Face ID is slower than Touch ID, but has an important advantage

iPhone X is about to go on sale, but numerous reviews have already revealed most of its features. Most of the focus is on Face ID, the technology that replaces Touch ID. Unfortunately, not all responses about her are positive.


Tom’s Guide journalist Mark Spooner compared the speed of user identification in both ways, and Face ID was not among the winners.

As for Face ID on iPhone X, 1.2 seconds pass from the moment you press the power button to activate the display and identify the user. It takes another 0.4 seconds to swipe up to get to the desktop. Total time: 1.6 seconds.

To unlock iPhone 7, you just need to put your finger on the Home button and wait for the scanner to work. On average, this takes only 0.91 seconds.

It would seem that iPhone X is losing, but in fact it is not. What the user sees with different unlocking methods is different.

Here. Let me show you in a video what I mean that Face ID in use is different than Face ID artificially clocked. pic.twitter.com/1jvU2f5vC2

– Matthew Panzarino (@panzer) November 1, 2017

If you click on a notification from the lock screen, then with Touch ID, after identification, you need to wait for the application to launch. However, with Face ID, the app starts launching as soon as the screen lights up. The difference is clearly visible in the video above.

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