Oppo Find X2 Pro camera module macro

LG used to be the only manufacturer offering handsets with ultra-wide rear cameras, but the move to triple-camera setups in the last 18 months or so has seen loads of brands adopt this type of sensor. It’s not hard to see why though, as it offers a unique perspective, allowing you to better capture landscapes and cityscapes. So with that in mind, we take a look at the best smartphones with wide-angle cameras.

Best phones with ultra-wide angle cameras:

Editor’s note: We’ll be updating this list of the best smartphones with wide-angle cameras as more devices are launched. So check back every now and then for more picks!


Samsung Galaxy S20 series

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra in the hand with tracks

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is one of the top Android flagship families right now, offering powerful internals, 8K recording, and smooth 120Hz refresh rates. 

All three Galaxy S20 phones offer 12MP shooters for ultra-wide snaps. These aren’t the highest resolution ultra-wide cameras by any measure, but we were pretty happy with the results in our Galaxy S20 series reviews. 

The Galaxy S20 Ultra is the most feature-packed phone of the family, packing a 108MP main camera, 48MP 4x periscope camera, and the biggest battery of the lot. But you’re still getting a great experience by opting for the other devices, including IP68 designs and wireless charging.

Like the idea of the Galaxy S20 series but want something a little cheaper? That’s where the Galaxy S20 FE comes in, priced at $750 compared to the $999 base S20. It lacks the original trio’s high resolution cameras, glass design, and 8K recording, but pretty much everything else is still intact.


Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12 and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP, + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, and 48MP, + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Huawei Mate 40 Pro

Huawei Mate 40 Pro floating shot of the Mystic Silver finish

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The Mate 40 Pro is Huawei’s latest flagship, and it might be one of the more intriguing picks on the list due to its wide-angle camera tech.

Unlike the P40 Pro and its 40MP ultra-wide shooter, the Mate 40 Pro delivers a 20MP wide-angle shooter with a so-called free-form lens for reduced distortion. It’s believed that this lens aids with low-light shooting too. Huawei’s new phone packs pretty spiffy camera tech otherwise, featuring a 50MP RYYB main camera and a 12MP 5x optical zoom shooter.

In terms of core specs, you’re getting a Kirin 9000 processor, 6.76-inch 90Hz OLED panel, and a 4,400mAh battery. Fast charging sees some gains too, delivering 66W wired topups and 50W wireless charging.

Do be warned that the Mate 40 Pro lacks Google Mobile Services. So those who need Google apps like the Play Store, Gmail, and more should keep that in mind.


Huawei Mate 40 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.76-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Kirin 9000
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 20, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 13MP and IR
  • Battery: 4,400mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Oppo Find X2 Pro

Oppo Find X2 Pro back against orage 1

The Oppo Find X2 Pro is right up there as one of the best premium flagships of 2020, going toe to toe with the Galaxy S20 series in many ways. It also brings the heat when it comes to photography. 

Oppo’s phone packs a 48MP IMX586 ultra-wide snapper, making it the highest resolution ultra-wide camera on the market right now. You also got a brand-new 48MP IMX689 main camera with bigger pixels for improved low-light shots, and a 5x telephoto shooter. 

Otherwise, the Find X2 Pro also serves up a Snapdragon 865 chipset with 5G, a QHD+ OLED screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, 65W charging, and a 4,260mAh battery.


Oppo Find X2 Pro specs:

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

OnePlus 8 Pro

OnePlus 8 Pro camera array

The OnePlus 8 Pro offers the Oppo Find X2 Pro’s main and ultra-wide cameras, which means you’re getting a cutting-edge 48MP IMX689 main camera, and that high resolution 48MP ultra-wide camera. You’ve also got a 3x 8MP telephoto camera and a 5MP color filter sensor that’s definitely a gimmick.

OnePlus’s latest Pro variant serves up impressive specs elsewhere, packing a Snapdragon 865 processor, 120Hz QHD+ OLED screen, a 4,510mAh battery with 30W wired charging, and 5G connectivity.

This phone also marks the first time we see wireless charging and a significant IP rating on a OnePlus phone — 30W and IP68 respectively. All of this does come at a $999 launch price tag though, which is still cheaper than the Oppo Find X2 Pro.


OnePlus 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 48, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,510mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 series

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro mulch

Xiaomi’s Mi flagships are traditionally known for offering great specs in a more affordable package. Unfortunately, the Mi 10 series bucks this trend, starting at €799 (~$870) for the base model in Europe at launch.

You’re getting some impressive specs anyway, such as a Snapdragon 865 processor, 5G connectivity, a 90Hz OLED screen, 30W wireless charging, and a 108MP main camera. But there are a few differences between the devices, though.

The Mi 10 Pro ups the ante with a 20MP ultra-wide camera, two telephoto shooters, and 50W wired charging. The standard Mi 10 delivers a 13MP ultra-wide camera and two 2MP sensors (one for macro shots and one for depth effects), as well as 30W wired charging. Don’t expect water resistance here though, despite the high price tags.

Looking for the core Mi flagship experience but don’t want to spend a ton of cash? Then the recently launched Mi 10T and Mi 10T Pro deliver a compelling package for the price.


Xiaomi Mi 10 specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 108, 13, 2, and 2MP depth
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,780mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.67-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 20, 12, and 5MP 
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

LG V60

LG V60 both colors from the back 3

LG was the first major smartphone brand to launch a phone with an ultra-wide angle rear camera back in 2016. The firm isn’t letting up though, with the LG V60 packing a 13MP ultra-wide shooter alongside a 64MP main camera. The 13MP sensor lacks autofocus and therefore a macro mode too, but it should still turn in good landscape/cityscape shots.

The V60’s core specs are mostly top-flight otherwise, touting a Snapdragon 865 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of expandable storage, and a respectable 5,000mAh battery. LG’s signature features are here too, namely an IP68 design, wireless charging, a 3.5mm port, and quad DAC audio.

The V60 is available for $899 if you want the Second Screen Case, although some retail partners are offering the phone for $800 without the case. Either way, you’re getting a powerful phone with an ultra-wide camera.


LG V60 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64 and 13MP, + 3D ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra pen leaning against phone

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Samsung’s Galaxy Note 20 series is a range of two halves, with the Note 20 clearly being the less impressive device. Meanwhile, the Note 20 Ultra packs a ton of bells and whistles in comparison. 

The Ultra model differs from the Note 20 by offering a QHD+ screen with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 108MP main camera, a 5x periscope camera, and a 4,500mAh battery. The standard Note 20 tops out at a Full HD+ panel with a 60Hz refresh rate, 12MP main camera, 3x hybrid zoom shooter, and a 4,300mAh battery. Samsung’s cheaper Note 20 also uses a plastic back instead of glass seen on the Note 20 Ultra. Otherwise, they both pack features like an IP68 rating, wireless charging, S-Pen integration, and 8K recording.

Samsung’s 2020 Notes also share a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and our own Eric Zeman praised the Note 20 Ultra experience in this regard. So if you want the best phones possible with an ultra-wide angle camera, these should be somewhere on your list.


Samsung Galaxy Note 20 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 64, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

What about budget devices?

You don’t have to spend a ton of money to get a phone with a wide-angle shooter, as even budget devices have this camera today. In fact, there are tons of options on the market. So if you have a limited budget, you might want to look at these cheaper phones with an ultra-wide angle camera. 

Realme 6 Pro

Realme 6 Pro camera showing back gradient and camera

The Realme 6 Pro is one of the best phones on the list, because it actually has two wide-angle shooters. The 8MP ultra-wide camera on the rear doesn’t have the most megapixels, but it should get the job done well enough for a phone that retails for just under $250.

Meanwhile, the phone also has a dual selfie camera setup, featuring a standard 16MP shooter and an 8MP ultra-wide sensor. The latter is handy for group shots, so you don’t have to struggle to get everyone in the picture. Oddly enough, the Realme 7 Pro ditches this secondary selfie camera.

There’s more to the 6 Pro than ultra-wide cameras though, as it offers a quad rear camera setup otherwise. This setup features a 64MP main camera, 12MP telephoto shooter, and 2MP macro lens. The rest of the phone is very compelling for the price, featuring a 90Hz FHD+ LCD screen, Snapdragon 720G chipset, 128GB of expandable storage, and a 4,300mAh battery with 30W charging.


Realme 6 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.6-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 720G
  • RAM: 6/8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64, 12, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

OnePlus Nord

OnePlus Nord back side hero shot

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OnePlus launched its first mid-range phone in years in the Nord, and it might be one of the better all-round mid-range phones of 2020. The new device packs a 90Hz OLED screen, 5G capabilities, and fast 30W charging.

The brand takes a quantity over quality approach when it comes to cameras though, offering a grand total of six shooters. You’ve got a quad setup on the back, featuring a 48MP main camera, 8MP ultra-wide shooter, 5MP depth lens, and 2MP macro camera. Meanwhile, a 32MP and 8MP ultra-wide combo handles selfies.

Our own Ryan-Thomas Shaw thought the Nord’s ultra-wide rear camera was pretty disappointing, while fellow reviewer Dhruv Bhutani took umbrage with the phone’s selfie images (including the ultra-wide selfie camera). In any event, this is still one of the few phones with an ultra-wide camera on both the front and back.


OnePlus Nord specs:

  • Display: 6.44-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 6/8/12GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 8, 5, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 32 and 8MP
  • Battery: 4,115mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Google Pixel 4a 5G

Google Pixel 4a 5G back angled shot

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Google’s mid-range 5G phone isn’t the cheapest 5G device around at $499, but it still qualifies as a mid-range or upper mid-range phone in many markets. Fortunately, it shares the same camera setup and software smarts as the Pixel 5 flagship.

The Pixel 4a 5G yields a dual rear camera combination, featuring a 12MP main shooter and a 16MP wide-angle camera. The biggest downside to the latter is that it lacks autofocus and has a narrower field of view than many rival wide-angle shooters. But Google’s software should still help you get decent results.

The rest of the phone is pretty solid too, offering a Snapdragon 765G chipset, 6GB of RAM, 128GB of fixed storage, a 6.2-inch OLED FHD+ screen, and a 3,885mAh battery. Want wireless charging, water resistance, and a high refresh rate? Then you’ll need to splash out a little extra on the Pixel 5.


Google Pixel 4a 5G specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 3,885mAh
  • Software: Android 11

These are the best phones with an ultra-wide-angle camera in our opinion, although there are plenty of other great options out there. We’ll update this post with new models once they hit the market.

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