Over the last few weeks we’ve been looking at the best smartphones on the market at the moment with the aim of finding the best one out there, and we have covered the T-Mobile G1, Blackberry Storm, Blackberry Bold, Nokia E71, HTC Touch HD and the iPhone 3G. So now it is time to bring all of those reviews together for a final showdown.
But for all of the things they have in common they are, like most things, very hard to compare. This is mostly due to the versatility of smartphones — not only can you use them for business but they are making headway into the home market — which makes it very hard to judge which smartphone you should buy. So I’ve split this final post into two sections: Business and Leisure.
Firstly let’s have a look at the more traditional purpose of the Smartphone: business. I will first give you the runner up, and then the final winner with a quick word as to why it’s won.
Top Smartphone Runner-Up
The runner up for the business category is the HTC Touch HD because of its combination of good features and great style. It doesn’t suffer from any compatibility problems meaning that you can use office to your heart’s content, and you can also benefit from Windows Mobile’s good qualities without having to suffer the awkwardness that it usually gives. The great touchscreen also makes browsing and sending email remarkably easy, two things which combined with the wonderful battery life result in a great phone.
Top Smartphone Winner
However this was not quite good enough to beat the winner of the business category: the Blackberry Bold. With an undeniably prestigious background with regards to business phones the name Blackberry has become synonymous with efficiency, style and flexibility, so it should come as no surprise to see a Blackberry winning.
The main quality that the Bold has that makes it such a good business smartphone is the keyboard, which just makes it so much easier to use for business purposes. The QWERTY keyboard is so much nicer to use than its touchscreen equivalents and this allows for quick typing not only on emails but on the office documents that all work on it.
Yes, it may not be as stylish as some of the other phones and navigation may not be as intuitive as touchscreen, but the Blackberry O/S allows you to quickly get to where you want to go without the razzmatazz that others offer. The battery life is also commendable, and the low price is definitely worth mentioning especially considering the features it packs in and all of these things combined are why the Blackberry Bold gets our vote for best business smartphone.
But which smartphone will be best for you at home/leisure? Will it be the G1 with its multitude of applications, the E71 for its price or the iPhone for its sleek design and usability? You can find out for yourself now be going and reading our Top Smartphones For Leisure article!