Weekly poll results: in-display fingerprint readers are preferable to face recognition

10 November 2019
By a wide margin - Apple can survive some grumbling from fans, but Google may have made a misstep with the Pixel 4.

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Why I prefer UDFS is because I don't have to pick up the phone everytime I want to unlock it. I can simply touch the display and...it's unlocked

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Nov 2019The poll results might have something to do with the fact that A... moreMight be, but also alot of apple fans dislike the face id and went back to password - they may also not be on gsma but at least some people I know personally who dont want their face scanned and were awesomley happy with a button on their phone...just saying: interpretation is always many ways not only yours or mine.

  • Adul Al Salami Kebab

Anonymous, 11 Nov 2019The poll results might have something to do with the fact that A... moreNot really fanbois, some just do not want to be forced to always use the Apple App store or like to customize the look of the phone oh and lets not forget a app-drawer!

Dude samsung already ditched iris scanner , so its a fair comparison

  • Anonymous

The poll results might have something to do with the fact that Apple still has the only good face recognition tech in a phone and that GSMA is festering with Android fanboys

  • Anonymous

Noone, 10 Nov 2019Face recognition is Much safer then fingerprint wile you are sl... moreBond, it's you there?

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 11 Nov 2019Not in the case of the Pixels that unlocks even with the eyes cl... moreSamsung fingerprint also scan wrongly.. so what? Implement wrongly in any tech is bad.

  • Anonymous

Noone, 10 Nov 2019Face recognition is Much safer then fingerprint wile you are sl... moreNot in the case of the Pixels that unlocks even with the eyes closed. And your sons or parents can fool it without be near you so they safety can buy and do things without be near you while you are sleeping. So no, face id is not recomended to if you want to enable payments in your phone. At least, the fingerprint require you to touch the phone. I doubt your son know how to imitate your fingerprint. You can use a long password or complex pattern but an interested person could also be recording you using it too... so choose yourself.

  • Dometalican

Anonymous, 10 Nov 2019You need to recognise these pools are free surveys for phone mak... moreBecause news flash, some people like myself like the reliability of the old reader and not the in-display one. Simple.

Anonymous, 10 Nov 2019so they can have all your biometric dataThey already have it. Do you really believe that your medical records are confidential?

what sorta joke is this? why compare face recognition with in screen fingerprint reader at all?
face recognition shall be put vs iris scanner and in screen fingerprint vs physical fingerprint scanner. don't be dumb

  • Anonymous

I want my phone comes with DNA reader

  • Noone

Face recognition is Much safer then fingerprint wile you are sleeping 😴. No one can open your mobile without your will as your eyes are closed but In case of fingerprint it is not safe as anyone can use your finger while u are sleeping 😴 and you will be unaware of it .

AverageUser, 10 Nov 2019I'm yet to see a Google phone that isn't underwhelming hardware-... moreEven the normal iPhone 11 kills the Pixel series no doubt.
Fingerprints are more secure and more reliable than just scanning your face and your classmate with almost the same face as me or you... u know already hows this goes.

  • Just askin'

Was there an option to vote for "None"?

  • Fitbri

Rear reader is so naturally placed and reliable.

  • Anonymous

I had only Android phones until last year starting with Galaxy S2, mostly Samsung but I got a Pixel 2 XL also. Last year someone gave me as a gift an iPhone XR. I was an advocate of fingerprint readers placed on the back of the phone because compared with most people I always placed my phone face down on a table.

So at first I received FaceID as a downgrade. One year later, I very cheaply traded in my iPhone XR for the new 11 mostly because of security reasons (work related). Apple Pay combined with FaceID is more secure and the main reason I will stay at least one more year with an iPhone. Unfortunately Google is lagging behind for now on that front.

  • Anonymous

Dometalican, 10 Nov 2019To be honest, this poll would be different if PHYSICAL fingerpri... moreYou need to recognise these pools are free surveys for phone makers. They do not want the old style for reader so why would it go in the pool?

  • Anonymous

Tooluka, 10 Nov 2019Personally I can say that S10+ with in-display fingerprint reade... moreI really can't say that i share your experience with it. At worst i have to try 3 times because my screen is off and i miss the scanner. One area where it could really use some improvement is the size of the scanner so i wouldn't miss it when i'm not paying attention where i place my finger.

PartTimePhoner, 10 Nov 2019Bruh you actin like people still habe privacy Some people do still fight for privacy. If they don't, stuffs like Startpage or Tails OS or even /e/ ROM wouldn't exist in the first place!