The best for business: Google Pixel XL
If money is no object and you want the best of the best for your work phone, we love the Google Pixel XL. With a 5.5-inch screen – a whole half-inch bigger than the regular Pixel – it’s a nice big phablet with plenty of screen real estate to play around with, and the next best thing to the poor old Samsung Galaxy Note 7.
Its specs are impressive, with fab processing power and lots of internal storage, and put together in such a way that it runs raw Android (7.0 Nougat, no less) absolutely perfectly. Plus, you won’t run out of juice too soon with the 3,450mAh battery.
The Pixel XL isn’t specifically business-oriented in the way that, say, BlackBerry phones are, but it’ll do everything you need it to without a problem – and stay future-proof for quite some time.
Best from Apple: iPhone X
iOS more your thing? Your best bet is a brand spanking new iPhone X – the best and fastest iPhone yet. With a 5.8-inch display, you get a good bit of screen space, only the handset itself isn’t too big so it’s still easy to hold. All your business-related apps are present and correct in the App Store, and if the old Apple vs FBI fiasco is anything to go by, we know that iPhones are really quite secure.
And since you’ll just be using it for work, the absence of a headphone jack – or #headphonejackgate, as the kids most definitely are not calling it – is less of a dealbreaker.
For security: BlackBerry Priv
Yep, BlackBerry phones are still alive and well, even if the company isn’t making its own phones any more. What’s great about the BlackBerry Priv is that combines all the business-friendly features we’ve grown to love from BlackBerries – like high-powered security and that all-important QWERTY keyboard – with an Android interface.
So you’ll get things like extra security settings, system checks, and notifications when apps request access to your data… and all the apps you could want from the Google Play Store. Perfect.