List of Samsung Phones with High Pixel Density (And Top 6)
In this write-up are the Samsung phones with high pixel density. In simple terms, Pixel density is the number of pixels in a square inch of a display. Higher numbers mean better display quality.
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List of Samsung Phones with High Pixel Density
- Samsung S23: 425 PPI
- Samsung S23 Ultra: 500 PPI
- Samsung Z Fold 4: 401 PPI (folded) and 374 PPI (unfolded)
- Samsung Z Flip 4: 426 PPI (Open)
- Samsung A23 5G: 400 PPI
- Samsung S22 Ultra: 500 PPI
- Samsung S22: 425 PPI
- Samsung A33 5G: 411 PPI
- Samsung A53 5G: 405 PPI
- Samsung A13: 400 PPI
- Samsung A23: 400 PPI
- Samsung Z Flip 3 5G: 426 PPI (Open)
- Samsung S9 Plus: 529 PPI
- Samsung S9: 570 PPI
- Samsung S10 5G: 502 PPI
- Samsung S10 Plus: 522 PPI
- Samsung S10: 550 PPI
- Samsung S10e: 438 PPI
- Samsung S20 5G: 563 PPI
- Samsung S20: 563 PPI
- Samsung S20 FE 5G: 407 PPI
- Samsung S20 FE: 407 PPI
- Samsung S20 Plus 5G: 525 PPI
- Samsung S20 Plus: 525 PPI
- Samsung S20 Ultra 5G: 511 PPI
- Samsung S20 Ultra: 511 PPI
- Samsung S21: 421 PPI
- Samsung S21 FE: 408
- Samsung S21 Ultra: 515 PPI
- Samsung Note 9: 516 PPI
- Samsung Note 10 5G: 401 PPI
- Samsung Note 10 Plus 5G: 498 PPI
- Samsung Note 10 Plus: 498 PPI
- Samsung Note 10: 401 PPI
- Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G: 496 PPI
- Samsung Note 20 Ultra: 496 PPI
- Samsung A32: 411 PPI
- Samsung A51 5G: 405 PPI
- Samsung A51: 405 PPI
- Samsung A52 5G: 407 PPI
- Samsung A52: 407 PPI
- Samsung A52s 5G: 405 PPI
- Samsung Z Flip 5G: 425 PPI (Open)
- Samsung Z Flip: 425 PPI (Open)
Top 6 Samsung Phones with High Pixel Density
1.) Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra
Samsung S23 Ultra’s pixel density is 500 PPI and it is calculated using its screen size which is 6.8 inches and its screen resolution which is 3088 x 1440 pixels.
This means every square inch of the Samsung S23 Ultra’s display contains 500 pixels which translates to a very sharp and colorful display that will leave you with an amazing experience after gaming or watching videos on it.
Other great qualities of the S23 Ultra are 1750 nits peak brightness, 120Hz adaptive high refresh rate, and Gorilla Glass Victus 2 protection.
Honorable mention to the S23 which has a screen size of 6.1 inches and a resolution of 2340 x 1080 pixels which translates to a pixel density of 425 PPI.
2.) Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra
Samsung S22 Ultra is a big display smartphone featuring 6.8 inches and 3088 x 1440 pixels resolution which resulted in a Pixel Density of 500 PPI.
The Galaxy S22 Ultra didn’t stop there as its display also features a 120Hz high refresh rate as well as 1750 nits brightness. Without a shadow of a doubt, this is one of the best displays on any smartphone at the moment.
Powering the device is the 8 Gen 1 Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset which has Adreno 730 GPU on board. While it was announced with Android 12, it currently runs on Android 13 with One UI 5 custom firmware.
It is packed with a non-removable 5000 mAh battery capacity with 45 watts fast charging support. The processor is power efficient allowing the battery to last longer and even when you are on low battery, you can quickly fill it back up.
3.) Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra
Samsung S21 Ultra’s 6.8 inches display features a 3200 x 1440 pixels screen resolution which resulted in a 515 PPI pixel density.
Like the S22 Ultra above, its display also supports a 120Hz high refresh rate but a slightly lower 1500 nits brightness which most people might not notice except maybe when placed side by side.
Samsung S21 Ultra is powered by a 5nm Snapdragon 888 5G chipset from Qualcomm. Assisting with graphics-intensive tasks is the Adreno 660 GPU. While it runs on Android 11 at launch, its current users have received the One UI 5 based on Android 13 update.
It is packed with a 5000 mAh battery capacity with 25 watts fast charging support. You don’t have to worry about the battery as it will serve you well for at least a full working day on a single charge.
4.) Samsung Galaxy A53 5G
Samsung A53 5G is a 6.5 inches display smartphone featuring 2400 x 1080 pixels screen resolution which resulted in a pixel density of 405 PPI.
With a 120Hz high refresh rate and 800 nits brightness, the A53 5G gives its user a taste of flagship-level display quality, especially for multimedia.
Powering the Galaxy A53 5G is a 5nm Exynos 1280 chipset with Mali-G68 GPU on board to help with graphics tasks. It currently runs on One UI 5 on Android 13 but was announced with Android 12.
Giving life to the device is a non-removable 5000 mAh battery with 25 watts fast charging support.
5.) Samsung Galaxy A33 5G
Samsung A33 5G has a 6.4 inches display size with 2400 x 1080 pixels screen resolution resulting in a pixel density of 411 PPI. Its display also features a 90Hz high refresh rate.
It is powered by the same 5nm Exynos 1280 Samsung chipset which has Mali-G68 GPU on board. Announced running One UI 4.1 based on Android 12 but currently runs on One UI 5 based on Android 13.
Samsung A33 5G is packed with a non-removable 5000 mAh capacity Li-Po battery with 25 watts of fast charging.
6.) Samsung Galaxy A52s 5G
Samsung A52s 5G is a 6.5 inches display with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution which resulted in a 405 PPI pixel density. While processing that, add 120Hz high refresh rate and 800 nits brightness.
The Galaxy A52s 5G is a great mid-range device powered by a 6nm Snapdragon 778G 5G chipset from Qualcomm with Adreno 642L GPU on board. At launch, it runs on One UI based on Android 11 but its current users have received One UI 5 based on Android 13.
It is packed with a non-removable 4500 mAh Li-Ion battery and supports 25 watts of fast charging.
Pixel Density Explained
High pixel density is one of the measurements of the quality of a smartphone display, it is calculated using the screen size and screen resolution.
A smartphone with large screen size and low resolution will have a low pixel density while a smartphone with small screen size and a high resolution will have a high pixel density.
This is one of the reasons why you will see Samsung’s top-of-the-line flagships with a big screen, also packing a high screen resolution of up to 1440P (Talking of the likes of S22 Ultra, S21 Ultra, S20 Ultra, and Note 20 Ultra). It is intentional, to make sure texts are clearer and images are sharp and colorful. Basically, it allows you to see more detail.
Pixel density is measured in PPI or pixel per inch. A display with 350ppi has 350 pixels in a square inch of its display.
If display quality is one of your top priorities, make sure you get a smartphone with a pixel density of at least 300ppi (for mid-range phones). You should also consider going for Samsung phones with high refresh rate for an amazing multimedia experience.
Most flagships of today have a pixel density of 400ppi above and that should be the number you are shooting for considering the amount you are paying for them.
Smartphones’ pixel density varies depending on the screen size and display resolution. That includes devices that are launched together such as the S22 series and S23 series.
High resolution most often determines how high the pixel density will be than the screen size at least in phones that are being announced today whose screen sizes are within the lower and higher 6 inches.
If you are going for Samsung mid-range phones, make sure it has a pixel density of at least 390ppi while a flagship should have a high pixel density to the tune of 400ppi, and above.
But really, I will prefer the ones with over 450ppi pixel density if display quality is one of my priorities.
I wasn’t going to add the Samsung Z Fold 4 because the unfolded screen which I assume is the screen most people will be using has a Pixel Density lower than 400 PPI that I would prefer for a flagship but the folded screen did meet those criteria. So I want you to decide for yourself.