Picking a phone is like learning to trust a friend: You don’t want to confide in someone who will blab every detail of your life to everyone else, just as you want to be able to trust that your smartphone activity isn’t being relayed back to a carrier or Internet giant.
Mobile-security company Silent Circle’s sophomore effort at the ultimate private device aims to providejust that. The Blackphone 2 (starting at $799 unlocked) is a device you can trust with your sensitive information and communications, and it even lets you create up to four virtual phones in one handset. But security features aside, the Blackphone doesn’t stack up well compared to other flagship phones.
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