Apple’s fingerprint sensor and Samsung in a face-to-face video
Comparisons are hateful, but this video about the operation of the Samsung flagship’s fingerprint sensor and Apple’s one clears up quite a few doubts about its operation. As far as we know, the Galaxy’s is less reliable but more useful at the moment.
Can you unlock your smartphone by simply reading your fingerprint ? Yes, if you are an iPhone5 owner you have been asked this question quite a few times, followed by the amazement of your companions.
Really, that a mobile phone can read fingerprints is totally amazing, it seems like science fiction. So far we’ve seen them on security doors, some cell phones or laptops, but they missed more than a carnival shotgun. The new sensors are amazingly effective .
These fingerprint readers are currently quite rare on smartphones, in fact, only 4 or 5 models equip them so it is fair to compare the two models that have more followers among the population, the Galaxy S5 and the iPhone 5s .
Apple’s Touch ID works a little better than Samsung’s sensor
In the video we see the operation of the two models, one much simpler and accessible and another more complex but that, more or less, works the same. No doubt, the size of the Samsung weighs down its functionality at one hand, but that’s the price of a big screen.
As we see on the iPhone 5s, and as we have been testing for more than 7 months, the Touch ID sensor works really well . This sensor fully recognises fingerprints, no matter what the position of the finger is, and with a speed that, even after so long, is impressive.
It is very easy to use because the size of the iPhone is much smaller than its South Korean competitor. However, at the moment, it has less “official” features that will surely increase in iOS 8.
On the other hand, although we haven’t been able to test the Galaxy S5 yet, since it will be released on the 11th of this month, the video shows that the worst enemy of your fingerprint reader is the size of the device . Because it is so big, it is impossible for us to unlock it with one hand, unlike the iPhone.
However, this is not its only flaw and that is that, you have to be quite meticulous when passing your finger through the sensor . For it to work properly, you must run your finger from the end of the screen to the Home button in a straight line and without deviating from the optimum line.
Of course, despite being a technology in development, it works very well in both cases and the best thing is, as stated by AppAdvice colleagues, that both Apple and Samsung are working to improve the operation and usefulness of this magnificent tool .