The best budget smartphones based on processors MediaTek

MediaTek, like Qualcomm, is considered one of the largest manufacturers of processors for Android smartphones. Chipsets developed by this Taiwanese company are used in a variety of phones manufactured around the world. We offer you a selection of the best smartphones based on MediaTek processors.

Xiaomi Redmi 6A

The Redmi A line is perhaps the most affordable series from Xiaomi, but this particular model in the line offers a set of features that are unlikely to be found in smartphones priced no higher than $ 100.

Redmi 6A is the latest model in this series. It has a new Helio A22 chipset built into it. This processor was designed for low-end phones and contains 4 Cortex-A53 cores, but, unlike other, not too powerful processors, it is made using 12 nm technology. In chipsets from Qualcomm, 12 nm is not used for devices of the budget line. The closest analog is the Snapdragon 450 octa-core processor, made using 14 nm technology.

The rest of the technical characteristics of this ultra-budget device from Xiaomi: 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal expandable memory, a 5.45-inch screen with a resolution of 720p and an 18:9 aspect ratio, a 3000 mAh battery, a 13 MP main camera and a front-facing camera - at 5 MP.

Xiaomi Redmi 6

If you are interested in the Redmi 6A model, but you are looking for better parameters, then you should pay attention to the slightly more expensive Redmi 6.

This budget device is equipped with an eight-core Helio P22 processor with a clock frequency of 2 GHz (12nm, Cortex-A53), 3 or 4 GB of RAM, 32 or 64 GB of internal memory, which can be expanded, similar to the previous model with a screen diagonal of 5.45 inches, 720p, 18:9. The battery here is the same - at 3000 mAh, and the advantages include a fingerprint scanner and a dual camera of 12+5 MP. The front-facing camera is standard for budget devices, its resolution is 5 MP. The most attractive parameter of this smartphone, of course, is its price-about $ 115 in China.

Nokia 3.1

The line of Nokia 3 this year received a continuation-the Nokia 3.1 model, the price tag of which hovers around $ 161. For this money, the device is quite solid and offers users an eight-core MT6750 chipset (Cortex-A53 cores), 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of expandable internal memory, a 2990 mAh battery, a 5.2 - inch screen with a resolution of 720p, as well as a 13 MP main camera and an 8 MP front camera. The chipset used in this model is not new, it is approximately at the level of the Snapdragon 430, but, as for a phone in this price category, it is quite suitable.

The advantages of the model include the presence of NFC and a USB Type-C connector, which is not often found in low-budget devices. Yes, there is no fingerprint scanner or dual camera, as in Redmi 6, but we are promised stock Android and regular updates, and the design of the device is very good.


The smartphone from LG is not the most powerful in our list. Its filling is the MT6750S chipset (eight Cortex-A53 cores ), 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal expandable memory, a 3000 mAh battery, a fingerprint scanner, a 13-megapixel camera with an f/2.2 aperture and an 8 MP selfie camera. In addition, it is impossible not to mention the bright 5.5-inch full HD + screen.

The trump card of the Q7 is the presence of an IP68 water and dust protection rating. If you are looking for an inexpensive and secure phone, then this model will be your find. Its estimated price fluctuates very significantly - $ 436 in Korea or $ 216 in India.

Oppo Realme 1

The first smartphone from the subsidiary brand of Oppo - Realme - was the Realme 1 device, which offers potential buyers quite good parameters: the Helio P60 chipset with AI elements, 3, 4 or 6 GB of RAM, 32, 64 or 128 GB of internal memory, a 13 MP main camera, an 8 MP selfie camera, a 3410 mAh battery and a 6-inch full HD + display. The only drawback of this model is the lack of a dual camera and a fingerprint scanner. In all other respects, this is a great device for very modest money-about $ 125.

Nokia 5.1 Plus or Nokia X5

HMD regularly uses MediaTek processors in its smartphones, and the Nokia 5.1 Plus model is no exception.In addition, it is also one of the most powerful in its category. Its price starts from $ 146, and for this, not too much money, you will get on board the Helio P60 chipset, 3 GB of RAM, 32 GB of internal memory and a very good 5.86-inch full HD + screen, USB Type-C and 3.5 mm jack connectors, as well as a dual main camera for 13 and 5 MP, plus an 8 MP front camera.This smartphone runs a clean version of Android One, for which regular updates are promised. If you need a slightly more solid option-stop at the version of the same device with 4 GB of RAM and 64 GB of internal memory for about $ 204.

Oppo F9

The new development from Oppo, the F9 model, will cost more than the other phones on this list, but it looks just fine. The color scheme of the case and the stylized drop of water on the 6.3-inch LCD screen with full HD+ resolution are impressive. This smartphone does not look like a mid-range device.

< /p>On board you will find a Helio P60 chipset, 4 or 6 GB of RAM, 64 GB of internal expandable memory and a 3500 mAh battery with a VOOC fast charging system. As for the camera, the main one is dual, at 16 and 2 MP, but for selfies, an unrealistically powerful 25-megapixel camera is provided.

This smartphone is good, but not completely perfect. It does not have a USB Type-C and NFC connector, but all its other parameters outweigh these minor shortcomings. The price is around $ 330 for close to premium parameters-agree, it sounds good.