Poll: Do you use the 7 Pro's pop up camera for face unlock?


Do you use the 7 Pro's pop up camera for face unlock?

  1. Yes

    18 vote(s)
  2. No

    33 vote(s)
  1. Salt505
    Jelly Bean Jun 2, 2019

    Salt505 , Jun 2, 2019 :
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    Hello fellow OnePlus 7 Pro owners!

    The OnePlus 7 Pro is the first OnePlus device with a pop up camera. Although it's super cool and is an easy party trick, the pop up camera on the 7 Pro makes face unlock just a little slower than on the regular 7 or on previous OnePlus devices. Another disadvantage of the pop up camera could be the durability of the motor.

    First of all, how do you even enable face unlock on the 7 Pro? And what kind of options are there?
    Well, face unlock is actually really easy to enable. Just go to Settings > 'Security & lock screen' > 'Face Unlock' > Enter your PIN/password/pattern > Add face data > Go through setup. Once you have finished adding your face data, two options will come up: "Swipe up to unlock" and "Auto unlock once the screen is on". The first option will require you to swipe up on the lock screen before the camera will pop up. The second automatically pops the camera up when you turn on the screen. The second option is faster, but will use the motor in the pop up mechanism more often.

    Now let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of using the pop up camera for face unlock:
    • Works even when your finger cannot be scanned (i.e. when wet or dirty)
    • Could potentially be easier to unlock with in some cases
    • Looks super cool
    • Will impress your friends : p
    • Does not work very well in dark environments
    • Very hard to use when you're trying to unlock your phone from under the table at school : D (i.e. when you shouldn't be using it)
    • Can cause the pop up camera's motor to wear out more quickly
    • Can be slower than using the fingerprint sensor

    So my question is: Do you use the 7 Pro's pop up camera for face unlock?

    I'd love to hear whether or not you guys still use face unlock!

    For users of the Community app please click HERE to go to the OnePlus Forums website where you can vote in the poll.
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2019

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  2. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Jun 2, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Jun 2, 2019 :
    Oh this can be interesting, thank you for the thread/poll.

    Maybe people can also add a little paragraph saying why the use it or not.

    Anyways, curious to see the results. :cool:

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  3. camohan
    Marshmallow Moderator Jun 2, 2019

    camohan , Jun 2, 2019 :
    I used face unlock once on 6t and the camera lens cracked.

    Jokes apart, interesting discussion. I don't have 7pro but if I would, I won't use face unlock.

  4. matthu.2711
    The Lab - OnePlus 7 Pro Reviewer Jun 2, 2019

    matthu.2711 , Jun 2, 2019 :
    I initially set it up to use face unlock, but after some more use I changed my mind and turned it off. It was quick, but I didn't want to add extra stress to the pop up camera, as the fingerprint sensor is fast enough for me.

  5. Loveit
    KitKat Jun 2, 2019

    Loveit , Jun 2, 2019 :
    Yeah this is really interesting. Let me make sure to follow this thread.

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  6. Salt505
    Jelly Bean Jun 2, 2019

    Salt505 , Jun 2, 2019 :
    Done! I also added a quick tutorial for enabling face unlock.

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  7. Salt505
    Jelly Bean Jun 2, 2019

    Salt505 , Jun 2, 2019 :
    :D Good one!

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  8. Salt505
    Jelly Bean Jun 2, 2019

    Salt505 , Jun 2, 2019 :
    I feel exactly the same way! Even though I rarely ever use the front camera, I don't want to put any unnecessary stress on the pop up camera's motor.

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  9. Cheetosdust
    Starting Point Expert Community Expert Jun 2, 2019

    Cheetosdust , Jun 2, 2019 :
    Awesome! :cool:

    You are, indeed, the man! :p

    @camohan is just fishing for compliments :p

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  10. Salt505
    Jelly Bean Jun 2, 2019

    Salt505 , Jun 2, 2019 :

    I should have known! :D

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  11. geo07
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 2, 2019

    geo07 , Jun 2, 2019 :
    I wasn't intended to use the face unlock function, I really love the fingerprint scanner! I think the under screen scanner is way cooler than the pop up camera.

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  12. Karolios
    Froyo Jun 2, 2019

    Karolios , Jun 2, 2019 :
    Dont use it. Love the in display finger print scanner and how fast it is

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  13. F_Kunal_Mazumdar_XMmy
    Cupcake Jun 2, 2019

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  14. DARTH 007
    KitKat Jun 2, 2019

    DARTH 007 , Jun 2, 2019 :
    pop up camera is not the solution to a bezelless screen.
    till then just wait.

  15. KTaylor62
    Honeycomb Jun 2, 2019

    KTaylor62 , Jun 2, 2019 :
    i use both. I set the camera unlock to need the swipe up so I can see my notifications and it doesnt pop up that often. mostly use the fingerprint sensor though

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  16. GOAT_Preacher
    Donut Jun 2, 2019

    GOAT_Preacher , Jun 2, 2019 :
    I do it the same way, so you can use it if you cant use your finger at the time.

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  17. QuickThumb
    Froyo Jun 2, 2019

    QuickThumb , Jun 2, 2019 :
    OnePlus 7 Pro ordered. I don't plan to use face unlock because I fear the camera might popup while the phone is in my pocket and be damaged.

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  18. MarkoBatrac
    Ice Cream Sandwich Jun 2, 2019

    MarkoBatrac , Jun 2, 2019 :
    I tried few times ,and it is fast, really fast..but now I dont use it . using only fp. why? because I am saving pop up motor ,haha

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  19. Sahil_Deswal
    Froyo Jun 3, 2019

    Sahil_Deswal , Jun 3, 2019 :
    Stopped using it from day 3.

    Here's why:

    1. Puts undue stress on the camera (pop-ups) are still new and will need to be cautious with moving motor parts.

    2. Frequent use (without the need to click picture) will lead to dust accumulation faster. Don't want that.

    3. The fingerprint reader is actually quite fast - I don't feel the need for an alternate method.

    4. Last but not the least, novelty/show off fades away fast ;)

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  20. rannie.xu
    Eclair Jun 3, 2019

    rannie.xu , Jun 3, 2019 :
    I knew there is face ID unlock function before I even got the phone and I already decided not to use that function when I get my phone because I like the fingerprint unlock more and don't feel the need for another way to unlock the phone. if my fingerprint doesn't work sometimes, I can just enter my password. I really don't see a need for face unlock... I personally would swap this function with wireless charging because I wanted to buy a car holder before that had the wireless charging function, and that felt very useful when in the car, linking Bluetooth and also having GPS on, especially during long road trip, the wireless charging functionality can become very handy.

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