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User Guide on How to Change S20 Refresh Rate

Galaxy S20 refresh rate
Written by Hassan Abbas

Change S20 Refresh Rate: A display with a high refresh rate is one of the amazing features of Samsung’s new flagship, the Galaxy S20. The Galaxy S20+, Galaxy S20, and Galaxy S20 Ultra have AMOLED displays with a 120 Hz refresh rate. However, it’s the highest possible on smartphone displays right now. Also, some users fact that we can’t use a 120 Hz refresh rate at the maximum screen resolution.

Samsung isn’t saying why it made the choice to enable the high refresh rate only at up to Full HD+ screen resolution. We’re supposing it has to do with the fact that pushing high refresh rates at high resolutions can be quite taxing on a device’s GPU. Also, it affects battery life. And we have now learned that even at Full HD+, the Galaxy S20 can’t always stick to the 120 Hz refresh rate and will automatically switch to 60 Hz in some situations.

One of the highlights on the Galaxy S20 is the 120Hz refresh rate screen. The high refresh rate makes everyday interactions silky smooth. But the difference is quickly noticeable. The default refresh rate out of the box is 60Hz, but you can easily move to the 120Hz mode on your Galaxy S20.

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How to Modify the Galaxy S20’s refresh rate to 120Hz

Follow the steps carefully to modify the galaxy S20’s refresh rate to 120Hz:

Step 1:

Firstly, Open Settings from the home screen.

Step 2:

Click Display.

Step 3:

Click Motion smoothness.

Step 4:

Select a High refresh (120Hz) to switch to the 120Hz mode.

Step 5:

Press Apply to confirm the changes.

Samsung making the best displays on phones for several years now. However, with 120Hz mode, it’s taking things to a whole new level. It’s quite easy enough to modify the refresh rate on the Galaxy S20. But make sure that the 120Hz mode is battery-intensive. However, the Galaxy S20 has a 4,000mAh battery for that reason, and due to the screen is effectively refreshing twice as fast as normal, it uses more battery.

That said, my Galaxy S20 manages to last a day in 120Hz mode without any problems. Also, I’m routinely getting screen-on-time of over 5 hours over the day. However, if you’re viewing the heavy battery drain and feel like the phone will run out of power before the end of the day. You can always switch back to the regular 60Hz mode.

Conclusion:

Here’s all about ‘Change S20 Refresh Rate’. For further queries and questions let us know in the comment section below!

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Hassan Abbas

Tech enthusiast with too many items on his wish-list and not nearly enough money! Specializing in all things tech, with a slight Apple bent he has been writing for various blogs for the best part of (too many) years

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