8 Smartphones that will make Work ‘LESS’ Hectic

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Efficient Smartphones

Efficient Smartphones

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Written by – Rasoja Dabare at OMEBIZ

In our previous articles we have written about ‘the best smart phones to buy within a budget

8 Great Smartphones you can buy with a Budget

and about the ‘best mid-range phones’.

The Most Underrated Mid-priced Mobile Phones Available in Sri Lanka

Consequently, this article will communicate about the “best smart phones that are suitable for work.”

Fixating on users who are always on the run due to their busy schedules at work, will always find it to be a relief to have an efficient smartphone. Smartphones provide the benefit of enabling users to take truck load of information out of their minds and into their smartphone apps like: calendars, reminders, notes, and gallery – which are the default apps. Whereas some of the most commonly used installable apps are: Google Drive, Google Chrome, WhatsApp, Adobe Acrobat Reader, Gmail, and more.

Back in the days, the only smartphone brand that was rooted in the minds of people associating with any work-related matter was the ‘Blackberry’. The reason for this is because Blackberry was able to provide a sound web functionality with access to email, along with security, reliability and communication functionality. Nevertheless, long didn’t pass before well-renowned companies such as Apple, Samsung, Google, and HTC too introduced highly efficient smartphones that are compatible in multi-tasking enabling the user to be productive throughout the day.

Here, we have listed down the top eight smartphones most likely to be used by executive, managerial, and board level employees which would help make work ‘less stressful’ and ‘more productive’.

 

Google

Google Pixel 2 ( Rs. 122,340.00)

Google Pixel 2

Google Pixel 2

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  • Display – 5.0 inches with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.
  • Memory:
    • Internal – 64/128 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery – Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery
  • Camera quality – 12.2-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Processor – Octa-core (4×2.35 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Price: Google pixel 2-64GB – Rs. 122,340.00 (CLICK HERE)

Google Pixel 2 was unveiled on October 19, 2017. One of the core features that make Google Pixel 2 a very reliable and user-friendly phone is its fast processor. Amidst a busy day the user should not wait long minutes for his/her phone to process. Instead, it has been brought down to ‘some milliseconds’ saving treasured time. Its exclusive software features, such as: the ‘Google Lens’ will capture what the user sees, attempt to identify that image and show relevant information. Moreover, its powerful camera adds to its benefits.  The ‘All-new Pixel Launcher’ compatible on Google Pixel 2 provides an ‘at a glance widget’ which displays the date, weather, and any upcoming event on the calendar. Additionally, the only difference between Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are their display sizes.

 

HTC

HTC U11+

HTC U11+

HTC U11+

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  • Display – 6.0 inches with a 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution.
  • Memory:
    • Card Slot – microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual SIM model only
    • Internal – 128 GB, 6 GB RAM or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery – Non-removable Li-Ion 3930 mAh battery
  • Camera quality – 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Processor – Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)

HTC U11+ was released on the 20th of November 2017. One of the best features that make HTC U11+ so much more convenient to busy managers is the ‘Edge Launcher’. This allows the user to add the most frequently used apps and quick settings to save worthwhile time of theirs. The user has the benefit of multi-tasking on their HTC U11+ by switching to ‘Advanced Mode’. Its efficient battery life may enable the user to work on important projects on their phone rather than having to switch to a personal laptop/desktop. It is proven that HTC U11+ has a longer battery life compared to that of the Samsung Note 8.

 

iPhone

iPhone X

Apple iPhone X 64GB (Rs. 190,426.00)

Apple iPhone X 256GB (Rs. 218,085.00)

Apple iPhone X

Apple iPhone X

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  • Display – 5.8 inches with a 1125 x 2436 pixels resolution.
  • Memory: Internal – 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Battery – non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery
  • Camera quality – 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Processor – Hexa-core 2.39 GHz (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • Price:

iPhone X was released on 3rd November 2017. Employees who are loyal Apple customers would say once used to the IOS system would find it difficult to adapt to an Android or Windows phone. Hence, many employees who are willing and are able to, are likely to upgrade to the latest iPhone.

So what makes iPhone X worth the purchase? This phone is designed in such a way that the user has to do very little; where most of the work can be done by simply swiping or by holding, briefly. Its brand name associates with class and luxuriousness. Its Face ID is a useful and perhaps a better feature compared to fingerprint sensor. However, this is a highly debated topic, where OnePlus 5T is proven to be much faster in face recognition compared to the iPhone X.

iPhone 8 Plus

 Gold 256 GB (Rs. 175,260.00)

Apple iPhone 8 Plus Space Gray 256 GB (Rs. 171,135.00)

iPhone 8 Plus

iPhone 8 Plus

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  • Display – 5.5 inches with a 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.
  • Memory:
    • Internal – 64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
  • Battery – Non-removable Li-Ion 2691 mAh battery (10.28 Wh)
  • Camera quality – 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 7-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Processor – Hexa-core (2x Monsoon + 4x Mistral)
  • Price:
    • Apple iPhone 8 Plus Gold (256 GB) – Rs. 175,260.00 (CLICK HERE)
    • Apple iPhone 8 Plus Space Gray (256 GB) – Rs. 171,135.00 (CLICK HERE)

iPhone 8 Plus was unveiled on 22nd September 2017. Wireless charging is one of the main features that makes life easier for the user (employee). Although, Samsung Galaxy Note 8 has this feature, it is reviewed that the Note 8 takes longer to detect the charger whereas iPhone 8 detects the charger right away. It is as ‘nearly’ as good as the latest iPhone X but only more affordable. Furthermore, Apple designing their own Graphics Processing Unit (GPU) has made photo processing much more efficient and quick. Hence, making the capturing of both, formal and informal photographs a swift process.

 

LG

LG V30

LG V30

LG V30

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  • Display – 6.0 inches with a 1440 x 2880 pixels resolution.
  • Memory: Card Slot –
    • microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot) – single-SIM model
    • microSD, up to 256 GB (uses SIM 2 slot) – dual-SIM model
  • Internal – 128 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30+) or 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30)
  • Battery – Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
  • Camera quality – 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 5-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Processor – Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)

LG V30 was unveiled on 21st September 2017. LG V30 compared to other high-end smartphones is light; making carrying it around seem effortless for the employee throughout their busy week days. LG has improved their camera quality, making it suitable for clicking official photographs. LG optimizing outdoor visibility is Samsung Galaxyoptimized, enables the user to read what is on their screen even under bright sunlight.

 

OnePlus

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5t 64GB (Rs. 91,489.00)

OnePlus 5T

OnePlus 5T

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  • Display – 6.01 inches with a 1080 x 2160 pixels resolution.
  • Memory:
    • Internal – 128 GB, 8 GB RAM or 64 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Battery – Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
  • Camera quality – 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Processor – Octa-core (4×2.45 GHz Kryo & 4×1.9 GHz Kryo)
  • Price: OnePlus 5t 64gb – Rs. 91,489.00 (CLICK HERE)

This handy phone was released on 21st November 2017. OnePlus 5T is referred to as a phone that provides the ‘best value for money in the market’. The fact that it is categorized in the affordable price range would mean that the large base of executive level employees are more likely to purchase it. What is even better is that although it is categorized under the affordable price range, it has a classy outer look making it attractive in the eye of the potential buyer. The face recognition and fingerprint reader make it a convenient use.

 

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Galaxy Note8 64GB (Rs. 156,543.00)

Samsung Galaxy Note8 Midnight Black (Rs. 144,250.00)

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

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  • Display – 6.3 inches with a 1440 x 2960 pixels resolution.
  • Memory:
    • Card Slot – 256 GB
    • Internal – 64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
  • Battery – non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
  • Camera quality – 12-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Processor – 1.7GHz octa-core Samsung Exynos 9 Octa 8895 processor
  • Price:

The splendid tall display which is referred to as the “Infinity Display” is one of the core features of Galaxy Note 8 that would make working on one seem like working on a laptop/desktop rather than on a phone. This would mean that the user (employee) will not have to constrain their eyes, even slightly. They could also gain the added convenience of making presentations, reports, and other documents on the go.

To top that off, the stylus (S-Pen) which is more efficient than before will enable the user to send formal/informal handwritten notes and messages. In reference to the camera, what makes the Galaxy Note 8 special is the dual optical image stabilization (OIS) technique and the 2x optical zoom – hence, enabling the user to click that ‘office trip photograph’ that could be printed and framed right away! With the latest Bluetooth version – Bluetooth 5.0, users will now be able to transfer relatively large amounts of data in a very short period of time among their colleagues, saving valuable time.

Maintaining a phone over a period of time can come with its careless mistakes and freak accidents, we’ve all been in that position of worrying about your phones well being. Samsung has reduced this burden by producing the phone in a way which is resistant to dust and water.

To find out more about the Samsung Galaxy Note8 –

Why the Samsung Galaxy Note8 is the Perfect Phone for Work

 

Samsung Galaxy A8+ ( 95,735.00)

Samsung Galaxy A8+

Samsung Galaxy A8+

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  • Display – 6.0 inches with a 1080 x 2220 pixels resolution.
  • Memory:
    • Card Slot – microSD, up to 256 GB (dedicated slot)
    • Internal – 64 GB, 6 GB RAM or 32 GB, 4 GB RAM
  • Battery – non-removable Li-Ion 3500 mAh battery
  • Camera quality – 16-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 16-megapixel front shooter for selfies.
  • Processor – Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A73 & 6×1.6 GHz Cortex-A53)
  • Price:

The core feature of Samsung A8+ which makes it compatible in a busy work-life environment is its excellent battery backup. A proven exquisite battery-life will enable employees to work long hours on their phone without worrying about their phone dying amidst an important task. Its elegant design would always give the user a better personal image as a corporate employee in the business world. The fact that it is water resistant adds to the pro-list of a Samsung A8+.