OnePlus 5T wins charge test against iPhone 8 Plus, Galaxy S8+, Pixel 2 XL

The OnePlus 5T is a great new $500 flagship phone that has the guts to take on much more expensive phones like the Apple iPhone 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and the Google Pixel 2 XL.

And it even has a few neat features to beat those phones. We are talking about Dash Charge, the company's proprietary charging technology, that allows super fast recharging of phones, even when you are using the phone.

But what is the actual difference in performance between OnePlus' Dash Charge against Samsung's Adaptive Fast charging and the charge speeds of the iPhone 8 Plus and the Pixel 2 XL? OnePlus shows us in a video, and unsurpringly, the 5T is the winner. Watch the clip above to see just how much of a difference Dash Charge makes for fast charging.

source: OnePlus

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  • Display 6.0" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Cat97

Posts: 2019; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

Yeah, but do it like that every day and after half a year you will need a battery replacement. It's always preferable to use standard charging if you are not in a hurry. Why do you think Apple does not supply a fast charger as standard ? It's not because of cost, it's because they would need to replace a lot of batteries during the warranty period. I would always use standard charging, except when I am in a big hurry. Better safe than sorry.

2. haruken

Posts: 309; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

Has this been proven? I'm genuinely asking for my Note8.

3. cmdacos

Posts: 4377; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

No issues on any fast charging phone I have had over the last 3 years

7. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Right, Quickcharge (any kind of it, i.e quickcharge, dashcharge, adaptive charge, etc) has it's own industrial standard. They throughly test it for any possible bad effect, and acc makers must comply with that strict standard. Quick charge won't damage battery, but heat will, you shouldn't use your phone for gaming or demanding apps while it's charging (be it fast charge or slow charge) long answer:

14. RonanJhin

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 15, 2017

Meanwhile Dashcharging, which is not quickcharge, does not hurt battery.

17. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Cant you read? I write "Quickcharge (any kind of it, i.e quickcharge, dashcharge, adaptive charge, etc)"

4. drjumbo

Posts: 15; Member since: May 25, 2014

Finally someone who knows the issues related to fast charging. If anyone plans to keep a device for more than a year one should avoid fast charging. I rather charge even slower than standard charging from my laptop overnight

15. RonanJhin

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 15, 2017

Absolutely wrong, dash charge does not hurt the battery, only high heat and voltage does. (response to dr)

6. spazosaurus

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2017

Where's the data to support this claim?

10. tedkord

Posts: 17507; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Apple does not supply a fast charger because they can sell you one. That's the only reason.

13. deftozzz

Posts: 14; Member since: Jul 16, 2015

You guys should really get your facts straight instead of spreading wrong information. Dash charge works having the control circuit in the charger itself instead of on the phone, meaning that the heat will stay off the phone, and the only thing in fast charge that degrades batteries is heat (taking only about charge) I have a oneplus 3 since launch, I use it almost every time when I'm charging it and I have the same SoT of the first days (slightly better because of updates)

5. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Oneplus the cheater :v

9. Michigan

Posts: 246; Member since: Nov 19, 2016

including iPhone Xnotch all downed by 5T.

11. Derass

Posts: 149; Member since: Aug 06, 2015

Ad says "no comparison". But iPhone and Pixel will get updates for years to come. Can't say that about the 5T.

12. wesley.

Posts: 217; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

The stupid samsung does charge much faster than that, but not when the screen is on. Fail. Same as my S7 Edge ;(

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