Quick charge comparison shows Huawei's SuperCharge is the fastest, followed by OnePlus's Dash Charge
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One of the key aspects of a modern phone is support for quick charge technology. We are at a point now where most high-end devices include a form of quick charging, but there are multiple different implementations depending on the manufacturer.
Among the eight most common technologies are three more open standards:
- MediaTek Pump Express (Helios SoC)
- Qualcomm Quick Charge (Snapdragon SoC)
- USB Power Delivery
And five OEM specific designs:
- Apple Fast Charge
- Huawei SuperCharge
- Motorola Turbo Charge
- OnePlus Dash Charge (Based on Oppo’s VOOC)
- Samsung Adaptive Fast Charge
There is a degree of interoperability between several of these standards because of a shared heritage (e.g. Samsung Adaptive Smart Charge is based on Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0), or other similarities in implementation. OnePlus Dash Charge is an example of one with no compatibility due to how special circuitry in the charger handles the power delivery, rather than the phone itself. This helps to decrease phone temperature while charging.
An infographic put together by Hometop shows that Huawei Super Charge is the fastest at over 46 mAh per minute. OnePlus Dash Charge was the only other one to break the ‘40 mark’ with 41.25 mAh per minute. The generic Qualcomm Quick Charge, MediaTek Pump Express, and USB Power Delivery sit at the lower end of the scale. Apple Fast Charge was slowest at 21.73 mAh, but since it doesn’t come bundled with a fast charger a separately purchased charger was used and this could influence the results. Alternatively, the slower rate could have been a conscious decision because of the potential for better battery longevity.
The reliance on manufacturer specific technologies creates additional variables with phone models and battery capacities that can skew results but focusing on charge rate per minute gives a more accurate picture than just minutes from 0-100 percent.