Best 10 Android Phones with FaceID Facial Recognition Technology

Facial recognition technology has been around for a while now on high-tech computers and system, but rarely on our phones. But thanks to Apple, the Facial recognition technology re-premiered as the “Face ID” on the iPhone X and somehow, become popular by the hour; many original equipment manufacturers have —in one way or the other— tried to replicate what Apple did with the Face ID on their device (new and old) leading to the snowballing number of Android phones with FaceID.

In no particular order, listed below are the best 10 Android phones with FaceID facial recognition technology in them out of the box.

Best 10 Android Phones with FaceID

1.  Vernee X

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Vernee X

Released no too long after the iPhone X, Vernee released the Vernee X, and so far, it remains one of the best phone from the OEM. Not only does the Vernee X come with the facial recognition technology, the device comes with a full view bezelless 6.0-inch Full HD display in 18:9 aspect ratio, 6GB RAM, stunning dual camera system on the rear, a single selfie camera of top quality, fast CPU & graphics processor and a monster battery.

Regarding price, the Vernee X is also a very affordable device and iPhone X alternative when the specs are considered.

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Vernee X Specifications

  • Dimension: 153.7 mm x 71.2 mm x 7.95 mm
  • Weight: 199 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 6.0-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC
  • GPU: Mali G71
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.0
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB, expandable to 128GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 5-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 13-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 6,300mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity
  • Colours: Black and Blue
  • Price: Rs. 18,000 ($279)

2. Doogee Mix 2

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Doogee Mix 2

With only $256, you can purchase the Doogee Mix 2 with the Face ID tech. Specs-wise, the Doogee Mix 2 is somewhat similar to the above Vernee X: huge 6GB RAM, monster battery, super fast processor, dual rear camera, and colossal internal storage unit.

To further spice things up, the Doogee Mix 2 comes with dual camera on the front to capture the best of selfies. And to why the device is on this list — it features the facial recognition technology. See other specs of the Doogee Mix 2 believe and where to buy.

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Doogee Mix 2 Specifications

  • Dimension: 74.7 mm x 159.1 mm x 8.6 mm
  • Weight: 199 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.99-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Quad-core MediaTek MT6737 SoC
  • GPU: Mali G71
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.1.1
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB/128GB expandable to 256GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 16-megapixels + 13-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: Dual 8-megapixels + 8-megapixels with LED
  • Battery: Non-removable 4,060mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint (Rear mounted)
  • Colours: Black, Gold, and Blue
  • Price: Rs. 17,000 ($256)

3. Smartisan Nut Pro 2

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Smartisan Nut Pro 2

When we reviewed the Smartisan Nut Pro 2, we advised that if you plan on picking up a new Android smartphone as your daily driver, then Smartisan Nut Pro 2 should be your next device. One of the reasons for the recommendation was the fact that the device came with the Face ID feature. Along that, you get to enjoy the smoothness of the huge 6GB RAM, dual 12MP & 5MP camera set-up.

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With the Smartisan Nut Pro 2, affordability also comes to play, the 6GB RAM version of the device costs only $386.

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Smartisan Nut Pro 2 Specifications

  • Dimension: 73.4 mm x 154.4 mm x 7.4 mm
  • Weight: 156 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.99 inches (1080 x 2160 pixels) IPS LCD touchscreen
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 512
  • Operating System: Smartisan OS v4.0 (based on Android Nougat v7.0)
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 32GB or 64GB, or 128GB or 256GB (expandable by 256GB via SD card)
  • Rear camera: Dual 12-megapixels + 5-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 16-megapixels with Face ID Recognition Unlock
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,500mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Compass, Gyroscope
  • Colours: Black, Red, and Gold
  • Price: Rs. 25,000 ($386)

4. Vivo X20

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Vivo X20

The Vivo X20 is a full view with 18:9 aspect ratio and Snapdragon 660 SoC launched by Vivo in October 2017. The device comes with 4GB RAM, dual 12MP + 5MP camera and a single 12-megapixels front camera which in charge of facial recognition. Despite its big body size, the Vivo X20 is a super slim and lightweight device, and it is currently being sold between $430 – $450 and is one of the best Android phones with FaceID to buy in 2018.

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Vivo X20 Specifications

  • Dimension: 155.85 mm x 75.15 mm x 7.2 mm
  • Weight: 159 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 6.01-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels IPS Super AMOLED screen
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 512
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.1.1
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB/128GB expandable to 256GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 12-megapixels + 5-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 12-megapixels with LED
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,245mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint (Rear mounted)
  • Colours: Black, Rose Gold, and Gold
  • Price: Rs. 29,000 ($450)

5. Vivo X20 Plus

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Vivo X20 Plus

The Vivo X20 Plus is the bigger, sharper and more refined version of the above Vivo X20. The device has a bigger screen size and a big battery. Like the X20, the Vivo X20 Plus comes with the same processor, GPU, storage properties, and facial recognition system. The VIVO X20 Plus is more expensive than the ordinary X20; sells for $500 – $530.

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Vivo X20 Plus Specifications

  • Dimension: 165.32 mm x 80.09 mm x 7.45 mm
  • Weight: 181 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 6.43-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels IPS Super AMOLED screen
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 512
  • Operating System: Android Nougat v7.1.1
  • RAM: 4GB or 6GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB/128GB expandable to 256GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 12-megapixels + 5-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 12-megapixels with LED
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,905mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint (Rear mounted)
  • Colours: Black, Rose Gold, and Gold
  • Price: Rs. 34,000 ($530)

6. OnePlus 5T

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OnePlus 5T

The OnePlus 5T is the latest flagship from leading China-based smartphone manufacturer, OnePlus. The device is an upgrade to the OnePlus 5 and it comes with a bigger full view display. There are two versions of the OnePlus 5T; one with 6GB RAM and another with 8GB. Both versions, however, come with the face unlock feature — which according to many reviews, is faster and more efficient than that of the iPhone X.

The 6GB version of the OnePlus 5T costs $510 (RS. 33,000), while the 8GB OnePlus 5T, $589 (Rs. 38,500).

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OnePlus 5T Specifications

  • Dimension: 156.1 mm x 75 mm x 7.3 mm
  • Weight: 162 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 6.01-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels IPS Super AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: 2.45GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • GPU: Qualcomm Adreno 540
  • Operating System: Oxygen OS 4.7 powered by Android 7.1.1 Nougat
  • RAM: 6GB and 8GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB/128GB ; external memory not supported
  • Rear camera: Dual 16-megapixels + 20-megapixels with dual LED flash
  • Front camera: 16-megapixels SONY lens with flash
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,300mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint (Rear mounted)
  • Colours: Black, Gold, and Grey
  • Price: Rs. 38,500 ($589)

7. Elephone U

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Elephone U

The Elephone U is the recently released flagship of the Chinese OEM, Elephone. The device happens to be the first device from the company to have the facial recognition technology. It also features a special innovation Elephone calls the “Magic Light” which lights up the curved edges of the display when you have an incoming call. Other specifications of the Elephone U are listed below.

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Elephone U Specifications

  • Dimension: 154.0 mm x 72.5 mm x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 160 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.99-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: 2.0GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 SoC
  • GPU: Mali G71
  • Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • RAM: 6GB and 8GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB/128GB ; external memory up to 128GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 13-megapixels with LED flash
  • Front camera: 8-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,620mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint (Rear mounted), Hall Sensor
  • Colours: Black, and Blue
  • Price: Rs. 24,000 ($370)

8. Elephone U Pro

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Elephone U Pro

The Elephone U Pro was released alongside the Elephone U, and both devices are very much identical. The only differentiating factor between the Elephone U and U Pro is the chip used on the devices. The Elephone U Pro uses a Snapdragon 660 SoC while the ordinary Elephone U uses a MediaTek Helio P23 SoC. The crux of having both devices on this list is that they both come out-of-the-box with the facial recognition feature. See basic specs of the Elephone U Pro below:

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Elephone U Pro Specifications

  • Dimension: 154.0 mm x 72.5 mm x 8.4 mm
  • Weight: 160 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 5.99-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels AMOLED screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 5
  • Processor: 2.2GHz Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 660 SoC
  • GPU: Mali G71
  • Operating System: Android 7.1 Nougat
  • RAM: 6GB and 8GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB/128GB ; external memory up to 128GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 13-megapixels with LED flash
  • Front camera: 8-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 3,620mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint (Rear mounted), Hall Sensor
  • Colours: Black, and Blue
  • Price: Rs. 30,000 ($459)

9. Ulefone Power 3

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Ulefone Power 3

The Ulefone Power 3 is the latest offering from Ulefone’s battery-focused “Power” series of devices. With a fast MediaTek Helio P23 SoC, Mali G71 GPU, 6GB RAM, four cameras, a FHD+ display, 6,080mAh Lithium-Ion battery with fast charge, and Face ID recognition feature, the Ulefone Power 3 is probably the best and most affordable battery-focused smartphone out there at the moment. Even more interesting is the fact that the device comes out of the box running the latest version of Android operating system, the Oreo v8.1 OS.

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Ulefone Power 3 Specifications

  • Dimension: 159.2 mm x 75.9 mm x 9854 mm
  • Weight: 210 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 6.0-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels IPS screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 SoC
  • GPU: Mali G71
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo OS
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB; external memory up to 256GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 16-megapixels + 5-megapixels Samsung S5k3p3 sensor with LED flash
  • Front camera: Dual 13-megapixels + 5-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 6,080mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint (Rear mounted), Hall Sensor
  • Colours: Black, and Gold
  • Price: Rs. 14,500 ($239)

10. Oukitel K10

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Oukitel K10

Like the Ulefone Power 3 the Oukitel K10 is also a battery-focused smartphone with the facial recognition technology (Face ID), but with a bigger battery. The Oukitel K10 comes with a monster 11,00mAh battery which can conveniently give 168 hours of usage (on normal use). The device comes with the fast charging feature which allows the huge battery be fully charged in less than 3 hours. It also boasts of quad camera

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Oukitel K10 Specifications

  • Dimension: 167.4 mm x 78.5 mm x 13.5 mm
  • Weight: 283 grams (with battery)
  • Display: 6.0-inches 1080 x 2160 pixels IPS screen
  • Processor: 2.5GHz Octa-core MediaTek Helio P23 SoC
  • GPU: Mali T880
  • Operating System: Android 7.1 NougatOS
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Internal memory (ROM): 64GB; external memory up to 128GB
  • Rear camera: Dual 16-megapixels + 0.3-megapixels Samsung S5k3p3 sensor with LED flash
  • Front camera: Dual 8-megapixels + 0.3-megapixels
  • Battery: Non-removable 11,000mAh
  • Sensors: Proximity Sensor, Acceleometer, Ambient Light, Gyroscope, Compass, Gravity, Fingerprint (Rear mounted)
  • Colours: Black, and Gold
  • Price: Rs. 18,000 ($276)

There you have it; 10 of best Android phones with FaceID facial recognition technology you can buy in 2018. Asides having the Face ID, they also come with stunning individual features (as listed in their specs sheet).

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