If you’re looking to get your hands on OnePlus’s latest handset at the best price, you’ve come to the right place. The OnePlus 9 Pro went on sale on 31 March, followed by the standard OnePlus 9 on 26 April – and there are plenty of deals around, whether you’re buying SIM-free or on contract.
Back to School Sale is still going strong, where you can save £50 on the handsets. We’re tracking the best prices on contract and SIM-free on both handsets right here.
How much does the OnePlus 9 & OnePlus 9 Pro cost?
The OnePlus 9 phones are more expensive than the 8T. The base OnePlus 9 with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage costs £629, making it £80 more expensive than the equivalent 8T model, which cost £549. The OnePlus 9 is also £30 higher than the OnePlus 8 base model, which cost £599 at launch.
See the full pricing below:
OnePlus 9 Pro
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – £829 – Available in Morning Mist and Stellar Black
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage – £929 – Available in Pine Green
- 8GB RAM + 128GB storage – £629 – Available in Astral Black and Arctic Sky
- 12GB RAM + 256GB storage – £729 – Available in Winter Mist
A little background on the OnePlus 9 series…
The OnePlus 9 phones released on 23 March, just a day after competitor Xiaomi released its budget wunderkinds the
Poco X3 Pro and
Poco F3, while also commencing sales on the new premium
flagship Mi 11 – the 9 Series’ closest rival. The £749 Mi 11 shares the next-gen Snapdragon 888 chip with the OnePlus 9 phones, along with a 120Hz refresh rate.
Yet, the OnePlus 9 upstages with Warp Charge 65T – that’s 65W wired fast charging that should, in theory, replenish the 9 Pro’s 4500mAh battery in just 29 minutes. You also get 50W wireless charging speeds like the Mi 11.
But OnePlus flaunts another trick up its sleeve. Thanks to the company’s partnership with Swedish camera brand Hasselblad – makers of the gear used to photograph the Apollo moon landing – the 9 Series’ greatest advancement is expected in its cameras’ colour accuracy.
The collaboration involves OnePlus’s adoption of Hasselblad’s colour standards with its own computational photography to create a new internal “Natural Color Calibration with Hasselblad” standard. OnePlus promises colours should be pretty close to what you would see with your eyes.
But is it as good as OnePlus says it is? Find out in our full reviews of the
OnePlus 9 and
OnePlus 9 Pro.
As for the cameras themselves, both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro boast 50Mp ultra-wide and 48MP main sensors, but you can see the full spec sheet and what to expect from both phones in our
OnePlus 9 news round-up.
Best OnePlus 9 SIM-free deals – Back to School deals & free Google Stadia Premiere Edition
The standard OnePlus 9 is now officially available to buy directly from
John Lewis, and
As a part of OnePlus’s
Back to School Sale, you can now get £50 off the OnePlus 9 with code 600SAVE50 at check out. You also get a free Google Stadia Premiere Edition worth £89.99.
We’re comparing SIM-free prices across those retailers below:
OnePlus 9 trade-in deals
If you buy the
OnePlus 9 directly from OnePlus, you can get up to £310/$370 for an older OnePlus phone.
See how much your old phone is worth at OnePlus.
You can also get up to £400 when you trade-in via
Can you buy the OnePlus 9 on contract?
Currently, you can’t buy the standard OnePlus 9 on contract. You can, however, buy the OnePlus 9 Pro from
Three, which is the only carrier offering the phone. If this changes, we’ll update this article with additional contract deals.
In the meantime, see our round-up of the
best SIM-only deals, and the
best cheap SIM-only deals.
Best Oneplus 9 Pro SIM-free deals – Free Google Stadia Premiere Edition or Nest Mini
The OnePlus 9 Pro is available to buy directly from
John Lewis. John Lewis is currently giving away a free Google Nest Mini with purchases over £50 with
You can also claim a free Google Stadia Premiere Edition if you buy direclty from OnePlus – if you spend £1000 or more, you can get a £100 discount with code 1000SAVE100.
Amazon has up to £30 off the 9 Pro if you opt for the
12GB RAM/256GB storage option.
Best OnePlus 9 Pro contract deals
Three is the only network provider in the UK to carry the OnePlus 9 Pro, though it currently isn’t offering the OnePlus 9.
Its best plan offers unlimited data for £49 per month (reduced from £57 per month) and £29 upfront.
There are cheaper plans too, starting start at £29 upfront and £42 per month for 1GB data, though we’d recommend the 4GB plan for £46 per month instead (same upfront cost) for a bit more value.
See all OnePlus 9 Pro plans on Three.