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Q. How does the FPS of an app differ from the refresh rate of a screen?
The display on smartphones is usually locked to a refresh rate of 60 Hz, as in the standard refresh rate of the display remains 60 Hz and 60 frames per second. Though the standard is gradually shifting to 90 Hz and 120 Hz for display screens, most apps are still usually locked to 60 frames per second so that the Android smartphones experience no trouble in running all Android apps, as many applications fail to run when the rate is higher than 60 fps.
Q. Are developers working on ways to keep fps and refresh rates in sync?
Unlike in the case of software, development of apps is done taking into consideration the consistent FPS and refresh rate. They are engineered in sync with the standardized nature of smartphone screens. However, if an android app cannot run at 60 fps on a 60 Hz screen, it is a common practice for the developers to program it to drop to 30 fps so that users get a smooth and stutter free experience. With the changing times and the move to larger refresh rate screens, developers will have to take the help of APIs to keep them in sync. There are built in APIs for Android already meaning this transition will be smooth and easy.
Q. Is there is any fps or refresh rate parameter in development of an app?
The fps or refresh rate parameter in the development of apps is usually the same as the display of a smartphone. While earlier they would be locked at 30 Hz as older displays weren’t equipped for more, keeping it at 60 Hz is the norm. The refresh rate for phones has further grown from 60 Hz to 90 Hz and 120Hz. What higher refresh rate does is make the functioning of apps smoother and the same can be achieved in apps with the help of APIs.
Q. How much FPS or refresh rate is good enough for smoother app experience?
As mentioned earlier, 60Hz is the optimal fps or refresh rate for a smooth app experience because 90 Hz and 120 Hz is high end tech and not very useful as of now. The minimum parameter for the same is 30 Hz.
Q. Should buyers give in to fps and screen refresh rate hype? Who should and who should not?
No, the buyers must not give in to the fps and screen refresh rate hype, primarily because the app making industry currently languishes far behind. People who consume video content and are more into using gaming apps on mobile would find a higher refresh rate more conducive for their needs. However, most apps are locked at 60Hz despite the display having more capacity. Around five years from now, refresh rate will become an important factor with regard to app usage on smartphones.