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

Best triple camera phones:

  1. Huawei P30
  2. OnePlus 7 Pro
  3. ZTE Axon 10 Pro
  4. Redmi K20 Pro

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


1. Samsung Galaxy S10 and S10 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus red reflection on cameras (5 of 13)

The Samsung Galaxy S10 and Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus have the same three cameras on the back. The setup consists of a 16MP wide-angle lens, a 12MP standard lens, and a 12MP 2x telephoto lens, giving you a lot of versatility when taking pictures. You’ll find a single 10MP shooter on the front of the S10, while its bigger brother comes with an additional 8MP sensor.

Read more: Samsung Galaxy S10 series specs: Memory overload

The phones are almost identical when it comes to specs. They are powered by the Snapdragon 855 (or Exynos 9820 chipset in some regions), support wireless charging, and have an IP rating. They both also sport a headphone jack and an in-display fingerprint scanner. The two major differences between them are the display and battery sizes — check out the specs table below.


Galaxy S10 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,400mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


Galaxy S10 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9820
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB and 1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 10 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,100mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


2. LG V50 ThinQ

LG V50 ThinQ Review against brick

The LG V50 ThinQ is available for Sprint customers and offers the triple-camera setup you have been craving. Cameras include a standard 12MP with an f/1.5 aperture, a 16MP f/1.9 wide-angle, and a telephoto with 12MP and an f/2.4 aperture. This is enough versatility to take care of most shots you may need!

Being a high-end device, it comes Qualcomm’s high-end Snapdragon 855 SoC, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and a hefty 4,000mAh battery. The LG V50 ThinQ may not have an inspiring exterior, but its performance is solid. It’s a well-made piece of hardware that covers all the bases a flagship should.


LG V50 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8 and 5MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


3. Xiaomi Mi 9

Xiaomi Mi 9

The Xiaomi Mi 9 became the Chinese company’s first phone with a triple-camera setup. It features a 48MP f/1.75 primary lens, a 12MP f/2.2 telephoto lens, and a 16MP f/2.2 ultra-wide lens. The module is covered by sapphire glass for protection against scratches. There’s a single 20MP shooter up front.

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The Mi 9 has a modern design with thin bezels, a notch, and a glass back. It supports wireless charging, but doesn’t have a headphone jack or an IP rating.


Xiaomi Mi 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, 2,340 x 1,080
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 12, and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 20MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


4. Sony Xperia 1

Sony Xperia 1

Sony took a big step forward this year with the announcement of the Sony Xperia 1. The phone comes with the Snapdragon 855 chipset, a 6.5-inch 21:9 display, and a triple-camera setup offering a wide, a standard, and a telephoto lens. All three cameras have 12MP sensors.

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The flagship sports a modern design and has a side-mounted fingerprint scanner. The battery comes in at 3,300mAh, which isn’t that impressive given the size of the device. Other specs and features include 6GB of RAM, the latest version of Android, and expandable storage.


Sony Xperia 1 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Rear cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


5. Huawei P30

Huawei P30 back 1

Those who want something newer than the Mate 20 series can also go for the Huawei P30. The Pro version upgrades you to a four camera setup, but the standard device also costs much less and is still an amazing smartphone.

The Huawei P30 comes with three cameras: a standard 40MP f/1.8, an 8MP f/2.4 telephoto, and an ultra-wide with a 16MP sensor and an f/2.2 aperture. Though it doesn’t have the impressive 5x optical periscope zoom of the P30 Pro, the P30’s 3x optical zoom lens is nothing to scoff at.

The P30 uses a specialized RYB filter array for its sensor, capturing more detail than a standard RGB filter array. This results in some incredibly sharp images, especially via the 40MP sensor, where the phone will bin (combine) pixels to produce a detailed 10MP image by default.


Huawei P30 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2,340 x 1.080
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Rear cameras: 8, 16, and 40MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 3,650mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


6. OnePlus 7 Pro

OnePlus 7 Pro phone angled on table back

While the OnePlus 7 Pro can’t get close to the best in the industry, the camera is pretty good, and the rest of the phone offers enough value to push the phone into this list. The build quality, design, and clean user interface are outstanding.

Read more: OnePlus 7 Pro camera review

OnePlus has adopted the three-camera configuration on the back of this phone. You’ll find a standard, wide-angle, and telephoto trio with various resolutions and apertures. The versatility three lenses afford you is amazing, and I can’t see myself going back to a two-lens setup, let alone a single lens.


OnePlus 7 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, 3,120 x 1,440
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 8, 16, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


7. ZTE Axon 10 Pro

ZTE Axon 10 Pro design

There isn’t much about the ZTE Axon 10 Pro that is unique, but for the money, it packs quite the punch. You’re getting top-tier specifications, a large battery, triple cameras, an in-display fingerprint sensor, a clean Android software experience, and modern hardware.

The camera setup includes a 48MP main camera, an 8MP telephoto shooter, and a third wide-angle camera with a 20MP sensor. Bundled with a Snapdragon 855, up to 12GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery, this is a phone you can’t go wrong with.


ZTE Axon 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.47-inch, FHD+ 2,340 x 1,080
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 8, 20, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


8. Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro

Redmi K20 Pro back in hand

Looking for a flagship-tier smartphone but without the flagship pricing? Well, that’s where the ~$400 Redmi K20 Pro comes in, offering a Snapdragon 855 chipset, up to 12GB of RAM, and a 4,000mAh battery.

The phone also offers a triple rear camera setup, featuring a 48MP main shooter, 8MP 2x telephoto snapper, and a 13MP ultra-wide camera. You won’t find any notches here, because the 20MP selfie camera is of the pop-up variety, enabling a full-screen design.

The K20 Pro is officially available in India and China only, but it can be found via unofficial retailers if you really want it. But keep after-market support and network bands in mind when you make a purchase via these channels.


Redmi K20 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, FHD+ 2,340 x 1,080
  • SoC: SD 855
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Rear cameras: 8, 13, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie


These are the best phones with a triple-camera setup in our opinion. We’ll be updating this list as new devices come to market.