Asus ROG Phone 5 product shot of the in display fingerprint scanner
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Phones with in-display fingerprint sensors first appeared at the beginning of 2018, and the technology was rather unpolished at the time. We’ve seen in-display sensors grow in popularity since then and become standard equipment. There are loads of phones with the technology nowadays, so we thought it would be a good idea to choose the best phones with in-display fingerprint scanners.

The best phones with in-display fingerprint scanners:

Editor’s note: We will be updating this list as more phones with in-display fingerprint sensors hit the market.


1. Samsung Galaxy S21 series

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra 1 1
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Samsung introduced its in-display fingerprint scanners with the Galaxy S10 family, and it’s refined the tech even further in the new Galaxy S21 series. Of course, a new fingerprint scanner isn’t the only upgrade to grace the Galaxy S21’s spec sheet. You get a 5G-ready Snapdragon 888 chipset and a beautiful AMOLED display that starts at 6.2-inches.

The camera setup also leaves the previous S20 behind with updated triple and quad-camera setups across the board. You probably remember the impressive Super Zoom on the S20 Ultra, but the new devices are heavy hitters in ways they hadn’t been before.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra Snapdragon vs Exynos

All three devices pack at least 4,000mAh batteries and 8GB of RAM, with the Ultra sporting as much as 16GB of RAM. 


Samsung Galaxy S21 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,800mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, 10, and 10MP
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

2. OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro

OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 backs
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OnePlus was one of the first manufacturers to jump on the in-display fingerprint scanner hype-train, and it’s learned a few tricks along the way. It beat Samsung to the punch the first time around, and the combination of specs and value feels like another OnePlus win.

See also: OnePlus 9 review | OnePlus 9 Pro review

The latest OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro are available on more networks than before — and they’ve moved from flagship killers to killer flagships. Either way, you’ll get to experience the in-display fingerprint scanner as well as the Snapdragon 888 processor. The 888 is a fairly popular pick among 5G-ready devices, so get ready to see it frequently.

The new OnePlus 9 packs a triple camera setup, and the 9 Pro packs a few added goodies from Hasselblad. The large 4,500mAh batteries hang tough with the big names, too, so you should have the power to make it through your day. OnePlus is a pioneer in Warp Charging anyway, so recharging shouldn’t be a problem.

Those who would rather get a more affordable smartphone from OnePlus could also look at the OnePlus Nord, which offers great value and is definitely one of the best budget phones with an in-display fingerprint scanner.


OnePlus 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

OnePlus 9 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

3. Xiaomi Mi 11

Xiaomi Mi 11 back against brick
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If you’re on the hunt for a slightly more affordable flagship, the Xiaomi Mi 11 might be the way to go. It’s hot off of the presses and packs a brand-new Snapdragon 888 chipset at around $800. Other core specs include 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

See also: Xiaomi Mi 11 buyer’s guide

The in-display fingerprint reader and single 20MP front camera are the highlights of the previously mentioned display. On the back, you’ll find an impressive triple-camera layout that’s built around a 108MP main shooter.

We’ve had a chance to put the Mi 11 through its paces, and you can check out our thoughts right here. The device ships with Android 11 running MIUI 12.5 right out of the box and a solid 4,600mAh battery with 55W fast charging to boot.

If you have a bit more budget to play with, you can also check out the Mi 11 Ultra. It packs a massive camera bump, complete with a 1-inch display on the back and more.


Xiaomi Mi 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,600mAh
  • Software: Android 11

4. OnePlus Nord 2

The OnePlus Nord 2 is the first true successor to last year’s Nord, so long as you skip past the N10, N100, and the Nord CE. It’s a solid shot to bridge the gap between the flagship OnePlus 9 series and the more affordable Nord siblings, though you can barely tell it apart from the OnePlus 9 itself.

See also: OnePlus Nord 2 review

The Nord 2 sports Gorilla Glass 5 on the front and back, which means the 6.43-inch AMOLED should have no problem standing up to your day. Unfortunately, there’s no official IP rating, so you may not want to bring the Nord 2 too close to your next pool party. You can find the in-display fingerprint scanner right in the middle of that display, and the ergonomics are excellent.

OnePlus made a major change in the Nord 2, switching from Qualcomm’s Snapdragon chips over to the MediaTek Dimensity 1200. This means it comes 5G-ready right out of the box, and the 12GB of RAM is more than enough to have you moving at top speeds.


OnePlus Nord 2 specs:

  • Display: 6.43-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Dimensity 1200
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

5. Asus ROG Phone 5

Asus ROG Phone 5 product shot of the rear of the phone from the left side
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The Asus ROG Phone 5 isn’t only one of the best gaming phones around; it also sports an in-display fingerprint scanner that gets it straight into this list. Apart from top-of-the-line specs like a Snapdragon 888 processor, a 144Hz refresh rate screen, 256GB of storage, and up to 16GB of RAM, this phone has one of the largest batteries on the market at a whopping 6,000mAh.

More: Asus ROG Phone 5 review: King of the hill

Like previous iterations, the ROG Phone 5 also has various mobile gaming accessories that enhance the smartphone gaming experience. One of these is the AeroActive 3 cooling fan, which is essential to keep your phone cool during long gaming sessions. Asus also brought back the headphone jack, giving its ROG Phone 5 an even bigger gaming boost.

The ROG Phone 5 offers air triggers that act as shoulder buttons and a triple camera setup with a truly impressive main lens.


Asus ROG Phone 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

6. Samsung Galaxy A52 5G

Samsung Galaxy A52 5G angled with books
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Samsung is often at the front when it comes to fancy features, and the in-display fingerprint scanner has become a regular feature on mid-range devices as well as flagships. This scrappy mid-range fighter — as Eric Zeman called it in his review — does just about everything well. It offers more than an all-day battery, a smooth 120Hz display, and a capable main camera for a reasonable price.

At a glance, you might not immediately tell the Galaxy A52 apart from its premium S21 siblings, but it drops down to a Snapdragon 750G chipset to keep things running. This can cause a few hiccups at times, but not nearly enough to outweigh the positives of the device.

See also: Everything you need to know about buying Samsung phones

Even though Samsung had to keep things simple with the processor, the powerful battery is an excellent addition. The Galaxy A52 packs a 4,500mAh cell and 25W wired charging to get you back on your feet.


Samsung Galaxy A52 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 750G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

7. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

You already know that Samsung did a great job with its S20 series in-display fingerprint scanners, so it would follow that the Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are capable as well, right? The answer is yes, and the inclusion of the S Pen makes the latest Note an even more tempting option. Both pack a Snapdragon 865 Plus as usual in the US, though you may want to opt for the Note 20 Ultra to maximize your quality.

The S20 Ultra is no longer the only Ultra in Samsung’s arsenal, and the Note 20 Ultra packs a lot of punch over the Note 20. It’s rocking an edge display instead of the Note 20’s flat design, and the Ultra is finished in high-end glass instead of the Note 20’s plastic coating.

However, all of that comes at an increased cost, so you can sleep soundly knowing that the Note 20 offers a minimum of 8GB of RAM along with 128 or 256GB of storage.


Samsung Galaxy Note 20 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 865 Plus/Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 Plus/Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB/12GB
  • Storage: 128GB/256GB/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 108, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Vivo X60 Pro and Pro Plus

Vivo X60 Pro Plus back in sunlight
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Vivo wowed us in 2020 with its micro-gimbal concept on the X50 Pro, and now it’s back for a second go. This beast is powered by Zeiss and packs an impressive camera array, even if it does come at the cost of other features.

Also: Vivo X60 Pro Plus review

The X60 Pro Plus packs an in-display fingerprint reader, and the faux leather finish feels excellent in hand. We also appreciated the inclusion of 55W wired charging, though you won’t find wireless charging anywhere on the spec sheet. Vivo also sacrificed the IP rating to double down on camera power.

Vivo’s X series has become a way to show off unique designs and try new features, and the X60 Pro Plus shows just how far things can go. Vivo rounded out the X60 Pro Plus’ setup with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage, followed by a solid 4,200mAh battery.


Vivo X60 Pro Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.56-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 48, 32, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 11

9. Oppo Find X3 Pro

Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G reflective back on a coffee table book.
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Bringing up the rear on today’s list is the Oppo Find X3 Pro with its space-age design and mirror finish. It’s not the first device to give a shiny back a try, but the Find X3 Pro looks like it came right out of Star Wars.

See also: Oppo Find X3 Pro review

The Oppo Find X2 Pro is IP68 water-resistant to stand up to your wildest adventures, and the 3K QHD display brings everything you capture to life. Its 120Hz refresh rate and billion color display add to the potential of Oppo’s high-end flagship.

There’s much to discover when you pick up an Oppo Find X3 Pro. Still, the in-display fingerprint scanner and SuperVOOC charging stand out from the other features. Oppo actually achieves 65W charging speeds thanks to the unique dual-cell battery. Unfortunately, it won’t fast charge at all without the SuperVOOC charger.


Oppo Find X3 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 50, 3, and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11