Results: fingerprint scanner is best scanner

Results: fingerprint scanner is best scanner
Samsung was well ahead of the curve with last year's Galaxy Note 7 and its iris scanner. We won't be talking about how far ahead it was with its evaporating phone tech, OK?

Back to the iris scanning — it is now a mainstay in all Samsung top-tier phones and it may or may not make its way down to the upper-midrange Galaxy A phones. In the meantime, Apple is off doing its own thing with Face ID and other manufacturers are still unsure which direction to go.

But, unlike Apple, Samsung doesn't like to remove features and kept the fingerprint scanner on its phones, despite giving it a weird placement. So, we decided to ask you — do you still prefer that finger unlock or has the iris scanner long become your favorite mode of unlocking? Here's how that poll went:

What do you use more often: Iris scanner or Fingerprint scanner?

Fingerprint scanner - oldschool is best!
55.64%
An even mix of both
26.88%
Iris scanner - it turned out great!
17.47%

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17 Comments

1. Jacksie66 unregistered

Try using an iris scanner in a dark pub when you're absolutely pissed after drinking 15 pints and a half bottle of whisky.

5. NonFanBoy

Posts: 180; Member since: May 28, 2015

It works in the dark. It also works when you are drunk.

14. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Plus fingerprint scanner also still works so I don't know what the iFans are on about.

6. tedkord

Posts: 17289; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It'll work just fine.

16. HansP

Posts: 542; Member since: Oct 16, 2011

Your iris doesn't change when you're drunk. The scanner uses an infrared light for the scanner. Dark, light, drunk, sober, it works the same no matter what.

17. Sania

Posts: 97; Member since: Nov 04, 2017

Hope it works with dilated pupils...

2. GreenMan

Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Solely because it's the only scanner in most phones! G'Day!

3. rdvn26

Posts: 77; Member since: Aug 04, 2017

Iris scanner is not convenient. Sometimes it fails unlocking phone you have to put phone higher or lower or far away. Fps is way better

4. TerryD

Posts: 544; Member since: May 09, 2017

first person shooter all the way! (because I have no choice)

7. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Did phonearena write about synaptics succeeding with the under display fps, and how it's already being mass produced for what's most likely Samsung's next flagship. Or did I miss that article?

10. Carlitos

Posts: 663; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Thank you!

9. aegislash

Posts: 1475; Member since: Jan 27, 2015

If Samsung adds an option to make the iris scanner unlock immediately without having to wake the phone and swipe up to activate it, it will become my go-to security measure, as I'm really quite impressed with how accurate it is, no matter the lighting condition. (I understand that this would be annoying if you're someone who likes to look at your notifications without unlocking your phone; hence why I said add it as an iris scanner option) I just can't get over how blazing fast the fingerprint scanner is on my Note8. Simply place your finger on it, and bam, within milliseconds you're at your home screen, no pressing or swiping anything required.

12. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

"If Samsung adds an option to make the iris scanner unlock immediately without having to wake the phone and swipe up to activate it," There's been that option from day one, only have to wake it, see it in action: https://youtu.be/FtKKZyYbZtw. If you didn't need to wake it, it'll be wasting battery instead of sleeping...

13. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Here's the correct non-broken link: https://youtu.be/VzYvfcHz9OU

11. Jrod99

Posts: 713; Member since: Jan 15, 2016

Now just center on Note 9 and all will be great.

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