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Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge support Quick Charge 2.0 instead of Quick Charge 3.0

Posted: , by Alan F.

Samsung Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge support Quick Charge 2.0 instead of Quick Charge 3.0
With the Snapdragon 820 SoC powering the Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 edge in the U.S. and in China, those handsets could easily support Quick Charge 3.0, the latest version of the chipmaker's quick battery charging technology. After all, Quick Charge 3.0 will be found on the LG G5 which also will be carrying the Snapdragon 820 chipset. However, all of the other models of the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge are driven by Sammy's own Exynos 8890 SoC, which does not support Quick Charge.

To keep a balance between the Snapdragon 820 chipset powered models, and those featuring the Exynos 8890 SoC, Samsung decided that all of its new Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 edge phones would charge at the same speed as Quick Charge 2.0, regardless of which chipset is under the hood. That will still provide pretty fast charging times for each handset. And if you use the Fast Charge Qi Wireless charger, you will be refreshing your juicer at a faster rate than most.

Quick Charge 2.0 charges 75% faster than non Quick Charge handsets. In just 30-minutes, the 3900mAh battery on the Motorola DROID Turbo can be charged up to 60%. Quick Charge 3.0 charges up to 4 times faster. After 30 minutes using this feature, a 2750mAh battery went from 0% to 80% A non Quick Charge phone added just 12% over that same time period.

No one wants to wait hours for the battery on their smartphone to charge. Qualcomm's Quick Charge helps you get to your next destination on time, and with plenty of battery life. 



source: AndroidCentral

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posted on 12 Mar 2016, 21:30 15

1. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


QC2.0 is plenty fast enough.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 21:51 24

2. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 536; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


Agreed, but when QC3.0 is avaliable, that is something to consider when looking at phones.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 22:01 9

5. neela_akaash (Posts: 1157; Member since: 05 Aug 2014)


Mi 5 and G5 takes the lead in this Department...

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 04:37 3

27. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


ppl thanks to improoving technologies getting more and more impatient and more lazy

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 04:40 3

29. HugoBarraCyanogenmod (Posts: 1073; Member since: 06 Jul 2014)


every specs features like display size or resolution or camera megapixel or speakers quality, you can say enough.

But when it comes to battery life stuff like this, it's like the amount of our bank account, no one will say enough. We will continue demand for infinity, as best as they can offer.

This techieXP calling battery life stuff is enough, has showing his intelligence as dumb as someone who said it's enough for a small loan of a million dollar.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 11:12 1

41. Subie (Posts: 641; Member since: 01 Aug 2015)


Techie said nothing about battery life(amp hours). I'm sure he as well as everyone would like a phone to last longer per charge. He gave his opinion about Quick Charge 2.0. Also remember that quickly charging a battery is worse for it in the long run. Look it up.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 13:13 1

44. sissy246 (Posts: 806; Member since: 04 Mar 2015)


Not everyone is in a hurry in life.
Like others have,said QC is bad for your battery anyway. Some of us would rather are battery have longer life as in not having to replace it sooner, then it charging ten minutes faster.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:18

46. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 441; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Why is that @bambamboogy02?

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:52 16

16. choctawfootball (Posts: 26; Member since: 04 May 2015)


QC2.0 is not fast enough.

based upon your statement you would be saying a 3 inch screen on a smartphone is big enough.
or that a 720p resolution screen is good enough,
or that 16gb storage phone is good enough...or 128gb phone is big enough.
or that the original iphone was good enough.
or that 3g speeds are fast enough.
or a dvd player is good enough (no need for blu ray or 4k)
or maybe the invention of the black and white tv was good enough.
or maybe the original model T ford was good enough...
or maybe the invention of bronze was good enough (no need for iron).

come to think of it we don't need any of what I mention above.
we don't even need QC2.0 which you mention.
we don't need cell phones at all.

I would argue that QC3.0 is nowhere near fast enough.

p.s. QC is not just about being fast enough or not

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 03:39 1

23. ibend (Posts: 4253; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


above average can be called good enough..
even if its not the best for the moment, its still "good enough"

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 04:39 1

28. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


shut up ..u blabbing too much

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 04:37

26. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


even normal charge with 2A is well enough

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:19

47. Larry_ThaGr81 (Posts: 441; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Agreed @TechieXP1969 post 1 and @MSi_GS70.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:32

48. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


For once Techie has a point even if it's needlessly defending Galaxy S7. QC2.0 is fast enough. Even when I'm not using Turbocharger on my Moto X, a compatible QC2.0 charger charges it fast enough for me.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 21:57 12

3. devoTECH (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


Quick Charge 3.0 is designed to charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and to be 38 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0.

It should also be pointed out that the LG G5, even if it was to have Quick Charge 2.0, would charge more quickly given its smaller battery capacity in comparison to both S7 variations. However, that should also make the charge time on the LG G5 ridiculously fast with QC3.0 lol. Still won't be as fast as just swapping the battery on that same device though, given that they are including a spare battery and battery cradle once again. Choice is a beautiful thing though.

EDIT: LG G5 charges 83% in 30 minutes. That gets a thumbs up from me.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 22:08 1

6. w1000i (Posts: 71; Member since: 22 Jul 2015)


Even if it has small battery

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 22:20

8. devoTECH (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


Having a smaller battery doesn't directly mean poor battery life (ie. iPhone 6S Plus, 2750 mah, 9 hrs 11 mins vs iPhone 6 Plus, 2915 mah, 6 hrs 32 mins [phonearena battery tests]). Having been an owner of the 6 Plus and a current owner of the 6s plus, I have firsthand witnessed the battery life increase.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:36 1

15. zeeBomb (Posts: 1978; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


Where did you get 83%?

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 09:40

39. devoTECH (Posts: 11; Member since: 11 Mar 2016)


y4pctech, reddit, highonandroid, gizmotimes. It's everywhere lol. Whether it will live up to that standard is what I am waiting on.

Give me five days guys and I will be able to post URLs too.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 01:58

20. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


That's because of more efficient processor. G5 has a crap SD 820 which is a shame in terms of efficiency. Unlike Apple, Qualcomm just clocks their narrow cores higher to barely match up with Apple in terms of speed.

Guessing by how bad the S7 Sd 820 does in terms of battery life, G5 should be pretty pathetic.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 06:23 5

35. AbhiD (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


Hey jealous samsung troll, SD820 is way superior.
Beats Exynos in Graphics, Single core and is very close in Multi Core which IMO isn't that important now a days.
Also, Anandtech review of SD820 equipped S7/Edge clearly finds S7 and S7 Edge getting better battery results than S6 and much better battery results than what Phonearena posted.
While Gsmarena review of S7 Exynos finds battery life score as good only. Nothing great. 80 hrs score. And it worsens up very much with Always On Display enabled(mere 49 hrs)
So just shut up your unnecessary and useless rants. Trying to prove samsung superior in everything even when it is not !
And before you call me a samsung hater, for your kind info i own Note 4 and S4

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 09:08 1

38. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


LMAO. This is not about Samsung or LG. In fact, Samsung mobile division is a completely different company than Samsung LSI. Ice been studying processor architecture way before your daddy porked your mommy.

At least exynos s7 scores higher than s6. SD s7 scores lower than s6 LOL. I hate both the s7 and G5, as both suck so much ass, their teeth turn brown. But I'm not getting an SD 820 equipped phone by any means.

You can rant and brag about your SD benchmarks. But the exynos s7 beats the SD s7 by 30-40% in geekbench battery test. This is not a debate on which processor is faster (we can debate that later). It's about which is more efficient. And I have proof that exynos is.

Want proof?

http://www.phonearena.com/reviews/Samsung-Galaxy-S7-Edge-vs-Galaxy-S7_id4169

Read comment number 4. And since geekbench is processor intensive, it's pretty apparent that exynos is more efficient. Well, the exynos is s**t too, it's just that SD is worse.

I had plans to buy the mi5, but since the 820 is a dud, I won't be buying a phone till the 825 comes out.

About benchmarks I'll wait till a proper website tests both variants. SD 820 has a GPU boost clock, so benchmarks are useless as it will throttle in a minute to the regular clock. SD is 5% faster in single core, exynos is 20% faster in multi core.

But anyway, both are fast enough. For me only efficiency matters as android will run games like s**t anyway.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 12:03

42. AbhiD (Posts: 67; Member since: 06 Apr 2012)


These cheap comments on daddy, mommy shows your level.
Go and play kid, don't spend every single fuc*in minute here on PA. Grow up to be a nice man not a jerk like you are now.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 13:16 1

45. tyrionTheWise (unregistered)


Oh, who started the personal attacks! If you can't take a personal attack, don't put personal attacks in others.

Now go do some real study. And don't go around calling others fanboys if you can't stomach the reply.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 07:16 1

36. Macready (Posts: 906; Member since: 08 Dec 2014)


Not that inefficient according to Anandtech, where the SD820 equipped S7 Edge scores 10% longer Wifi browsing times than the 6S Plus. Obviously with a 31% larger battery capacity, but also pushing 34% more pixels and AMOLED, which for browsing tests usually scores a bit lower (higher for video or just looking at pictures, where APL is usually lower).

Meaning, ceteris paribus, they could be relatively close in terms of efficiency, or the SD820 could be even better in this area, unless we assume that Android + TW is the more efficient OS, a position hard to defend here.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 13:03

43. bigdawg23 (Posts: 446; Member since: 25 May 2011)


I quit looking at what a battery says because each of us have different set up.

I have a 6 Plus thar lasts easily though a day of heavy use.

Now my Note 4, doesnt come close, so quick charge is nice. My Note 4 is a work phone, so yesterday I unplugged. Connected to my home wifi and battery dropped to 89% with no use.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 22:55 3

10. nodes (Posts: 697; Member since: 06 Mar 2014)


damn, 83% in 30 mins?
i won't complain even if it has smaller battery if it charges this fast!

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 04:41

30. MSi_GS70 (unregistered)


destroying battery

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 21:58 5

4. Diezparda (Posts: 871; Member since: 23 Oct 2013)


Kinda disappointed, considering it's Samsung whose always push cutting edge technology. Still better than nothing and wait more than 2 hours till your phone fully charge.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:29 2

13. XaErO (Posts: 317; Member since: 25 Sep 2012)


S7 (3000 mAh) takes 90 and
S7 Edge (3600 mAh) takes 100 minutes to full charge !!
Referring to official Samsung website for this info ..

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 22:15 1

7. Skimshaddy (Posts: 33; Member since: 23 Feb 2016)


Isn't the S7 the fastest charge out of all smart phones even tho its 2.0?

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 22:23 1

9. TechieXP1969 (Posts: 9532; Member since: 25 Sep 2013)


I'm with you on that. My Note charges from 0 in 90 minutes tops. The S7 Edge I think is 99 minutes.

Having the choice of wireless charging is nice. Especially wireless fast charging that is equally as fast as using the adapter.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:35

14. bambamboogy02 (Posts: 536; Member since: 23 Jun 2012)


S6 I believe was 10 minutes quicker to charge.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 05:05

51. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


It also has a smaller battery, so no wonder.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 14:33 1

49. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 12503; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


Well it has to be with a terrible battery life.

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 22:59 2

11. Chuck007 (Posts: 1090; Member since: 02 Mar 2014)


I can swear you guys posted this already?

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:25

12. zeeBomb (Posts: 1978; Member since: 14 Aug 2014)


I think Samsung done that for the sake of overheating issues and the use of faulty third party chargers, even though quick charge 3.0 is more smarter and thus faster in every way.

If I were Samsung, s7 should have 2.0 and the edge 3.0...more $$$

posted on 12 Mar 2016, 23:56

17. Sidewinder (Posts: 422; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


And here, I have disable fast charging on my note 4 to add some more life to the battery. I usually charge my phone overnight, so quick charge isn't a necessity. As long as the phone is all topped up when I wake up I the morning, I'm all good with normal charging speeds. Will use fast charging in a time of emergency or when I'm hitting the road.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 05:07

52. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Why? With the wonderful ability of switching batteries, you can just throw in a new $10 battery if the old one is declining. Really hate that Samsung removed that feature.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 01:25

18. kevin91202 (Posts: 549; Member since: 08 Jun 2014)


The quicker you charge a battery, the sooner it will degrade. Slow and steady is the best way to charge any battery. That hasn't changed in more than a century.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 05:07

53. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


That's why replaceable batteries are a must on any phone. After two years the S7 hardware will still be great, but the battery will suck...

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 01:55

19. flavius22 (Posts: 155; Member since: 23 Aug 2015)


Nobody wants to wait.
Article written on my iphone 6s plus

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 03:36

22. ibend (Posts: 4253; Member since: 30 Sep 2014)


you write the article? o.O

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 03:14 3

21. Chris_c81 (Posts: 12; Member since: 31 Jan 2015)


I had the HTC ONE M8 before I upgraded this year to the S7E. The M8 was one of the first handsets to support QC2.0.

I used QC2.0 chargers with ithe for over a year. I have to say, I think it deteriorated the battery quicker then if I had used a normal charging technique. Last 6 months or so the battery on it would have erratic rates of discharge and the phone was just generally buggy. It could be just standard for a battery to start going towards the end of 24 months however, I'm suspicious of QC2.0.

I'm tempted to disable it on my S7E. But the convenience of it outweighs my suspicions and doubts.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 03:57 1

24. mixedfish (Posts: 1164; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


That is the price you pay, and exactly why I try to use slow chargers as much as possible. And the result of doing so for 2 years now is that my battery feels as strong as it was day 1.

posted on 14 Mar 2016, 03:10

50. tech2 (Posts: 3427; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Noob question but how do you disable quick charge ?

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 04:19

25. RuneMaster (Posts: 75; Member since: 31 May 2015)


Old news.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 05:46

31. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


A wonder to see Samsung lag a little bit behind the competition when it comes at packing the latest innovation in their flagship phone!

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 05:49

32. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


rhough i understand that packing the absolute latest tech causes a lot of cash, and with profits already getting thin... oh, well.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 05:49

33. Adreno (banned) (Posts: 755; Member since: 12 Mar 2016)


though i understand that packing the absolute latest tech causes a lot of cash, and with profits already getting thin... oh, well.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 05:56 1

34. bodzio1809 (Posts: 356; Member since: 28 Aug 2013)


I don't care about it. I already disabled fast charging in my S7E and I will try to charge it only with my laptop. I did it with my S3 and S5 (after few years battery life is still good). Battery life is so amazing in Exynos version of S7E that I don't want to loose it (fast charging probably decreases battery capacity faster) and I can even go out of home with 50% for a whole day.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 08:32 4

37. Boybawang (Posts: 97; Member since: 02 Jun 2013)


Don't worry guys, Samsung will support QC 3.0 with Galaxy S8! but will drop water resistance so that we have something to look for again with S9.

posted on 13 Mar 2016, 10:55

40. lallolu (Posts: 463; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)


That is so true. That was why they gave the s6 2550Mah and removed the IR from S7. If they add everything in a phone, then there will be nothing to upfrade in the next iteration except design. I guess S8 will have QC3.0 as you said and most likely the IR port will be back. For me, it is the only missing thing on the phone. Battery could be bigger though but I doubt samsung will make it bigger than 3000MAh so soom. May S9 will have a bigger battery than S7.

posted on 16 Mar 2016, 05:14

54. JumpinJackROMFlash (Posts: 450; Member since: 10 Dec 2014)


Yup, it's obvious all manufacturers do this but Samsung more than most. I guess S8 will have IR, USB-C and QC3.0, but lose water proofing (hopefully due to replaceable battery) and then S9 will remove the replaceable battery and get IP-certification.

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