Question of the Week 7: Fingerprint Sensor


Fingerprint Sensor Placement

Poll closed Dec 21, 2015.
  1. Front

  2. Side

  3. Back

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  1. Adam Krisko
    NA Community Consultant Staff Member Dec 14, 2015

    Adam Krisko , Dec 14, 2015 :
    Hello Everyone,

    This week I want to talk about the placement of a certain feature. If you remember a few weeks ago, you voted the Fingerprint Sensor into to the top 3 features you wanted on a smartphone. So we want a bit more info from you. There's no denying that having a fingerprint sensor is super convenient, and there's no argument of whether or not to have one anymore. All the discussions I hear now revolve around the placement of the sensor. There are three factions in this discussion, Front, Side, and Back placement. Each comes with pros and cons. Let us know what you think on each positioning and which you prefer by voting in the poll and discussing in the forum below. :)

    As for last week, once again we we're amazed at your response to our survey, @NeoKung has a lot of data to go through! :cool: Congrats to the winner @sebastiaan.devries.

    PS: No Doge pics this week, but we did get a surprise the other day. We left for the night and came back to this..
    Entry.jpg Tree.jpg

    None of the decorations were there when we left and we were only gone for a few hours. The elves must have been really busy! :confused::p

  2. SayMyName
    Jelly Bean Dec 14, 2015

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  3. sfomin
    Nougat Dec 14, 2015

    sfomin , Dec 14, 2015 :
    FP on Front for sure. Most of the time at office, i dont even pick up my phone.

    M4ENY, Abdur Desai, Shuller and 18 others like this.
  4. Faktzi
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 14, 2015

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  5. camohan
    Moderator Moderator Dec 14, 2015

    camohan , Dec 14, 2015 :
    I am confused... Front is what I think. Back will be great for ppl having long finger.

    Jammey, jyubil, OmarFPG and 2 others like this.
  6. luxuskamel
    Marshmallow Dec 14, 2015

    luxuskamel , Dec 14, 2015 :
    Never seen a Smartphone with fingerprint on the side :)

    I prefer front because if you use a case...

  7. Milan34119
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 14, 2015

  8. SoniaB
    Head Moderator; Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Dec 14, 2015

    SoniaB , Dec 14, 2015 :
    Front for me. Back is a bit pointless to me and side too problematic if you have a case

  9. aaron.hossain75
    Lollipop Dec 14, 2015

    aaron.hossain75 , Dec 14, 2015 :
    I voted front ! that's the best place to put a FP sensor , Even though the phone I'm using has FP sensor on the back but I prefer it to have it at front it's more convenient also comfortable to use.

  10. sfomin
    Nougat Dec 14, 2015

    sfomin , Dec 14, 2015 :
    Good point. Also, with fs on back, the cases are granted to look awful.

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  11. Maximus Decimus Meridius
    Moderator Moderator Dec 14, 2015

    Maximus Decimus Meridius , Dec 14, 2015 :
    + This is a safe choice :D
    + Implemented in Physical home-button (like S6) should work surely and fast. or... just like our OP2 (touch-sensitive).
    - Quite low situated when "scrolling" or holding the phone in "scroll"-mode. (Not in rest)

    + Most approachable, good ergonomics
    - "assymetric" styling aka Z5 or Turing or (others)
    - May add thickness to the side, therefore the phone

    + Esthetics on the front stay nice /clean.
    + Not blocking the screen at moment of unlock
    - Not always approachable (when face-up on a flatsurface:table), good ergonomics.
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015

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  12. Maghuro
    Honeycomb Dec 14, 2015

    Maghuro , Dec 14, 2015 :
    I just want a fingerprint scanner that truly works.
    Mine (including home screen button) is dead for over 2 weeks.. :(

    And, unfortunately, I'm not alone...

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  13. Superpully
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 14, 2015

    Superpully , Dec 14, 2015 :
    For me front is better.... Even in case u use a case.... just saying a random case... :D:p

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  14. lofving
    Eclair Dec 14, 2015

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  15. xoma262
    Jelly Bean Dec 14, 2015

    xoma262 , Dec 14, 2015 :
    Shame on you!



  16. burnout123
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 14, 2015

    burnout123 , Dec 14, 2015 :
    Never had a phone with FP before, but on my OP2 it feels just right where it is. So yeah, front for me!

  17. xoma262
    Jelly Bean Dec 14, 2015

    xoma262 , Dec 14, 2015 :
    lol, like dat apple cases, where you show off logo.


    Too ugly to be true.

  18. sfomin
    Nougat Dec 14, 2015

    sfomin , Dec 14, 2015 :
    exactly! thats a great example:D

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  19. NV Zahid
    Gingerbread Dec 14, 2015

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  20. Deactivated User
    Dec 14, 2015

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