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. Hairylover1
    Eclair Dec 19, 2015

    Hairylover1 , Dec 19, 2015 :
    Why having to waste space for a finger print sensor?! Inside as well as outside, has ever anyone thought about using the touch screen instead?! Already exists and you could program a recognition from within the OS.
    The not wasted space could be used to place a bigger battery (ion/polymer) for example.

  2. davidkelly86
    Gingerbread Dec 19, 2015

  3. nobelium76
    KitKat Dec 19, 2015

  4. indiangamer007
    Jelly Bean Dec 19, 2015

    indiangamer007 , Dec 19, 2015 :
    In front. For back you have to get used to in order to use. In beginning, will have to look to use fingerprint sensor.

  5. hesham_burawi
    Eclair Dec 19, 2015

  6. mopsert
    KitKat Dec 19, 2015

    mopsert , Dec 19, 2015 :
    Back! On any phones I have used with FP on the back, it is just a natural position and the index finger is spot on and I don't have to use two hands to unlock my phone or position my thumb in an uncomfortable and akward way to unlock while holding the phone in one hand.

    If I want to check for notifications or anything with my phone lying flat on the table e.g., I just can double tap the screen to see, if I missed something.
    Last edited: Dec 19, 2015

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  7. progaruda
    Cupcake Dec 19, 2015

  8. ayk1982
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 19, 2015

    ayk1982 , Dec 19, 2015 :
    How if ur phone is mounted on the car windscreen and u have to unlock it so you can dial the phone

  9. nobelium76
    KitKat Dec 19, 2015

    nobelium76 , Dec 19, 2015 :
    Bluetooth and Smart Lock maybe..

  10. mopsert
    KitKat Dec 20, 2015

    mopsert , Dec 20, 2015 :
    You shouldn't tap on your phone while driving anyways! Too much of a distraction. ;)

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  11. SeanPlus
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 20, 2015

    SeanPlus , Dec 20, 2015 :
    No question that the fingerprint sensor need to be on the front for me. I often have the device laid on its back on my desk and a finger is all I need to then use the device.

    The sensitivity really needs to be improved on the current OP2 though. A few times I've considered switching it off altogether because it keeps having difficulty recognising my prints.
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2015

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  12. jp_1plus
    Honeycomb Dec 20, 2015

    jp_1plus , Dec 20, 2015 :
    I wouldn't mind where it was, as long as it works. I can't say that for the OnePlus 2, as with recent reports of home button failure on the rise, I am losing faith in OnePlus. Unfortunately my OnePlus 2 that was purchased 3 months ago recently experienced this same failure. To me this is unacceptable, considering the failure isn't a fluke occurrence. On top of the home button hardware failure, I am hesitant to depend on customer support helping with this, and also dreading the RMA process. In short, I decided to put my faith in Google, and jump on the recent $50 off Nexus devices. Not only will I get the support and reputation of Google, but they will stand behind their product. Ordered it on Saturday, and should get it by Monday.

    This may not be the correct thread to vent, but I find it inexcusable how OnePlus is not addressing this home button issue formally.

  13. kasnoel
    Froyo Dec 20, 2015

  14. Vishnu Sreenath
    Cupcake Dec 20, 2015

  15. sandeep.deedwania
    Cupcake Dec 20, 2015

    sandeep.deedwania , Dec 20, 2015 :
    Hi OPX.
    In my opinion a finger print sensor on the front seems to be the most convenient choice for any smart phone user as front is the most natural orientation of the device that a user supposedly encounters the most.
    Further during usage also as and when the device goes to sleep mode it makes it more convenient to just place the finger on the screen to get it going.

  16. ayk1982
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 20, 2015

    ayk1982 , Dec 20, 2015 :
    Driving becomes too boring then :p

  17. jandekkers126
    Ice Cream Sandwich Dec 20, 2015

  18. lucifercipher
    Froyo Dec 20, 2015

    lucifercipher , Dec 20, 2015 :
    If you put the FP Sensor at the back then you can only use the index fingers with ease and middle finger is a slight inconvenience and you don't want to unlock with the middle finger while your phone is facing someone's face :D . Having the FP sensor on the front does allow you to use more fingers.

  19. Jammey
    Gingerbread Dec 20, 2015

    Jammey , Dec 20, 2015 :
    it would be interesting to see it on the side. i like the idea of that as it would keep the back and front seamless in its looks.

    can you imagine having the beauty looks of the OPX kept the way it is with a fingerprint scanner on the side of it?

  20. Baco_drum
    Honeycomb Dec 20, 2015