OnePlus 3 Dash charging is awesome, but won't work without the official accessories

OnePlus 3 Dash charging is awesome, but won't work without the official accessories
The OnePlus 3 had a number of nice features (not the least of which is that customers will no longer need to deal with the annoying invite system to buy one) but one of the best was Dash charging which looks like it will be a nice improvement over the various quick charging options on many devices. 

But, the OnePlus 3 Dash charging has a bit caveat to it: you won't get the benefits unless you use the official charger and cable that comes with the phone. The trouble is that OnePlus is using an implementation of Oppo's VOOC charging system (it's not quite the same since VOOC promises 75% charge in 30 minutes while OnePlus will only get you 63% in that time) and OnePlus is the first company to license and market the technology outside of Asia. So, no one else will even have the cables and adapters needed to give you the speedy charging you want. 

You will still be able to charge your phone on any other USB type-C cable, of course. It just won't charge at the super fast speeds. With luck, accessory makers will start offering options, or maybe a store will get some Asian imports for OnePlus users, but until then be sure not to lose or break your official charging accessories. 

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh



1. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

just buy their official charger from oppomart, oppostore, or somewhere else, it isnt even expensive :-/

2. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Exactly its no big deal. Although I do wish it was slightly longer. My original OPO charger cable is really short.

11. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

Depends on your definition of expensive. $20 for the dash charger & $33.15 for the bundle which is on sale on OnePlus's site. That is expensive considering I bought a 3rd party replacement off of ebay for by One for about $4 bucks. It works just as well as the original just not as nice looking.

3. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Does this charger come with the phone in box? Is it faster than Qualcomm 3.0 charger that comes with HTC 10 or LG G5?

5. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

All phones come with chargers in the box......

6. TheCrotchyDoll

Posts: 5; Member since: Apr 05, 2016

Not quiet right, I have seen phones just with USB-Cable but without charger. ;)

8. Adsr14

Posts: 118; Member since: Aug 08, 2015

Didn't the Elephone p9000 come with just a cable too? I know there was an accessory box sold separately

12. Rafishant

Posts: 397; Member since: Oct 13, 2015

My Nextbit Robin didn't come with a charger. I needed to purchase it separately, and I guess his question was related to the fast Dash charger.

10. Alter

Posts: 231; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

This phone does come with the quick charger and it does charge the OP3 faster than the HTC 10 and LG G5 charge with their chargers, at least OnePlus claims so. I'm sure Phone Arena will test that assertion when they get their hands on the phone.

4. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

So how does this effect battery longevity? With a 3000mah battery it seems battery will degrade pretty quickly. Plus not being removable, replacing it will become a hassle.

7. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

The dash charger has most of the components that allow fast charging in the plug that goes into the outlet. This means that the heat that this device usually gives off is separate from the phone therefore not heating up your phone and degrading your battery.

9. zex999

Posts: 92; Member since: Feb 14, 2016

So only heat damages batteries? What about the power or whatever (current, voltage, wattage)?

13. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Yes but that is what the whole quick charger is about. It adjusts the voltages duynamicaly to not hurt the battery.

14. LeSerpentVincent

Posts: 66; Member since: May 30, 2016

Oneplus failed face it Android user :)

15. Furbal unregistered

Not in the slightest

16. Ironboned

Posts: 77; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

I don't care about dash charging , my priority is a stable phone with good quality and unfortunately OnePlus will never be a real phone. So dash charging can charge the phone from 0% to 100% within 5 minutes but without a good OS and good active support and a phone with good quality they can't get in market. Unfortunately OnePlus has a horrible OS and support and a horrible team and of course horrible quality. I had experience of buying a device from this poor company and I won't make the same mistake

17. surojit1

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 16, 2016

Which according to u is the real phone in this price bracket, Pls enlighten us

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