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  • New Video Compares iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanners


    As the Galaxy S5 by Samsung is nearing the official release date, first looks and videos are coming up across the web. The latest to cross the web compares the handset’s swipe-style fingerprint reader to Apple’s Touch ID. A YouTube video uploaded by iCrackUriDevice offers a 5-minute in depth clip on the comparison of the two.

    Apple’s Touch ID system has been talked about in detail whereas Samsung’s entry has been largely untested. However, from the released footage from today, Samsung’s Galaxy S5 uses a moderately enhanced swipe-style reader. Some of the similarities include both the Samsung and Apple systems embedded in the home button and both serve as smartphone securities.

    Take a look at the comparisons in the video below:



    No winner was declared in the above video, but the Touch ID usability seemed to be favored in the video. Samsung seems to have a few tricks up its sleeve, one of which is not available on the iPhone; PayPal integration with payments.

    Which do you like better? Let us know below!

    Source: iCrackUriDevice (YouTube) via AppleInsider
    This article was originally published in forum thread: New Video Compares iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5 Fingerprint Scanners started by Akshay Masand View original post
    Comments 24 Comments
    1. Oddlane's Avatar
      Oddlane -
      Honestly. You're writing posts for an Apple forum, and continually posts YouTube links that don't work on Apple devices. I *redacted* to be insulting, but you look like an *redacted* when you do this.

      At least it doesn't work on the iPhone, I haven't tried it on my others.

      *strong words redacted to not hurt feelings
    1. sashusmom's Avatar
      sashusmom -
      Not everyone reads this forum on their phones. My computer links work fine. Don't be condescending.
    1. Oddlane's Avatar
      Oddlane -
      Quote Originally Posted by sashusmom View Post
      Not everyone reads this forum on their phones. My computer links work fine. Don't be condescending.
      I also read this on my computer, but it is called modmyi, so common sense would say theres a good chance a lot of people do access it on their phones. You know, via the app. Don't get your panties in a bunch, mom

      http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=R3C6OW8eMGk
    1. kalpesh78's Avatar
      kalpesh78 -
      Quote Originally Posted by sashusmom View Post
      Not everyone reads this forum on their phones. My computer links work fine. Don't be condescending.
      I agree. Most users are on PCs of Macs
    1. Oddlane's Avatar
      Oddlane -
      I apologize then. The few iphone users that read this would appreciate links that work
    1. luigimaster24's Avatar
      luigimaster24 -
      Quote Originally Posted by Oddlane View Post
      Honestly. You're writing posts for an Apple forum, and continually posts YouTube links that don't work on Apple devices. I hate to be insulting, but you look like an idiot when you do this.

      At least it doesn't work on the iPhone, I haven't tried it on my others
      The only idiot here is you

      Seriously, go over the post you just wrote and reflect on it. Makes you feel good insulting other huh?
    1. rockyseay's Avatar
      rockyseay -
      Quote Originally Posted by Oddlane View Post
      Honestly. You're writing posts for an Apple forum, and continually posts YouTube links that don't work on Apple devices. I hate to be insulting, but you look like an idiot when you do this.

      At least it doesn't work on the iPhone, I haven't tried it on my others
      You sir are a POS.
    1. dhamien's Avatar
      dhamien -
      Quote Originally Posted by TechnoUniversity View Post
      You sir are a POS.
      His delivery might be a bit inappropriate, but he's right. It does seem monumentally silly that a site that specializes in iPhones and iPads post links that don't work in iPhones and iPads.

      You must appreciate the irony in that.
    1. bigboyz's Avatar
      bigboyz -
      Plays just fine on my 5S. I understand your frustration and agree that the links should be iOS friendly.
    1. altoiddealer's Avatar
      altoiddealer -
      Link does not work for me. Iphone 4S viewing via ModMyi app.

      Agreed, it is quite silly! My inferior iPhone device can't even open a YouTube link, must be garbage, right??
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Anyways back on topic. I don't have a 5s but the touch I'd is a better selection and to how it works compared to the s5. Prolly swiping down was the wrong way to go then again galaxy can't make theirs exactly like the touch id.
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Yea the galaxy 5 and the swipe down action is alright but the iPhone touch id is great. Not because were on and iphone forum but how it's implemented to work. U hold your finger on it vs swiping down(not up or side to side)
    1. Zokunei's Avatar
      Zokunei -
      With the 5s you can just press the home button and it unlocks, whereas the S5 requires you to press the power button and then swipe. TouchID is the clear winner here.
    1. The6uest's Avatar
      The6uest -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      Plays just fine on my 5S. I understand your frustration and agree that the links should be iOS friendly.
      Works on my 5S too.. at least in Desktop view it does.
    1. Silverado1987's Avatar
      Silverado1987 -
      Didn't the galaxy have a fingerprint scanner before? Or am I thinking of a different android phone?
    1. mlee19841's Avatar
      mlee19841 -
      Moto atrix had a fingerprint reader.
    1. Oddlane's Avatar
      Oddlane -
      Quote Originally Posted by bigboyz View Post
      Plays just fine on my 5S. I understand your frustration and agree that the links should be iOS friendly.
      I use a 5S as well. Are you using the app, or a web browser?
    1. fleurya's Avatar
      fleurya -
      I prefer Apple's because I don't have to rub my finger over a sensor. I just touch it and it works. Comes in handy because I'll be pushing the home button while pulling my phone out of my pocket and it's unlocked before I even look at it. Or while my phones is laying on my desk, sideways or upside down, I can just touch the home button to unlock it while it's laying there. I think both of those would be more difficult with a sensor you have to rub your finger over.
    1. csglinux's Avatar
      csglinux -
      Quote Originally Posted by Silverado1987 View Post
      Prolly swiping down was the wrong way to go then again galaxy can't make theirs exactly like the touch id.
      I bet Samsung can make it EXACTLY like touch ID. Watch out in the Galaxy S6 ;-)
    1. Kaisei's Avatar
      Kaisei -
      Quote Originally Posted by The6uest View Post
      Works on my 5S too.. at least in Desktop view it does.
      I'm using the modmyi app on 5s, but the video doesn't seem to open. Just shows me a blank page. I think the modmyi staff/developers should really fix this. Add a native player into the app or have video links automatically redirected to mobile versions.