In addition to the number of cameras, the number of megapixels or powerful processors, the screen is a key element of our mobile. Manufacturers like Samsung have focused on offering the best quality seen to date, where the refresh rate is more important than ever.
Offering a generously sized panel with an all-screen, high-resolution experience is no longer enough. High-end mobiles also boast technology and in order to say that their screen looks better than others, the refresh rate must come into play, which allows for a clearer display and that is present in the Galaxy S20.
Improved 120 Hz
The S20 family has a technology called Dynamic AMOLED, whose refresh rate rises from 60 Hz to 120 Hz for the first time. Although this technology was reserved until recently for other types of panels and focused mainly on the gaming world, we see it increasingly on high-end mobiles. Before we see how to activate it on the Galaxy S20, let’s understand a little better what we are talking about and why it is important (or not) to activate it.
What does it mean?
The so-called refresh rate, also known as Hz (Hertz), refers to the number of times a screen can update an image in 1 second. Many mobiles have a 60 Hz rate, however, the higher the refresh rate, the delay and the instability of the image are less and the response of the screen is faster. This is much more noticeable in movies, videos or games with a lot of movement.
The Galaxy S20 allows modifying the refresh rate, going from the traditional 60 Hz to 120 Hz. When activating it, we will notice more realistic animations, as we say, with great indecency in games or videos with a high rate of images or fast movements, for example in action movies.
How to activate it
In order to activate it we will have to go to the Settings menu and tap on the screen menu. Afterwards, we will touch on the “Fluidity of movements” option and then on “High refresh rate”. From that moment, the images will begin to be noticed in the new frequency of 120 H z. Where we can do the first test will be in web browsing, within a website that allows us to slide the scroll vertically, since we will perceive greater fluidity.
Before activating the 120 Hz refresh rate, we will have to know that the WQHD + resolution does not support this refresh rate . This means that if we change to this resolution, the refresh rate will automatically drop back to 60 Hz. Also keep in mind that the 120 Hz rate consumes a lot more battery, something that we should know, since if our goal is autonomy, we must re-activate 60 Hz.