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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.

sample-screenshot

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

  • Is the above screenshot that you uploaded has the same image resolution that you get from holding Power + volume down Key? Or did you compress it? – Lucky Aug 10 '15 at 7:21
  • It's imgur's medium sized image. Remove the trailing m for the full-size image – Huey Aug 10 '15 at 7:42
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    I see. Imgur is not accessible from my location right now and it under maintenance. But that screenshot's clarity will be clear enough right? Why do you need a much higher pixel screenshot? – Lucky Aug 10 '15 at 8:04
  • if the screen only prints out 1080x1920 pixels then where do you get the extended pixels? – phuclv Feb 13 '16 at 1:09
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    By simulating a larger screen size and taking a screenshot of that – Huey Feb 13 '16 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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