LG G4 does have Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities

Since the LG G4 offers something not commonly seen these days in new smartphone models, a removable battery, it was assumed by most that the Snapdragon 808 SoC employed by LG did not offer the Quick Charge 2.0 feature found on other Snapdragon chipsets. In addition, LG has not promoted the feature at all. Considering how Samsung and Motorola have made a big deal about this capability on certain handsets, it is no surprise that there was this assumption that the LG G4 did not have Quick Charge 2.0.

But you know what they say happens when you assume something. So LG released a statement that was published on Monday. The manufacturer says that while it did not do anything to have its new flagship support Quick Charge 2.0, the functionality is built into the Snapdragon 808 SoC. But that is only half the game. Quick Charge 2.0 requires a special adapter that supports the technology. LG does not offer this in the box with the phone.

If an LG G4 owner buys a Quick Charge 2.0 capable adapter, the phone will indeed recharge up to 60% in just 30 minutes. If you go to Qualcomm's website, you can see that yes indeed, the LG G4 does come with Quick Charge 2.0. That might make some users of the device feel better. Of course, buying a compatible adapter is going to put a dent in their wallets, but for many power users the cost is well worth it.


source: Qualcomm via PocketNow

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  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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30 Comments

1. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

This is a big plus now....quick charge plus removable battery wow..i cant wait for it to hit the US.

10. QWERTYslider unregistered

GIVE US A FINGERPRINT SCANNER !!! You don't need quick charging if you have a removable battery. You keep a spare batteries fully charged with a separate wall mounted charger.

11. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

why stop with 2 batteries and 2 chargers? Lets have 5 batteries being topped off by 5 seperate chargers.

25. toplintag

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 03, 2014

Id rather buy 20000mah PowerBank. tsk!

26. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I rather buy 10000mAH zero lemon battery and have a phone with 1 inch thickness.

29. 2faraway

Posts: 75; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

have you ever heard about KNock code?

20. waddup121 unregistered

Well, it's official. Time to redo the battery charge test for the review!

23. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

I don't know how is this phone any better than the Note 4???

2. javy108

Posts: 1004; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

LG is so right, Quick Charge is just a nice-to-have.

3. SamDH1

Posts: 419; Member since: Apr 21, 2015

Ahh, cuz charging your phone for most of the day in under 30 minutes isn't a big thing that no body wants...

4. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Time to update the G4 review, where it says the phone lacks rapid charging.

27. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Right PA should update the battery life test results on G4 since they used not the same method with other phones like s6. they use lesser 180nits on s6 while at 200nits on G4 that 's not fair. most reviewers believe G4 has better battery life than S6. seems only the PA believe G4 has poor battery life. please PA give justice to G4!

5. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Pa says buying a compatible charger will put a dent in your wallet lol no it want there are multiple qualcomm certified quick charge 2.0 chargers on amazon for under $20. Pa even did an article a while back about chargers with quick charge 2.0 and most of them were pretty cheap.

16. matistight

Posts: 1029; Member since: May 13, 2009

I know, they act like the phone won't make a dent in your wallet, but the charger will? The thing that makes sense is the fact that you have to buy it, making it more money that you don't need to spend, maybe just a scratch on your wallet. But people that don't know how to use eBay or Amazon or the internet (first off, if they don't know how to do that, they shouldn't own a smartphone) are stuck with pay crazy prices at stores, like $25 for an off brand (meaning not Samsung, LG Moto), which isn't bad, but I just received my OEM Samsung one for $11 from China (I compared them, it is definitely not a fake)

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

This is a Big Plus for the LG G4, what a relief... Lol

28. LGisgood

Posts: 833; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

great camera removable long lasting battery expandable memory good classic design Quick Charge 2.0 capabilities LG G4 the best.

7. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

I love how such a big site as PA goes out and says it doesn't support Quick Charge, even if you use a compatible charger, and then it turns out they didn't even test it. Great credibility guys!

15. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I know right? PhoneArena has a great website, I love how simple yet useful it is for comparing specs and they have excellent galleries, but the review quality is far from great. For reviews, my favorite has got to be Pocketnow. A shame their website isn't as good.

17. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

PA is too lazy to try it at the first time and just saying it didn't have without checking. I bet they have hundreds of QC 2.0 charger lying around on the desk from another brand, and what they have to do is TRY IT!!!! Sony Xperia Z3 is one of the product that PA claimed do NOT have the QC 2.0, while in OFFICIAL QUALCOM PAGE, qualcom stated that Z3 were officially certified by qualcom that it 100% comply with QC 2.0

19. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Indeed, PA is very bias against Sony in general, however the Z3 does not officially support QC 2.0, only the Japanese version of it and Z3 Compact do. And in the end PhoneArena place them both at the bottom of their charging test, instead of trying a QC charger. Anyway I haven't personally try it but I know for a fact that using the included 1.5 Amp charger is a lot faster than what PA's test shows

24. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I don't think Qualcom will put Z3 in QUALCOM OFFICIAL QUICK CHARGE PAGE:https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/devices/all?feature=Quick%20Charge%202.0 If it can't do Quick Charge 2.0

8. gaming64 unregistered

Well this is a big Big BIg BIG thing from LG. Keep it up

9. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Ok PA, I think it's time you go update all your reviews on the G4 for both quick charge and the battery life, since you have so many phone comparisons written.

14. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

I seriously doubt they will do that.

18. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

I agree with you. Sony Xperia Z3 have QC 2.0 and certified by Qualcom (on qualcom web page). But PA never update that and always say Z3 has the worst charging time.

22. TerryTerius unregistered

Because that's not the charger they give you. While the G4, M8, M9, Z3 and Z4 all have quick charge, it doesn't make a difference if you don't get a charger to take advantage of that with your purchase. To be fair, the average person would have no idea that they could go out of their way to buy a third-party charger that will enable that on their phone, nor would they even suspect that. Especially when the manufacturer doesn't even advertise that their phone has that capability. So, I agree with Phonearena not redoing those tests with chargers other than what comes in the box.

12. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I really hope the price of this phone will be considerably cheaper than the competition due to its lower grade hardware when compared to other flagships.

13. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

In others world we are to cheap to include a 2.0 charger

21. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2267; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

the t-mobile model battery is a 2900mah battery and the korean model is 3000mah in phone dog's review units.

30. MichaelRS

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 29, 2015

I tested both the Aukey and the Tenergy quick charge 2.0 18 watt chargers against my LG G4 stock charger and I found no big difference. Oh yes, they were "faster"... but only slightly. Nothing worthy of the choir of angels that normally accompanies reviews of quick charge 2.0. The LG G 4 ships with a charger that supposedly can put out 1.8A. that is only slightly short of what quick charge 2.0 is supposed to be able to do. If your phone is quick charge 2.0 compatible, but you've only been using chargers that put out 1 amp or less, then you might find a great benefit to quick charge 2.0. Otherwise, if LG can configure its phone to accept higher amperage, and they can ship it with a higher amp " conventional" charger l, why can't other manufacturers? What need of quick charge 2.0?

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