Camera-based face recognition is quickly becoming a new fad among smartphone makers. All thanks to the Apple iPhone X. The Face Unlock adds a layer of security to safeguard your phone’s content and also quickly unlock your phone in public without feeding in the code or a unique pattern.
Smartphone makers are implementing their interpretations of Face Unlock using the front-facing camera. Not all phones pack an AI-powered chip which works better than the stand alone Trusted Face feature under Smart Lock in almost every Oreo running phone.
A couple of brands have optimized the face unlock to a level that the phone opens the moment one lifts it. Even one-fifth of a second would appear slow by the current standards. So if you want to take a nosedive in this frenzy give these phones a look.
Selling Price: Rs 19,999
The Honor Play boasts of a 3D facial scanning aided by AI for recognizing the face in different lighting conditions. With the Face Unlock feature on this phone, you can safeguard the notifications from being visible to others. The Face Unlock feature powered by the 16-megapixel selfie camera works even in the dark. Honor adds nifty options like Direct Unlock and close-eye unlock prevention options.
Realme 2 Pro
Selling Price: Rs 15,990
Oppo’s spin-off company Realme is trying hard to compete with Xiaomi and the likes with same old formula. The Realme 2 Pro features a spiffy Face Unlock option thanks to its 16-megapixel selfie camera. However, there’s no official word on whether the phone will get the Android 9.0 Pie update. So if you are okay with that, then the Realme 2 Pro can be a worthy option for you.
Selling Price: Rs 18,990
The Oppo F9 arrived with a fast face unlock promise by using its 16-megapixel selfie camera. Along with the fingerprint scanner, the Face Unlock on the F9 is indeed quick and unlocks the phone the moment you pick it up. Of course, the phone must be facing you. Oppo doesn’t have a great track record with updates, but the Android 9.0 Pie for this phone is hinted for early next year.
Vivo V9 Pro
Selling Price: Rs 15,990
In commercials and promos, Vivo boasts about how instantaneous the Face Unlock feature of the phone is. The V9 Pro has a 16-megapixel front-facing camera placed in the notch area. It does unlock the phone quickly and is usable for security purposes. However, it’s also easy for anyone to hold it in front of your face and unlock it in a jiffy.
Motorola One Power
Selling Price: Rs 15,999
The freshly launched Motorola One Power features a 12-megapixel front-facing camera that supports the Face Unlock feature. Recently, Motorola released its native Face Unlock app for other Moto phones as well. With the upcoming Android 9.0 Pie update, you can only expect the phone to recognize your face faster.
ASUS Zenfone Max Pro M1
Selling Price: Rs, 13,999
The budget-friendly Zenfone Max Pro M1 has a humble 8-megapixel camera on the front. The latest update rolled out by the company adds the Face Unlock feature to the phone. However, the only setback is that the selfie camera struggles to unlock the phone whenever in the low light conditions. That could be a deal breaker for some.