“Looking for a fingerprint scanner in your next smartphone? Here are a few options that don’t break the bank”
Through the years smartphones have grown to become powerhouses for consumers. These electronic devices are now responsible of holding data that can prove to be critical in one’s life and as OEMs realised the growing importance of security, privacy took the top spot on every manufacturers list. This resulted in the inclusion of fingerprint authentication on smartphones. At first, it was a feature reserved for flagships, but today, fingerprint-enabled security has become a necessity rather than just a luxury.
Here are the top five smartphones with this special feature, which you can pick up without drilling a hole through your wallet.
Huawei has always been for providing more for less and it carried this trend forward with its recently launched ‘no-compromise’ smartphone – the Honor 5X, which, in all honesty, justifies the title quite well. The latest addition in Honor lineup treats the consumers with a vivid 5.5 inch 1080p canvas and the artist right behind it is a Qualcommm Snapdragon 616 Octa-Core CPU, which is further aided by a 2GB of RAM along with 16GB of onboard storage. Talking about the shooting prowess, the smartphone features a 13MP rear facing unit married with a 5MP front facing camera.
All this is wrapped in beautiful metallic body adorning the fingerprint sensor below the camera component promoting a much-desired premium appearance. The Honor 5X is available for Rs 12,999 and is up for grabs on Flipkart.
The Indian market was already overflowing with innumerable choices for a budget-friendly smartphone and LeEco took that into account before its arrival. This Chinese manufacturer realised that to stay on the shelves in an aggressive market, it had to give the consumers something that would leave no boxes unchecked and hence, came the LeEco Le 1s, priced attractively at Rs 10,999. The phone offers a vibrant 5.5 inches of 1080p IPS LCD display powered by an octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 CPU, backed up by a sufficiently healthy 3GB of RAM along with 32GB of onboard storage.
Coming to the capturing capabilities, the phone utilises a 13MP rear facing sensor knitted with a 5MP front-facing shooter. The device is also capable of capturing 4K video. The LeEco Le1S throws in some extra bits for its customers including an IR blaster and USB Type-C connectivity.
Next up on the list is a phone that was probably the most anticipated device among our Indian audience before its launch just a few days back. The latest from Xiaomi exhibits a 5.5 inch 1080p IPS LCD panel powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 650 processor, supported by either 2GB or 3GB of RAM. The storage stands at 16GB or 32GB, depending upon the model you choose, which are priced at Rs 9,999 and Rs 11,999 respectively.
The handset is able to capture some impressive shots with its 16MP rear camera unit tied with a 5MP front-facing shooter. Every feature is ultimately powered by a whopping 4,050 mAh battery pack. All components are sheltered by a gorgeous metal design over which the fingerprint sensor sits in all its glory below the LED flash.
It was high time for the next generation to succeed to the throne that the Lenovo K3 Note sat on, and realising that, the Chinese brand introduced us to the Lenovo K4 Note. The next in the K Note family features a 5.5 inches of 1080p Corning Gorilla Glass 3 panel powered a MediaTek MT6753 Octa-Core processor held out by satisfactory 3GB of RAM and 16GB of onboard storage.
Its shooting capabilities are formed by a 13MP rear-facing unit along with a front facing 5MP shooter. The Lenovo K4 Note is backed up a decent 3,300 mAh battery pack which ensures a long and lasting use. The fingerprint scanner here, too, adopts for the convenient rear placement as seen in most of the smartphones making the list.
At Rs 9,999, the Coolpad Note 3 is the most affordable smartphone in this list. This budget-friendly device makes use of a 5.5 inch 720p IPS LCD panel which works in harmony with a MediaTek MT6753 octa-core chipset, which is further allied with a decent 3GB of RAM and comes with 16GB of onboard storage. The device utilises a 13MP sensor as its primary camera along with a 5MP front-facing shooter.
The Coolpad Note 3 sports a healthy 3,000mAh battery to help it make it through an entire day without a charge. The fingerprint sensor sits right beneath the camera component as most of the Android devices out there.
You can also opt for Note 3’s sibling, the Note 3 Lite, which manages to pack in a fingerprint scanner at a jaw-dropping price of Rs 7,000.