The best Android phones for businessmen in 2018

best businessmen Android Phones

Android has millions of devices that you can pick from and use for day-to-day tasks without any major complaints at whatever price. However, there are several things that should come to your mind as a business user when shopping for a smartphone.

The smartphone you bring along to work and when attending to your clients should be optimal in performing tasks as well as keeping everything on it safe and secure. Functionality and design are also equally important, but it’s mostly about the processing power, battery life, storage, and the extra security features tailored towards business and enterprise use.

The best part is that the diverse Android smartphone market means that you have plenty of options to pick from in this regard, but here, we’ve narrowed down the list to the best Android phones for a business that money can buy right now.

The best business phones [August 2018]

Category USA UK India
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 $1000 £899 INR 67,900
Samsung Galaxy S9 $720 £739 INR 57,900
Samsung Galaxy S9+ $840 £869 INR 68,900
BlackBerry KEY2 $650 £579 INR 42,990
Google Pixel 2 $649 £629 INR 61,000
Moto Z2 Force $720 £680 INR 29,999

Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Galaxy-Note-9-bWhen you talk about Samsung’s Note line of devices, it’s hard not to think of business dealings, and this is exactly what comes to mind upon the mention of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, the successor to the equally impressive Galaxy Note 8 from 2017. It has the biggest display on any Samsung phone that stands out as the best in the world, an equally big battery unit to keep the device alive throughout your busy day without thinking of a charger, and if worried about security, there are plenty of options for you, be it password, passcode, pattern, iris scanner, fingerprint scanner, Google Smart Lock and furthermore, Samsung says KNOX offers excellent on-device and cloud-based security for your business secrets.

Specs
  • 6.4-inch 18.5:9 QHD+ Super AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor (Exynos 9810)
  • 6GB RAM or 8GB RAM
  • 128GB or 512GB expandable storage up to 512GB
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 4000mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo with Samsung Experience 9.5

The icing on the cake is the quintessential S Pen that lets you take quick notes when in a meeting, just like you’d do using a pen and notebook, but that’s not all. The S Pen has gotten better this year with the addition of Bluetooth connectivity, allowing users to execute various functions remotely with the help of the button on the stylus. You no longer need a separate DeX dock in order to turn your Note 9 into a desktop, rather, an HDMI cable is enough.

Note that the Galaxy Note 9 has Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box, but there’s a planned upgrade to Android Pie, but the wait might wake you up to late 2018 or even early 2019.

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At $1000, the Galaxy Note 9 might be too costly for some, which is why an alternative like the Galaxy Note 8 is still a worthy buy, especially now that discounts are all over the place. Other than the new S Pen, bigger 4000mAh battery, new performance unit, and more memory (RAM and ROM), there won’t be much to miss out if you decide to go with the 2017 model.

Samsung Galaxy S9

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What if you hardly (or never) use the S Pen? Well, if this is you, there’s no reason not to go with the latest and greatest from Samsung – the Galaxy S9 or Galaxy S9+. These two have the most up-to-date hardware, software, features, and whatnot.

Specs
Galaxy S9
  • 5.8-inch 18.5:9 QHD+ OLED display
  • Snapdragon 845 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB expandable storage
  • 12MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3000mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo
Galaxy S9+
  • 6.2-inch 18.5:9 QHD+ OLED display
  • Snapdragon 845 SoC
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB expandable storage
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

The iris scanner lets you securely lock out anyone from your phone and so does the Secure Folder, which further helps separate business from personal stuff. Samsung KNOX is also present to provide military-grade security and when you add the support for Samsung DeX on top of all these, you end up with devices that are truly great for business use.

In the current setting, the Galaxy S9 and S9+ are among the best in photography, they retain battery for long hours, they have powerful hardware to keep your business transactions running smooth, and you also get lots of storage to carry all your business data on the device.

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BlackBerry KEY2

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Over the years, BlackBerry has sold itself as a business-focused mobile phone maker, not because of the devices themselves, but because of the company’s security software. This is what you get with the BlackBerry KEY2, which also happens to be the most up-to-date smartphone with a physical QWERTY keyboard to cater for this type of consumers.

Specs

  • 4.5-inch FHD LCD display
  • Snapdragon 660 processor
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB/128GB expandable storage
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3500mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

The KEY2 rides on the fact that BlackBerry is known the world over as a highly capable company when it comes to device management and security, things you’ll find on the KEY2 in the shape of the Hub and Contact manager.

While other Android devices, including Samsung Galaxy Note 8, rely heavily on Google to provide extra security-focused updates to their devices, the KEY2 benefits from the fact that BlackBerry has years of experience and a dedicated team whose role is to ensure software running on BlackBerry smartphones is safe and secure, all the time.

Besides the security, the BlackBerry KEY2 also packs some impressive hardware on the inside and also happens to be the first from the company to rock a dual-lens camera on the back, meaning those shots you take on your business trip will be among the best out there. The battery is also huge and given the battery-sipping 4.5-inch display screen, it shouldn’t be a problem going through an entire day on a single charge. The presence of fast charging technology also means that you’ll be back on the road in the shortest time possible just in case the battery dies on you.

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Google Pixel 2

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With security high on the list of business-focused smartphone buyers, the Google Pixel 2 presents one of the best in this aspect, if not the best there is in the Android fraternity.

Specs
Pixel 2
  • 5-inch 16:9 FHD OLED display
  • Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB storage
  • 12MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 2700mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo
Pixel 2 XL
  • 6-inch 18:9 QHD+ OLED display
  • Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB expandable storage
  • 12MP main camera
  • 8MP front camera
  • 3520mAh battery
  • Android 8.1 Oreo

In addition to the protection they have against known public exploits, the Pixel 2 smartphones also enjoy close monitoring by Google’s scanning software in a bid to stop any unauthorized remote installations aimed at introducing potentially malicious content.

Old software is known to be a breeze for hackers when it comes to exploiting devices, but with the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, you have devices that run the latest and most secure software all the time. As noted before, security is paramount when looking for a smartphone that will be used to handle important business dealings and contacts.

Related: These devices will receive Android P update

Moto Z2 Force

moto-z2-force-NA-blk-1000Motorola is expected to launch the Moto Z3 (Force) during the second half of 2018, but until then, business users who are also fans of the Lenovo-owned company can turn to the Moto Z2 Force as their daily driver.

Specs
  • 5.5-inch 16:9 QHD P-OLED display
  • Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • 4GB or 6GB RAM
  • 64GB or 128GB expandable storage
  • Dual 12MP + 12MP main camera
  • 5MP front camera
  • 2730mAh battery
  • Android 8.0 Oreo

One reason the Moto Z2 Force makes up for a great business device is the support for Moto Mods that add new features or amp the current ones. The insta-share projector and turbo power pack for additional battery life are just two quick examples of what value Moto Mods can add to your business meeting or trip.

Also, as you can see from the specs sheet above, the Moto Z2 Force has all it takes to deliver smooth performance regardless of what you throw at it, which is exactly what business users need.

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We all know how fas the smartphone world changes, thus, we’ll keep an eye on any changes in this lineup and keep you updated, but for now, these are your best bet for the best business Android phones to buy.

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