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No problem with glasses and iris scanner. What are you smoking? And why is your finger or thumb so wet from sweating????

15. Tipus

Posts: 894; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Spoken like true iZombie :)) . Most Apple users agree that face ID is flawed, and they wish Apple would bring touch id back :))

4. surethom

Posts: 1721; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Fingerprint scanner more convenient expecially on the front. Roll on major phone manufacturers using front under glass fingerprint scanner.

9. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Fingerscanner 90% more convenient until cold weather come, so i said fingerscanner for daily use and face ID is for backup.

5. torr310

Posts: 1678; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Screw Apple! Causing all of the inconvenience!

7. lallolu

Posts: 733; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Starting with 3.5mm jack removal.

11. nathan000m

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 01, 2017

I guarantee the majority of you do not have the iphone X and have no basis for your claims stating that the fingerprint reader is better.

13. torr310

Posts: 1678; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

And I guarantee you are brain-washed or haven't used Touch ID or lack sense of how convenience should be.

14. cmdacos

Posts: 4267; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

I know my sister, cousin or stranger can't get in with my fps or iris scanner whereas they may with face id. And fps is faster and single step. Good enough reason for me.

19. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1579; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Don't need an iPhone X to know I would rather use an FPS than something I need to point at my face. My S7 comes out of my pocket unlocked, finger on the FPS as I grab it. Not a deal breaker, but personally I want an FPS.

23. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

"I guarantee the majority of you do not have the iphone X" That statement will always be true since iPhoneX market share is less than 1% (unless you ask a group of "iPhoneX's users")

16. Crispin_Gatieza

Posts: 3157; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

And who ever said the Note 7 was first with an iris scanner? Sorry guys, Microsoft beat everybody to that punch with the 950 and 950XL.

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