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  1. goodintentions's Avatar
    I've had the S8 for 5 days. I've found myself being able to use the finger print login with no problem at all with either hand. Whether I'm holding the phone with my right hand or left hand, I can login with the finger print sensor just fine. In fact, I'm getting used to it. I haven't smudged the camera at all.

    I know there's a lot of hate floating around regarding the location of the finger print sensor. I'm just saying. I have no problem with it at all now and it's second nature to me.

    Am I the only one that feels this way?
    04-29-2017 06:53 PM
  2. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I am happy with mine, was concerned with all the worries before launch, but got it and was good to go immediately. Love it
    04-29-2017 06:58 PM
  3. hydrofarmer's Avatar
    I like it actually. Holding phone with left hand my pointer finger is perfectly placed for it
    peconicgp likes this.
    04-29-2017 07:09 PM
  4. 20blks's Avatar
    I like it to much, I don't want to have it on the home button on future releases. It's more natural this way
    04-29-2017 07:17 PM
  5. LightningGA's Avatar
    I don't have an issue with the placement either.
    04-29-2017 07:22 PM
  6. swagglepuff's Avatar
    My last 2 Android phones (honor 8, mate 9) both had them on the back. It's just natural for me to use it.
    04-29-2017 07:40 PM
  7. MACKSnare519's Avatar
    I have found myself using it a lot more as I get used to the device. When pulling it out of my pocket, my finger naturally​ goes there now. However, having a case helps a ton trying to feel out where it is. Eventually muscle memory takes over.
    04-29-2017 07:43 PM
  8. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I thought I wasn't going to like the placement, but ever since I got the phone, I've found it pretty easy to work with. It's actually a lot better than the S7E. Responds really quick and doesn't give me any issues. I actually prefer it there as opposed to the home button.
    04-29-2017 07:45 PM
  9. ol_jackburton's Avatar
    i can not say that i like its placement better than when it was one the front. however it is ok where it is, i have got used to it. the case i use is a folding case, so it tends to force me to use the phone two handed so it has been easy to use the fp scanner when needed.
    04-29-2017 07:47 PM
  10. goodintentions's Avatar
    Ya, muscle memory has pretty much made this 2nd nature to me. I think all the hate floating around ,especially from tech reviewers, are because people used it for 5 minutes and passed judgement on it.

    Like I said, when I pull it out of my left pocket my index figure just naturally goes there from muscle memory. When I'm in the car, I'd pick it up with my right hand and my right index finger just goes there automatically.

    I'm not feeling or seeing this supposed huge problem that tech reviewers said the placement of the sensor would have on user experience. This phone really is an engineering marvel.
    04-29-2017 08:07 PM
  11. EMGSM's Avatar
    At first I thought it was going to pose problems. However, after over a weeks use I like it.
    04-29-2017 08:09 PM
  12. Russel Shouse's Avatar
    Im one of the people who complained until i got it in my hands.. i like where it is, i have the s8plus.
    04-29-2017 08:11 PM
  13. amyf27's Avatar
    I don't have any issues with it. I would rather it be centered and round but it works great for me and I'm quite used to it
    04-29-2017 08:13 PM
  14. maf113's Avatar
    With a case on it becomes easier to find the sensor. Than musle memory takes overandno problems
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    04-29-2017 08:18 PM
  15. bembol's Avatar
    I hate it.


    I tried setting it up the day I got it but got annoying because I kept getting the make sure you cover it up error.

    I thought I could forget about it and just use Pattern but it can get annoying at times.

    So after a few days and calmed down (LOL) I set it up using both hands which was a bit less annoying.
    04-29-2017 08:56 PM
  16. skipatrol's Avatar
    Nope.. I'm good with it.
    04-29-2017 08:58 PM
  17. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    I like it where it is!
    04-29-2017 08:59 PM
  18. aokusman1's Avatar
    Im happy with it too and disabled iris scanner.
    04-29-2017 09:00 PM
  19. lordstimpy's Avatar
    I'm happy with it. And a case really helps with finding it quickly.
    04-29-2017 09:10 PM
  20. icwhatudidthere's Avatar
    I've gotten it to work like twice. Usually get an error saying I have to cover it completely so I gave up. I only bother using it when trying to use a bank app which has fingerprint support.

    ETA: I'm a lefty so it's in the wrong position for lefties.
    04-29-2017 09:12 PM
  21. HULKchampion's Avatar
    I have no issue at all with the finger sensor placement. I'm coming from a LG G3, so having my index finger activate anything worked well for me. Besides, seeing the tech bloggers saying the placement will be an issue is subjective to each individual of the phone.

    Just as I said before. No issue at all and loving how fast and reactivate the sensor is. I'm impressed.
    04-29-2017 09:23 PM
  22. jacker's Avatar
    I have the plus and I haven't had a single issue or problem reaching the fps.
    04-29-2017 09:26 PM
  23. jcp007's Avatar
    As others have mentioned, it will take some getting used to. Whenever there are design changes, it will be awkward until muscle memory becomes habit. Getting a case will also help. Hopefully, the fps will be built in the display under the on screen home button in the GS9. It's a legitimate concern but shouldn't be a deal breaker. If it bothers you that much, the GS8 isn't for you.
    04-29-2017 09:46 PM
  24. munnarg's Avatar
    No hate coming from me. None of this stuff bothers me, whether it's the location of the FPS, Bixby or the S8+ being "too tall". I absolutely love this phone and can't put it down.
    jcp007 likes this.
    04-29-2017 09:48 PM
  25. jasonb's Avatar
    I have no issue with the placement. My last phone was the LG V10 which also had it on the rear, but centered and a little lower. I have the smaller S8 and I'm right handed and keep it in my right front pocket. I also like how all you have to do is put your finger there and it's unlocked. On the V10 it was a button with a sensor so you'd still have to push the button to unlock it, unless you double tapped on the screen first to wake it which hardly ever worked with just 2 quick taps.
    04-29-2017 09:55 PM
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