Originally Posted by pcguru000
While i see it as a solid phone I still can't justify the price (overall) - you can get a HTC One for a hundred bucks... it's just as solid a phone and perhaps better in a few departments
I don't see a finger print scanner as revolutionary, we've had them on laptops since 2005 and earlier... Just seems like another feature they'll hype up acting like it didn't already exist, charging a crap ton extra for it as a "new" thing...
I love how people always fall back onto this argument. Yes you're right it has existed before, but it was never good enough to be seen as a useful feature. The software often was buggy, slow to scan, and required multiple attempts to work properly. From the videos I've seen this solution is near instant, and has an incredibly high accuracy rate. What's more, I see it being more useful on a phone (where typing in a password is kind of annoying) than on a laptop (where typing is much easier). Hyping it up as being the first in it's product segment makes perfect sense, much like hyping up NFC on pcs and laptops now, same with hyping up hdmi ports on cellphones (remember when android manufacturers were parading this around, even though the spec has been around for over what 15 years?)
This constant back and forth bickering between iOS and Android fanboys is so juvenile it makes my face hurt (not directed at you pcguru000)