Smartphones are manufactured to meet the needs of different class of users; there are budget device, mid-range phones, high end flagship, smartphones for students, smartphones for business etc.
Whichever category of mobile phone you are going for, bear in mind that these smartphones varies in features and most of the high end ones come with a lot of goodies.
Security, stability, performance and quality are the criterias we used in ranking our business phones.
Let’s take a look at 10 best business smartphones today.
Huawei Mate 20 Pro
Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a flagship device that is gaming. Not only is this phone one of the most successful phones from Huawei, it packs so many amazing features that will give users value for their money.
Coming in with the 7nm Kirin 980 processor and two neutral processing units, the Mate 20 Pro is definitely making a statement in terms of performance. Backing up the performance is a fourth generation image signal processor and an LTE Cat 21 modem that brings massive speed to the device.
Another interesting feature of the Mate 20 Pro is the inbuilt external storage card slot with the new Nano memory card which stands out from the microSD card seen in many smartphones.
Also, the smartphone runs on the latest Android 9.0 Pie, so expect to see wow battery and overall performance. Actually, phones manufactured by Huawei are known for their longer battery life and Mate 20 Pro is no exception.
Mate 20 Pro is powered by a 4200mAh battery that lasts long even when used intensively. Due to the Android upgrade, the fingerprint scanner which is embedded in the phone’s display is pretty fast.
Perhaps the highlight of the smartphone is the triple rear camera setup, having 40MP, 20MP and 8MP lens that gives amazing image even in low light condition. This triple camera setup is similar to that of the Huawei P20 Pro but with little difference in arrangement and also higher resolution in one of the lens.
Also, the phones 24MP front facing camera works with artificial intelligence that gives breathtaking selfies.
Sincerely speaking, these features is too much for just one phone, the wide angle lens and telephoto lens allows for great brokeh photos.
In addition, Mate 20 Pro comes with a massive 6.39inch OLED display that gives a cinematic feel. With a modern design that is available in pink gold, twilight, moonlight blue and emerald green, this smartphone is absolutely a king. Perfecto!!!
Apple iPhone XS/XS Max
Latest Apple iPhone XS and XS Max are one of the most expensive phones in the market. Coming in at a starting price of $1099 for the 64GB and $1,449 for the 512GB, the iPhone XS and XS Max has to bring a lot to the table. Well, it actually brought its game to the table in terms of processor performance.
Benchmark test done on the phones A12 bionic shows that no other chipset matches it performance yet as at the time of writing.
Furthermore, iPhone XS and XS Max comes with amazing dual rear and 7MP front camera with a f/2.2 aperture that gives a clear and colorful photos. Also the new cameras software allows users take depth of field or brokeh photos.
Apple’s flagship phone also comes with huge OLED display screen that makes the phone itself huge. The size of the phones battery is good but I can’t really say the same for the battery capacity as it falls behind battery life of its predecessor, iPhone 7 and X and also flagship Huawei Mate 20 Pro and p20 Pro.
When it comes to overall performance, the iPhone XS and XS Max are both good phones for consideration.
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Probably the best business smartphone, Galaxy Note 9 packs enough features that users might find impressive.
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Galaxy Note 9 which costs about $999 comes in with a large 6GB/8GB RAM which gives immense support to the phones chipset. It also has a 512 GB internal memory that can store all your documents, videos, photos and more.
Also, the Samsung phone comes with an upgraded S pen better than the one seen in it’s predecessor Galaxy Note 8. The new Bluetooth S pen Comes with remote control functions, isn’t that awesome?
Galaxy Note 9 also comes with Fast charge technology and also wireless charge, so users can charge their note 9 without cables and in no time. It also comes with security features ranging from iris scanner to Google smart lock.
These security features alongside the fingerprint sensor will play a vital role in securing the phones inbuilt Samsung Pay and Samsung DeX.
Furthermore, Note 9 is powered by a 4000mAh that lasts longer than most flagship smartphone in its price range and this includes Apple latest iPhone XS max. In addition, the Samsung smartphone’s dual rear camera works with artificial intelligence to give users amazing experience when shooting.
Some other features that made the phone great are the enhanced audio capabilities, super AMOLED display and a 3.5mm Jack. Interestingly, Galaxy note 9 scored 9/10 in CNET review and after reviewing this device I totally agree.
Google Pixel 3XL and Pixel 3
When it comes to smartphones, folks in the business world have a lot of options to choose from. Another amazing device that is shaking the market is Google’s latest flagship Google Pixel 3XL and Pixel 3.
These Google Pixel smartphones creates loophole to the software updates issues that some device like the Note 9 didn’t tackle. With the Google Pixel 3XL and Pixel 3 you can get the latest firmware and security updates.
While the Pixel 3XL goes for a starting price of $899, the Pixel 3 costs about $799.
Both Googlwe smartphones packs a 12MP rear camera and a dual front camera that can take breathtaking shoot especially in bright scene. Not only can these phones perform well in bright scene, it also comes with night sight mode that allows you capture cool photos in low light condition.
Actually, one thing these mobile phones are known for is their ability to capture professional photos, so if you love shooting Google Pixel 3XL is totally for you. By the way the Google Pixel 3XL and Pixel 3 are very similar, the only difference is in their size and battery capacity.
Google Pixel 3XL sports a notch 6.3 inch display and is powered by a 3430 mAh battery while Pixel 3 has a 5.5 inch screen and is powered by a 2195 mAh battery.
Google’s latest smartphones pixel 3xl and 3 integrates on the latest Qualcomm snapdragon 845 processor that brings speedy and powerful performance to the device.
To support the phone’s performance is a 4GB RAM alongside a 64GB and 128GB inbuilt storage that can be supported by a microSD card. Finally, both devices comes with advanced Google’s software and Google’s assistance features.
With such power, there is hardly any business need you can’t do with these Google Pixel smartphones.
Huawei P20 Pro
Huawei P20 Pro shares a lot of similarities with the Mate 20 Pro so business people can easily pick from either of these 2 Huawei smartphones.
One feature that is similar with Huawei product is long lasting battery and P20 Pro is no exception. Unlike it’s brother Mate 20 Pro that packs a 4200mAh battery cell, the smartphone comes with a 4000 mAh battery that have performance that can match that of the latest mate 20 Pro.
Another noteworthy feature is the built-in Kirin 970 processor that is supported by Al technology. With this technology, the phone can understand the user better and works faster than ever.
The flagship Huawei smartphone sports a 6.1 inch OLED display that brings a whole new experience as everything displayed on it appears vibrant and clear. Also, P20 Pro is IP water/dust resistance certified and able to withstand 1 meter water for about 30 minutes without damage.
Furthermore, the screen now comes with standard Google feed on the panel.
This review would be incomplete if I fail to talk about the phones amazing triple rear camera setup. Huawei P20 Pro has a 40Mp RBG sensor with f/1.8 aperture, 20MP monochrome lens with f/1.6 aperture and a 8MP sensor with f/2.4 aperture that takes breathtaking shoot.
It’s front facing camera is also impressive and takes amazing selfies. These cameras use artificial intelligence that tactfully combines the functionality of the three lenses when capturing a photo.
Samsung Galaxy S9/ S9 Plus
With Galaxy S9 entering almost all the list of best smartphones with different features, it tells us something, Samsung really did a great job! With so many amazing features in one phone, we just have to award Samsung some accolade.
Galaxy S9/S9 plus is powered by Qualcomm’s latest snapdragon 845 processor that is supported by a large 6 RAM. Samsung Galaxy S9 also comes with a large internal memory and still supports microSD card. A lot of improvements are made in the Bixby assistance, 3.5mm headphone jack and Samsung pay.
In other to protect the phone from damage caused by water or dust, the phone is built with an IP68 dust and water resistance. Another impressive feature on these Samsung smartphones are the dual rear camera that is capable of shooting super slow-mo videos.
In addition to all the aforementioned features, these smartphones comes with USB Type-C, infinity display, and also supports wireless charge.
Security, speed, power and quality! Everything you need in a business smartphone
Sony Xperia XZ3
Sony xperia XZ3 is another good phone for business, the latest Sony flagship comes at a starting price of $899 which is quite expensive for what it actually carries. However, it is still a pretty good device for business folks and also packs many features similar to that of flagship device in its price range.
One feature of the Xperia XZ3 that made the phone on this list is the Android 9.0 Pie in which the phone integrates on. This android version which comes with many improvements bring effective functionality to the smartphone.
Also, Sony Xperia XZ3 is powered by Qualcomm latest snapdragon 845 process bringing speed and efficiency to the device. This performance is backed by a 4GB RAM and a 64GB internal storage that allow the system to run with no lag.
Sony Xperia XZ3 also comes with a single 19MP rear camera and a 13MP front camera that can give amazing shoot both outdoor and indoor. Shooting videos with the Xperia XZ3 is fun as the smartphone comes with an HDR mode that makes the video sharp and colorful.
With the 6 inch OLED display, users can enjoy watching photos and video that is clear and vibrant. Finally, the phone comes with a modern design and is available in forest green, black and silver white.
When it was first launched, Oneplus 6T was sold at a launch trade-in for $300 which is very affordable. Oneplus 6T is now sold at a price range of $549 to $623 which is still very affordable for phone that packs feature similar to that of high end device.
In terms of performance, Oneplus 6T us powered by snapdragon 845 processor which is consider pretty fast by benchmarking and also comes with a 6GB/8GB RAM that ensures baggage free running of the device.
Oneplus 6T also comes with a 6.41 inch AMOLED display that complements the phones metallic frame design. The phone has a Gorilla glass 6 and an IP68 water/dust resistance in its design.
Perhaps, the beauty of this smarpthone is that it runs on the latest OxygenOS which has extremely responsive software and allows users change to an all touch interface.
In addition to all these amazing features is a dual rear camera and a 3700mAh battery that can last throughout a whole day on heavy usage.
LG V40 thinQ
Latest flagship LG V40 thinQ is another phone the business folks should consider. Like Huawei, LG as also incorporated the triple camera into its flagship V40 thinQ, the phone has 5 camera in total, a triple rear camera and a dual front facing camera.
One of the triple cameras has a telephoto and wide angle lens for great photography and you can also take three photos in one capture, amazing right?
Aside from coming in with an IP68 water/dust resistance, V40 thinQ is MIL-STD 810G shock resistances certified. More to this is a 3.5mm headphone jack, microSD card, notch display and a boombox speaker system.
The LG V40 thinQ might not be the strangest smartphone, but what is offers is more than its worth.
Many business individuals might not consider BlackBerry device probably because they feel it is old school. Indeed, BlackBerry is old school after all it has been in the market for a long number of years.
But the truth still remains that BlackBerry is a fantastic device, especially the ones that have been released lately. BlackBerry key2 is a mid-range device that costs about $650 and carries features that Worth’s the price. The smartphone comes with high resolution cameras that can capture amazing photos but indoors and outdoors.
One feature that might interest users is the hardware QUERTY keyboard of the phone and this may be because the hardware keyboard makes it look like the outdated BlackBerry device. However, the keyboard carries good features like excellent tactile feedback, good spacing, shortcuts, and touch sensitivity.
In addition, KEY2 comes with many security features like the DTEK feature that informs users on the phones security, a private locker to secure the file explorer, gallery and firefox. It also comes with the BlackBerry Hub a centralized communication platform.
That’s it folks, the choice is yours to make and get a super business phone.