It used to be that you simply could not purchase a previous-generation OnePlus cellphone. The corporate churned out a brand new Android cellphone (or two) per 12 months and rapidly discontinued the outdated mannequin. However a couple of years in the past, this follow stopped. As an alternative we noticed steep reductions on predecessors as successors arrived. That has enabled killer value cuts like this Amazon Prime Day deal: Somewhat greater than a 12 months since its launch, the OnePlus 8 is a mere $349.
The OnePlus 8 (8/10, WIRED Recommends) launched at $699, however the firm has been promoting it at $449 to $599 for a while now. Taking an extra $100 to $150 off makes it one of many most cost-effective highly effective Android telephones round. Significantly, it is powered by the flagship Qualcomm processor from 2020—the Snapdragon 865—which is in telephones like Samsung’s Galaxy S20 and the Sony Xperia 1 II.
It is the identical value as our present favourite Android cellphone, the Google Pixel 4A, however you get a lot speedier efficiency, a 90-Hz display refresh price, a number of rear cameras, and speedy fast-charging. It may possibly’t match the OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Professional, but it surely’s nonetheless implausible worth.
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Is the OnePlus 8 Proper for You?
WIRED: The superb 6.6-inch AMOLED display with the 90-Hz display refresh price makes for a easy and vibrant viewing expertise, whether or not you are looking Twitter or catching up on Loki. You will by no means be dissatisfied with this cellphone’s efficiency, and it will possibly recharge (with the included cable and adapter) from zero to 100% in just a little beneath an hour. There’s additionally 5G connectivity.
TIRED: The digital camera system features a 48-megapixel principal sensor, a 16-MP ultrawide, and a 2-MP macro, and so they will not knock your socks off. (You possibly can in all probability snap barely nicer images with the $350 Google Pixel 4A.) Battery life can also be simply OK. It’s going to possible simply get you thru a day. There is not any headphone jack, no wi-fi charging, and no MicroSD card slot. It’s going to solely get yet one more Android OS improve (Android 12) and rather less than two years of safety updates.
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Hyperlinks to Retailer Sale Pages
If you would like to test extra Prime Day offers your self, listed below are some hyperlinks to gross sales happening this week.
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