Samsung Galaxy S5 Finger Scanner feature demo

Samsung Galaxy S5 Finger Scanner feature demo
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.

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Galaxy S5
  • 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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27 Comments

1. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Now it's enough damn it.

2. hurrycanger

Posts: 1760; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Brace yourself. More GS5 articles are coming.

11. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

This is the only new good feature that this phone has.

14. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

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.

19. serendipityfierce

Posts: 8; Member since: Jan 29, 2014

do you really think so? LOL brace yourselves copycats!!! :P

26. applesucker

Posts: 81; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

copied from who? apple touchID? they're not the ones who introduce the fingerprint scanner

3. networkdood

Posts: 6330; Member since: Mar 31, 2010

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....

12. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Knowing what is the real meaning of professionalism, just compare PA articles with GSMArena ones.

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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.

17. HansGoneInsane unregistered

One big flaw is that you need to turn the screen on first before you can swipe. That is not needed with the iphone.

20. Chikara

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

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.

5. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2262; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

its useless cus it will not work sometimes.

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

NSA scanner

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

I'm pretty sure that they store it inside as a code, like Apple does. (Not sure how One Max does it, though)

16. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

Apple doesn't storage it on their servers idiot.

22. CaptYolo

Posts: 25; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

You really think the NSA doesnt have your fingerprint when you applied for passport, drivers licence and other documents????

27. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

I have no idea why this is so funny, but this comment is damn hilarious. All I did was read 'NSA scanner' and busted up laughing.

7. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Same boring Samsung... I'm glad I switched to G2 and didn't wait for this thing.

8. Lyngdoh

Posts: 319; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

Swipe the home key to unlock and then you can pick up the phone from the floor.

9. joey18

Posts: 666; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

This is samsung gs3 I can spend more money for the same phone

10. garz_pa

Posts: 154; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Oh, there he is. John V.

13. p0rkguy

Posts: 685; Member since: Nov 23, 2010

Want to know what's wrong with this video? You didn't try it with a random finger or a stranger's.

21. boosook

Posts: 1442; Member since: Nov 19, 2012

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.

24. tasior

Posts: 265; Member since: Nov 04, 2012

Wow - that's naive...

25. ecmedic4

Posts: 520; Member since: May 02, 2013

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.

18. mmmanuuu

Posts: 403; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Just die already.

23. darkkjedii

Posts: 30971; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

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.

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