Smartphones are often considered
as “not-so-privacy-friendly” gadgets. After all, you have a tracking device in your pocket that keeps signaling your
exact location to all the cell towers around you.
Needless to say, these
devices may also contain tracking cookies that are stored by web browsers
whenever you visit a website. These cookies can be
used for various purposes.
For starters, website owners use it to track the user’s on-site
behavior and make improvements accordingly. Likewise, marketers use it to learn
more about the interests and behavior of
the users so they can show adverts as per the audience’s interest.
If you don’t want anyone to track your exact location or spy on your
browsing history, you should get yourself a mobile device that offers
security-centric features and functionalities.
Luckily, you now have android phones available which may not be as
affordable as other gadgets in the market, but offer exceptional security and
Without further ado, let’s check out the top security and
privacy-centric android phones:
KATIM is one of the most highly-secured smartphones in the market developed by Dark Matter. The tech
company is itself involved in developing gadgets that offer best
cyber-resilience and, thus, safer environment. Most of the gadgets by Dark Matter are catered towards businesses and government entities.
Anyway, KATIM uses the latest Android as the base version but with
the added layers of security. It has a powerful bootloader and an efficient
sandboxing mechanism. Moreover, the smartphone runs a validator at every boot,
checking the validation of OS integrity.
Apart from that, the phone has a powerful scanning mechanism that
keeps strict tabs on security attacks. If the device detects an attack,
it wipes the phone.
Google has always remained ahead of every technological advancement.
Even if they are not ahead, they just
acquire it and improve upon it.
Anyway, Pixel 3 and 3XL by
Google are top-of-the-line gadgets that boast some of the best security
features you’d ever experience. For starters, at the core of the smartphone,
you would find the Titan M chip. It is a custom-built chip that cannot be
tampered with and houses enterprise-level cybersecurity features.
In addition, the smartphone uses the stock version of Android’s latest OS. It means that whenever a
security patch is rolled out, the Pixel 3 or Pixel 3XL would be the first to get
Galaxy Note 9 offers a pre-installed version of the finest mobile security solution, Samsung Knox. In fact, it comes pre-installed in many smart
devices by Samsung. Samsung Knox offers deep-level protection because it boasts
security features at both the software and hardware level. The technology also
protects the data which is used by sensitive applications like Samsung Pay,
Secure Folder, etc.
Galaxy Note 9 also features a Security Boot Key. The technology
allows the OS to validate the integrity of every component during every boot.
It is because of the Security Boot Key feature that users won’t be able to
modify the bootloader or tweak the OS itself.
BlackBerry is yet another addition to the list that many users are
already aware of. In fact, BlackBerry has
more enterprise users than regular
The DTEK60 by BlackBerry comes with a decent amount of security
features. The smartphone uses a
highly-secured boot sequence process. Moreover, the gadget uses encryption
technology which secures the data, preventing it from getting tampered with in the event of a malware attack, etc. Users
are also provided with a Password Keeper where they can store all the
Boeing Black has been claimed to boast “Fort-Knox” like security.
The phone was built with the joint
venture of BlackBerry and the US aerospace. The smartphone uses a completely
customized Android version, housing top-of-the-line security features. The phone
is not easy to tamper with. If it detects
any tampering, it eradicates itself.
As mentioned earlier, most of the smartphones available on the list aren’t available for regular customers. In fact, the phones are built to cater
to government agencies and enterprise-grade businesses.
That said, you don’t necessarily have to spend a fortune to get
online security these days. Simply, download a VPN and enjoy
military-grade encryption and security with ease!