With phones advancing every year with some great new tech, a new feature that started to get everyone’s attention starting last year, is the 90Hz refresh rate displays.
You might ask, what is 90hz. The refresh rate of the display determines how many times the display redraws the image on your screen. A 90Hz display redraws the image 90 times per second. The higher this number is, the smoother and better the image quality will be. A 60Hz screen which is seen on most devices, refreshes the display 60 times per second.
A 90Hz display was considered to be a flagship spec a couple of years ago, but today it is arriving in smartphones priced below the Rs 20,000 mark. Here are Top 5 smartphones you can buy that have a 90Hz refresh rate display and are priced under Rs 20,000.
Samsung Galaxy M32
Samsung Galaxy M32 is priced at Rs 14,999 for the 4GB of RAM and 64GB of storage variant. The 6GB RAM and 128GB of internal storage variant is priced at Rs 16,999. It will be available for purchase through Amazon, Samsung India online store, and other retail channels.
Samsung Galaxy M32 comes with a 6.4-inch FHD+ Super AMOLED Infinity-U display with a 90Hz refresh rate and High Brightness Mode of 800 nits. The device is powered by MediaTek’s Helio G80 chipset paired with 4/6GB RAM and 64/128GB storage which will be expandable via microSD.
In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy M32 sports a quad rear camera setup, with a 64-megapixel primary Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor, along with an 8-megapixel ultra-wide angle camera with f/2.2 aperture and two 2-megapixel depth and macro sensors. The phone has a 20-megapixel front camera for selfies and video calling.
The phone packs a 6,000mAh battery with 15W fast charging support. The phone delivers 130 hours of music playback, 40 hours of talk time and 25 hours of video playback. Samsung Galaxy M32 runs on Android 11 with OneUI on top on the software side. Galaxy M32 also comes with Dolby Atmos support while using earphones for a surround sound effect.
iQOO Z3 5G
Well higher is better when it comes to refresh rates. And that is why, iQOO Z3 5G exists in this list as it provides 120Hz refresh rate under Rs 20,000. This means the phone will feel even smoother than a device having a 90Hz panel.
iQOO Z3 5G comes in three variants – 6GB RAM and 128GB storage, 8GB RAM and 128GB storage and 8GB RAM and 256GB storage priced at Rs 19,990, Rs 20,990 and Rs 22,990 respectively. It comes in Ace Black and Cyber Blue colours.
The iQOO Z3 5G is loaded with a 6.58-inch full HD+ display with a screen resolution of 1080 x 2408 pixels and a 20:9 aspect ratio, 180Hz touch sampling rate, 120Hz refresh rate and HDR10+. The smartphone is powered by the Snapdragon 768G processor along with up to 8GB of RAM. In addition, the iQoo Z3 comes with up to 256GB of onboard storage.
iQoo Z3 runs on Android 11 with FunTouchOS 11.1 on top. The connectivity front supports 5G SA/NSA, Dual 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS/GLONASS, USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm audio jack.
The phone is loaded with a 4400mAh battery with 55W fast charging that can charge up to 50% in 19 minutes and 100% in less than an hour. For security, it sports a side-mounted fingerprint sensor and facial recognition support.
In terms of cameras, it comes with a triple-camera setup at the back panel with a 64-megapixel Samsung ISOCELL GW3 sensor, f/1.79 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera with f/2.2 aperture, and a 2-megapixel depth sensor with f/2.4 aperture. In addition, for selfies and video chats, the iQoo Z3 has a 16-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front with an f/2.0 aperture.
Lava Agni 5G
The smartphone is priced at Rs 19,999 in India for the sole 8GB + 128GB variant. As a part of a special offer, one can currently pre-book the smartphone from Lava’s Website for Rs 500 and can get the smartphone at Rs 17,999. The phone will go on sale via Amazon, Flipkart, and offline retailers starting November 18.
The Lava Agni 5G comes with a 6.78-inch full HD+ IPS LCD 2.5D curved display with 1080 × 2460 pixel resolution. Further, the display has 16M colour reproduction, and a 90Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the display has a pixel density of 396 pixels per inch (ppi) and Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
It is powered by the Dimensity 810 chipset which is coupled with Mali-G57 GPU. The phone has 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. Further, the storage is expandable up to 256GB via a dedicated microSD card slot.
The phone comes equipped with a quad camera setup. It comprises of a 64-megapixel primary sensor, a 5-megapixel wide angle sensor, a 2-megapixel macro sensor and a 2-megapixel depth sensor. In addition, there’s a 16MP front-facing camera for selfies with an f/2.0 lens. The phone packs a 5000mAh battery that has 30W fast charging support.
The Lava Agni 5G runs Android 11. The phone also has a side-mounted fingerprint sensor for security. It also has face recognition as well. In addition, the phone supports dual-SIM 5G, dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, GLONASS on the connectivity front. Additionally, the phone has a USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack as well.
Realme 8S 5G
The Realme 8s is priced at Rs 17,999 and Rs 19,999 for the 6GB + 128 GB and 8GB + 128GB variants. It comes available in Universal Blue and Purple colour options
Realme 8s sports a 6.5-inch display with a 90Hz refresh rate, 2400 X 1080 pixels resolution, 90.50 percent screen-to-body ratio. Under the hood, you will get a MediaTek Dimensity 810 chip which is a 5G processor. The SoC will be coupled with 6GB / 8GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The storage is expandable via a microSD card (up to 1TB) through a dedicated slot.
On the back, the triple camera setup consists of a 64MP primary sensor with an f/1.8 aperture. The other sensors are a 2MP B&W lens with f/2.4 aperture and a 2MP 4cm macro lens with f/2.4 aperture. On the front, there will be a 16MP snapper.
There is a 5000mAh battery juicing up the phone along with 33W dart fast charging. The phone runs Android 11 with Realme UI on top. It measures 162.5 X 74.8 X 8.5mm and weighs 191 grams.
Connectivity options include 5G, 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11ac, Bluetooth v5.1, GPS/ A-GPS, and a USB Type-C port. In addition, it comes with a side-mounted fingerprint scanner.
Redmi 10 Prime
The Redmi 10 Prime is priced at Rs 12,499 for the 4GB RAM with 64GB storage version. The 6GB RAM with 128GB storage version will cost you Rs 14,499. It comes in Astral White, Bifrost White, and Phantom Black colours.
Redmi 10 Prime comes with a 6.5-inch Full HD+ IPS LCD display with 2400 x 1080 pixels resolution. In addition, the display further comes with a 90Hz adaptive refresh rate, up to 400 nits brightness, Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection.
It is powered by a MediaTek Helio G88 processor and Mali G52 GPU. The processor will be coupled with up to 6GB RAM and 128GB internal storage. There is also be a microSD card slot for more storage in the phone.
The phone packs a quad rear camera system with an LED flash. There is a 50-megapixel primary sensor with f/1.8 aperture, LED flash. Then there is an 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens with f/2.2 aperture and two 2-megapixel sensors – a depth and a macro sensor with f/2.4 aperture. Further, on the front, the phone has an 8-megapixel selfie shooter with f/2.0 aperture housed in the punch-hole cutout in the display.
The device comes with a 6000mAh battery with support for 18W fast charging. There is also 9W reverse wired charging. It runs on MIUI 12.5 based on Android 11 OS.
Connectivity features include dual 4G VoLTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz + 5GHz), Bluetooth 5.1, GPS, USB Type-C and a 3.5mm audio jack. There is a side fingerprint sensor as well. The phone measures 161.95×75.57×9.56mm and weighs about 192 grams