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Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can charge from "0 to 50 in 30"

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One of Samsung's major focuses with its devices has been in getting them to charge faster, and for good reason: battery life is the single biggest issue that customers have with modern smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may have an extra large battery to go with its extra large screen, but it will charge extremely fast.

According to Samsung, the device will charge from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes; so, from "0 to 50 in 30". That is quite impressive given that the Note 4 packs a 3220mAh battery pack. For comparison, the Note 3 needed 55 minutes to reach 50% charge. Samsung didn't get into the specifics of how it was able to get the charging to speed up so much, but we can hazard a guess. 

Part of the work is done by the processor itself. With the Snapdragon 800, Qualcomm added fast charging to the chip, which made it... well, faster to charge, obviously. Undoubtedly, Samsung has tweaked its own Exynos processor to do the same. Beyond that, it is all about the charger. With the Note 3 and S5, Samsung upped the amperage of the charger that came in the box to 2 amps, and we may see that increased a bit more with the Note 4. 

We'll try to get more info at the hands-on time, but otherwise, we'll be waiting until the Note 4 is released for answers. 

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posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:13 1

1. alextdarling (Posts: 21; Member since: 21 Sep 2013)


Oppo find 7 fast charge? Charges 75% in 30 Minutes, Come on Samsung, you can do better ;)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:16 18

4. tech2 (Posts: 3453; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Oppo find 7 also runs out of battery fast. Also, it has smaller battery.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:16 4

5. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


You want to balance out the ratio of speed/quality. Going to 75% in 30 minutes obviously can't be healthy for the battery in the long run and will dull its longevity.

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 04:01

19. likemysl (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


An external battery called ultrapak can do much faster than oppo and N4. Guess phone makers have to compromise speed for reliability and safety. But battery maker do not have to

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:15 5

2. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)


Yeah, Fast charge = Fast Drain

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:17 10

6. tech2 (Posts: 3453; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Ofc you've spend $10 billion in R&D to come to that conclusion ?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:19 3

8. NexusPhan (Posts: 625; Member since: 11 Jul 2013)


You are correct. Fast drain that was proven to be completely false. Modern batteries are getting better and better at handling the quick charge cycles.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:53 1

15. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


I agree......no matter if technology is too far, but the fact is "single Action get double Reaction"

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 16:06 1

16. tech2 (Posts: 3453; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Wow.....Newton would've shot himself twice after reading this stupidity !

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:16

3. tiara6918 (Posts: 2036; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Looks like the battery life has only a slight bump in increase, they emphasized more on this fast charging instead

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:17 10

7. JMartin22 (Posts: 1969; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Capacity =/= quality. They've made software and display semi-conducting optimizations from the Note 3 to achieve better battery life.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:22

9. AnTuTu (Posts: 1580; Member since: 14 Oct 2012)


Wish you could have listened to the keynote bro :)

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:23

10. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


This is goood.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:26 1

11. ilayron8 (Posts: 22; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


G2 charges from 0 to 100 in 45mins.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:38

12. justsayit (Posts: 256; Member since: 09 May 2013)


really?

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 09:58

13. kbreeze415 (Posts: 22; Member since: 21 Jul 2012)


I haven't timed it but my G2 does seem to charge really fast. I'll have to test that out.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 11:20 2

14. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10456; Member since: 14 May 2012)


That's a lie. The G2 in my house takes about 90-100 minutes to charge. Quit spreading lies.

posted on 03 Sep 2014, 17:50

17. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Damn. That's really fast. Note 3 takes 2 hours to go to max, which means roughly an hour to go to 50. Nice!

posted on 04 Sep 2014, 03:59

18. likemysl (Posts: 2; Member since: 04 Sep 2014)


Why so paranoid. The ultrapak reported by phone-arena is 2-3times faster than note 4

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