We all know that every smartphone update comes together with lots of features that are meant to improve your experience with the device – from functionality to aesthetics. We’re talking about the evolution of the authentication of the smartphone experience. At first, we had passcodes, then fingerprint codes, then facial recognition – the security certainly changed a lot, and it has defined the experience people had with the devices.
If we’re thinking about ten years ago, smartphones offered us access to calendar, contacts and the internet. If we’re thinking about today, there are more than 3 billion users that use their smartphone to put their most intimate information, like credit card numbers, location tracking and passwords. Smartphones are done to deal with every aspect of the everyday life, and the team behind them are constantly working on how to take care of your personal data, while they’re also working on keeping a positive user experience.
The difference between iOS and the Android devices stands in the biometric authentication – it’s a very important aspect. Biometric authentication really means the utilization of the biological characteristics in order to unlock the phone, authorize payments and verify all the things that would actually require a password. Apple has Face ID and Android has in-screen fingerprint sensors, but the real question is how this affects the costumers.
Android came with Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 as his first flagship, and it had facial recognition – it basically scanned your iris. The Samsung of today comes with no less than four biometric authentications: iris scanning, facial recognition, intelligent scan and fingerprint scan.
Apple’s Face ID is, however, the most advanced app and the most representative aspect of this technology. It can be fooled by family members who have the same facial features, and hackers can get past it, as well. But it’s harder to do it than it is with Android.