The quality of photos taken on your smartphone varies depending on the model of the phone and its camera. It is important to take these camera variations into account when choosing the print size for your photos as what looks good on your screen might look blurry or grainy when printed, especially in poster size.
So how do you determine how big you can print a photo from your phone? Follow our guide below to find out.
Look for your phone model, or if it’s not there, go by the number of megapixels your phone camera has.
We’ve listed all the different sizes that will print well from your phone.
iPhone 4 Galaxy S Pro, S6 Nexus 1 One M8 Moto G Nokia N900 LG K7
4×6 4×4 5×7 8×10 12×12 11×14
iPhone 4S, 5, 5S, 6, 6 Plus BlackBerrry Q10, Z10 Nexus 5 Droid DNA, Incredible, X EVO 4G Lumina 920
Sony Xperia Z1, Z2, XZ2 Huawei Mate 20 pro Huawei P20 Pro Honor View 20
4×6 4×4 5×7 8×10 12×12 11×14 16×20 20×30 24×36
Instagram photos: it’s better to stick to a 4×4 print for photos that have been saved via Instagram. We cannot ensure that an 8×8 photo will print grain or blur-free.
Tip: Many phone camera apps allow you to reduce or increase your camera resolution. Just open your camera’s settings to alter your resolution. Please note that by increasing the resolution on your camera app, any photo you take afterward will take up more space on your phone.