Glossary definition of Quarter Video Graphics Array

Also known as: QVGA, Quarter VGA

QVGA (Quarter Video Graphics Array) is a standard for displays and cameras that measures 320 pixels wide by 240 pixels high. Although QVGA is generally only found on Series 80 handsets and some high-end Series 60 phones, it is a very modest resolution for a digital camera, and at a tiny 0.08 megapixels, QVGApicture quality-although better than CIF-wont be particularly good.

QVGA is however an excellent resolution to use for sending digital pictures via MMS or e-mail, as the image files will be small in bytes-saving on bandwidth-but easily big enough in pixels for enjoyable viewing on another handset.

An even smaller version of QVGA is QQVGA.