10 Best Fingerprint Scanner Smartphones 2017

10 Best Fingerprint Scanner smartphones 2017

10 Best Fingerprint Scanner smartphones 2017: Updated 25/03/2017 – With new trend of having smart unlocking in the mobile industry lots of users are looking for the best mobiles with Finger print scanner technology. Here is a list of smartphones which offer fast Fingerprint scanner along with some of the best features like 4G LTE, Good selfie camera and performance.

List includes cheapest Android Finger print scanner mobiles even below Rs. 10,000. Fingerprint sensor is used for privacy and security purpose and adds to ease of unlocking the mobile.

Also we have included some of the best smartphones with the Finger print technology priced 15,000, 20,000, 30,000 and even beyond that.

The First Smartphone to Use Fingerprint Scanner

Motorola was the first company to offer finger print scanner in its smartphone. Way back In 2011, among all Android phones, Motorola Atrix became very popular by getting this feature. The Atrix had a finger print scanner at the top.


Motorola Atrix First Smartphone Ever to Have a Fingerprint Reader

The finger print scanner smartphones became popular after Apple decided to put this unique feature to the iconic Apple iPhone 5s, millions of users started using the feature and then Android smartphone makers also adapted the technology.

There are two different type of Finger print scanner placement on most mobiles, some smartphone like the Nexus 6P comes with finger print scanner at the back while others like iPhone 6s and Samsung S7 comes with finger print scanner at the front with the Home button.

Fingerprint Scanner Tech : There are three different technologies for fingerprint scanner

  • You will have to place your finger on button and mobile gets unlocked. (as used in Apple).
  • You will have to place your finger and swipe down to unlock the mobile. (as used in HTC One max).
  • In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Technology developed by Goodix and Synaptics – Mi Mix 2 , iPhone 8 (upcoming)

Apple has the luxury to place the Finger print scanner button on the front with the physical button but other manufacturers are limited by the space available at the bottom or the capacity touch screen buttons which make it impossible to place the sensor at front.

As per Synaptics leading organization in the field of finger print scanners – the next generation of smartphones may not have a fingerprint scanner. Your smartphone screen will act as one, hence making the physical finger print sensor a legacy.

We may see this technology getting used in the Samsung Galaxy S8 or the iPhone 7 in 2016.

I have used both and found the front button unlocking to be more convenient, however you will also get used to unlocking the smartphone from the back button.

Now let’s check some smartphones which comes with fingerprint sensor.

Moto G4 Plus

Moto G4 plus is the first phone with a fingerprint reader from Motorola. Motorola Moto G4 Plus sports a squarish fingerprint scanner at the front and the button does not work as a home button as is the case with Samsung and Apple. The fingerprint scanner is scary fast on the Moto G4 Plus and you just need to place your finger to unlock the device.


Although the shape doesn’t affect the performance of the sensor at all, it is fast and accurate at almost all angles. Moto G4 Plus also comes with a very good camera in this price range with a 16 Mp rear camera with laser auto-focus and 5 Mp front camera for taking great selfies. It runs on tried and tested Qualcomm 617 chipset and comes in 2 variants with 2 GB ram / 16 GB storage and 3 GB ram / 32 GB storage.

Key Specs of Moto G4 Plus

  • Processor -1.5 GHz Octa-Core 64-Bit Snapdragon 617 Processor
  • Ram- 2GB RAM
  • Storage -16GB ROM
  • Screen Size- 5.5 Inch FHD Touchscreen Display
  • Rear Camera- 16 MP with dual tone LED flash
  • Front Camera – 5Mp front camera
  • Fingerprint Sensor – YES
  • 4G support Wi-Fi support – YES
  • Battery Size- 3000mah with Turbo charging

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OnePlus 2 

 Oneplus 2 has 5.5 inch display at 1080p (Full HD) resolution. It has 4 GB RAM and is powered by Snapdragon 810 with Adreno 330 GPU.

10 Worthy Fingerprint Scanner smartphones in India

Oneplus 2 has a 5 MP front-facing camera and a 13 MP rear camera with 1.3-micron sensor, laser autofocus, dual-LED flash and OIS. Also, it comes with a fingerprint sensor which can store 5 fingerprints. It comes with 3300 mAh battery with USB Type C connectivity.

Key Specs OnePlus 2

  •  1.8 GHz Snapdragon 810 Octa Core Processor
  •  4 GB RAM
  •  64 GB internal memory
  •  5.5 Inch Full HD display
  • 13 MP (1.3um) Rear Camera
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  • 4G
  • 3300 MAh Battery

10 Best Fingerprint Scanner smartphones

Moving to the next smartphone which comes with class, style and a gorgeous design.

Samsung Galaxy A7 2016

Samsung has up their game in the market in design and build quality after constantly using plastic casing for years with same old designs. Samsung went back to drawing board and redesigned their phones with combination of Metal and Glass. The A series lacked one thing last year and now Samsung has bought the fingerprint feature.


Samsung A7 has excellent performance and runs on Exynos 7580 Octa Core Processor clocked at 1.6 GHz and is coupled with 3 GB ram. It has a good 13 MP rear camera and 5 MP front camera.

Key specs of Samsung A7 2016

  • Processor- 1.6 GHz Exynos 7580 Octa Core Processor
  • Ram- 3 GB RAM
  • Storage – 16 Gb inbuilt with micro SD card support
  • Screen Size- 5.5 Inch Full HD Super AMOLED Display
  •  Dual SIM- YES
  •  Rear Camera – 13 MP Camera With OIS And LED Flash
  •  Front Camera – 5 Mp
  • Fingerprint Scanner- YES
  • 4G LTE/WiFi 802.11 A/B/G/N/NFC- YES
  • Bluetooth
  •  Battery Size- 3300mAh Battery with fast charging

Lets Add one of the Cheapest Smartphone You can Buy With a Fingerprint Scanner. 

Intex cloud String HD 

Intex cloud string HD was launched in India on 25th May 2016 and is the cheapest smartphone to have a fingerprint scanner in India. The smartphone is priced at Rs. 5499 and is exclusively available on Flipkart.

10 Worthy Fingerprint Scanner smartphones in India

The smartphone other than having a fingerprint scanner embedded at the back of the device also has 4G LTE support along with VOLTE.

Key Specs for Intex Cloud String HD

  • Processor- 1.3 GHz Quad-core Spreadtrum SC9832A  processor.
  • Ram- 1 GB RAM
  • Storage – 8 Gb inbuilt with micro SD card support.
  • Screen Size- 5.0 Inch  HD Display.
  •  Dual SIM- YES
  •  Rear Camera – 8 MP Rear Camera.
  •  Front Camera – 5 Mp
  • Fingerprint Scanner- YES at the back
  • 4G LTE/WiFi 802.11 A/B/G/N/NFC- YES.
  • Bluetooth.
  •  Battery Size- 2400mAh Battery.

Intex has recently launched a new cheapest fingerprint scanner smartphone below Rs. 5,000 – Cheapest Fingerprint Scanner Phone Under 5K : Intex Aqua S2

Huawei Honor 5X

Huawei being third largest manufacturer in smartphones after Samsung and Apple. Huawei has always known for their best fingerprint sensors in the market for eg, Nexus 6P, Honor 7.


The iteration of Fingerprint reader at the back, a more convenient place and with way more functions. The sensor is again fast and accurate. The Huawei Honor 5X is priced at Rs. 13,000 or $200.

Honor 5X runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chipset with 2 GB of ram. A set of great optics from Honor with 13 MP rear camera and 5 Mp front camera and a near perfect calibrated 5.5 inch Full HD display.

Key specs of Honor 5X

  • Processor- 1.5 GHz Snapdragon 615 Octa Core Processor
  • Ram- 2 GB Ram
  • Storage – 16 GB expandable upto 128Gb
  • Screen Size- 5.5 Inch FHD IPS Display With 401PPI
  • Rear Camera- 13 Mp rear camera with Dual LED flash
  • Front Camera- 5 Mp front shooter
  • 4G connectivity – YES
  • Fingerprint sensor – YES
  • Battery Size- 3000 mAH battery

Motorola Moto Z

Moto Z is the first flagship made by Lenovo under Motorola brand. Its the worlds thinnest flagship smartphone, measuring only  5.2 mm in thickness. The phone sports a square shaped fingerprint sensor at the chin of the phone. Sadly its only a sensor and doesn’t act like a home button.

Motorola Moto Z

It’s a unique looking sensor and also has a sleep/wake gesture. The Moto Z sports a 16 magnetic pins at the back which helps the Moto Mods to connect to the phone  for the modular “Modular Experience”.

It has all the latest and greatest specifications which a 2016 flagship must have.

Key Specs of Moto Z

  • Display – 5.5 inch QHD AMOLED display
  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 4 GB ram
  • 64 Gb internal storage
  • Rear Camera – 13 Mp rear camera
  • Front Camera – 5Mp front camera
  • Connectivity – USB Type-C, 4G LTE VOLTE
  • Battery Capacity – 2600mAh battery
  • No 3.5mm audio jack

OnePlus 3

OnePlus 3 is the most affordable flagship smartphone you can buy in 2016. Unlike other mid range phones it does not compromise on anything.


The non-physical more of a touchpad fingerprint sensor is present at the front. This time it’s made of ceramic which makes it more durable than even a glass fingerprint sensor found on Samsung S7 series. The fingerprint is fast and unlocks it in just 0.2 secs. Its much more faster, accurate and reliable than the last generation.

Key Specs of OnePlus 3

  • 5.5 inch FHD AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor
  • 6 GB of ram
  • 64 GB storage
  • 16 Mp rear camera
  • 8 Mp front camera
  • USB Type-C
  • 3000mAh battery

Apple iPhone 7

Apple’s Touch ID was found way back in the iPhone 5S. The fingerprint sensor has evolved in years. Now alongside the sensor even the home button has evolved.


This is a new change for the iPhone users who’ve been used to of a physical home button quite long. The button uses Apple’s “taptic engine” found on iPhone 6S. It vibrates everytime you try to use it as a home button or when a notification arrives or even when you activate Siri. The overall feel is a bit un-natural when you try to use it initially and may take a while getting used to it.

Key Specs of iPhone 7

  • 4.7 inch IPS LCD Retina display
  • Apple A10 Fusion chipset
  • 2 GB of ram
  • 32/128/256Gb storage
  • 12 Mp rear camera
  • 7 Mp front camera
  • Lighting port
  • 1960 mAh battery
  • No 3.5mm audio jack

Huawei Honor 8

The Huawei Honor 8 is one of the best build and designed smartphones from the Chinese tech giant now available in India too. It comes with one of the best fingerprint sensors.

Huawei Honor 8 Incredibly Gorgeous Dual Camera Smartphone

The fingerprint scanner on the Huawei Honor 8 is located at the back of the device. Instead acts as a smart key which was found on the last iteration Honor 7. One can single press, Double press, Press and hold for an app or feature they want to open. It also has Gestures inbuilt such as Pull down for notification, swipe up for recent apps, left/right to swipe through pictures and many more. A true and effective implementation of fingerprint sensor.

Key specs of Honor 8

  • 5.2 inch FHD IPS LCD display
  • Processor – HiSilicon Kirin 950 processor
  • RAM – 4 GB of ram
  • Internal – 32 GB storage
  • Rear Camera – 12 MP dual rear camera
  • Selfie Camera – 8 MP front camera
  • USB Type-C Port , 4G LTE/VOLTE
  • Battery Capacity – 3000 mAh battery

CoolPad Note 3 Plus

The Coolpad Note 3 Plus is the latest smartphone from Coolpad and comes at an affordable price and excellent features. The mobile is priced at Rs. 8,999.

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The smartphone also boasts of 3 GB RAM which is insane at this price point. Few months back we used to have most smartphones in this price range with 1 GB of RAM.

The CoolPad Note 3 comes with 5.5 inch HD display and has a 13 Mega pixel rear camera and a 5 Mega pixel front camera.

Key specs Cool Pad Note 3 Plus

  •  Octa Core Processor MTK 6753
  •  3 GB RAM
  •  5.5 Inch Full HD  Display
  •  13 MP Camera With LED Flash
  • 5 MP Front Camera
  •  4G LTE
  •  WiFi
  • 3000 MAh Battery

Lenovo K4 Note

The K4 Note sports a fingerprint sensor at the back and is a great contender in under 15 k price range with overall good performance.  I has a 13 MP rear Camera With Dual Tone Flash and 5 MP Front Snapper.

A MediaTek Octa-Core processor coupled with 3 GB ram for smooth experience. It comes with Full HD display and Boom sound stereo speakers with DTS dolby to offer incredible experience. It also has support for VR and you can purchase the ANT VR to enjoy the virtual world. It is priced at Rs. 11,999. Read the Full Review for Lenovo K4 Note.

Lenovo K4 Note

Key specs of Lenovo K4 Note

  • Processor- 1.3 GHz MediaTek 6753 Octa Core Processor
  • Screen Size- 5.5 inch FHD display
  • Ram- 3 GB RAM
  • Sotrage- 16 GB expandable upto 128Gb
  • Dual Micro-SIM With Dual Stand-By- YES
  • Rear Camera- 13 MP Camera With Dual Tone Flash
  • Front Camera – 5 Mp front snapper
  • Fingerprint Sensor – YES
  • 4G/WiFi/Bluetooth- YES
  • Battery Size- 3400mah

Huawei Nexus 6P

10 Fast Fingerprint Scanner smartphones 2017 – On the other hand, Huawei Nexus 6P is a phone with a bigger display and more powerful core hardware and so it is a bit expensive. It comes with Snapdragon 810 processor with Adreno 430 GPU with 3GB RAM.

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It sports 5.7 inches Quad HD display. On the camera side, it has 12 MP rear camera and 8MP front camera and has 3450 mAh battery. It is available in three variants (memory), which includes 32 GB, 64 GB, 128 GB.

Huawei Google Nexus 6P is a Smartphone, which is one of the first phone to come with pre-installed Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It has Finger Print sensor and comes with 12.3 MP rear camera with Laser Auto Focus and 8 MP front camera for better selfies.

Key specs of Huawei Nexus 6P

  •  Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core Processor
  •  3 GB RAM
  •  32 GB internal memory
  •  5.7 Inch QHD Display
  •  12.3 MP Rear Camera With Dual Tone Flash
  •  8 MP Front Camera
  •  USB Type-C
  •  Fast Charging
  •  4G
  •  NFC
  •  3450 MAh Battery.

The list is updated whenever we find a new smartphone befitting this list.  You may like to share your thoughts in comments below or if you want some advise with your purchase decision may like to share your queries.

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