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OnePlus Pro 7 for $500 is the ultimate last-minute holiday phone deal

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You've still got a chance to grab a great phone for a low price before holiday shopping draws to a close. OnePlus continues to offer a discount on the OnePlus 7 Pro (opens in new tab), letting you grab one of the better Android phones of the last year for less than $500.

The OnePlus 7 Pro came out in late spring, delivering top-notch performance for an Android phone thanks to its Snapdragon 855 processor. OnePlus improved the camera performance on this model, and a pop-up selfie camera eliminates the need for any notches or camera cut-outs. Instead, you get an uninterrupted 6.67-inch display that boasts a faster 90 Hz refresh rate.

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OnePlus 7 Pro: Was $669 now $499 @ OnePlus (opens in new tab)
The 6GB/128GB model of the OnePlus 7 Pro has been discounted for a while now, and it makes a great last-second gift, since this phone has a Snapdragon 855 processor and a 6.67-inch screen with a 90 Hz refresh rate.

The OnePlus 7 Pro normally starts at $669 for the model with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. But OnePlus cut the cost on that model to $499 around Black Friday, and the $170 discount has remained in place. (Sadly, the discounted model with 8GB of RAM and double the storage is out-of-stock.)

This isn't OnePlus' most recent smartphone release — that would be the OnePlus 7T, which came out this fall and adopts many of the 7 Pro's most appealing features including that faster refresh rate. But the OnePlus 7T currently costs $599, so you can get a phone that's just as good for $100 less.

Looking for a different phone besides the OnePlus 7 Pro? We're keeping tabs on the best iPhone deals as well as deals on the Galaxy S10 Plus.

Philip Michaels is a Managing Editor at Tom's Guide. He's been covering personal technology since 1999 and was in the building when Steve Jobs showed off the iPhone for the first time. He's been evaluating smartphones since that first iPhone debuted in 2007, and he's been following phone carriers and smartphone plans since 2015. He has strong opinions about Apple, the Oakland Athletics, old movies and proper butchery techniques. Follow him at @PhilipMichaels.