The Black Friday sales season is here! The best deals are often not on Amazon. The prices shown below are the best available now, though you may need to buy quickly as some deals will sell out.
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. Of course, now that the OnePlus 8T has arrived, OnePlus 8 prices have dropped significantly.
Plus, with Black Friday just around the corner, you can be sure that prices will only continue to drop – in fact, they already are. (We’re separately looking at the best OnePlus 8T deals here if you’re interested in the latest model).
We’re keeping tabs on which retailers have the best OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro offers right now, on contract and SIM-free.
OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro SIM-free price
With the arrival of the OnePlus 8T, OnePlus has dropped up to £100/$100 on the 8 range, with the new prices as follows:
- OnePlus 8 8GB/128GB (Onyx Black UK; Glacial Green US): £599/$699 – now £549/$599
- OnePlus 8 12GB/256GB (Glacial Green UK; Interstellar Glow US): £699/$799 – now £599/$699
- OnePlus 8 Pro 8GB/128GB (Onyx Black UK; Onyx Black/Glacial Green US): £799/$899 – now $799 in the US
- OnePlus 8 Pro 12GB/256GB (Glacial Green UK; Onyx Black/Glacial Green/Ultramarine Blue US): £899/$999 – now $899 in the US
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.
See our reviews of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro if you want to see our honest thoughts on the handsets. We’ve also rounded up the best cases here.
OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro Black Friday deals
Black Friday arrives 27 November, but deals are already arriving. Amazon launched its early Black Friday sale and now has £150 off both 128GB and 256GB OnePlus 8 Pro models, dropping the prices to £649 and £745.59, respectively.
Amazon also has £141 off the OnePlus 8 (12GB RAM/256GB storage)
We’re tracking all the best Black Friday offers right here.
Best OnePlus 8 SIM-free deals
As mentioned above, Amazon has £150 off the 8 Pro and £141 off the OnePlus 8.
You can, of course, order the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro directly from OnePlus, where there are also discounts on the OnePlus Bullets Wireless Z earphones, cases and charging bundles.
John Lewis currently has £100 off the 8 Pro (8GB/128GB) and is bundling it with a free pair of OnePlus Bullets Headphones.
Geekbuying has even more competitive prices if you don’t mind shipping the phones from China, with prices starting at £462.08 for the OnePlus 8 and £637.35 for the OnePlus 8 Pro.
OnePlus 8 Pro
Best OnePlus 8 & 8 Pro contract deals
Three is the only network provider offering the OnePlus 8 phones. Its cheapest plan offers 4GB of data for £29 upfront and £44 per month. You can opt for unlimited data for £51 per month on a 24-month plan, with 50% off the first 6 months. See its OnePlus 8 deals or OnePlus 8 Pro deals.
There are other plans available though. Our interactive tool below automatically highlights the best deals in your country as they become available.
OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus student discount – Exclusive accessory bundles
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.
On top of the 10% discount for students, OnePlus has also has back to school deals that bundles a Type-C Bullets Earphones, Type-C Warp Charge cable, and a Warp Charge 30 fast charger, with the OnePlus 8 for £549 or with the OnePlus 8 Pro for £899. See OnePlus’s Back to School event.
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 £330/US$230 towards a OnePlus 8 with a 7 Pro 5G. See all OnePlus trade-in values.
If you buy the phones from Amazon, you can get up to £400 off when you trade in. Trade in your old phone on Amazon here.
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.
You can also see the best OnePlus Nord deals on now, currently the best mid-range phone on the market.
When is Black Friday 2020 – should you wait for a better deal?
Black Friday will take place on Friday 27 November, immediately followed by Cyber Monday on 30 November. Traditionally the biggest sales event of the year, it may yet throw up some even greater tech deals – but with so much uncertainty around finance and retail, and no guarantees regarding what discounts we will see, we advise you not to wait: if you see a deal you like, on a product you need, and you can afford the outlay, buy it today.