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.
Samsung Phones with High Pixel Density
- 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 Plus: 393 PPI
- Samsung S22: 425 PPI
- Samsung A33 5G: 411 PPI
- Samsung A53 5G: 405 PPI
- Samsung A73 5G: 393 PPI
- Samsung A13: 400 PPI
- Samsung A23: 400 PPI
- Samsung Z Flip 3 5G: 426 PPI (Open)
- Samsung Z Fold 3 5G: 390 PPI (folded) and 373 PPI (unfolded)
- Samsung S9 Plus: 529 PPI
- Samsung S9: 570 PPI
- Samsung S10 5G: 502 PPI
- Samsung S10 Lite: 394 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 Plus: 394 PPI
- Samsung S21 Ultra: 515 PPI
- Samsung Note 9: 516 PPI
- Samsung Note 10 5G: 401 PPI
- Samsung Note 10 Lite: 394 PPI
- Samsung Note 10 Plus 5G: 498 PPI
- Samsung Note 10 Plus: 498 PPI
- Samsung Note 10: 401 PPI
- Samsung Note 20 5G: 393 PPI
- Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G: 496 PPI
- Samsung Note 20 Ultra: 496 PPI
- Samsung Note 20: 393 PPI
- Samsung A22 5G: 399 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 A71 5G: 393 PPI
- Samsung A71: 393 PPI
- Samsung A72: 394 PPI
- Samsung Z Flip 5G: 425 PPI (Open)
- Samsung Z Flip: 425 PPI (Open)
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 a 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 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.
Smartphone’s pixel density varies depending on the screen size and display resolution. That includes devices that are launched together such as the S22, S22 Plus, and S22 Ultra.
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 300ppi while a flagship should have a high pixel density to the tune of 390ppi, 400ppi, and above.
But really, I will prefer the ones with over 500ppi pixel density if display quality is one of my priorities.
I wasn’t going to add the Samsung Z Fold 4 and the Z Fold 3 5G because the unfolded screen which I assume is the screen most people will be using has a Pixel Density lower than 390 PPI that I would prefer for a flagship but the folded screen did meet that criteria. So I want you to decide for yourself.