If you're buying for or as a business smartphone user, you'll require different features from your personal phone to be proactive and productive as a professional. Your business phone will need to charge quickly, offer you versatile business apps, and have ample storage space and a high-quality screen—that's before you get into the details of the specific security software you'll need for your work phone. Don't forget the all-important aftersales and support, too.
Not all business smartphones tick all these boxes, which is why this list isn't just a copy of our guide to the best smartphones. No, the best business smartphones need a little more, and they need to keep providing it for a long time, too, not just when you take it out of the box for the first time.
It can't always be easy to tell how good a handset and its features will be for you, which is why we've drawn up this list of the best business and work phones you can buy right now.
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All of these should be more than capable of running the latest business apps (opens in new tab) for Android and iOS apps for iPad (opens in new tab)/iPhone as applicable, everything from PDF apps (opens in new tab) to privacy services (opens in new tab) and connecting with your business phone service (opens in new tab). We've also got a list of the best business tablets if that's more useful to you.
With phone makers offering ideal for employees of all levels, we've updated this guide to give you the latest buying advice to help you choose the best smartphones for business use. We'll keep updating it too when new phones come out, as long as they're great for business, so perhaps see the latest Samsung Galaxy or Apple's most recent iPhone on this list too.
Although some of these selections may overlap with our best phones for casual use, we've identified how these picks will help your business, too, as not everyone needs the flashiest smartphone trick.
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Best business smartphone at a glance
The newest main-series device from Apple is a great business phone, with some features that are great for productivity, like a 120Hz display, always-on functionality, and the updated A16 Bionic.
The iPhone 14 Pro Max has the same great 6.7-inch display as the 13 Pro Max, though it drops the notch for the brand-new Dynamic Island. All around, the iPhone 14 Pro Max is another great update to the iPhone lineup and is the best iPhone experience available.
Read the full review: Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max
If you're looking for the best Samsung available, the Samsung Galaxy S23 is the phone for you. The S23 has improved battery life and power compared to the previous model Samsung S22. It has a powerful bespoke Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset and a new, cleaner look.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy S23
The Google Pixel 7 Pro is absolutely brilliant with a snappy and responsive interface and intuitive operating system. One of the most impressive parts of this phone is the ability to improve photos with software. Thanks to the Tensor G2, this phone can also recognize speech more accurately, and make phone calls sound better.
Read the full review: Google Pixel 7 Pro
The Samsung Galaxy A53 is the best budget business phone on our list right now. This phone has advanced cameras, a quality screen, and a great design. The Camera has a 64MP main camera, with an additional 12MP ultrawide and 5MP macro camera. There is also a 5,000mAh battery that lasts all day, though it takes a while to charge. All around, what you get for the price is truly astounding with this phone.
Read the full review: Samsung Galaxy A53
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