Biometric security is not new to the technology industry, but it is more common in fingerprint sensor form rather than eye scanning form. Nonetheless, security is a main concern for many smartphone manufacturers, which is why one of the first smartphones to tout an eye scanner has finally been commercially launched, and it’s not as expensive as one would think. The TCL 3S M3G is now available on GearBest, from where you can buy it for $152 if you use the coupon code TCL3S at the check-out page. That name is certainly a mouthful, but the handset itself comes with numerous features, a future-proof setup and a very affordable price, so who cares about brand names at this point?
The TCL 3S M3G is one of the first smartphones to dabble with eye scanning technology so we don’t expect the feature to work seamlessly at first. Updates as time goes by will most likely improve the eye scanning abilities of the phone, as they are mostly software-based and done through optical scanning of one’s retina. Tehe precise technology used by the company is not revealed, but they say it will offer a more secure way of unlocking your phone. Unfortunately, the usefulness of that eye scanning technology ends here, as the feature has not been implemented in other apps within the phone.
The TCL 3S M3G is nonetheless a very interesting find, as the value for money it offers is pretty amazing, compared to other smartphones in its price range. The handset features a 5-inch display with an FHD resolution of 1920*1080. Under the hood, the eye scanning handset touts an octa-cire Snapdragon 615 CPU backed by 2 GB RAM and 16 GB expandable internal storage. The OS on board is Android 5.0 Lollipop with a couple of added features courtesy of the manufacturer. The handset touts an 8 MP wide-angle camera on the front and a 13 MP camera with flash and autofocus on the rear. There’s LTE on board, which is always anice addition.
The TCL 3S M3G relies on a fairly large 3050 mAh battery for its autonomy and based on early benchmarks, battery life should be between a day and a half and two days for moderate use. The design of the handset doesn’t really stand out, but it does emphasize its thin, lightweight body with the metal frame that goes around the polycarbonate chassis of the phone. Although a bit bland, the TCL 3S M3G eye scanning smartphone is practically a steal. Performance should be stellar for this handset, as the Snapdragon 615 has done quite well on all the phones it was used in. For the price, the handset could be a pretty neat thing to have in your collection.