Monitor screen sizes

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Screen Ratio

The ratio (width/height) of monitors differs per device, but most devices use the following ratio.

Device Ratio
Photo cameras 4.3 (1.33)
Old Televisions and old computer screens 4:3 (1.33)
HD television 16:9 (1.78)
Desktop computers 16:10 (1.6)
laptops 16:10 (1.6)
Handhelds 4:3 (1.33)

Typical Screen Resolutions

A short list of screen resolutions (width × height) in pixels.

Device Screen size Ratio
Televisions
SD television (720p) 1280 × 720 16:9
Full HD television (1080p) 1920 × 1080 16:9
4k cinema 3840 × 2160 16:9
wide 4k cinema 4096 × 2160 256:135
Handhelds
HTC desire 480 × 800 5:3
iPhone 3 320 × 480 4:3
iPhone 4 640 × 960 4:3
iPhone 5 640 × 1136 71:40 (almost 16:9)
iPhone 6 750 × 1334 almost 16:9
iPhone 6 plus 1080 × 1920 16:9
iPad 1024 × 768 4:3
Typical netbook 1280 × 800 16:10
Computers
Typical laptop screen 1440 × 900 16:10
Older (4:3) computer screen 1400 × 1050 4:3
Older (16:9) computer screen 1600 × 900 16:9
Typical 16:10 computer screen 1680 × 1050 16:10
Max computer screen 2560 × 1600 16:10

Historical Screen Resolutions

Color Graphics Adapter (CGA) 320 × 200
Video CD (VCD) in NTSC format (29.97fps) 352 × 240
Video CD (VCD) in PAL/SECAM format (25fps) 352 × 288
Enhanced Graphics Adapter (EGA) 640 × 350
Video Graphics Array (VGA) 640 × 480
DVD-Video in NTSC format (29.97fps) 704 × 480
DVD-Video in PAL/SECAM format (25fps) 704 × 576
Super Video Graphics Array (SVGA) 800 × 600
High Definition Television 720i/p (HDTV-ready) 1280 × 720
Extended Graphics Array (XGA) 1024 × 768
Wide Extended Graphics Array (WXGA) 1366 × 768
Super Extended Graphics Array (SXGA) 1280 × 1024
Super Extended Graphics Array+ (SXGA+) 1400 × 1050
Wide Super Extended Graphics Array (WSXGA) 1600 × 1024
Wide Super Extended Graphics Array+ (WSXGA+) 1680 × 1050
High Definition Television 1080i/p (HDTV) 1920 × 1080
Ultra Extended Graphics Array (UXGA) 1600 × 1200
Wide Ultra Extended Graphics Array (WUXGA) 1920 × 1200
Quad Extended Graphics Array (QXGA) 2048 × 1536
Quad Super Extended Graphics Array (QSXGA) 2560 × 2048
Wide Quad Super Extended Graphics Array (WQSXGA) 3200 × 2048
Quad Ultra Extended Graphics Array (QUXGA) 3200 × 2400
Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV or UHD-1) 3840 × 2160
Wide Quad Ultra Extended Graphics Array (WQUXGA) 3840 × 2400
4k Digital Cinema Initiative (4K or DCI-4K) 4096 × 2160
Ultra-wide television 5120 × 2160
Wide Hex Extended Graphics Array WHXGA 5120 × 3200
Hex Super Extended Graphics Array (HSXGA) 5120 × 4096
Wide Hex Super Extended Graphics Array (WHSXGA) 6400 × 4096
Hex Ultra Extended Graphics Array (HUXGA) 6400 × 4800
Ultra High Definition Television (UHDTV2 or UHD-2) 7680 × 4320
Wide Hex Ultra Extended Graphics Array (WHUXGA) 7680 × 4800

Typical Pixel Density

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