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The best MediaTek phones you can get your hands on

The selection includes phones from companies like Samsung, OnePlus, and Nokia.

Published onOctober 26, 2022

The MediaTek logo at the company's Hsinchu HQ - best mediatek phones

MediaTek sits alongside Qualcomm as one of the most important third-party chipmakers in the Android smartphone ecosystem. The Taiwanese company’s processors are in loads of handsets around the world. Let’s take a look at some of the best MediaTek phones on the market right now.

The best MediaTek phones:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best MediaTek phones regularly as new devices launch.

1. OnePlus 10R

OnePlus 10R placed on desk
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

The OnePlus 10R is another case of the company rebranding a device from the BBK umbrella. In this case, we’re looking at what a rebadged realme GT Neo 3. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing.

Verdict: OnePlus 10R review

Expect a powerful Dimensity 8100-Max processor here that takes the fight to 2021’s Snapdragon 888 flagship processor. So mobile gamers should consider this handset. Otherwise, you’re also getting a 6.7-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED screen, a mediocre triple camera system (50MP+8MP+2MP), and an in-display fingerprint sensor.

Curiously, the phone is available in two battery/charging variants. You can either get a 5,000mAh battery with 80W wired charging, or a 4,500mAh version with 150W charging. Either way, the requisite charger is bundled with the phone.

OnePlus 10R specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh or 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 12

2. ASUS ROG Phone 6D series

ASUS ROG 6D Ultimate display
Oliver Cragg / Android Authority

ASUS launched the ROG Phone 6 series earlier in 2022, packing a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 SoC. But the company decided to launch another ROG Phone line later in the year when it dropped the ROG Phone 6D and 6D Ultimate.

Related: ASUS benchmark showdown — Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 vs Dimensity 9000 Plus

These two phones bring a MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus processor overclocked to an impressive 3.35GHz. The Ultimate model also has a heat dissipation door that’s compatible with the official cooling fan to help drive temperatures down even further.

Otherwise, the ROG Phone 6D series will look familiar to fans of the ROG Phone 6 series. There’s a 6.78-inch 165Hz OLED screen, a 6,000mAh battery with 65W wired charging, and a 50MP+13MP+5MP triple rear camera system. The biggest downside to the device is that ASUS is offering a disappointing update pledge here.

ASUS ROG Phone 6D series specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 9000 Plus
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 12

3. Samsung Galaxy A32

samsung galaxy a32 5g rear 2

The Samsung Galaxy A32 is an affordable handset with modest, yet comfortable specs. It has a nice 6.4-inch AMOLED display with a 1080p display. It’s available in single-SIM or dual-SIM versions, and its quad-camera setup will ensure a versatile shooting experience. You also get the benefit of a 5,000mAh battery.

Related: The best cheap Samsung phones

This is definitely a solid MediaTek phone to get on a budget. The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio G80 4G SoC, with an aging yet solid octa-core CPU (two Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores), budget-tier Mali-G52 MC2 graphics, Bluetooth 5, and 64MP camera support. It’s worth noting that the Galaxy A33 is available now, but it’s powered by an Exynos SoC.

Samsung Galaxy A32 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G80
  • RAM: 4/6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 8, 5, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

4. OnePlus Nord N300

OnePlus Nord N300 official
Supplied by OnePlus

There’s another MediaTek-powered OnePlus phone on the list, thanks to the newly announced Nord N300. This phone retails for just $228 but brings a pretty well-rounded package for the price.

Related: OnePlus Nord N300 Review: Simple to a Fault

Expect a budget-tier Dimensity 810 processor here, but our previous experience with Dimensity 810 phones shows that it can just about handle demanding games like Genshin Impact. Otherwise, the phone is also equipped with a 6.56-inch 90Hz LCD panel, a 5,000mAh battery, and 33W wired charging (with an included charger). OnePlus has also seen it fit to include microSD card support and a headphone jack, thankfully. 

Don’t expect a great camera system though, as a 48MP+2MP rear system is pretty rudimentary. But this should suffice for basic photography and QR code scanning.

OnePlus Nord N300 specs:

  • Display: 6.56-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 810
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Camera: 48 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 12

5. OPPO Reno 8 Pro

OPPO Reno 8 Pro back
Hadlee Simons / Android Authority

Looking for a powerful mid-ranger that doesn’t compromise on look or feel? Then the OPPO Reno 8 Pro might be up your alley, offering a heavy-lifting Dimensity 8100-Max processor and a thin, premium design.

Verdict: OPPO Reno 8 Pro review

Oppo’s phone isn’t too shabby in other areas either, serving up a 4,500mAh battery, 80W wired charging, and a 6.7-inch FHD+ 120Hz OLED screen. We also thought it offered one of the better in-display fingerprint sensors out there. 

The Reno 8 Pro isn’t without its faults though, such as disappointing secondary cameras, a poor OS update pledge, and a high price tag for what is effectively a mid-ranger.

OPPO Reno 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 12

6. Samsung Galaxy A13 5G

samsung galaxy a13 back panel
Ryan Haines / Android Authority

The Galaxy A13 5G is one of Samsung’s cheapest A series phones around, coming in at $250. You get an okay amount of oomph for your cash, namely a lower mid-range but solid MediaTek Dimensity 700 5G processor, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage.

Verdict: Samsung Galaxy A13 5G review

Other notable features include a 6.5-inch 90Hz LCD screen (HD+), a 5,000mAh battery with 15W wired charging, and the most disappointing kind of triple rear camera system (a 50MP main camera and a pair of 2MP sensors).

It’s clearly no budget superstar compared to devices from the likes of Xiaomi and OnePlus, but it’s worth a look if you can’t find these rival brands in your market.

Samsung Galaxy A13 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 700
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 50, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

7. Redmi Note 11 Pro

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The Redmi Note 11 Pro was released earlier this year as part of the global Redmi Note 11 series launch, and it delivers a solid proposition. This budget-focused device is equipped with a pretty good Helio G96 processor that’s comparable to Snapdragon 700 4G processors.

Other notable features include a 6.67-inch 120Hz OLED screen, 64GB to 128GB of expandable storage, a triple rear camera system (108MP+8MP+2MP+2MP), and a 5,000mAh battery with 67W charging. Redmi also released the Note 11 Pro 5G, but the main difference is that it’s equipped with a Snapdragon SoC.

Related: Redmi Note 11 Pro 5G review

The Redmi Note 11 Pro isn’t available in the US, but can be had in Europe and several other locales for €330. Like this phone but want something a little cheaper? Then the Redmi Note 11S offers slower charging (33W) and a 90Hz OLED panel for just €230. 

Redmi Note 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G96
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 108, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Redmi Note 11S specs:

  • Display: 6.43-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G96
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 108, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

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