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  1. EVO-DROID

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    I didn't initially care about it, but I will say this thing has impressed me so far. Just messing around with my Oakley's (polarized) and I tried to unlock my phone via the iris scanner, unlocked in no time.

    Initially I wasn't going to upgrade, so far I am glad I did. I come from a note 5 and the only reason I was able to upgrade is because I am moving my wife over to verizon from sprint. I didn't know what to expect from the curved edges, the original note edge I didn't really care for. This one is just subtle enough.
     

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    I don't have very thick glasses, but I couldn't get it to work. Glad it worked for you, though
     
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    Just regular eyeglasses or sunglasses?

    It was pretty cool, it sees right through the lenses and registers my eyes
     
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    I wear bifocals and I couldn't get the iris scanner to work unless I took my glasses off. Speaking of glasses, I have a pair of prescription polarized sunglasses that have been problematic with some other phones, but I can see the Note 7's screen perfectly in both orientations while wearing the sunglasses.
     
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    I actually got it to work! We'll see how it performs now :)
     
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    Nice! Im pretty impressed with the phone so far.
     
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    The Note 7 screen is AMOLED, I suspect the other phones were LCD, which uses a polarizer. AMOLED does not. With LCD and polarized sunglasses, depending on the orientation, it can black the screen completely.
     
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    Thank you for that explanation.
     
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    I can see the problem with bifocals, because the thing needs to get a clear view of the iris. And bifocals usually have a line somewhere in middle of the lens, between the reading and distance sections. Think strong prescription lenses could certainly cause problems as well.
     
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    The iris scanner works good for me, but I probably still won't use it. I never lock my phone (probably a mistake), but had it locked up until I went to bed last night. It was easier to use my fingerprint to unlock than move the phone so it could see my eyes. But when I did the iris scanner worked great most of the time. But the fingerprint scanner was basically immediate and if I lock I will use that 99% of the time. Good to have other options that work though.
     

Samsung Galaxy Note 7

The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 was launched in 2016, before subsequently being removed from production over battery issues.

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