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This article collates information about standard MIDlet icon sizes from several Nokia documents and from the author's own experimentation.

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Created: awoywood (29 Apr 2009)
Last edited: hamishwillee (09 Aug 2013)

Official Information from Nokia

There are 2 Nokia documents that mention icon sizes:

These 2 document differ in some S60 icon sizes:

Manufacturer Series Screensize Icon Size

(According to JavaME Dev. Library)

Nokia series 30 16x16
Nokia series 40 128x128 16x16
Nokia series 40 128x160 24x24
Nokia series 40 208x208 46x46
Nokia series 40 240x320 46x48
Nokia S60 1st/2nd 176x208 42x29
Nokia S60 1st/2nd 352x416 76x76
Nokia S60 3rd 176x208 31x31
Nokia S60 3rd 208x176 37x37
Nokia S60 3rd 208x208 53x53 37x37 According to "Using Icons in MIDlets"
Nokia S60 3rd 320x240 48x48 52x52, 54x54 According to "Using Icons in MIDlets"
Nokia S60 3rd 240x320 48x48 53x53, 55x55 According to "Using Icons in MIDlets"
Nokia S60 3rd 352x416 64x64
Nokia S60 3rd 416x352 76x76
Nokia serie 80 64x50
Nokia serie 90 small 25x20
Nokia serie 90 medium/large 64x50

The difference in the latter two is not big; I checked in a N73 (S60 3rd, 240x320) and all 3 resolutions look good because the device does not scale the icon. But the difference in the "S60 3rd 208x208" is important and I don't have one of those models to test it.

I also found one KB article Archived:Oversize MIDlet icons shown extra small in S60 2nd Edition (Known Issue) that says a Nokia 6600 has a 29x29 icon size. According to the above mentioned docs, it should have a 42x29 icon size (S60 2nd, 176x208).

Information about individual models

In order to know real life information for each device, I started testing icon sizes in all Nokia I have access to. I encourage you to add your own findings to the table. Please, add your account name, so everybody can track who is saying what.

Please, note that some devices differ from their official icon size. Some devices scale the icon, so it will look bad if you don't use the right size. For instance, in a 5200, the official icon is 24x24, but 5200 scales the icon by duplicating some lines, so it will display bad. Only the 28x29 icon was displayed without any scaling.
Manufacturer Model Series Screensize Icon Size Source of information
Nokia 6600 S60 2nd 176x208 29x29 According to Archived:Oversize MIDlet icons shown extra small in S60 2nd Edition (Known Issue)
Nokia 3220 series 40 128x128 16x16 Tested in a real device by AWoywood
Nokia 5200 series 40 128x160 28x29 Tested in a real device by AWoywood
Nokia 5300 series 40 240x320 46x46 Tested in a real device by AWoywood
Nokia 5310b XpressMusic series 40 240x320 46x46 Tested in a real device by AWoywood
Nokia 6230b series 40 128x128 16x16 Tested in a real device by AWoywood
Nokia N70 S60 2nd 176x208 24x24 Tested in a real device by AWoywood
Nokia N73 S60 3rd 240x320 52x52 Tested in a real device by AWoywood
Nokia N90 S60 2nd 352x416 84x58 Tested in a real device by AWoywood
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