Responsive design device resolution reference

As web developers, responsive design has taken us from designing for a limited variety of desktop resolutions to creating flexible websites optimised to all devices.

We developed this table to help us create media queries to target different screen resolutions.
 
We wanted to know what resolutions contain the largest number of devices both by variety and by units sold. We also wanted to produce a reference for testing our designs.
 
The latest screen resolutions are pushing the boundaries of what was previously thought possible. This great article in .NET magazine explains the impact that these high resolutions will have on web design.
 
Resolution /
Graphic Array
Device using this resolution, screen size in inches and pixel density in pixels per inch
2880 x 1800 15 in
226 ppi
15-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display
2560 x 1700 12.85 in
239 ppi
Google Chromebook Pixel
2560 x 1600
WQXGA
10 in
300 ppi
Samsung Google Nexus 10
13.3 in
227 ppi
13-inch Apple MacBook Pro with Retina display
2560 x 1440
(W)QHD
27 in
109 ppi
27-inch Apple iMac 10,2 / 11,1 / 11,3 / 12,2 (Late 2009 - 2012) 
2048 x 1536
QXGA
9.7 in
264 ppi
Apple iPad 3
Apple iPad 4 (Apple iPad with Retina display)
Apple iPad Air
1920 x 1280 9 in
256 ppi
 
NOOK HD+ Tablet
1920 x 1200
WUXGA
10.1 in
224 ppi
Sony Xperia Tablet Z
Asus Transformer Pad Infinity & Transformer Prime TF700T
24 in
94 ppi
24-inch Apple iMac 6,1 / 7,1 / 8,1 / 9,1(Late 2006 - Early 2009)
1920 x 1080
FHD
Large 16:9 desktop screen resolution
4.7 in
469 ppi
HTC One
5.0 in
441 ppi
Samsung Galaxy S4
Sony Xperia Z & Xperia ZL
Asus PadFone Infinity
5.5 in
401 ppi
LG Optimus G Pro
5.2 in
423 ppi
LG G2
6.4 in
344 ppi
Sony Xperia Z Ultra
8.9 in
254 ppi
Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9
10.6 in
208 ppi
Microsoft Surface with Windows 8 Pro
11.6 in
190 ppi
Acer Iconia W700 & Aspire S7
Sony Vaio Duo 11
12.5 in
176 ppi
Dell XPS 12
13.3 in
166 ppi
Acer Aspire S5
Asus Zenbook Prime
21.5 in
102 ppi
Apple iMac 10,1 / 11,2 / 12,1 (Late 2009 - Mid 2011)
1680 x 1050
WSXGA+
20 in
99 ppi
Apple iMac 4,1 / 5,1 / 7,1 / 8,1 / 9,1 (Early 2006 - Early 2009)
1600 x 1200
UXGA
Large 4:3 desktop screen resolution
1600 x 900
HD+
Medium 16:10 desktop/laptop screen resolution
13 in
141 ppi
Apple Macbook Air
1440 x 900
WXGA+
Medium 16:10 desktop/laptop screen resolution
7 in
243 ppi
Barnes & Noble NOOK HD
13.3 in
128 ppi
Apple Macbook Air
17 in
100 ppi
 
Apple iMac 4,1 / 5,2 (Early 2006 - Late 2006)
1366 x 768
WXGA
Small 16:9 desktop/laptop screen resolution
10.1 in
155 ppi
Asus VivoTab RT
Samsung N350
10.6 in
148 ppi
Microsoft Surface with Windows RT
11.6 in
135 ppi
Apple Macbook Air
Samsung Series 3 Chromebook
Acer C7 Chromebook
12.1 in
130 ppi
Samsung Series 5 Chromebook
ASUS Eee PC VX6 Lambourghini
1280 x 1024
SXGA
Standard 4:3 desktop screen resolution
1280 x 800
WXGA
4.7 in
312 ppi
Asus PadFone 2
5.3 in
285 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Note
7 in
216 ppi
Kindle Fire HD
Asus Google Nexus 7, Memo & Fonepad
7.7 in
196 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Tab 7.7
8 in
189 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Note 8.0
Motorola Droid XYBOARD
8.9 in
170 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Tab 8.9
9.4 in
161 ppi
Sony Xperia Tablet S
10.1 in
149 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, Galaxy Tab 10.1 & Galaxy Tab 2 10.1
Viewsonic ViewPad 10pi
Motorola Zoom
Asus Memo Pad Smart 10, Transformer, Transformer Prime TF201 & Transformer Pad
1280 x 768
WXGA
4.2 in
332 ppi
BlackBerry Z10
4.5 in
332 ppi
Nokia Lumia 920, Nokia Lumia 925, Nokia Lumia 1020
4.7 in
318 ppi
LG Optimus G
LG Google Nexus 4
LG Optimus 4X HD
4.8 in
306 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Camera
8.9 in
168 ppi
LG Optimus Pad
1280 x 720
HD WXGA
4.3in
342 ppi

Sony Xperia S
HTC Windows Phone 8X
HTC One mini

4.5 in
326 ppi
LG Optimus LTE, Optimus True HD LTE & Optimus 4G LTE
Sony Xperia T
4.65 in
316 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Galaxy S II HD LTE, Galaxy Pop, Galaxy Premier & Galaxy S II Skyrocket HD
4.7 in
312 ppi
LG Optimus G, Optimus 4X HD, Optimus LTE2 & Optimus F7
HTC One X & X+ & XL
Motorola Droid RAZR HD & Droid RAZR MAXX HD
4.7 in
316 ppi
Motorola Moto X
4.8 in
306 ppi
Samsung Galaxy S III
5.5 in
267 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Note II
1024 x 768
XGA
7.9 in
162 ppi
Apple iPad Mini
5 in
256 ppi
LG Intuition, Optimus Vu & Optimus Vu II
9.7 in
132 ppi
Apple iPad 1 & 2
HP TouchPad
Viewsonic ViewPad 10e & ViewPad E100
1024 x 600
WSVGA  
Standard netbook/tablet resolution
7 in
170 ppi
HTC EVO View 4G
Samsung Galaxy Tab, Galaxy Tab 7.0 Plus & Galaxy Tab 2 7.0
Viewsonic ViewPad E72
Blackberry Playbook
Amazon Kindle Fire
Asus Memo Pad
1136 x 640 4.0 in
326 ppi
Apple iPhone 5, 5S & 5C 
Apple iPod Touch (5th generation)
960 x 640
DVGA
3.5 in
330 ppi
Apple iPhone 4 & 4S
Apple iPod Touch (4th generation)
960 x 540
qHD
4.0 in
275 ppi
HTC EVO Design 4G
Sony Xperia P
Motorola Atrix
4.3 in
256 ppi
HTC Sensation, Sensation 4G, Sensation HTC Evo 3D, Sensation XE, Evo 4G+, Desire HD2 & One S
LG Optimus F5
Motorola Bionic, Photon Q, Droid RAZR, Droid RAZR i, Droid RAZR M & Droid RAZR MAXX
Samsung Galaxy S4 mini
Asus PadFone
4.5 in
245 ppi
HTC One VX
LG Optimus L9
854 x 480
FWVGA
3.3 in
297 ppi
Sony Xperia ray
3.5 in
280 ppi
Sony Xperia U
3.7 in
265 ppi
Sony Xperia sola, Xperia pro, Xperia neo & Xperia neo V
Motorola Milestone and Milestone 2
3.9 in
251 ppi
Nokia N9
4 in
245 ppi
Sony Xperia X10, Xperia PLAY & Xperia J
4.2 in
233 ppi
Sony Xperia arc & Xperia arc S
800 x 480
WVGA
3.5 in
267 ppi
LG Optimus Q & Optimus 7Q
Asus P835
3.7 in
252 ppi
Blackberry Storm 3, Torch 9850 & Torch 9860
Nokia Lumia 610, 710 & 800
HTC Desire, Desire Z, Desire S & One V
Samsung Galaxy W
3.8 in
246 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Ace 2
Blackberry Storm 3
LG Optimus 7, Optimus Mach & Optimus Sol
4 in
233 ppi
Nokia Lumia 510 & 520
Samsung Galaxy I, Galaxy S, Galaxy S Plus, Galaxy S Advance, Galaxy SL, Galaxy S Duos, Galaxy Xcover 2, Galaxy Beam, Nexus S, Captivate Glide & Galaxy S III mini
HTC Desire X, HTC Desire V, Desire VC, Desire VT, Desire U & Windows Phone 8S
LG Optimus 2X, Optimus EX, Optimus L5 II, Optimus Q2 & Optimus Black
T-Mobile G2x
Asus E600
4.13 in
226 ppi
Nokia Lumia N800 & N810
4.3 in
217 ppi
Nokia Lumia 720, 820 & 900
Samsung Galaxy S II & Galaxy S II Plus
HTC Evo 4G, Desire HD, Desire SV, One SC, One ST, One SU & One SV
LG Optimus 3D, Optimus 3D Cube, Optimus Big, Optimus LTE Tag & Optimus L7 IID
4.52 in
206 ppi
Samsung Galaxy S II Duos, Galaxy S II X & Galaxy S II Epic 4G Touch
4.7 in
199 ppi
HTC Sensation XL
5 in
187 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Grand
7 in
133 ppi
Viewsonic Viewpad 7
720 x 720 3.1 in
328 ppi
Blackberry Q10 & Q5
640 x 480
VGA
2.8 in
286 ppi
Blackberry Bold 9900 & Bold Touch 9930
3.2 in
250 ppi
Blackberry Torch 9810
3.5 in
229 ppi
LG Optimus Z
640 x 360
nHD
3.2 in
229 ppi
Sony Ericsson Vivaz & Vivaz Pro
Nokia 500 & 5800 XpressMusic
3.5 in
210 ppi
Nokia N8, N97, E7 and X6
4 in
184 ppi
Nokia E7
480 x 360 2.4 in
250 ppi
BlackBerry Curve 8900
2.44 in
246 ppi
BlackBerry Curve 8980, 9350, 9360, 9370, Bold 9700 & 9780
3.45
245 ppi
BlackBerry Bold 9790
3.2 in
188 ppi
BlackBerry Curve 9380, Bold 9650 & Torch 9800
3.25 in
185 ppi
BlackBerry Curve Touch, Storm & Storm2
480 x 320
HVGA
2.6 in
222 ppi

BlackBerry Bold 9000
3 in
192 ppi
Sony Xperia min, Xperia mini pro & Xperia active
LG Optimus
3.2 in
180 ppi
LG Optimus One, Optimus S, Optimus M, Optimus Slider, Optimus Net, Optimus T, Optimus Chic & Optimus Net Dual
Sony Xperia tipo
Sony Live with Walkman
3.5 in
165 ppi
Apple iPhone 3G & 3GS
Apple iPod touch (1st, 2nd & 3rd generation)
Samsung Galaxy Ace, Galaxy Ace Advance, Galaxy Fame & Galaxy Ace Duos
HTC Desire C
Sony Xperia E, Xperia miro & Xperia go
LG Optimus Hub, Optimus Chat, Optimus Elite, Optimus M+ & Motion 4G
3.65 in
158 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Ace Plus
4 in
144 ppi
LG Optimus L5 & Optimus L5 Dual
400 x 240
WQVGA
Many generic feature phones including:
3 in
155 ppi
Samsung Star / Tocco & Star II
Sony Mix Walkman Phone
Sony Ericsson txt pro
Nokia Asha 305, 306, 310 & 311
3.2 in
146 ppi
Samsung Star II DUOS
320 x 240
QVGA
Very common low res
2.36 in
169 ppi
Nokia E71
2.44 in
164 ppi
Blackberry Curve 9220 & 9320
2.46 in
163 ppi
Blackberry Curve 8310, 8520, 8530, 3G 9300 & 3G 9330
2.5 in
160 ppi
Blackberry Curve 8300, 8320 & 8330
2.55 in
157 ppi
Sony Ericsson txt
3 in
133 ppi
Samsung Galaxy Y & Galaxy Chat
Nokia Asha 501
3.2 in
125 ppi
HTC Wildfire
LG Optimus L3 & L3 II

 

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