Ever since the Snowden leaks, we’ve been seeing an increase in security consciousness the likes of which have never really been seen before. In order to court the new breed of security-minded consumers, certain smartphone manufacturers have started to release smartphones with features like 256-bit AES-encryption across the entire operating system.
One of the nicest security-focused phone we’ve seen so far comes out of Archos (you know, the same Archos that used to make Mp3 players?). Their GranitePhone runs a fully encrypted Android fork that ensures that your data, including calls, messages, and contacts are fully secure from government spooks and hackers alike.
GranitePhone is a bit pricey at $850, but that $850 gets you a Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 chip with 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage and a 2700mAh battery. While on paper those aren’t insane specs, knowing that your data is secure makes every penny worth it. Because your privacy doesn’t have a price, does it?