Kill switches are the single number 1 reason I want this phone. But they have to do their job…
The purism website states this that kill switches are for the “camera, microphone, WiFi/Bluetooth, and baseband”. In some places it also says “all 3 will kill GPS”.
But for me that is not enough. What about the other sensors in the phone? What stops someone using the speakers as a microphone, or stealing information from the accelerometers? For that matter, couldn’t the accelerometers potentially be used as a microphone? Is there an ambient light sensor, or a proximity sensor? And if so, will the power to them get cut too??
I want a phone that can’t collect information from the world around it. I want the only information that it has to be the information that I give it or information that I allow it to collect. And I want to be 100% sure that this is the case - I don’t want to have to trust software. Does this phone offer exactly that, or does it fall just short?