OnePlus 9 falls to just under $500 in epic unlocked phone deal

OnePlus 9 smartphone on a wooden table
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The OnePlus 9 and OnePlus Nord 200 are among the best Android phones for the money. If you're looking for an unlocked smartphone under $500, here's a deal for you. 

Amazon currently offers the OnePlus 9 5G Unlocked for just $499. Normally, this phone retails for $730, so that's $230 in savings and an all-time low price for this particular phone. This is one of the best phone deals out there right now. 

OnePlus 9 5G Smartphone: was $729 now $499 @ Amazon

OnePlus 9 5G Smartphone: was $729 now $499 @ Amazon
Save $230 on the excellent OnePlus 9 unlocked smartphone at Amazon. It packs a 6.5-inch (2400 x 1080) AMOLED 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage.

As an alternative, you can get the OnePlus Nord 200 for $199 ($40 off) if you're on a smaller budget. 

On sale or not, the OnePlus 9 is one of the best smartphones out there. Period. It pack a 6.5-inch (2400 x 1080) AMOLED 120Hz display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 888 CPU and 8GB of RAM. For all your apps and important files, it offers 128GB of storage. 

In our OnePlus 9 review, it wowed us with its fantastic performance. We also loved its bright, vivid 120Hz display and battery life which clocked over 11 hours on our Laptop Mag Battery Test. We gave the OnePlus 9 an overall rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars and our coveted Editor's Choice award. 

By design, the OnePlus 9 features a glass construction and a barely visible OnePlus logo on the rear. There's a volume rocker on the left edge and an iPhone-like ring/vibrate/silent slider on the right. At 6.3 x 2.9 x 0.32 inches and 6.8 ounces, the OnePlus is on par with the 6.5-inch Samsung Galaxy S20 FE (6.29 x 2.93 x 0.33 inches, 6.7 ounces) and 6.1-inch iPhone 12 Pro Max (5.8 x 2.8 x 0.29 inches, 6.7 ounces). 

Simply put, if you want to enjoy top tier specs without the high price, the OnePlus 9 is a budget-friendly choice. 

More OnePlus deals

OnePlus Nord N200 Smartphone: was $239 now $199 @ Amazon

OnePlus Nord N200 Smartphone: was $239 now $199 @ Amazon
Save $40 on the modestly priced OnePlus Nord N200 Android 11 smartphone. For under $200, you're getting a gorgeous, premium looking phone with a vivid 90Hz display and 5G support. It packs a 6.4-inch (2,400 x 1080) touch screen and is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 480 CPU alongside 4GB of RAM. Rounding out its specs are 64GB of microSD-expandable storage, a rear triple camera array (13MP wide, 2MP macro, 2MP monochrome) and a 16MP front camera. 

OnePlus 9 5G Smartphone: free @ T-Mobile

OnePlus 9 5G Smartphone: free @ T-Mobile w/ new line
Get the Editor's Choice OnePlus 9 5G phone for free when you activate a new line with T-Mobile. To get this deal, you must purchase the OnePlus 9 5G under a T-Mobile monthly payment plan and activate a new line under an eligible service plan. Your cash back of $730 with appear as credits over the course of 24 months. 

Hilda Scott

Hilda Scott uses her combined passion for gadgets and bargain shopping to bring you the best prices on all things tech. She has a bachelor’s degree in film and media studies from Hunter College and 11 years of tech and entertainment journalism. Her work has been featured on Tom’s Guide, iTechPost,, Parlemag, Enstars, and Latin Times. When she's not scouting for the best deals, Hilda’s catching up on her favorite TV shows and pro-wrestling matches.