JohnC wrote:Also includes the useless fingerprint scanner - not really sure why... Fujitsu has been experimenting with them for many years on their smartphones but other than them no other Android-based company has embraced this unreliable and unnecessary gimmick. Hopefully HTC won't bring this junk to next non-Max HTC One replacement...
Sitting immediately below the camera lens and requiring a swipe, it pretty much compels you to smudge the lens every time you want to identify yourself. The need for a vertical swipe is also problematic, since your hand’s natural position is at an angle to the sensor, demanding an unnatural and uncomfortable motion to activate it. Inevitably, that leads to regular failures to recognize your epidermic signature.
HOW AWKWARD CAN A FINGERPRINT SCANNER BE? VERY
Equally enervating is the fact that you have to wake the One max from sleep before swiping to unlock it. The whole point of these fingerprint sensors is to speed up security processes, not make them more finicky, and that’s exactly where the HTC One max fails.
Using Apple’s Touch ID fingerprint security system feels very much like being in a secret agent movie: you pull the phone out of your pocket, touch the ringed home button (which is now much more tactile, directing your finger to exactly the right spot), and presto — you’re in.
JohnC wrote:I would rather use a "trusted Bluetooth device" to lock/unlock the device when needed.
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