Just $230 on Prime Day gets you the best budget phone since the OnePlus X

OnePlus Nord N20 5G
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Sick of overpaying for flagship phones? OnePlus has your back with this killer Prime Day deal that gets you $70 off (opens in new tab) a phone that was already well under $300 to begin with. That puts the OnePlus Nord N20 5G at just $230, making it the single best budget recommendation we can make this Prime Day.

OnePlus Nord N20 5G:  $299 (opens in new tab)

OnePlus Nord N20 5G: $299 $229 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Get the OnePlus Nord N20 5G for $70 this Prime Day and enjoy the beautiful OLED display, excellent camera, and OxygenOS's rich feature set for much less money than those expensive flagship phones.

Remember the days when OnePlus would use the term "flagship killer" to describe their phones? Those days are back with the OnePlus Nord N20 5G (opens in new tab), a phone that packs a powerful processor, a huge battery, a gorgeous OLED display, and a fantastic 64MP camera under the hood for a fraction of the price of other phones.

It's a surprising throwback that feels a lot more like the OnePlus X, OnePlus' first "budget" phone that was released over half a decade ago with an OLED display and premium construction. While the Nord N20 is made of plastic, the experience feels premium in every other way.

And unlike the OnePlus X, the camera on the Nord N20 isn't total garbage. In fact, it's a lot better than you would expect out of a $230 phone and often puts phones twice its price to shame.

Likewise, the phone's performance is no slouch, either. The Snapdragon 695 processor inside handles most tasks with ease, although it's not particularly well suited for super detailed 3D gaming. You can play Minecraft on it but Fortnite will struggle, for instance.

Still, it's hard to believe this phone sells normally for under $300, much less for $230 like right now. What better time to get a great new phone and save some coin?

Hey, while you're saving that cash, you could also pick up OnePlus' excellent Nord Buds (opens in new tab) earbuds. They're $6 off for Prime Day, which doesn't sound like much, but it makes them just $34. That's a pretty easy decision if you've been waiting to get into the wireless earbud game or just need a replacement for the ones you lost.

OnePlus Nord Buds:  $39.99 (opens in new tab)

OnePlus Nord Buds: $39.99 $33.99 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Great wireless earbuds don't have to be expensive. Sticking true to the Nord name, these inexpensive earbuds deliver rich sound without the rich price.

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Nicholas Sutrich
Senior Content Producer — Smartphones & VR
Nick started with DOS and NES and uses those fond memories of floppy disks and cartridges to fuel his opinions on modern tech. Whether it's VR, smart home gadgets, or something else that beeps and boops, he's been writing about it since 2011. Reach him on Twitter or Instagram @Gwanatu