SLOW FINGERPRINT SCANNER ON THE G8X?
The Scanner Used on the G8X
One of the only reasons that its Fingerprint Reader is slow because it uses an INDISPLAY Fingerprint Scanner and that too an early unit.
Because I have compared it with some of the latest phones and old phones that has In-display Fingerprint reader and the Results were shocking.
The Scanner speed was more similar to that of the Early In-display production Phones.
They could have given a Physical reader on the power button if the back was a problem.
LG just went for the On Paper stuff and ignored what the end user will really like.
Is Slow Fingerprint Reader A Problem?
This device does not even has face Unlock ( Which I know is not much Secure if it’s just using the camera but still) and has a slow fingerprint reader which at times is unresponsive after 1 Hour of not using your phone ( To save battery maybe). That thing makes a difference in the world.
I am a guy who checks on his phone every 5 minutes. Heck I will just lock it and unlock it in the hope some more notifications arrive ( MAGIC), and this slow fingerprint annoys me.
It’s technically not a problem but it’s the result of using cheap quality Scanner in the device.
TRICK TO SPEED UP THE FINGERPRINT READER
This is a personally tested technique, but it won’t speed up your sensor by a lot but it will definitely decrease your errors while detecting your fingerprints.
REGISTER THE SAME FINGER MULTIPLE TIMES!
I know it might sound unhelpful but trust me when I say that I have registered my same finger 4 times as shown in the screenshot.
Another thing that I didn’t liked was we cannot add more than 4 fingerprint reads.
So if you want 2 different fingerprints than add 2 fingerprints 2 times.
My Fingerprint Sensor is now much more reliable than it was before!
Advantages of an In-Display Reader
I would any time go for a physical Sensor.