There was a time when the only mobile phone used by business people was the Blackberry. Sadly, the fortunes of this phone took a downturn, leaving a wide hole for other mobile phone developers to come in and create Smartphones for the business community. Business people need Smartphones that allow them to stay in touch with business partners and colleagues when on the move. High-performance and a variety of business apps are a priority in this community. In this article you will find a list of the 10 best mobile phones for business in the year 2016 and beyond.
Microsoft Lumia 950/950 XL
Price: $568 for the 950 and $670 for the 950 XL
For Windows 10 Mobile; these are definitely the cream of the breed. They come with 3GB Ram and 32GB storage capacity. There is a 20-Megapixel Camera at the back and a subscription to Office 365 Personal for a year at no cost. The phones can be turned into Desktop PCs using the Microsoft HD-500 Display Dock.
This is the first Android-based BlackBerry handset; this change in the OS really took analysts by surprise. The device still has a keyboard, although it slides away when not needed. One analyst said that this device is still all about business, at the front, but there is a party going on at the back. Basically, it is still targeted at the business community, but also has some fun features too.
The BlackBerry Classic
This is targeted at all the die-hard BlackBerry fans out there. It maintains the traditional BlackBerry design, but has upgraded features within it. It has BlackBerry OS 10 and a larger 720X720 pixel touch screen interface. It also comes with a touchpad and has a battery that can go on being used for 22 straight hours.
Samsung Galaxy S6/S6 Edge
Price: $516 for S6 and $625 for S6 Edge
The Samsung Galaxy S6 series was designed with business users in mind. It has Microsoft Office Android, Knox mobile device manager; the S6 Edge has multi-layer security features that can only be termed as military-grade. With Knox, one can partition the phone for business and personal use; these containers can work together in a near-seamless manner.
Samsung Galaxy Note 5
This is a great device for those who love multi-tasking; the business environment needs you to do a lot of tasks at the same time and the Galaxy Note 5 is a very capable device. It has a 5.7-inch QHD display, 3GB RAM and with a lot of powerful features underneath its demure exterior. The Note 4 has an expandable memory, allowing you to store more data than many other similar devices. With S-Pen capability and larger screen, the device makes multi-tasking and scribbling handwritten notes, a walk-in-the-park when using the Note 5.
Apple iPhone 6S/6S Plus
Today, people are buying large-screen phones so they can use them as laptop or PC replacements. With a 5.5-inch display, it has one of the clearest mobile phone displays in the market. The A9 processor ranks the device as one of the most powerful in the world of Smartphones. It has an aluminum alloy enclosure similar to that used in the aerospace industry, and support more LTE bands than any of its competitors. With Siri, Touch ID, 3D Touch and iOS9, this is one of the best business Smartphones that you can find.
Lenovo is the largest producer of PCs in the world and this Smartphone deserves to be on this list for a number of reasons. It comes with 4GB RAM, the largest in the market and 64GB storage capacity. Note that it also has a Quad Core Intel CPU. With all these features, it is a marvel that it only retails at $219; definitely a no-brainer choice for the novice business person.
Google Nexus 6P
This is great for business people who want a full Android experience; there is very little clutter on this device. It comes with a 5.7-inch display and has productivity tools targeted at the business community. Extra security is offered by the fingerprint scanner and has advanced voice command capability. With the Nexus 6P, you get Android updates and access to the best business apps before anyone else. The price is just right for business people, when compared to its competitors.
Huawei Ascend Mate 7
A powerful business tool, the device comes with a large6-inch screen and a HiSilicon Kirin K925 Octa Core processor, making it suitable for multi-tasking. It has a fingerprint scanner, ensuring that all your business data is secure. It supports 4G networks and has 32GB storage capacity and 2 to 3GB RAM. With such a large screen, this phone enables you to do a lot of business tasks without having to switch between apps; excellent for the busy business person.
Huawei Honor 7
It comes with Android 5, and an ENUI 3.1, HiSilicon Kirin 935 Octa Core Processor running at 2.2 GHz. It has a 5.2-inch screen, and a resolution of 1920 X 1080 pixels. This is a high-capability business Smartphone, for those who do not want to spend too much on a mobile phone. The 20-Megapixel rear and 8-Megapixel cameras ensure that you get high-res photos for your personal and business use. It has 3GB RAM and 16GB storage capacity.
These are the 10 best mobile phones for business, and they have been ranked in no particular order. For those seeking mobile phones that they can dedicate to their business pursuits, this list gives you the best offers in the market. These have high-end business features, enabling you to conduct business when you are on the move. The fact that you can sync these Smartphones to your PC or online accounts, means that you can leave your laptop at home or in the office, and travel light while still being connected. Prices may vary from one region to another.