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What to look for in your next business mobile phone

The days of having to lug a heavy bag with your laptop in it when you travel are long gone. Now it’s possible to connect to just about any part of your business life from the phone in your pocket. Choose the right phone, and you’ll be able to do more than simply stay in contact with colleagues and clients.

Performance is obviously a key factor – you don’t want to be left hanging while your phone struggles to run apps or make a connection. Look for a phone boasting one of the latest mobile processors, such as the Qualcomm Snapdragon 630. Also, make sure there’s plenty of RAM onboard – 4GB or more if you can afford it. A decent-size screen is crucial too if you’re going to spend long hours staring at the screen – aim for 5.5 inches at full HD or higher.

Storage is critical too – if your phone doesn’t come with at least 32GB of onboard storage, make sure it at least supports expandable storage in the form of a microSD slot.

All this raw power can quickly sap a battery – the last thing you need is to be cut off at the wrong moment. If no removable battery option is present, look for a model with a battery capacity of at least 3,000mAh and preferably 5,000mAh if you’re going to spend more than a day between charges.

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Essential connectivity
Worried about losing reception at a critical moment? Any half-decent business phone is a dual-SIM model, allowing you to switch networks without having to swap out SIM cards. You’ll never have to worry about being out of contact thanks to iffy reception again. This can also be useful if you’re often working abroad as it means you can keep your regular SIM in the phone and add a local one and save on call costs.

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