The trend of higher refresh rate displays started with gaming laptops, and now the trend has indeed shifted over to smartphones. Since last year, more and more smartphone manufacturers have been on this train of high refresh rate, a feature that is here to stay in this industry. The beginning was with 90Hz, and then came 120Hz display smartphones. In fact, in 2021, most of the flagships feature a 120Hz refresh rate, and the iPhone 13 series, too, will come with this new hardware change. The next step that’s left is a 144Hz display, and these 144Hz screens are quite popular among gaming laptops. As of now, there are already a few devices that come with a 144Hz screen. This means that the content on the screen will refresh at the rate of 144 frames per second. This will make the user experience fluid when browsing through the smartphone.
As of now, no games support 144Hz. But that will not stop companies from pushing out new smartphones with 144Hz as the USP of the device. So, what are the devices that have a 144Hz panel? Let’s find out.
Here is the list of phones that support 144Hz refresh rate display
- Lenovo Legion Phone Duel
- Asus ROG Phone 3
- iQOO Neo 3 5G
- iQOO Z1 5G
- Nubia RedMagic 5G
- Nubia Play 5G
- Motorola Edge (2021)
- iQOO 8 Pro
- Asus ROG Phone 5s
- Motorola Edge 20
- Motorola Edge 20 Pro
- ZTE Nubia Red Magic 6R
- Nubia Z30 Pro
- ZTE Axon 30 Ultra 5G
These are the first 144Hz refresh rate displays that will soon swarm the smartphone industry. We can expect a 144Hz refresh rate display to be the norm for 2022 flagship devices for sure. Now, let’s look at the 144Hz refresh rate devices available to buy in 2021.
Lenovo Legion Phone Duel
Introducing the Legion series in the smartphone industry for the first time, Lenovo has tried to make its way back into the industry. It has been a long time since Lenovo launched a capable flagship-level phone, which might be the first step in the right direction for them. As far as specs are concerned, we get a 144Hz refresh rate display with a 270Hz touch sampling rate. There is also the Snapdragon 865+ chip inside the device, along with a dual 2500 mAh (5000 mAh) battery. Lenovo has also introduced an insane 90W charging tech to power up both batteries.
Asus ROG Phone 3
Asus’s gaming phone, “ROG Phone 3,” arrives with a 144Hz display of 16.74 cm (6.59 inch) and Full HD+ resolution. Camera units at the back are 64MP, 13MP, and 5MP, while on the front, we get a 24MP Unit. A massive 6000 mAh Lithium Polymer Battery to let you continue gaming for hours. It is packed with Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ (SM8250) chipset that is paired with cooling features so that your device stays cool.
Nubia RedMagic 5G Lite
The RedMagic 5G Lite, packed with Snapdragon 765G, is one of the most powerful gaming smartphones for gamers. The device rocks the gaming industry with its 6.65-inch 144Hz Full HD+ AMOLED panel. We get a 240Hz Touch Response Rate for a very touch-sensitive gaming trigger. There is a 5,100 mAh battery that comes with 18W fast charging.
iQOO Neo 3 5G
It is one of the best value-for-money smartphones out there in the market. iQOO is a relatively new contender in the smartphone industry, and already they have made quite the name for themselves as a sub-brand under Vivo. This 144Hz refresh rate smartphone was launched in China a couple of weeks ago and is expected to hit the worldwide markets soon.
It comes with a 6.57-inch FHD+ IPS display. Under the hood, there is a Snapdragon 865 chip along with LPDDR5 RAM of up to 12GB and internal storage of up to 256 GB(UFS 3.1). On paper, this is the best performance you can get on an Android smartphone right now. Powering it all up is a 4500 mAh battery with support for 44W fast charging. In the optics department, there is a triple camera setup at the back with a 48MP+8MP+2MP setup and a single 16MP shooter in the front. You also get a stereo speaker setup with this smartphone and Android 10 out of the box.
iQOO Z1 5G
This is like a cheaper alternative from iQOO for people who can’t afford the iQOO Neo 3, as it comes with similar specifications. You get a 6.67-inch FHD+ IPS display with a 144Hz refresh rate. You also get the latest flagship processor from MediaTek, the MediTek Dimensity 1000+. Internally, you get up to 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. In the camera depart, we get a similar 48MP+8MP+2MP setup in the back and a single 16MP shooter in the front. Powering it all is a 4500 mAh and support for 44W fast wired charging. This is the first phone ever that supports hardware playback support for the AV1 codec. With this iQOO device too, you get Android 10 out of the box.
Nubia RedMagic 5G
Nubia RedMagic devices are the smartphones that the company has to offer to the mobile gamers out there. The RedMagic 3 has a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a touch sampling rate of 300Hz. This makes the touch response on this device second to none. This is a gaming smartphone, so you get a Snapdragon 865, up to 16 GB of RAM, and 256 GB of internal storage. You also get a 4500 mAh battery with support for up to 55W fast wired charging. In the optics department, there is a triple camera setup at the back with a 64MP+8MP+2MP setup and a single 12MP shooter in the front. The USP of this device is a small cooling fan like we have in our PCs to help keep the device at an optimal temperature. It also has shoulder buttons, which makes gaming on this device a pleasing experience. This makes the device quite heavy and bulky, though at 218 grams.
Nubia Play 5G
This is a trimmed-down version of the previous Nubia device mentioned above. We get a 6.65-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 144Hz and a touch sampling rate of 240Hz. We have the mid-range Snapdragon 765G here with up to 8GB of RAM and 256 GB of internal storage. At the back, we get a quad-camera setup with 48MP + 8MP + 2MP + 2MP sensors, along with a 12MP shooter for selfies. The battery inside is huge at 5100 mAh, along with support for 30W fast wired charging. Here, too, we get shoulder buttons for some more than decent gaming sessions.