How Big Can I Print?

How big can I print a photo from my phone?

The quality of photos taken on your smartphone varies depending on the model of the phone and its camera. It is important to consider these camera variations when choosing the print size for your photos. What looks good on your screen might appear blurry or grainy when printed, especially in larger sizes.

Understanding Megapixels and Print Quality

So, how do you determine the maximum size for printing a photo from your phone? Follow our guide below to find out.

  1. Identify your phone model. If it's not listed, refer to the number of megapixels your phone camera has.
  2. We've provided a list of sizes that will yield good quality prints from your phone.
  3. Camera Megapixels: 12.0 MP
  4. Phone Models: iPhone 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, 11, 11 plus, 12, 12 plus, 13, 13 plus, 14, 14 plus ,15, 15 plus, Pixel 2, 3, Samsung Note 8, 9, Huawei Mate 10, P8, P9, Samsung Galaxy S7, S8, S9, S10, Moto G6 Plus, LG Stylo 4
  5. Print sizes: 4×6, 4×4, 5×7, 8×10, 12×12, 11×14, 16×20, 20×30, 24×36
  6. Camera Megapixels: 16.0 MP
  7. Phone Models: Galaxy S5, OnePlus 6T
  8. Print sizes: 4×6, 4×4, 5×7, 8×10, 12×12, 11×14, 16×20, 20×30, 24×36
  9. Camera Megapixels: 20.0 MP+
  10. Phone Models: Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, XZ2, Huawei Mate 20 pro, Huawei P20 Pro, Honor View 20
  11. Print sizes: 4×6, 4×4, 5×7, 8×10, 12×12, 11×14, 16×20, 20×30, 24×36

Instagram photos: For photos saved via Instagram, it's recommended to stick to a 4×4 print size. We cannot guarantee that an 8×8 photo will print without graininess or blur.

Tip: Many phone camera apps allow you to adjust the camera resolution. You can modify this by accessing your camera's settings. Remember, increasing the resolution will mean that each photo will consume more storage space on your phone.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What is a megapixel and why does it matter?

A megapixel represents one million pixels. The more megapixels a camera has, the more detail it can capture. This results in clearer prints, especially in larger sizes.

Can I print large photos from an older smartphone model?

Yes, but the print may not be as sharp or clear as photos taken with newer models that have higher megapixels. Always review your phone's camera specifications before printing large photos.

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