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The best triple camera phones available

Take advantage of three points of view for your precious memories!
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June 1, 2022
Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus in black camera closeup
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Triple camera phones seem to offer the right balance between camera versatility and value. Things get a little crazy and more complex once you start throwing more than three cameras at a smartphone.

Huawei gave us the first triple camera phone with the Huawei P20 Pro. Since then, we’ve seen many other triple camera phones from many different manufacturers. There’s a very healthy selection of them now, so we’ve taken it upon ourselves to find the best ones. Let’s take a look at our picks.

The best triple camera phones

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

Samsung Galaxy S22 and S22 Plus

Samsung Galaxy S22 Pink and S22 Ultra in blue - Triple camera phones
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Do we even need to mention that the Samsung Galaxy S22 series includes some of the best available devices? It’s the same story every year. This time around, two of the devices are triple camera phones: The Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Plus.

These all come with specs you can expect from a high-end handset. The design is top-notch, and the UI is as featureful as they get. The Galaxy S22 Ultra has better specs and four cameras, so it could offer more versatility if you’re looking for even more cameras.

Our thoughts: Galaxy S22 review | Galaxy S22 Plus review

That said, you won’t regret getting one of the smaller Galaxy S22 handsets. They all come with the latest Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, plenty of RAM, really nice 120Hz displays, and relatively good batteries.

Samsung Galaxy S22 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 12, and 10MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Samsung Galaxy S22 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 or Exynos 2200
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 12, and 10MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE camera closeup from left - Triple camera phones
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

The Galaxy S22 series is impressive, but it can be pricey, and some people don’t need all that power. Those who like the Samsung experience, want something cheaper, but would still prefer a newer device, should look no further than the Samsung Galaxy S21 FE.

Review: Samsung Galaxy S21 FE

It cuts some corners in build quality and design, but it’s still plenty powerful and comes in as one of the best triple camera phones around. It features a powerful Snapdragon 888 processor and 6-8GB of RAM. You’ll also enjoy a 120Hz AMOLED display, and a 4,500 mAh battery.

Samsung Galaxy S21 FE specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3

Samsung Galaxy Fold 3 in black and silver
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is one of the best triple camera phones and a very unique device. It’s an exceptional option if you’re looking for something different. This is a foldable device that can be used as a regular phone, or you can fold it open to take advantage of a larger 7.6-inch screen. This handset also comes with high-end specs and a gorgeous design, worthy of Samsung’s branding.

More: The best foldable phones available

All three cameras come with 12MP sensors. They come with different glass, featuring wide, ultrawide, and telephoto focal lengths. Other specs include a Snapdragon 888 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and up to 256GB of storage. Despite its foldable mechanism, the body is IPX8 certified, making it water-resistant up to 1.5 meters for 30 minutes.

The Galaxy Z Fold 3’s only main downside is its price. You’ll have to pay a very pretty penny for this one!

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 specs:

  • Outer display: 6.2-inch, 832 x 2268p Inner display: 7.6-inch, 1768 x 2208p
  • SoC: SD 888
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 4MP
  • Battery: 4,400mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Asus ROG Phone 5s series

Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro

There is no doubt in our minds the Asus ROG Phone 5s series are among the best triple camera phones you can find out there. Not only because of its camera set, but because this is a gaming phone, and all things gaming come with stunning specs. This phone is no exception!

More: The best gaming phones you can buy

Asus took an already great phone and improved it. The Asus ROG Phone 5s and ROG Phone 5s Pro come with a Snapdragon 888 Plus chipset, up to 18GB of RAM, large 6.78-inch screens with a 144Hz refresh rate, and a massive 6,000mAh battery.

The camera system features a 64MP primary sensor, a 13MP ultrawide camera, and a 5MP macro lens. It helps that these phones happen to look pretty awesome too.

Asus ROG Phone 5s specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888 Plus
  • RAM: 8/12/16/18GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Asus ROG Phone 5s Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888 Plus
  • RAM: 18GB
  • Storage: 512GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

OnePlus 10 Pro

OnePlus 10 Pro top down view of the back panel - Triple camera phones
Dhruv Bhutani / Android Authority

The OnePlus 10 Pro is one of the best triple camera phones. The design is unique, build quality is great, and specs are nothing to scoff at. It makes no sacrifices, offering a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, 8-12GB of RAM, capable cameras, and a large 5,000mAh battery.

Dig deeper: Our OnePlus 10 Pro review

The 6.7-inch QHD screen is also great, featuring an LTPO2 Fluid AMOLED panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. And while it’s not exactly cheap, its price is very competitive in the current market, offering more bang per buck than some $1,000-dollar phones.

OnePlus 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro

Xiaomi 12 series on table jumbled
Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Xiaomi is always offering amazing bang per buck, and there’s no doubt its latest flagships provide some of the best triple camera phones available. These cost significantly less than direct competitors, and make little to no sacrifices.

Read: The best Xiaomi phones

Design is great on the Xiaomi 12 and 12 Pro, and they both come with a powerful Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor. Both offer 8-12GB of RAM, 128-256GB of storage, and 4,500-4,600mAh batteries. The base Xiaomi 12 sports 50MP, 13MP, and 5MP cameras. Upgrading to the Pro version will get you a trio of 50MP shooters. And if you’re looking for a nice screen, these come with AMOLED panels and 120Hz refresh rates.

Xiaomi 12 specs:

  • Display: 6.28-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Xiaomi 12 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.73-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 50, and 50MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,600mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Oppo Find X5 Pro

Oppo Find X5 Pro Camera lenses close up
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

The Oppo Find X5 Pro has a very unique and elegant design. Its camera bump is also very special, and we can readily attest to its position as one of the best triple camera phones around. These sensors include a couple of 50MP cameras and a 13MP shooter.

Cameras aside, this is one fantastic handset. It features a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 chipset, as much as 12GB of RAM, and as much as 512GB of storage. The display is just as impressive, featuring a large 6.7-inch AMOLED panel with an excellent QHD+ resolution and a 120Hz refresh rate.

Xiaomi 12 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.73-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 (MediaTek Dimensity 9000 in China)
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 50, and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Google Pixel 6 Pro

Google Pixel 6 Pro winter - The best triple camera phones
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

The Pixel 6 Pro marks Google’s first entry into the world of triple camera phones, and what an entry it is. It sports a 50MP primary camera flanked by a 12MP ultrawide lens. Google added a 48MP telephoto lens to its premium setup, which is good for up to 4x optical zoom. Don’t forget; you still get full access to Google’s image processing smarts.

Also read: Awesome Google products and devices you should consider getting

The Pixel 6 Pro packs a new Google Tensor chip, a huge 5,003mAh battery, and a crisp 6.7-inch WQHD+ display. You can choose from a few different color options, including Cloudy White, Stormy Black, and Sorta Sunny.

Google Pixel 6 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, WQHD
  • SoC: Google Tensor
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 48, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 11.1MP
  • Battery: 5,003mAh
  • Software: Android 12

Sony Xperia 5 III

Sony Xperia 5 III camera housing Zeiss logo - The best triple camera phones
Robert Triggs / Android Authority

We were thoroughly impressed with Sony’s Xperia 5 II. Now its successor is here as one of the best triple camera phones. Sony’s Xperia 5 III camera system is comprised of three 12MP sensors. Wide, ultrawide, and telephoto cameras on the device’s rear take fantastic photos and even better videos. 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 camera experience.

The Xperia 5 III also comes with powerful specs, as shown in the below specs. The Full HD+ display brings all of your photos to life, and the Snapdragon 888 processor should have no trouble keeping up. As an overall package, the Sony Xperia 5 III 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 III specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Apple iPhone 13 Pro and 13 Pro Max

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Series 5 - The best triple camera phones
Luke Pollack / Android Authority

You either hate it or love it, but you can’t deny the iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max are important phones, and they are undeniably a couple of the best triple camera phones in existence. The famous Apple smartphones come with a trio of dedicated 12MP cameras: wide, ultrawide, and telephoto.

Also read: Here’s our iPhone buying guide

Other features include Apple’s renowned design, glass elements, retina screen resolution, IP68 water/dust resistance, and larger batteries on both models. The iPhone 13 series also packs Apple’s A15 Bionic chip with iOS 15.1 on board.

Apple iPhone 13 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 1,170 x 2,532
  • SoC: Apple A15 Bionic
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage:128/256/512GB/1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front cameras: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,095mAh
  • Software: iOS 15.1

Apple iPhone 13 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, 1,284 x 2,778
  • SoC: Apple A15 Bionic
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB/1TB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front cameras: 12MP
  • Battery: 4,352mAh
  • Software: iOS 15.1

While we’ve picked the best triple camera phones of the bunch, having many cameras doesn’t necessarily mean they are good ones. You should also look at our list of the best camera phones and best budget camera phones for more (and possibly better) options.