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[Poll] How are you finding the in-screen fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10?

Samsung introduced an ultrasonic in-screen fingerprint reader with the Galaxy S10, eliminating the need to stretch to the rear of the device for biometric authentication. But, as is the case with anything new, it’s going to take some getting used to — and we want to know how you feel about it now, after less than a week’s worth of use, as that’s the best way to determine whether it’s living up to expectations.

Personally, I’m a big fan of it. Sure, it’s not as responsive as I’d have hoped, but Samsung said that’s something that will improve with future updates — so I can’t fault it. To have your say, be sure to cast a vote in the poll below, then feel free to expand on your response in the comments section. Come on, let’s get a conversation going! Oh, and as usual, we’ll be responding to all comments submitted.

How are you finding the in-screen fingerprint reader on the Galaxy S10?

Not sold on the Galaxy S10? Check out our review of its big brother, the Galaxy S10+, to get a feel for what it’s all about. And if your budget can’t quite stretch to the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ level of performance, have a read of our Galaxy S10e review — it’s the base model of the Galaxy S10 range, delivering a fantastic user experience, bundled in a near-identical shell, for a more reasonable price.

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originalstarlite
originalstarlite

I was getting 50% PRESS HARDER messages for over a week and yesterday that became 100%. I lost patience and followed riccixyz below. Off came that screen protector and I now get perfect recognition every time.

locarno
locarno

“that will improve with future updates”

They can’t fix hardware with software.

locarno
locarno

Where is S10 without + review ?

Landon A
Landon A

I have noticed that when my finger is dry, it does not work, whatsoever. And yes, I have registered each thumb, twice. However, when moist, it works flawlessly from the lock screen. For me, it is always slow from the AOD. I also find that the facial recognition unlocks the device prior to me even being able to put my finger on the sensor. The majority of the time, I am picking my S10+ up from a flat surface. Btw, I still have the screen protector on, and it still looks brand new after eight days, so I think I’ll… Read more »

riccixyz
riccixyz

I find it works better once the factory installed screen protector is removed. Anyone else?

maherk22
maherk22

Wish we had a side mounted fps like the S10e on our Plus model. Tried that one, and would definitely trade it for the uderscreen fps I have on the Plus model.

fcaroll
fcaroll

It would be fine to have an option with the good old front fingerprint sensor like on the S7. Dedicated buttons are not replaceable. Personal opinion of course

realsupermario
realsupermario

I’ve upgraded from the S8 to the S10+ and can confirm that the S10 fingerprint scanner works well 99% of the time, but it feels like it works better once the phone is “awake”. Let me explain: when AOD is on I find that my muscle memory finds the scanner location 80% of the time, single tap to display the scanner location works better but not sure if this action actively “turns on” the scanner. Finally, if you double tap the screen to wake the device it works ALMOST all the time. My hands are quiet moist anyway, being in… Read more »

Lukasz1536
Lukasz1536

Its working, thats all I can say. Face recognition is working much faster, so before I put my finger on the scanner my phone is already unlocked.

Landon A
Landon A

Same here!

Bobbingalong
Bobbingalong

Actually after a week of moisturising my hands the FPS has been great. Even in the dark. Pretty instinctive to find the location to press

peshetoman
peshetoman

Ultrasonic not optical. Someone lacks his morning coffee 🙂