Testing 90Hz on realme 6 and realme 6 Professional

Once we first acquired the realme 6 and realme 6 Professional, I used to be stunned. These two telephones marketed 90Hz refresh charge. They’ve a 90Hz display screen – and so they’re at a low value, too. Then, there have been allegations saying that realme has faux 90Hz display screen.

Since we’ve got each the realme 6 (review) and the realme 6 Pro (review) with us, we determined to check the 90Hz.

We needed to make use of a number of easier instruments to check the 90Hz refresh charge. There are some widely-used instruments just like the world-renowned UFO check and another Android-based app to inform us the refresh charge. Nonetheless, I personally don’t consider that the UFO check is appropriate for smartphones. So, we needed to discover different methods of testing.

How we examined the 90Hz refresh charge

So, since we’ve got each the realme 6 and the realme 6 Professional with us, we’ve got a number of totally different testing methodologies – however we determined that the Razer Cortex app is the best and best to make use of. And it’s free too – so you may strive it by yourself gadget no matter model.

With the Razer Cortex app, we are able to quantify the refresh charge of the show with out leading to our defective human notion. And the Razer Cortex app may sniff out any mumbo jumbo that the telephone is attempting to do.


The Razer Cortex app could be downloaded from the Google Play Retailer. Simply launch the app, head over to “analyzer” and scroll all the way in which to the underside. Allow the “frames per second” and we are able to immediately see the FPS meter on the high proper nook of the display screen.

So, we headed into the settings menu and inform the system to run in 90Hz at all times.

Check #1 – Chrome and Fb

The Razer Cortex’s FPS meter doesn’t change when utilizing Chrome or Fb. The FPS meter stays at 90FPS, which implies the system is certainly operating at 90Hz.

One of many predominant the reason why telephones have a excessive refresh charge these days is the power to scroll easily. Its usefulness is subjective but it surely’s good to know that commonly-used apps are operating at 90Hz. No foul play right here.

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Check #2 – Video games

There are numerous video games within the Google Play Retailer that helps 90Hz refresh charge. We tried lots of video games that we’ve got already licensed to run at 90Hz:

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Subway Surfers run solely at 60Hz. Why?

Let’s simply hold this brief. The entire video games are operating on 60FPS most even once we did go into the sport’s settings menu and alter it to 90Hz or unlocked FPS. Razer Cortex doesn’t lie – as a result of we’ve got cross-checked with different telephones (ASUS ROG Cellphone, Black Shark 3, Samsung Galaxy S20) which ran these video games at 90Hz.

We additionally tried launching these video games via Sport House in “competition mode” and nothing has modified.

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Temple Run 2 operating at 60Hz on the realme 6 and the realme 6 Professional, however immediately snaps to 120Hz on the Samsung Galaxy S20. Even the primary ROG Cellphone runs at 90Hz.

So why is it locking video games at 60Hz solely?

We inferred that the firmware immediately locks all the way down to 60Hz at any time when the telephone must do 3D graphic processing. That explains why all video games are locked at 60Hz however Chrome and Fb – which don’t require 3D graphic processing – run at 90Hz.

As for the query of why, we are able to’t pinpoint the rationale. Since our review of the Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra, we discovered that the VRMark benchmark is damaged – however the common body charge can inform us the chipset’s GPU efficiency in 3D rendering.

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So, we fired up VRMark and examined each the realme 6 and realme 6 Professional in 60Hz and 90Hz. The outcomes are astonishing – each these telephones can not even attain 60Hz within the benchmark. Maybe it’s as a result of each these telephones wouldn’t have the horsepower to run video games in 90Hz, proper?

What concerning the different telephones?

Since we reviewed the realme X2 Professional earlier than, we dug out our benchmark scores to confirm. We wouldn’t have the gadget with us now, so we’ve got to depend on our archive.

The realme X2 Professional has a Snapdragon 855+ chipset and 90Hz show. With such energy, there’s completely no motive to lock down video games at 60Hz, proper?

By taking a look at our knowledge, the realme X2 Professional remains to be locking all video games at 60Hz.

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And we additionally realized yet another factor – for the reason that realme UI relies on OPPO’s ColorOS, we found that the OPPO Discover X2 Professional, which has a Snapdragon 865 chipset with 90Hz show, additionally locks video games all the way down to 60Hz solely – together with Subway Surfers, as mentioned by The Adventures of Vesper.

Why is that this occurring?

Once more, we don’t know. It may be as a result of OPPO and realme simply straight up lock all video games at 60Hz as a result of there are nonetheless many video games that don’t help 90Hz or larger – like PUBG Cellular for instance.

For those who’re trying to purchase a smartphone, that is one thing that you must know. The spec sheet says “90Hz” however please perceive that the spec sheet shouldn’t be the entire story. On this case, it’s solely 90Hz in non-game apps and 60Hz for all video games.

You can allow 90Hz and use apps like Fb or Chrome with smoother scrolling – but it surely drops to 60Hz in all video games.

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