Best Phone for Business in 2022

BlackBerry KEY2
BlackBerry KEY2 (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

Why the KEY2 is the best

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The phone you carry to serve your customers and keep things running smoothly at work needs to be able to do them quickly and keep all that data safe. The KEY2 is our top pick when it comes to these specifics.

BlackBerry has built a reputation on serving business owners with highly capable and very secure phones. That legacy lives on with its Android offerings. BlackBerry's additions like the Hub and contact manager are proven to be effective ways to manage busy business accounts. The KEY2's great physical keyboard means you'll feel right at home if you're coming from an older BlackBerry.

Google adds security-focused additions when they release a newer version of Android that help keep data safer while we carry it in our pockets or briefcases. But BlackBerry doesn't solely rely on Google like most other smartphone manufacturers do when it comes to mobile security and instead have years of experience and a team dedicated to making sure the software on your BlackBerry phone is as safe and secure as possible.

And the KEY2 is a phone that does all this with no compromises when it comes to performance. The efficient yet powerful Snapdragon CPU and 6GB of memory mean you can do whatever it takes to keep things running smoothly all day without searching for a charger and power outlet. Whether you're managing email, sorting through a spreadsheet at the airport, or watching a video in your downtime, the KEY2 can handle it all.


Media outlets like to give Android a bad reputation when it comes to security, and it's difficult to blame them. Old, outdated software from manufacturers with no real concern for your security or privacy are the norm when it comes to phones running Android. The phone you use to run your business can't be this way.

The KEY2 has the BlackBerry legacy of security and professional tools behind it, and the move to Android also makes even more services available. When it comes to the day-to-day needs of running a business or having your staff using the best tools possible in a safe and secure way, you can rely on the BlackBerry KEY2. You also can't go wrong with the Pixel 2 or the Note 8 if you have more specific needs like bleeding edge Google compatibility or using the excellent S Pen.

Update July 2018: The BlackBerry KEY2 is now the best phone for your business, but the Pixel 2 and Note 8 are also worth considering.

Jerry Hildenbrand
Senior Editor — Google Ecosystem

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