I'm using a Nexus 5 running on Lollipop 5.1, and I can take a screenshot by holding POWER and VOLUME-DOWN. However, screenshots appear to be limited by the resolution of the device's screen. Specifically, it's 1080x1920 for the Nexus 5.


Is there a way (through the use of developer tools, a specialised app, or otherwise) to take a screenshot of higher resolution?

  • if the screen only prints out 1080x1920 pixels then where do you get the extended pixels?
    – phuclv
    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:09
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    By simulating a larger screen size and taking a screenshot of that
    – Huey
    Feb 13, 2016 at 1:28

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Even with development tools, screenshots are only of the pixel size of the device. You could try running the app in a emulator with higher resolution but all of those pixels may cause the emulator to lag. Or get a device like a Nexus 10 which runs at the higher resolutions.

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