Let ${\rm\Gamma}(n,p)$ denote the binomial model of a random triangular group. We show that there exist constants $c,C>0$ such that if $p\leqslant c/n^{2}$, then asymptotically almost surely (a.a.s.) ${\rm\Gamma}(n,p)$ is free, and if $p\geqslant C\log n/n^{2}$, then a.a.s. ${\rm\Gamma}(n,p)$ has Kazhdan’s property (T). Furthermore, we show that there exist constants $C^{\prime },c^{\prime }>0$ such that if $C^{\prime }/n^{2}\leqslant p\leqslant c^{\prime }\log n/n^{2}$, then a.a.s. ${\rm\Gamma}(n,p)$ is neither free nor has Kazhdan’s property (T).