These MediaTek-powered smartphones offer good value for money

By Afrah Khan | Published on 26 Oct 2020
These MediaTek-powered smartphones offer good value for money
These MediaTek-powered smartphones offer good value for money

MediaTek is one of the most important chipmakers in the Android smartphone ecosystem. Many smartphones around the globe are powered by their chipsets, and this makes finding a smartphone with a MediaTek processor pretty easy. However, finding a decent one that meets all your needs is another story! So, to help you out, here’s a list of some of the best MediaTek-powered smartphones that offer good value for money. Note that these have been curated based on their availability on Amazon as well as their listed features.

OPPO F17 Pro

The Oppo F17 Pro is a mid-range device but feels premium when you hold it. It is one of the most powerful smartphones in this list, thanks to the MediaTek Helio P95 processor installed in the device. A powerful processor requires a decent amount of RAM, so Oppo packed in 8GB of RAM for all your multitasking needs. Its 48MP quad-camera setup and 16MP dual-camera setup can capture all your precious moments in high resolution. At the front, there’s a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED display with FullHD+ resolution, and you can use it to view all the beautiful pictures stored in its 128GB (expandable up to 256GB) internal storage. This dual SIM 4G handset is powered by the 4015mAh battery that can be charged quickly via the 30W fast charger bundled with the device. All of this powerful hardware is packed inside a body that’s 7.5mm thick and weighs just 164g making it pretty easy to carry around.

Redmi 9 Prime

If you’re looking for a budget-friendly device with a quad-camera setup and a big screen, then this Redmi smartphone is the one for you. The Redmi 9 Prime is equipped with a 6.53-inch display with a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels and an aspect ratio of 19.5:9. The MediaTek Helio G80 packed inside can handle almost every task that you throw at it. Redmi hasn’t slacked off when it comes to memory and has packed the device with 4GB RAM and 64GB internal storage that can be expanded up to 512GB using the dedicated microSD card slot. The 13MP + 8MP + 5MP + 2MP setup at the back and the 8MP camera at the front should produce some pleasing results. Even at this price, Redmi has equipped it with a 5020mAh battery that supports 18W fast charging to help the device last throughout the day.


The Oppo A12 is a budget-friendly smartphone that features MediaTek’s Helio P35 octa-core processor and 3GB RAM for all your basic tasks. You can store all your apps and data inside its 32GB internal storage which can be further expanded up to 256GB by popping in a microSD card inside the triple slot provided. In terms of camera, it has 13MP + 2MP shooters at the back and a single 5MP camera at the front for all your selfie and video calling needs. It has a 6.2-inch waterdrop display with an HD+ resolution (1520 x 720 pixels) to make sure whatever you view on your screen is crisp and clear. The 4230mAh battery will help you run all this hardware for hours without running for a charge now and then. It weighs 165g and measures 15.6 x 0.8 x 7.6-cms so you can easily hold it for a long time without exhausting your hand.

Redmi Note 9

Redmi is a brand known for offering good quality smartphones and at affordable prices, so here’s another one of their devices. The Redmi Note 9 is a dual SIM 4G device that packs a MediaTek Helio G85 processor clocked at 2GHz and 4GB of RAM to handle all your apps and games without a sweat. You can store all your images, videos, apps and files in its 64GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 512GB if the need arises. You can rely on the Redmi Note 9 to capture all your beautiful moments in detail as it has a 48MP quad-camera setup at the back and a single 13MP selfie camera. To help you get through the day, Redmi has equipped it with a 5020mAh battery with support for 22.5W fast charging. Its 6.53-inch FullHD+ display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 5, so you carry it around without worrying about minor bumps, falls or scratches.

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