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9 enterprise-ready consumer smartphones

9 enterprise-ready consumer smartphones

If you need a smartphone for both personal and professional use these nine mobile devices serve double-duty.

Lumia 950

Microsoft announced this month a slew of Windows 10 devices that have impressed an often finicky tech world. And while the Surface Pro 4 and Surface Book are making waves in the notebook world, the Lumia 950 Windows 10 phone hopes to offer something new in a sea of Android and iOS devices. The 5.2-inch device features an OLED display with a resolution of 565 ppi and packs a Snapdragon 808 64-bit Hexa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, expandable storage up to 2TB with a microSD card and Qi wireless charging.

With Windows Hello, you'll also get unique security features across all of your Windows 10 devices, as long as the device has a fingerprint scanner or a front-facing camera that supports the technology. With Hello, your device will not only recognize your fingerprint, but also your face and iris. You can ditch the password and still retain the enterprise-grade security you need at work.

What sets the Lumia 950 apart is Microsoft's Continuum, which lets you hook the smartphone up to an external device, keyboard and a mouse with the Microsoft Display Dock. It's a small square hub that features a USB Type-C, HDMI and DisplayPort as well as three full USB ports. Since Windows 10 is more or less the same across devices, you can enjoy a near full-desktop experience on your phone. This is an appealing option if you're on the road a lot and want to travel light.

The desktop experience is a little different from the native Windows 10 desktop, and your Start menu will still be there, but it will include all of your mobile tiles. Every Windows 10 PC app that you use on your desktop will look the same on your mobile device, so Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote will be the same in Continuum.

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