Leaving aside the natural rivalry between iPhones and Android devices, of course, both the Apple smartphone and the top-of-the-line devices from manufacturers like Motorola, Samsung, LG, Sony, HTC and others offer great features and, in most cases, cases, first-rate hardware. One of these features, however, none of them has even managed to get close to the iPhone: the fingerprint sensor.
When Apple launched the iPhone 5s equipped with Touch ID, Apple brought a hell of an innovation to the smartphone market. Yes, it is true that there were devices with a sensor capable of reading fingerprints. However, if today there is still no device on the market with a sensor that reaches the feet of the Touch ID, imagine it before it is introduced!
There is a reason for this. Interviewed by The Telegraph, Dennis Woodside (ex-CEO of Motorola and now COO of Dropbox) obviously participated in the creation of the Nexus 6, a device created by Motorola (which belonged to Google and was recently sold to Lenovo). Your opinion, then, is more than relevant. And Woodside opened the game in the interview check out an excerpt:
In fact, the Nexus 6 he can now admit has been deprived of just one great feature. The "dimple" on the back that helps users to hold the device should, in fact, have been a little more sophisticated. ?The secret behind this is that fingerprint recognition should be there, and Apple bought the best supplier. Thus, the second best supplier was the only one available to all the other (manufacturers) in the industry and it was not yet at the point, ?said Woodside.
Do you see that "dimple" in the Motorola logo? So, the sensor was supposed to be there.
After saying this, the executive even tried to avoid it, saying that the presence of the digital sensor would not make such a difference in the device. In fact it would not, after all nowadays no company has yet managed to create a sensor like that of AuthenTec (company acquired by Apple). It is not surprising that the fingerprint sensor present in the Galaxy S5 and HTC One Max has been criticized so much by a (not so much for the fact that sometimes it does not recognize the fingerprint itself, but for the need to have to move your finger on the time to scan the digital, making life difficult for those who do it with just one hand).
I ended up skipping the seventh generation of the Apple smartphone, so while ?everyone? was in the 5s I was still using the 5. When migrating to the iPhone 6, however, I finally had access to the Touch ID and I can say that the sensor is just fantastic to the the point of taking the user's experience to another level.
It is at a point where competition has not yet reached the iPhone and, from the floor of the carriage, it will take a long time
(via Forbes; tip from Robson Pinheiro)