What you need to know
- OnePlus is offering buyers of its smartphones a free subscription to the Google One service ranging from one month to three months depending on device.
- Buyers of the OnePlus 8 and 8 Pro will get access to three months of free One service.
- Older devices ranging from the OnePlus One to the OnePlus 7T Pro will be able to claim a free month of Google One.
OnePlus is giving buyers of the OnePlus 8 Series of smartphones a free three-month subscription to Google One. This means they'll get access to 100GB of storage, help from Google experts, more powerful phone backups and the access to share all this with five family members.
OnePlus is also extending this offer to all other OnePlus devices, albeit for one month only. Both offers offer can be redeemed on any phone from the OnePlus One to the OnePlus 8 Pro simply by installing the Google One app and clicking the gift box icon. Depending on which device you have, you'll either see an offer for one month or three.
When reviewing the vanilla OnePlus 8, Android Central's Andrew Martonik commented:
The 8 brings a fresh design, 5G, and a larger battery, but in day-to-day use there is no functional difference between the 8 and 7T — yet it's more expensive. Ultimately OnePlus phones are all about value; you get more value out of a discounted 7T than a full-priced OnePlus 8.
Unless two extra months of Google One is a deal-breaker for you, this probably doesn't tip that calculus, but it's still nice to know beforehand.
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