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OnePlus says Dash Charge allows the 3T to be charged faster than the Google Pixel XL

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OnePlus says Dash Charge allows the 3T to be charged faster than the Google Pixel XL
Dash Charge is one of the most appreciated features of the OnePlus 3, so we're not surprised to see it on the brand new OnePlus 3T, too.

OnePlus is so proud of Dash Charge that it just released a video to show us how fast the technology is. The company took its OnePlus 3T and pitted it against the Google Pixel XL, charging the two Snapdragon 821-based phones at the same time to see which one gets a full battery first.

As you'll discover in the video - embedded below - the OnePlus 3T reaches 100% in 1 hour and 30 minutes - half an hour before the Pixel XL. It's worth mentioning that the Pixel XL packs a 3450 mAh battery - slightly more powerful than the 3400 mAh battery of the OnePlus 3T - and this obviously disadvantages the Pixel XL when it comes to charging speeds, though not by much.

We do agree with the fact that Dash Charge is a very fast battery charging technology, but we wouldn't say it's the fastest, as we've seen better results on other devices. For example, according to our own tests, the Google Nexus 6P - which also packs a 3450 mAh battery - charges from 0 to 100% in 1 hour and 29 minutes. As a side note, while the Pixel XL and Nexus 6P have Snapdragon chipsets inside, they don't use Qualcomm's famous Quick Charge technology, instead relying on the benefits that USB Type-C is offering.

All in all, we're really glad to see so many smartphones with batteries that can be charged quickly, regardless of the technology they're using.  

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OnePlus 3T specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 16 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB,
  • Battery 3400 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie OnePlus OxygenOS UI
Google Pixel XL specs
  • Display 5.5 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 4GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3450 mAh
  • OS Android 10

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