Official video shows how a 30 minute commute powers up a OnePlus 3T for the rest of the day

Rapid charging has become a major feature on high-end smartphones like the OnePlus 3T. Most handset manufacturers use a high voltage charger to power up the depleted battery, and while this does make charging faster, it also warms up the phone which extends charging times. OnePlus' Dash Charge uses a different method. Dash Charge increases the amperage allowing the charger to carry more current to the cell. This charges the battery even faster, and at a lower temperature too. As a result, the OnePlus 3T on Dash Charge will generate enough battery life in a 30-minute commute to last the entire day.

OnePlus has produced an official video that answers two questions. Will Dash Charge provide enough power in a 30-minute commute to allow the OnePlus 3T to run the whole day (as it claims)? And does the Dash Charge system work faster than the Fast Charging capabilities of the Google Pixel XL? Both phones are suited to take each other on in a battery test since the OnePlus 3T is powered by a 3400mAh cell, compared to the 3450mAh battery used on the Pixel XL

At the end of a half-hour drive, the OnePlus 3T had gone from 1% to 57% battery life using Dash Charge. That should be enough power for the phone to run for the rest of the day. Was Dash Charge faster than the Fast Charging system used on the Pixel XL? The first Google designed handset had its battery life extended from 1% to 21% in 30-minutes, falling far short of the performance achieved by the OnePlus 3T and Dash Charge.

Check out all of the action yourself by clicking on the video at the top of this story.

source: OnePlus

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3400 mAh
Pixel XL
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3450 mAh(32h talk time)



1. dimas

Posts: 3363; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

A $400 phone beating the expensive google pixel in dash charge battle. I'm not liking what you did there, Google.

2. pokharkarsaga

Posts: 550; Member since: Feb 23, 2012

In short we can say OnePlus 3 is a better Pixel.

4. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Better in almost every way except the camera, which is still very good. The Pixel is an overpriced joke IMO...

3. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

Let's see... OP3T has 3400mAh battery Le Pro 3 has 4070mAh battery 30 mins charging OP3T = 57% = 1938mAh Le Pro 3 = 46% = 1872mAh ( Not bad Le Pro 3, not bad... =D

5. skyline88

Posts: 697; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

on paper, Lenovo P2 is faster than OP3T. but i guess Dash Charge technology is implemented in a better way.

6. shoman94

Posts: 25; Member since: Oct 16, 2015

I highly doubt that's a QC 3.0 car charger. My Axon7 with QC 3.0 charges just as quick.

7. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

meh, they should compare it with iPhone7 :-/

8. matistight

Posts: 986; Member since: May 13, 2009

i7 Plus would be faster on a 10W charger

9. Joms_US

Posts: 200; Member since: Oct 02, 2016

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