Which Are The Most Secure Smartphones (Update August 2019)
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Which Are The Most Secure Smartphones in 2019 (Update August)

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PRICE
TOTAL SCORE
OS
VPN
ENCRYPTION
TRACK BLOCK
FINGERPRINT
1
KATIM Phone
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$799
KATIM™ OSAES-256 See Review
2
Blackphone 2
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$730
SilentOSAES-256 See Review
3
Sirin Solarin
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~$17000
SirinOSAES-256 See Review
4
Sirin FINNEY
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$999
SirinOSAES-256 See Review
5
BlackBerry KEY2
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~$600
Android 8.1AES-256 See Review
6
UnaPhone Zenith
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$539
UnaOSAES-256 See Review
7
Turing Phone
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$1000
Sailfish OSAES-256 See Review
8
Galaxy S9
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$600
Android 8.1 OreoAES-256 See Review
9
iPhone XS
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$699
IOSAES-256 See Review
10
Google Pixel 3
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$799
AndroidAES-256 See Review

Which Is the Most Secure Smartphone You Can Buy?

This post was originally created in January 2019, but we gave it an update August 2019.




Cybercrime has generated above $1.5 trillion dollars in 2018 alone and companies have spent millions to avoid data leakage and compromising of their devices. Users have also been attacked quite a while and this trend is slowly moving towards mobile devices and smart devices, belonging to IoT (Internet of Things). This trend makes it vital to keep your information and finances safe, and increases the need of learning about the most secure smartphones currently on the market. With the cloud coming into our daily lives, and with mobile devices being relied upon for e-banking and payments, it is essential to have a device that you can trust.

In this review, we have selected the most secure smartphones which will be used in 2019, but since there are different smartphones for a wide variety of purposes (cryptocurrencies, communication, safe apps, payments, etc.), you should first ask yourself several questions to help you establish the level of security according to your needs:

  • What types of security-sensitive activities are you going to be using your smartphone for?
  • Are you going to be using the smartphone only for private communications over the web?
  • Are you going to use a SIM card that belongs to a carrier tracking online data and other information?
  • Are the apps you use going to require you to share revealing permissions?
  • Do you believe in biometric security?
  • Is your smartphone going to be used with a higher focus on privacy or on anti-malware security?

What Types of Mobile Threats Are Out There?

In the volatile and dynamic days of the 21st century, we are constantly fighting against millions of cyber threats on a daily basis. With dark net markets that connect crooks, now it is way easier to hack a smartphone. This dynamic environment has formed several types of threats that attack smartphones, and has also increased the need of the most secure smartphones:

  • Privacy-invasive apps, that collect sensitive data from your smartphone.
  • Trojans, that directly steal files and passwords.
    Mobile Ransomware viruses.
  • Invasive Adware apps, that also obtain information on what you tap on and can take control of your camera and other hardware.
  • Big conglomerates and companies and government agencies that have invasive privacy policies and use them to track absolutely everything you do all the time “for research purposes”.




How to Choose the Right Smartphone for You?

There are different smartphones that provide different levels of security at different prices, so there are several categories to pay attention to before you actually buy a phone:

  • Your budget.
  • Your security requirements.
  • How comfortable you feel using a certain mobile OS.
  • Which apps you need to use.
  • What specs will suite you.

Based on those, you can choose among the most secure smartphones which are reviewed in detail underneath.

Related:
Which Are The Best Budget Smartphones In 2019? What features and specs can you get under 100 USD? Are there good phones on a budget?
Which Are The Best Budget Smartphones In 2019
KATIM Phone
Blackphone 2
Sirin Solarin
Sirin FINNEY™
BlackBerry Key2
UnaPhone Zenith
Turing Phone
Samsung Galaxy S9
iPhone XS
Google Pixel 3

Legal Disclaimer: Be advised that the opinions expressed on this website are solely ours and they are not biased towards any specific software company or any other organization. The opinions are also based on our research, which includes first-hand data as well as second-hand information and it took place approximately 30 days before this article was published.

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Ventsislav Krastev

Ventsislav has been covering the latest malware, software and newest tech developments at SensorsTechForum for 3 years now. He started out as a network administrator. Having graduated Marketing as well, Ventsislav also has passion for discovery of new shifts and innovations in cybersecurity that become game changers. After studying Value Chain Management and then Network Administration, he found his passion within cybersecrurity and is a strong believer in basic education of every user towards online safety.

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1 Comment

  1. AvatarAli

    Hi.. I have several questions:
    1- Title “You can buy”: Can I buy KATIM for example. I think it is only for Enterprises and givernments. If this is true, then I would suggest to separate the phones into two classes: a. those which is targeted for end users, and b. those for businesses and governemtns.
    2- I wonder if you skipped Armadillophone, Librem 5, Bittium Tough 2, Sikur.. etc intentionally or for other reasons?.
    3- I noticed some of the listed phones in the article, their website do not show how to buy them. Some their Twitter account not been updated for a year or more. To name one, take Unaphone for example.

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