With the new trend of having smart unlocking in the mobile industry, lots of users are looking for the best mobiles with Fingerprint 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.
The list also includes cheapest Fingerprint scanner mobiles even below Rs 5000 or $70. The 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 Fingerprint technology priced 15,000, 20,000, 30,000 and even beyond that.
The First Smartphone to Use a Fingerprint Scanner – Motorola Atrix
Motorola was the first company to offer fingerprint 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 fingerprint scanner at the top.
The fingerprint 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 types of Fingerprint scanner placement on most mobiles, some smartphone like the Nexus 6P comes with a fingerprint scanner at the back while others like iPhone 6s and Samsung S7 comes with a fingerprint scanner at the front with the Home button.
Fingerprint Scanner Technology and usage: There are three different technologies for a fingerprint scanner in smartphones
- 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 press down to unlock the mobile. (as used in Samsung S7 Edge).
- In-Display Fingerprint Scanner Technology developed by Goodix and Synaptics – Mi Mix 2, iPhone 8 (upcoming).
Apple has the luxury to place the Fingerprint 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 fingerprint scanners – the next generation of smartphones may not have a fingerprint scanner. Your smartphone screen will act as one, hence making the physical fingerprint 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 come with a fingerprint sensor.
I did a test on some of the mid-range mobiles having a fingerprint scanner to check which one of these is the fastest.
The OnePlus 6 is one of the most highly anticipated devices launched so far in 2018. OnePlus launched their flagship phone of 2018 in the month of May.
It is available to purchase from Amazon at a price of Rs. 34,999 for 6 GB + 64 GB memory variant, whereas 8 GB + 128 GB variant is priced at Rs. 39,999.
The mobile comes with a 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display with a resolution of 1080 x 2280 pixels. The display also has Corning Gorilla Glass 5 for protection from scratches.
OnePlus 6 features a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner that sits below the camera module. Its fingerprint scanner can be used for taking photos by turning on the option in Gestures. It allows you to hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor to snap your shot after opening the camera app.
For photography, there is a dual 16 MP (f/1.7) + 20 MP (f/1.7) rear camera setup, whereas a 16 MP camera is there for taking selfies
Powering the phone is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 Octa-core processor which is blazing fast and is couple with an Adreno 630 GPU.
The smartphone runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with Oxygen OS skin on top of it.
Key Specs of OnePlus 6
- 6.28-inch Optic AMOLED display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor
- 6 GB or 8 GB RAM
- 64 GB or 128 GB internal storage
- 16 MP + 20 MP dual rear camera
- 16 MP front selfie camera
- USB Type-C
- Ultrafast rear-mounted fingerprint scanner
- 3300 mAh battery
- Price Rs. 34,999 or Rs. 39,999.
Apple iPhone 8 Plus
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 new change for the iPhone users started with iPhone 6S when Apple adopted “taptic engine”.
Just like in the case of iPhone 7, it vibrates every time 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 unnatural when you try to use it initially and may take a while getting used to it.
Key Specs of iPhone 8 Plus
- 5.5 inch IPS LCD Retina display with Full HD resolution
- Apple A11 Bionic chipset
- 3 GB RAM
- 64 GB or 256 GB storage
- Dual 12 MP (f/1.8) + 12 MP (f/2.8) rear camera, 2X optical zoom
- 7 MP (f/2.2) front camera
- Lighting port
- 2691 mAh battery
- Touch ID
- Fast charging support and Qi wireless charging
- No 3.5mm audio jack
iVoomi i1s was launched in India in January 2018. It is available for purchase from Flipkart for a price of Rs. 7,499.
The mobile features a 5.45-inch HD display with a resolution 640 x 1280 pixels.
Powering the phone is a Mediatek 4X Cortex-A53 processor, along with a Mali-T720 MP2 GPU which ensures that the games run smoothly on the device.
Talking about imaging, the iVoomi i1s comes with a 13 MP + 2 MP dual rear camera, whereas its front camera takes decent selfies with an 8-megapixel sensor.
The smartphone has 32 GB of internal storage, which is expandable up to 128 GB using microSD card. Apart from that, it has 3 GB of RAM. The iVoomi i1s has a very fast fingerprint sensor and is located below the rear camera module.
The device gets fuel from a 3000 mAh non-removable battery which is capable of easily lasting a day even with heavy usage.
Huawei Honor 7X
Huawei had launched Honor 7X in India in December 2017. It is available on Amazon for a price of Rs. 12,999 for 4 GB + 32 GB variant, and Rs. 15,999 for 4 GB + 64 GB variant.
The phone has an aluminium body and features a 5.93-inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1080 x 2160 pixels at a pixel density of 407 PPI.
The device comes in 32 GB and 64 GB internal storage variants along with 4 GB of RAM. Its fingerprint scanner is at the rear, and a user can take a photo or video, answer a phone call, or dismiss an alarm by leaving their finger on the scanner in the corresponding apps.
Also, there are slide gestures, which allow you to conveniently access the notification shade with a swipe vertically along the fingerprint reader or move through photos in the phone’s gallery app with a horizontal swipe.
The mobile runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a HiSilicon Kirin 659 processor along with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU.
Fuelling the smartphone is a 3340 mAh non-removable battery, which gives sufficient juice even with moderate to very heavy usage.
Key Specifications of On Honor 7X
- Screen: 5.93-inch Full HD+ display
- Screen type: IPS LCD
- Processor: HiSilicon Kirin 659 with Mali-T830 MP2 GPU
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32 GB/64 GB
- Camera: 16 MP (f/2.2) + 2 MP rear camera and 8 MP front selfie camera
- Battery: 3304mAh
- Fast rear-mounted Fingerprint Scanner
- Connectivity: 3G, 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS,GPRS
- Price Rs. 12,999 or 15,999.
Huawei Honor 8 PRO
The Huawei Honor 8 PRO is one of the best build quality and design smartphone from the Chinese tech giant now available in India. It comes with one of the best fingerprint sensors.
The fingerprint scanner on the Huawei Honor 8 is located at the back of the device. Instead, acts as a smart key which was also found in the last iteration Honor 8. 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,
It also has Gestures inbuilt such as Pull down for notification, swipes up for recent apps, left/right to swipe through pictures and much more. A true and effective implementation of the fingerprint sensor.
Key specs of Honor 8 PRO
- 5.7-inch Quad HD Display
- Processor – Kirin 960 Processor with Mali-G71 MP8 GPU
- RAM – 6 GB of ram
- Internal – 128 GB storage, expandable up to 256 GB.
- Dual Rear Camera setup (12 MP + 12 MP)
- 8 MP front camera
- 4300 mAh battery
OnePlus has always been known to deliver higher-end specifications at a mid-range price. This year things have changed slightly; while it still retains the higher end set of specs; it surely has increased its price up to Rs 38,000.
The phone looks thin and premium with its smooth metallic finish. It sports a fingerprint scanner upfront which also acts as a home button. It’s super fast and can easily unlock in 0.2 sec. The feature-rich Oxygen OS allows it to have up to 2 shortcuts;
- Double tap for any task
- Press and hold for any task/search assistant
It’s driven by Snapdragon 835 processor and a whopping 6GB/8GB of RAM with 64GB/128GB storage options.
Its highlight is the all-new dual 20MP + 16MP rear camera sensor. While the front still sports a 16MP selfie shooter.
The phone comes with 3300mAh battery pack along with super fast”Dash Charging” support though it’s USB Type-C port.
Key Specifications for OnePlus 5
- 5.5-inch FHD Display
- Screen type: AMOLED
- Snapdragon 835 & Adreno 540 GPU.
- RAM: 6GB/8GB
- Storage: 64 GB/128 GB
- Camera: Dual Rear Cameras with a 20MP + 16MP rear lens and a 16 MP front
- Battery: 3300mAh
- Fingerprint Scanner – ultra-fast 0.2 seconds unlock speed.
Samsung On Max
Samsung has a huge line up of smartphones and usually carry a slight premium price tag with a premium experience.
The On Max is new to the list and offers a lot for its price. The phone sports a good looking design with a bright 5.7-inch FHD display and a 2.5D curved glass on top.
Like all the Samsung smartphones; excluding the S8 series. The On Max still retains the front fingerprint sensor which also is a home button. It’s flanked between the back and recent button.
Its driven by MediaTek MTK6757V chipset along with 4 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. It’s expandable upto 256 GB and also sports a dedicated micro SD card slot.
There’s a 13MP rear and front camera set-up with f/1.7 and f/1.9 aperture and front flash as well. Overall it performs smooth and captures detailed photographs.
Key Specifications of On Max
- Screen: 5.7 inch Full HD Display with
- Screen type: AMOLED
- Processor: MediaTek MTK6757V
- RAM: 4GB
- Storage: 32GB
- Camera: 13 MP rear and 13 MP front selfie camera
- Battery: 3300mAh
- Fast Fingerprint Scanner
- Connectivity: 3G, 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS,GPRS
- Price Rs. 16,900 or $230
Google Pixel 2 XL
Google is the iPhone of Android. The Pixel 2 XL may not be the best looking smartphone out there, though it comes with the best software optimization from Google. The device was launched in October 2017, and is available in 4 GB + 128 GB storage variant from Amazon for a price of Rs. 71,590, whereas 4 GB + 64 GB variant can be bought for Rs. 54,999.
The design overall is bland, apparently, the back is where the fun begins. It has a dial tone look with metal and glass.
Also, there’s a huge fingerprint sensor at the back which comes with support for “swipe down” gesture to pull down the notification tray.
The phone sports a 6-inch 1440 x 2880 pixels display with a modern 18:8 aspect ratio. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 4GB of RAM. Powering the phone is a 3520 mAh battery that has enough juice for over a day.
The smartphone comes with a 12.2 MP rear sensor which can easily win over most flagship devices. Overall its the best options to get the latest of the Android updates and security patches.
Key Specifications of Google Pixel 2 XL
- Screen: 6.0 inch P-OLED 18:9 display with 538 PPI.
- Screen type: P-OLED
- Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5
- IP-67 Certified dust/water resistant
- Processor: Snapdragon 835 clocked at 2.3 GHz and Adreno 540 GPU
- RAM: 4 GB
- Storage: 64GB, 128GB
- OS – Android Oreo 8.0
- Camera: 12.2 MP (f/1.8, Dual Pixel PDAF) OIS, PDAF and dual-LED flash rear camera and 8 MP (f/2.4) front camera
- Battery: 3520 mAh, supports 10.5W fast charging
- Connectivity: 3G, 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS,GPRS
- USB Type-C
Vivo X21 was launched in March 2018. It is available for purchase in India at a starting price of Rs. 35,990.
The device features a 6.28-inch Super AMOLED display with 1080 x 2280 pixels resolution, and is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor along with an Adreno 512 GPU to ensure smooth graphics performance.
The phone runs on Android 8.1 and gets power from a 3200 mAh non-removable battery. The Vivo X21 packs 128 GB of internal storage expandable up to 256 GB along with 6 GB of RAM.
Main highlight of the phone is its in-display fingerprint reader. The fingerprint scanner of Vivo X21 is embedded within the screen and a user can unlock the phone by placing their finger anywhere on the lower half of the display.
Key Specs of Vivo X21
- 6.28-inch (1080 x 2280 pixels) Super AMOLED display
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 Octa-core processor
- 6 GB of RAM
- 128 GB internal storage
- 12 MP (f/1.8) + 5 MP (f/2.4) dual rear camera
- 12 MP selfie camera
- microUSB 2.0
- In-display fingerprint scanner
- 3200 mAh battery
- Price Rs. 35,990
Moto G5 Plus (Oval Shaped Front Fingerprint scanner)
While the G4 had a fingerprint sensor, it was sore to many as it wasn’t even a home button. The new G5 Plus has a more traditional looking oval shaped fingerprint sensor which also doubles up as a gesture pad for home, back and recent keys.
One can easily do many things – swipe right for recent apps, swipe left for back, tap for home, press and hold for Google Assistant, press for screen turn off.
Apart from a good fingerprint reader, it comes with a5.2-inch FHD AMOLED display compared to its predecessor. It is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 SOC along with 3GB/4GB RAM and 16GB/32GB of storage.
There’s a sizeable 3000mAh battery pack powering the phone. The combination of SD625 chipset + near stock Android 7.1.1 + FHD AMOLED screen is a perfect recipe for a stellar battery performance. It has a very good 12 MP rear camera with f/1.7 aperture lens, Dual pixel autofocus and 5 MP front shooter for selfies. Motorola has also unveiled the Moto G5S Plus.
Key Specifications for Moto G5 Plus
- 5.2 inches Full HD
- SOC – Octa Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 clocked at 2.0 GHz.
- Graphics – Adreno 506.
- RAM: 3GB/4GB
- Storage: 16GB/32GB
- Camera: 12 MP rear camera with f1/7 aperture and 5 MP front selfie camera.
- 3000 mAh Battery.
- 3G, 4G/VoLTE, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS,GPRS
- Price Rs. 14,999 / Rs 16,999 ($220)
Moving to the next smartphone which comes with class, style, and a gorgeous design.
Micromax Yu Yureka Black
The Yu Black may share a similar name of its sibling but it sure looks drastically different. It’s more premium with the metal build and a shiny black finish; kind of reminiscent of iPhone 7 jet black variant.
It is one of the most stylish smartphones on a budget-priced below $160 or Rs. 10,000 and comes with a fingerprint scanner at the front.
It sports a 5-inch FHD display with 2.5D curved glass on top. It sports a fingerprint scanner up front making it easier for people to reach when kept on a flat surface. Thankfully, it also doubles up as a home button; unlike the Moto G4 series.
The phone runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 SOC along with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage.
It also allows SD card expansion but due to its hybrid sim tray, it loses out on sporting 2 SIM cards at one time. It features 13MP rear camera and 8MP selfie shooter up-front.
The phone is powered by 3000mAh battery pack. It may not sound enough; especially when compared to its competition like Lenovo K6, Redmi 3S Prime, Redmi Note 3&4 sporting much higher 4000mAh battery.
OnePlus 5T is the successor to a very high-selling OnePlus 5. It was released in November 2017.
It comes with a 6.01-inch Optic AMOLED display with a full HD+ resolution (1080 x 2160 pixels) having a pixel density of 401 PPI. Additionally, it has a modern 18:9 screen ratio.
The mobile has a fingerprint scanner located just below the rear camera module and is accurate and fast.
After enabling the gesture from Settings, a user can take photos or selfies just by long-pressing the fingerprint reader from the viewfinder screen. Similarly, ‘swipe for notification shade’ enables user with an option to swipe down on the fingerprint reader to open drop-down notifications shade.
OnePlus 5T boots Android 7.1.1 Nougat with an Oxygen OS 5.1.2 on top it. It gets fuel from a 3300 mAh battery that comes with company’s Dash Charge technology for fast charging using 20W adapter.
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor clocked at 2.45 GHz along with Adreno 540 GPU for blazing fast gaming and graphics experience.
For photography, there is a 16 MP (f/1.7)+ 20 MP (f/1.7) rear camera setup apart from a 16 MP secondary camera for taking selfies.
The phone comes in 6 GB RAM + 64 GB internal storage and 8 GB RAM + 128 GB internal storage variants.
6 GB + 64 GB model costs Rs. 32,999. On the other hand, 8 GB + 128 GB variant is priced at Rs. 37,999.
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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