OnePlus launched the new OnePlus 8T phone last October just a day after Apple unveiled the iPhone 12 – and now six months later it’s back with the OnePlus 9 range. That’s great news if you’re after the 8T as prices are steeply declining.
While the 8T doesn’t have a larger 8T Pro sibling, it does boast a flat 6.55in, 120Hz display, and ditches the curved glass of the standard 8. There’s also a sizeable 4,500mAh battery and 65W Warp Charge, up from the OnePlus 8’s 30W.
You can expect Oxygen OS 11 on Android 11, all powered by a top-tier Snapdragon 865 chip. As for cameras, the 8T returns with the familiar 48Mp main camera on the back, along with a 16Mp ultra-wide, 5Mp macro and 2Mp mono. See our full review of the OnePlus 8T
If you’re looking to find a top deal on the OnePlus 8T this month, look no further. We’re covering the best offers on the OnePlus 8T right here.
We’re also looking at where to buy the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro phones in this article.
How much does the OnePlus 8T cost?
While there isn’t a Pro model of the 8T, the phone is available from OnePlus itself in two configurations and price-points:
OnePlus 8T 8GB/128GB – £549 – now £449 – unavailable in the US
OnePlus 8T 12GB/256GB – £649/US$749 – now $599
The phones launched at £50/$50 less than the equivalent OnePlus 8 models. In our review of the OnePlus 8T we called it an “incredibly competitive budget flagship”.
Best OnePlus 8T SIM-free deals
Right now, both Amazon and John Lewis have £150 off the 8GB RAM/128GB storage option and the 12GB RAM/256GB storage option (get it from Amazon or John Lewis). This drops prices to £399 and £499, respectively. These are the only two UK retailers selling the 8T SIM-free.
Amazon confirmed Prime Day will take place in June this year. It’s possible prices may drop further then, though it’s impossible to tell. The £150 off is the biggest discount we’ve seen on the 8T, ever. It outdoes last year’s Black Friday offer from John Lewis.
If you go directly from OnePlus, the 8GB/128GB model is now £449, while the 12GB/256GB option is 549.
Over in the US there’s $150 off the OnePlus 8T (8GB/128GB), dropping the price to $599. US shoppers can also get a free case and 20% off accidental damage protection until 14 May, with purchase.
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Best OnePlus 8T deals on contract
In the UK, OnePlus phones are usually stocked exclusively by Three, but it doesn’t look like it’s decided to pick up the 8T.
We would recommend picking up a competitive SIM-only deal, like 100GB of 5G data from Vodafone for £12 per month (with £96 cashback). See how you can save with a cashback mobile phone deal.
In the US, you can buy the OnePlus 8T+ 5G from T-Mobile. You can mostly ignore the ‘+’ in the name, as this is still the standard 8T, but with full support for T-Mobile’s 5G network and the addition of an official IP68 rating.
To see how the OnePlus 8T compares to other leading phones in the market, see our shortlist of the best smartphones of the year.
We’re also looking at the best OnePlus 8 deals of the month and the very best tech deals across the internet.
Best OnePlus 8T trade-in deals
OnePlus’s own trade-in scheme offers up to £370/US$370 towards the 8T if you own a OnePlus phone already. In the UK, Apple phones can claim up to £440 while Samsung phones can claim up to £280. See how much your device is worth here
Amazon has up to £400 off when you trade-in. See how much your old device is worth with Amazon.
OnePlus student discount
Students and staff can also get a discount up to 10% as a part of OnePlus’s Education Program. You will need a .edu email address to register, or you can register via Student Beans.
You can get up to 5% off one device and 10% off accessories. Learn more over at OnePlus.
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