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Which smartphone is best for your business?

For entrepreneurs, business owners and freelancers, a smartphone is not just a crucial tool for your business, it’s part of it. You take calls, answer emails, handle payments, review work and even manage projects on the move, so making sure you’ve picked the right model is key.

So, how do they compare? We look at the of the best models on the market.

HTC One M8

Techradar called this “the best phone in the world” and they’re far from the the only ones raving about it. The newest model includes improved mail and calendar apps to help you manage your work schedule, and a 2600mAh battery, so you don’t have to worry about it dying on you. It also comes with HTCpro certified (an extra layer of encryption to keep your data safe), as well as a great camera and even better sound, making it perfect for conference calls and grabbing social media content.

Apple iPhone 5S

First up, the iPhone looks great and is super-intuitive to use. It now comes with fingerprint scanning for extra security and access to a huge range of Apps that can be downloaded to make your workflow easier. Although not quite Scarlett Johansson, you might just fall in love with Siri, the phone’s built-in, voice-controlled personal assistant, whilst connecting up with your iPad or Mac means that you can scroll through slides as you deliver a presentation. There’s a catch, of course: iPhones are far from cheap.

Nokia Lumia

Whilst it doesn’t pack the aesthetic punch of the iPhone or the M8, the Lumia has the edge when it comes to catching up with  work on the move. By building in Microsoft Office and the latest version of Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS, you can open and edit Word Excel and PowerPoint documents without losing the original formatting, and can also access Microsoft Exchange, Office 365, Lync and OneDrive cloud apps on the move. So, if your business is heavily centred around Microsoft Office programmes, this one might be for you.

Which smartphone do you use for your business? Let us know your feedback and recommendations in the comments below!