Samsung Galaxy S5 Finger Scanner feature demo
posted by Daniel P. / Feb 24, 2014, 9:51 PM
With the Galaxy S5, Samsung decided to set itself apart not that much in terms of specs, but rather with extra features, like a Finger Scanner in the home key. The S5 sports a taller, wider body than the S4, and it's that same fingerprint sensor that might be the reason, requiring a thicker bottom bezel. The above mentioned swipe Finger Scanner is embedded in the home key, providing biometric authentication for unlocking the phone, or for secure mobile payments transactions.
We took it for a spin, and found it to work pretty well for the simple purpose of unlocking the phone, once we did the initial swiping and recognition. As for the rest of its potential features, like mobile payments authentication and the like, we'll test more at a later date, when all the necessary accounts are live and functional. Check out our first Finger Scanner impressions in the video below.
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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Now it's enough damn it.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 9:53 PM 12
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This is the only new good feature that this phone has.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 11:25 PM 1
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Only? Did you just ignore the specs, and after seeing the picture just started to hate comment. Once again, it doesn't look that sexy (opinion, some might disagree), but otherwise, it's a boss device.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 11:46 PM 4
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Ok, this is borderline sickening, PhoneArena...you could very well have easily did all of your research and came out with it in a complete review...using 1...dammit...ONE article....this is just poor journalism and is borderline spam....
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 10:03 PM 5
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Beware: more articles to be flooded by PA. I'm actually excited to demo the phone in person, especially the fingerprint scanner. The one of the 5S is damn near flawless.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 10:16 PM 5
One big flaw is that you need to turn the screen on first before you can swipe. That is not needed with the iphone.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 2:46 AM 2
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And another big flaw is that you need to swipe, with the iphone you just press the home button with your thumb, and instantly scans it and logs in without even showing the lock screen, which is a very smooth process. I was hoping for samsung to add a more premium feel to their galaxy phones,starting with the design, but i am disappointed, specs aren't everything you know, guess i will wait for iphone 6 and galaxy s6 to see what they bring to the table.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 4:22 AM 1
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posted on Feb 24, 2014, 10:34 PM 7
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I'm pretty sure that they store it inside as a code, like Apple does. (Not sure how One Max does it, though)
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 11:48 PM 0
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Want to know what's wrong with this video? You didn't try it with a random finger or a stranger's.
posted on Feb 24, 2014, 11:32 PM 1
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Oh, come on... if Samsung implemented it, it means it works. I'm not a Samsung fanboy and I newer owned a Samsung phone. But, when it comes to its flagship, Samsung is very cautious and I think they would never put a fingerprint sensor if it didn't work flawlessly.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 5:20 AM 0
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Wow, are you new to samsung phones? Wait i forgot, all of their eye tracking and air gestures work completely flawlessly on the S4. I think you need to get some experience with samsung phones, or at least read some reviews on them. Im not saying they are crap phones, but not all the features work flawlessly, and they have been known to release half baked features. To be fair though, I've not found a phone yet that works completely flawlessly and prob won't anytime soon.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 12:40 PM 0
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Wow just wow on that fingerprint scanner. Samsung wants to get taken to court over this one. Knowing how suit happy apple is, why would they implement it in basically the exact same way? Bad move Samsung...bad move.
posted on Feb 25, 2014, 6:35 AM 1
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