Smartphones are growing very fast. While the bezel-less display of 18: 9 seems to be a new trend in the form of current and future device factors, face unlock is a feature that slowly gains appeal, thanks to the iPhone X. Though not as safe as a fingerprint sensor, unlock your device with a face definitely make things easier. If you're in the market looking for a new smartphone with an open face, well, do not worry, because we've covered you. Read on, as we carry a list of your top 10 smartphones with the key unlock feature you can buy now:
1. Apple iPhone X
Apple iPhone X is the best smartphone you can buy if you intend to use Face Unlock as a secure security device rather than a gimmick to unlock your device. Sure, the device is the most expensive device on this list, but rightly so, considering the technology it uses. Face ID on iPhone X uses a True Kedth camera system that uses a set of sensors to create 3D faces of users consisting of 30,000 invisible dots.
2. OnePlus 5T
OnePlus recently brought a refresh to its flagship onePlus 5, with OnePlus 5T. While the new 18: 9 screen is the most talked about feature, it also comes with the application of Face Unlock OnePlus itself. Unlike Apple, the device uses a front camera for face recognition along with OnePlus security algorithm. From what appears, OnePlus 5T has the fastest face in the world that opens, and in our tests, the feature proved pretty safe as well.
3. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
Samsung is mainly known for its shipping device with Iris Scanner, has launched Face Unlock as well. Although both can not be enabled at the same time, Iris Scanner is targeted more towards security while Face ID is targeted for ease of use. Implementation Samsung also use the front camera only, but still not as fast (or as consistent with OnePlus 5T). If you're looking for a safer biometric option, the Iris device scanner will better serve you.
4. Honor View 10
Huawei's subsidiary, Honor, has launched the all-new Honor View 10, a budget version of Huawei Mate 10. The device comes face-to-face with OnePlus 5T and also comes with Face Unlock. While the implementation is essentially the same, utilizing a front camera for facial recognition, the device also features an integrated NPU that enables machine learning. The system basically learns from multiple scans and makes the whole scanning process much more secure.
5. Samsung Galaxy S8
If the Galaxy Note 8 is not the right size, the Galaxy S8 may be the one for you. While there is talk for the Galaxy S9 which debuts next month at MWC 2018, the S8 is still a great tool to use. Facial recognition on this is the same that is in the Galaxy Note 8, utilizing the front camera on the device. Plus, with upcoming discounts on the device, the Samsung Galaxy S8 is a steal at the price point.
6. Samsung Galaxy A8+
Samsung usually has the best features for its flagship series, but the Galaxy A8 + is a sign that he is ready to enter the flagship segment and handle OnePlus and Honor. Galaxy A8 + also features face unlock feature, which uses the front camera of the device for face recognition. And unlike what many people feel, this feature is actually much safer than Smart Lock from Google.
7. LG V30
The LG V30 is the company's flagship device today, and packed in a ton of features. Apart from the fingerprint sensor, this device also features a unlock feature and a facial unlock feature. V30 is also packed in some serious hardware, everything is packed in a beautiful body that is waiting to be opened by your face. In addition, unlike the Q6 we will talk about for a while, face recognition LG V30 is quite safe.
8. Vivo V7+
Released in September 2017, Vivo V7 + is one of the rare devices featuring the ability to use your face to unlock your device with just Rs. 22,000 or $ 350. Just go to Settings and tap the "Fingerprint, Face and Password" menu to set Face ID on the device. Oh, and if you're wondering about the quality of the sensor, Vivo is a company like OnePlus, so the V7 + basically has the same technology found on OnePlus 5T.
9. LG Q6
LG is one of the first adopters of Face unlock technology, which enhances Google's adoption of Smart Lock. Launched last year in July, this is the cheapest phone on this list. That being said, the discounted price does not come with the con as well. Face unlocks features on the device, though being one of the fastest, unsafe. There are also reports of devices that are also fooled by photos, so LG Q6 may not be suitable for you if you want to use Face ID as a safe action.
10. Oppo F5
Lastly, we have Oppo F5 in this list. The Oppo F5 features a front camera that uses AI technology as well, which is used for both "beauty pictures" and also unlocks for the device. According to the company, the facial recognition accuracy is similar to devices like the Galaxy Note 8 and the company's best device, OnePlus 5T. Also available under Rs. 22.000 ($ 350) price, the Oppo F5 offers the same features as Vivo V7 + but with slightly different design language.