The Best Smartphones For Webmasters

August 10, 2013

in Webmaster Tools

Webmasters are a techy bunch, who as a rule will have a good understanding of and appreciation for technology. If you run a website then you will work online for a living meaning that you’ll be constantly exposed to technology and interacting with it daily. You can probably code at least in HTML (maybe JavaScript) and you probably type like lightning.

Seeing as you both enjoy and rely upon technology then, it follows that you should have some pretty good devices of your own, both for work and for play. Most important of these is no doubt your smartphone, which can act as a personal assistant allowing you to carry out many of your regular tasks as webmaster while you’re on the move.

So what’s the best smartphone for a webmaster? Read on for some top candidates…

The Sony Xperia Z Ultra

Okay, so it’s not officially out yet, but three mobile carriers reportedly already have it in stock so we can count it as essentially here. And what a phone it is… Running Android (of course – why would you settle for anything less flexible?), this is a phone with over 6” of screen real estate and a processor clocked at around 2.2GHZ – a true first. On top of that it also features a completely waterproof chassis (much like its smaller brother the Xperia Z) and even allows you to write on the screen with a pencil or coin. Not convinced by the size? Then pick up the accompanying headset that also shows texts allowing you to keep the device in a bag or breast pocket while you keep up with your correspondence.

The Galaxy Note 2

The Galaxy Note 2 is another device that gives users a great big screen to play with, and this time comes with its own stylus that allows for pressure sensitivity and a number of other slick functions. On top of this the Note 2 also features real multitasking in that it allows you to open more than one app at once and have them share portions of the screen.

The Nokia Lumia

I did say ‘why would you want anything less flexible than Android’, but then again, if you’re tightly tied to Microsoft’s infrastructure then you might get some use from sticking with the big M. This way you can sync your calendar and contacts with your PC, and it’s also very handy if you’re looking to get into Windows 8 Mobile development. You won’t get access to the large range of handy apps that you get with the Android ecosystem, but you’ll certainly get most things you need still such as FTP and Word Press. There’s also a very nice camera on there which will be sure to prove handy for getting images for your website.

The Ubuntu Edge

Okay, so this one actually isn’t out yet, but when it finally is released it’s sure to be the most useful phone that anyone has ever used online – allowing you to boot to a full desktop version of Ubuntu which will mean you literally only need one device. The specs are stunning and the design is top-of-the-range. That’s the thing about being a futurist – you can never have the thing you want…

This post has been contributed by Keith Terrell. His company Orp Media specializes in SEO services. He is a movie buff and he enjoys watching them with his family.

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