Among all the attributes that we can find in our mobiles, the refresh rate is becoming more and more important. Just two years ago, finding a high refresh rate was sporadic in high-end smartphones, and somewhat non-existent in the mid-range. Now we see how a vast majority of devices offer refresh rates of 90 Hz, 120 Hz or more.
Manufacturers are giving it a lot of importance, as it improves the experience in navigation or in some games. Huawei mobiles with EMUI 11 have integrated a new way of managing this function, since apart from being a significant technical improvement, poorly managed can generate unnecessary energy expenditure. To avoid this, Huawei has integrated intelligent management of the refresh rate.
What is the refresh rate?
Before seeing how it works, it should be remembered that the so-called refresh rate is a quantity by which a screen updates the number of images per second it displays. It is divided into Hertz (Hz) to indicate how many times per second the images on the screen are updated. In this way, if a screen has a refresh rate of 120 Hz, it is updated 120 times per second , and the same occurs with rates of 90 or 60 Hz. The higher the refresh rate, the more fluid it is in navigating pages in which you have to do a lot of scrolling, or games in which a large number of characters appear on the screen, like real-time strategy games.
Manage the refresh rate in EMUI 11
All Huawei mobiles with EMUI 11 and a high refresh rate, integrate the new intelligent management of it. This list includes the P40 family from last year, the Mate 40 and other terminals that have not reached our market such as the Nova 8 Pro and that reaches 120 Hz. In general, there is a lot of ignorance about the use of this technology or when to use it at its best. To help with the task, Huawei offers three different modes in EMUI 11, which we can try until we find the one that best suits our needs.
Three modes to choose from
To be able to activate the smart refresh rate of EMUI 11, we must go to Settings / Display and Brightness and then tap on “Screen refresh rate”. Once done we will see the three options that we can select:
- Dynamic : allows the mobile to reach a maximum of 90 Hz to balance between screen smoothness and energy consumption.
- High : Updates up to 90 Hz for images without any problem, but consumes more battery.
- Standard : this is the way that energy saving prevails. Therefore limit the refresh rate to 60 Hz.
How do you know which one is the right one?
The truth is that there is no magic formula to know which is best for each user. Only the experience of testing the modes will be able to offer us an answer. However, if we play a lot we may want to have the maximum refresh rate, but it is true that the battery will suffer, so the Dynamic mode may be a better option. Users who only want the mobile for the basics, barely play and only enter social networks or messaging apps, may prefer to prime the battery and settle for the Standard mode.
However, there may even be the doubt of not knowing what refresh rate your mobile has. The truth is that it will take just a few seconds to know, since you can download a tool that provides this type of information such as “Screen info” , one of the most popular on Google Play.