I've said this on a few occasions, panels with high refresh rates are the best thing that has happened to the world of smartphones long since. When using a device with 90Hz, 120Hz or 144Hz, it is difficult to go back to the traditional 60 Hz.
On this occasion, we have explored the current panorama to offer you an interesting selection. These are all mobile phones that hit the market in 2020 with a screen of 120 Hz or more. We will not stop there, we will also take a look at what is to come.
OnePlus 8 Pro and Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra are equipped with 120Hz panels.
The gaming smartphone has one of the highest refresh rates.
We are talking about a smartphone for gamers, hence its striking design. With aggressive lines and striking colors, it incorporates one 6,65-inch AMOLED screen, Full HD + resolution and an amazing 144Hz refresh rate. It is one of the fastest panels of the moment, we comment on it in its analysis.
Under its chassis, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. It is the most powerful processor of the North American company, produced in 7 nanometers and with four times more computing power than its predecessor. It is accompanied by versions from 8 GB and 12 GB of LPDDR5 RAM. This RedMagic 5G also incorporates a triple rear camera and a 4.500mAh battery.
Nubia Play 5G
The ZTE terminal arrives with a striking design.
It is another of ZTE's gaming terminals, unveiled just a few weeks ago. We find an identical screen, with AMOLED technology, 6,65 inches diagonal, Full HD + resolution and 144 Hz refresh rate. His brain is Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G, designed to work with demanding games.
You will find it in versions from 6GB and 8GB of RAM, 128GB and 256GB of internal memory. On the back, a total of 4 cameras, led by a 48 megapixel sensor. The Nubia device also has a 5.100mAh battery, with 30W fast charging.
Samsung Galaxy S20 family
The Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, one of the latest launches with 5G.
All members of the Samsung Galaxy S20 family come with AMOLED panels a 120 Hz. If you want to know them in detail you can read our analysis of Samsung Galaxy S20, Galaxy S20+ e Galaxy s20 ultra.
The latter is the most surprising that the Korean company unveiled in 2020, with a huge AMOLED screen that touches 7 inches, with Quad HD + resolution and 120 Hz. It's not a perfect device, but it has one of the best panels we've ever tested. Like its brothers, it incorporates the Exynos 990 manufactured by Samsung.
OnePlus 8 Pro
The OnePlus mobile comes with a large 120Hz panel.
Il OnePlus 8 Pro arrive with a huge 6,78 inch AMOLED screen, QHD + resolution and 120 Hz. Alongside OxygenOS, one of the fastest levels of customization, the sense of speed is constant. Unlike its predecessors, it incorporates a hole in the screen.
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Inside, the mighty Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, it is possible with the most demanding games and applications. You will have the choice between 8GB and 12GB of RAM. The OnePlus device also has 4 cameras on the back it's a battery from 4.510 mAh.
Really X3 SuperZoom
This is its spectacular 120Hz screen.
This Really X3 SuperZoom arrive with a 6,67-inch IPS screen, Full HD + resolution and 120 Hz. The high refresh rate, like the rest of the members of this selection, gives it a pleasant speed and fluidity.
Who is in charge of giving it life is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 +, a processor that has been on the market for a few months, but is still very solvent. You'll find it in 6GB, 8GB, and 12GB RAM, 64GB, 128GB, and up to 256GB of internal storage versions. The Chinese device also has 4 sensors on the back and a 4.200 mAh battery.
The Chinese device and its different colors.
The Chinese device comes in a 4G version and another with 5G. Both models are equipped with a 6,67-inch 120Hz LCD screen. Under the glass and aluminum chassis of the 4G model, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 730G, a processor designed to take advantage of games. The 5G version, on the other hand, comes with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G.
The Chinese company added 4 cameras on the back of these Redmi K30s: a 64 megapixel main sensor, an 8 megapixel wide angle, a 2 megapixel macro and a 2 megapixel sensor for portrait mode. Let's not forget, they also incorporate a 4.500 mAh battery.
OPPO Find X2 and X2 Pro
OPPO hit the table with its flagship.
We had the opportunity to review OPPO FIND X2 PRO not long ago and we came to a simple conclusion. It is the best device that the Chinese manufacturer presented and one of the most complete of the moment.
The OPPO terminal has one of the best screens we have tested, without a doubt. AMOLED technology, 6,7 inches, QHD + resolution and 120 Hz, it has everything to be spectacular. In my opinion the curvature of its sides prevents it from being perfect, but you can't give it more problems. Under its ceramic body, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865, which comes with 12GB of RAM. L' OPPO Find X2 it's a bit more modest, but still has the same panel and many of its specs.
Meizu 17 and 17 Pro
The best smartphone presented this year by the Chinese company.
Meizu is a company we don't talk about too much. Their presence outside Asia is not of great importance, but their Meizu 17s are good smartphones. Both the standard and the "pro" model have 6,6-inch AMOLED panels, Full HD + resolution and 120 Hz.
They are actually very similar, with Snapdragon 865's Qualcomm, a identical design it's a battery from 4.500 mAh. The differences are in the photographic section. Both feature a 64-megapixel main sensor, but the Meizu 17 Pro raises the bar with a 32-megapixel wide-angle, 8-megapixel telephoto lens, and ToF (Time of Flight) sensor.
Vivo X50 Pro+
The front of the Vivo X50 Pro is reminiscent of the OnePlus 8 Pro.
The Vivo terminal has been made official very recently, with a glass body and a front that recalls that of OnePlus 8 Pro. Its panel, with AMOLED technology, it reaches 6,56 inches along with Full HD + resolution and 120Hz soda.
It does not lack power, like many of the smartphones we have talked about, it incorporates the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865. This Vivo X50 Pro + comes in a single version with 8 GB of RAM and 256 GB of storage. On the back, a 50 megapixel main camera, a 13-megapixel wide-angle lens, a 13-megapixel telephoto lens and a 32-megapixel sensor for portrait mode.
Vivo iQOO Neo3 5G
The Vivo terminal has a hole in the screen and a frequency of 144 Hz.
This Vivo IQOO Neo 3 5G has a beautiful glass design and a 6,57-inch LCD panel and Full HD + resolution. The Chinese device comes with an impressive 144Hz refresh rate. Your brain is Qualcomm's most powerful processor, it Snapdragon 865. It promises four times more computing power than the previous model, as well as more efficient energy management.
On the back, a total of 3 cameras: a 48 megapixel main sensor and f / 1.79, an 8-megapixel wide-angle and a 2-megapixel macro sensor. In the small hole in its front, a 16 megapixel sensor. Its battery reaches 4.500 mAh of capacity along with a powerful one fast charge 44W.
And those who will come?
This rendering shows what the Huawei Mate 40 could look like.
We are in the middle of the year and there is still a lot to see. The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 it will be the next big terminal to see the light, its presentation could be on August 5th. Like last 2019, we would find a standard version and a "plus" model. Considering that all Galaxy S20s enjoy 120Hz panels, there is no reason to think that the Notes will be different.
Apple could get on the boat even at 120 Hz. It is too early to know, we must also keep in mind that the Californian company is usually quite cautious with new technologies, so anything can happen. According to rumors, the new iPhone 12 would incorporate the ProMotion technology we found in the iPad Pro. If all goes as we expect, we can enjoy panels ranging from 60Hz to 120Hz depending on how they are used.
Finally we have Google and Huawei. The best of the Chinese company so far, the Huawei P40 Pro+, remains at 90 Hz, but we expect the leap into the future Huawei Mate 40. There is also no clear information on the Google Pixel 5, we expected it to have the Snapdragon 865 and everything indicates that it will arrive with the 765. There are rumors that speak of a 120 Hz OLED panel, but they are all speculations.