Ideal Phone Aspect Ratio – Meaning/Types/How to Check

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Did you ever heard about “aspect ratio” – While buying the new phone we checkout the specification, pixel, size, review, trend, features, ram, ROM, etc. in which you missed one of the important term ‘Phone Aspect Ratio’. Let’s discuss everything about the “phone aspect ratio” in this article in the simplest way.

What is Aspect Ratio?

Aspect ratio is stated as the difference between height and width of a screen. Not just phone, tablet, iPad, iPhone, etc. Aspect ratio is a standard term of how wider or taller a screen is. Let’s understood with an example, is a square.

When we work on new project, must have the information handy – especially when we design the new mobile devices. And you always noticed the difference between Phone or iPad released same year with different sizes. To overcome this let’s understand with the reference of table containing all the necessary information of iPhone Aspect Ratio by operating system, DPR, PPI, pixel, screen size and orientation.

It’s simple the bigger size the phone means the phone will be heavier and bigger. Every brand has different orientation when they introduce the bezel less display phone which ensure the size will be same but extra screen space.

Few work with top notch display which simply means “the full screen phone” where the actual size remains same. It can come in various sizes and shapes.

PHONE ASPECT RATIO

iPhone Aspect Ratio

The iPhone aspect ratio varies model to model including iPhone 4 to iPhone 13.

Device Operating System Display Resolution Software Pixel DPR Aspect Ratio PPI
iPhone 4, 4s iOS 3.5″ 640 x 960 320 x 480 2x 2:3 326
iPhone 5, 5c, 5s iOS 4″ 640 x 1136 320 x 568 2x 09:16 326
iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 8 iOS 4.7″ 750 x 1334 375 x 667 2x 09:16 326
iPhone 6 Plus, 6s Plus, 7 Plus, 8 Plus iOS 5.5″ 1242 x 2208 414 x 736 3x 09:16 401
iPhone 11, XR iOS 6.1″ 828 x 1792 414 x 896 3x 19.5:9 326
iPhone 11 Pro, X, XS iOS 5.8″ 1125 x 2436 375 x 812 3x 19.5:9 458
iPhone 11 Pro Max, XS Max iOS 6.5″ 1242 x 2688 414 x 896 3x 19.5:9 458
Phone 12 Mini iOS 5.4″ 1080 x 2340 360 x 780 3x 19.5:9 476
iPhone 12, 12 Pro iOS 6.1″ 1170 x 2532 390 x 884 3x 19.5:9 460
iPhone 12 Pro Max iOS 6.7″ 1284 x 2778 428 x 926 3x 19.5:9 458
iPhone 13 iOS 6.2″ 1170 x 2532 390 x 884 3x 19.5:9 450

 

iPad Aspect Ratio

Ranging from iPad 2 to iPad Air (2020) get all information related iPad aspect ratio.

DEVICE OS Display Resolution Software Pixel DPR Aspect Ratio PPI
iPad, iPad 2 iOS 9.7″ 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1 4:3
iPad mini iOS 7.9″ 1024 x 768 1024 x 768 1 4:3 132
iPad 3, 4, Air, Air 2, Pro 9.7 iOS 9.7″ 2048 x 1536 1024 x 768 2 4:3 264
iPad mini 2, mini 3, mini 4 iOS 7.9″ 2048 x 1536 1024 x 768 2 4:3 326
iPad Pro 10.5 iOS 10.5″ 2224 x 1668 1112 x 834 2 4:3 264
iPad Pro 12.9 iOS 12.9″ 2732 x 2048 1366 x 1024 2 4:3 264
iPad Pro 11 iOS 11″ 2388 x 1668 1112 x 834 2 4.3:3 264
iPad Air (2020) iOS 10.9″ 2360 x 1640 1180 x 820 2 4.3:3 264

 

I hope the above table contains all the necessary information about Apple displays and screen resolution. If I missed something then please do mention in the comment box!

Types of Phone Aspect Ratio

Whether it’s 9:16, 2:3, 19:9, and 19.5:9 aspect ratios allows you to have better hold of your devices. The larger the screen size enables you view more content, enhance reading, video surfing experience, etc. although most important you need to scroll less. But it’s difficult to confirm the best aspect ratios, as it totally depends upon the user choices and their needs.

Where to Check Your Phone Aspect Ratio?

One of simplest method to check your iPhone or Mobile Phone aspect ratio is through What is My Resolution – an excellent tool to check the resolution and aspect ratio of your mobile. They are not only limited you can check the display of iPad, tablet, etc.

Is as simple as method open www.whatismyresolution.com on your browsers and find the details about smartphone display.

What you think is ideal aspect ratio for a phone?

 

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