¿What is my screen resolution? This is a question one often wonders, especially now that there are so many variations between HD, Full HD, 2K, 4K, 8K and many other formats that go beyond the standard values.
To help you avoid headaches, the following tool will show you what is your screen resolution:
It is important for you to know that if you access our web site from a Retina display device, the displayed resolution must be multiplied by a factor of 2. This is because Apple doubles the number of pixels to improve image sharpness.
For example, if you enter from an iPhone 6s, you will see that the resolution that our tool gives you is 375×667 pixels while the real resolution of your screen is 750x1334px. This is due to the effect produced by the Retina Display and even if the panel resolution is higher, the "useful" resolution in terms of visible space is the one provided by our tool.
How to know my screen resolution in Windows
If you want to know where find your monitor resolution on a Windows computer, you must perform the following steps:
- Press the Start button
- Go to the control panel and access the "Appearance and customization" section.
- Then click on "Adjust screen resolution".
If everything went well, you will see the resolution you have enabled right now and all resolutions compatible with your current display. Keep in mind that the best sharpness result will be obtained with the native resolution of your display so if you are not sure what it is to be able to configure it, look for the model of your screen on the Internet and the manufacturer's specifications will tell you what it is.
What is the screen resolution of my Mac?
Do you have a Mac? Then follow these steps to know your screen resolutionwhether it is a MacBook, an iMac or any other Apple computer:
- Click on the apple in the upper left corner and enter the "About this Mac" option.
- Locate the "Screens" section and the screen resolution will appear there.
Another option for know your Mac screen resolution you have configured is:
- Go to System Preferences and select the "Displays" option.
- Select the "Fitted" mode and select how you want the system interface to look (larger or smaller). You will see that for each setting you make, the screen resolution appears at the bottom of the Mac that is represented in the window.
What is my resolution?
If you don't want to go crazy looking for menus or settings, use our tool to know your screen resolution automatically, regardless of the operating system you use (iOS, Android, macOS, Windows,...) and the device (tablet, mobile, PC, console...).
The following is a brief overview of the main screen resolutions which are commonly used in cell phones, tablets, televisions, monitors and many other devices.
In the 4:3 aspect ratio (less and less used) we have the following most popular resolutions:
- 480p, 480iare 640×480 pixels and the difference is that 480p is progressive while 480i is interlaced (worse moving image).
- 576i, 576pThe highest SD (before HD) resolution is 720×576 pixels.
In 16:9 resolutions we make the leap to widescreen format, the most widespread today in televisions. Here are the most common resolutions:
- 720p1280×720 pixels, format known as HD or HD Ready.
- 1080P1920×1080 pixels, famous for having become the Full HD that is so present in televisions, cell phones and tablets around the world. There was also the 1080i which has the same resolution but the image instead of being progressive, was interlaced so the transition between images was rougher.
- 2160PThis format is twice Full HD and has a resolution of 3840×2160 pixels. It is commercially known as 2K, QuadHD or UltraHD.
- 4096PThis resolution is known as 4K or Full 4K. TVs with native 4K have a resolution of 4096×2160 pixels.
There are quite a few confusion between 2K and 4K as manufacturers use marketing techniques to confuse the user between these two resolutions and make us believe that we are buying a 4K TV when in fact it is 2K.
Are there more screen resolutions? Of course, as many as there are colors. There we have the 5K resolution present in some monitors or Apple iMac with 5120×2160 pixels.
Nor can we forget about 6K resolution (6144×3160 pixels) or even 8K (7680×4320 px). The only problem is that there is hardly any commercial content accessible to users who buy a screen of this type, since 4K has barely taken off to date.
Of course, there are many more screen resolutions but we can say that the most used ones are the previous ones.
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Pixels per inch
In addition to the dizzying escalation of resolutions, there's also the concept of pixels per inch which greatly influences the definition of the image based on the inches of the display.
If you want to know more about this concept, click on the link in the previous paragraph.