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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. Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro

Redmi Note 8 Pro review back glass against wood

The Redmi Note 8 Pro was the first high-profile device with the Helio G90T chipset. This is MediaTek’s gaming-focused chipset, featuring an octa-core CPU design (two Cortex-A76 and six Cortex-A55 cores), and a cut-down version of the Mali-G76 chipset seen in the Galaxy S10 series and Huawei P30 Pro.

The device is pretty beefy, but its also got plenty of endurance on paper thanks to a 4,500mAh battery. That’s a notable 500mAh extra compared to the previous Redmi Note devices.

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Xiaomi’s mid-range device also packs a quad rear camera setup, featuring a 64MP main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide snapper, a 2MP depth sensor, and a 2MP macro camera. This means you’re looking at one of the more impressive camera setups on a mid-range phone, as well as one of the best MediaTek phones on the list.


Redmi Note 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G90T
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

2. Motorola One Macro

The Motorola One Macro.

Credit: Motorola

The One Macro is Motorola’s affordable device running Android One software. It makes the list thanks to the budget-minded but capable Helio P70 chipset, 4GB of RAM, and 64GB of expandable storage.

The Macro name is due to the 2MP macro camera on the phone, allowing you to take pictures of things from just two centimeters away. The macro sensor is also joined by a 13MP primary camera and a 2MP depth sensor, while an 8MP selfie camera sits in a waterdrop notch.

More: The best Motorola phones

The phone also serves up a 4,000mAh battery, splash-resistant coating, and USB-C. And you’re getting all this for the equivalent of roughly $140 in India.


Motorola One Macro specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P70
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 13, 2, 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

3. Samsung Galaxy A31

The Samsung Galaxy A31.

The Samsung Galaxy A31 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 a dual-SIM version too, and its quad-camera setup will ensure a versatile shooting experience. You also get the benefit of a 5,000mAh battery.

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This is definitely one of the best MediaTek phones to get on a budget. The device is powered by a MediaTek Helio P65, with a relatively powerful octa-core CPU (two Cortex-A75 cores and six Cortex-A55 cores), budget-tier Mali-G52 MC2 graphics, Bluetooth 5, and 48MP camera support.


Samsung Galaxy A31 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P65
  • RAM: 4/6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 5, 5, 8, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. Nokia 2.2

The Nokia 2.2 from various angles.

Credit: Nokia

You can also find Nokia-branded phones with MediaTek processors out there, and the Nokia 2.2 certainly fits the bill.

For $140, you can expect a low-end experience from this device, featuring the entry-level Helio A22 processor (quad-core Cortex-A53), a 5.7-inch HD+ screen, 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of expandable storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. The camera experience isn’t much to write home about either, packing a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing snapper.

Related: The best Nokia phones at different price points

Thankfully, the Nokia 2.2 is an Android One device, which means it should get two major Android updates and three years of security updates. That’s definitely more than most low-end smartphones out there. It’s also one of the few MediaTek-toting phones running stock Android, making it worthy of our list.


Nokia 2.2 specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 3GB
  • Storage: 16/32GB
  • Camera: 13MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

5. Oppo Reno 2Z

Oppo Reno 2z back white - MediaTek phones

It’s taken almost a year, but MediaTek’s upper mid-range Helio P90 chipset has finally landed in a smartphone. Yes, the Oppo Reno 2Z is the first phone with the processor, and it’s a pretty slick device on paper.

The Reno 2Z packs 256GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, a 6.53-inch Full HD+ full-screen display with an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 4,000mAh battery (with 20W charging). Meanwhile, the Helio P90 is comparable to the Snapdragon 710, so it should deliver relatively smooth everyday performance and gaming.

The device also features a 16MP pop-up selfie camera, and a quad-camera setup consisting of a 48MP primary camera, 2MP depth sensor, 2MP monochrome shooter, and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor.


Oppo Reno 2Z specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P90
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

6. Oppo F15

Oppo F15 - MediaTek phones

Oppo makes some of the best MediaTek phones, which is why it gets two entries in this list. The Oppo F15 is a newer device launched in 2020 and comes with a Helio P70 chipset. It’s a slightly older processor, but it’s pretty capable for casual users. It also has a great 6.4-inch Full HD display, 8GB of RAM, a versatile quad-camera setup, and a relatively large battery.


Oppo F15 specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P70
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,025mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

7. ZTE Axon 11 4G

ZTE Axon 11 4G - MediaTek phones

The ZTE Axon 11 4G is another Helio P70-powered smartphone with a low price point. It also has a quad-camera system dual-SIM capabilities, and a gorgeous AMOLED display.

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It’s a little pricier than other P70 smartphones, but it comes with a great design and a more polished experience. Not to mention it’s newer and comes with Android 10 out of the box.


ZTE Axon 11 4G specs:

  • Display: 6.47-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P70
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

8. Blu G90 Pro

blu g90 pro review on table display - MediaTek phones

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The Blu G90 Pro is a solid smartphone built for gamers, especially at its low price point in the US. You get two+ day battery life and smooth performance while gaming, which is rare at this price.

The hardware isn’t great, though. Overall performance could be better, and it has a really bad fingerprint sensor. Regardless, its gaming prowess makes it one of the best MediaTek phones available right now. Blu also happens to be an American company, which means it will be easier to purchase on this side of the pond.


Blu G90 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G90T
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 5,100mAh
  • Software: Android 10