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Top 10 phones with the fastest charging times: from zero to hero

0. phoneArena 07 Jul 2014, 08:28 posted on

Charging times vary considerably from one device to another, and, especially with the ever-growing battery capacities these days, it is important that manufacturers include a powerful charger in the box, and make the battery management electronics intelligent enough to let all that juice in as quick as possible, without affecting the overall charging cycles lifespan...

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posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:38 1

1. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Lumia and Xperia phones weren't tested or they weren't good enough ?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:39 5

3. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I think Xperia phones take quite some time to charge. Twice that of S5 if I remembered clearly.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:56 9

7. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Yeah I just found out:

Xperia Z2 takes 3 and half hours to charge.
Whereas, GS5 takes 2 hours to charge.

Really poor effort from Sony.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:12 3

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


Oh yeah that's horrible. I'll dump my Z2 immediately.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:21 4

25. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


lol....no need to be butthurt about it. Its not for the current owners but someone who is deciding between the two phones it is an important point to consider.

OEMs must realize just beefing up everything doesn't make their problems go away.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 12:45 4

26. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


It's true. It takes some time, but it only takes 2 hours to charge up till 90%.

This is the technique Sony uses to keep the Lithium battery life longer.

Lithium batteries are getting (yes I know it's veeeerry little) damage from full charing to 100% and by fully depleting it (smartphones with 0% always have a little bit juice in them).

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 13:05

27. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Any evidence to support that claim ?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 13:26 1

28. bur60 (Posts: 853; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


I read that somewhere long ago, also that site you provided, states that a full 100% charged li-ion battery discharges faster. This has something to do with the ion's in the battery, I don't know exactly how or what. But about the fully depleting, you can read about that @ the same site you provided. They have a topic about charging and discharging lithium batteries (sorry can't put links cuz i just registered.)

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 16:44 1

33. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10457; Member since: 14 May 2012)


It took me about 75 minutes to charge my S5. Idk if I had one that was on steroids but it was amazing.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 17:44

35. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


same here. Mine chargers in about an hour and a half. That is usually from 5%-10% though.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:38 2

2. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I prefer big batteries that last me for one or two days. I don't normally care about charging time since I just leave them to charge overnight.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:41 4

4. Iodine (Posts: 1349; Member since: 19 Jun 2014)


Hell, where is the iPhone ?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:56 27

8. hallihallo.87 (Posts: 30; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


In the trash can ;)

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 20:57

37. reckless562 (banned) (Posts: 1153; Member since: 09 Sep 2013)


You Just Won The Internet!!!! (:-D)

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:58 4

10. mrblah (Posts: 576; Member since: 22 Jan 2013)


I agree, the iPhone 5 I used to own was definitely the fastest charging smart phone I ever had. My S4 was the true "wall hugger".

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:56 3

16. superfans (Posts: 155; Member since: 30 Jul 2012)


iPhone 5 has lower battery capacity compared to s4 so it should charge faster than any other phones but agreed about the s4, mine drop dead faster than 4s i had.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:41 5

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


In my opinion, I think battery take less power to charge means less damage on battery.

I don't care about how much time it takes, because I charge my phone every night.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:57 7

9. tech2 (Posts: 3475; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Nope. That's incorrect. A phone with capacity of higher voltage will charge faster and it won't affect the battery life or phone in anyway.

http://batteryuniversity.com/learn/article/all_about_chargers

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 11:16 5

21. Augustine (Posts: 1043; Member since: 28 Sep 2013)


Do you realize that you provided a link to spare cell chargers? A phone's charging circuit is built into the device and the wall charger is nothing but a power adapter. The fact remains that a fast charge decreases the life span of batteries, which is probably longer than the time that people keep their phones.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 08:48 4

6. Vinayakn73 (Posts: 191; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)


With upcoming powerhungry octacore processors, Quad HD Displays and slapping new sensors on phone (You know what I mean) the most needed thing is higher capacity batteries. I can see the phones are getting upgrade in all the other factors except batteries.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:05 3

11. Duketytz (Posts: 534; Member since: 28 Nov 2013)


I'm guessing the research and development of battery is among the most expensive and cost ineffective among the various aspects of a phone which is why not much attention is paid to it!

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:10

12. sagemda (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)


Android lovers, where is the sweet iphone ? is this the top 10 (android) phones with the fastest charge time ?

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:38 3

13. Edward_bly (Posts: 278; Member since: 11 Dec 2013)


Nope, the title suggests that these are the top 10 phones with the fastest charging time.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:46 2

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


iphone is 2.5 hours to recharge. Didn't make the cut despite it's tiny battery.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 07:22

45. sagemda (Posts: 34; Member since: 20 Dec 2012)


i don't know where it took 2.5 hours to charge because mine and my friends are not...lol maybe its ur unit

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:44

14. leewt (Posts: 13; Member since: 02 May 2014)


Where is Lumia and iPhone?? Too bad test :(

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 09:59

17. martinkem (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


the galaxy Note 3 should be on this list. By my own test it takes about 180 to 190 minutes to charge the 3200mAh battery from 1% with the phone turned on and connected to Wi-Fi

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 17:45

36. JEverettnow (Posts: 228; Member since: 11 Mar 2013)


3-3 1/2 hours to charge a battery isn't going to make the list.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 08:33

44. martinkem (Posts: 3; Member since: 07 Jul 2014)


Sorry my bad that should have been 120 to 150 minutes instead of 180 to 190 minutes.

posted on 07 Jul 2014, 10:13

18. peace247 (Posts: 215; Member since: 26 Apr 2014)


Find 7a charges almost as quickly as its 1080p display version. . . . .
I think it should be find 7...
And lg g3 from 0-100$ .......?...?

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