The exponential growth in the use of mobile devices in recent months also exposed the importance of the security of each of the terminals.
Since the start of the COVID-19 coronavirus quarantine, different attacks by cybercriminals throughout the planet have managed to generate a real headache for users.
In Argentina, more than 90% of the devices used have the Android operating system, developed by the American giant Google.
Nowadays, A good part of the terminals – beyond the operating system they have – offer on-screen fingerprint scanners or even facial recognition technology.
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However, This guide will try to show which are the most secure (and robust) computers with Android operating system that can be obtained today.
The South Korean giant’s devices offer the Knox security system since 2013.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20,
with Knox security system,
offered from $ 104,999
in the official Samsung store
Currently, this system is present in almost all the company’s models. From high-end equipment such as Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra 5G, the Samsung Galaxy Note 20, the new line of Samsung Galaxy S20 -and its predecessors-, but also in their mid-range devices that make up the Samsung Galaxy A family.
What is the Knox security system? It is a security system that the company uses since Android version 4.3.
Over the past few years The firm even expanded its functions and today it can be said that it is a whole platform of services with privacy.
Knox’s main goal is increase the security of the terminal and, in the case of professional use, restrict access to certain parts or sectors of the smartphone.
Basically Knox is a platform with several applications and services that protect the hardware, software and data of each of the users thanks to an encrypted container what create a secure storage and runs space.
Although it was developed mainly for the professional sector to promote the so-called BYOD (Bring Your Own Device, “bring your own device”) and provide tools and solutions that eliminate risks -such as leaking confidential data or industrial espionage- the platform also decided to use for the common public.
The Knox system of Samsung devices also monitors the security status of the device. So, for example, if a person tries to install or « flash » unofficial software on the Galaxy family of computers, the Knox system will void the computer’s warranty.
Being a set of system applications, Knox cannot simply be disabled. Even deleting Knox from the device can be dangerous for the user and may not until the computer reboots.
The first computer in the Galaxy family to feature the Knox security system was the Samsung Galaxy s3.
The American giant designs for its Pixel devices –the fourth version of these equipment was recently launched– Recurring updates and security patches.
Pixel 4 XL, from Google, is offered in
MercadoLibre for about $ 215,000
When choosing a new terminal, Google emphasizes that each of its teams will have these patches and security updates for more than two years.
One of the advantages that users have owners of a Pixel terminal is that these security patches appear available on their computers the same day of their launch.
On the other hand, users who own cell phones from other brands – that is, they are not Google – must wait a few weeks until the manufacturers adapt the security updates to each of their models.
Motorola Edge, available in store
Official Motorola for $ 74,999 or 12
fees of $ 6,250
By having an agreement with Google for several years, Motorola smartphones usually have security updates and patches much faster than other brands. Especially in Argentina.
Something similar happens with the update of new versions of the Android operating system. In this sense, the company also guarantees on the computers of its One family that users will receive security updates and new versions of operating systems for almost three years.
Weeks ago, Motorola launched the Motorola Edge, the team with which it competes in the high-end segment. Since its launch, the computer had at least three security updates or patches, for example.
The price of the LG G8s ThinQ starts at
MercadoLibre at about $ 89,999
The manufacturer began to offer in its products an extra security related more to hardware than to software.
Why? Within the G, Q, and K line, which includes equipment such as the LG G8s ThinQ, LG K50s, LG K40s, and LG K20, among others, military certification from the United States Department of Security appears, where the equipment was subjected to different tests to measure its durability and support to falls of various kinds.
The One Plus 7T Pro is offered in
MercadoLibres for about $ 160,000
The company has set itself a goal to receive the demanding Android security certification (Android Enterprise Recommended) for companies this year.
Recently, The company announced the launch of two new tanks of the OnePlus Nord N family.
After suffer an unexpected problem last July, when you managed to quickly fix a vulnerability in your billing system -which exposed the data of thousands of users around the planet-, the company now offers the latest security updates on its computers with an average waiting month.
Among the requirements to receive the certification of companies by Android, OnePlus pledged to deliver security patches every 90 days (3 months) as well as current system update and a major (operating system) update for all of its devices..