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Galaxy S20, S20 + and S20 Ultra have been upgraded with 120Hz screens, providing a super smooth experience compared to traditional 60Hz screens. However, in return, the 120Hz screen will also consume a lot more battery. To find out how much battery drain 120Hz is, PhoneArena did a test.
The test was conducted on Galaxy S20 Ultra, with a super large 5,000 mAh battery. The test was only conducted at 1080p screen resolution, because Galaxy S20 Ultra does not currently support 120Hz and 1440p at the same time.
One thing to admit is that the 120Hz screen makes a noticeable difference when navigating around the main interface and browsing the web. The refresh rate of the frame also brings a big advantage for gamers, allowing them to react faster, but there are still many games that do not support 120Hz.
Having an experience you won’t see the difference is watching videos. YouTube and most other video platforms only support up to 60fps, so the 120Hz screen makes no difference.
PhoneArena also compares with some other high-end smartphones, and here are the results:
Galaxy S20 Ultra 60Hz: 12 hours 23 minutes.
Galaxy S20 Ultra 120hz: 10 hours 2 minutes.
Galaxy Note 10 Plus: 11 hours 37 minutes
Galaxy S10 Plus: 10 hours 33 minutes
iPhone 11 Pro Max: 12 hours 53 minutes
With the above test results, we can clearly see the difference between the battery life of the two modes 120Hz and 60Hz. The Galaxy S20 Ultra 60Hz has a battery life of up to 12 hours 23 minutes, an impressive figure. However, in 120Hz mode, the battery life was reduced by 2 hours and 20 minutes, which is less than 20%.
All of the choices between smooth experience or longer battery life depend on the user, and their usage needs.
Source : Genk