Smartphones that mean business…

Mobiles are a key business tool, but choosing one that meets your business needs can be tricky. KRISTIAN TORODE has some suggestions…

PEOPLE contacting customer service are irritated if they can’t connect with a real person — immediately.

That’s inspiration to ensure that your communication capabilities are up to scratch. Balancing customer care with remote work poses challenges, but client calls can now be transferred from office lines to mobile devices.

The iPhone 15 may be a tempting upgrade, but the most suitable device isn’t always the newest. Pinpoint what you need from a smartphone and compare various models. For speed, look for a powerful central processing unit (CPU) with a higher clock speed measured in Gigahertz (GHz). More Random Access Memory (RAM) helps to handle multiple background apps.

Extended battery life is vital if you use WhatsApp, Gmail, or GPS-enabled apps. Seek a high milliampere-hour (mAh) battery, such as the one in the Sony Xperia 10 IV.

For creatives and social media specialists, go for large storage capacity. Certain phones offer built-in editing tools, such as Google Pixel 7’s Unblur, for increased picture sharpness. The iPhone 15 Pro offers as much as one terabyte (TB), enough to hold up to 250,000 photos. Some phones allow expandable storage with microSD cards.

Display size and resolution matter for tasks like computer-aided design (CAD). Opt for larger display and higher resolution (Full HD or 4k) for sharp text and images.

For content creators, camera quality matters. As well as megapixels, consider aperture size. Smaller sizes capture lighter images with less clarity, while larger sizes result in darker, clearer images.

As the world becomes increasingly connected, businesses need to enhance their digital communication capabilities. Understanding business needs and smartphone specifications will help companies make informed decisions and select the perfect device.

Kristian Torode is co-founder and director of Crystaline