The COVID-19 pandemic has dramatically changed the way people across the world live and work, and with concerns about new strains now on everyone’s minds, it’s likely that more changes are coming. However, if 2020 was marked by remote and hybrid work, 2021 is all about returning to the office one way or another. Many companies have already said that concerns regarding the Delta variant of the virus do not influence their existing return to office plans, while others will continue to allow their employees to work remotely or opt for hybrid work models. Even with new variants complicating the return to the office for some companies, many businesses and employees now opt for more in-person meetings and more flexible schedules.
Returning to the office, even as a part of a hybrid work model, is by no means an easy task. As businesses across the country struggle to find the best moment and the best conditions to do this, employees are left worrying not only about the virus but also about readjusting to office hours and work. However, if the process of working from home was made easier by the acquisition of laptops and other types of equipment, buying a new phone might also do the trick when it comes to adapting to the “new normal”. After all, smartphones are the best way to keep in touch with family, while also working, and keeping up with the news.
Here are some of the best phones available when it comes to returning to the office or hybrid work:
iPhone 12 Pro Max
With a 6.7-inch OLED display, a high-performance A14 Bionic CPU and 5G capability, iPhone 12 Pro Max is probably one of the best phones to buy in 2021, considering overall performance. It boasts not only a great processor and a big screen but also long battery life and a LiDAR Scanner that can create a depth map of the surrounding space. This new feature also makes night mode portraits possible, while the three rear cameras provide 87% better low-light photos and maybe the best performance in its class. According to Apple, the Ceramic Shield on both iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max is tougher than any smartphone glass, which also makes this model reliable and resistant to accidents.
Turbo chargeable and available in Pacific Blue, Gold, Silver, and Graphite, iPhone 12 Pro Max is a reliable phone that will provide users with top performance for years to come.
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G
Probably the equivalent of the iPhone 12 Pro Max in the Android world, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is also one of the best phones to buy in 2021. With a 6.8-inch AMOLED 2x screen with Corning Gorilla Glass Victus, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 chipset and 5G capability, this phone makes it easy to understand why Samsung dominates the world market in Q2/2021. The model boasts not only “the fastest chip ever in a Galaxy,” but also a New Dual Zoom lens system, one of the highest resolutions possible on a smartphone, a Sony image sensor, and an “intelligent battery” that can optimize power consumption. Originally available in five color schemes – Phantom Black, Phantom Silver, Phantom Titanium, Phantom Navy, and Phantom Brown, Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is now also available in Navy through Best Buy.
Unveiled at the beginning of 2021, Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G is one of the best phones now available on the market and a worthy competitor to the iPhone 12 Pro Max.
While iPhone 12 Pro Max is without a doubt Apple’s best phone in 2021, the regular iPhone 12 might actually be the best model to buy, at least for some people. With a 6.1-inch edge-to-edge OLED display, the same chip as the iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max, and with 5G capabilities, iPhone 12 is, in fact, not very different from the bigger model. It offers most of the top-level performance available on the more expensive models, at a much more affordable price. iPhone 12’s camera system is one of the best in this price range, if not the best. The model comes with a 2,815 mAh battery, while iPhone 12 Pro Max has a 3,687 mAh battery, but the former is more than enough considering the difference in screen size.
iPhone 12 is available in six finishes: blue, green, black, white, red, and purple, and it can be easily paired with a MagSafe Leather Case or Leather Sleeve in Deep Violet, a Silicone Case in Capri Blue, Pistachio, Cantaloupe, or Amethyst.
Returning to the office is no easy task for employees everywhere, but reliable gadgets and smartphones can ease the transition and help them readjust. The three devices above are just some of the phones that make life in 2021 not only easier, but also more enjoyable.