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Our online glossary is here to help you make sense of the terminology used in the cell phone industry. It covers mobile technologies, such as 3G and 4G, and even includes a bit of information on smartphone operating systems and the companies that make the cell phones and other mobile technology devices we all use.

What is "megapixel"?

A megapixel equates to 1,000,000 pixels, and is often used to refer to the resolution of a photograph or camera. For example, a camera capable of shooting only VGA (640x480) resolution photos would be rated as .3 megapixel (640 x 480 = 307,200). Common resolutions for cameraphones are 1.3MP, 2MP, 3.2MP, and 5MP.

Also known as: "mp"

See Also: VGA

Referred to by: resolution

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