Mobile Screen Sizes And Common Viewport Sizes

Using the meta viewport value width=device-width instructs the page to match the screen’s width in device independent pixels. This allows the page to reflow content to match different screen sizes, whether rendered on a small mobile phone or a large desktop monitor.

Screen Size, Resolution, and Viewport: What does it all mean?

When you buy a device, you will often see both screen size and resolution listed in the specs. The screensize is the physical measurement diagonally of the screen in inches. This is not to be confused with the resolution, which is the number of pixels on the screen often displayed as a width by height (i.e. 1024×768). Because devices with the same screen size can have very different resolutions, developers use viewports when they’re creating mobile friendly pages. Viewports are scaled down versions of resolutions that allows sites to be viewed more consistently across different devices. Viewports are often more standardized and smaller than resolution sizes.

While desktop and laptop displays are in landscape orientation (wider than tall), many mobile devices can be rotated to show websites in both landscape and portrait (taller than wide) orientations. This means that designers and developers must design for these differences.

While desktop and laptop displays are in landscape orientation (wider than tall), many mobile devices can be rotated to show websites in both landscape and portrait (taller than wide) orientations. This means that designers and developers must design for these differences.

Meta Tag viewport element

<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1.0">
Property Description
width The width of the virtual viewport of the device.
device-width The physical width of the device’s screen.
height The height of the “virtual viewport” of the device.
device-height The physical height of the device’s screen.
initial-scale The initial zoom when visiting the page. 1.0 does not zoom.
minimum-scale The minimum amount the visitor can zoom on the page. 1.0 does not zoom.
maximum-scale The maximum amount the visitor can zoom on the page. 1.0 does not zoom.
user-scalable Allows the device to zoom in and out. Values are yes or no.

Apple Devices

Device Pixel Size Viewport
iPhone
iPhone 12 Pro Max 2778 x 1284  428 x 926
iPhone 12 Pro 2532 x 1170  390 x 844
iPhone 12 2532 x 1170 414 x 895
iPhone 11 1792 x 828 390 x 844
iPhone XR 828 x 1792 414 x 896
iPhone XS 1125 x 2436 375 x 812
iPhone XS Max 1242 x 2688 414 x 896
iPhone X 1125 x 2436 375 x 812
iPhone 8 Plus 1080 x 1920 414 x 736
iPhone 8 750 x 1334 375 x 667
iPhone 7 Plus 1080 x 1920 414 x 736
iPhone 7 750 x 1334 375 x 667
iPhone 6 Plus/6S Plus 1080 x 1920 414 x 736
iPhone 6/6S 750 x 1334 375 x 667
iPhone 5 640 x 1136 320 x 568
iPod
iPod Touch 640 x 1136 320 x 568
iPad
iPad Pro 2048 x 2732 1024 x 1366
iPad Third & Fourth Generation 1536 x 2048 768 x 1024
iPad Air 1 & 2 1536 x 2048 768 x 1024
iPad Mini 2 & 3 1536 x 2048 768 x 1024
iPad Mini 768 x 1024 768 x 1024

 Android Devices

Device Pixel Size Viewport
Android Phone
Nexus 6P 1440 x 2560 412 x 732
Nexus 5X 1080 x 1920 412 x 732
Google Pixel 3 XL 1440 x 2960 412 x 847
Google Pixel 3 1080 x 2160 412 x 824
Google Pixel 2 XL 1440 x 2560 412 x 732
Google Pixel XL 1440 x 2560 412 x 732
Google Pixel 1080 x 1920 412 x 732
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy Note 5 1440 x 2560 480 x 853
LG G5 1440 x 2560 480 x 853
One Plus 3 1080 x 1920 480 x 853
Samsung Galaxy S9+ 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy S9 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy S8+ 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy S8 1440 x 2960 360 x 740
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge 1440 x 2560 360 x 640
Samsung Galaxy S7 1440 x 2560 360 x 640
Tablets
Nexus 9 1536 x 2048 768 x 1024
Nexus 7 (2013) 1200 x 1920 600 x 960
Samsung Galaxy Tab 10 800 x 1280 800 x 1280
Chromebook Pixel 2560 x 1700 1280 x 850

Why be mobile friendly?

  • Mobile usage is exploding
  • Mobile First search indexing
  • Single website multiple devices
  • Single content single URL
  • Blogging and Social media bring mobile visitors
  • Recommended by Google
  • Responsive design is beneficial for SEO
  • Responsive designs adapt for future devices

In late 2012, Google conducted an independent survey titled “What Users Want Most From Mobile Sites Today.” Of the 1,088 smartphone users that were surveyed, about 67 percent indicated they would be more likely to purchase a product or service from a business that built a mobile-friendly website. Compounded with the fact that 61 percent of users also said they’d leave a site that’s not optimized for mobile and it’s clear that having a mobile-friendly site is more important than ever.

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