Best business smartphones in 2018. in no particular order:
1. iPhone Xs
Armed with a Gigabit-class LTE, 512 GB of storage, and an intelligence A12 bionic chip that has a neural engine, the iPhone Xs can deliver up to 50% faster graphics performance, 15% faster performance cores, and 50% lower power usage in efficiency cores. In other words, it’s one of the fastest and powerful smartphones on the market.
2. Samsung Galaxy S9+
The Samsung Galaxy S9+ might be one of the best smartphones for business travel and security. Powered by Bixby Vision, the Galaxy S9+’s camera can translate up to 54 languages on signs and menus to help you navigate any foreign country you’re traveling through.
3. BlackBerry KEY2
Even though BlackBerry has lost its dominance in the business smartphone market, the company still pioneered the trend of working on your phone and develops some of the most advanced smartphones for business.
The KEY2, powered by Android, is branded as “An Icon Reborn” because BlackBerry kept their classic physical keyboards on the smartphone but also upgraded it by making the keys 20% bigger and adding a Speed Key button that can activate 52 custom shortcuts to apps and specific actions.
4. Microsoft Lumia 950
The Microsoft Lumia 950 is like a mini PC. Powered by Windows 10, the smartphone syncs with all your other Windows 10 devices, so you can access any of your Office documents, presentations, spreadsheets, notes, and photos.
You can also connect the Lumia 950 to a Microsoft Display Dock and use it like a computer to access your files from any Windows app, letting you work comfortably from home, even if you forgot your laptop at the office.
5. Samsung Galaxy Note 8
The Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Black comes with an infinity display. With zero on-screen buttons, it now presents you with nothing but content, making it the biggest, and most immersive screen to-date within the Samsung Galaxy range and is still easy to hold in one hand.
6. OnePlus 6
By developing their own operating system, OxygenOS, OnePlus’ flagship smartphone will help you get more work done in less time. Whether you’re working, browsing, or shifting through apps, the OnePlus 6’s smart software can optimize your experience based off your habits on your phone.
You can buy the OnePlus 6 in two storage options: 128 GB or 256 GB.
7. Google Pixel 2 XL
Powered by Google Assistant, the Pixel 2XL can listen to your commands and text and set reminders for you, turn on Bluetooth, and activate Google Lens, which can identify landmarks, objects, and even scan business cards to add contact information into your smartphone.
The Google Pixel 2XL is also incredibly powerful and efficient — it has storage options of 64 or 128 GB and will give you up to seven hours of battery life with only a 15-minute charge.
8. Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro
The Mi 8 Pro is the first Xiaomi phone to offer in-display fingerprint sensor.
The Mi 8 Pro also has a 6.21-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with DCI-P3 color gamut, and comes with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage as standard. It is powered by the Snapdragon 845, and also has Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, AptX HD, 3000mAh battery with Quick Charge 4+, and a dual SIM card slot.
On the camera side of things, you get two 12MP sensors at the back — a primary wide-angle lens with 4-axis OIS backed by a telephoto shooter. There’s a 20MP shooter at the front, and Xiaomi is leveraging AI scene detection and scene lighting to differentiate the cameras.