Fingerprint scanners belong on the back of the phone. That’s the loud and clear message from the latest slew of Android hardware to hit the shelves. Google’s own Nexus 5X and 6P have shifted the ‘print-sensor round the rear, as has the latest Huawei phone, the Honor 7. And it makes a whole lot of sense, because that’s where fingers go. That’s where fingers belong.
It’s rare that Android handsets out-innovate Apple’s own, so cherish this moment of canny fingerprint-sensing. Cherish it by considering these four alternatives to the new iPhone 6S.
Huawei Honor 7 – £249.99
The sturdily built Honor 7 from Huawei is a mid-range smartphone with beefy specs and a battery life that just keeps going. A fingerprint scanner positioned on the phone’s rear feels a more natural placement than Apple or Samsung’s thumb-sensing home button. You can even use swiping gestures on said scanner to activate certain Android functions. Coming in under £250 makes it one of the best value for money smartphones available today.
Nexus 5X – From £339
Nexus 6P - From £449