The 10 best mobile phones from Argos you can buy in February 2019

argos mobile phones

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:

samsung galaxy s9 plus

1. Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus

Our pick for the best mobile phone of 2018

Weight: 189g | Dimensions: 158.1 x 73.8 x 8.5mm | OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo) | Screen size: 6.2-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Exynos 9810 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 64/128/256GB | Battery: 3500mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

Great low light camera
Loud stereo speakers
Massive infinity display
Not hugely changed from the S8 Plus
Price can be prohibitive

The Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus is one of our favourite phones to be released in the past few years, as evidenced by its position at the top of our best mobile phones of 2018 list. Great performance, a massive infinity 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 S8 Plus for less.

samsung galaxy note 9

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 9

The ultimate phablet device

Weight: 201g | Dimensions: 161.9 x 76.4 x 8.8mm | OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) | Screen size: 6.4-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 2960 | CPU: Snapdragon 845 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 512GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 8MP

Brilliant 6.4 inch infinity display
Beautiful camera, even in low light
S pen allows for new ways of doing regular tasks
Bixby button can get in the way

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is one of the most creative and impressive handsets Samsung has ever made. Yes, it's not cheap but that's with good reason. For that price you get one of the best cameras on the market and the use of the Note 9's brilliant S pen. 

It is safe to say that Samsung is the king of big android devices and this is no exception. A truly unique device with a massive screen for those who love using their phone to consume media. 

3. Huawei Mate 20 Pro

A truly unique phone

Weight: 189g | Dimensions: 157.8 x 72.3 x 8.6mm | OS: Android 9.0 (Pie) | Screen size: 6.39-inch | Resolution: 1440 x 3120 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 980 | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 256GB | Battery: 4200 mAh | Rear camera: 40MP+20MP+8MP | Front camera: 24MP

Top of the line specs
Three cameras
Reverse charging
In screen fingerprint scanner
Very expensive
Camera not quite as good as other flagships

The Huawei Mate 20 Pro is a stunning smartphone packing in a massive wide screen. This scored big during our review of the device mainly for its unique features.

Reverse charging, three unique cameras including a wide-angle lens and an in-screen fingerprint scanner all make this device standout as a seriously unique player in a busy phone market. 

4. iPhone XS

One of Apple's best devices to date

Weight: 177g | Dimensions: 143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7mm | OS: iOS 12 | Screen size: 5.8-inch | Resolution: 1125x2436 | CPU: Apple A12 Bionic | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB/256/512GB | Battery: 2658mAh | Rear camera: 12MP | Front camera: 7MP

Smart HDR helps improve the camera
Extremely powerful
Battery life not as competitive as some
Very costly 

The iPhone XS is one of Apple's most advanced devices but unfortunately also one of its most expensive. With that price tag comes some world class features and a very smart camera.

One of the fastest processors on the market, Apple's beautiful almost infinity display (those notches won't seem to go away) and massively improved speakers make this a device seriously worth considering. If you want even better, Argos also has the iPhone XS Max for sale but be warned, while it is Apple's best device yet it is also its most expensive.

5. Huawei P20 Pro

A major competitor to the likes of Apple and Samsung

Weight: 180g | Dimensions: 155 x 73.9 x 7.8mm | OS: Android 8.1 (Oreo) | Screen size: 6.1-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2240 | CPU: Octa-Core | RAM: 6GB | Storage: 256GB | Battery: 4000mAh | Rear camera: 40MP + 20MP + 8MP | Front camera: 24MP

Brilliant battery life
Camera that performs in a whole host of different lights
Fast face unlock feature
No wireless charging
No headphone jack

The Huawei P20 Pro is a phone that gives you all the features you want from a new powerful phone, without leaving your pockets empty. That means great battery life and an ultra flexible camera but you lose out on wireless charging and a headphone jack.

If you want a powerful phone that can keep up with you and a decent 6.1-inch optimised display, you won't go far wrong with the Huawei P20 Pro.

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

6. Moto G6

Our pick for the best budget device

Weight: 167g | Dimensions: 153.8 x 72.3 x 8.3mm | OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo) | Screen size: 5.7-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 | CPU: Snapdragon 450 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 12MP + 5MP | Front camera: 8MP

Super cheap
Premium design for the price
Not waterproof
Camera can be quite slow

The Moto G6 is one of our favourite cheap phones and a great way to save money while still getting top specs. We personally love the device and have been raving about its incredibly cheap price for months.

Read our Moto G6 review to learn more about the 5.7-inch display, quad core processing and the latest Android OS that all make for a really impressive spec list to go with that pocket-friendly price.

7. Huawei P Smart

A smart choice for any budget buyer

Weight: 143g | Dimensions: 150.1 x 72.1 x 7.5mm | OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo) | Screen size: 5.65-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 659 | RAM: 3GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 8MP

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.

Honor 9 Lite

8. Honor 9 Lite

A stylish budget phone

Weight: 149g | Dimensions: 151 x 71.9 x 7.6mm | OS: Android 8.0 (Oreo) | Screen size: 5.65-inch | Resolution: 1080 x 2160 | CPU: HiSilicon Kirin 659 | RAM: 4GB | Storage: 64GB | Battery: 3000mAh | Rear camera: 13MP | Front camera: 13MP

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

The Honor 9 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.