60Hz, 90Hz, or 120Hz Refresh Rate mean

What does 60Hz, 90Hz, or 120Hz Refresh Rate mean? Are they really differs?

Nowadays if we look into the smartphone or PC or Laptop market, we can see that improvements are happening very rapidly. I mean yes it is necessary but why this much. In early 21st when the technology is just arrived in the market, it took a long time to make such improvements and all but in the past few years, things are growing really fast. This is been totally another topic I will talk in another blog, but my point is, is the smartphone or such things market are getting saturated? I mean where things will get stopped? In previous years when I got my new phone in 2017, I even don’t know about what is Refresh Rate, maybe I am dumb 😄 But Yes I still use a 60Hz smartphone.

What is a Refresh Rate?

Refresh Rate vs Frame Rate:

90Hz Refresh Rate

Our displays are made of lots of pixels, and every pixel is responsible to display whatever is going on the phones. Don’t confuse refresh rate with the frame rate. The Refresh Rate is at which your screen refreshes its contents. It is directly connected to the display’s hardware. Where, on the other hand, the frame rate refers to the number of times a video or a game refreshes its frames. It is dependent on various factors like the display refresh rate, processor’s abilities, and the frame rate of the video file or the game itself.

As an example, let’s say you have a 120Hz display and you also have a game that produces 120 frames per second when this all conditions satisfied till it needs a good processor which have to capable to push required frames.

What difference will you notice between 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz?

A higher refresh rate like 90Hz or 120Hz means that more images are shown by every pixel in the same range of time, which means any movement between each frame seems smoother than the lower refresh rate. There are more frames in the higher refresh rates, so it reduces the gap between individual frames. While it is not something that you will notice by the conscious mind, most people can feel some difference between refresh rates. Also, more images mean changes resolve quicker — so your phone will feel more responsive, as it seems to react more quickly to your commands.

I have found a website where you can check in real-time what is the refresh rate of your device. here it is UFO Test: Refresh Rate. And this is a realtime Refresh rate simulation by  Aaron J. Radke which is really impressive and responsive.

So what do you need 60Hz, 90Hz, or 120Hz?

Honestly speaking in this modern market the competition between smartphones is really increasing, and so the competition category is being broad day by days. Refresh Rate is something that really effects you or you can feel difference if you are into gaming or same sort of things.

  1. If you are a normal smartphone user like only daily tasks, and also same for PC users or laptop users, no heavy application then please go for anyone between 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz. Yes, you are free to choose from.
  2. If you are a moderate user I mean to play games often, edit videos on laptop or PC, 90Hz is the best for these types of users.
  3. And if you are a pro gamer or edit videos in 4K or above or such kind of things that need a lot of CPU and GPU power always go for 120Hz or 144Hz or above to get a lag-free amazing experience.

List of Smartphones with 60Hz Refresh Rate Display (India) (Updated)

List of Smartphones with 90Hz Refresh Rate Display (India)

Laptop or PC monitors comes with 60Hz, 90Hz, 120Hz ( Coming Soon )


The competition is on and no one knows where this will end. Thanks for reading.

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