Results: would you buy a flagship smartphone if it didn't have a fingerprint scanner?
posted by Paul K. / Nov 29, 2016, 9:01 AM
We were wondering — how important is a fingerprint scanner to you? We do live in a day and age where we keep way too much sensitive information on our phones — from clothesless pics to bank details — and most of us prefer to have this device locked. Of course, a fingerprint scanner is quickest and easiest to unlock, while still quite secure, but it's not like there aren't other options, like passwords, PIN codes, and pattern locks.
Here's how the poll votes tallied up. Yup, seems like that fingerprint scanner is a must...
Would you buy a flagship smartphone if it didn't have a fingerprint scanner?
Nope. Fingerprint scanner is a standard!
I guess I could make due with PIN codes and patterns for the right phone
I don't even care about fingerprint scanners - I don't use them
Posts: 648; Member since: Aug 17, 2014
Yeah i dont use it on my sammy s6 and dont need it.
posted on Nov 29, 2016, 9:10 AM 2
Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014
So 2/3 of the many many visitors to this site would consider no fingerprint scanner as a dealbreaker. I like the fingerprint scanner myself and would agree. Would also be nice if PA would do a poll on the importance of user-replaceable batteries. According to most other commenters here, I get attacked for recommending and promoting such...while commenters on general news sites (especially with articles on various Galaxy models) often consider no user-replaceable battery as a dealbreaker. Quite ironic.
posted on Nov 29, 2016, 9:40 AM 0
Posts: 37; Member since: Jun 28, 2012
I agree! While most consider removable batteries as very important, they still go buy sealed phones! For me, I don't care about that as long as the phone has good battery life; and my S7edge is suiting me well!
posted on Nov 29, 2016, 9:44 AM 1
Posts: 1153; Member since: Mar 14, 2015
No lock screen, no codes, no scanner here. Just double tap straight to home screen. Not really concerned about phone stealing. Everybody has their own phone now. It's not like maybe 7 years ago, where u were the only one with a flagship quality phone.
posted on Nov 29, 2016, 2:01 PM 0
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