The OnePlus 8 is now on sale, and some retailers are throwing in a free gift as well

OnePlus 8 Pro
OnePlus 8 Pro (Image credit: TechRadar)

If you'd been waiting patiently for the OnePlus 8 release date, you won't have to sit twiddling your thumbs for any longer, because the phone is now available to buy alongside its Pro sibling.

After launching exactly a week earlier, you can now pick up the OnePlus 8 series of phones in different places depending on your region, with specific providers getting exclusivity in certain regions. One reliable place to pick it up is from the OnePlus website.

Depending on where you buy your OnePlus 8 phone, you might actually get a little extra for free - certain retailers are bundling the Bullets Wireless 2 wireless headphones in with the phone at no extra cost, so shop around to see if you can find any retailers doing so in your region. For example, the likes of John Lewis and Three have the freebie in the UK.

Since so many phone companies are postponing phone launches or release dates due to the ongoing global situation, there are fewer new devices hitting the digital shelves, so the OnePlus 8 has less competition than it would have had in other years.

So if you're looking for a new (and recently released) smartphone, it might be one of your only options.

You can check out prices in your region below:

What is the OnePlus 8?

The OnePlus 8 has a 6.55-inch screen with a 1080 x 2400 resolution, and that's boosted up to 6.78-inches and 1440 x 3168 for the Pro model. That latter phone also has a 120Hz refresh rate, a touch better than the 90Hz of the standard OnePlus 8.

Both phones use the Snapdragon 865 chipset for top-end processing power, and they're both also 5G phones, so if you're looking for next-gen connectivity the OnePlus 8 could be one of the most affordable options.

In terms of cameras the base device has a 48MP main, 16MP ultra-wide and 2MP macro snapper, and the OnePlus 8 Pro has a 48MP main, 48MP ultra-wide, 8MP telephoto and 5MP depth-sensing camera, so it's certainly a well-rounded photography machine. Both also have 16MP front-facing cameras.

The OnePlus 8 has a 4,300mAh power pack and that's increased to 4,510mAh on the Pro, and both have 30W charging. However the Pro also has 30W wireless and 3W reverse wireless charging, so you can use it to power up other devices.

Tom Bedford

Tom Bedford was deputy phones editor on TechRadar until late 2022, having worked his way up from staff writer. Though he specialized in phones and tablets, he also took on other tech like electric scooters, smartwatches, fitness, mobile gaming and more. He is based in London, UK and now works for the entertainment site What To Watch.

He graduated in American Literature and Creative Writing from the University of East Anglia. Prior to working on TechRadar, he freelanced in tech, gaming and entertainment, and also spent many years working as a mixologist.