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The Apple iPhone 7 plus is our pick for the Best Cellphone for Realtors/Real Estate Agents for the month of March 2017. The iPhone 7 Plus comes in the phablet-sized 5.5 inch screen, has one of the perfect displays out there with an industry leading 400 pixel density and sports one of the best cameras in the industry. The iPhone 7 Plus also has a robust battery backup and its iOS operating system has the most comprehensive support for applications designed for realtors and real estate agents, rightfully making it our pick as the best cellphone for realtors for 2017.

What makes a phone best for Realtors ?

According to the National Association of Realtors 91% of realtors use their smartphones primarily for Email and internet. Also as of 2013, the vast majority (52%) of Realtors used Apple iPhones. A significant majority (36%) of realtors used an Android phones and Blackberry usage has continued to plummet to a very small minority. Even though at one point of time Blackberry was the best brand for email use, the lack of ecosystem support for applications targeted at real estate agents has dramatically reduced the preference of Blackberry devices amongst realtors.

To pick the best cellphone for realtors we looked at a host of features. Firstly, we looked at cellphone with atleast a 5.5 inch screen as they are best suited for email and showing site photographs to clients. PPI or Pixels per Inch is the industry standard for measuring screen clarity - a higher PPI figures means more life like pictures. Consequently, we limited our pick of the best cellphone for realtors to the ones with a PPI of alteast 400 - this will ensure tremendous clarity when realtors are showing site pictures to clients.

A lot of realtors spend a lot of time on the field - which warrants a good battery backup from the best suited cellphones. Consequently, we further narrowed our selection to the ones which support atleast 2800 mAH of battery life. Finally, we also made sure that our selection has a good camera rating (>12MP) as realtors often need to take and share site pictures with their clients.

The list below is our pick for the best cellphone for realtors:

  1. Apple iPhone 7 Plus is our top choice as the best cellphone for realtors as it has an industry leading camera and screen and the most comprehensive app support for realtors.
  2. Google Pixel XL is our premium Android pick for realtors. The Pixel XL's camera and screen are as good as the iPhone 7 and according to some reports even better. The Android App Ecosystem also has a very good support for applications targeted towards realtors.
  3. The OnePlus 3T is our budget Android pick for realtors. OnePlus is a Chinese company which has been showing up with flagship worthy phones at a budget price lately. OnePlus 3T checks out all the specs required for making it a great pick for real estate agents.
  4. The Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge is also a great Android phone for real estate agents. The OnePlus 3T has some availability problems in the US, so we suggest the S7 Edge instead - its slightly more premium in both cost and features but still a perfect fit for realtor needs.
  5. The Moto Z Play is our final recommendation for realtors looking for the cellphone with the best battery life. The Moto Z Play comes with a jumbo 3510 mAh battery making it perfect for usage on the go for realtors.

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Apple iPhone 7 plus
Google Pixel XL
OnePlus 3T
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Moto Z Play
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
Google Pixel XL
OnePlus 3T
Samsung Galaxy S7 edge
Moto Z Play
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Release Date
Sep 2016
Oct 2016
Dec 2016
Mar 2016
Oct 2016
Digital Camera Resolution
12.0 MP
12.3 MP
16.0 MP
12.0 MP
16.0 MP
Screen Size(Diagonal)
5.5 inch
5.5 inch
5.5 inch
5.5 inch
5.5 inch
Battery Capacity
2900.0 mAh
3450.0 mAh
3400.0 mAh
3600.0 mAh
3510.0 mAh
Pixel Density
401.0 ppi
534.0 ppi
401.0 ppi
534.0 ppi
403.0 ppi
Installed RAM (GB)
3.0 GB
4.0 GB
6.0 GB
4.0 GB
3.0 GB
Front Webcam Resolution
7.0 MP
8.0 MP
16.0 MP
5.0 MP
5.0 MP
Processor Type
Quad-core 2.23 GHz
Quad-core (2x2.15 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo), 1.6GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Quad-core (2x2.35 GHz Kryo & 2x1.6 GHz Kryo), 1.6GHz quad-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
Dual-core 2.15 GHz Kryo & dual-core 1.6 GHz Kryo, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Mongoose + quad-core 1.6 GHz Cortex-A53, 1.6GHz  octa-core
2GHz octa-core, Qualcomm Snapdragon 625, Octa-core 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53
Operating System
iOS 10.0.1, upgradable to iOS 10.2
Android OS, v7.1 (Nougat), Android 7.1
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat), Android 6.0.1
Android OS, v6.0 (Marshmallow), Android 6.0
Android 6.0.1, Android OS, v6.0.1 (Marshmallow), planned upgrade to v7.0 (Nougat), Android 6.0.1 (Marshmallow), 7.0 (Nougat), planned upgrade to 7.1.1 (Nougat)
Carrier
AT-T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon
Verizon
Sprint, Verizon, T-Mobile, AT-T
Verizon

It’s still a fantastic phone.

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An ambitious design brings us a Google phone that may well have other manufacturers feeling jealous.

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It does everything really, really well, and while it may not truly excel in areas such as screen resolution and camera quality, the OnePlus 3T is still astonishingly good value for what is a serious flagship contender.

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It's pricier than other good phones.

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Cheapest Moto Z phone yet.

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