The OnePlus 8 range launched 14 April 2020 and went on sale in the UK on 21 April, and in the US on 29 April. Given the speedy six-month intervals at which OnePlus releases its handsets, the 8 is now already a couple of generations old. The OnePlus 8T arrived last October and the OnePlus 9 is expected to arrive this spring.
The release cycle does mean, however, that OnePlus 8 prices are dropping significantly – great news if you're upgrading or need an affordable, yet powerful phone.
So without further ado, here are the best OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro deals both SIM-free and on contract. We're separately looking at the best OnePlus 8T deals here.
OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro SIM-free price
With OnePlus 9 on the horizon, OnePlus has dropped £150/$200 off the 8 range, which translates to even higher discounts when compared against the launch price. The OnePlus 8 Pro is now just £699!
|Model||Launch Price||2020 Price||Current Value|
|OnePlus 8 8GB/128GB (Onyx Black UK; Glacial Green US)||£599/$699||£549/$599||£399 (out of stock at OnePlus)|
|OnePlus 8 12GB/256GB (Glacial Green UK; Interstellar Glow US)||£699/$799||£599/$699||now £449 (out of stock at OnePlus)|
|OnePlus 8 Pro 8GB/128GB (Onyx Black UK; Onyx Black/Glacial Green US)||£799/$899||£799/$899||£699/US$799 (in stock)|
|OnePlus 8 Pro 12GB/256GB (Glacial Green UK; Onyx Black/Glacial Green/Ultramarine Blue US)||£899/$999||$899 in the US||£799/US$799|
Keep in mind, the new prices are an indication of how much the OnePlus 8 range phones are now worth, now that the 8T is available. Don't pay full price for the older model.
The phones are available in Onyx Black and Glacial Green only in the UK, while the US gets the additional colours Interstellar Glow and Ultramarine Blue.
OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro: Best SIM-free deals
OnePlus is serving up some massive discounts on the 8 range, but not all configurations are in stock. You can also find excellent discounts on Amazon:
- £200 off OnePlus 8 Pro (8GB RAM/128GB storage) - now £599
- £200 off OnePlus 8 Pro (12GB RAM/256GB storage) - now £699
- £71 off the OnePlus 8 (8GB RAM/128GB storage) - now £527 (but currently valued at £399)
The 8 Pro phones are also available via John Lewis but do not have any discounts.
Chinese warehouse reseller Geekbuying is another site to check for sizeable discounts. You might need to wait slightly longer for it to ship however.
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OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro: Best contract deals
Its OnePlus 8 Pro deals cost £29 upfront too, but you can get 50% off monthly rates for the first six months if you buy an unlimited data plan. A strong midrange deal includes 12GB data for £48 per month.
There are other plans available though. Our interactive tool below automatically highlights the best deals in the country as they become available.
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OnePlus student discount
Students and staff can also get a discount from OnePlus as a part of its Education Program, which grants up to 10% off any order. 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.
OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro trade-in deals
Don't forget you can save on a new OnePlus phone if you trade in your old phone. You can trade in phones from different makes, but if you're trading in an old OnePlus you can get up to £270/US$200 towards a OnePlus 8 with a 7T 5G. OnePlus will accept devices as old as the OnePlus 3. See all OnePlus trade-in values.
About the OnePlus 8 phones
The OnePlus 8 phones beef up on 7T specs. Aside from better cameras with a dedicated colour filter (and a fourth camera on the Pro model), both phones feature faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 octa-core processors and 5G connectivity.
The 8 Pro gains IP68 waterproofing, wireless charging and a 120Hz refresh rate. We'll spare you the tech spec geekery in this article, as we're focusing on deals, but you can see our coverage here for everything there is to know about the new OnePlus 8 phones.