Blackphone 2 nyochaa: nzuzo na-adịghị ga-abịa mgbe ndị na-eri usability

Blackphone 2 review: privacy doesn’t have to come at the cost of usability
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  • It’s not the most advanced, its cameras are weak and its design is rather plain, but it is surprising just how useable its software and services are. The Blackphone 2 eme ka bests ibe n'ibe nke Android na-adịghị ga-esi na ụzọ gị ka ọtụtụ nke nzuzo-orientated ọrụ ime.

 

Kwadoro site na Guardian.co.ukIsiokwu a na-akpọ “Blackphone 2 nyochaa: nzuzo na-adịghị ga-abịa mgbe ndị na-eri usability” e dere site Samuel Gibbs, maka theguardian.com on Wednesday 11 November 2015 07.30 UTC

N'ụwa nke unscrupulous ngwa ọdịnala na tech ụlọ ọrụ nsuso, The Blackphone 2 na-ekwe nkwa-enyere na-ozi nkeonwe gị onwe na-enweghị na-na ụzọ gị.

The nsụgharị nke abụọ nke Blackphone site nche na nzuzo ụlọ ọrụ Silent gburugburu bụ nzọụkwụ ke usability na bụ ihe ijuanya mfe melite na ojiji, ọbụna n'ihi nzuzo novices.

Ọ dịghị ihe dị unhackable, n'ezie, and testing how resilient it was to attack was not possible at this stage.

Black slab

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The silver ‘S’ is about the only marker that the Blackphone is something special. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The Blackphone 2’s monolithic style suits its purpose. From the outside it looks like a well put-together generic black slab. Front and back are glass, the sides rounded plastic.

Nanị ndumodu na ọ bụghị nanị ụfọdụ ọnyà ngwaọrụ bụ obere sonso anya Silent gburugburu logo na azụ na-eji okwu "blackphone" na "onwe site imewe" na agba ntụ-on-nwa lettering.

Ọ bụ nnọọ ala jide, na ọ bụghị dị ka na-amị amị ka ndị ọzọ na iko smartphones, ma họpụta mmadụ elu fingerprints dị ka a magnet. The 5.5in 1080p LCD ihuenyo bụ ezi uche-egbuke egbuke ma vivid. Ọ bụ nke yiri àgwà na-na na-eji na OnePlus 2, dị ka ọmụmaatụ, ma ọ bụghị nnọọ na a pa na na ekwesị ka Nexus 6P ma ọ bụ Galaxy S6 Edge +.

Ekwentị 7.9mm oké, which is about average for today’s smartphones and feels well built. It flexes a little under pressure from your hands, which means it’s probably best not to put it in the back pocket and sit down.

Nkọwa

  • Ihuenyo: 5.5in 1080p LCD (518ppi)
  • Processor: octa-isi Qualcomm Snapdragon 615
  • Ram: 3GB nke Ram
  • Nchekwa: 32GB; microSD kaadị oghere
  • Sistemụ nrụọrụ: Silent OS 2 dabeere na Android 5.1.1
  • Igwefoto: 13MP n'azụ igwefoto, 5MP n'ihu-eche ihu igwefoto
  • Njikọta: LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and GPS
  • Akụkụ: 152.4 x 76.4 x 7.9mm
  • Arọ: 165g

A day’s battery

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A standard microUSB slot in the bottom. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The Blackphone 2 has Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 615 processor, which is certainly powerful enough for the phone’s intended audience. It felt snappy, lag free and chewed through multitasking without an issue.

Naanị ndị na-agbalị na-egwu graphically kpụ ọkụ n'ọnụ egwuregwu nwere ike na ọgụ na mgba, ma ọ bụrụ na nke ahụ bụ ihe ị na-mgbe m na na na na ihe mere i ji na-atụle a Blackphone.

Achọpụtara m na ka Wi-Fi n'ikuku bụ bụghị dị ka ezi dị ka ọ pụrụ ịbụ na, tụnyere yiri ngwaọrụ, ma 4G n'ikuku bụ magburu onwe, dị ka oku àgwà.

The smartphone were dị n'okpuru 24 awa kwa ụgwọ, na ezi uche arọ ojiji na nza nke push ozi ịntanetị na Ịma Ọkwa. Ị ga-mkpa na achajị ya otu ugboro n'ụbọchị, but it should see you till you get home even if you go out for the night.

n'ozuzu, you don’t feel like you’ve compromised anything in the name of buying a “secure” phone.

Lollipop on the surface

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Google and Silent Phone on one device, with the option to keep your information as private as you want. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

Silence Circle built Silent OS on top of Google si Android 5.1.1 Lollipop, which has only just been replaced with version 6 Marshmallow.

Beyond the interesting boot animation, it looks and behaves like stock Android. Ị nwere ohere nile Google ngwa ọdịnala na Play Store ibudata-atọ ndị ọzọ ngwa ọdịnala na-enweghị ezigbo ihe mgbochi.

Nanị etinyekwu n'ezie anya ka untrained anya bụ a Security Center icon, na Silent Echekwala na Silent ekwentị ngwa, nke bụ ihe ọma dị ka onye ọ bụla bụ maara na Android ga-ezi ezi n'ụlọ.

The ngwaahịa Android-apparence masks ndị zoro ezo n'ígwé nke nche na nzuzo wuru n'ime ekwentị.

The Security Center ngwa na-ejegharị onye ọrụ site na ya, but essentially you have granular control over not only the personal data that apps can access, but also the hardware and services provided by the phone.

Don’t want an app having access to location data or the internet? No problem. It operates in a similar manner to the new permissions system implemented by Google in Marshmallow and made famous by Cyanogen OS.

Secure spaces

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The Security Center app walks you through privacy and security options. You can even define a Google-free space. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The per-app control is only one level. The Blackphone 2 nwere ihe ọ na-akpọ "oghere". Onye ọ bụla ohere dị ka a iche iche ọrụ profaịlụ n'ime nke mgbochi nwere ike na usoro larịị. Onye ọ bụla ohere pụghị ikwu okwu ọzọ, huu ihe ị na-etinye ya anọgide na ya. Ị nwere ike, dị ka ọmụmaatụ, a ohere maka ọrụ gị email, kọntaktị, kalenda na akwụkwọ na-ewusiri ike si n'akụkụ ndị ọzọ nke ekwentị.

Ọ bụrụ na ị chọrọ iji ihe ngwa ma ị na-eche na ọ pụrụ ịbụ ize ndụ, ị nwere ike etinye ya na a kpọchiri ala ohere mere na ọ bụrụ na ọ dịghị agbalị na-eme egwu ihe ọ na-kewapụrụ gị ndị ọzọ data.

Getting to each space is simple. You can either switch spaces straight from the lockscreen with different codes or use the switcher in the notification shade. The level of security you give each space can be changed, including the ability to lockdown every other space when one particular one is active.

Companies can define a space and govern rules about it, which means you can blend personal and work on the same phone without compromising data security. Several other devices, gụnyere BlackBerrys nwere ike ime ihe yiri nke ahụ.

Dị ka mfe ma ọ bụ dị ka ihe siri ike iji dị ka ị họọrọ

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Randomise PIN na mpe mpe akwa na lockscreen maka mmezi nche. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

Ọ bụla mwube na nhazi ada mgbagwoju anya, ma Security Center nwere ike iduzi ọrụ site na ya. Na-ezuru ndidi i nwere ike na-arụ ọrụ niile n'ime 30 nkeji.

Ọ pụtara na ị pụrụ ime ka ekwentị dị ka mfe ma ọ bụ dị ka ihe siri ike iji dị ka gị nche chọrọ akwukwo ikpe. Ị nwere ike randomise PIN na mpe mpe akwa na lockscreen, which makes it much harder for someone to snoop over your shoulder at you passcode, but also makes it harder to unlock the phone.

Other things worth noting are automatic switching on or off of Wi-Fi based on location, the promise of rapid updates to the operating system directly from Silent Circle to make sure security bugs are patched as quickly as possible, and device encryption that is on by default.

Silent Phone and Store

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The Silent Store contains apps vetted by Silent Circle, but they are few and far between. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

Na mgbakwunye mgbanwe n'azụ Mpaghara mere ka Android, Silent gburugburu awade ezoro ezo olu na izi ozi site ya Silent ekwentị ngwa.

Ọ encrypts ekwentị oku na ozi nani n'etiti Silent ekwentị ọrụ, ma Silent ekwentị dị na ma iOS na Android, nke pụtara na ọ bụghị ihe dị Blackphone ọrụ ị pụrụ ịkpọ.

Ọ na-achọ a na ndenye aha na-top nke ekwentị mkpanaaka gị nkwekọrịta, ma ga a na na-bundled na a zuo nke Blackphone. Nyere ọnụ ọgụgụ nke Silent ekwentị ọrụ bụ obere, it’s of limited utility in general life, but if a business or group was to buy wholesale into the Blackphone they could chat without fear of being snooped on.

You can call non-Silent Phone users, which secures the phone call until it needs to connect to a traditional phone network, which is not as secure but allows users to avoid being snooped from the point of the call, if for instance you were calling across an insecure internet connection.

The Silent Store nakwa awade ngwa ọdịnala na e vetted site Silent gburugburu na-snooping free. The obere nhọrọ nke ngwa ọdịnala na-agụnye Firefox, N'ezi, Eriri: Proxy na Tor na Ghostery Nzuzo Nchọgharị, niile downloadable na Silent gburugburu si akara nke ihu ọma.

Igwefoto

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Igwefoto bụghị ihe ọ bụla dee n'ụlọ banyere, ma ga-eme maka snapping foto nke akwụkwọ ma ọ bụ gị cat. Foto: Samuel Gibbs maka Guardian

The 13-megapixel igwefoto bụ ihe ọ bụla na-eti mkpu banyere. Ọ na-arụpụta nkezi foto na ezigbo ọkụ, ma saa si, dull oyiyi mgbe agbapụ nọ n'ime n'okpuru wuru ìhè.

The five-megapixel front-facing camera is fixed focus and equally anaemic.

Ahịa

The Blackphone 2 is available for £659 without a mobile phone contract in the UK, but including 100 minutes of Silent Phone subscription for a year.

n'ihi na ha tụnyere, BlackBerry’s Priv Android phone costs £559 and offers similar work-private life segregation.

Mkpebi

The Blackphone 2 promises to be the most secure Android smartphone available.

It’s not the most advanced, its cameras are weak and its design is rather plain, but it is surprising just how useable its software and services are. The Blackphone 2 eme ka bests ibe n'ibe nke Android na-adịghị ga-esi na ụzọ gị ka ọtụtụ nke nzuzo-orientated ọrụ ime.

Ị pụrụ ime ka ndụ gị dị mfe ma ọ bụ ike dị ka ị chọrọ, na mgbanwe etoju nke nche. Ezie na Blackphone 2 abụghị azịza ọ bụla nke si ekpere, maka paranoid ma ọ bụ mkpa n'etiti anyị, Ọ pụrụ ịbụ na ọ dịghị ihe ọzọ na-egbu mgbu ngwá ọrụ maka ọrụ.

Uru: nche na-enweghị ihe overburden isi ike, oghere, nkịtị Android ahụmahụ, ezoro ezo ekwentị oku, snappy arụmọrụ, nkwa nke ngwangwa mmelite nche

Ọghọm: n'etiti imewe, na-adịghị ike ese foto, oké ọnụ, weaker than expected Wi-Fi connectivity

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