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Phone Screen Resolution VS Web Resolution



3:32 pm on Mar 12, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Phone resolutions are getting almost as high as desktop monitors now. This is great for video and images, but not so great for the web. I just realized that on a Samsung Note, the screen resolution is 720px (or somewhere in there) wide. But it only has a "web resolution" of about 380px. There are a lot of sites out there that list the phones native resolutions, but I can't find any that list web resolutions for each phone.... and that's the number that actually matters for building a mobile site. Does anyone know of any good resources for this info?


9:05 am on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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This article at Wikipedia looks like it has what you want.

List of displays by pixel density en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_displays_by_pixel_density
(the title is misleading it shows resolutions also)


11:00 am on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Don't start calling them "web resolutions" cause the web has nothing to do with it. There are CSS pixels and device pixels.

This is what you want: [screensiz.es...]


1:57 pm on Mar 18, 2014 (gmt 0)

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Thanks. I guess I really didn't know what to call it. I think it was the phone that called it "web resolution." Probably for the laymen. So that's what I was searching for. So when I came across the wiki article I didn't even notice the CSS column. But the screensiz.es is exactly what I was looking for.

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