Spotlight Shines on MediaTek’s Best Smartphones of 2018

Oct 17, 2018
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The gurus at Android Authority have spoken. They’ve chosen the best MediaTek-powered smartphones of 2018—and they’re a versatile, stylish sampling. MediaTek has made remarkable functionality, high-performance, and sleek design affordable for a growing number of people worldwide. The article showcases seven breakthrough phones, stating: “MediaTek sits alongside Qualcomm as one of the most important third-party chipmakers in the Android smartphone ecosystem.”

The article (The best MediaTek smartphones of 2018) highlights the Redmi 6A, Redmi 6, Nokia 3.1, LG Q7, Realme 1, Nokia 5.1 Plus and Oppo F9 as “some of the best MediaTek-powered smartphones on the market right now,” providing an overview of each device’s specs and key features, including the MediaTek chipset that powers each device.

Here’s a snapshot of the standouts:

  • Realme 1 from Oppo impresses with its affordable ingenuity—particularly its MediaTek Helio P60 chipset with dedicated AI silicon—and its stylish rear cover design, along with the selection of 3GB, 4GB, or large 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. In addition, the 13MP main camera, 8MP selfie snapper, 3,410mAh battery, and pin-sharp 6-inch Full HD+ screen (notchless) put it in the forefront of price-performance considerations.

  • Nokia 5.1 Plus is delivers on performance thanks to the powerful MediaTek Helio P60 chipset that brings a mix of ARM Cortex-A73/A53 power into New Premium smartphones. With 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, and a notched 5.86-inch Full HD+ screen, it's packed with performance features—including a 3,060mAh battery, USB Type-C connectivity, a helpful headphone jack, a 13MP and 5MP dual camera setup, and an 8MP selfie shooter at the front.

  • Oppo’s F9 earns lots of second-looks—thanks to its stunning gradient color schemes and waterdrop notch on its large 6.3-inch display with Full HD+ resolution. It could pass for a much higher-end phone too, with its massive 25Mp selfie camera. Performance too is higher-end, courtesy of its powerful Helio P60 chipset—with 4GB to 6GB of RAM, 64GB of expandable storage, and a 3,500mAh battery with VOOC fast charge. There is a 16MP and 2MP camera pairing is on the rear.

  • Xiaomi‘s Redmi 6A is a highly affordable option, powered by the recently launched MediaTek Helio A22 chipset. It delivers 2GB of RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, a 5.45-inch 720p display (18:9), and a 3,000mAh battery, a 13MP rear camera, and a 5MP selfie snapper.

  • Redmi 6 is another fast and affordable smartphone, with its 2GHz octa-core-powered MediaTek Helio P22 chipset (12nm, 8x Cortex-A53), 3GB or 4GB of RAM, 32GB or 64GB of expandable storage, a 5.45-inch 720p display (18:9), rear fingerprint scanner, and a 3,000mAh battery, plus 12MP+5MP pairing on the rear, and a 5MP selfie snapper.

  • Nokia 3.1 is not only a stylish Android, but it’s powered by the respectable MediaTek MT6750 octa-core chipset (eight Cortex-A53 cores), offering 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of expandable storage at an ideal economical price. The 2,990mAh battery, 13MP main camera, 8MP selfie camera, and 5.2-inch 720p display (18:9) make it a lifestyle favorite, especially for APAC and EMEA regions thanks to NFC, plus its affordable USB Type-C connectivity.

  • LG’s Q7 stands out as a budget phone for its IP68 water/dust resistance, a definite lifestyle plus, on top of its MT6750S SoC that houses eight Cortex-A53 cores, it has 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of expandable storage, with a 3,000mAh battery, a rear fingerprint scanner, a 13MP f/2.2 main snapper, an 8MP selfie snapper, and 5.5-inch full HD+ display.

All in all these are only the tip of the iceberg. MediaTek is enabling global smartphone brands to create bold, fashionable devices that lead in design and features, while also offering powerful and reliable performance and connectivity.

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