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You want to have particularly smooth and fluid image movements on your smartphone when scrolling and gaming? Then you need a device with 120 Hz. We will show you the best mobile phones currently available with a high refresh rate.

A smartphone with 120 Hz displays 120 images per second and the more images a mobile phone displays, the smoother movements look. Gamers especially appreciate this. Conversely, the following applies: the fewer there are, the more jerky the image change appears. You can best see this when you scroll up and down on your device.

In many devices, however, a 60 Hz panel is still used. The screens are not bad, but if you want a particularly smooth display, you can use a smartphone with 120 Hz. We show you which current devices support this high refresh rate and also have a few models with 90 Hz displays in the extended ones Circle added.

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Samsung Galaxy S20 – a display that convinces

The Galaxy S20 offers everything that makes the 120 Hz heart beat faster(© 2020 Samsung)

Hardly any other smartphone has such a smooth curve when scrolling and such crisp images as the Galaxy S20 and its 6.2-inch AMOLED display. Although the resolution is reduced to 2400 x 1080 pixels at 120 Hz, this is hardly noticeable in practice. Samsung’s flagship scores with its high refresh rate, especially when gaming and when displaying animations. The Galaxy S20 Plus and the Galaxy S20 Ultra can also handle 120 Hz.

  • Display: 6.2-inch AMOLED display with 120 Hz
  • Resolution: 120 Hz: Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels), 60 Hz: WQHD + (3088 x 1440 pixels)
  • Price: from 876 euros

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra – the XL display

The display is also very stable in terms of viewing angles.(© 2020 CURVED)

If you want to enjoy 120 Hz on a particularly large display, you should reach for the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. The OLED screen measures 6.9 inches and delivers sharp images and crisp colors with Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels). In 60 Hz mode, the flagship even offers a resolution in WQHD + (3088 x 1440 pixels).

In our test, editor Christoph was initially annoyed about the lower resolution in 120 Hz mode, but quickly realized that there was hardly any difference. On the other hand, he felt the refresh rate of 120, which is why he preferred this option.

  • Display: 6.9-inch OLED display with 120 Hz
  • Resolution: 120 Hz: Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels), 60 Hz: WQHD + (3088 x 1440 pixels)
  • Price: from 1266 euros

Samsung Galaxy S20 FE – mobile phone for fans

The Galaxy S20 FE offers beautiful and clean movements at 120 Hz(© 2020 CURVED)

In addition to the Galaxy S20 and the Note 20 Ultra, the Fan Edition also has a 120 Hz display. Samsung uses a 6.5-inch Super AMOLED screen with a resolution of 2,400 x 1,080 pixels for the Galaxy S20 FE.

The result is impressive: a crisp, sharp image with very beautiful colors and a white that is really white. The movements when scrolling and gaming are nice and soft and leave nothing to be desired.

  • Display: 6.5-inch AMOLED display with 120 Hz, support for HDR10 +
  • Resolution: Full HD + (2,400 x 1,080 pixels)
  • Price: from 730 euros

Xiaomi Mi 10T Lite – good middle class

The display stands out primarily thanks to its narrow bezels(© 2020 CURVED)

Xiaomi relies on an LC display for its entire Mi-10T series and does without OLED. The devices have a high refresh rate for this. With the Mi 10T Lite, it is 120 Hz that the screen reproduces. This ensures nice, fluid movements. Once again, Xiaomi delivers top technology at a very affordable price. And if that’s not enough, you can use the Mi 10T Pro with 144 Hz. More on that later.

  • Display: 6.67 inch LC display with 120 Hz
  • Resolution: Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels)
  • Price: from 260 euros

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Oppo Reno 4Z – alternative to Xiaomi

This is what the Oppo Reno 4Z looks like(© 2020 CURVED)

Another mid-range smartphone with 120 Hz is the Oppo Reno 4Z. This is also an LC display, and in direct comparison to the Mi 10T Lite, no differences can be found in terms of sharpness and colors.

For people who work on a large 120 Hz monitor every day, the smooth and clean movements while scrolling may not be so obvious. But if you have a 60 Hz cell phone, the Oppo Reno 4Z is a good and affordable entry into the world of high frame rates.

  • Display: 6.57-inch LC display with 120 Hz
  • Resolution: Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels)
  • Price: 369 euros

Special mention:

Google Pixel 5 – 90 Hz that convince

The Google Pixel 5 also offers clean movements with “only” 90 Hz(© 2020 CURVED)

The Google Pixel 5 “only” has a 90 Hz display, but it still deserves a special mention. The 6.0-inch screen also offers a very smooth display and provides a clear increase over the common 60 Hz of most smartphones.

  • Display: 6-inch AMOLED display with 90 Hz
  • Resolution: Full HD + (2340 x 1080 pixels)
  • Price: 613 euros

Xiaomi Mi 10 – AMOLED display with 90 Hz

The OLED display ensures strong colors(© 2020 CURVED magazine)

With its 6.67-inch screen, the Xiaomi Mi 10 is pleasantly large, unlike the Mi 10T Lite, you even get an AMOLED display. In comparison, the Mi 10 only has a refresh rate of 90 Hz, but the movements seem much more fluid than that of a 60 Hz panel. Strong colors and a good contrast are included. Thanks to the built-in Snapdragon 865, the performance when gaming and streaming videos is also good.

  • Display: 6.67 ” 90 Hz AMOLED display
  • Resolution: Full HD + (2340 x 1080 pixels)
  • Price: from 699 euros

Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro – for those who want more

The 144 Hz can be seen

If you want a high-end device at a low price, you should take a look at the Xiaomi Mi 10T Pro. It has a 6.67 inch LC display with 144 Hz. The refresh rate takes fluid movements to a new level. Practical: To save the battery, the Xiaomi device automatically switches the high refresh rate down when it is not needed.

  • Display: 6.67 inch LC display with 14 Hz
  • Resolution: Full HD + (2400 x 1080 pixels)
  • Price: from approx. 600 euros

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