Full Wide Video Graphics Array
A resolution of 854 × 480 pixels.

FWVGA is an abbreviation for Full Wide Video Graphics Array which refers to a display resolution of 854 × 480 pixels. 854 × 480 is approximately the 16:9 aspect ratio of anamorphically "un-squeezed" NTSC DVD widescreen video and considered a "safe" resolution that does not crop any of the images. It is called Full WVGA to distinguish it from other, narrower WVGA resolutions which require cropping 16:9 aspect ratio high-definition video (i.e. it is full width, albeit with a considerable reduction in size).

The 854-pixel width is rounded up from 853.3:

480 × ​16⁄9 = ​7680⁄9 = 853​1⁄3.

Since a pixel must be a whole number, rounding up to 854 ensures inclusion of the entire image.

In 2010, mobile phones with FWVGA display resolution started to become more common. A list of mobile phones with FWVGA displays is available. In addition, the Wii U GamePad that comes with the Nintendo Wii U gaming console includes a 6.2-inch FWVGA display.

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  • Full Wide Video Graphics Array
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Last modified on May 29, 2020, 3:25 am
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