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Sensamic

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I’m on the fence between the 15 and the S23. I’m coming for a 12 which up until now I haven’t been bothered by the 60Hz screen but with all the new phones having 120Hz and looking so much modern and nicer I’m debating going with the S23 (cheaper than a 15 Pro).

If I’m going to keep the phone for 3/4 years I think 120Hz is needed, but I would miss FaceID A LOT.
 

krebphone

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It’s really not a big deal imo. Yeah it looks slick, animations are smoother, but it’s just eye candy. I adjusted back to 60hz in 10min and don't give it a second thought.

It’s a bigger difference on the iPad, really night and day experience in scrolling there.
 
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MM301

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I went from 14 to 15 Pro and the 120 hz, in my opinion, is not a huge deal. It’s nice but not something I’ve noticed beyond first couple of minutes. Maybe once I experience for a while, going back to 60 would be noticeable. I don’t know.

The 60 hz was always implemented well with the OS and animations.
 

MayfairMissy

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If you are someone who flips through your photos library quickly to find something I think having the high refresh rate is a big big deal. I'm on a promotion display since the 13 pro (max) and have always been in the camp of "it probably doesn't matter that much". But last week I had to use an iPhone with 60Hz for a few days again and it drove me mad. Scrolling through instagram, news articles and photos was horrible compared to 120Hz.
 
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blairh

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I’m on the fence between the 15 and the S23. I’m coming for a 12 which up until now I haven’t been bothered by the 60Hz screen but with all the new phones having 120Hz and looking so much modern and nicer I’m debating going with the S23 (cheaper than a 15 Pro).

If I’m going to keep the phone for 3/4 years I think 120Hz is needed, but I would miss FaceID A LOT.
I've been using ProMotion on my iPad Pro since 2018. And I've used it on iPhones previously too.

I cannot see ProMotion. I use corrective lenses. I'm relatively young. My eyes simply cannot see the difference.

I feel this is a very personal thing. Some people insist it makes a huge difference. Others like me say it's a non-factor.

Whether it's an issue for you is entirely up to you. I miss the always-on display from my 14 Pro. ProMotion is irrelevant to me.
 
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MayfairMissy

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Another thing you could consider is getting a 13 pro or 14 pro. They are still fabulous phones.
 

drew0020

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60hz looks slow and choppy. It’s a no go for me. I wanted a MacBook Air, but not with that choppy screen. Oh well…
 

PegasusTenma

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you know how everyone prioritises certain aspects of a phone right? For example the second commenter said they don’t care.

For me, is absolutely essential. Is the main reason I switched to the pro models in the first place.
 

chrise2

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This is my first “pro” iPhone. I finally switched because of a few things. I really wanted camera zoom. I love the always on display after having it on my watch for a few years. The high refresh is nice, but not earth changing. Though I’ll probably get used to it and become a snob ;)
 

Sensamic

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For me the problem with the 15 Pro was battery life after seeing some reviews. I was considering buying it for the 120Hz and small body, but not with subpar battery life.
 
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