Which Smartphone Charges the Fastest? [Chart]

Which Smartphone Charges the Fastest? [Chart]

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An analysis of smartphone charging times comparing the Apple iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, LG G4, Motorola Droid Turbo, Google Nexus 6, Asus Zenfone 2, and HTC OnePlus 2 has been published by Tom's Guide.

Here's how the tests were performed:

To test each handset, we ran it down until it was powered off. Then, we charged each device back up to 5 percent. This put all of the phones on an even playing field, as some don't power down until the battery is completely dead and others cut out when there's still 3 percent or more battery remaining. Once each phone had reached 5-percent battery life, we plugged them in and started the clock. We then noted the charge of the battery at 5 minutes, 15 minutes and 30 minutes. Finally, we noted how long it took to charge the battery, first to 80 percent and then to 100 percent.

The Asus Zenfone 2 led the pack initially charging to 17% in 5 minutes, 32% in 15 minutes, and 53% in 30 minutes. Compare that to the iPhone at 6% in 5 minutes, 20% in 15 minutes, and 36% in 30 minutes.

Examining the time it takes to reach 80% and 100%, the Galaxy S6 comes out on top reaching 80% in 48 minutes and 100% charge in 1 hour and 22 minutes. The iPhone 6 comes in at the bottom of pack taking 1 hour and 15 minutes to reach 80% and a lengthy 2 hours and 35 minutes to reach 100%.

Considering that each phone has a different size battery, the site also calculated milliamps per minute to determine the fastest charging device.

The Zenfone 2 fared the best at the 15-minute mark, with a score of 64 milliamps per minute, and second place went to the Droid Turbo, with a score of 57.2. The Zenfone 2 also won at the 30 minute mark charging at 53 milliamps per minute followed by the Droid Turbo at 49.4. In the race to 100%, the Droid Turbo comes out on top charging at 36.45 milliamps per minute, while the LG G4 (31.25) and Galaxy S6 (31.1) came in second and third.

Check out a couple charts below or hit the link for the full report.

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Which Smartphone Charges the Fastest? [Chart]

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Stealther - August 26, 2015 at 5:10pm
Faster charging is a plus because the battery life of most smartphone sucks including iPhone. Faster charging may reduce the battery life but not significant enough to deter you from buying it. Anyway most people, including myself change a phone every year. I'm using an iPhone 6 plus and the battery life can't last a day do I have to constant charge the phone. If it could be charge faster that would definitely good. Maybe switch to Samsung S6
AMPY - August 26, 2015 at 9:53pm
I am the solution. I can be worn and I am being used to keep the phone going without using the electricity and rely on movement.
Chinky Chink - August 25, 2015 at 11:24pm
Fast charging phones are great for convenience but not so for longevity/reliability. And which of these phones you often take out the battery to reboot it or replace it?...that's right the ones that charges the fastest...the faster you charge a battery the lower its lifespan is.
Not so - August 26, 2015 at 2:36am
Not completely true. As long as the battery is not overheating during charging then it doesnt damage the battery. The battery charging is managed by the unit it is used in (phone/laptop). So its really depends on the software on the unit if it can manage faster/higher charging rates. As for longevity/reliability this is pretty much pre-determined from the battery's manufactory date. Most batteries have a life-span of about 3 years (regardless if been used or not) or about 500 charging cycles (1 cycle is 100% of charging, meaning e.g. 4 chargings of 25%, 5 of 20%, 10 of 10% and so on). In both cases the battery has dropped to about 80% of original capacity which is the general standard used by the industry for determining a battery as worn-out
iAmMe - August 26, 2015 at 4:37pm
@Not so - my iPhone 4S will be 4 yrs old in 3 months and i didn't notice any decline in battery life so I think charging time matters. For me, very slow trickle charging after 80% can help make the battery last longer.
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