Top 8 best business mobiles in the UK for 2017: top smartphones for work
The best phones on the market for business users
For many people their smartphone is essential for their work – so if you’re looking for a new handset to help you work while on the go, you need to know what the very best smartphones for business are – which is where we come in.
Once upon a time, not so long ago, there was only one smartphone firm on the lips of any business IT team when it came to company smartphones: BlackBerry, the Canadian company formerly known as Research in Motion (RIM).
A lot has changed since then and BlackBerry’s fortunes have taken a turn for the worse, leaving the door open for rivals to court the enterprise business, and forcing the phone maker to embrace (or some might say begrudgingly adopt) Android at the core of its new flagship handsets.
The rest of the pack is hot on its heels, if not already overtaking, with Apple, Samsung, Microsoft and others all vying for a piece of the lucrative business smartphone pie.
This is great for any potential business buyer, as you now have a wide choice of mobile smartphones to choose from, allowing you to select the best handsets for your company’s requirements, regardless of its size.
In no particular order, here are the top smartphone picks for business use and business users.
1. Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
The best phone in the world
Weight: 157g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 72.6 x 7.7mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2560 | CPU: Exynos 8890 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 3600mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 5MP
2. OnePlus 5
A brilliant performer for the price
Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.3 mm | OS: Android 7.1 Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 825 | RAM: 6GB/8GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB | Battery: 3300mAh | Rear camera: 20MP + 16MP | Front camera: 16MP
3. Microsoft Lumia 950
A great enterprise phone particularly when paired with a display dock
Weight: 150g | Dimensions: 145 x 73 x 8.2mm | OS: Windows | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 808 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 20MP | Front camera: 5MP
4. BlackBerry Priv
The first BlackBerry handset with Android sauce
Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 147x 77 x 9.4mm | OS: Android | Screen size: 5.4-inch | Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon 808 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32GB | Battery: 3410mAh | Rear camera: 18MP | Front camera: 2MP
5. iPhone 7
Apple’s latest and greatest is faster, smarter and water resistant
Weight: 138g | Dimensions: 138.3 x 67.1 x 7.1mm | OS: iOS 10 | Screen size: 4.7-inch | Resolution: 750 x 1334 | CPU: A10 Fusion | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 32/128/256GB | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP
6. BlackBerry Classic
For those who yearn for the golden age of BB OS
Weight: 178g | Dimensions: 131 x 72 x 10.2mm | OS: BlackBerry OS | Screen size: 3.5-inch | Resolution: 720 x 720 pixels | CPU: Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 | RAM: 2GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 2515mAh | Rear camera: 8MP | Front camera: 2MP
7. OnePlus 3
Flagship specs for half the cost
Weight: 158g | Dimensions: 152.7 x 74.7 x 7.4mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 820 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 16MP | Front camera: 8MP
8. BlackBerry DTEK50
The world’s most secure smartphone
Weight: 135g | Dimensions: 147 x 72.5 x 7.4mm | OS: Android Marshmallow | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 1920 | CPU: Snapdragon 617 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 2610mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 8MP