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Photos: Top 10 Android phones for the enterprise

HTC Evo 4G

Although it met a slow start with business customers, Android is taking off with the enterprise. Here are the top ten Android phones that have been used in the enterprise.

The HTC Evo was one of the earliest phones with 4G availability. The phone shipped with Android 2.1 with HTC Sense, which many reviewers felt made the phone more user-friendly, especially for enterprise users. It had terrible battery life, but it was a workhorse.

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7 comments
danqi
danqi

Different people have different preference, but I agree with this ranking. I like Nexus 5, the interface and long life battery are my favorite.

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I think you've missed a major factor in choosing smartphones for the enterprise. What types of workers will be using the devices (white collar or blue collar)? It's all well and fine for white collar workers but all of the devices mentioned above are likely to be totally inappropriate for blue collar workers as the devices will tend to be used in environments that require them to be more ruggedised. I think you should have looked at Motorola Solutions, Honeywell, etc. too.

waltertross
waltertross

I hoped I would find at least one physical keyboard smartphone among these 10 :-(

Why are people killing physical keyboards? Is quick and easy writing no concern? Are the cons so overwhelming? I don't think so at all! I used to take notes all the time when I had the Palm Treo, I have almost given it up now that I have a Samsung Android phone (and it's more than a year now)

troymiller319
troymiller319

Funny, half of those points can be made for Apple phones being a bad choice too.  On our Enterprise the only phones that have trouble adapting have an apple symbol on them.  This seems more like a fanboy article than anything useful.  Its not even very professional.