Since it appeared for the first time on Apple’s iPhone X, the face unlock became a much demanded feature in smartphones.

Unfortunately, the Dutch Consumentenboard organization burst the bubble of the people who thought of this technology as the ultimate layer of protection required by a smartphone.

They found out that out of 110 devices that were tested, 42 could be unlocked with an HD picture of the user.

Most of the models were budget devices with a few flagships featuring in the list. Many devices, like the iPhone X series, the Honor View 10, Huawei Mate Pro 20 and others cleared the test too.

  • Following are the devices that were unlocked with a photo:
  1. Alcatel 1X
  2. Asus Zenfone 5 Lite
  3. Asus Zenfone 5, ZE620KL
  4. BlackBerry Key2
  5. BlackBerry Key2 (US Version)
  6. BQ Aquaris X2
  7. BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
  8. General Mobile GM8
  9. HTC U11+
  10. Huawei P20 (EML-L29)
  11. Huawei P20 Lite
  12. Huawei P20 Pro (CLT-L29)
  13. Lenovo Motorola Moto E5
  14. Lenovo Motorola Moto E5 (BR version)
  15. Lenovo Motorola Moto E5 Plus (BR version)
  16. Lenovo Motorola Moto G6 Play
  17. LG K9 (LM-X210EMW)
  18. LG Q6 Alpha (LG-M700n)
  19. Motorola G6 Play (BR Version)
  20. Motorola One
  21. Nokia 3.1
  22. Nokia 3.1 (US Version)
  23. Nokia 7.1
  24. Oukitel VU
  25. Samsung Galaxy A7 (2018)
  26. Samsung Galaxy A8 (SM-A530F)
  27. Samsung Galaxy A8
  28. Samsung Galaxy A8+ (SM-A730F)
  29. Samsung Galaxy J8 Brazil
  30. Sony Xperia L2 (H3311)
  31. Sony Xperia L2 (H3321)
  32. Sony Xperia XZ2 (H8216)
  33. Sony Xperia XZ2 (US version)
  34. Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (H8314)
  35. Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact (US Version)
  36. Sony Xperia XZ2 Compact Dual SIM (H8324)
  37. Sony Xperia XZ2 Dual SIM (H8266)
  38. Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium (US Version)
  39. Sony Xperia XZ3
  40. Vodafone Smart N9
  41. Xiaomi Mi A2
  42. Xiaomi Mi A2 (32 GB)
  • Following are the devices that were unlocked with a photo but have the ability to switch the face recognition to “stricter” mode:
  1. Honor 7A
  2. LG G7 thinQ
  3. LG G7 thinQ (US Version)
  4. LG G7 thinQ Dual SIM
  5. LG V35 thinQ (US Version)
  6. LG V40 thinQ


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