1. B. Diddy's Avatar
    A bit surprising that the DTEK50 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, considering that we're seeing them more often, even on budget phones like the Honor 5X. Do you think this is significant deficiency on a security-oriented phone, or are fingerprint sensors enough of a liability that you're glad it's not present?
    07-31-2016 10:30 PM
  2. libra89's Avatar
    The latter. I am one of the weirdos that actually don't use the fingerprint sensor.
    B. Diddy likes this.
    07-31-2016 10:35 PM
  3. B. Diddy's Avatar
    LOL. I used to feel that way as well, but the speed and reliability of the 6P's sensor changed my mind!
    libra89 and anon(153966) like this.
    07-31-2016 10:48 PM
  4. auditman's Avatar
    Its nice to have, not a deal breaker.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    08-01-2016 03:50 AM
  5. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    The guys in the podcast made the argument that a FPS is a convenience, not a security feature. Sure, it promotes locking the device down, which is better than nothing.
    libra89 and Amamiya Hotaru like this.
    08-01-2016 09:20 AM
  6. medic22003's Avatar
    Picture password is probably safer and takes just a second to do. Maybe 3 seconds longer than a fp scanner and no one can take my unconscious finger and unlock my phone. Plus if they mess up 10 times trying to unlock it the phone gets wiped. They can keep the biometric crap

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    08-03-2016 01:03 PM
  7. Morty2264's Avatar
    Not having a fingerprint scanner is not a drawback to me, to be honest.
    09-14-2016 03:47 PM
  8. HelpISwitchedFromIphone's Avatar
    I'm disappointed about the lack of a fingerprint sensor.
    09-17-2016 08:56 PM
  9. Gayle Lynn's Avatar
    Feature that I like. Without I resort to pin which isn't that secure either.

    My iPhone 6S Plus with round design means that the orientation and issue is gone, easier to use than S6 (terrible) or S7 (better). Moisture or oils and creams prevent FPID from working.

    Lack of release arguing, lack of USB-C (or lightning) means have to orient plugging in charger cable over and over again, wear and tear, bigger issue, for me.

    Still a great $299 phone, don't get me wrong.
    09-20-2016 01:04 PM
  10. OriginalLucy's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of fps, I prefer picture or pin passwords, myself
    09-24-2016 10:16 AM
  11. Jared DiPane's Avatar
    I'm not a fan of fps, I prefer picture or pin passwords, myself
    Why don't you like the fingerprint sensor??
    09-28-2016 09:04 PM
  12. badelhas's Avatar
    I wish it had one...but its not a deal breaker to me
    09-30-2016 03:39 PM
  13. Matty's Avatar
    A bit surprising that the DTEK50 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, considering that we're seeing them more often, even on budget phones like the Honor 5X. Do you think this is significant deficiency on a security-oriented phone, or are fingerprint sensors enough of a liability that you're glad it's not present?
    Personally I'm not upset about the lack of a fingerprint sensor. It's a nice feature don't get me wrong but I like picture password much better for a security measure.
    10-02-2016 08:32 AM
  14. mike kootnikoff's Avatar
    fingerprint sensor could save a second or two when opening/unlocking the phone but i dont feel my life is worse without it.
    10-07-2016 01:34 PM
  15. Amamiya Hotaru's Avatar
    It is very convenient and safe with fingerprint sensor.
    12-09-2016 03:20 AM
  16. skstrials's Avatar
    A bit surprising that the DTEK50 doesn't have a fingerprint sensor, considering that we're seeing them more often, even on budget phones like the Honor 5X. Do you think this is significant deficiency on a security-oriented phone, or are fingerprint sensors enough of a liability that you're glad it's not present?
    Nah, I am happy with the picture password. I don't have to worry about getting my phone unlocked when someone takes my finger when I am sleeping.

    And I don't have to hide the unlock screen either. I can unlock the phone right in front of other people and they would have no idea.
    01-14-2017 12:45 PM

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