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

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.  

Related phones

3T
  • 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)

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7 Comments

1. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

"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." You know, when the phones first start charging they can fill 50mAh in less than a minute, right? That would really give the OnePlus like a 20 second lead. with that being said, the OnePlus/OPPO style of fast charging is in my opinion superior to Qualcomm's solution, even if it is proprietary.

2. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I really wish Quickcharge uses the same type of technique as Dashcharge and that's placing the elements that produce heat into the plug itself. Regardless of what Qualcomm or any of the manufacturers say, Quickcharging damages your battery. It doesn't damage it by charging the battery quickly but it damages the battery by the heat generated. Heat will always lower the health of lithium ion batteries and as long as Quickcharge heats up my phone I won't use it.

3. NarutoKage14

Posts: 1314; Member since: Aug 31, 2016

Well, they both charge in about half the time that the i7+ does and I think even faster than the regular i7.

4. Ticklemyfancy

Posts: 214; Member since: Oct 09, 2016

As long as it doesn't heat up or burn(explode) , it's fine.

5. sathishkannaxxx

Posts: 2; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

Just Compare the same phones with the Software Updates.. Then the @Oneplus Phones would be Nowhere near the @Pixel phones Ridiculous Software updates from Oneplus & Aftersales Services are another Crisis

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