The number of times a display refreshes its pixels is becoming increasingly important in modern smartphone reality. We all remember the arms race for resolution — a few years ago, resolution was king and every smartphone manufacturer aspired to get that 4K display going.
Well, now that we can all agree that anything above 1440p on a device under 7 inches is overkill, it’s time to move on to the next fashionable item in technology: the screen refresh rate. Now maybe I’m being a bit too harsh with these sarcastic comments – there are use cases for 4K smartphone displays and the same goes for high refresh rates.
Watching a native resolution 4K HDR movie on say a Sony Xperia 1 IV is bound to be a treat, but in most other cases phones will have to lower their screen resolution to save battery.
No 120Hz on iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Max
It’s absolutely the same with refresh rates – sometimes it’s a nice feature to have, but if you mainly use YouTube videos, social media, chat, etc., you might not see the difference (quite literally). That’s where LTPO displays come in – this technology allows smartphones to dynamically change the refresh rate depending on the scenario.
If you’re reading a static page of text, the refresh rate can be as low as 1 Hz (1 refresh per second), but once you interact with the screen, it jumps up to that buttery 120 Hz.
Some people love this technology and swear by it, others aren’t sold for the feature and put their money on better cameras, bigger batteries, etc. With the latest rumors that the next iPhone 14 series won’t have a high refresh rate display on the vanilla model (and the Max for that matter), we’re curious if this will influence your purchase decision.
So today’s poll is simple – would you like the . to buy? iPhone 14 if it doesn’t have a high refresh rate display? Vote and share your thoughts on this flickering topic in the comments below.