Business Travel : What smartphone to choose for professional use ?
Real working tool, the smartphone is now in any professional pockets. Whether to take a look at your emails, view documents or managing appointments remotely, the smartphone is essential to stay active in mobility. But in 2016, we are far from the three models on display in the window sadly, when it was still possible to choose randomly.” The ranges are expanding and leave room for more difficult choices for consumers. What are the criteria to be taken into account? What models might suit you better? Follow our advice;)
Before diving headfirst into the endless catalogs smartphones, a first question is: what will be your use? Why do you need? Is it for business use? Or also for personal life? We do not all have the same uses and therefore the same desires (otherwise it would be too easy, and we would have all the same model hands!). From a professional point of view, we find quite regularly the same needs: read and write mails, synchronize its data with a desktop computer, access to mobility to their business data, use applications such as GPS mobility or yet have access to broadband for not wasting time. Apart from this partial list, several criteria must be taken into account to find the Holy Grail, in short THE smartphone that you could most suitable in professional use. Here are 5 keys :
The operating system
The OS determines the applications that you can install on your smartphone. The leader remains unquestionably that Android now has over 60% market share. Apple also reserves a piece of use with 20%, followed by Windows Phone. Although his catalog is not (yet) well supplied, it seems nevertheless very suitable for professional use because of the compatibility of certain software solutions with PCs. Needless to remind you, but the operating system is also a matter of taste. You decide where you will be most comfortable! Some will tell you that Android is more open, more iOS is more reliable. In short, for you to decide and choose your camp 🙂
The fashion today is for large screens and so-called “Phablets” (half tablet, half smartphone). In a professional setting, a large screen can bring more convenience to read his mail, enter some data … etc. But be careful however not to fall into the oversized model, which is sometimes impractical to make calls. But remember however small screens! More transportable, and they are easier to slip into a jacket pocket, for example. The other criteria to be reckoned with? The brightness and resolution of the screen. These two elements working to a more enjoyable everyday use. Believe us, there is nothing more terrible than working on a dark, pixelated screen.
Why are we talking about the camera? The reason is very simple! Its first feature can easily be diverted for professional use. Who has not tried to scan a document or picture taken a few notes? Besides course on its use for video conferencing. No way thus to ignore its quality (and seeing your incredible beauty all pixelated during a meeting, it would be such a shame :))! Ideally, count on a definition of at least 8 million pixels (effective but Brad Pitt effect not guaranteed :))
To stand out professional and personal lives, more and more dual-SIM products are emerging on the market of mobile telephony. The advantage? You have two lines (one pro, one personal), all on a single phone. Bye bye double smartphones and juggling calls! With this type of product, everything is centralized in one place and you can not just travel lighter but also clearly mark a limit once completed your day job. This type of system is also very handy to enjoy two packages at the same time and thus have more data, voice, SMS … etc. For globetrotters, this type of product is a real must to combine a Sim card dedicated to France and another (Roaming By Me of course) for traveling abroad. No more head shots!
Storage space and autonomy
“Not enough space to save this element,” this sentence irritating (especially when it happens at a time when we need it most). To avoid this, find the problem: the storage space available on your smartphone. In the days when mobile applications are increasingly intensive storage, do not overlook this criterion although some EUR two separate models. If we were to refer you on this point, we would say that is the bare minimum 16GB, 32GB the wisest choice and 64GB serenity! Side autonomy, it is verified that the model will take at least 8 well in internet navigation. But on this point, all of course depends on your usage. If you tend to see a lot of video, look first bet on this criterion and 10am.
Time to get serious. In the mobile phone market, what are the most suitable models for professional use? Here are our Top 3 with some touches Made in France!
The Trekker S1 CrossCall for its robustness
Tired of replacing your phone every small fall (or tumble …)? Swap your hardware for smartphones backpacker’s Crosscall! Positioned on the outdoor market, this French brand has booked you ultra resistant models, robust and adapted to human experience, all running on Android OS. Our heart stroke inevitably remains the Trekker S1. Besides being dual Sim (a significant advantage as mentioned above, remember), he fears neither dust nor water. Its HD display 4 ” is the perfect compromise to avoid being crowded and enjoy an ultra comfortable use. In addition to benefiting the 4G network, the S1 Trekker also benefits from optimized connectivity. One can thus connect a USB device and also enjoy the NFC Sh. This is not counting on another of its strengths: its autonomy of 10 hours in communication!
Trekker S1 de Crosscall – 299,95€
Wiko HighWay 4G for its power
Cocorico! Here Wiko another brand 100% French came straight from the South. Wiko, is above all a wide range of smartphone that mixes perfectly a modern Pop design, optimum quality and an affordable price super (yes all in concentrated in one smartphone J!). For commercial use, the iconic HighWay 4G us the eye. His big (very big) strength is above all its power. Under the hood is an NVIDIA Tegra® Quad-Core 2GHz processor which makes this model a real gem. As its name suggests, it captures the 4G network and runs Android Kitkat. Not to mention the screen 5 ” Full HD has what to put stars in our eyes! Question storage, and 16GB model contains pixel 16Millions for his camera.
Wiko HighWay 4G – 199,99€
Yezz Sfera for its innovation
Cap on virtual reality with the Sfera model Yezz freshly introduced at CES 2016. His little (big) more? This smartphone is equipped with two optical film capable of 360 ° (yes no less!) With a screen 5.5 ” HD, 3GB of RAM, a 3000 mAh battery and 32GB of expandable storage in SD, the Sfera promises good things on paper. The youngest of the brand powered by Android 6.0 Marshmallow is only available for pre-order in the US at a price of € 299. But he hopes to mark its arrival in Europe in the coming months.