Skip the OnePlus 8T: OnePlus 8 deal is just £473 for Prime Day

OnePlus 8
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Prime Day is here with an uncountable number of deals to sift through. But having searched high and low, we've got one that should be very interesting to anyone looking for a new phone on the cheap.

For any Amazon U.K. customer, you can get a OnePlus 8 for £473 on Amazon, saving you £226. This deal applies to the Glacial Green-colored 12GB RAM and 256GB storage version of the OnePlus 8. If you have a bit more cash to spend, there's also the OnePlus 8 Pro for £150 off depending on the spec you want. 

OnePlus 8: was £699 now £473 @ Amazon

OnePlus 8: was £699 now £473 @ Amazon
The junior member of OnePlus' 2020 flagship range was already a fantastic value, giving you a great screen, long battery life and plenty of computing power. And with this discount, you're unlikely to find an equivalent device for cheaper.

Although we're going to see the OnePlus 8T launch on October 14, the OnePlus 8 will remain an excellent Android flagship. You'll immediately be struck by how lovely the 6.55-inch FHD+ display is to use, thanks to its bright and colorful output and the smooth scrolling offered by the 90Hz display. The screen has curved edges which makes it more comfortable to hold, but you'll want to watch out for accidental taps because the touch-sensitive area is larger than you might expect.

Battery life and charging are two of the OnePlus 8's strongest points. The 4,300 mAh cell makes this phone one of the longest lasting phones we've tested all year, and its 30W fast charger means it doesn't take long to fill it up again.

Also on the inside of the phone you've got a muscular Snapdragon 865 chipset. Even with the cheaper model's 8GB RAM, you'll have more than enough power to deal with whatever apps and games you want to play. Plus it's 5G compatible by default, so you'll be able to use the latest and fastest data connection if you've got the SIM and signal to support it.

You've also got some of OnePlus' strongest cameras on offer yet, featuring a 48MP main sensor, a 16MP ultrawide sensor and a 2MP macro camera, plus a 16MP selfie shooter on the front. While it's not the best photography phone in its class, and lacks a telephoto camera for extra versatility, we were particularly impressed with its night and low-light photos.

For more smartphone deals over the next two days, check our best Prime Day phone deals page for a round-up of everything we've found.

Richard Priday
Assistant Phones Editor

Richard is based in London, covering news, reviews and how-tos for phones, tablets, gaming, and whatever else people need advice on. Following on from his MA in Magazine Journalism at the University of Sheffield, he's also written for WIRED U.K., The Register and Creative Bloq. When not at work, he's likely thinking about how to brew the perfect cup of specialty coffee.