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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

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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 line-up 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.

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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

2. Samsung Galaxy Note 10

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The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 is one of two Samsung flagships for the second half of 2019, but while the Plus model packs four rear cameras, the standard variant makes the list by virtue of having three cameras. You’ve got a 12MP main camera, a 12MP 2x telephoto sensor, and a 16MP ultra-wide snapper.

Samsung’s device also offers the Snapdragon 855 or Exynos 9825 chipset, 8GB of RAM, and 256GB of fixed storage. Other standout specs include a 6.3-inch Full HD+ OLED screen with an in-display fingerprint sensor, IP68 water/dust resistance, and Samsung’s signature S-Pen.


Samsung Galaxy Note 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 855 or Exynos 9825
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 16MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

3. Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro

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Xiaomi is arguably the king of affordable smartphones, and the Mi 9T Pro (known as the Redmi K20 Pro in China and India) continues this great tradition. You’re getting a ton of features for the price, starting with the Snapdragon 855 processor, 4,000mAh battery, 6.39-inch full screen OLED screen, and pop-up selfie camera design.

Read: Here are the best Xiaomi phones you can buy

Check the back of the phone and you’ll find a triple camera layout, delivering a 48MP main camera, 8MP 2x telephoto sensor, and 13MP ultra-wide snapper. The addition of an in-display fingerprint sensor and headphone port are just two more features that make the Mi 9T Pro a great package.


Xiaomi Mi 9T Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.39-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

4. Sony Xperia 1 and Xperia 5

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The Sony Xperia 1 marks a rather different take on the flagship phone in some ways. For one, Sony has opted for a 21:9 screen ratio that results in a very tall phone. The company has also insisted on offering a 4K HDR screen, making it an interesting choice for multimedia.

Read: These are the best Sony phones you can buy

Check the back of the phone and you’ve got three 12MP cameras for standard, ultra-wide, and 2x telephoto snaps. Otherwise, Sony’s flagship also delivers a 3,300mAh battery, 6GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage.

The Xperia 5 differs from the Xperia 1 by offering a slightly smaller battery and a smaller, 6.1-inch screen (Full HD+). Most of the other specs — including the three cameras at the back — are the same between the two devices.


Sony Xperia 1 specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,330mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

Sony Xperia 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,140mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

5. Huawei P30

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Next up on our list of the best triple camera phones is the Huawei P30. The Pro version upgrades you to a quad-camera setup, but the standard device is cheaper and still delivers a flagship-level experience.

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The Huawei P30 comes with three rear cameras, namely a 40MP primary sensor, an 8MP 3x telephoto lens, and a 16MP ultra-wide snapper. Huawei’s primary camera also features an RYYB color filter rather than the RGB filter found on all other smartphone cameras, enabling unparalleled low-light performance. Other solid specs include a 3,650mAh battery, 32MP selfie camera, 3.5mm port, and in-display fingerprint sensor.

By the way, we would have recommended the new and improved Huawei P40, but that phone doesn’t come with Google apps and support. For this reason, we find it hard to recommend.


Huawei P30 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 40, 16, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 3,650mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

6. OnePlus 8

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

The three-camera system is capable; perhaps the most capable from OnePlus to date. 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.


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

7. 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. 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

8. Motorola One Action

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The Motorola One Action is one of the best triple camera phones for a very special reason. What helps the One Action stand out is the “action” camera. Motorola tilted the lens by 90 degrees, meaning you can shoot landscape video while holding the phone in portrait mode.

Here: A list of the best Motorola phones

There’s more to like about the One Action. The promise of two years of guaranteed OS updates and security patches gave us some peace of mind, while Samsung’s Exynos 9609 processor and 4GB of RAM are a surprisingly impressive combination.


Motorola One Action specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: Exynos 9609
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 16, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,500mAh
  • Software: Android 9 Pie

9. Oppo Find X2 Pro

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Aside from being one hell of a flagship smartphone, the Oppo Find X2 Pro is also one of the best triple camera phones. The main lens uses the Sony IMX689 sensor, a 48MP shooter that is an update to the popular Sony IMX586 from last year. It bins down by a factor of four to 12MP.

It doesn’t just look great, it has some of the best specs on the market. The brilliant 120Hz display, great cameras, and 65W charging make this the non-foldable phone to beat. But you’ll have to pay for it.


Oppo Find X2 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 48, 13, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,260mAh
  • Software: Android 10

10. 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.

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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

These are some of the best phones with triple-camera setups in our book. We’ll be updating this list as new devices come to market!