Top MediaTek-powered smartphones you can buy in India

Within a short span of time, 5G smartphones have started to dominate India’s handset market. What’s common across many of these devices is that they are fuelled by the MediaTek Dimensity series of processors, which dominates the 5G smartphone segment. The reason is simple – not only do the Dimensity chipsets power 5G smartphones across price ranges, but they also bring impressive all-round capabilities. However, if you are confused about which phone should you go for, we are here to make things easier for you. Here’s a curated list of the best MediaTek-powered 5G smartphones that you should check out.

Redmi K50i 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100

Marking a comeback for the Redmi K series after almost three years, the Redmi K50i is an all-rounder smartphone. The phone comes equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 8100 under the hood, which works alongside 6GB / 8GB LPDDR5 RAM. Based on the TSMC N5 process, the SoC features an octa-core CPU and Mali-G77 MC9 GPU to offer an enjoyable gaming experience. The device remains thermally efficient too with LiquidCool Technology 2.0 which utilises seven-layer graphite and super advanced vapour chamber.

For imagery, the device has a 64-megapixel f/1.89 shooter, sitting alongside an 8MP ultra-wide angle camera and a 2MP macro snapper. The K50i 5G flaunts a 6.6-inch FHD+ FFS-LCD display that offers a 144Hz refresh rate. The HDR10-certified panel also offers a wide colour gamut and a peak brightness of 650 nits. What makes it a perfect multimedia-friendly device is the support for Dolby Atmos and a capacious 5,080mAh battery. You also get a 67W bundled charger to juice up the phone quickly. With an attractive price, the handset ticks all the right boxes, be it the immersive display, powerful performance, capable cameras, or a beefy battery with fast charging support.

Price: Starts at Rs 25,999

OPPO Reno8 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1300

The sibling to the Reno8 Pro 5G promises powerful performance and imaging capabilities, packed in a streamlined unibody design. It draws power from MediaTek Dimensity 1300 SoC, which is clocked at up to 3GHz. Based on the power-efficient 6nm fabrication, the octa-core chipset is accompanied by a nine-core ARM Mali-G77 MC9 graphics processor. Along with impressive processing power, 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB UFS 3.1 storage ensure smooth multitasking abilities too.

The handset packs such power in a sleek 7.67mm frame and tips the scales at 179g. Its fascia is adorned by a 6.4-inch FHD+ AMOLED display that offers a screen refresh rate of 90Hz. In terms of imaging, the Reno8 5G features a 50MP IMX766 sensor accompanied by an 8MP wide-angle shooter and a 2MP macro snapper. The main camera has a large sensor size of 1/1.56-inch and promises fast autofocus as well as 4x better dynamic range. There are powerful video capabilities too with Ultra Night Video, Ultra HDR Video, etc. Ensuring that the phone doesn’t give up during the middle of the day, it comes with 4,500mAh cell that supports 80W SuperVOOCTM charging.

Price: Starts at Rs 29,999

OnePlus Nord 2T 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1300

In April this year, MediaTek unveiled the Dimensity 1300 SoC that brings forth an interesting set of features such as 3GHz Ultra-Core, MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0, and six-core MediaTek APU 3.0, among others. And you can enjoy these performance advantages on the recently-launched OnePlus Nord 2T. The latest device in the OnePlus Nord lineup is an iterative upgrade over the OnePlus Nord and delivers on its promise of “Everything you could ask for“.

OnePlus Nord 2T

Under the hood, the Dimensity 1300 SoC works alongside 8 gigs of RAM to ensure lag-free performance. The OnePlus Nord 2T 5G flaunts a 6.43-inch AMOLED display with a 90Hz refresh rate. Making it a perfect multimedia companion is its 4,500mAh beefy battery that supports 80W Super VOOC charging. In the camera department, the handset gets a 50-megapixel f/1.8 shooter accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide snapper and a 2MP mono sensor. If you’re a selfie lover, you’d enjoy its 32MP shooter hidden inside the punch-hole at the front.

Price: Starts at Rs 28,999

Vivo X80 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9000

If you’re looking for an option that hits it out of the park in all the departments, then the vivo X80 5G is for you. It’s the first smartphone in India to come equipped with the flagship MediaTek Dimensity 9000 SoC. The 4nm processor features an Ultra-Core with a clock speed of 3.05GHz and can effortlessly handle anything thrown at it, while providing superior battery efficiency as well. The biggest highlight of vivo’s offering, however, is its camera stack. Headlined by a 50MP Sony sensor optimised by a Zeiss lens, it promises impressive photos and videos. The primary camera is accompanied by two 12MP sensors for providing optical zoom and ultra-wide angle capabilities.

Vivo X80

Of course, the vivo X80 scores high on other aspects too, be it its 6.7-inch full HD Super AMOLED display with 120Hz refresh rate, a robust 4,500mAh battery, or support for up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 3.1 storage onboard.

Price: Starts at Rs 54,999

OnePlus 10R powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX

MediaTek unveiled its Dimensity 5G Open Resource Architecture last year, and OnePlus was among the first brands to utilise that for the OnePlus Nord 2 5G. The handset drew power from the MediaTek Dimensity 1200-AI CPU. So, it isn’t a surprise to see that MediaTek and OnePlus are strengthening their collaboration further with the OnePlus 10R. The handset ships with MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX, a fine-tuned version of the Dimensity 8100 processor oriented towards performance. Working in tandem with up to 12 gigs of RAM, a smooth user experience is all but guaranteed.

OnePlus 10R 5G's 150W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition charging technology explained

The OnePlus 10R’s window to the world is a 6.7-inch Fluid AMOLED display with a high screen refresh rate of 120Hz. For imagery, it offers a triple-camera array with a 50MP f/1.8 primary shooter, an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor, and a 2MP macro lens. Selfies are taken care of by a 16-megapixel snapper at the front. Another highlight of the smartphone is that it has a variant that can charge at 150W – making it among the fastest charging phones currently available. The regular version can also charge in a jiffy with its 80W Super VOOC charging.

Price: Starts at Rs 38,999

OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX

OPPO has cemented itself as the go-to option for photography and videography lovers. And the OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G is a fine example of that. The smartphone rocks a triple-camera setup with a 50MP f/1.8 Sony IMX766 shooter at the helm of affairs. The camera is accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor. Along with the powerful optics, the handset also gets OPPO’s MariSilicon X NPU. The 6nm chipset provides enhanced portrait imaging capabilities while leveraging AI computing power of up to 18 TOPS (Trillion Operations per Second) to perform AI noise reduction, AI processing, and more while capturing 4k videos.

OPPO Reno8 Pro 5G

On the hardware side of things, the Reno8 Pro 5G promises smooth performance with its customised MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX CPU. The SoC also comes with Mali-G77 MC9 GPU and is paired with beefy 12 GB RAM. Ensuring that the device doesn’t give up during the middle of the day, the device comes with a 4,500mAh cell with support for 85W SuperVOOCTM charging.

Price: Rs 45,999

Samsung Galaxy M53 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900

Samsung has recently revealed that its Galaxy M series is on track to reach a $1 billion revenue mark in India. This is no easy feat, especially considering that the Galaxy M series was introduced in 2019. It goes on to show the popularity of the Galaxy M series and the fact that the brand has been packing its smartphones with the latest tech. The Samsung Galaxy M53 5G illustrates that point well as it’s loaded to the brim with powerful features. The device features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with full HD+ resolution and a high refresh rate of 120Hz. The screen is protected by a layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 5.

At the core of the Galaxy M53 5G ticks the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC. The octa-core processor is based on energy-saving 6nm fabrication and comes with Mali-G68 MC4 GPU. The hardware is ably supported by 6GB / 8GB LPDDR4X RAM and expandable storage of 128GB. Camera-wise, the handset sports a quad-cam module at its back headlined by a high-res 108-megapixel f/1.8 snapper, accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide sensor, a 2MP macro lens, and a 2MP depth camera. Its 5,000 battery ensures that the device can last a day and then some more even with heavy usage.

Price: Starts at Rs 24,999

realme GT Neo 3 powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100

realme’s GT series has continuously pushed the performance envelope, and the latest offering in the series is no different. Powering the show on the realme GT Neo 3 is MediaTek Dimensity 8100. The 5nm octa-core processor is clocked at 2.85GHz, and is paired with up to 12GB of RAM. Combined with Mali-G610 GPU, the internals ensure that you get an enjoyable experience while playing your favourite titles, which is enhanced further with MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0 gaming technology. To refresh your memory, the tech improves frame rates and graphics with AI-VRS and Hybrid-AI GPU super-resolution as well as simultaneous Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connectivity so players can have uninterrupted gaming sessions.

Realme GT Neo 3 120Hz display

With regards to imaging, the realme GT Neo 3 offers a tri-cam setup headlined by a 50MP f/1.88 Sony Exmor-RS sensor, alongside 8MP ultra-wide camera and a 2MP macro shooter. The handset promises immersive visuals with its 6.7-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate. Fuelling the device is a 5,000mAh battery that can be charged quickly with the bundled 80W Super Dart charger.

Price: Starts at Rs 35,999

So there you have it. These are the best MediaTek-powered smartphones that you can buy right now. Irrespective of your budget, you can’t go wrong with any of these.