Fast charging has improved at breakneck speed: this is the battle to charge the mobile in the shortest possible time

Fast charging has improved at breakneck speed: this is the battle to charge the mobile in the shortest possible time

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In a couple of years, fast mobile charging has multiplied its speed. What until recently were promises from the various manufacturers, now we have phones that can be charged in just over 10 minutes. And once you try it, it’s hard to go back. That of leaving the mobile charging all night may soon be a thing of the past. In the latest models from manufacturers such as Xiaomi or Realme it is already possible to have this fast charge, but the brands still have a lot to offer us.

Here we review the status of fast charging, which are the best phones in this regard and what times they promise us. A look at which fast charging technologies are coming soon and which ones are already available in real mobiles that any interested user can buy.

The mobiles with the fastest charge on the market

When we talk about charging, mobiles from Chinese manufacturers are the fastest. As happened with the megapixel war, the biggest brands like Apple, Samsung or Google have chosen not to scale their fast charging. On the contrary, manufacturers such as OPPO or Xiaomi have chosen to embrace fast charging and highlight the power figure as one of the striking features of their new mobiles.

At an intermediate point is Huawei, which in its flagship, the P50 Pro, offers up to 66W. Far above options like the Galaxy S22 Ultra with 45W or the iPhone 13 Pro Max with 27W. It so happens that Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei, already explained in mid-2020 that the company had fast charges of 100W and 200W within its reach, but that it chose not to offer them to take care of the mobile battery.

Something seems to have changed recently, because Huawei itself now defends 100W fast charges. It is the speed that it offers in one of its latest models, the Nova 9 Pro. A mobile that at the moment cannot be purchased in Spain.

He is not in our country either (nor is he expected), the mobile with the fastest charge on the market and the only one with 200W: the Vivo iQOO 10 Pro. This is a gaming mobile with a 4,700 mAh battery and an impressive fast charge. According to the company, the device can charge its battery to 100% in less than 10 minutes.

The battery of this Vivo mobile incorporates a new battery electrolyte and a new charging chip with a three-way charging nozzle to ensure the battery life is long enough. Vivo ensures that the battery remains above 80% capacity even if more than 1,600 charge cycles have passed.

Realme GT Neo 3

The mobile that is available in Spain, that from Xataka we have been able to test and that can be purchased for 699 euros is the Realme GT Neo 3 150W. In hand it is wonderful. Can completing the 4,500 mAh of the Realme GT Neo 3 in less than 15 minutes is worth seeing. It is one of those experiences that change the way you use your mobile. The usual thing is to put it on charge and forget about it, but we have reached a point where we can have a coffee and when we return we already have the mobile at 100% charge.

Then we leave you one table with the mobiles that today have the fastest charge. Some brands like Xiaomi have several flagships with an equally fast charge, in this case we have selected the most representative model.

Mobile

Fast charge

Vivo iQOO 10 Pro

200W

Realme GT Neo 3

150W

Xiaomi 12 Pro

120W

LITTLE F4 GT

120W

Honor Magic 4 Pro

100W

Huawei Nova 9 Pro

100W

Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2

90W

OPPO Find X5 Pro

80W

In a prominent position is the Honor Magic 4 Pro with its 100W fast charge. However, the most remarkable thing about that model is that it is not only through the cable, but the 100W is also offered with wireless charging.

Special case is that of OPPO. The SuperVOOC brand is one of the most representative of this technology for years. The Chinese manufacturer is one of the true benchmarks in this field and even its mid-range phones offer very high charging speeds.

Its flagship, the OPPO Find X5 Pro offers the third generation of SuperVOOC with 80W. However, in February 2022 they announced much more advanced technology. A fast charging technology that is yet to come.

Charging the mobile in less than 10 minutes is already possible (and will be common)

Fast charging technology has been with us for several years. Little by little it has been advancing and fortunately it is available for most brands. This is the case of Qualcomm, which already in July 2020 announced Quick Charge 5.0, with up to 100W and the ability to complete 50% of the battery of our mobiles in 5 minutes. A fast charging technology that could receive an update later this year.

OPPO is the company with the fastest charging technology announced, although it is not available at the moment. OPPO with its 240 W SuperVOOC promises to complete 4,500 mAh in 9 minutes. We still do not find this figure in any mobile, but it is expected that between the end of this year and the next we will see it in some high-end OPPO. Before we could receive the 150W SuperVOOC load, which promises to complete that same figure in 15 minutes. To get an idea, the Vivo iQOO 10 Pro and its 200 W complete the battery in 10 minutes.

Xiaomi

It was in May 2021 when Xiaomi announced its 200W fast charging system. Currently, the Chinese manufacturer allows to complete the 4,600 mAh of the Xiaomi 12 Pro in 18 minutes, with its 120 W system. Something similar allows the POCO F4 GT. but the load Xiaomi Hypercharge 200W promises to fill 4,000 mAh in 8 minutes.

The question that many users may ask is when will we see this Xiaomi system in a real mobile. And the answer is that it may be very soon. According to the latest rumours, the Xiaomi Mix 5 will debut this fall Xiaomi’s 200W charge.

The BBK Electronics group, which includes manufacturers such as OPPO, Realme, Vivo or OnePlus, shares its fast charging technology. That is why we see Vivo with 200W or Realme with its Ultradart technology 100W, 150W and soon 200W.

One of the companies that will soon show its cards is OnePlus. The new OnePlus 10T Pro is expected to add the technology 150W Warp Chargeto match what we have already seen with the Realme GT Neo 3. Currently the OnePlus 10 Pro stays at 80W.

Another company that can show its cards is Huawei. this september the arrival of the Huawei Mate 50 is expected and fast charging could be one of the highlights. At the moment no figures have been leaked, but Richard Yu’s promise that they had reached 200W may be true.

At a prominent level also wants to highlight Motorola. One of his executives revealed a future fast charge of 125W, for an upcoming flagship with the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor codenamed ‘Frontier’. Currently the Motorola Edge 30 Pro comes with 68W.

As we have done with mobiles, here we leave you with a comparison table with the latest fast charging technologies from the different manufacturers, along with the expected date and the charging times they promise.

Brand

Fast charge

Time

Availability

OPPO

240W SuperVOOC

4,500mAh in 9 minutes

Announced February 2022

Expected by the end of 2022

Xiaomi

Hypercharge 200W

4,000mAh in 8 minutes

Announced May 2021

Expected by the end of 2022 with the Xiaomi Mix 5

Live

200W

4,700mAh in 10 minutes

Available summer 2022 on the iQOO 10 Pro

Realme

UltraDart 150W

4,500mAh in 15 minutes

Available summer 2022 on GT Neo 3, 200W version coming soon

one plus

Warp Charge 150W

50% of 4,500 mAh in 5 minutes

Expected for summer 2022 with the OnePlus 10T Pro

Motorola

125W

Expected by the end of 2022 with the Motorola ‘Frontier’

Honor

100W

4,600mAh in 30 minutes

Available in February 2022 with the Honor Magic 4 Pro.
Also 100W wireless charging

huawei

100W

4,000mAh in 20 minutes

Available with the Nova 9 Pro

In October 2022, Huawei claimed that it already had a 200W charge

Qualcomm

Quick Charge 5.0 100W

4,500mAh in 15 minutes

Announced Summer 2020

We have been sacrificing longevity for fast charges in our batteries for years.  That is about to change

Fast charging has acquired a prominent importance over the years. The challenge is not only to increase the power, something relatively simple, but do so without excessively affecting battery life. Managing temperature is complicated. There is also the issue of compatibility with different chargers.

Faced with this, some Chinese manufacturers are betting on a universal fast charging system. A standard that already exists with Power Deliverywhose 3.1 specification allows to deliver energy of up to 240 W. As we can see, there is a lot of room for improvement so that the mobiles of the coming years offer even faster fast charges.

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