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Poll: Have you disabled your phone's high refresh rate?

Do you keep it enabled for a smooth experience or do you turn it off for the battery gains?

Published onOctober 13, 2021

OnePlus 9 Pro vs Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra displays on red background
Luke Pollack / Android Authority

High refresh rate phones have been available since 2017’s Razer Phone, but we really saw this tech take off in 2019. Fast-forward to 2021 and it’s pretty rare to see flagship phones without this tech. Even mid-rangers like the Redmi Note 10 Pro and OnePlus Nord series offer this option.

Got a phone with a high refresh rate screen? Well, we want to know whether you have a high refresh rate enabled or if you’ve turned it off in favor of the standard 60Hz rate. Give us your answer via the poll below.

Have you disabled your phone's high refresh rate?

11882 votes

Keeping the refresh rate at 90Hz or higher should enable a smoother experience, with scrolling and swiping through menus being more fluid. This can also be a benefit in games that support higher frame-rates. On the other hand, switching to the vanilla 60Hz rate generally yields battery life improvements.

Some phones also have a “dynamic” or “adaptive” refresh rate option, which automatically switches between lower and higher refresh rates based on content and other factors. You can vote “no” if your phone is currently set to this option.

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