“Smartphones with three or more cameras on their back have soon become a norm”
With social media coming of age, cameras have become ‘the’ most sought-after feature on any smartphones. OEMs have duly taken a note of that and are constantly trying to evolve their handsets’ shooters with each generation. And phones with multiple cameras seem to be the latest trend that phonemakers are following. Multiple cameras open an array of imaging capabilities, including optical zoom, better portrait modes and wide-angle functionality among other things. It all started with the world’s first smartphone with triple rear cameras — the Huawei P20 Pro, and since then this trend has gained traction. This year, we’ve already seen a number of phones coming with three or even more cameras on the rear. So if you’re looking for the powerful camera phones with multiple sensors across all price ranges, then read on.
Huawei P30 Pro
The Huawei P30 Pro has been rated as the best camera smartphone by DXOMark mobile scoring rankings, and not without a good reason. The handset is equipped with the Leica-certified quad camera setup on the back, with a periscope-style shooter offering 5x optical zoom and up to 50x zoom digital zoom. The camera array includes an OIS-enabled 40-megapixel f/1.6 primary sensor, an 8-megapixel f/3.4 optically-stabilised telephoto shooter, a 20-megapixel super wide-angle lens, and a 3D ToF sensor. The front camera features a 32-megapixel unit for selfies and video calling. In addition to this, the phone is also a full-blown flagship and ships with the HiSilion Kirin 980 chipset, a 6.47-inch AMOLED full HD+ display with an in-display fingerprint sensor, and a 4,200mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
Huawei fans can also consider the brand’s last year flagship, the Mate 20 Pro. The device boasts triple cameras on its back, offering a 40-megapixel shooter, an 8-megapixel secondary sensor, and a 24-megapixel ultra wide-angle sensor. Moreover, the handset is slightly less expensive than the P30 Pro.
Samsung Galaxy S10/ S10 Plus
Samsung has launched the most handsets with triple rear cameras this year. Not just flagships, the Chaebol has introduced a trio of shooters in mid-range tier too. Staring with the Galaxy S10 and S10+, both handsets feature a 12-megapixel primary camera with a dual aperture of f/1.4 and f/2.4, a 12-megapixel f/2.4 telephoto sensor and a 16-megapixel f/2.2 ultra wide-angle lens. For selfies, the S10 relies on a 10-megapixel f/1.9 snapper, while the S10+ features a combination of 12MP + 8MP shooters. Apart from that, the Galaxy S10 siblings come equipped with punch-hole displays with HDR 10 support, Exynos 9820 SoCs, and up to 4,100mAh battery with fast charging support.
Samsung Galaxy A70
Currently, the Galaxy A70 is the best smartphone available in the A series. The phone rocks triple rear camera, comprising a 32MP primary sensor with f/1.7 aperture, an 8MP ultra wide-angle lens, and a 5MP depth sensor. The front camera gets a 32-megapixel shooter for selfies and video calling. Its other features include an octa-core Snapdragon 675 chipset clocked at 2GHz, a 6.7-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with 20:9 aspect ratio, Android 9 Pie-based OneUI, and a capacious 4,500mAh battery with 25W fast charging.
Related read: Samsung Galaxy A70 review
Vivo V15 Pro
The Vivo V15 Pro is another option one may look for if smartphone with triple rear cameras is your priority. The mid-range handset gets the job done by shipping with a whopping 48-megapixel (f/1.8) primary sensor, an 8-megapixel (f/2.2) ultra-wide shooter, and a 5-megapixel (f/2.4) depth-sensing unit. The other highlights of the phone include a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera, a 6.39-inch Super AMOLED Full HD+ display with an in-display fingerprint sensor, Snapdragon 675 SoC, and a 3,700mAh battery with 18W fast charging support.
Related read: Vivo V15 Pro review
Samsung Galaxy A50
The Galaxy A50 is a sub-Rs 20k smartphone from the Korean giant’s stables. The handset triple rear camera module is made up of a 25-megapixel f/1.7 lens, an 8-megapixel ultra wide-angle lens and a 5-megapixel telephoto lens. That’s not all, the A50 also boasts a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, a 25MP front camera, the Exynos 9610 octa-core SoC, and Samsung’s latest OneUI running atop Android 9 Pie. The entire package sips juice from a 4,000mAh battery.
Related read: Samsung Galaxy A50 review
The Vivo Y17 is the latest entrant in this list and comes equipped with a 13-megapixel primary camera with f/2.2 aperture, an 8-megapixel super wide-angle secondary snapper with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel f/2.4 depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. For selfies, the device sports a 20-megapixel shooter with f/2.0 aperture that comes with features such as portrait mode, palm capture, and AI face beauty. The handset is fueled by a whopping 5,000mAh battery with 20W Dual-Engine fast charging technology.
Samsung Galaxy M30
The Galaxy M30 is Samsung’s most affordable smartphone with triple rear cameras. The handset comes at a starting price of Rs 14,990 and packs 13-megapixel + 5-megapixel + 5-megapixel sensors on its back. As far as its spec sheet is concerned, the smartphone comes with a 6.4-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-U display, a 16-megapixel front camera, a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor, and a whopping 5,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging.
Related read: Samsung Galaxy M30 review
Tecno Camon i4
The Tecno Camon i4 is for users looking for a triple rear camera smartphone at the affordable segment. The handset is available for sale on the offline market across the country and features vertically-aligned triple snappers on the rear. The setup includes 13-megapixel (f/1.8) primary sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor, and an 8-megapixel 120-degree wide-angle lens with LED flash on the rear. The selfie camera is rated at 16-megapixel shooter with AI Beauty mode and screen flash. Under the hood lies MediaTek’s Helio A22/ P22 chipset paired with up to 4GB of RAM and 64GB – with a dedicated microSD card to further expand it up to 256GB.
Related read: Tecno Camon i4 first impressions
Infinix Smart 3 Plus
The Infinix Smart 3 Plus is the most affordable smartphone with triple rear cameras as of now. The offering from the Hong Kong-based Transsion Holding’s sub-brand ships with an AI-powered 13-megapixel f/1.8 aperture primary sensor, a 2-megapixel secondary sensor, and a third low-light sensor. On the front, the Smart 3 Plus sports a 6.21-inch HD+ display with a dewdrop notch up top that houses an 8-megapixel selfie shooter. The handset is driven by Helio A22 quad-core mobile platform paired with 2GB of RAM and 32GB user-expandable storage. The entire setup is driven by a 3,500mAh battery.
Related read: Infinix Smart 3 Plus first impressions
Well, that was some list. While the triple camera-toting smartphones were a novelty a couple of months back, they’re quickly becoming a must-have. Which one of these smartphones would you be going for? Let us know in the comment box below.