No matter the price point for purchasing a smartphone, the Indian phone market is filled with a slew of offerings. But not all of them are good, which means it’s not easy to find out the best option as per one’s budget and requirements. Fret not however, as we have researched all the price segments to help you with a decision for purchasing an ideal smartphone. In this article, we’ll be looking at smartphones powered by MediaTek Helio G and MediaTek Dimensity chipsets, both of which promise great performance along with a lot of features that add to the user experience. So, without further ado, read on…
Under Rs 7,000
Redmi A1 powered by MediaTek Helio A22
Marking the debut of the A series smartphone in Xiaomi’s sub-brand Redmi, the A1 promises a no-nonsense experience at an enticing price point. Similar to the A series of phones from Xiaomi, the Redmi A1 offers stock Android with no bloatware. That, combined with the MediaTek Helio A22 processor, ensures smooth performance. The 2.0GHz quad-core chipset is paired with 2 gigs of RAM and 32GB of storage onboard. You can also top up the storage further with the use of a microSD card of up 512GB. And you wouldn’t need to compromise on the dual-SIM functionality for that, thanks to the presence of a dedicated slot.
The Redmi A1 sports an 8MP camera at the back, accompanied by an AI lens. For selfies, the phone features a 5MP snapper. The entire package is powered by a 5,000mAh battery with 10W fast charging.
Price: Rs 6,499
Under Rs 10,000
Infinix Note 12 powered by MediaTek Helio G88
If you are looking for a device that ticks the right boxes and doesn’t pinch your pocket either, then you should check out the Infinix Note 12. It flaunts a large 6.7-inch canvas at its fascia with a full HD resolution. The AMOLED panel also has a protective layer of Corning Gorilla Glass 3. Under the hood, the handset comes equipped with the MediaTek Helio G88 SoC, which comprises a dual-core Cortex-A75 running at 2.0GHz and a hexa-core Cortex-A55 tuned at 1.8GHz. The processor ensures smooth usage and for swift multitasking, it’s paired with 4GB / 6GB LPDDR4X RAM. The phone gets 64GB or 128GB of memory onboard, which can be expanded further by up to 512GB.
For imaging, the Note 12 has a triple-camera setup with a 50MP primary shooter, a 2MP depth sensor, and an AI lens. Worth noting that the 50-megapixel snapper has an impressive aperture of f/1.6, promising great low-light capabilities. Then there’s a quad-LED flash that makes sure you can get good output even in dim environments. At the front, the device hides a 16MP f/2.0 camera inside the notch. Last but not the least, a 5,000mAh battery with fast charging support promises a long-lasting backup.
In case you want a 5G smartphone and are willing to increase your budget slightly, then you can opt for the Infinix Note 12 5G, which draws power from MediaTek Dimensity 810 and is priced at Rs 12,999.
Price: Starts at Rs 9,999
Under Rs 15,000
Redmi 11 Prime powered by MediaTek Helio G99
What if you aren’t looking for a 5G smartphone, considering the next-gen cellular network is yet to roll out in the country? More importantly, even if it’s rolled out, it would have a limited presence in metro cities. Well, in that case, you can go for the newly launched Redmi 11 Prime. The handset features the most powerful chipset in the G series lineup, MediaTek Helio G99. The octa-core processor is based on the power-efficient 6nm fabrication and is clocked at up to 2.0GHz. This means, you get the best of both worlds – a buttery-smooth performance that keeps the battery drain in check too. Pair that with a 4GB RAM and a beefy 5,000mAh battery and you wouldn’t have to worry about multi-tasking experience or lugging around the 18W charger with you the entire day.
The fascia of the Redmi 11 Prime is adorned by a 6.58-inch IPS screen with a resolution of 1,080 x 2,408 pixels and a 90Hz refresh rate. In the camera department, the Redmi 11 Prime offers a 50-megapixel shooter alongside a 2MP macro lens and a 2MP depth sensor.
If you do want to be future-ready, then there’s Redmi 11 Prime 5G for you. The phone runs on MediaTek Dimensity 700 and is priced at just Rs 1,000 higher… Rs 13,999 for the 4GB model.
Price: Starts at Rs 12,999
Samsung Galaxy M13 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700
The Galaxy M series from Samsung has not only managed to compete against the brands like Xiaomi and Realme, but also promises a good all-round functionality. The Galaxy M13 5G is among the most affordable 5G smartphones in the country, courtesy of MediaTek Dimensity 700. The octa-core chipset is based on a 7nm process and is clocked at up to 2.2GHz. The chip works with 4GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.
On the display front, the device rocks a 6.5-inch panel with an HD+ resolution. With Corning Gorilla Glass 3, the screen is also protected against scratches. For imagery, the Samsung Galaxy M32 5G has a dual-camera module with a 50-megapixel primary shooter, complemented by a 2MP depth sensor. A 5MP camera hidden inside the display notch takes care of selfies. With a 5,000mAh pack, the phone promises long-lasting backup and can be juiced up quickly with 15W fast charging.
Price: Starts at Rs 13,999
Under Rs 20,000
Realme Narzo 50 Pro 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 920
The Narzo series from Realme is squarely aimed at gamers. And the Narzo 50 Pro 5G is the highest-end offering in this lineup, which is evident if you look at its specs. At the helm of the affairs is MediaTek Dimensity 920, which is complemented by up to 8 gigs of RAM. The octa-core SoC comes with two powerful ARM Cortex-A78 cores working at 2.5GHz clock speed. The remaining cores are based on ARM Cortex-A55 taking care of regular tasks to offer battery savings. Of course, the 6nm process also ensures power-efficiency, which is why the 5,000mAh battery should provide an elongated backup. When you do need to juice it up, then the 33W Dart Charging comes in handy.
The handset gets a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED panel with a 90Hz refresh rate, resulting in a vibrant and ultra-smooth experience. The tri-cam setup at the back is headlined by a 48MP snapper, along with an 8MP ultra-wide shooter, and a 2MP macro sensor. Selfies are taken care of by a 16-megapixel camera located inside the notch.
Price: Starts at Rs 19,999
Vivo V75 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 700
Priced just slightly above the Rs 20k mark, the Vivo Y75 5G is the most powerful offering in the brand’s Y series. Just as other smartphones from the Vivo, The Y75 5G goes beyond core specs to offer a distinctive design and impressive cameras. Its internals comprise MediaTek Dimensity 700 SoC, which is based on battery-efficient 7nm fabrication and is compatible with soon-to-be-launched 5G networks. The octa-core chipset is tuned at 2.2GHz and is supported by 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM.
The rear panel features two unique finishes – shimmering black and iridescent, and the matte glass ensures that the fingerprints are kept at bay. The device is quite sleek as well… measuring 8.25mm at its waist. The camera system is made up of a 50MP primary shooter, and two 2MP sensors for close-ups and portraits. Flip over, and you are greeted by a 6.58-inch display with FHD+ resolution. The handset ships with a 5,000mAh battery which supports 18W fast charging.
Price: Rs 20,999
Under Rs 25,000
OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900
The OnePlus Nord series is helping the brand go back to its flagship killer roots, i.e. great specs at a mid-range price. The OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G is no different as it ships with the powerful MediaTek Dimensity 900 silicon. The 6nm chipset is power-efficient and also makes sure that it can handle anything thrown at it with its octa-core architecture and two Cortex-A78 cores humming at 2.4GHz. There’s also 6 gigs of RAM that ably supports the processor with smooth multitasking. Its 4,500mAh cell keeps the battery anxiety at bay, and you don’t have to worry about plugging it in overnight, thanks to 65W SuperVOOC charging.
Camera-wise, the smartphone boasts a 64-megapixel f/1.79 shooter, paired with an 8MP ultra-wide snapper and a 2MP macro lens. You get all the usual camera modes while video recording tops at 4K @ 30fps. For selfies, you get a 16MP sensor inside the punch-hole display. Speaking of that, the OnePlus Nord CE 2 5G has a 6.43-inch Fluid AMOLED panel bearing full HD resolution with HDR 10+ support and a screen refresh rate of 90Hz.
Price: Starts at Rs 23,999
Under Rs 30,000
Redmi K50i powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100
If you are looking for a smartphone that delivers the best-in-class performance, then look no further than the Redmi K50i. The flagship from Redmi uses the flagship-grade MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC. Based on TSMC N5 process, the SoC not only offers formidable power savings, but also a superb performance with its 2.85GHz quad-core Cortex-A78 and 2.0GHz quad-core Cortex-A55 processors. Add to that Mali-G610 MC6 GPU and up to 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM, and the phone flies through all the tasks, including heavy apps or graphics-intensive games. Speaking of gaming, MediaTek HyperEngine 5.0 enhances the experience further with dynamic resource management, and concurrent data and calls.
For visuals, the K50i relies on a 6.6-inch IPS LCD panel with a full HD+ resolution. What’s impressive however, is its high refresh rate of 144Hz, making it ideal for those who want ultra-smooth frame rates which comes in handy while playing FPS games. The display is HDR 10+ certified and comes with Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection. With regards to imaging, the handset sports a triple-camera module led by a 64-megapixel f/1.89 camera which is given company by an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP macro lens. Selfie lovers would enjoy the 16MP camera at the front. Powering the show on the Redmi K50i is a 5,080mAh battery with support for 67W Turbo Charging.
Price: Starts at Rs 25,999
OPPO Reno 8 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1300
As we move up in the value chain, you’ll notice better performance as well as focus on the other aspects beyond just the spec sheet. The OPPO Reno8 5G for instance, comes with a stand-out design and impressive videography capabilities. Its streamlined unibody design looks quite attractive with the gradient finish of the rear panel adding to the charm. It also features a splash-proof build with its IP54 certification. Shutterbugs would adore its 50MP f/1.8 triple-camera array which also includes an 8MP ultra-wide angle snapper and a 2MP macro shooter. Along with providing the usual modes for photography, you get features like Ultra Night Video and Ultra HDR Video, promising incredible footage. The 32MP snapper at the front promises great selfies and a video calling experience.
Inside the Reno8 5G ticks the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset. It’s among the fastest SoCs in the segment with a tri-cluster architecture comprising 1 x 3.0GHz Cortex-A78, 3 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A78, and 4 x 2.0GHz Cortex-A55 cores. Combine the battery-efficient chip with a 4,500mAh pack, and you get astounding endurance. The best thing is that when the battery does run out of juice, it can be charged in a jiffy with 80W Super VOOC charging.
Price: Starts at Rs 29,999
Vivo V25 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 900
The Vivo V25 5G was launched in India last month as the latest V series offering from the brand. The smartphone is designed to offer snappy performance, thanks to the MediaTek Dimensity 900 SoC at its core. Depending on the variant, the processor is backed by either 8GB or 12GB of RAM. The processor features the latest Arm Cortex-A78 CPU cores and TSMC 6nm production process to deliver superb performance without compromising the battery life. For imagery, the device features a tri-cam setup with a 64MP main camera. It’s accompanied by an 8MP ultra-wide angle snapper and a 2MP macro lens.
You also get a colour changing Flourite AG glass back panel, that will turn heads whenever you take the V25 5G out of your pocket. A 6.44-inch full HD AMOLED display, 44W fast charging support for the 4,500mAh cell, a 50MP selfie shooter, and Android 12 OS rounds up the spec sheet.
Price: Starts at Rs 27,999
Under Rs 35,000
OnePlus 10R powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX
One of the unique aspects of MediaTek Dimensity chipsets is Dimensity Open Resource Architecture. It allows OEMs closer-to-metal access allowing them to finetune the processor. MediaTek Dimensity 8100-MAX is a fine example of that, which can be found on the OnePlus 10R. A tweaked version of Dimensity 8100, Dimensity 8100-MAX takes performance to the next level with its octa-core chipset clocked at 2.85GHz. The SoC is built on 5nm fabrication and is accompanied by 8 gigs of LPDDR5 RAM.
In terms of cameras, the device offers a 50MP f/1.8 primary shooter at the back, sitting alongside an 8MP ultra-wide snapper, and a 2MP macro sensor. The camera offers fast focusing ability, impressive low-light capabilities, and video recording of up to 4K resolution. OnePlus 10R’s window to the world is a 6.7-inch fluid AMOLED display with a 1080p resolution. It has impressive brightness of up to 950 nits, and features a high refresh rate of 120Hz. A 5,000mAh battery with 80W Super VOOC charging ensures that the smartphone doesn’t give up in the middle of the day.
Price: Starts at Rs 34,999
Realme GT Neo 3 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 8100
Well, the name of the device is a clear indicator that it’s focused on performance. The Realme GT Neo 3 5G is among the most loaded smartphones from Realme’s stables. Hardware-wise, the device is equipped with the MediaTek Dimensity 8100 SoC. This roundup makes it evident that this chip has become a go-to choice for phonemakers that aim to deliver fast performance. The powerful processor is complemented by 8GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage. So whether you have multiple apps open or playing HD games, the handset won’t show any signs of slowing down.
A 6.7-inch AMOLED panel provides stunning visuals with crisp details thanks to full HD resolution. Then there’s support for a 120Hz refresh rate. Using the Realme GT Neo 3 under harsh sunlight won’t be an issue either as it supports 1,000 nits brightness. At the rear, the smartphone features a racing stripe design along with housing triple cameras. The main 50MP shooter features an f/1.88 aperture, while the 8MP ultra-wide angle snapper and a 2MP macro camera provide the option to capture different scenarios. For selfies, the handset ships with a 16-meg sensor. The phone packs a 5,000mAh battery and can last a day and then some more. It comes with 80W Super Dart charging, going from 0 to 100 percent in about 32 minutes. You can also opt for the variant that ships with a whopping 150W Super Dart charging.
Price: Starts at Rs 33,999
Under Rs 50,000
Vivo V25 Pro 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 1300
The Vivo V series is the most popular range from the brand as it brings powerful specs in an attractive package. So it’s not a surprise to see the Vivo V25 Pro using a colour changing technology for its rear cover that bounces off the sunlight and other sources of UV rays to offer stylish hues. Inside the phone ticks the MediaTek Dimensity 1300 chipset paired with up to 12GB LPDDR4X RAM and 256GB storage. This octa-core SoC has four premium ARM Cortex-A78 cores, including an ‘ultra-core’ operating at up to 3GHz clock speed.
Using the V25 Pro is a delight with its 6.56-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a high refresh rate of 120Hz. In the camera department, the V25 Pro comes equipped with a 64MP primary sensor with OIS and EIS, complemented by an 8MP ultra-wide shooter and a 2MP macro camera. Selfie lovers would enjoy the high-res 32MP front camera. Lastly, a 4,830mAh battery with 66W fast charging support ensures that the phone doesn’t give up during the middle of the day.
Price: Starts at Rs 35,999
Super-premium segment (above Rs 50,000)
Vivo X80 5G powered by MediaTek Dimensity 9000
In the market for a smartphone that offers absolutely the best in all departments? Then, the Vivo X80 5G is perfect for you. Right from performance to cameras, and display to battery, it’s a flagship in every right. It’s the first phone in India to draw power from MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9000 chipset. The octa-core processor features a tri-cluster architecture and a 4nm die size to offer a balance between tremendous performance and battery efficiency. The CPU also houses a powerful Mali-G710 MP10 graphics processor. It’s available in two versions of 8GB / 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 128GB / 256GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The Vivo X series is known for its cameras, and the Vivo X80 5G is no different. It boasts a trifecta of cameras at its back, led by a 50MP f/1.75 shooter along with two 12MP ultra-wide angle and portrait snappers. The capable hardware and feature-rich UI promise that one could capture great photos and videos in all situations. A 32MP sensor is available at the front for selfies and video calls. Keeping your eyes glued on the Vivo X80 5G is its 6.78-inch AMOLED display with a full HD+ resolution. The HDR1 10+-certified panel offers a high screen refresh rate of 120Hz. The device gains its endurance from a strong 4,500mAh battery with support for 80W fast charging.
Price: Starts at Rs 54,999
Phew, that was one long list. But we are certain that if you are looking to buy a smartphone this festive season, then you can’t go wrong with any of the MediaTek-powered smartphones mentioned above, as they not only promise impressive performance, but wholesome functionality too.