What are the common Android screen resolutions? + the android screen sizes + list of screen resolutions

 

There are a lot of Android devices out there. We try and keep track as many as we can for testing video and sandboxing.

 

Here we’ve just cobbled together the major screen resolutions that we reference when transcoding video or embedding video players. That’s right, you heard me, cobbled them.

 

 

We kept a list of the ones that we’ve tested for reference below, and it seems to represent the vast majority of the android devices on the market. This is meant to be a quick reference split out between phones and tablets. There are plenty of resources out there if you want to dig deep into the way screens work.

 

Common Android Phone and Android Tablet Screen Res

What are the screen resolutions: Android phones

  • 320 x 480

  • 480 x 800

  • 480 x 854

  • 540 x 960

  • 1280 x 720

  • 1920 x 1080

We recommend 1280 x 720 for video encoding

What are the screen resolutions?: Android tablets

  • 1024 x 600

  • 1280 x 800

  • 1920 x 1080

  • 2048 x 1536

  • 2560 x 1440

  • 2560 x 1600

We recommend 1920 x 1080 for video encoding

 

 

BlackBerry Z10

HTC Samsung Samsung (cont) Google Sony Other
HTC One Samsung Galaxy 3 Galaxy S3 Mini Nexus
HTC Butterfly 2 Galaxy Round Galaxy Note HTC One Google Play Edition XPERIA Z2 BlackBerry Q10
HTC Desire 816 Galaxy S3 i9300 Galaxy Tab Nexus 7 Xperia Z BlackBerry Z30
HTC One M8 Galaxy S III S3 GT-i9300 Galaxy Round Nexus 6 Sony Xperia Miro ST23A Toshiba Excite 7c
HTC One C525e Galaxy S5 Galaxy Note PRO Nexus 10 Lenovo VIBE Motorola MOTO X
HTC Nexus 9 Galaxy S4 Mini Huawei ASCEND P7 Nexus 9 Fire HDX LG Volt
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The Android Phones and Android tablets above are ones that we have encountered while testing video over the years, so far. New devices and resolutions will be added as needed.

 

7-8 Inch Tablets iPad mini (2nd gen) Nexus 7 Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 Galaxy Tab 3 8.0 Kindle Fire HDX Galaxy Note 8.0
Screen size (in) 7.9 7.02 7.0 8.0 7.0 8.0
Screen type IPS IPS TFT TFT IPS TFT
Resolution  2048×1536 1920×1200 1024×600 1280×800 1920×1200 1280×800
PPI  326 323 170 189 323 189
Dimensions (in) 7.87×5.3×0.29 7.87×4.48×0.34 7.4×4.37×0.39 8.26×4.87×0.29 7.3×5.0×0.35 8.3×5.35×0.31
…  
9-11 Inch Tablets iPad Air Galaxy Tab 3 10.1 Surface 2 Surface Pro 2 Nokia Lumia 2520 Nexus 10 Galaxy Note 10.1
Screen size (in) 9.7 10.1 10.6 10.6 10.1 10.0 10.1
Screen type IPS TFT IPS IPS IPS IPS TFT
Resolution 2048×1536 1280×800 1920×1080 1920×1080 1920×1080 2560×1600 2560×1600
PPI 264 149 208 208 218 301 299
Dimensions (in) 9.4×6.6×0.29 9.57×6.93×0.313 10.81×6.81×0.35 10.81×6.81×0.53 10.52×6.61×0.35 10.38×6.99×0.35 9.57×6.75×0.31

 

Low density (120), ldpi Medium density (160), mdpi High density (240), hdpi Extra-high-density (320), xhdpi
Small screen QVGA (240×320) 480×640
Normal screen WQVGA400 (240×400)WQVGA432 (240×432) HVGA (320×480) WVGA800 (480×800) WVGA854 (480×854) 
600×1024
640×960
Large screen WVGA800 (480×800) WVGA854 (480×854) WVGA800* (480×800) WVGA854* (480×854) 
600×1024
Extra-Largescreen 1024×600 WXGA (1280×800)1024×768
1280×768
1536x11521920x1152 
1920×1200
2048x15362560x1536 
2560×1600
Table representing the various screen configurations available from emulator skins. This gives an overview for the various high res densities

 

Android Video Screen Resolutions List by Device

If you’re preparing Android video for a specific device, here are some specific android screen resolutions.

Android screen res list by decice

Galaxy S 4 Phone Video Res

Samsung Galaxy S4 Phone screen

Screen resolution: 1920 x 1080

16:9=1.78 Aspect Ratio

Compatible Video Files: AVI / DIVX, WMV / ASF, FLV, MKV, MP4 / 3GP, WEBM; Video Streaming

Galaxy S3 / S III Phone

720 x 1280 pixels, 4.8 inches (~306 ppi pixel density)

Compatible video: MP4 / DivX/XviD / WMV / H.264 / H.263Compatible audio: MP3 / WAV / eAAC+ / AC3 / FLAC player

HTC One Video Resolution

1920 x 1080 pixels (Full HD)Video Formats: DivX/XviD / MP4 / H.263 / H.264 / WMV playerAudio Formats: MP3 / eAAC+/ WMA / WAV / FLAC player

Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo Duos

720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)Compatible Video Formats: MP4 / WMV / H.264 / H.263 playerAudio: MP3 / WAV / eAAC+ / FLAC player

Galaxy Note 3 Neo

720 x 1280 pixels, 5.5 inches (~267 ppi pixel density)Compatible Video Formats – MP4 / WMV / H.264 / H.263 playerCompatible Audio Formats: MP3 / WAV / eAAC+ / FLAC player

Galaxy Tab 3 Lite 7.0 3G

600 x 1024 pixels, 7.0 inches (~170 ppi pixel density)Compatible video: MP4 / H.264 / H.263Compatible audio: MP3 / WAV / eAAC+ / Flac

Samsung Galaxy Grand Neo

480 x 800 pixels, 5.01 inches (~186 ppi pixel density)Video formats: DivX/Xvid / MP4 / WMV / H.264 / H.263Audio formats: MP3 / WAV / eAAC+ / FLAC player

Galaxy Core Advance

480 x 800 pixels, 4.7 inches (~199 ppi pixel density)Video formats: MP4 / H.264 / H.263 playerAudio formats: MP3 / WAV / eAAC+

Galaxy S5

1080 x 1920 5.10-inch screen16:9=1.78 ratio432 PPI

HTC ONE M8 (2014)

  • 1080 x 1920 pixels,
  • 5.0 inches
  • ~441 ppi pixel density

Samsung Galaxy Round SM-G910S

1080 x 1920 pixels5.7 inches (~386 ppi)

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