Rosenbaum, Dan. 5 Best Phones.
1. Google Pixel 3a
The $400 Android Google Pixel 3a is half the price of the Google Pixel so that is one up. But, there are some downsides. The Pixel 3a's 5.6-in OLED screen is slightly larger, but less vivid than its brother the Pixel 3. Not a big downside though. 3a's processor is a much less powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 670 compared to 3's Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, and the 3a doesn't offer wireless charging. Both the processor and not being able to wireless charge are both downsides. The Pixel 3a is made out of plastic. it is not water resistant.
This phone has a rating of 4 out-of 5 stars according to Techradar's Pixel 3a review .
2. Samsung Galaxy S9
The Galaxy S9 has the exact same specs as a 2018 flagship phone. With a Snapdragon 845 chipset, Android 8 (Oreo), and a 5.8-in Super AMOLED screen that is vivid and dense with pixels. The camera is great but is a step behind the camera found on Google's Pixel 3 and Samsung's own Galaxy S10.
The Galaxy S9 has the enterprise-specific features we're accustomed to from Samsung. Knox security lets you wall off a section of the phone's memory behind a different password. You can also hook up a Dex attachment that lets you use your phone as an android laptop if you hook up a monitor, keyboard, and a mouse. The current street price of the S9 is $400. It has 4 out-of 5 stars according to Techradar's Samsung S9 post
3. BlackBerry KEY2 LE
The BlackBerry KEY2 LE is a less powerful version of the company's flagship KEY2. It sports a hard keyboard and is a texting machine. Now for the specs. It runs Android 8.1 (Oreo), a Snapdragon 636 chipset, and has a 3000mAh battery. There are some downsides though. The screen is a mere 4.5-in diagonal, and it doesn't have a great camera. They're not waterproof, and there is no wireless charging, but in my opinion your users probably don't need some fancy gaming phone so this might be just the right phone. It is $450 and has a 4 out-of 5 star review according to Techradar's BlackBerry KEY2 LE post
4. Oneplus 6T
Oneplus' current flagship phone Oneplus 7 Pro is a bit pricey, but the 6-month old Oneplus 6T is a great alternative.
The $550 Oneplus 6T is an amazing piece of glass. It's 6.4-in AMOLED is large for this class of phone,It has an amazing rear camera, and the Snapdragon 845 chipset is up to the challenge of driving it. Oneplus uses its own OxygenOS on top of Android 9 (pie), and Oneplus comes out with updates pretty often. The 6T has a big 3700mAh fast charging battery. I personally don't own one of these, but I know someone who has a Oneplus 6 and it's amazing. 6T has a 4.5 out-of 5 star rating according to Techradar's Oneplus 6T post.
5. Apple iPhone XR
You might have noticed all the phones listed in this post are between $400-$550, but the XR is $750.
The thing is, if your enterprise is built around or allows Apple devices then you can read this, but if your business doesn't allow Apple just stop here. XR's screen is bigger than that of Apple's flagship iPhone XS (6.1-in to 5.8-in), though it saves money by using lower-resolution LCD instead of OLED. It's water resistant, runs on the most A12 Bionic chip, and contains a fast-charging 2942mAh Battery. If you want a low priced iPhone this is the best you're going to get.
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