Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra back cameras semi macro

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Huawei gave us the first triple camera phone with the Huawei P20 Pro. Since then, we’ve seen quite a few other triple camera phones from many other manufacturers. Here is a list of our favorites!

The best triple camera phones:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best triple camera phones regularly as new devices launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S21 camera macro 1

The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is all but guaranteed to offer the most popular phones in 2021. The latest iteration of Samsung’s flagship lineup is a great device with all the specs you can expect from a high-end handset. The design is top-notch, and the UI is as featureful as they get.

Also: Samsung Galaxy S21 buyer’s guide

There are three phones in this series, but only the Samsung Galaxy S21 and S21 Plus are triple camera phones. The Galaxy S21 Ultra has four, so it could offer more versatility if you’re looking for even more cameras.


Samsung Galaxy S21 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB or 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front cameras: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,800mAh
  • Software: Android 11

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra together

The Samsung Galaxy Note line has always been known for great performance, amazing designs, and outstanding camera quality. It’s no surprise the latest Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra are also some of the best triple camera phones the industry has to offer.

If money is no object, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the obvious choice. The cameras on this model are also top of the line, with a triple camera setup led by a wide-angle 108MP sensor. This phone also has a 12MP periscope zoom camera and another 12MP ultra-wide shooter.

Meanwhile, the regular Samsung Galaxy Note 20 has 12MP wide and ultra-wide cameras, while a 64MP sensor takes care of zoom capabilities. Of course, the difference here is that the regular Note 20 uses hybrid zoom, as opposed to optical zoom. Regardless, these are both great options.


Samsung Galaxy Note 20 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 865 Plus or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, WQHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 Plus or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 108MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

3. Asus ROG Phone 3

Asus ROG Phone 3 face down on table

The Asus ROG Phone 3 is one of the best phones around, with specs and features to handle anything you throw at it. This is what makes it one of the best triple camera phones. These shooters include a 64MP wide angle, a 13MP ultra wide angle, and a 5MP macro camera.

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Other great features include active cooling, a 144Hz refresh rate, a plethora of available gaming accessories, and those aggressive looks all gaming products are known for.


Asus ROG Phone 3 specs:

  • Display: 6.59-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865 Plus
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. OnePlus 8

OnePlus 8 back on chair - Triple camera phones

The OnePlus 8 is a formidable handset thanks to a bevy of features. The metal-and-glass design is classy, and the Snapdragon 865 processor means there is plenty of power to push through all the apps you can throw at it.

Here: OnePlus 8 buyer’s guide

The three-camera system is very capable. It’s not quite up to the level of the Google Pixel 4 series, but the camera is close to the S20 and V60. Battery life is also excellent. The phone is a bit more expensive than its predecessor, but it’s a great contender.

Those looking for a more affordable option with a triple-camera setup should also take a look at the OnePlus Nord.


OnePlus 8 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 16, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. OnePlus Nord N100

OnePlus Nord N100 close up of the back triple camera phones

This is OnePlus’ most affordable current offering, with an MSRP well under $200. The N100 may be cheap, but it certainly doesn’t look the part. The good-looking phone also offers decent specs for the price, including a triple camera setup and a huge battery.

Read: The best OnePlus phones

Powering the device is the Snapdragon 460 processor, backed by 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage, while you can enjoy everything on the 6.52-inch HD+ display. Keeping the competition in mind, it’s no surprise that OnePlus strayed from the norm and re-introduced expandable storage via microSD and a headphone jack with the Nord N100 as well.


OnePlus N100 specs:

  • Display: 6.52-inch, HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 460
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64GB
  • Cameras: 13, 2, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Huawei Mate 40 Pro taking a photo triple camera phones

We don’t usually recommend more recent Huawei phones because of the US ban, which leaves them with no Google support. They still offer some of the best triple camera phones, though. Not to mention they are leaders in smartphone photography, and the Huawei Mate 40 Pro is also a mighty powerful device.

Also: Huawei Mate 40 series buyer’s guide

The Mate 40 Pro offers a top-end Kirin 9000 processor, 4,400mAh battery, 66W wired charging, and 50W wireless topups. It also comes with a 90Hz OLED display. And the design is gorgeous.


Huawei Mate 40 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.76-inch, 2,772 x 1,344
  • SoC: Kirin 9000
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 20, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 13MP + 3D ToF
  • Battery:& 4,400mAh
  • Software: Android 10

7. Sony Xperia 5 II

Sony Xperia 5 II rear panel triple camera phones

We were thoroughly impressed with Sony’s Xperia 5 II. Complicated name aside, the device is one of the best the Japanese firm has ever produced, as well as being one of the best triple camera phones.

Sony’s Xperia 5 II has a triple rear camera array comprised of three 12MP sensors. There are wide, ultra-wide, and telephoto cameras on the rear of the device which take fantastic photos. Sony’s Pro apps bring in fine controls and settings from the company’s high-end alpha camera series enabling users to take control of the photography experience.

The Xperia 5 II also comes with pretty powerful specs, as you can see in the specs section below. As an overall package, the Sony Xperia 5 II is a fantastic option at the high end with a great screen, solid camera, and good performance, all in a unique form factor and design.


Sony Xperia 5 II specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

8. Apple iPhone 11 Pro series

iPhone 11 Pro Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus triple camera phones

You either hate it or love it, but you can’t deny the iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max are important phones, and they are undeniably a couple of the best triple camera phones in existence. The popular Apple smartphones come with a trio of dedicated 12MP cameras: wide, ultra wide, and telephoto.

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Other features include Apple’s renown design, glass elements, retina screen resolution, IP68 water/dust resistance, and a 3,046mAh battery. All powered by Apple A13 Bionic chipset and iOS 13.


Apple iPhone 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 5.8-inch, 1,125 x 2,436
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front cameras: 12MP + SL 3D sensor
  • Battery: 3,046mAh
  • Software: iOS 13

Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 1,242 x 2,688
  • SoC: Apple A13 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front cameras: 12MP + SL 3D sensor
  • Battery: 3,969mAh
  • Software: iOS 13