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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 9

Redmi Note 9 official website

The Redmi Note 9 is one of four, yes four, devices in the newest Note generation. It’s also the only model of the four to ship with a MediaTek processor onboard. This base version of the phablet comes with the Helio G85 octa-core CPU at its heart, as well as 3GB or 4GB of RAM and up to 128GB of storage.

It’s not the largest Note device around at 6.53-inches, but you should be able to carry the Note 9 comfortably throughout your day. It also packs a huge 5,020mAh battery, so you shouldn’t hurt for power.

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Xiaomi’s entry-level device also packs a quad rear camera setup, featuring a 48MP 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 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.53-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio G85
  • RAM: 3/4GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 13MP
  • Battery: 5,020mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Motorola One Macro

Moto One Macro with rear panel and logo

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.

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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 2.4

nokia 2.4 back

You can also find Nokia-branded phones with MediaTek processors out there, and the Nokia 2.4 certainly fits the bill.

For $140, you can expect a solid upgrade over the previous 2.2, featuring the Helio P22 processor (octa-core Cortex-A53), a 6.5-inch HD+ screen, 2 or 3GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage, and a 4,500mAh battery. The camera experience isn’t much to write home about, but it’s nice to see a dual 13MP and 2MP rear camera setup and a 5MP front-facing snapper.

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Thankfully, the Nokia 2.4 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 2.4 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P22
  • RAM: 2/3GB
  • Storage: 32/64GB
  • Camera: 13 and 2MP
  • Front camera: 5MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. Oppo Reno 3 Pro

Oppo Reno3 Pro pictures 12

The Oppo Reno 3 Pro makes our list, but it’s a tricky customer with the Helio P95 chipset. Not only is the phone somewhat tricky to track down, but you’re more likely to stumble across the similar 5G-ready Snapdragon 765G variant instead.

The Reno 3 Pro packs 128GB of storage, 8GB of RAM, a 6.4-inch Full HD+ full-screen display with an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 4,025mAh battery (with 30W charging). The Helio P95 is comparable to Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 720G, so it should deliver relatively smooth everyday performance and gaming.

The device also features a dual 44MP and 2MP selfie array, and a quad-camera setup consisting of a 64MP primary camera, 13MP telephoto lens, 8MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 2MP depth sensor.

Oppo recently announced the successor to the Reno 3 Pro, the Reno 5 Pro, though it hasn’t launched globally quite yet. We’re expecting a few key changes in the new device, most notably the use of MediaTek’s Dimensity 1000+ chipset. Stay tuned for further launch details.

Oppo Reno 3 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Helio P95
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 44 and 2MP
  • Battery: 4,025mAh
  • Software: Android 10

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. Realme 7 5G

realme 7 5g phone

The new Realme 7 5G is one of the most affordable ways to tap into high-speed data, and you don’t have to break the bank to do so. It’s fully powered and ready to go with MediaTek’s Dimensity 800U processor and a huge 5,000mAh battery.

As for the device itself, Realme’s new 5G-ready device shines with a 6.5-inch Full HD+display, 6GB or 8GB, and four rear cameras to choose from. The previously mentioned 5,000mAh battery should keep you going throughout the day, but Realme’s hefty device is ready for 30W fast charging to get you back on the go in no time as well.

Perhaps best of all, the Realme 7 5G still maintains the headphone jack and a buttery-smooth 120Hz display.

Realme 7 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: MediaTek Dimensity 800U
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10