1. corvette72778's Avatar
    We were all quick to say bad things about the S8s fingerprint reader before even trying it. Myself included.

    However, many of us have a different opinion after putting a case on the phone. You automatically know where the fingerprint reader is with a case and it's a lot better than without the fingerprint reader.

    But the real value of the fingerprint reader is the gestures feature that lets you swipe down or up for notifications anytime. Very convenient. Anybody else using this feature a lot like me?

    I actually think Samsung should keep this for the Note 8 because of the gestures feature vs a reader built into the screen. It's super awesome!!
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    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-13-2017 06:31 AM
  2. steveh552's Avatar
    I am not impressed with the gestures. I tried this one and find it just did not seem natural to me so I don't use it. I have no issue with the location of the FPS, I have my device set to unlock with my smartwatch connected, while in my car and at my home so really not many times I have to enter a security code. I find the FPS is nice for webpages with passwords though and really like the feature, which my banking app worked with it.
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    05-13-2017 07:40 AM
  3. jcp007's Avatar
    Glad to finally see positive comments on the fps. Few and far between. Not the best placement. Still. Never had much sympathy over the butt hurt over the issue. It's all muscle memory and adapting to change.
    pinkivy98 and kevinpleasants like this.
    05-13-2017 07:41 AM
  4. bembol's Avatar
    I love the Gestures (reason why I love Nova Prime) but Samsung just needs to place it like where LG & Google, in the middle & lower.
    05-13-2017 07:59 AM
  5. Kalvin Kerns's Avatar
    I love the Gestures (reason why I love Nova Prime) but Samsung just needs to place it like where LG & Google, in the middle & lower.
    I agree with this. Also, the FPS is super fast.
    05-13-2017 09:11 AM
  6. trucksmoveamerica#AC's Avatar
    I agree with op, love the gesture of the FPS, and location is fine, it was a new concept and unfortunately on these forums we usually only see the negatives. Unlocking the phone is blazing fast and can be done right from AOD. I can almost guarantee the FPS unlock feature will be faster then the under screen FPS unlock.
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    05-13-2017 09:27 AM
  7. hashfork's Avatar
    The placement isn't perfect, granted, but it's already a non-issue for me. I can count the times I've touched the camera on one hand and the gestures and accuracy are so good I wouldn't consider complaining anyway.
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    05-13-2017 09:41 AM
  8. Mariah Richardson's Avatar
    I have to agree, I actually love the location of the FPS. It's proven to be very convenient and fast for unlocking my phone. And I actually did not even know that about the gesture, so thanks for that!! I now have that turned on
    05-13-2017 10:00 AM
  9. dejanh's Avatar
    I do use the gestures but I find that they are quite limited. For example, swiping top to bottom second time after the notification shade is open does not expand quick settings. Unless gesture support and capability improves I'd happily lose this feature for an on-screen front face fingerprint sensor.
    05-13-2017 10:12 AM
  10. Wbutchart1's Avatar
    I have no issue with the sensor placement, can reach it fine. To be honest, changing to any phone where it is on the back with have us searching initially so I don't see the issue.

    I had no idea about this gesture through! That's handy, will set that up
    05-13-2017 10:25 AM
  11. GrumpyMomofMacR's Avatar
    I am surprised how happy I am with it, too.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-13-2017 10:33 AM
  12. Almeuit's Avatar
    I enjoy it for unlocking but that is it. No gestures.
    05-13-2017 10:44 AM
  13. PJRed2008's Avatar
    I'd happily lose this feature for an on-screen front face fingerprint sensor.
    Have to disagree, I think the back placement is much better. With my S7e I had to hold the phone in the left hand and use finger from right to unlock. With the S8+ I can unlock and go to home screen with either hand alone. Much better IMO.
    kevinpleasants likes this.
    05-13-2017 11:17 AM
  14. bhatech's Avatar
    The better gestures are on the screen like we can set up on Nova for example, you can set swipe down, up, double finger swipes etc to whatever you want. Personally, not going to reach to the awfully placed fingerprint sensor for gestures. Samsung bakes in so many features, they could have added gesture options in the launcher like other 3rd party launcher. But thank god for choice we can switch to any launcher we want.
    Almeuit likes this.
    05-13-2017 11:22 AM
  15. m3lover1's Avatar
    Gesture is good, placement is not, so i hardly use it. Used it a lot more on the pixel XL when i had it. Plus, not sure why Samsung didn't enable one more swipe down to bring down the quick settings shade.
    05-13-2017 12:36 PM
  16. mundo472's Avatar
    I agree with this. Also, the FPS is super fast.
    Yes it is!!
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    05-13-2017 12:55 PM
  17. Iva_LadyDiCaprio98's Avatar
    I have no issues with the fingerprint sensor placement. I actually prefer it where it is now compared to my previous S7 Edge. Works really fast and I haven't touched the camera once when trying to unlock my phone. It doesn't take rocket science. It's real simple, actually 😊
    kevinpleasants and PJRed2008 like this.
    05-13-2017 02:03 PM
  18. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    I wouldn't say it's in an idea spot, but yeah, the drama over it seems silly now.
    kevinpleasants and Aquila like this.
    05-13-2017 03:00 PM

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