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A Complete Guide to the Best Small Business Smartphone of 2016

Written by on May 25, 2016

As the title indicates, there are two distinctive issues that need to be addressed here – (1) The best smartphone and (2) How small businesses can benefit from using smartphones.

As for the issue Numero Uno, it’s hard to endorse any single smartphone as the best, because smartphone ‘A’ may be the best in performance but is too pricey for small business owners. On the other hand, smartphone ‘B’ may be quite affordable for a small business owner but have a very poor battery life.

Which smartphone to choose? Dilemma every time

As for the issue number two, there are hundreds of reasons for a small business owner to own a reliable smartphone.

Nevertheless, one of the prime reasons for small business owners having a smartphone is the reality that more and more consumers will benefit from it today, as well as, in the future.

So, the best option would be to display the features of some of the outstanding smartphone models that have appeared in the market in 2016, so that the user can pick and choose what suits him/her best.

Here are some of this year’s smartphones that are likely to become helpful for small business owners.

Phone BodyDisplayPlatformMemoryConnectivityBatteryIdeal for which
type of business?
HTC One A9 145.8 x 70.8 x 7.3 mm

143 g
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen

5''
Android OS 200 GB Wi-Fi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac

v4.1, A2DP, aptX
Bluetooth

A-GPS
Non-removable

Li-Ion 2150
mAh battery

Standby: up to 432 h

This can be said to
be the ideal phone
for the upper echelon
business
executives.
Honor 7 143.2 x 71.9 x
8.5 mm

157 g
IPS-NEO
LCD

5''
Android OS, v5.0 (Lollipop),
upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow) Android OS,
v6.0 (Marshmallow) - Enhanced Edition
microSD, up to 128 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac

v4.1, A2DP, aptX Bluetooth

A-GPS
Non-removable

Li-Po 3100
mAh battery

Standby: up to 350 h
Any kind of service
and product-based
small business.
Sony Xperia Z5
146 x 72 x 7.3 mm

154 g
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
16M colors

5.2''
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Quad-core 1.5 GHz Cortex-A53 & Quad-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A57
microSD, up to 200 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac

dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

v4.1, A2DP, aptX

microUSB v2.0
Non-removable

Li-Ion 2900 mAh battery

Standby: up to 520 h backup
With its superb
battery backup, ideal for
travelling
executives, marketing related
companies.
Motorola Moto G (3G)142.1 x 72.4 x 11.6 mm

155 g
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
16M colors

5''
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)microSD, up to 32 GB
Wi-Fi 802.11
b/g/n

v4.0, A2DP, LE

A-GPS
Non-removable

Li-Ion 2470 mAh battery
Any kind of service
and product-based
small business.
Blackberry Priv
147 x 77.2 x 9.4 mm

192 g
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
16M colors

5.4''
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop)

Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808

Dual-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A57 & quad-core 1.44 GHz Cortex-A53
microSD, up
to 200 GB

32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Wi-Fi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac

WiFi Direct, hotspot

v4.1, A2DP, EDR,
LE

A-GPS
Non-removable

Li-Ion 3410
mAh battery

Standby: up to 420 h backup
Small business
which are looking
forward to scale in
profits and size.
Motorola Moto X Play148 x 75 x 10.9 mm

169 g
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
16M colours

5.5''
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), planned upgrade to v6.0.1 (Marshmallow)

Qualcomm MSM8939 Snapdragon 615

Quad-core 1.7 GHz Cortex-A53 & quad-core 1.0 GHz Cortex-A53
microSD, up to 128 GB (dedicated slot)

16/32 GB, 2 GB RAM
Wi-Fi 802.11
a/b/g/n

dual-band, hotspot

Bluetooth v4.0, A2DP, LE

A-GPS
Non-removable

3630 mAh battery
Any kind of service
and product-based
small business.
Huawei Mate S
149.8 x 75.3 x 7.2 mm

156 g
AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
16M colors

5.5''
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop),
planned upgrade to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Quad-core 2.2 GHz & quad-core 1.5 GHz CPU
microSD, up
to 128 GB

32/64/128 GB, 3 GB RAM
Wi-Fi 802.11
b/g/n, hotspot

v4.0, A2DP
Bluetooth

A-GPS
Non-removable

2700 mAh battery
Small business
which are looking
forward to scale in
profits and size.
LG G4148.9 x 76.1 x 6.3 - 9.8 mm

155 g
IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
16M colours

5.5''
Android OS, v5.1.1 (Lollipop), upgradable to v6.0 (Marshmallow)

Quad-core 1.44 GHz
Cortex-A53 & dual-core 1.82 GHz Cortex-A57
microSD, up to 200 GB

32 GB, 3 GB RAM
Wi-Fi 802.11
a/b/g/n/ac,
dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot

v4.1, A2DP, LE, apt-X Bluetooth

GPS - A-GPS, GLONASS
Removable Li-Ion 3000 mAh battery

Standby: up to 360 h

Any kind of service
and product-based
small business.

HTC One A9

HTC One A9 smartphone for small business

If you don’t mind the cost (pretty pricey), you could select this product for its overall performance.

Best known for its closeness to the iPhone 6 (design-wise), it runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow, with a hint of HTC Sense, thus making it most user-friendly.

Featuring AMOLED display and a superior camera, this product also boasts an admirable fingerprint scanner. Moreover, it has a robust body, yet is quite handy and easy to operate.

Huawei Honor 7

Huawei Honor 7 phone is not so pricey smartphone for small business

It’s an affordable yet has all the features that you get in a higher-priced smartphone. Huawei Honor 7 has 5.2” display, well-built structure, as well as, a fingerprint scanner and a camera.

When you add all these with adequate power, you will get the true taste of Honor 7 in its elements. In short, you get performance galore at affordable price.

Sony Xperia Z5

Sony Xperia Z5 smartphone

Fairly updated Sony flagship device that comes with new 23 mega-pixel sensor and a waterproof case.

Punched with plenty of power, it’s no doubt a very good performer, albeit dampened by sluggish software that hampers the UX to some extent.

Nevertheless, it can be improved with app substitution, but in its present state the Z5 seems to require a lot of updating before it can come at par with other high-end devices.

Motorola Moto G (3rd generation)

Moto G 3rd generation smartphone

This smartphone proves far more superior than the first Moto G or some of its later versions.

Even though its design has undergone thorough refinement, it is still in a stocky form, the 3rd generation Moto G could be a pride possession for most small business owners.

It’s water resistant and can be customized in a number of ways in its after-market life.

However, this Moto G has better battery life, improved camera performance and a rare Android experience with many software enhancements. So it’s a great fit for small business owners.

Blackberry Priv

Blackberry priv is first BB smartphone. Perfect for business

Blackberry’s first android smartphone, which, incidentally, is a staid handset meant for people who value their handsets more, regardless of whether they are serious Blackberry fans or not.

The Blackberry Priv is a slider handset with a remarkable 5.4” display, providing all the benefits of contemporary Android features, complete with an actual keyboard that proves to be a regular feature with all Blackberry devices.

This, no doubt, has resulted in innovative smartphone that offers quite a few user-friendly facilities.

Motorola Moto X Play

Motorola smartphone Moto X play

Its benefits arise mostly out of the massive battery that the parent company has put in it and so offering some of the best fortitude you ever find in an Android handset.

As a result, this will keep on operating not only throughout the day and the night (ideal for night birds) but also for the following day.

Huawei Mate S

Huawei Mate S powerful smartphone for small business owners and employees

The best Huawei device ever produced by the company. It boasts a 5.5” display at amazing 1920 x 1080 pixels.

Even though it has some innovative features through which you can remove the android navigation buttons in place of hard presses, it can never match with those that are found in Apple 6 with 3D touch.

LG G4

LG G4 is a very large phone but could be a nice fit for a small business owner

Literary a big phone. However, it reflects three basic qualities but lacks in battery life.

Even though it has a brighter Quad HD screen and a new processor into the mix, its 3000m Ah battery falls far too short of providing an adequate service.

However, the problem can be solved because the battery is removable, thus giving you the opportunity of swapping it when needed.

Nexus 5X

Nexus 5X is a google phone

More cost effective as compared to the Nexus 5. Even though it has a plastic body, it feels quite robust albeit lacking the great feel that most high-end smartphones are endowed with.

There is, however, great performance from the unsullied Android 6.0 Marshmallow software that it launches with and although it’s not the greatest machine for gaming or multimedia, as a daily communicator, this Nexus 5X offers fuss-free efficiency.

Apple iPhone 6S Plus

Iphone 6 plus is extremely popular in the USA

This smartphone provides you with the advantages of 3D touch display, with plenty of interaction, faster Touch ID experience – all backed by more efficient software. Small business owners who are looking for a dependable, yet affordable smartphone would benefit from buying this device.

Have you already made up your mind which smartphone you are going to buy? 

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