Choosing a Smartphone for Your Business

Inside information about the leading brands and models

A good smartphone is a daily planner, a communications center, a business organizer, a budgeter, a time-management tool and an inventory analyzer all in one. That's why you want it -- you want a tool that can be the central hub of your business management activity, and you want it to fit comfortably in your pocket or your purse.

The honest truth is that smartphone productivity doesn't come from a particular brand or price point and doesn't require the latest device. The secret to a "leading smartphone" is one word: apps. Successful Hispanic business professionals know that a phone is only as good as the apps it can run, and this should be the main guide to which smartphone you decide to use.




When At The Cell Phone Local Retailer

Perhaps the most important part of getting a smartphone that meets your business's needs is to get one that feels comfortable. Go to your local service provider and look through the phone options. Try out several phones and make note of the ones that feel good in your hands, have the right screen size for you and feel comfortable to type, swipe and manipulate.

If you're on a tight budget, don't feel bad about it. Remember that successful entrepreneurship is based on making what you have go further than anyone else. Spending half as much on a phone frees up that much money for improving your production, streamlining your service or marketing your brand. If you have a specialty business involving tech, design or m-commerce, you may want to spend the extra money on a high-end phone. Otherwise, mid-range purchases are fine.






Think About Your Apps

There are two main smartphone operating systems: iPhone and Android. There is also a Windows phone, but it doesn't have enough apps for it to be that useful to a budding entrepreneur.

The iPhone is always made by Apple while Android phones are manufactured by companies such as Samsung, Nokia, LG, Motorola, HTC and more. iPhones tend to have fewer apps; they are more commonly used for m-commerce and more complex mobile business practices.

On the other hand, Android phones tend to have more apps overall, which gives you more. The Android system also gives you more options, so if you want to upgrade to a different phone later on, you will be able to transfer all your app data.

If you are actually using your smartphone apps to make sales, you may find it easier to use an iPhone. If your smartphone is just a organizing and planning tool, an Android phone might be best.


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