With technology advancements in every aspect, we now see high quality display panels on a smartphone which are not only highly accurate with colours and are super bright, but are also smooth. With smooth, we mean to say that the display now has a higher 120Hz refresh rate than the standard 60Hz. This means that the content on the display refreshes 120 times in a second which makes scrolling and other animations smoother.
Earlier, this technology was limited to phones on the higher end of the spectrum but today, 120Hz panels are common on mid-rangers and some budget offerings as well. So these are the top 5 phones including both flagships and mid-rangers, that support a 120Hz refresh rate display. In other words, even for those who are on a budget, can take advantage of 120Hz panels. Check out the top phones:
iPhone 14 Pro
Starting with iPhone 13 Pro series, Apple has been putting 120Hz displays on its Pro model iPhones. The iPhone 14 Pro which is last year’s model, has a 6.1-inch 120Hz panel. It has support for HDR, TruTone, and up to 2000 nits of peak HDR brightness. Other specs include company’s A16 Bionic chipset which promises improved overall performance.
iPhone 14 Pro packs a triple rear camera setup featuring a 48-megapixel primary camera, 12MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 12MP telephoto sensor. It sports a new TrueDepth 12MP front facing sensor.
The iPhone 14 Pro gets Bluetooth 5.3, Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, Ultra Wideband chip for spatial awareness and NFC with reader mode. Additionally, it equips stereo speakers as well and a lightning port for fast charging and IP68 water resistance. There’s support for wireless charging as well.
Samsung Galaxy S23+
The recently unveiled Galaxy S23+ from Samsung also has a 120Hz panel. It should have a 6.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x flat display with 2340 x 1080 pixels resolution. It supports an adaptive refresh rate up to 120Hz and touch sampling rate of up to 240Hz. The display also gets max brightness of up to 1750 nits. The Galaxy S23+ comes in 8GB + 256GB and 8GB + 512GB variants. It is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC.
Galaxy S23+ camera setup comprises of a 50MP primary wide camera with f/1.8 aperture, multi-directional PDAF and OIS. Then there’s a 10MP telephoto sensor with 3x Optical Zoom support, an f/3.4 aperture, OIS, PDAF and a 12MP ultra-wide sensor with an f/2.2 aperture and 120-degree FoV. It comes with a 12MP f/2.2 front-facing camera.
The Samsung S23+ will get a 4700mAh cell with 45W fast wired charging, 15W wireless charging, and reverse wireless charging. As for the software, the Galaxy S23+ will run on OneUI 5.1 based on Android 13 out of the box. Further, the S23 series will receive 4 major Android OS upgrades and 5 years of security updates.
Additional features include Dolby Atmos powered dual speakers and IP68 dust & water resistance. Connectivity options on the device include UWB support and Wi-Fi 6E, 5G, LTE, NFC, Bluetooth 5.3 and Wi-Fi Direct.
Realme 10 Pro+
The Realme 10 Pro+ is one of the mid-ranger which not only has a 120Hz display but is a curbed one. It gets 6.7-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution and offers 10-bit colour depth, 120Hz refresh rate, and 950 nits peak brightness. The device can cover 100% of the DCI-P3 colour gamut.
Under the hood, the Realme smartphone equips a Dimensity 1080 SoC, up to 12GB LPDDR4x RAM, and 256GB UFS 2.2 storage. For optics, it comes with a 108MP main camera alongside an 8MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 2MP macro sensor. On the front, it sports a 16MP shooter for selfies and video calls.
Next, it packs a 5000mAh battery with support for 67W fast wired charging. The smartphone runs on Android 13 based Realme UI 4.0 out of the box. Additional features include in-display fingerprint sensor and dual stereo speakers. Connectivity options include dual-band Wi-Fi, 5G, NFC, USB-C port and Bluetooth 5.1.
Redmi Note 12 Pro+
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz, 900 nits peak brightness, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support. The device is equipped with MediaTek Dimensity 1080 SoC under the hood, paired with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM. It comes with up to 256GB of UFS 2.2 storage.
The Redmi Note 12 Pro+ feature a triple camera setup with a 200-megapixel Samsung HPX f/1.65 primary camera, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 2-megapixel macro camera. The smartphone also has a 16-megapixel selfie camera. The Note 12 Pro+ packs a 5,000mAh battery and comes with 120W fast charging support.
Additional features include X-Axis Linear Haptics Motor, IR Blaster and dual stereo speakers. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, 5G, Bluetooth 5.2, 3.5mm headphone jack, GPS and NFC. The device runs on MIUI 13 based Android 12. There’s a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security.
Poco X5 Pro 5G
Unveiled earlier this week, the Poco X5 Pro 5G sports a 6.67-inch AMOLED display with an FHD+ resolution, a 120Hz refresh rate, 900 nits peak brightness, Dolby Vision and HDR10+ support. It also comes with 1920Hz PWM Dimming and Gorilla Glass 5 protection. There is a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security. It is powered by the Snapdragon 778G processor with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage.
The Poco device features triple rear cameras comprising of a 108MP Samsung HM2 main sensor, 8MP ultra-wide-angle lens, and a 2MP macro unit. There is a 16MP front-facing selfie snapper.
There is also a twelve-layer cooling system for heat dissipation. The Poco X5
Pro is backed by a 5,000mAh battery unit with support for 67W fast charging. It runs on MIUI 14-based Android 12 out of the box. Other features on the X5 Pro 5G include USB-C port, 3.5mm jack, WiFi-6, Bluetooth 5.2, X-Axis Linear Motor, stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos, hi-res audio and hi-res audio wireless.