- The Asus ROG Phone 3 has a hidden 160Hz mode.
- You can activate the mode using an ADB command.
- However, there aren’t many games and apps that are optimized for 144Hz or 160Hz.
The Asus ROG Phone 3 is on par with the Red Magic 5G and the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel as having the highest refresh rate on a smartphone, at 144Hz.
This high refresh rate means you can expect smoother animations as you navigate menus and play games. But what if even 144Hz isn’t enough for you? Or maybe you are just curious? Good, XDA Developers discovered that the ROG Phone 3 has a hidden option to enable a 160Hz refresh rate.
You will need to run the ADB command adb shell setprop debug.vendor.asus.fps.eng 1 to activate this new mode. Take note that you will then need to restart your phone, as the 160Hz option is available through the quick refresh rate tile or Settings> Display refresh rate.
Want to get back to normal? Then you will have to enter the command adb shell setprop debug.vendor.asus.fps.eng 0 and reset the phone to do this. Of course, these adjustments are made at your own risk.
Higher refresh rates result in power consumption and decreased performance on paper because the processor has to work harder to keep things running. The phone has a powerful Snapdragon 865 Plus processor, so it should maintain stability at 160Hz. However, our own David Imel noted in his review of the Asus ROG Phone 3 that the device had inconsistent endurance despite the 6000 mAh battery. So don’t expect the best battery life after switching to the 160Hz option.
Plus, there aren’t many games and apps that support 144Hz refresh rates, let alone 160Hz. Still, it’s really interesting to see this option on a smartphone, even if it does. is hidden.
Source: Android Authority