Nexus 6 will reportedly have crazy fast recharging times

Nexus 6 will reportedly have crazy fast recharging times
Aside from the gargantuan screen and the powerful hardware specs, the Google Nexus 6 comes with an accessory that will be much welcomed amongst powerusers - the Turbo Charger. According to Motorola, the new power plug will allow the new phablet to provide 6 hours of use on just 15 minutes of recharge time. Now, what kind of use the manufacturer means, is an untold story, but still, if true, that'd be an impressive feat.

The Turbo Charger is commonly sold seperately from Motorola's website for the price of $34.99. A recently leaked user guide for the Verizon-exclusive DROID Turbo suggested that it will also feature the new wall plug.

The Turbo Charger works with any phone, which features Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology, and in its web shop, Moto actually says that 15 minutes will give one 8 hours of use, instead of 6. Of course, this probably differs from one phone to another, and Motorola had this info up before the announcement of the 3,220 mAh beast, known as Nexus 6.

One can't help but think about the recently announced Galaxy Note 4, which has a similar feature. Samsung claims that their phone will charge up to 50% capacity in only 30 minutes. We'd be really interested to see the two companies' technologies pitted against one another.

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 is supported by Snapdragon 400, 600, and 800 series, but whether it has been enabled or not is device-specific. Here is a list of some Quick Charge 2.0-capable devices:

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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19 Comments

1. scarface21173

Posts: 692; Member since: Aug 17, 2014

Just like the Droid Turbo, Motorola are back in the game now

2. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

YES! This week Motorola with it's Droid Turbo & Google Nexus 6 has shown that they are STILL a force & their epic build quality is just the icing on the cake. +1

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

How fast does quick charging destroy your battery? Maybe I'd quick charge a device with a removable battery, but not a device where I have to send it in to get a new battery.

6. jan25

Posts: 470; Member since: Feb 26, 2012

what if all the big OEMs are implementing fast charging to F up our batteries /ConspiracyKeanu the hate is strong with this one.

8. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

"the hate is strong with this one." Lol. Now knowledge is "hate"? Read this and pay attention to the last sentence: On the surface, fast-charging Li-ion cells seem straightforward. It seems that one could simply increase the current delivered during the constant-current phase of the charge cycle. However, as shown in the table, the overall charge time is not significantly decreased when the current is increased from 1 C to higher rates. The difference in charge time with a 2-C rate versus a 3-C rate is only about one minute, regardless of the cell vendor. Essentially, the cells will just reach the upper-voltage cutoff faster, but the time in the constant-voltage charge mode will be much longer. Obviously, this increases the potential for damage to the battery due to overvoltage. The resistance of traditional Li-ion cells will cause them to heat up more during faster charges, so the cells will begin to break down. Fast charging significantly reduces the battery life cycle. http://powerelectronics.com/portable_power_management/batteries/high-drain-batteries-liion-currents-1007/

13. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

As you know, I have almost made it a career on tech sites to voice my concern for any bandaid to coddle current battery technology. It surprises me that the tech community within these sites(including the editors), seem to ignore facts while trying to sell unsuspecting consumers the latest but not so greatest for the sake of generating income. Hats off to you for understanding the technical aspects and dangers of sealing batteries into modern day tech products. The industry stands to make billions in added income for the failure of batteries. It forces the device owners in for unwarranted repairs. I'm disappointed in today's tech enthusiasts and further appalled at the editors that seem to refuse the reality. It was great knowing I only spent $27 to replace my out of warranty battery rather than spending $200 to a service center and not even getting the original phone back. Just someone else's past problem device. Mega dollars for the industry off ignorant consumers. John B.

11. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

It would be wise for you and anybody else to listen to 0xFFF. RAPID CHARGING IS ONE OF THE WORSE ENEMIES OF BATTERIES. The industry will sell you dreams and make even more money from your nightmares due to unserviceable parts. John B.

9. jmill75

Posts: 122; Member since: Jul 22, 2009

uh this makes no sense. so a company comes out with a great feature and low and behold someone has to hate on it. were u complaining about moto display killing your screen too?

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

it is nice if Paul include the list of all the phones that has Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

5. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

oh disregard this post..i got the list already..and im happy that my HTC one m8 support this.

7. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

A list has now been added, I see you've found what you were looking for, but thanks for pointing it out. Anyone else, be aware that the list is not complete. Quick Charge 2.0 can be enabled on devices sporting Snapdragon 400, 600, or 800, but whether it is is up to the manufacturer. Cheers

16. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Paul, please accept my apologies if this offends you, but you don't really endorse this type of charging, do you? How much proof do you or your editors need in order to see the detrimental consequences for such technology given to a battery that hasn't changed its basic design in roughly 30 years. Sealing in batteries with the same basic design in modern day power hungry devices is bad enough, then applying forced rapid charging equals premature death leading to exuberant expenditures for consumers. I hope you see my concern on why I litter your site with my experienced views on this matter. John B.

18. paul.k

Posts: 294; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

We don't endorse, we report. As you know, we run extensive tests on anything we get our hands on, and rarely go soft on device faults. However, for now, we can only pass along the information about the Turbo Charger, hence the "According to Motorola"

10. Rapha.194

Posts: 34; Member since: Sep 23, 2014

know that the Nexus 6 will have a Amoled screen, but the notifications be equal Moto X (moto screen pulsating) or notification led like the Nexus 5?

12. mike2959

Posts: 694; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Umm. Just a higher amp charger? No knew technology here team.

14. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Similar to Note 4. Wonder how fast Nexus 6 can get to 100%. Sounds like it can't do 1 and half hours because they haven't written it as an important feature.

15. Slammer

Posts: 1515; Member since: Jun 03, 2010

Why are we so concerned about the speed of which a battery can be recharged? Current batteries used in phones, are not designed for rapid charging. With the increasing presence of these batteries being non-removable, I suggest reviewing post #8 by 0xFFFF. It is something I have been preaching for quite some time. I am not sure why people (not talking about you) but in general that govern or read these sites seem to think they know more than powersource engineers as his attached article represents or why people like myself that work around batteries such as myself are not taken seriously. This article on fast charging should be avoided like the Ebola virus. It will bring nothing but added expentitures that are costly. John B.

17. g2a5b0e unregistered

I can dig your crusade, John. Not a terribly important feature. My phone should last me the entire day at which point, I have an entire night to charge it. 3 or 4 hours is perfectly acceptable charging time for my phone if it will keep my battery lasting much longer.

19. andrewpaulb

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 16, 2014

Don't know if you ever heard about the Oppo Find 7 Vooc Charging.. It charges in 3 phases and in 30 minutes will charge your battery to 75%. I have an oppo find 7 and the battery gives me 2 days with a fast charge so this doesn't effect battery life..

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