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. aryan9825
    Eclair Dec 15, 2015

  2. pgomase
    Gingerbread Dec 15, 2015

    pgomase , Dec 15, 2015 :
    FP positioned on front is most convenient to use.

    Side or back - will be difficult to use.

  3. pgomase
    Gingerbread Dec 15, 2015

    pgomase , Dec 15, 2015 :
    No need to mention that covers are designed as per the phone design and free space will be kept by the cover makers to use the FP scanner no matter where its positioned ;)

  4. Filip Nordmark
    Cupcake Dec 15, 2015

  5. edoardo11
    Gingerbread Dec 15, 2015

  6. kishorevenky
    Honeycomb Dec 16, 2015

    kishorevenky , Dec 16, 2015 :
    Front, maybe because I'm used to it. I think side and back will be difficult to use with a case on.

  7. Mr.WaffleCat
    Cupcake Dec 16, 2015

    Mr.WaffleCat , Dec 16, 2015 :
    Okie Dokie!!!

  8. vickyy17
    Gingerbread Dec 16, 2015

    vickyy17 , Dec 16, 2015 :
    front is the most convenient. back may feel comfortable to some but not everyone. phone size also matters. in a big phone, people with small fingers have to slide their finger to the top, search for the fingerprint scanner, and then unlock the phone. its one of the main reasons i didn't go for the nexus 6p.

  9. envyraw
    Gingerbread Dec 16, 2015

    envyraw , Dec 16, 2015 :
    Yeah, front. Most convenient place. Especially because of covers. Now if I can see some good covers then j don't mind on back. But I haven't seen yet. So..

  10. katheria09
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 16, 2015

  11. Brady1122
    Eclair Dec 16, 2015

  12. JHong
    Jelly Bean Dec 16, 2015

    JHong , Dec 16, 2015 :
    It's not pointless, it's just weird if you put on a case. Other than not being able to use it while your phone is on the table, it's just the same like front facing sensors.

    Granted, the fingerprint sensor on my OP2 was so bad that I stopped using it completely, since using a pattern is still faster than that. They should focus on making it more reliable in their next iteration.

  13. Mark Falsing
    Moderator Moderator Dec 16, 2015

    Mark Falsing , Dec 16, 2015 :
    Wow you can't even see the tree!!! I opted for fingerprint sensor on the front of the phone. That being said, an iris scanner would be cool to have but if you must go with fingerprint, it would be sweet if the phone could recognize your fingerprint anywhere on the screen so you just have to touch the screen to unlock it.

  14. SoniaB
    Community Hero 2020 Head Moderator Dec 16, 2015

    SoniaB , Dec 16, 2015 :
    Just a personal opinion ;)
    My FP sensor works really well so I cannot really comment on that - I am one of the lucky ones whose OP2 FP is pretty good and fast, but yeah many have had issues with the FP and so that does need to be looked at.

  15. sneakerspark
    Gingerbread Dec 16, 2015

    sneakerspark , Dec 16, 2015 :
    It could be very convenient if we can have a dual sensor setup. One at the front and another on the back. It can be very handy for many.

  16. Sunil AlderMan
    Donut Dec 16, 2015

    Sunil AlderMan , Dec 16, 2015 :
    Back FP with front facing speakers would be perfect, Nexus 6p is what we want for Oneplus 3 with OIS and Hi-Fi audio
    Last edited: Dec 16, 2015

  17. ChefChaudart
    Honeycomb Dec 16, 2015

  18. yetiweston
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 16, 2015

    yetiweston , Dec 16, 2015 :
    Front is best, especially for how I use the phone personally and when its in a car dock.
    (Throw in NFC for Android Pay and it's a winner)

  19. manishv
    Honeycomb Dec 16, 2015

    manishv , Dec 16, 2015 :
    Definitely Back or side IMO because device will unlock if u hold the phone!

  20. ChrisGerman89
    Eclair Dec 16, 2015

    ChrisGerman89 , Dec 16, 2015 :
    What are you doing when it lies on the table for 8 hours while you are working? Pick it up everytime for checking Whatsapp?! No, that is not comfortable.