Phone screens 90 Hz, 120 Hz, 144 Hz | Complete list

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The refresh rate of a screen is expressed in Hertz (Hz). Whether it's on phone screens, tablets, computers or even televisions, the refresh rate indicates the number of images that are displayed every second. Understand that the higher the rate, the smoother and more pleasant your image will be to watch. So, better visual comfort, optimized gaming experience, multiple reasons push manufacturers today to opt for 90 Hz and 120 Hz screens.
Let's take a look at the different phones with 90 Hz, 120 Hz and 144 Hz screens thanks to this complete list! 📲

Is a good refresh rate on a phone screen important?

So it's hard to answer this question with a simple yes. The first question to ask yourself is: what do you use your smartphone for? If you only use it as a phone, then no, a good refresh rate will not help you!

On the other hand, if you are a gamer and you love playing games on your phone, then in this case, a high refresh rate will take all its flavour.
Going from a 60 Hz screen to a 120 Hz screen is quite bluffing, I must admit. A blatant example, when I switched (on my PC, for that matter) to a 144 Hz screen, well I'm not telling you about the FPS the number of headshots...! 😂 (and it has nothing to do with talent, it's just the screen that did it all).
In short, this technology is obviously more for gamers who want to enjoy a quality gaming experience.

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However, there is another parameter to take into account. Your 120 Hz screen can only perform well if it is accompanied by a worthy graphics chip . It is the balance between the two that will deliver outstanding performance.

Finally, you will note that in these lists, only Android devices appear, since at present, noiPhone screen exceeds 60 Hz...

Phones with 90 Hz screens: a good start

90 Hz displays are very, very suitable for mobile gaming. Basically, a 90 Hz screen has a 50% higher refresh rate than a 60 Hz screen. Thevisual experience is therefore much smoother. Most previous generation phones have 60 Hz screens. This is really a step up.

🔝 FYI: smartphones with a star next to their name in this list, are the ones in our selection of the best gaming phones! 🔝

Android smartphones with a 90 Hz screen
Asus ROG Phone
Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL
Honor X10
Honor 30 Lite
Huawei P40 Pro and P40 Pro+
Meizu 17 and 17 Pro
Motorola Edge and Edge+
Motorola Moto G 5G Plus
OnePlus 7T Pro, OnePlus 7 Pro
OnePlus 8, OnePlus North
Oppo Find X2 Neo
Oppo Reno Ace and Oppo Ace 2
Oppo Reno 3 Pro and Reno 4 Pro
Realme X2 Pro ⭐️
Realme X50 Pro 5G ⭐️
Realme 6, Realme 6s and Realme 6 Pro
Vivo X50 and X50 Pro
Xiaomi Mi 10 ⭐️ and Mi 10 Pro
Xiaomi Black Shark 3 ⭐️ and Black Shark 3 Pro
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 3

For the record, Epic games has partnered with One Plus to play Fortnite in 90 FPS on the One Plus 8 and One Plus 8 Pro.

Fortnite mobile 90 FPS

Phones with 120 Hz screens: must-haves for FPS and Battle Royale

120 Hz is starting to become the norm on new smartphones. It's the best that's available today, as mobile games are seriously starting to be optimised for 120fps display. Phones with this technology are generally high-end smartphones.

Android smartphones with 120 Hz screen
Asus ROG Phone 2 ⭐️
OnePlus 8 Pro ⭐️
Oppo Find X2 Pro
Oppo A92s
Razer Phone and Razer Phone 2
Realme X3 SuperZoom
Sharp Aquos R3
Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20 Ultra
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra
Vivo X50 Pro+
Xiaomi Mi 10 Pro Ultra
Xiaomi Redmi K30 Ultra

📂 A quick aside about the refresh rate of tablet screens:
So far, nothing crazy, there are quite low display frequencies, but it is slowly becoming interesting. As proof, in our guide to the best gaming tablets, we have selected theApple iPad 11 Pro , which is a little marvel of technology, with a 120 Hz screen. We also note the latest Samsung tablet (released at the end of August 2020): the Samsung Galaxy Tab S7, which also has a 120 Hz screen.

144 Hz display phones: luxury in full development

144Hz displays on mobile are rare on the market. For the moment, it's hard to judge their relevance as mobile games are not really optimised for it yet. But, there's no stopping technology, so you can be sure that in the near future, 144 Hz on mobile phone screens will be the new standard!

Android smartphones with a 144 Hz screen
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel
ZTE Nubia Red Magic 5G
ZTE Nubia Play 5G
Vivo Iqoo Neo 3
Vivo Iqoo Z1 5G

Which mobile games are optimised for 120 Hz screens?

Many mobile games are now optimised for a 120 Hz smartphone experience . Whether it's fighting games, RPGs or MMORPGs, racing games, RTS, MOBAs, adventure or strategy games, the list is long and it's not the object of this article. But to give you an idea, here is a small selection of 20 games optimised for 120 Hz screens*:

  • Final Fantasy Brave Exvius
  • Evoland
  • Minecraft Earth
  • Tekken mobile
  • Fire Emblem Heroes
  • Summoners War
  • Super Mario Run
  • Marvel Tournament of Champions
  • Arena of Valor
  • Vainglory
  • World of Tanks: Blitz
  • Dragon Ball Z Dokkan Battle
  • Hitman Go
  • Space Invaders
  • The Mighty Quest for Epic Loot
  • Simcity BuildIt
  • Plague Inc.
  • Sonic Dash 2
  • Temple Run 2
  • Pokémon Go

*Note that these games will not necessarily use 120Hz, but are compatible with 120Hz panel technologies and adaptive refresh.
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Smartphone screen refresh rate

To sum up, it is important to know that a high refresh rate will really be an asset for mobile gamers. For conventional use, let's be honest, a 90Hz or 120Hz screen is a technology that won't make a huge difference to everyday life.

Of course, we'll be sure to update this list as new smartphones are released. However, if a phone is not listed, it's not necessarily because its screen is below 90Hz, it might just be an oversight on our part 😉
Feel free to let us know in the comments, we'll be happy to update our information. 😊

Marjo Former editor-in-chief of JeuMobi and a real sniper of spelling mistakes. Very good audience, laughter is my fuel. Life is a game, isn't it!

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