In the recent times, smartphones have improved a lot, now the devices come with better displays, faster processors, higher resolution cameras all at an affordable price point. These days the smartphone manufacturers are also trying to make their devices more secure with the inclusion of fingerprint scanner to their smartphones.
The new technology adds a new layer of security and privacy, and most of the companies are now adopting it to provide a completely secured smartphone for their users. It is worth mentioning that Motorola was the first company to bring the fingerprint scanner feature with its Motorola Atrix smartphone back in 2011 and was later followed by Apple that added this feature in iPhone 5s in 2013 and named it as Touch ID.
Here is the list of top 10 best smartphones with fingerprint scanner feature:
Coolpad Note 3 price at Rs. 8,999 is the most affordable smartphone equipped with a fingerprint scanner available in the market right now. It also support 360-degree fingerprint unlocking and is said to attain 99% identification accuracy with the latest PFE enhancements. Along with the fast and accurate fingerprint scanner, the talking point of the smartphone is the amazing specifications like 3GB RAM, 13MP primary camera, 5MP front camera and 3000mAh battery. The smartphone is available for sale exclusively via Amazon.
The latest phablet Elife E8 from Gionee is the world’s first smartphone to feature a 24MP rear camera. Along with the premium build and highest resolution camera, the smartphone also comes with other powerful specifications like 6-inch 2K display, Helio X10 SoC, 3GB RAM, 64GB storage and more. Apart from high-end specs, it also comes with a fingerprint scanner placed on rear of the device with a fingerprint recognition rate over 99%, and it takes less than 0.5 seconds to unlock the device. The smartphone is available for sale exclusively via Snapdeal at Rs. 34,999.
3) Honor 7
The Honor 7 is also a powerful smartphone that offers more than decent specifications priced at Rs. 22,999 and is now exclusively available via Flipkart. The Honor 7 smartphone comes with a bundle of innovative features like a fingerprint scanner that can unlock the device in just 0.5 seconds. Apart from unlocking the device, it can also be used to navigate on the home screen. This is the first smartphone from Honor brand to feature fingerprint sensor.
Apple’s iPhone 5S was the first device from Apple to offer the fingerprint scanner feature. Apple named this feature as TouchID in iPhone 5S and is considered as one of the most accurate fingerprint scanners. The Apple iPhone 6S series also comes with an updated TouchID 2.0 technology. Apple’s Touch ID technology on the iPhone 6S and 6S Plus can not only unlock the device but can also authorize the payments of Apple Pay the NFC-based mobile payment system developed by Apple with just a single touch on the home button.
Lenovo recently launched the battery-focused smartphone called as Vibe P1 that sports a massive 5000mAh battery offering 81 hours of usage time with 24-watt charging capability support for quick charging. Along with the gigantic battery, the Vibe P1 features mid-range specifications. The Vibe P1 is also the first Lenovo smartphone to feature fingerprint sensor. As per the company, the fingerprint scanner on this device can unlock in just 0.5 seconds. The smartphone is now available for purchase priced at Rs. 15,999.
6) Meizu MX5
The Meizu MX5 is the company’s flagship smartphone that launched in August this year. The MX5 sports a full-metal body and comes with all the specifications that are required for a flagship smartphone. The main USP of the smartphone is the mTouch 2.0 fingerprint scanner that is embedded in the home button that Meizu claims can unlock the device in just 0.48 seconds. The Meizu MX5 is priced at Rs. 19,999 and is available for purchase exclusively via Snapdeal.
7) Nexus 6P
Google’s latest flagship Nexus 6P made by Huawei is the most premium smartphone launched by Google to date and is also the first smartphone to run on latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. Nexus 6P comes with all the high-end features like a full metal aluminum body, 5.7-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810 SoC, 3GB RAM, a USB Type-C port and many more. But the main highlight of the smartphone is the new fingerprint scanner, “Nexus Imprint, ” that can recognize the print in less than 600 milliseconds and can unlock the device with a single touch. The smartphone is available exclusively via Flipkart priced at Rs. 39,999 for 32GB version and Rs. 42,999 for 64GB version.
8) OnePlus 2
OnePlus, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer, has gained lot of popularity with its OnePlus One and OnePlus 2 smartphones. The recently launched Oneplus 2 smartphone priced at Rs. 24,999 sports one of the fast and accurate fingerprint sensor. While many felt that the fingerprint sensor was the biggest miss on OnePlus One, the company followed the users feedback and came with a fingerprint sensor on its successor. It also sports a 5.5″ Full HD display and a faster Snapdragon 810 SoC along with 4GB RAM.
The recently launched Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the company’s most powerful smartphone launched till date. It sports a uni-build body with aluminum frame on the sides and Gorilla Glass 4 protection on front and back of the device. The fingerprint sensor on this device is embedded into the physical home button placed below the 5.4-inch Quad HD display. This is the same sensor that was used in the earlier launched Note 4, but with few optimizations for better efficiency.
Sony’s recently launched Xperia Z5 Premium priced at Rs. 62,990 comes with a 4K resolution display with 800ppi as pixel density that is double than that of the current flagship devices available in the market right now. The company had also focused on the security of the users and included a fingerprint scanner in the power button placed on the right edge of the device that is also compatible with FIDO online payments making the smartphone a completely secured one.
There are many other smartphones with fingerprint sensor but considering the smartphone price and accuracy of the fingerprint sensor, these are only smartphones to get into the top 10 list.
(Note: The top 10 list is based on alphabetical order)