Best Smartphones for Business for 2020 - Ranked and Reviewed

Learn about the 12 best smartphones for business, including ranking, pricing, and FAQs.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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While it is difficult to choose a bad smartphone in 2020, the best smartphone for business is the one that impresses beyond camera quality and design. Business people want more out of their smartphones. The following ranks smartphones on their performance, speed, battery life, access to essential productivity apps, and more.

Best Smartphones for Business:



Starting Price


Samsung Galaxy Note 10



iPhone 11 Pro Max



LG G8 ThinQ



Blackberry Key 2



Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus



OnePlus 6



Google Pixel 3 XL



Moto E5 Plus



Samsung Galaxy S9



iPhone XS



Nokia 6.1



iPhone 8



While the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is second to the Moto E5 Plus in battery size and battery life, the Note 10 ranks first in both onboard storage capacity and processing power.

Add the S Pen and handwriting to text feature, and the price tag that is $50 less than the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus and the iPhone XS, and almost $150 less than the iPhone 11 Pro Max, and you have the undeniable forerunner of the lot.

Although the iPhone 11 Pro Max has not disclosed its battery size and processing speed, early reviews of the phone describe it as a powerhouse of a smartphone that could rival the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 for top spot.

The iPhone 11 Pro Max equals the Galaxy Note 10 in most regards and boasts a better and more advanced camera, but as long as their key metrics of battery life and processing power remain unreleased, our top spot goes to the Galaxy Note 10.


How can I use my smartphone for business?

  • Make use of the vast range of productivity apps on both the App Store and Google Play.
  • Don't download different apps that serve the same function. This avoids clutter.
  • Use voice assistants like Siri and Google Assistant to manage small tasks.
  • If your company permits it, link your business email to your phone, but use a separate email app to your personal email.
  • Use a remote desktop app to give you access to your desktop when you need it.
  • Organize your home screen so that the apps you use the most are grouped together or are the easiest to find.
  • Ensure that your phone has adequate security to protect critical business information.
  • Invest in a battery case to ensure that you have that extra juice for when you really need it.

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Which business smartphone has the best security?

The Blackberry Key 2 is lauded as being one of the best smartphones for security and has a vast array of security features.

  • Biometric sensors.
  • Cryptographic key protection.
  • Rollback protection.
  • Unrootable software.
  • Full-disk encryption.
  • Privacy shade.

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