Google Pixel 4Source: Daniel Bader / Android Central

One of the hallmark features of the Pixel 4 is its 90Hz display. Similar to what we've seen in phones from OnePlus and Razer, the 90Hz panel on the Pixel 4 makes everything on its screen look and feel ridiculously smooth.

It's a feature we're thrilled that Google included, but unlike other phones, the Pixel 4's 90Hz functionality comes with a few odd catches. Specifically, the 90Hz disengages when the brightness goes below 75%, and some apps like Google Maps are blacklisted from using the fast refresh rate at all.

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It is fairly easy to force the 90Hz functionality at all times using a toggle in the developer options, but doing so will eat away at your battery life. Taking a look through the AC forums, this is a route a lot of our members are taking.

Lobwedgephil

I have been using forced 90hz since Tuesday on the XL, battery life has been good. No idea the difference though, sorry.

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dtones39

I'm going to leave it on 90 and see how the battery fairs, too nice to have it off 80% if the time!

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qnet

I don't force 90Hz. I keep my display brightness pretty high (around 83%) and have read that keeps it at 90Hz more. I haven't had any issues and like the way it runs as is, without forcing it. I did force 90Hz to investigate something else, but that didn't solve an issue I had, and it ended up being something else.

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cporta

I forced 90hz on my XL and have not noticed any battery issues. Really impressed with the phone so far.

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What about you? Do you force the Pixel 4's 90Hz display to be on all the time?

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