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The 10 best mobile phones from Argos you can buy in May 2020

Argos mobile phones
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You want a new mobile phone, you know the type and every detail down to the colour. Or perhaps you just want a browse to find what smartphone suits you. Look no further, Argos can help. One of the UK's most recognisable retailers, Argos offers you the option to go into a store and have your dream mobile phone in your hand this very day.

But bricks and mortar shopping isn't the only string to Argos's bow. From same day delivery to credit purchases and a great returns policy, Argos is a peace-of-mind purchase palace that wants to make your next phone upgrade as easy as possible. From tip top flagship smartphones to budget handsets under £200, Argos has it all waiting for you - and we'll tell you the best mobile phones it has to offer.

5 best phones you can buy from Argos:

1. Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus

Samsung's newest release is its best yet

Weight: 175g | Dimensions: 157.6 x 74.1 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3040 | CPU: Octa-core Mongoose M3 | RAM: 12GB | Storage: 64/128/256GB | Battery: 4100mAh | Rear camera: 12 + 12 + 16MP | Front camera: 10 + 8MP

Massive Infinity-O screen
Strong battery life
Incredible battery performance
Extremely expensive

The Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus is one of our favourite phones to be released in the past few years. It has only just came out and has already shot straight to the top of our best mobile phones of 2019 list. Great performance, a massive infinity-O display screen and features-galore makes this our pick of the best device of this year.

Although this phone isn't exactly cheap it is worth the price tag. But if you do feel like something a bit cheaper would be better for you, Argos also has the Samsung Galaxy S10e for less.

Huawei P30 Pro

2. Huawei P30 Pro

The best camera phone on the market

Weight: 192g | Dimensions: 158 x 72.3 x 8.6mm | OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) | Screen size: 6.47-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 980 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 128/256GB | Battery: 4200 mAh | Rear camera: 40MP+20MP+8MP | Front camera: 32MP

Fantastic cameras
Eye-catching design
Huge battery and processor
In screen fingerprint scanner
Quite costly
EMUI not incredible

The Huawei P30 Pro is easily one of the best smartphones in the world (number two only to the S10 Plus in our eyes). With an unbeatable camera, including features like 10x optimal zoom and night mode, paired with a top-notch battery and processor this is one of the best phones out there.

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 10

The ultimate phablet device

Weight: 168g | Dimensions: 151 x 71.8 x 7.9mm | OS: Android 9.0 | Screen size: 6.3-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2280 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 8GB | Storage: 256GB | Battery: 3500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP + 16MP | Front camera: 10MP

Beautiful design
Powerful processor
Great video camera
Display is only Full HD
No headphone jack

With the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, you're getting everything that is great about the Note design - the 'S' pen, a powerful processor, great cameras - while not having to pay the massive price tags we're seeing on the Note 10 Plus.

If you're a fan of the Note design then this will be the one to go for. It's the smallest Note we've seen for a while but that simply puts it back to the same size as most phones.

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4. iPhone 11

2019 Apple specs at a surprisingly affordable price tag

Weight: 194g | Dimensions: 150.9 x 75.7 x 8.3mm | OS: iOS 13 | Screen size: 6.1-inch | Resolution: 828 x 1792 | CPU: A13 Bionic | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/128GB/256GB | Battery: 3110mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 12MP | Front camera: 12MP

Cheaper than last years
Good battery life
strong camera for the price
Not hugely improved from XR

As the most affordable option from Apple's latest trio, the iPhone 11 is looking like the Apple device most people should go for right now. With the exception of a third camera lens, the 11 offers everything that you can get from both the 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max. 

It even packs Apple's latest CPU - the fastest on the market. That paired with its 3110mAh battery and 6.1-inch Liquid Retina display come together to make a premium Apple device.

5. Google Pixel 4

Google's latest and greatest camera

Weight: 162g | Dimensions: 147.1 x 68.8 x 8.2mm | OS: Android 10 | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2280 | CPU: Snapdragon 855 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 2800mAh | Rear camera: 12.2MP + 16MP | Front camera: 8MP

One of the best cameras on the phone market
5.5-inch OLED screen 
Great one-hand size 
Weaker battery that some competitors
4GB ram not as powerful as other devices

As is the nature of Google phones, one feature stands out above everything else with this phone - the camera. With the Google Pixel 4, you're getting a 2800mAh battery, a 50% increase in RAM over what Google was offering last year and most importantly a high-performance camera.

'Astrophotography' (the ability to get accurate shots of the sky), top-notch night shots and detailed software to improve photos, these are just some of the features on offer.

5 best cheap phones you can buy from Argos for under £200:

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6. Moto G7 Power

Who says a cheap phones has to mean a weak battery

Weight: 193g | Dimensions: 159.4 x 76 x 9.3mm | OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1570 | CPU: Snapdragon 632 | RAM: 3/4GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 5000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

Super cheap
Massive battery
Just one camera lens

The Moto G7 Power is an exceptional bit of kit, especially considering its cost. Coming in under £150, the G7 Power somehow manages to possess a battery bigger than Apple, Samsung and Huawei's flagship phones.

Read our Moto G7 Power review to learn more about the 6.2-inch display, powerful processor and as we mentioned above, the massive battery.

7. Huawei P Smart (2019 )

A smart choice for any budget buyer

Weight: 160g | Dimensions: 155.2 x 73.4 x 8mm | OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) | Screen size: 6.21-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 710 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 32/64GB | Battery: 3400mAh | Rear camera: 13MP + 2MP | Front camera: 16MP

Premium look for the price
Large 18:9 screen
Uses micro USB not USB-C
Poor night time camera

The Huawei P Smart is a budget device with the specs to impress, sporting a premium look with a far less than premium price. Part of Huawei's recent push of devices, this is another one of it's great creations this year, read more about it in our review of the Huawei P Smart.

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8. Honor 10 Lite

A stylish budget phone

Weight: 162g | Dimensions: 154.8 x 73.6 x 8mm | OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) | Screen size: 6.21-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2340 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 710 | RAM: 3-6GB | Storage: 32/64/128GB | Battery: 3400mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 24MP

Premium design
Excellent full size 18:9 screen
Glass back leaves a lot of fingerprints
Poor low-light camera performance

The Honor 10 Lite gives you decent specs for a lower price. It does that while still offering premium design and a quad-camera setup giving you some overall great bang for your buck. 

In the world of budget devices this is a perfect combination of a great price and performance, not to mention Honor has been perfecting the budget device for years now. 

9. Moto E5 Plus

Good performance and battery for a budget device

Weight: 160g | Dimensions: 149.7 x 72.5 x 8mm | OS: Android 8 | Screen size: 5.2-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1280 | CPU: Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 | RAM: 2/3GB | Storage: 16GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 8MP

Premium look at a glance
Decent performance for a phone of this price
Cheap feel
Can be slow to load

The Moto E5 Plus performs best in two fields: performance and battery. The device scores good points in these fields but despite its large size screen it lacks resolution and can feel a bit cheap at times.

But overall this is a device seriously worth the price you are paying. Take a read of our Moto E5 Plus review to learn more.

10. Motorola One

Premium flagship looks for a fraction of the price

Weight: 162g | Dimensions: 149.9 x 72.8 x 8mm | OS: Android 8.1 | Screen size: 5.9-inch | Resolution: 720 x 1520 | CPU: Snapdragon 625 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 8GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 8MP

Low price
Solid build quality
Slow performance
Lack of storage

The Motorola One may not be a premium device but if the design of the iPhone X and XR has caught your eye, but the price tag is beyond belief in your eyes then the Motorola One could be your ticket to the stylish smartphone club. 

We rated it highly for its modern design and fast fluid operating system although it can feel a bit cheap in the hand. Read our full Motorola One review to see all of the details of the device.

 Who is Argos? 

Argos is a classic British retailer that's been around since 1972 and is still going strong. Not only does it offer affordable online prices but it lets you go in store to buy and collect so you can get your gadget right away. Same day delivery is also an option if you're in a rush but don't want to get to the shop itself. With 845 shops, getting to a local one shouldn't be too difficult.

Argos click and collect

Order online, walk into the shop that same day and pick up your phone. It's that easy. No more arriving to find out stock has run out, Argos in-store collection lets you cruise in comfortably to pick up after ordering online. 

Argos store locator

If you want to get to an Argos shop to grab your phone right away, simply head to the Store Locator section of the website. This will help you find the nearest one to you and even lets you know how many phones are in stock. Simple. 

Fast Track: same day delivery from Argos

If your chosen mobile phone has Argos's 'Fast Track' badge next to it, you could have your gadget delivered to your door in just a few hours. The service costs £3.95, but order before 6PM and Argos will tell you the two hour slot that day they can deliver in. Unsurprisingly, it's for UK deliveries only.

Apple iPhones from Argos

If it's an Apple iPhone you want then Argos has you covered. From the latest iPhone XR and iPhone XS Max to the recent iPhone 8 and iPhone X, this has all the best handsets. So whatever your budget there should be an iPhone for you at Argos.

Argos SIM-free phones

It can often be more cost effective to buy an unlocked SIM-free handset and then get a SIM only deal separately. That can save you money in the long run and means you aren't locked into a contract. This is ideal for upgrading when you want, changing deals as you like and actually owning the phone for as long as you need. Check out the best SIM only deals right here to find you perfect partner.