Let's face it, lots of people will probably choose an iPhone. Especially with the launch of three new advanced models, Apple may just as well have customers right where they want them- drawing closer to the iPhone. But here's what to consider before making your decision.
You need a phone that can help you work on the move, but also need something that will allow you to work across multiple devices, and to secure your data. That could range from the iPhone, Android or even a Blackberry- the choice is yours.
The new iPhone X promises to become a status symbol (with a price tag to match), and will come packed with high specs, a selection of advanced features and wireless charging, which could vault it ahead of all current Android phones on the market.
The iPhone X will be released in November 2017 with a new 5.8 inch Super Retina screen. Apple has also done away with the home button and Touch ID in favour of Face ID, which the company says is more secure. Users can now unlock, authenticate and use Apple Pay simply by the phone scanning their face.
The iPhone 8, which comes in two sizes (4.7 and 5.5 inch) and will be released earlier, in September, also has a new all-glass design and supports wireless charging.
With its bigger screen, high-end specs and dashing good looks the iPhone X would certainly tick a lot of boxes for an entrepreneur looking to run their business on the move.
The main issue will be the price. The iPhone X will be one of the most expensive smartphones on the market when it is released in November, starting at $999/£999 for the 64GB model. For the 256GB model, you're looking at $1,149/£1,149.
The iPhone 8 will ship earlier, in September, and retail at between £699 (64GB) to £849 (256GB), and £799 (64GB) and £949 (256GB) for the iPhone 8 Plus.
Should you, then, plump for an Android? Quite possibly, but this is not without problems of its own.
Android phones can be picked up relatively cheaply and if you go for a high-end model, you can get specs unrivalled by other manufacturers. However its open platform does mean that security can be an issue, something which you will see less of if you go for an iPhone.
March 2017 marked the release of the Samsung Galaxy S8, which is rumoured to be the best phone to buy on the market, if you have a spare £689 that is. And while the specs of the S8 aren't actually that dissimilar to its predecessor (which is fantastic), you will receive a better screen and access to Bixby, Samsung's version of Siri or Google Assistant.
Phones such as the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the Samsung Galaxy S7 edge still offer great displays, expandable storage, and compatibility with all USB-powered peripherals. And because it is Android, your device will be customisable, and compatible with Google Docs, as well as all the other Google tools you use such as Analytics, or Google Drive.
So then, there is always the BlackBerry. Contrary to popular belief the old BlackBerry is still alive and kicking out new phones. And the two most recent ones - the BlackBerry Classic and BlackBerry Passport - are really good. For a BlackBerry. BlackBerry phones are good only for business: hardware keyboards, enterprise level security and fleet management, email, spreadsheets. The dull stuff. If that is good for you, good for you.
Interestingly, Blackberry is releasing phones that run Android, so you can take full advantage of Blackberry's security features and Androids top-notch specs.
We like the DTEK60, it offers all the best bits of Android within the secure parameters of Blackberry. It hosts the Blackberry Hub, which is a great productivity app, ideal for both business users and traditional Blackberry fans.
4. Windows Phone
Which brings us to the unloved Windows Phone. Unloved, but possibly perfect for small businesses - especially if you use Windows 10, Office 365, Skype, and so on. And while it lacks the app support of Android or iPhone, it still has support for all the big apps. The media story isn't much to write home about, and the phones themselves are far from sexy. But they work.
And Windows 10 for mobile offers good compatibility with other Microsoft software, great security features, and the ability for a sys admin to look after a fleet from anywhere.
Windows Phone have obvious downsides. Its OS uptake is trailing behind the others listed and the amount of apps available is embarrassingly small, but with the initial release of Windows 10 for mobile, this could all change. Particularly for business users.
When opting for a Windows Phone, a good choice is the Microsoft Lumia 950. Users can purchase a Windows Continuum and connect their phone to a monitor, which will run full Windows without the need for a PC. Pretty cool.
Even better is the HP Elite x3 which offers an exceptional battery life, solid specs and a great user experience, although it will set you back £700 plus.