Watching a 4K HDR movie at native resolution on let’s say a Sony Xperia 1 IV is a treat, no doubt but in most other cases phones have to lower their screen resolution in order to conserve battery life. It’s absolutely the same with refresh rates – sometimes it’s a nice feature to have but if you’re mainly consuming YouTube videos, social media, chatting, etc. you might not see the difference (quite literally). That’s where LTPO displays come in – this tech allows smartphones to dynamically change refresh rate depending on the scenario.
In the world of current smartphones, the frequency of pixel refresh is becoming increasingly crucial. We all recall the resolution arms race from a few years ago, when resolution was king and every smartphone maker was racing to develop 4K displays. Now that we’ve all come to the conclusion that anything higher than 1440p on a smaller-than-7-inch tablet is overkill, it’s time to move on to the newest hot topic in technology: display refresh rate. I may be being overly harsh with my snarky remarks, but fast refresh rates and 4K smartphone displays both have their uses.
If you’re reading a static text page, the refresh rate might go as low as 1Hz (1 refresh per second), but as soon as you interact with the display it will jump up to that buttery-smooth 120Hz. Some people like this tech and swear by it, others aren’t sold on the feature and bet their money on better cameras, bigger batteries, etc. With the latest rumors that the next iPhone 14 series won’t feature a high refresh rate display on the vanilla model (and the Max for that matter), we’re curious to find whether or not this will influence your buying decision.
So, today’s poll is a simple one – would you buy the iPhone 14 if it doesn’t feature a high refresh rate display? Vote and share your thoughts on this flickering subject in the comments below.