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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.
Samsung Galaxy S5
While the S3 and S4 were good phones for business users, the Galaxy S5 has added some features that make it one of the best Android business phones available. The bigger display and longer-lasting battery make it more user-friendly, while the fingerprint scanner is an added security feature.
Motorola Moto X
While the Moto X offered a broad range of personalization for consumers, it saw success with the enterprise as well. Great voice controls and a hearty battery life made this phone a good option for professionals.
Galaxy Note 3
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 took off with business users for a its phablet-sized screen and S Pen stylus. Additionally, an infrared port for connectivity, a microSD slot for extra storage, and a removable battery made this phone a popular choice among power users.
Google Nexus 5
The Google Nexus 5 offers top tier features at a low-end price point, making it perfect to deploy with a field team. Call quality is top notch, the battery life is long, and the Google Apps integration is seamless. As an unlocked device not tied to a carrier, it also has the MiFi-like tethering option without any exorbitant add-on charges from your carrier.
Motorola Droid Razr
At the time of its release, the Droid Razr was one of the best Android options for the enterprise, especially because of the Motorola enterprise legacy for industrial-strength devices. Along with its quick processor, the phone boasted high-level security features that made it a great option for companies and professionals that needed those features, and were willing to pay for them. And, the Razr Maxx offered even better battery life.
The Samsung Fascinate wasn’t what seasoned Android users were expecting, but it was a great starting point for business users just coming to the platform. The Fascinate had the AMOLED screen and was the everyman’s Android.
One of the first smartphones with a Snapdragon 800 processor, the LG G2 is super fast and uses that speed with a number impressive features. The QuickMemo feature is great for rapidly jotting notes, and the Slide Aside feature is an easy way for business users to customize the user experience to access their most important and productive features.