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QR Code Data Capacity

QR Code Data Capacity

How much information can a QR code have ?

QR codes are like balloons, They get bigger as you put more information in them and like balloons they do have a data volume limit. Other factors determining the size of a QR code are the selection of error correction as well as the type of data encoding that is used. The table below shows exactly how much information can be put into a specific type of QR code.

 

Version

Modules

Error Correction

Data bits

Numeric

Alphanumeric

Binary

1

21x21

L

152

41

25

17

M

128

34

20

14

Q

104

27

16

11

H

72

17

10

7

2

25x25

L

272

77

47

32

M

224

63

38

26

Q

176

48

29

20

H

128

34

20

14

3

29x29

L

440

127

77

53

M

352

101

61

42

Q

272

77

47

32

H

208

58

35

24

4

33x33

L

640

187

114

78

M

512

149

90

62

Q

384

111

67

46

H

288

82

50

34

5

37x37

L

864

255

154

106

M

688

202

122

84

Q

496

144

87

60

H

368

106

64

44

6

41x41

L

1.088

322

195

134

M

864

255

154

106

Q

608

178

108

74

H

480

139

84

58

7

45x45

L

1.248

370

224

154

M

992

293

178

122

Q

704

207

125

86

H

528

154

93

64

8

49x49

L

1.552

461

279

192

M

1.232

365

221

152

Q

880

259

157

108

H

688

202

122

84

9

53x53

L

1.856

552

335

230

M

1.456

432

262

180

Q

1.056

312

189

130

H

800

235

143

98

10

57x57

L

2.192

652

395

271

M

1.728

513

311

213

Q

1.232

364

221

151

H

976

288

174

119

11

61x61

L

2.592

772

468

321

M

2.032

604

366

251

Q

1.440

427

259

177

H

1.120

331

200

137

12

65x65

L

2.960

883

535

367

M

2.320

691

419

287

Q

1.648

489

296

203

H

1.264

374

227

155

13

69x69

L

3,424

1,022

619

425

M

2.672

796

483

331

Q

1.952

580

352

241

H

1.440

427

259

177

14

73x73

L

3.688

1.101

667

458

M

2.920

871

528

362

Q

2.088

621

376

258

H

1.576

468

283

194

15

77x77

L

4.184

1.250

758

520

M

3.320

991

600

412

Q

2.360

703

426

292

H

1.784

530

321

220

16

81x81

L

4.712

1.408

854

586

M

3.624

1.082

656

450

Q

2.600

775

470

322

H

2.024

602

365

250

17

85x85

L

5.176

1.548

938

644

M

4.056

1.212

734

504

Q

2.936

876

531

364

H

2.264

674

408

280

18

89x89

L

5.768

1.725

1.046

718

M

4.504

1.346

816

560

Q

3.176

948

574

394

H

2.504

746

452

310

19

93x93

L

6.360

1.903

1.153

792

M

5.016

1.500

909

624

Q

3.560

1.063

644

442

H

2.728

813

493

338

20

97x97

L

6.888

2.061

1.249

858

M

5.352

1.600

970

666

Q

3.880

1.159

702

482

H

3.080

919

557

382

21

101x101

L

7.456

2.232

1.352

929

M

5.712

1.708

1.035

711

Q

4.096

1.224

742

509

H

3.248

969

587

403

22

105x105

L

8.048

2.409

1.460

1.003

M

6.256

1.872

1.134

779

Q

4.544

1.358

823

565

H

3.536

1.056

640

439

23

109x109

L

8.752

2.620

1.588

1.091

M

6.880

2.059

1.248

857

Q

4.912

1.468

890

611

H

3.712

1.108

672

461

24

113x113

L

9.392

2.812

1.704

1.171

M

7.312

2.188

1.326

911

Q

5.312

1.588

963

661

H

4.112

1.228

744

511

25

117x117

L

10.208

3.057

1.853

1.273

M

8.000

2.395

1.451

997

Q

5.744

1.718

1.041

715

H

4.304

1.286

779

535

26

121x121

L

10.960

3.283

1.990

1.367

M

8.496

2.544

1.542

1.,059

Q

6.032

1.804

1.094

751

H

4.768

1.425

864

593

27

125x125

L

11.744

3.514

2.132

1.465

M

9.024

2.701

1.637

1,125

Q

6.464

1.933

1.172

805

H

5.024

1.501

910

625

28

129x129

L

12.248

3.669

2.223

1,528

M

9.544

2.857

1.732

1.190

Q

6.968

2.085

1.263

868

H

5.288

1.581

958

658

29

133x133

L

13.048

3.909

2.369

1.628

M

10.136

3.035

1.839

1.264

Q

7.288

2.181

1.322

908

H

5.608

1.677

1.016

698

30

137x137

L

13.880

4.158

2.520

1,732

M

10.984

3.289

1.994

1.370

Q

7.880

2.358

1.429

982

H

5.960

1.782

1.080

742

31

141x141

L

14.744

4.417

2.677

1.840

M

11.640

3.486

2.113

1.452

Q

8.264

2.473

1.499

1.030

H

6.344

1.897

1.150

790

32

145x145

L

15.640

4.686

2.840

1,952

M

12.328

3.693

2.238

1.538

Q

8.920

2.670

1.618

1.112

H

6.760

2.022

1.226

842

33

149x149

L

16.568

4.965

3.009

2.068

M

13.048

3.909

2.369

1.628

Q

9.368

2.805

1.700

1.168

H

7.208

2.157

1.307

898

34

153x153

L

17.528

5.253

3.183

2.188

M

13.800

4.134

2.506

1,722

Q

9.848

2.949

1.787

1,228

H

7.688

2.301

1.394

958

35

157x157

L

18.448

5.529

3.351

2.303

M

14.496

4.343

2.632

1.809

Q

10.288

3.081

1.867

1.283

H

7,888

2.361

1.431

983

36

161x161

L

19.472

5.836

3.537

2.431

M

15.312

4.588

2.780

1.911

Q

10.832

3.244

1.966

1.351

H

8.432

2.524

1.530

1.051

37

165x165

L

20.528

6.153

3.729

2.563

M

15.936

4.775

2.894

1.989

Q

11.408

3.417

2.071

1.423

H

8.768

2.625

1.591

1.093

38

169x169

L

21.616

6.479

3.927

2.699

M

16.816

5.039

3.054

2.099

Q

12.016

3.599

2.181

1.499

H

9.136

2.735

1.658

1,139

39

173x173

L

22.496

6.743

4.087

2.809

M

17.728

5.313

3.220

2.213

Q

12.656

3.791

2.298

1.579

H

9.776

2,927

1.774

1.219

40

177x177

L

23.648

7.089

4.296

2.953

M

18.672

5.596

3.391

2,331

Q

13.328

3.993

2,420

1.663

H

10.208

3,057

1.852

1.273

 

QR Code Data Types

QR Code Data Types

  • Numeric (Only numeric)
  • Alphanumeric (Captial ASCII letters and numbers)
  • Binary (Bytes - Hexidecimal)
QR Code Error Correction

QR Code Error Correction

  • Type "L" (7% Loss recovery possible)
  • Type "M" (15% Loss recovery possible)
  • Type "Q" (25% Loss recovery possible)
  • Type "H" (30% Loss recovery possible)

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