Finally! iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus have quick charge


The Apple iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus all have one feature Apple did not tell us about in its presentation, but it is a feature that we have been looking for for years: quick charging.

A quick 30-minute charge now gives you a 50% battery boost, while previously it took copious amounts of time to charge an iPhone.


The pain was especially dire with the iPhone Plus series, which took over three hours to get their battery fully charged.

Well, that changes now. We don't have exact battery charge rates just yet, but just this one sweet confirmation from Apple itself: the new iPhones will have quick charging. It was about time, Apple.

source: Apple

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29 Comments

1. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Good news for iPhone users :)) Quick charge, finally.

3. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

We can now charge our iPhone quicker multiple times a day. Yayy.

14. hateftotti

Posts: 228; Member since: May 03, 2011

LoL...

18. Myphoneisonfire

Posts: 403; Member since: Sep 05, 2016

I forgot to add ... the NEW iPhones are fast charge "Capable" . That most likely means you have to buy a separate fast iCharger for it and the one that comes in the box wont be fast charging it.

29. theunspoken

Posts: 310; Member since: Jul 06, 2017

Let the money flow in -Apple

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

yes. im glad its coming on the x. i just hope it doesnt drain the battery since it heats up quite alot.

4. afrohoxha

Posts: 254; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

So why did iPhone 7 get a score of 9.3 when it lacked such essential features as quick charge, wireless charging, super retina display, super AMOLED tailored for super color accuracy by Apple itself, while note 8 which packed everything in a tiny package got that pathetic score?

6. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

typical iphonearena.... you should be used to it by now, i love my iphone but iphonearena rating is just ridiculous

11. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

The reviewer also must have taken the User Experience into account. And you know how it can go with that Samsung experience occasional lag and boatload of features. Though I would have given it a 9.1.....perhaps.

15. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

Omg, I'm so tired of what you call bloatload.... you know what a "SMARTPHONE" is? it's a phone that is SMART meaning it has features that help you do many things and so far iPhone is not the best in that department ( i mean, i don't know... I'm just giving my 2 cents)

23. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

In my dictionary, smart doesn't mean having a lot of something. It's how something works, that makes it smart/clever or stupid/idiot. Neither does it mean, what you say, in Google's dictionary....

25. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I have an s8+ since your so smart tell me what bloatware I have on my phone? Only thing I would consider bloatware on my phone is Google apps, because with the exception of maps all of Samsung app are more polished, easier to use, have more features and the stuff Google makes. Again what d you consider bloat ware?

26. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I don't wanna insult you directly so I will tell you this. Bloatware means to have apps that donot come with the OS. They are either installed by the OEM/developer, or a third party such as the carriers. Atleast, that's the meaning accepted widely. I don't know if you have your own dictionary too which has a different meaning of bloatware. By the way, I never called myself smart. So if you think I am then thnx ;)

28. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

But i thought thats how android works... you can easily update individual apps (referring to system apps mainly right now) at anytime instead of waiting on a full system update correct me if i'm wrong, but this is one reason i do not care about being on the latest version of android.. my apps can update without a new system version (most of the system apps)

7. Firenze91

Posts: 206; Member since: Nov 19, 2014

typical iphonearena.... you should be used to it by now, i love my iphone but iphonearena rating is just ridiculous

10. disatrousrainbow

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 24, 2015

Dude get over it omg.

12. poptart574

Posts: 223; Member since: Feb 29, 2016

Because that person's opinion felt like scoring that phone a 9.3. Some of the best phones in the world are not even reviewed by this site.

20. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

Get use to it your on PA. again what is a con for all other oems is a not for Apple. and vise versa. Now you see why I always point out the hypocrisy, What standard is being use to judge everyone one else that is not used for Apple. That is what PA has to explain in its reviews which when ask their is silence

5. thetruthhasbeenspoken

Posts: 83; Member since: May 02, 2017

Revolutionary. 5 years late to the party

8. samgsam

Posts: 148; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I visit Phonearena just for the news. For comparisons i prefer gsmarena because their comparisons are genuine and unbiased.

24. MrShazam

Posts: 987; Member since: Jun 22, 2017

Same here, I come for the latest headlines and especially the comments section. For reviews and comparisons, GSMArena all the way.

9. AmashAziz

Posts: 2923; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Apple did write Fast Charging in its iPhone 8 changelog during the livestream. It was written just below wireless charging, if I remember correctly.

13. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Don't worry this time iPhone 8 & X rating is out of the iPhoneArena's Charts xD

16. YeahYeah

Posts: 250; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Wow... innovation.

17. izim1

Posts: 1599; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I once got into a long "discussion" with a certain fanboy explaining to me why this was a stupid feature that the iphone doesnt even need...

19. NoAllegiance unregistered

The big question is whether it ships with a fast charger or not.

21. Iodine

Posts: 1480; Member since: Jun 19, 2014

Hmmm not much faster than iPhone 7 then... But they porbably see 30/50 as the boundary. And considering better battery it will be great !

22. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I am glad to see they support the standard QI wireless charging. Guess you'll be seeing even more QI docks in businesses. While the iPhone X looks slick, those bezels on the side are bigger than I thought they would be. And the notch, ugh, still hate it. Overall more than a nice upgrade (especially with that beast of a SoC). But I am curious how the loss of TouchID (and the gain of FaceID) will holdup in real life use.

27. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1557; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

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