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It was that you just could not purchase a previous-generation OnePlus cellphone. The firm churned out a brand new Android cellphone (or two) per yr and shortly discontinued the outdated mannequin. But just a few years in the past, this observe stopped. Instead we noticed steep reductions on predecessors as successors arrived. That has enabled killer worth cuts like this Amazon Prime Day deal: A little bit greater than a yr 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 the most affordable highly effective Android telephones round. Seriously, 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’s the identical worth as our present favourite Android cellphone, the Google Pixel 4A, however you get a lot speedier efficiency, a 90-Hz display screen refresh fee, a number of rear cameras, and speedy fast-charging. It cannot match the OnePlus 9 or OnePlus 9 Pro, however it’s nonetheless unbelievable worth.
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Is the OnePlus 8 Right for You?
WIRED: The glorious 6.6-inch AMOLED display screen with the 90-Hz display screen refresh fee makes for a clean and vibrant viewing expertise, whether or not you are looking Twitter or catching up on Loki. You’ll by no means be dissatisfied with this cellphone’s efficiency, and it may well recharge (with the included cable and adapter) from zero to 100% in a bit of underneath an hour. There’s additionally 5G connectivity.
TIRED: The digicam system features a 48-megapixel fundamental sensor, a 16-MP ultrawide, and a 2-MP macro, they usually will not knock your socks off. (You can in all probability snap barely nicer images with the $350 Google Pixel 4A.) Battery life can also be simply OK. It’ll probably simply get you thru a day. There’s no headphone jack, no wi-fi charging, and no MicroSD card slot. It’ll solely get yet another Android OS improve (Android 12) and rather less than two years of safety updates.
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Links to Retailer Sale Pages
If you’d prefer to verify extra Prime Day offers your self, listed below are some hyperlinks to gross sales happening this week.
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