OnePlus 5 Dash charging comparison versus the Galaxy S8 and the Google Pixel: still crazy fast!

OnePlus is always proud of its Dash Charge charging solution and it will never miss a chance to tell you how awesome it is. And rightfully so — anyone that has ever charged its compliant OnePlus device with the dedicated Dash Charger knows that you are extremely unlikely to live that wall hugger life. The company promises "a full day of power in half an hour", and for the most part, this promise does not stray away from reality.

Of course, one of the key bells and whistles of the all-new OnePlus 5 is Dash Charge, and albeit it's not a new feature per say, it's one of the things that are most likely to benefit users the most. 

Eager to showcase the prowess of its fast-charging solution, OnePlus has come up with a telltale graphic that wants to show us how much faster the 3,300mAh OnePlus 5 charges in comparison with two of its more spectacular Android rivals - the 3,000mAh Galaxy S8 and the 3,450mAh Google Pixel XL. As a reminder, the former supports Fast and Fast Wireless charging provided that you use the original Samsung accessory, whereas the latter only relies upon a fast 18W USB Type-C charger to get itself high on electricity and not any of Qualcomm's fast-charging solutions.

So, here's how these three phones compare, according to OnePlus:

The graphic above shows us the rate of charge while the screen is on. In one hour, the OnePlus 5 will reportedly near 95% and will enter the trickle stage of the charging process, whereas the Galaxy S8 and the Pixel XL will be charged around 55% and 30%, respectively.

The graphic above shows the rate of charging when a video is being played on the device. In an hour's time, the OnePlus 5 will allegedly surpass 75%, whereas the Galaxy S8 and the Pixel XL are both well below 30%. Ouch.

The final graphic shows us the rate of charging when you're playing a game. Again, after one hour, the OnePlus 5 will allegedly near 80% of battery whereas its competitors are purportedly well below the 50% mark.

The magic of Dash Charge lies in the charger. Instead of increasing the voltage, which is how most fast-charging solutions work, the Dash Charger increases the amperage of the electricity to do its mojo. This way, more electrical current is carried to the phone, which is not speeding up the charging process. Most importantly, all of this is done within the charger itself and not the phone, which keeps down the temperatures in the device and theoretically does not add up to the deterioration of the battery (heat is very bad for your phone's battery). 

We can't wait to put OnePlus' claims to the test, and we have a feeling you will be interested in such a comparison as well.

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. samgsam

Posts: 147; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

I'm using the 3T and i can confidently say that Dash charge is the best in the market. My phone reaches not more than 42°C while a game is on and phone is on charging.

2. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Dash Charge is so badass!

3. Bondurant

Posts: 780; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

Huawei's Honor magic is still the best. 0 to 90% in 30 minutes. Hopefully the tech is implemented on Mate 10.

4. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

It is bizarre that oneplus can copy and implement iphone dual camera feature in less than 1 year. But apple has not been able to provide dash charge like fast charging yet.

6. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Whats scratched my head is with all the design looks like iphone 7 Plus, why Apple dont take them to court instead they took Samsung when the phone didnt even look like the iphone 2G. I guessed Chinese dont give a..

7. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Backside design of op5 is almost exact copy of OPPO R11 smartphone. If apple sue op5, ultimately other chinese company will also be dragged.

10. gsv619

Posts: 54; Member since: Apr 04, 2014

Chinese "courts" would never rule against their own companies. Plain and simple. There was an instance a few years ago when Apple tried to sue some company from China over a smartphone very similar to the iPhone, but guess what, the Chinese courts ruled in the favor of the Chinese company and Apple had to go back home empty handed.

11. Mr_Carl_Weirdo

Posts: 2; Member since: Jan 20, 2016

Coz it's impossible for a foreign company to sue Chinese company in China and win it. That's why theres so much design infringement happened in China. Thats why its pointless to sue them. :/

5. Mr.Pussy

Posts: 348; Member since: Feb 16, 2017

Any problems with the battery after few months charging the device? Anyone with the older One Plus can share their stories please!

8. adi90

Posts: 554; Member since: Dec 21, 2015

Oneplus devices are cheap but their hardware performance is very good. It is the erratic software support which frustates me. I had opx and software support sucked. It happened to all op devices released in 2015 like op2 and opx. But since last year they have been providing regular software support to op3t. So most probably op5 will be bug free . But buy it at your own riak.

9. Atrixboyyy

Posts: 595; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

They should try it against the HTC 10, I have it and that thing hits 100 pretty quick.

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