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Updated: 28 Mar 2022

Best big button simple mobile phones

We reveal the best big button mobile phones for pain-free dialling and texting, and generally simple everyday use
Oli McKean
Big button mobiles

Not everyone wants the latest smartphone that will cost more than £600 - some of us want an easy-to-use basic mobile phone that lets you keep in touch with friends and family, with minimal fuss.

Simple mobile phones are generally easier to use than your average smartphone. But they're also smaller, and cramped keypads can make it hard to press the right buttons every time.

If you're someone who wants large and well-spaced number keys on your phone, we've selected three of the best simple mobile phones with big buttons. Read on to find out which make our carefully selected list.

Just want to know the best simple mobile phones? Here's a simple solution: head to our simple mobile phone reviews.

Best big button simple mobile phones

  • 75%
    • best buy
    £39.99

    If you're looking for the a no-nonsense simple phone that's great for emergencies with large buttons, this one is a great choice. It comes without the frills of fancy smart features but you get the essentials like 2G internet connectivity and a 3Mp rear camera in case you need to take some flicks at a festival.

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  • A really good and inexpensive basic mobile phone. Its large buttons let you send texts and make calls with little fuss, and the battery life is pretty good too.

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  • This phone is a good specialist simple phone with big buttons and some useful accessibility features, such as voice assisted dialling.

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Pricing, recommendations and test scores correct as of November 2021.

What makes a Best Buy simple mobile phone?

We only whole-heartedly recommend those simple mobile phones that sound as crystal clear as a home phone, and which have easy-to-use buttons that help prevent misdialing and clear screens that are comfortable to read.

Our tests include practical assessments by our ease-of-use specialists, and technical measurements to ensure that each simple mobile phone review answers all the key questions you might have. These include:

  • How easy is it to use?
  • How long does the battery last?
  • How clear are phone calls?
  • Are any extra features useful?
  • Should I buy it?

Head over to our best simple mobile phones for the crème de la crème.