The unlocked OnePlus 8 might just be the best budget 5G phone at this price

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The unlocked OnePlus 8 might just be the best budget 5G phone at this price
Discounted many times both ahead of and shortly after last month's OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro announcement, last year's 5G-enabled OnePlus 8 is on sale yet again. This latest deal is set to run through the end of the day, following in the footsteps of a different 24-hour-only promotion from earlier this week.

While you're looking at a non-UW edition of the OnePlus 8 5G fetching a slightly steeper $419.99 this time around, you can now squeeze low and mid-band 5G speeds on both AT&T and T-Mobile if you so choose.

Also compatible with Verizon (but not on the carrier's blazing fast 5G Ultra Wideband network), the Snapdragon 865 powerhouse is available in a single Glacial Green paint job with 128 gigs of internal storage space and a fairly generous 8GB RAM count on deck.

OnePlus 8

5G, 8GB RAM, 128GB Storage, Unlocked, Glacial Green

$419 99
$699 99
Expired

The unlocked US-specific handset is obviously sold brand-new, unused, unopened, and undamaged by Woot alongside a full 1-year OnePlus warranty. Basically, you're looking at saving 80 bucks compared to the manufacturer's own recent anniversary deal, although you need to settle for just the phone itself with no gifts included whatsoever.

In addition to the powerful aforementioned processor... from last year, the non-Pro and non-T-branded OnePlus 8 also has a reasonably sharp and smooth 6.55-inch AMOLED display with 2400 x 1080 resolution and 90Hz refresh rate technology going for it, as well as a large 4,300mAh battery supporting 30W fast charging capabilities, Android 11 software, a decidedly premium design, and three decent rear-facing cameras.

Of course, the 2020-released OnePlus 8 5G is not good enough to make our roundup of 2021's best phones (so far), but at 420 bucks, all those decent, respectable, and reasonably impressive specs and features gain entirely different adjectives, propelling the handset at the very top of the list of the best budget 5G devices available today.

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  • Display 6.5 inches 2400 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 48 MP (Triple camera) 16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 8GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 4300 mAh
  • OS Android 11

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