Since the death of Windows on phones, Microsoft has transitioned towards adopting Android as its home in the pocket. Users of Microsoft apps and services will certainly have the best time on Android, made even more so with recent developments like the Your Phone integration with Windows 10 and the release of Xbox Game Pass cloud gaming.
So, if you're on the hunt for a new phone, Android is where it's at, and Cyber Monday is your best chance to get a lot of phone and make some big savings in the process. Particularly noteworthy is the OnePlus 8T (opens in new tab) with a $120 discount, and the Motorola Edge (opens in new tab) which is now under $400.
I consider the OnePlus 8T to be one of the best phones of 2020. I used it for over a month and loved just how fluid the phone is in day-to-day use. It has a sublime 120Hz AMOLED screen, the latest hardware with 5G, a great 48MP camera, insanely fast 65W fast charging, and Android 11 out of the box. At $120 off, this is a fantastic deal.
Motorola's 2020 budget phone nails the basics, delivering a huge 6.4-inch 720p panel backed by an massive 5000mAh battery that lasts two days. The phone is powered by the Snapdragon 665, has 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, 16MP camera, and clean software. If you want a reliable budget phone that works on all carriers, this is the one to get.
The Moto G Fast has the same set of features as the G Power, but you get a smaller 4000mAh battery, and better value. The phone has a 6.4-inch 720p screen, Snapdragon 665, 16MP camera at the back, and clean software. You are getting a lot of value here, and the Moto G Fast is a solid budget pick.
The Motorola Edge is a great choice, and the 50% discount makes it one of the best deals. You're getting a stunning 90Hz OLED panel, Snapdragon 765G with 5G connectivity, 64MP camera that takes great photos, 6GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a 4500mAh battery. This is the mid-range phone to buy for Cyber Monday.
The OnePlus 8 Pro combines the latest hardware in a gorgeous design, and you get all the extras. You get a QHD+ 120Hz AMOLED screen, a great 48MP camera, outstanding hardware with 5G connectivity, 30W wired and wireless charging, and IP68 water resistance. Oh, and the device has already been updated to Android 11.
Yes, the Pixel 4 XL is over a year old at this point, but it still has one of the best cameras on Android. The 90Hz OLED panel holds up just fine, the phone is just as fluid in day-to-day use, and you will continue to get unlimited Google Photos uploads. If you don't care about 5G but want a great camera, the Pixel 4 XL is the phone to get.
The Xperia 1 is now discounted by 49%, and this particular bundle gets you the phone and the outstanding WH-1000XM3 for just $550. The phone features a 6.5-inch 21:9 OLED screen, Snapdragon 855, three 12MP cameras at the back, and a 3330mAh battery with 18W fast charging. The XM3 is the added bonus that makes this an insane deal.
LG's stylus-enabled budget phone is a great choice at $240. You get a massive 6.8-inch 1080p screen, and the phone is powered by the MediaTek Helio P35 chipset along with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. There's a 13MP camera at the back, 4000mAh battery, and a 3.5mm jack, and if you want a budget phone with a large screen with a stylus, it is the obvious pick.
LG's latest entry-level phone is down to $120, making it a solid choice for Cyber Monday. You get a 5.7-inch 720p screen, Helio P22 chipset, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of storage, 13MP camera at the back, and a 3000mAh battery. It's not the fastest phone in the world, but it is reliable and offers a great value.
Richard Devine is an Editor at Windows Central. A former Project Manager and long-term tech addict, he joined Mobile Nations in 2011 and has been found on Android Central and iMore as well as Windows Central. Currently you'll find him covering all manner of PC hardware and gaming, and you can follow him on Twitter and Instagram.
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