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  1. bialy's Avatar
    What's the main view on the location of the fingerprint scanner by camera?
    Is it a problem, or not?
    07-03-2017 06:33 PM
  2. SpookDroid's Avatar
    You either like it or you don't. I have no issues with it, but having a case that kinda hints at where it's at helps a lot. When I didn't have a case I hit the camera lens a few times. With a case, not a problem.
    justafew, tube517 and Qc_Anubis like this.
    07-03-2017 06:44 PM
  3. riccowboy2014's Avatar
    I don't mind it. I have had no issues that would cause me to be concerned. It is easier to find it with a case on.
    07-03-2017 07:01 PM
  4. sweetypie31's Avatar
    It's not a problem for me. I've never hit the camera. A lot of people don't like the location, but it doesn't bother me.
    blaine07 and kevinpleasants like this.
    07-03-2017 07:02 PM
  5. munnarg's Avatar
    Honestly you should try it for yourself and find out. We can only offer our opinions based on our personal usage as well the size of our hands and dexterity of our fingers. I was concerned myself until I tried one in the store and I was immediately sold on it.
    tube517 likes this.
    07-03-2017 07:10 PM
  6. amyf27's Avatar
    I don't mind it. Finger placement memory has set in and like he said, having a case on helps, esp o e that has a little grip to the back.
    07-03-2017 07:26 PM
  7. SpookDroid's Avatar
    Also, as munnarg says, it will depend on your fingers. Take the V20, for instance. The first device I tried with a fingerprint reader on the back that everyone hailed as being nicely placed and that your fingers just 'naturally' rested there. Well, I must be unnatural because my finger never rested there unless I strained it. It ended up actually, physically hurting after a week, and it didn't last two weeks before I traded it back in for an S7 Edge.

    On this one I still don't like FPS on the back (although the case helps to find it), BUT if you are used to holding your phone with your left hand, this will not be an easy task and I can almost guarantee that your finger will hurt after a while.
    07-03-2017 07:48 PM
  8. anon(5630457)'s Avatar
    As an owner of the S8, it's in a stupid spot. I get that Samsung had to hurry and put it somewhere because the on-screen FPS didn't pan out, but it was a terrible design choice. I prefer front FPS, TBH.
    07-03-2017 07:50 PM
  9. Ecm's Avatar
    I typically pick up my S8+ with my left hand or pull it from my left pocket while tapping the scanner. It took only a couple of days to train my left index finger to hit the FP scanner. It's now feels quite natural.
    07-03-2017 10:20 PM
  10. strikeIII's Avatar
    I hate it but live with it.
    07-03-2017 10:31 PM
  11. ThrottleJohnny's Avatar
    As an owner of the S8, it's in a stupid spot. I get that Samsung had to hurry and put it somewhere because the on-screen FPS didn't pan out, but it was a terrible design choice. I prefer front FPS, TBH.
    Yeah, I can't go back to front FPS now. I see older Samsung devices and cringe now. It looks so damn ugly and outdated.
    07-03-2017 10:31 PM
  12. bassplayrguy's Avatar
    i like here it is.
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    07-03-2017 10:40 PM
  13. Norg's Avatar
    No big deal, a little odd at first, but feels completely natural now.
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    07-03-2017 10:44 PM
  14. munnarg's Avatar
    Or just pair it with a smart watch and turn on trusted devices so you never have to worry about unlocking it if you're wearing it.
    cwbcpa likes this.
    07-04-2017 11:50 AM
  15. Lepa79's Avatar
    Humans adapt, but the location SUCKS BIG TIME. I would love for the geniuses at Samsung to explain why it is not in the location that LG and Pixel phones have it.
    07-04-2017 12:04 PM
  16. bialy's Avatar
    Humans adapt, but the location SUCKS BIG TIME. I would love for the geniuses at Samsung to explain why it is not in the location that LG and Pixel phones have it.
    Where is the locations for Pixel and lg ?
    07-04-2017 12:41 PM
  17. Lepa79's Avatar
    Where is the locations for Pixel and lg ?
    The circle here https://store.google.com/product/pixel_phone
    07-04-2017 02:19 PM
  18. Wizzy's Avatar
    On the S8+ I find it a little awkward, but it's not that big of a deal, really. There's other ways to unlock your phone. I find face unlock works the best. The Iris scanner is garbage.
    07-04-2017 04:34 PM
  19. BratPAQ's Avatar
    If you'll be using a case it'll help locating the FPS.
    07-04-2017 04:43 PM
  20. Cobravision's Avatar
    Humans adapt, but the location SUCKS BIG TIME. I would love for the geniuses at Samsung to explain why it is not in the location that LG and Pixel phones have it.
    The location absolutely sucks. I've worked around it by using the Iris scanner instead, which works way better than I thought it would. I have to turn the phone around to use the fp scanner because I can't find it without looking.

    It's where it is because the scanner under the screen didn't work out and they didn't have a real backup plan. To put it in a better location on the back would have required the entire internals redesigned. So I believe they bumped the planned dual camera and put the fp scanner where the second camera module used to be. That also explains why the camera module is the same as the S7.
    07-04-2017 05:34 PM
  21. Lepa79's Avatar
    The location absolutely sucks. I've worked around it by using the Iris scanner instead, which works way better than I thought it would. I have to turn the phone around to use the fp scanner because I can't find it without looking.

    It's where it is because the scanner under the screen didn't work out and they didn't have a real backup plan. To put it in a better location on the back would have required the entire internals redesigned. So I believe they bumped the planned dual camera and put the fp scanner where the second camera module used to be. That also explains why the camera module is the same as the S7.
    All rumors point to the same location on the Note 8. That makes no sense. I havey phone connected to my watch, so it's always unlocked and rarely that I need to use that finger print scanner.
    07-04-2017 06:38 PM
  22. sulla1965's Avatar
    I have no problem with he placement. It should become muscle memory in a short while. I can find it without hesitation.
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    07-04-2017 11:01 PM
  23. Aquila's Avatar
    Nah. Annoying? Sure. Big deal? No.
    07-05-2017 10:41 AM
  24. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm used to it.
    07-05-2017 10:49 AM
  25. cwbcpa's Avatar
    Nah. Annoying? Sure. Big deal? No.
    I'll go with this same response.

    I have my smartwatch set as a trusted device so it's not really a big deal anyway. I do use it for Samsung Pay and to open banking apps and it's never been an issue.
    amyf27 likes this.
    07-05-2017 12:23 PM
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