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Quick Guide : Size of Icons and Background in Android


Apr092015
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Android Background and Icon Image Sizes

Setting the size of icons and background images is very important while developing Android applications. The quality of your android app can be decided upon the quality of icons, images and app layout.

Follow the Android standards to choose icon and image sizes.

Abbreviations :

dpi : Dots per Inch. For more :  Wikipedia

ldpi : Low dpi
mdpi : Medium dpi
hdpi : High dpi
xhdpi : Extra High dpi
xxhdpi : Extra Extra High dpi
xxxhdpi : Extra Extra Extra High dpi

Launcher Icon sizes

 

Size of Icons

Sr. NoSizeLauncher IconsSmall contextual IconsNotification IconActionBar Icon (.png)
1mdpi48×4816×1624×24 –
2hdpi72×7224×2436×3648×48
3xhdpi96×9632×3248×4864×64
4xxhdpi144×14448×4872×72144×144
5xxxhdpi192×19264×6496×96192×192
6Google Play Store512×512

Size of Background Images

DPISize in Pixels
xxxhdpi1280×1920
xxhdpi960×1600
xhdpi640×960
hdpi480×800
mdpi320×480
ldpi240×320

Tablet Support Screen and Use

Create file in res

You have to define additional smallest width layouts, if you want to customize your user interface to differentiate between sizes such as 10″ and 7″ tablets :

#Handsets (smaller than 600dp)
res/layout/main_activity.xml

# 7” tablets (600dp wide)
res/layout-sw600dp/main_activity.xml

# 10” tablets (720dp wide)
res/layout-sw720dp/main_activity.xml
Want more information about icon sizes and background sizes ? Visit developer guide by Android

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