It seems as if the latest round of smartphones have been built with business people in mind. Entrepreneurs are the most immediate example, but also think about sales staff and staff who provide onsite technical assistance and need to communicate with team members and executives back in the office. The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is one of the latest examples of phones that are smart choices for mobile business execution.
KNOX, KNOX: Galaxy S6 Tops the Android Market
There’s no shortage of Android smartphones to choose from, but the Galaxy S6 Edge “outshines every other Android phone on the market,” says CIO. Among the top items CIO praises is that Samsung built-in KNOX mobile enterprise security, which features new and improved fingerprint scanning.
KNOX is the solution for people who embrace BYOD (bring your own device) sensibilities but need to divide their phone for business and personal use for security reasons. How good is it? The Department of Defense has given KNOX a thumbs-up.
The Edge is good for multitasking capabilities, something many smartphone users long for, particularly if they use their phones for business and personal uses. You can even resize open windows so that you truly have a miniature computer screen at your fingertips. It has an impressive screen, too, with an ultra-sharp, 1440 X 2560 pixel, 5.1-inch display.
Business News Daily likes the improved TouchWiz feature that includes a tool that helps you quickly find files–you can, of course, run Microsoft Office on the S6. Even the QWERTY keyboard is praised for displaying the numbers above it, so there’s no need to switch back and forth. Small wonder the site gives the Edge 4.5 stars out of five.
Other notable, business-friendly capabilities include:
A useful default Android email app with better message monitoring, drag-down swiping to see full messages and easy organization
Runs multiple applications with little lag thanks to 3GB of RAM
Just about perfect interface and performance, according to an exhaustive, multi-page review from TechRadar
An infrared blaster that lets you control external remote devices (handy for presentations)
An external speaker that reaches impressive volume
A 16 MP HDR camera delivers better quality in low-light settings than most smartphones
Compatible with Google Wallet; the KNOX fingerprint also works to validate payments through PayPal
The battery gives up to 20 hours’ talk time and 13 days on standby
Phone works with T-Mobile’s Wi-Fi Calling service
TechRadar praised the Edge’s wireless and fast-charge capabilities, along with its Ultra Power Saving Mode. In separate reviews, the Edge delivered two and four hours of performance following a 10-minute fast charge. One reviewer ran the phone down to at 4 percent power and was able to run another two hours by switching it on.
Android Phones are a Better Value
If you’re still struggling over the OS question, consider that Android phones continue to hold their own in the business market. They are much more flexible than the other OS choices out there. Business Insider lists several reasons to stay with Androids, including:
Visible file system
Better Notifications bar
Talks to any multimedia app
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