Blackphone 2, second generation security phone, which builds on the successes of its debut personification by bolstering privacy and security characteristics, while not compromising on what many want in a modern smartphone. The Blackphone 2 acts like any other Android phone, but with a twist it runs Silent OS as well, an upgraded version of Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, which adds a number of additional security characteristics to the device.
Full HD res 1920 x 1080 pixels, the same as the iPhone 6 Plus and 6S Plus, it rivals what high end business laptops usually offer, albeit on a larger screen. The display is bright and quality wise it is on par with other efforts at the high end of the smartphone market.
There is 3GB of RAM as well, 32GB internal storage, a microSD card slot that can store up to 128GB, a 13 MP rear camera at the back and a 5 MP snapper in front. A 3060mAh battery, keeps the whole thing ticking; the longevity of the handset will, as one expects, vary according to how the phone is used.
The Blackphone 2 runs apps as any other Android phone. But apps remain a relentless issue in the security space. Though checked for malware and nefarious nasties, they stand as one of the biggest issues for Android devices to allow hackers in.
Blackphone 2 also performs the ability to segregate your applications by separating your work life and your personal life. You could potentially have other so-called ‘spaces’, which act like virtual machines or silos. At the core of Blackphone’s security characteristics is the Silent Suite of applications which encrypts calls, texts and data on the phone, and is sold as a subscription.
The Blackphone 2 is also a better phone than its harbinger, with a bigger screen and access to the full Google Play app store. That means you do not need a second phone for all those daily smartphone conveniences music, video, social media, games and so forth should you choose to indulge.
The Blackphone 2 is a sleek, attractive handset with a premium feel, and it is a phone that Silent Circle says has been designed from the ground up to be private.