Mar 26th, 2018

We knew that it was going to happen eventually, but the OnePlus 5T has officially been discontinued. The company confirmed the move over the weekend, which leaves us looking towards the OnePlus 6.

As for what’s next for OnePlus, we already have some idea of what to expect. The OP6 is likely to be arriving within the next month or two, provided that the company sticks to its scheduling from the last few device releases.

For example, when the OnePlus 5 was discontinued, there was about a month before we saw the OnePlus 5T released. The 5T has been around since November, which is only about a 4-month window.

Now that the OnePlus 5T is officially gone, you won’t be able to purchase a new version from the company. Instead, you’ll be left going to either Swappa or eBay if you really want to pick up this device.

On the other hand, if you want to see what other options are out on the market, you’re in luck. We have compiled a list of the best alternatives to consider.

Huawei Mate 10

 

The Huawei Mate 10 lineup was unveiled back in November of last year (around the same time as the OnePlus 5T). However, the Mate 10 Pro has been the device seeing much of the accolade and excitement.

The problem with the Mate 10 Pro is that it falls outside of the budget constraints for some folks. The standard Mate 10, however, is priced at just $570 on Amazon with free Prime shipping.

Specs

  • 5.9-inch IPS LCD Display
  • Kirin 970 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage (expandable)
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 12MP + 20MP Rear Cameras
  • 4,000mAh Battery

Buy the Huawei Mate 10

Essential Phone

Essential has seen its ups and downs ever since the PH-1 launched last year. However, it seems that the camera issues that plagued the device early on have been resolved. Now, the PH-1 is turning into a fan favorite, in part due to the fact that this is one of the first devices to see Android 8.1 Oreo.

Essential has been running a few different promotions for the PH-1. The most recent knocks $50 off of the price, while giving you a set of the Earphones|HD USB C headphones for free.

Specs

  • 5.7-inch QHD Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB Storage
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • Dual-13MP Rear Cameras
  • 3,040mAh Battery

Buy the Essential Phone

Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

We are on the cusp of seeing the release of the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2S, but the Mi Mix 2 is hanging around and is a beautiful device. The device sports a gorgeous bezel-less display, along with a ceramic body.

On the bright side, thanks to the length of time that the Mix Mix 2 has been available, you can now purchase it from Amazon.

Specs

  • 5.99-inch IPS LCD Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • 6GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • 12MP Rear Camera
  • 3,400mAh Battery

Buy the Xiaomi Mi Mix 2

Honor View 10

The Honor View 10 is one of the most intriguing devices that has recently been released. Honor released the device earlier this week, and it comes with many of the same specs that can be found in the Mate 10 lineup.

The difference here is that the View 10 is priced at just $499, versus spending upwards of $700 for the Mate 10 Pro.

Specs

  • 5.99-inch Display
  • Kirin 970 SoC
  • 6GB RAM
  • 128GB Storage
  • 13MP Front Camera
  • 16MP + 20MP Rear Cameras
  • 3,750mAh Battery

Buy the Honor View 10

Samsung Galaxy S8 (Refurb)

Just because a device is a year old, that doesn’t mean that it isn’t completely irrelevant. The Galaxy S8 falls into this category, as the Galaxy S9 is already available.

However, thanks to the power of Amazon, we are seeing listings for refurbished options being made available. You can pick up a refurbished version of the S8 for around $500 for a limited time.

Specs

  • 5.8-inch Super AMOLED Display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC
  • 4GB RAM
  • 64GB Storage (expandable)
  • 8MP Front Camera
  • 12MP Rear Camera
  • 3,000mAh Battery

Buy the Samsung Galaxy S8
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