What is SXGA?

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What is SXGA?
SXGA stands for Super eXtended Graphics Array. It is a display standard for computer monitors and uses 1280 by 1024 pixel resolution. This particular standard is commonly used in computer monitors or screens that are between 17 and 19 inches. Various cellular phones also use SXGA as their own display standard.

Graphics resolution or video graphics arrays like SXGA has been standardized to indicate the pixel length and width used for displaying data and images onto a computer screen. Resolutions as low as 160 x 120 are classified as QQVGA or Quarter QVGA and these are typically used for devices that are handheld. Other display standards include HQVGA or Half-QVGA at 240 x 160 pixel resolution, QVGA at 320 x 240 pixel resolution, up to FWVGA which has 854 x 480 resolutions. These graphic display standards represent the VGA group or the Video Graphics Array group. Higher resolutions are then called “SVGA” or Super Video Graphics Array and this involves a 800 x 600 pixel resolution. This display standard has a wide version called WSVGA and involves a resolution of 1024 x 576/600 pixels.

The next group of graphics display standard, in which SXGA belongs, is called the Extended graphics array. First on this list is XGA, which was introduced by IBM in 1990, and has a 1024 x 768 pixel resolution. Its wide version or WXGA has a 1366 x 768 pixel resolution. Both XGA and WGA have “plus” versions with adjustments to pixel resolutions. After XGA, SXGA came with 1280 x 1024 pixel resolution. Besides computer monitors, SXGA is also the display standard of choice for mobile phone manufacturers like Samsung, LG, and Motorola. To date, much of the mobile phone market that offer 1.3 megapixel camera resolution uses the SXGA display standard. This has since been superseded by the UXGA resolution though to cater to those mobile phones that have a 2.0 megapixel camera picture resolution.

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