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Forbes Cybersecurity Journalist. Thomas brewster has found that the face unlock feature has been insecure on some of the top-ranked Android smartphones. Brewster ran a test in which he tried to unlock four premium Android smartphones like the Galaxy S9, OnePlus 6, Galaxy Note 8 Y LG G7 ThinQ using a 3D printed head printed at the backface studio in Birmingham, UK.

All four smartphones were easily fooled by the 3D printed head, with only FaceID on the iPhone X being “impenetrable”. According to the test conducted by Brewster, the OnePlus 6 was the least secure among them, as the phone was instantly opened when it was “presented with a fake head.” The LG and Samsung smartphones showed a bit better, as they showed a caveat that facial recognition might not be as secure as the usual fingerprint scanner. The report noted that during testing, LG even rolled out an update that made the G7 ThinQ a bit more secure.

Unsurprisingly, Apple’s iPhone X was crowned the most secure smartphone among all tested phones. It couldn’t be easily fooled, all thanks to the true depth camera system used by FaceID.

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Overall, this test indicates that the facial recognition system on Android smartphones is less secure than Apple’s Face ID technique. Facial recognition on most smartphones is software enabled. In the case of the iPhone X, Apple has used its TrueDepth camera system to enable FaceID. According to Apple, the technology is said to analyze more than 30,000 invisible points to create an accurate depth map of your face. Your depth estimate works by having an IR emitter.