Mobile phones are ubiquitous these days, but which smartphones currently available on the market will be more suitable for business use?
Top Business Smartphones 2018
A business smartphone typically has to meet more conditions than a personal one, and the choice might be tougher. When looking for a business smartphone, one has to take into account several aspects such as specifications, performance, security, and features.
To keep up with the various tasks a business usually involves, a business smartphone should, first of all, have high-end specifications. It should be able to easily handle work files, documents, PDFs, video conferences, and others without lagging or failing to open the files.
Second of all, security is another major aspect that can make or break a device, especially if it's intended for business use. Features and performance, meanwhile, should ensure that everything goes smoothly and rapidly, thereby improving productivity.
Without further ado, here are some of the most competent smartphones currently available on the market, which would be suitable for business users.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 is a top-notch smartphone with a premium design, high-end specs, top features, and great overall performance. It has a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2,360 x 1,440 pixels, an Exynos 8895 or Snapdragon 835 processor (depending on region), 6 GB of RAM, and 64 GB/ 128 GB/ 256 GB of storage.
Other specs include dual rear cameras of 12 megapixels, an 8-megapixel front camera, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and an iris scanner.
What makes it particularly suitable for business is the Samsung KNOX security system, as well as the high-end S Pen stylus experience that allows more functionality and productivity. To take things to the next level, users can pair it with the Samsung DeX Pad.
Apple iPhone X
Apple's most expensive smartphone to date, the iPhone X, is premium from the inside out, with a sleek design, powerful specs, and advanced features. The iPhone X boasts a 5.8-inch Super AMOLED display with a Retina resolution of 2,436 x 1,125 pixels, an Apple A11 Bionic chip, 3 GB of RAM, and 64 GB or 128 GB of native storage space.
It also features dual 12-megapixel rear cameras, a 7-megapixel front camera, a 2,716 mAh battery, and Face ID, but no fingerprint scanner.
The iPhone X is powerful, secure, and could handle virtually any task thrown at it, which makes it suitable for business use. On the other hand, it's quite expensive as its base version costs roughly $1,000
The OnePlus 6 is the most recent smartphone powerhouse, which was unveiled earlier this month. The handset features a 6.3-inch display with a resolution of 2,280 x 1,080 pixels, an octa-core Snapdragon 845 processor, 6 GB or 8 GB of RAM, 64 GB or 128 GB of native storage space.
It has dual rear cameras comprising a 20-megapixel shooter and a 16-megapixel sensor, a 16-megapixel front camera, a rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, and a 3,300 mAh battery.
While it has a lower resolution than the Galaxy Note 8 and the iPhone X, the OnePlus 6 delivers a solid performance at a much lower price than its rivals. It's widely considered one of the best Android smartphones currently available on the market and it can offer a good business experience without breaking the bank.
Lastly, for BlackBerry fans, the Priv could be a good business smartphone. BlackBerry was once at the top of the market, with its devices extremely popular for enterprise use, but it lost significant ground to rivals in recent years. The company is still trying to keep up, however, and it has made significant efforts.
The BlackBerry Priv is the company's first smartphone to run Android, and it comes with some solid specs. It has a 5.4-inch display with a resolution of 2,560 x 1,440 pixels, a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, an 18-megapixel rear camera, a 2-megapixel front shooter, and a 3,410 mAh battery.
It doesn't have the best build quality or the most advanced specs, but BlackBerry's impressive suite of security features make the Priv a great option for business customers.
Other potential contenders in the business smartphone race could be the Samsung Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9 Plus, the LG G7 ThinQ, or the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus.
Which do you prefer and why? Let us know in the comments section below.