Muscle memory has somewhat taken over and I've grown more used to the placement. I got a lot of setup errors, and the accuracy is still less "hit" and more "miss," especially when I haven't unlocked the phone for a stretch. And yes, I did often smear the camera with finger grease (yum) on the way to the scanner. (Interlude: My colleague Patrick Holland tested the effect of fingerprint smudges on a bunch of phones, and noticed that the S8 still takes great pics regardless. We'll see if this holds up over time, or if the protective exterior coating wears out and image quality begins to suffer.).
Back to the fingerprint reader, Wait, you say! You can always use face unlock (which Samsung calls more convenient than it is secure, so no thanks) or the iris scanner, which is deemed secure enough for Samsung Pay, I tried both, The iris scanner takes longer than an accurate fingerprint reader on a rival phone, plus you have to hold it level echo case for apple iphone 6s plus, 7 plus and 8 plus - clear to your face, and lift your sunglasses if you're outside, It doesn't always work in every lighting situation, But it worked fine with my glasses, even though I registered my peepers with contacts..
Best combination: Fingerprint reader with the iris scanner as backup, plus a PIN or pattern for times when the other two take too long. One other thing about the fingerprint reader and Samsung Pay. Using both the fingerprint and iris methods to authenticate a payment took longer than on the Galaxy S7 and Note 7 (where the reader's on the home button), which made me feel like a jerk for holding up the line. Having a credit card ready is frankly faster, even though it's way less cool. Oh, boy. So much. Bixby is the blanket name for a feature that's actually broken into three parts: Voice, Home and Vision. It does not replace Google voice search or Google Assistant, which comes preloaded on the S8 and which you can invoke by long-pressing the home button.
The first great smartphone of 2015, Beautiful and bold..with complications, echo case for apple iphone 6s plus, 7 plus and 8 plus - clear The new no-compromise MacBook, A stellar on-ear headphone, Crave-worthy curves for a premium price, The Good The best-looking phone around crushes it in performance, battery life, water-resistance and wireless charging, An external storage slot lets you keep more photos, videos and music, The Bad Its awkwardly placed fingerprint reader leads to camera smears and longer unlock times, which is aggravating when you use it to unlock your phone dozens of times a day..
The reasons for allowing that outside Android software may range from the benign (beta-testing apps) to the nefarious (pirated software). But as ZDNet's Zack Whittaker recently detailed, by allowing app installs from unknown sources, you're essentially opening up your device to potential malware infections. By default, Google prevents users from installing apps from sources other than the Play store. The best way to protect yourself is to leave the installation of apps from unknown sources disabled. It's a good idea to double-check that the setting is still disabled, just to be safe.