Best Mediatek 5G phones you can buy in India in 2021
Qualcomm has been reigning supreme for several years. It is considered the gold standard when it comes to processors for Android devices. But due to their monopoly, they have ramped up the prices of their chips quite a bit in recent times. This allowed MediaTek to come with a new line of processors that provide better or identical performance when compared to Qualcomm. In reality, overall Qualcomm’s flagship processors are still better than the ones on offer from MediaTek, but the price difference is quite drastic. For instance, MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 1000 processor offers better performance than the mid-range Qualcomm processor, Snapdragon 765G, despite both of them being priced similarly.
These chipset manufacturers are pulling out ARM cores directly off the shelf and implementing them on their processors, making the difference between their processors’ performance slimmer than ever before. But there is much more to processors than just performance and cores though. The other components embedded in a processor include GPU (graphics processing unit), ISP (image signal processor), DSP (AI), Modem, and more. And Qualcomm is still the best with these extra components of the processor. This does not mean that the MediaTek processors are lacking in any way though. In fact, since the release of the Dimensity series of MediaTek processors, the flexibility of OEMs in terms of processor choice has increased.
Many might argue that MediaTek processor phones right now offer better value than their Qualcomm counterpart. So here in this article, we have listed out the best MediaTek 5G processor powered phones that you can buy right now in India. So without any further ado, let’s get into it.
Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G:
The Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+, which in its time of release was a premium processor from MediaTek. It is priced similar to the Qualcomm Snapdragon 750G but provides superior performance in every aspect. Oppo Reno 5 Pro 5G features a 6.55-inch 90Hz AMOLED panel with curved edges on both sides. The phone comes with a 65W fast charger that can top up the 4300 mAh cell in just 30 minutes.
Realme X7 Pro 5G:
The Realme X7 Pro was unveiled recently as a budget gaming phone under the 30K price tag. It is also powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 1000+ process which is based on a 7nm manufacturing process. The fast 128GB internal storage and ample 8GB of RAM make it an ideal choice for gamers looking for a smartphone on a budget. It features a fast 120Hz Super AMOLED panel and a 65W fast charger that can top up the device in no time.
Oppo F19 Pro+5G:
Similar to the Realme Narzo 30 Pro, Oppo has launched a new smartphone with the name Oppo F19 Pro+. It comes with the MediaTek Dimensity 800U 5G chip with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. It features a 6.43-inch FHD+ AMOLED panel with a 90.8% screen to body ratio. There is a 4310 mAh battery that can be topped up quickly using the 50W charging adapter included in the box. In terms of the camera, we have a quad-camera setup at the rear with a 48MP primary sensor.
Realme X7 5G:
This is the vanilla version of the Realme X7 Pro and it cuts corners in every aspect to keep the price of the device to a minimum. People who are looking for a budget 5G smartphone with a good display and decent cameras should consider the Realme X7 5G. It is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 800U along with 8GB of LPDDR4X RAM and 128GB of UFS 2.1 storage. Realme did not cut corners on the display front and we see an AMOLED panel on this vanilla version of Realme X7 too. The adapter inside the box is a 50W fast charging adapter that charges up the device completely in under an hour.
Realme Narzo 30 Pro 5G:
Realme’s Narzo series is all about providing a complete package of a smartphone under a budget. For a price tag under 20K, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro does provide it with all. We get a capable MediaTek DImensity 800U chip, a 120Hz IPS panel, a 48MP primary sensor, and a 5,000 mAh battery that can be topped up easily using a 30W fast charger. For a decent gaming experience, the Realme Narzo 30 Pro can be a good pick.
Realme 8 5G
Realme 8 5G is India’s cheapest 5G phone that cost Rs 13999 for the 4GB+64GB model. The 4GB RAM with 128GB storage version is priced at Rs 14999. The phone arrives in Supersonic Blue and Supersonic Black colour options. It comes with MediaTek’s Dimensity 700 7nm chipset that has a Mali-G57 MC2 GPU. Other highlighted key features include a Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 48MP back camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 16MP selfie camera with f/2.1 aperture, 5000mAh (typical) battery, and a 90Hz refresh rate Full HD+ panel.
- You can also check out Samsung Galaxy A22 5G, OPPO A53s 5G and Poco M3 Pro 5G that packs Dimensity 700 chipset too.