OnePlus is the company that challenges the received wisdom that there are no phones worth looking at outside of the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy. Its new arrival - the much anticipated OnePlus 5 - is now available and we can tell you how to get the best deals if you want to snap one up.
O2 has secured the exclusive distribution on contract, with monthly tariffs starting at £35. That's not exactly cheap when compared to other flagship Android smartphones, so you might have to wait until Black Friday 2017 to bag a real bargain.
But then the OnePlus 5 is one of the very best Android phones on the market, with its pair of fantastic cameras, 6GB Ram and generous onboard storage. Read more about the OnePlus 5 here, or continue the hunt for your perfect handset with our mobile phone deals guide.
Where can I buy the OnePlus 5?
Considering how much buzz there's been around the OnePlus 5 from well before the turn of the year, we think they're going to be pretty hard to get hold of at the outset. Especially when you consider that OnePlus is going to be selling the first batch on its own website. After that, it's O2 or nothing if you want to secure the OnePlus 5 on contract.
OnePlus 5 | SIM free handset | 64GB for £449/128GB for £499
Priced at less than £500, getting a separate phone and SIM card is the cheapest way to get your hands on the OnePlus 5 at launch. Head to oneplus.net/uk and cross your fingers that there's one in stock. The price is a Galaxy S8-smashing £449 for the 64GB model - almost £250 less than the Samsung flagship's RRP.
Need a SIM to pop in your brand spanking new OnePlus 5? We've got you covered. Pick out the plan for you - with prices starting at a mere £4 a month - over at our best SIM only deals page.
Our 3 best OnePlus 5 deals on contract
If you don't want the hassle of matching a OnePlus 5 with a SIM card, then you have no option but to go with an O2 deal - it has a world exclusive. That means you get the benefit of the network's Priority rewards. It doesn't come cheap, but below we've picked out the three best value tariffs.
OnePlus 5 | £79.99 upfront | 1GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £35 per month
Without opting for a measly 500MB monthly data, this is the cheapest way you can bag a OnePlus 5 on contract. This deal gives you 1GB of data and unlimited everything else. Total cost over 24 months is £919.99
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OnePlus 5 | £79.99 upfront | 6GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £38 per month
If 1GB of data simply isn't going to cut it, then you only have to pay an extra £3 per month to upgrade to a much more generous 6GB per month. That's stacks for streaming Spotify, downloading podcasts and scrolling through social media while away from the WI-Fi. Total cost over 24 months is £991.99
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OnePlus 5 | £9.99 upfront | 30GB data | Unlimited calls and texts | £49 per month
We know that some people are only going to be satisfied with a huuuuuge data deal. Well here it is - a mammoth 30GB of data allowance every month. We know that the monthly tariff is pretty big too, but at least there's only a tenner to pay upfront. Total cost over 24 months is £1185.99
View this OnePlus 5 deals from O2
Is the OnePlus 5 any good?
We've reviewed the OnePlus 5 - and it's a mighty fine mobile
Weight: 153g | Dimensions: 154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25mm | OS: Android 7.1.1 Nougat | Screen size: 5.5-inch | Resolution: 1920 x 1080 | CPU: Snapdragon 835 | RAM: 6GB or 8GB | Storage: 64/128GB | Battery: 3,300mAh | Rear camera: 16MP + 20MP dual lens | Front camera: 16MP
There's no doubt about it, the OnePlus 5 immediately becomes one of the very best Android phones on the market. If you choose your mobiles based on the quality of the camera, then the incredible dual-lens snapper will float your boat.
The design and performance is every bit as good as the iPhone 7 and Samsung Galaxy S8, and yet the price is far lower. If you're one of the throng that have been eagerly waiting for this phone's release, we very much doubt you'll be disappointed.