What's the best business phone?

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My contract is up for renewal on my personal *mobile* phone. I havn't used it in about 6 months because I just use my work phone. However, since I am starting on my own, I am going to need my own.

Obviously the first phone that springs to mind is an Iphone but just wondered what other makes and models people thought worked well for business: keeping in touch with clients, viewing spreadsheets etc, email.

Appreciate your thoughts.
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  • Profile picture of the author rollingbunny
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnnyBattles
      Are you referring to your office phone or mobile? If its mobile than make sure you get something that is appealing and has good battery life. Mobile hotspots and 4g also can make a difference if you need internet access to demo something on your ultra book or tablet.

      IPhone is good but not 4g. If you need something now then check out the razor maxx.

      Sorry. Didn't see you were in the UK.
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    • Profile picture of the author ronr
      I used to have an iphone but when my contract ran out I got an HTC Amaze. I like it better than the iphone. Not quite as simple to use but it's blazing fast, has a larger screen and android gives more options.

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  • Profile picture of the author FormerWageSlave
    For me hands down it's the iPhone. And where I live, there are so many free and open wifi hotspots that 3g/4g never comes into play for me.
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  • Right now, I'm looking at the following:


    Samsung Galaxy S3
    Iphone 4s/5
    HTC One X
    Samsung Galaxy Note

    That last one is definitely something I'd consider, since it's something halfway between a phone and a tablet. I love chunky phones! Especially when they're half computer, half phone!


    Check those four out, definitely serious phones to consider.




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  • Profile picture of the author Theresa Perez
    As for phone useability, I still have a Windows mobile 6.5 based HTC.
    One of the main reasons for this is the Swype keyboard, a lot faster then tap, tap, tap.
    Although I read a while back that Swype was about to go on Android os phones, not sure though. There was a rumour that it was going on iPhones too, but less chances there I think. Apple's interface is too restrictive
    Am able to use iPhone apps thru my iPod Touch.
    Love my HTC + iPod combo!
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    • Profile picture of the author sodomojo
      Originally Posted by Theresa Perez View Post

      As for phone useability, I still have a Windows mobile 6.5 based HTC.
      One of the main reasons for this is the Swype keyboard, a lot faster then tap, tap, tap.
      Although I read a while back that Swype was about to go on Android os phones, not sure though. There was a rumour that it was going on iPhones too, but less chances there I think. Apple's interface is too restrictive
      Am able to use iPhone apps thru my iPod Touch.
      Love my HTC + iPod combo!
      It has been on Android for at least 2 years.
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      • Profile picture of the author Theresa Perez
        Originally Posted by Tydowns View Post

        It has been on Android for at least 2 years.
        Great! At least I won't be agonizing so much if something happens to my Htc hd mini.
        One other point of sticking to my phone for now is Tomtom. Where I am, Google maps does not do turn by turn nav.
        Tomtom was a bit of an investment for me so I can wait until I absolutely have to (which means when my phone dies).
        Probably go on an Android phone next

        As for iPhone/iPod apps & MS Office compatibility, I'm using Office2 which is supposed to offer the best compatibility with MS Office. It's good for view/open MS Office files but if you make changes to files created or last edited on the desktop version, some formatting on Word/Excel docs are lost sometimes. Haven't been using Powerpoint on both MS Office or Office2
        So something to consider if you use MS Office quite a bit.
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  • Profile picture of the author James.N
    iPhone, without a doubt. I've had blackberrys, Droids, and now the iPhone. The iPhone is by far my favorite. The other phones were great, but for me the iPhone just blows them all away.

    Originally Posted by JohnnyBattles View Post

    IPhone is good but not 4g. If you need something now then check out the razor maxx.
    True, the iPhone is not 4g, not sure if thats a dealbreaker...my co-worker had the Droid X then later got the Razor Maxx. He had problems with the Maxx and exchanged it for the iPhone. He likes the iPhone better than both the Droids.
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