04-23-2017 06:23 PM
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  1. Nursedad's Avatar
    Just put a Spigen Liquid Air case on my S8+ today. In addition to gaining some additional safety for this beautiful phone, I also made an unexpected discovery. The fingerprint sensor suddenly becomes very usable.

    The camera / sensor window of this particular case has an edge that angles down to the sensor. I've found that it's very easy to follow this edge down to the sensor and hit it accurately almost every time.

    It's so good in fact, that I'm using the shade, pull-down feature with great success too.

    If you were considering a case but weren't sure, this may be the reason you would make that call.
    RandyBoyz92 and Rumline like this.
    04-22-2017 08:14 PM
  2. BrianCioffi's Avatar
    I have a Caesology Vault II and, same as you, no problems with fingerprint. Granted, it isn't as convenient, but I'll get used to it.
    04-22-2017 09:07 PM
  3. Michael Pecikonis's Avatar
    I love the fingerprint sensor. I have a rinke elite coated textured care which looks amazing. And a spigen liquid air armor. Either one feels great and the sensor and been awesome. I barely have to touch it. It's easier then the thumb was and I have a s8+. I'm really happy with everything on this phone and all the hate before it for sensors and buttons waa ridiculous imo.
    04-22-2017 09:24 PM
  4. junebug72's Avatar
    I picked up otter box commuter case. Fingerprint not an issue. Actually pretty comfortable to me.
    jerseygirl likes this.
    04-22-2017 09:28 PM
  5. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    Yup fingerprints work WAY better on the S8 than it did on my S6. Very fast and more accurate.
    04-22-2017 09:30 PM
  6. 20blks's Avatar
    Remember all the FPS complaints we used to hear? Lol
    04-22-2017 09:39 PM
  7. Rippa55's Avatar
    I love the fingerprint sensor. Give it a chance. Much more accurate when compared to s6. Your index finger should sit right there.
    04-22-2017 09:40 PM
  8. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I have the s8+ and the fps is easier to use than it was in my note 5.
    04-22-2017 10:40 PM
  9. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I love the fingerprint sensor. Give it a chance. Much more accurate when compared to s6. Your index finger should sit right there.
    Yes nearly perfect because I hold my phone in my left hand.
    04-22-2017 10:53 PM
  10. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    I agree. I'm using an Otterbox Commuter case and it makes the fingerprint sensor so much easier to access.
    04-22-2017 10:57 PM
  11. jcp007's Avatar
    I also agree. I have a Defender case and have no problem reaching the fingerprint sensor. Many of the complaints appear to be from the YouTube reviewers. If you want a real issue, how about more RAM, bigger camera improvements, memory management or a larger battery.
    04-23-2017 04:09 AM
  12. CincyGuy's Avatar
    I don't know how everyone here commenting on how wonderful it is with a s8+ are gripping your phone, but you must have gigantor hands :-).

    Seriously, coming from a 6p to the s8 (no +) I am so glad I went with the smaller s8. The finger print location is just where my finger lands when gripping the phone. I'd be a-strechin' with the s8+. And I don't have tiny Trump hands, I wear large sized gloves!

    Overall FPS is pretty good. I had to save 2 scans of my finger and I still have no-hits and must reposition the finger about 10% of the time. Still better than the 2-step process for pressing the power (or invisi-home button), sliding up, and waiting for face or iris scan to do its thing (75%-ish success rate on those).
    04-23-2017 04:28 AM
  13. AL904's Avatar
    I have the Speck Presidio Grip case for my S8+. I put on that case as soon as I activated my phone. I Ike everything about the case except the fingerprint sensor cutout.

    Until I read this thread, I thought my issue was with the S8+'s fingerprint sensor. I planned to use my left index finger to unlock the phone, but could never get it to work right. I've never had issues setting up fingerprint sensors with other phones. My initial setup took far too many attempts to get my finger recognized. Then, when I finally got it set up, I caould never get the phone unlocked with my finger. I resigned myself to not being able to use fingerprint unlocking with this phone.

    As I write this, I'm now wondering if my problem is the Speck case or my phone itself. Later today, I'll take the case off the phone and make sure it works naked.
    04-23-2017 04:34 AM
  14. AL904's Avatar
    I have the Speck Presidio Grip case for my S8+. I put on that case as soon as I activated my phone. I Ike everything about the case except the fingerprint sensor cutout.

    Until I read this thread, I thought my issue was with the S8+'s fingerprint sensor. I planned to use my left index finger to unlock the phone, but could never get it to work right. I've never had issues setting up fingerprint sensors with other phones. My initial setup took far too many attempts to get my finger recognized. Then, when I finally got it set up, I caould never get the phone unlocked with my finger. I resigned myself to not being able to use fingerprint unlocking with this phone.

    As I write this, I'm now wondering if my problem is the Speck case or my phone itself. Later today, I'll take the case off the phone and make sure it works naked.
    04-23-2017 04:34 AM
  15. bembol's Avatar
    Why wouldn't it be better when a case separates the two.

    It reminds me of Apple's Antenna Gate. Put a case on it. LOL

    Who knows, probably this is why Samsung was lazy when they designed it, knowing majority of users will wrap it up with a case.
    04-23-2017 04:39 AM
  16. naturalguy's Avatar
    Same here, I thought I was going to hate the fps but it's really convenient. I think you are right that the case helps you find it quick, I have yet to smudge my camera
    04-23-2017 05:54 AM
  17. AL904's Avatar
    Sorry for the double post earlier this morning!

    I tried taking off the Speck case. I'm still having trouble setting my index fingerprint to unlock the phone. I was able to set it easily with my thumb. However, I won't be using my thumb to unlock it. I guess I'm stuck with another method of unlocking. I still love the Speck case.
    04-23-2017 06:56 AM
  18. whaddupdoe's Avatar
    Using a Spigen Rugged Armor case. And no issues what so ever. In fact, I stopped using the iris scanner to unlock once I found out that the phone can be awaking and unlocked by just using only the fps and not using the power or home button first. Pretty cool
    04-23-2017 08:59 AM
  19. Gary02468's Avatar
    If you were considering a case but weren't sure, this may be the reason you would make that call.
    Or if you prefer not to use a case, you may be able to get the same benefit by placing a small strip of tape or something next to the sensor to help guide your finger.
    04-23-2017 09:02 AM
  20. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    Sorry for the double post earlier this morning!

    I tried taking off the Speck case. I'm still having trouble setting my index fingerprint to unlock the phone. I was able to set it easily with my thumb. However, I won't be using my thumb to unlock it. I guess I'm stuck with another method of unlocking. I still love the Speck case.
    I'm using the same case and FPS is working fine. When you set your finger print up did you take different positions of your finger. Try to concentrate on the position your finger will be in. I'll admit there is a learning curve for using the FPS, but once learned you will love it. I've also used Otterbox symmetry and FPS works the same as this case, so I don't think it's the case, it's you have to learn the correct position or faulty FPS.

    By the way this speck case is a nice case. It provides the best protection for the edges. My only complaint is it does take a little of the curve edge look away. For the ones that hate the curved screen this case might be the solution for them.
    AL904 likes this.
    04-23-2017 09:13 AM
  21. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I don't know how FPS works without a case since I use a case, but it works great in my case. I prefer FPS because I can unlock the phone right from the AOD, the biometric, pattern, and pin require first long pressing the home button. FPS, just touch FPS and boom phone unlocked.
    04-23-2017 09:21 AM
  22. Nubwy's Avatar
    Remember all the FPS complaints we used to hear? Lol
    To me case or no case, it's a non issue.
    04-23-2017 09:30 AM
  23. EMGSM's Avatar
    To me case or no case, it's a non issue.
    Same here (at least not a big issue). The way I hold my phone, my finger naturally gravitates to where the fps is. Could be due to habit cause I always used the HR sensor on the S7e which is in the same location.
    04-23-2017 10:12 AM
  24. arunma's Avatar
    I still think the location of the FPS sensor is suboptimal (and I think we can all agree on that), but yes I agree it's not nearly as bad of an issue as it was made out to be. I've got a Spigen Liquid Crystal clear case, and the FPS is very easy to access. Actually, I usually use the iris scanner first, and generally resort to the FPS when I'm in bright daylight, so I suppose it doesn't matter that much.

    The one unintended "feature" here is that it's difficult to unlock my phone when it's on a car mount in my car. Which is good, because that discourages me from being irresponsible on the road (and hopefully others as well).
    04-23-2017 10:18 AM
  25. athenatp's Avatar
    I have a big blingy CasemateThe Fingerprint experience gets much better with a case-cmi_dream_2_brilliance_rose_gold_cm035526_2.png....the back where the fingerprint scanner is pretty steep. It can only accommodate the tip of my index, I have short nails and thin fingers. It is soo accurate it puts my LG20 (which is very good) and Note 7 FPS's to shame. No issues here. I actually thought I would have to get another case. I only use the FPS and a passcode (seldom used).
    04-23-2017 10:20 AM
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