The determination with which Apple has replaced Touch ID to Face ID in 2017, a lot of surprised not only reactionaries, but also fans of new technologies. Many of the rejection of the usual method of identification seemed even more radical than the output of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6 Plus. In the end, then the users have offered an alternative in the form of more compact models, and in the case of biometrics the choice is not given at all. Probably, Apple wanted to emphasize its willingness to ruthlessly break up with old technology, but the return of Touch ID, I personally would still like. And here’s why.
Some time ago I got the Honor View 20. It subhramanya model from Huawei with high end today processor Kirin 980, attractive design and a decent camera. In short, nothing unusual in it was not, perhaps, in addition to the fingerprint scanner.
What scanner prints better
The manufacturer did not incorporate it into the display, and placed on the back panel of the smartphone. The decision, though not the most elegant but extremely practical. In any case, the speed of response from him – above all praise. So would I use, if I accidentally stumbled upon the ability to unlock in the face.
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I already had experience in the use of Face Match feature that exists in Android since time immemorial. It allows you to unlock, not by scanning the fingerprint and the face. But since it is based on primitive algorithms, recognition works not only on a living person, but in photos, and sometimes even foreign people. So I’m pretty skeptical of the solution, but still activated it and started testing.
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Fluent test showed that neither the photo nor the video with my face on the scanner (well, as a scanner front – facing camera, flavored with software algorithms) does not work. Even more surprised that a lock is not removed, if you bring the smartphone to the face with closed eyes. Apparently, the developers of Huawei came up with something more than a primitive Face Match from Google. The only thing that was annoying is the inability to confirm purchases on Google Pay by using face and held with it the authorization in the annexes, so as a permanent means of identification face was not good.
How to use face detection
Understanding how to use the facial recognition came at a time when I began to receive the notification. To see them, was enough to activate the screen and look at it, and then again to pay. And that’s all.
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That is Honor View 20 made me realize that to compare the Face ID and Touch ID is completely pointless, because they have a trite different usage scenarios. Personally, I think decided to turn his face over a smartphone only to me he just found out, after all, to get to the desktop, I want to swapnote on the lock screen. This is especially annoying sleepy, when the eyes had not yet really open. In this case, it is much more effective to use the fingerprint scanner, which instantly removes the lock, and takes you to the desktop.
Face recognition, despite its adaptability, it is best used only to check the notifications. If you need to see all that you missed, chances are you won’t do it with one eye open, and both open, Yes, wider, and hence the problems with hit detection is not. In this situation instant transfer to the desktop, which provides Touch ID is simply not needed, and all you have to do is click once on the power key.
I have no doubt that Cupertino understand it and will soon implement in its smartphones, both methods of identification. In any case, it is known that Apple has long been working on technologies to integrate Touch ID with display. This helps Qualcomm, which already has a working draft of fingerprint in the screen which is not only invisible to the eye, but also extremely reliable thanks to ultrasound scanning. Now the case for small — to Refine the technology so that Apple has deemed it suitable for the iPhone.