Recently, Samsung officially released its flagship product, Samsung S9 / S9 +. No matter in terms of price or product positioning, the competitors of Samsung S9 series are iphonex. Which cell phone is better, Samsung S9 or iPhone x? Let's take a look at the all-round PK of Samsung S9 and iPhone X.
The face ID of iPhone X has been recognized by the outside world, and Samsung's iris scanning and face unlocking, which are not good enough for the work of user identification, are still inadequate. That's why when developing smart scanning, Samsung combines iris scanning with face unlocking to provide a more powerful and seamless biometric unlocking experience for its flagship mobile phone. These improvements are not purely based on software. Samsung has also improved the RGB and infrared camera imaging sensors used for iris scanner and face unlocking functions, which helps to improve the accuracy of these two biometric systems.
As Samsung advertises, intelligent scanning integrates iris scanning and face recognition functions to ensure that the mobile phone can be unlocked normally no matter what kind of environment the user is in. Samsung basically takes advantage of iris scanning to hide the weakness of face unlocking, and vice versa.
In intelligent scanning, Galaxy S9 will first try to scan the user's face. If the phone is not unlocked successfully, the phone will try to unlock it with the iris scanner. If it still can't be unlocked, the phone will try to unlock the phone with both. The whole process is very fast to ensure that there is no unnecessary delay when unlocking the phone.
However, intelligent scanning is not as secure as face ID, according to iPhone hacks. For authorizing a Samsung pay payment transaction or accessing a secure folder - used to save users' private data, the galaxy S9 automatically uses iris scanning.
The face unlock feature on the galaxy S8, released last year, can easily be fooled by a photo. Although Samsung introduced intelligent scanning when it released the galaxy S9 this year, which combines iris scanning and face unlocking, the new biometric system will not be safer than last year. This may be due to the fact that intelligent scanning only creates two-dimensional images of users' faces - there is not enough data to distinguish real faces from high-resolution photos.
In short, Apple also offers face unlock on the iPhone X. However, compared with other similar technologies on the market, Apple's technology is much more complex and safer. Apple uses the iPhone X's complex original depth camera to generate a three-dimensional scanning image of the user's face spectrum composed of 30000 invisible points. This makes face ID much safer than Samsung's smart scan. No wonder Apple will completely abandon touch ID fingerprint sensor on iPhone X and rely on face ID completely.
In addition to being safer, face ID is faster and more reliable. Although face ID can be cheated by a special 3D mask, it is too difficult for ordinary people to make such a mask.
Smart scan PK face ID
Compared with the smart scan of Galaxy S9, the face ID of iPhone x is much more reliable and safe. In face ID, apple not only uses the more complex and advanced original depth camera, but also uses a more secure method to ensure that the user's security will not be affected in any way. What's more, apple does this without adding any extra difficulties or steps in unlocking the phone. In fact, face ID is quite safe and fast. Apple completely abandoned touch ID fingerprint sensor on iPhone x, and face ID is even used to authorize Apple pay transactions.
In intelligent scanning, Samsung simply combines iris scanning and face unlocking, but the weaknesses of the two biometric technologies still exist. It's very easy to cheat Samsung's biometric technology, which Samsung knows. No wonder it only allows iris scanning - more secure than face unlocking - to authorize Samsung pay to pay transactions.
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Apple is quite confident in the security of face ID and uses it to authorize Apple pay transactions. Unlike the galaxy S9, the iPhone x uses only one form of biometric technology, face ID, so Apple needs to make sure it's secure enough to be used in all possible scenarios.
On the other hand, Samsung knows that its face unlocking mechanism is not secure enough, which is why it is not allowed to use the face unlocking mechanism to authorize Samsung pay transactions. On the galaxy S9, Samsung pay transactions can only be authorized using fingerprint sensors or iris scanners.
3. Faster and more convenient
IPhone hacks said the face ID of the iPhone x is more convenient than the smart scan of the galaxy S9. When the user picks up and takes a look at the iPhone x, it's unlocked. Just swipe the lock screen and you can start using your phone. For Galaxy S9, if users use iris scanning, they must make sure to see the phone at a certain angle and distance to make the iris scanner work normally. As for face unlocking, although its speed is faster than iris scanning, it is not safe enough, and it can not even be used normally in bad light environment. No matter which biometric technology is used, users must first press the virtual home button or press the power button to wake up the phone.
4. More intelligent
By default, iPhone x blocks all lock notifications for users. Only when the user is staring at the mobile phone, will it use fine animation to show that there are still unread notifications. This method not only helps to ensure that users' notifications will not be seen by others, but also enables users to view notifications at any time.
Samsung did not deploy any similar technology in the galaxy S9. All unread notifications can be easily viewed on the lock screen, which also provides convenience for other people to see the user's notifications and is not conducive to protecting the user's privacy. This may not be a big problem, but with the iPhone X's face ID, users can feel Apple's intimacy.
Finally, despite Samsung's best efforts, the smart scan, face unlock or iris scan of the galaxy S9 are no match for the iPhone X's face ID in terms of speed, security or convenience. Samsung may know this, which is why it still has fingerprint sensors for the galaxy S9.