A fingerprint sensor is now a veritable smartphone staple and after going through a zillion of those we are now convinced that it somehow makes more sense on the front than on the rear. The phones which we continued to unlock using our finger impression even after weeks of usage were the ones that had it mounted on the front. So, if you too agree with the sentiment and are looking for best phones with a reliable and fast fingerprint sensor on the front, here are a few options that you can consider.
Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro
Samsung’s Galaxy J7 series has been doing consistently well for the South Korean firm, and the new Galaxy J7 Pro (Review) has been introduced to carry the same legacy forward. The mid-range smartphone packs some hefty features under its hood and sports a front-mounted fingerprint sensor on its metal unibody design.
The camera, software and hardware performance on Samsung Galaxy J7 Pro, is satisfactory. However, to own this device you have will have to spend a little over INR 20,000 as Samsung has priced the Galaxy J7 Pro at Rs. 20,900.
- Neat Design and Excellent build quality
- Impressive optics
- AMOLED charms
- Samsung Pay
- No fast charging
- Lacks gorilla glass protection
- No splash or water resistant
Moto G5s Plus
Moto G5s Plus is the successor of Lenovo-owned Motorola’s Moto G5 Plus. As its predecessor, the Moto G5s Plus is also dressed in the same metal Unibody, with a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, back camera on the hump and the trademark Moto-dimple on the rear panel.
Moto has upgraded its special edition handset from the simple Moto G5 by opting for dual-cameras at the back and employing a larger display, up front. The phone has been priced in India at Rs. 15,999.
- Good quality display
- Premium full metal body
- Primary rear camera
- Stock Android Nougat and smooth performance
- Hybrid SIM Slot
- No Magnetometer or Compass sensor
- Portrait Mode (dual camera) needs improvement
Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie (Dual-Camera)
The new Asus Zenfone 4 Selfie is the 4th Generation of Selfie smartphone, launched by the Taiwanese company. Asus, this time, has added a fingerprint sensor for security purpose on its Zenfone 4 Selfie smartphones, and that too on the front side. The phone is exclusively targeted to the selfie generation with its dual-front camera set up.
Apart from this, the hardware and software part on the phone manage to hold an edge. The phone has been priced at Rs. 14,999. ASus launched the phone alongside the base and the top-end model of the Zenfone 4 Selfie – Zenfone 4 Selfie (single front camera) and Zenfone 4 Selfie Pro.
- Slim and Lightweight
- Dedicated microSD card slot
- Dual-Selfie camera
- Improved UI
- Not for gaming
- Plastic body
Moto G5 Plus
The Moto G5 Plus is one of the most popular phones in its class, particularly for online buyers. Just like the Moto G4, it has a front mounted fingerprint sensor, but this time Lenovo has added some more functionality to it. You can use it as a home button or as the entire navigation bar even. And you can long press it to put your phone in sleep mode.
Other than that, the hardware and camera performance is also up to the mark. You can buy it for 16,999 INR. Or if you are on a tighter budget, you could also consider its younger sibling Moto G5 that too has a front mounted fingerprint sensor.
- Dedicated MicroSD card slot
- Great camera
- Light software
- display colors are a bit off
- No 64GB native storage option
Come August 23 and Nokia will start shipping its new flagship smartphone, the Nokia 6, in India. The new Nokia flagship is carved from a single Aluminum block and feels extremely premium. It also runs near stock Android Nougat software which is well optimized with the Snapdragon 430 SoC on board.
Nokia 6 also has a fingerprint scanner, placed right below the display. The product is priced at Rs. 14,999 and will comes with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage.
High Quality Cameras
Premium full metal construction
V5s (First Impression) is where Vivo perfects its selfie game. The hardware used is more or same as the Vivo V5, but the company has managed to iron out a few pestering kinks and has repackaged the new product in a more attractive casing.
On the front, the phone offers a 20MP selfie camera and one of the best fingerprint scanners you can score for under 20,000 INR. If you are particularly enthusiastic about selfies, the overall experience of Vivo V5s should be pretty compelling.
- Excellent battery backup
- Can shoot great selfies
- Fast fingerprint sensor
- Decent performance
- Display could have been sharper
- Hybrid SIM slot
The Oppo F3 plus is an incremental update over the Oppo F1s and imbibes all its strengths including the fast fingerprint sensor on the front integrated with its home button.
The handset also includes two cameras on the front and a 5.5-inch Full HD display. Other hardware is about same as the last year’s Oppo F1s.
- Elegant design
- Sharp display
- Dual selfie camera for groupies
- dedicated microSD card slot
- Mediocre chipset
- mediocre battery backup
The Gionee A1 (Review) is another selfie-first phone that gets the fingerprint bit right. Apart from being a selfie phone, it’s also a big battery phone.
What also works in its favor is a good quality display, reasonable day to day performance and above average selfie camera performance.
- Vivid display
- Great battery backup
- Android Nougat with Google Assistant
- Extremely fast fingerprint sensor
- Not fit for high-end gaming
- Hybrid Slot
- Big battery makes it a tad heavy
Lenovo’s big battery phone P2 does quite a few things right. It has got a massive battery, a good quality AMOLED display and also benefits from a front mounted fingerprint sensor that’s quick.
The handset also employs Snapdragon 625 which is currently a very popular and power-efficient smartphone SoC.
- Excellent battery backup
- Premium finish
- Good quality AMOLED display
- Average camera performance
- Hybrid SIM slot
Samsung Galaxy On Max
The Samsung Galaxy On Max, in an online exclusive version of Galaxy J7 Max that’s more competitively priced. The phone has a 5.7-inch Full HD panel and is powered by 1.69GHz octa-core MediaTek Helio P20 processor with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. The phone sport a fast fingerprint scanner on the front.
- Samsung Pay Mini app
- Engaging camera software
- Looks attractive
- Intuitive OS
- Dedicated MiroSD card slot
- Too big for one-handed use
Last Updated on: October 13, 2017