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.
1. Moto G6
Moto G6 is the only phone in this budget that includes both – A front fingerprint sensor and an 18:9 display panel. The Snapdragon 450 powered phone comes in two RAM and Storage variants, has dual rear cameras, and a 16MP selfie camera.
Other features include a trendy glass body, Android 8.0 Oreo software, 3000mAh battery and a 5.9-inch Full HD+ display.
- Elegant and comfortable to use
- Stock-Android software
- Audio output
- Camera performance
2. Nokia 6.1
The Nokia 6.1 is another modern phone that sticks to 16:9 display and includes a front fingerprint sensor. The handset has the same design and construction as the Nokia 6 (2017) but employs upgraded Snapdragon 630 octa-core chipset.
In India, the Nokia 6.1 is available in 3GB and 4GB RAM options. The fingerprint reader is fast and efficient and the rear camera performance is good enough for the price
Nokia 6.1 lowest price and full specifications
- Good quality cameras
- Premium full metal construction
- Latest Android
- Mediocre Battery
2. 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.
- Neat Design and Excellent build quality
- Impressive optics
- AMOLED charms
- Samsung Pay
- No fast charging
- Lacks gorilla glass protection
- No splash or water resistant
3. Moto G5s Plus
The Moto G5s Plus is a tad dated as of today, but if you’d still prefer a solid metal body phone with a front-mounted fingerprint sensor, you might as well give it a shot.
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.
- 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
4. 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 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.
- Slim and Lightweight
- Dedicated microSD card slot
- Dual-Selfie camera
- Improved UI
- Not for gaming
- Plastic body
5. Vivo V5s
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
6. Gionee A1
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
7. Lenovo P2
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
8. 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