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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 S20 and S20 FE

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The Samsung Galaxy S20 is all but guaranteed to be one of the most popular phones in 2020. 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 S20 buyer’s guide

Additionally, Samsung has recently released a newer Galaxy S20 FE. It has a slightly larger display than the regular S20, albeit with a lower resolution. It also has a larger battery and weaker cameras. Overall, it’s a great phone with a reasonable price.

You could also opt for the Galaxy S20 Plus or S20 Ultra, but those phones have a fourth camera, which is why they didn’t qualify to be included in this list of the best triple camera phones.


Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra together

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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

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Asus ROG Phone 3
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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

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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. LG V60 ThinQ

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The LG V60 ThinQ may not be as popular as some other flagships, but it is every bit as good and comes with some significant advantages. For starters, it is one of the best triple camera phones out there. The 5G flagship has improved cameras on the back, including a main 64MP camera, a 13MP ultra-wide, and ToF sensors.

Read: The best LG phones you can buy

Under the hood it offers 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage, and the latest Snapdragon 865 chipset. A massive 5,000mAh battery powers everything. But the LG flagship has a number of advantages over other high-end phones. Like many other LG phones before it, the V60 is an audiophile’s device with a Quad DAC. It has kept both the headphone jack and the microSD slot two things which seem to be disappearing from many Android phones as of late. Despite this, it is still IP68 water and dust resistant.


LG V60 ThinQ 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64 and 13MP + ToF sensor
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro

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The Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro is one of the better-balanced phones of 2020, and it also happens to be one of the best triple camera phones. It cuts away the extra features and delivers the basics at premium quality.

From its 144Hz display to its 108MP camera, to its Snapdragon 865 processor, the device performs just as you’d expect. It’s a solid choice in 2020, a year in which smartphones are skyrocketing in price.


Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

7. Sony Xperia 5 II

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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

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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 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