Android Enthusiasts Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for enthusiasts and power users of the Android operating system. Join them; it only takes a minute:

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Other than looking in the Chinese manufacturer's website, which can be somewhat "misleading" (12.1 MP camera? come on...)

share|improve this question
Sound more like a 0.000121 MP :) – shambleh Jun 21 '11 at 14:09
up vote 5 down vote accepted

There's an app called Screen Resolution that will tell you the, ummm, screen resolution :) What device do you have, I have seen some specs for devices coming with a 12.1 MP camera, mostly by sony ericsson, but I don't think they are out yet, so it is possible that the manufacture is not lying.

share|improve this answer
The files coming out from my 118$ phone are grainy 1600x1200 stills. I don't think that they invested in bleeding edge Sony sensor... in addition, your app debunked the HVGA claims - it's really a 400x240 unit. kudos. – Dani Jun 21 '11 at 14:02
1600x1200, i think is more like a 2MP camera... or maybe 2.1MP :) – Ryan Conrad Jun 21 '11 at 14:12

You can visit this site from your phone's web browser which will show you your screen resolution, android version and device id.

share|improve this answer

You should be able to use Settings > About phone > Hardware information > Display

E.g. on my phone, it says "3.7 inch WVGA resolution"

(Then of course, you would have to discover what WVGA is...)

The Hardware information screen should also tell you the camera specs too.

share|improve this answer
no "Hardware information" in about phone section for me :( – Dani Jun 21 '11 at 13:53
what device are you using? I am running vanilla Android (CyanogenMOD7) on a Vibrant and I don't have that option either. – Ryan Conrad Jun 21 '11 at 13:56
Ah, that'll be HTC Sense only. Sorry, we HTC users tend to occupy a parallel universe sometimes. – Nick Dixon Jun 21 '11 at 14:00
I've tried running (stock) Froyo and Gingerbread on the Android emulator which comes with the SDK, and I can't find any UI that tells you the screen or camera resolution. So an external app or manufacturer customization is the only way. – Nick Dixon Jun 21 '11 at 15:07

There are many sites you could visit (from the browser) that will give you this detail. Ex:

share|improve this answer

There's another app called Device Discoverer that will give you a lot of information about your device. You can also send info by email or view your info on site. Info stored anonymously.

I'm the developer :)

I hope that will help you.

share|improve this answer
Thanks for admitting the self-promotion. – wbogacz Mar 25 '14 at 20:46

if you follow much the same path that Nick suggested, but instead go to Settings > Display > Display Resolution it should show you the options for your screen resolution.

As for your photos, take a picture, put it on your computer and check the resolution. And let us know if you actually have a 12.1 MP camera!! :)

share|improve this answer
what device do you have? again, on stock android 2.3.4 that is not an option. – Ryan Conrad Jun 21 '11 at 13:58
woops! i have an HTC EVO on 2.2 still, which has hd resolution, and mine gives you options of Automatic, 720p (1280x720), and 480p (720x480). Apparently that's a phone specific option? Have you tried running Quadrant Standard? it gives you feedback about all system information (including display resolution!!) – jlehenbauer Jun 21 '11 at 15:29
cant believe i forgot to suggest that app the first time. sorry! – jlehenbauer Jun 21 '11 at 15:34

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.