Should your next business smartphone be an iPhone or Android handset?

It is estimated that by 2021, there will be 3.8 billion smartphone users worldwide. There is no surprise then that a lot of people are using smartphones as their business phone. Whether this is a phone which is used for business and pleasure, or just for work, it is likely that your choices will fall between the iPhone or an Android. In the US, its estimated that 47% of people own an Android phone, and 52% own an iPhone. 

Android is the mobile operating system which is largely credited to, and trademarked by, Google. The Android phone can come from many different brands, though the most popular is arguably by Samsung. Android phones usually come preinstalled with Google apps like Chrome, Play and Play Services. The iPhone is, more obviously, the phone by Apple.  So, which handset is better for business?


When it comes to the Android phone, as we said earlier, it could come from multiple different manufacturers. Arguably the most popular are Samsung and Huawei, along with other well-known brands such as Asus, Lenovo, LG, Motorola, Sony and Google itself.

Therefore, when choosing an Android smartphone, it is not just as simple as to choose ‘Android’. Every Android phone can have different specifications depending on who manufactured it. Some companies will spend time making sure the phone looks nice and is ergonomic, whereas some will place more emphasis on power and speed. 

One potential advantage that Android has over the iPhone is the fact that it has the potential for you to expand storage capacity. Most Android phones allow a user to purchase and insert micro-SD cards. This is a handy way to get the most storage out of your phone. 


With an iPhone you know exactly what you are going to get. Apple’s technological enterprise is very secure, whether it is software, firmware or hardware. All of its devices can connect together to create a synchronized system. If your computer at work is Apple, or you use iPads in meetings, then an iPhone could very well make your life a lot easier. 

The only problem with Apple is that because they have such devoted brand loyalty, and have made it so that only their own devices can connect together, this means that they don’t have to innovate as much. Sometimes, Android phones can be a lot more powerful for a fraction of the price. 

Stick with what you’ve got

The other option, of course, is to stick with the phone you already use. To separate your home and work life, you can install business phone systems which will turn any phone into a work phone.  These are cloud-based phone systems which work through an app which is compatible with both iOS and Android, or indeed a computer!

The client will connect your phone to a business device, like a laptop or PC, allowing you to handle business calls via your device. You can also use this app for instant messaging, making and receiving calls, group chats and the lot. Plus, with a business-oriented tariff, it can save you money too. 

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