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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

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

The Samsung Galaxy Note line has always been known for its 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 instead of 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 5

There is no doubt in our minds the Asus ROG Phone 5 is definitely one of 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 to make the ROG Phone 5 a worthy competitor for 2021. It has a full 144Hz display featuring AMOLED technology. It also comes with the best-in-class audio and a flexible software experience. Not to mention it looks pretty darn awesome!


Asus ROG Phone 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, 144Hz FHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 64, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 24MP
  • Battery: 6,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

4. OnePlus 9

OnePlus is known for offering great value for the price, and the OnePlus 9 is no exception. It’s one of the best triple camera phones, thanks to the amount of bang per buck it offers. Performance is great thanks to the Snapdragon 888 processor and 8-12GB of RAM. It also features other great specs like a 4,500mAh battery, 5G support, and a 120Hz refresh rate screen.

The best part is the price, which is very reasonable considering the specs you get. Definitely keep the OnePlus 9 in mind if you’re shopping for one of the best triple camera phones!


OnePlus 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

5. Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra

Xiaomi’s Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra are definitely some of the best triple camera phones. These both come with wide, periscope zoom, and ultra-wide lenses, but they come with different MP varieties. The Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra is the big boy, and you can tell by its huge camera bump. It houses a 50MP main sensor, while the periscope and ultra-wide cameras are both 48MP shooters. Meanwhile, the Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro comes with 50MP, 8MP, and 13MP cameras.

Read: The best Xiaomi phones

Impressive camera systems aside, these are also great phones in every other department. They come with high-end specs, premium performance, and awesome designs. You really can’t go wrong with these triple camera phones, but they’re a little hard to find in the USA. These can also get pretty pricey, but they compete with the best out there.


Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 48, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

6. Huawei Mate 40 Pro

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 top-ups. 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

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 and is 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 shown 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.

You might also want to wait for the Sony Xperia 5 III. The newer device has been announced but hasn’t been released as of the time of this writing. You can expect to see it hitting the shelves in the “summer of 2021.”


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

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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.

Also read: Here’s an iPhone buying guide

Other features include Apple’s renowned 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