OnePlus reportedly reveals it takes a bit less than 3 hours and 20 minutes to fully charge the OnePlus 2
posted by Peter K. / Jul 28, 2015, 6:48 AM
The OnePlus 2, as we already know, comes with no fast-charging, no wireless charging, and no NFC on board, which is a bit odd given the phone's "flagship killer" aspirations. Yes, there are a lot of things that would have made it a better phone, and a lot of these are battery-related.
play, Well, OnePlus probably equipped its second smartphone with some other kind of tech that will allow the adopters of the device to get its battery charged in a quick fashion... Right?The 3,300mAh battery at the back is a decent improvement over the 3,100mAh one in the OnePlus One when raw capacity comes into
Well, no. It seems that OnePlus didn't put much effort into making its newest product competitive in terms of charging times. OnePlus reportedly revealed that its new device gets charged from 0% to 100% for slightly less than 3 hours and 20 minutes, or shy of 200 minutes. To put that amount of time into perspective, you can either fully-watch Titanic or binge-watch Toy Story and The Lion King back-to-back before your "2016 flagship killer" gets fully charged.
Despite that it's equipped with a Snapdragon 810, the OnePlus 2 doesn't seem to have Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology enabled. According to speculations that are circulating here and there, the likely culprit for the lack of the quick charging tech is the USB Type-C port - it is said that both techs might not be compatible just yet. After all, it doesn't make sense to not make use of a feature that will be regarded highly by most users, does it?
What is your opinion on the matter? Did OnePlus drop the ball in the battery department?
source: Android Police
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Does anyone know if this could be fixed with a software/firmware update in the future??
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 6:58 AM 0
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I'm guessing OnePlus isn't using a Qualcomm power management chip (probably a cheaper alternative) If that's true, then no, they won't be able to fix it with an update However if its because they didn't want to pay Qualcomm's licensing fee, then they could potentially fix it in an update Also people need to stop blaming USB Type C without no knowledge/reasoning USB Type C is just the connector/plug USB Type C can support Quick Charge In fact USB Type can potentially support up to 100W Problem is OnePlus settled with leaving out Quick Charge (most likely to save costs)
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 7:44 AM 4
I'll still buy it. I don't care about fast charging. I want that battery life;)
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 7:03 AM 3
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Marques Brownlee aka MkbHD, has been using this phone for more than 2 weeks, and in his 1st impressions video posted todays he said that the OPO has a much better battery life compared to the newer OP2. It will still get you through the day, but nothing spectacular.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 7:16 AM 3
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a chinese phone is never safe.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 7:04 AM 4
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so much for USB type C fast charging capability . what's the point of it then ? just that it plugs in both ways ?
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 7:12 AM 1
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Exactly. Now we get the reason for Samsung, Lg and the rest of big boy's decision to stick with micro usb, atleast for now.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 7:18 AM 4
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From Qualcomm Quick Charge FAQ: Q6: Does it matter what type of charging cable is used with a Quick Charge 2.0 adapter? A: Quick Charge 2.0 is designed to be connector-independent. Quick Charge 2.0 can be implemented with a variety of formats, including USB Type-A, USB micro, USB Type-C, and other proprietary connectors. Quick Charge 2.0 high-voltage operation is designed to minimize charging issues associated with long or thin cables, allowing for a superior charging experience, independent of cable type.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 7:20 AM 4
That's a long time, hopefully they can fix that. Galaxy S6 probably charges faster with wireless charger.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 8:00 AM 0
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LMAO. My almost 1 year old Note 4 can charge from 0-100% twice in that same time. Pathetic show by OnePlus. If you are going to name your device a "flagship killer" then you must implement all flagship features. No NFC No Wireless Charging No Fast Charging No QHD Display Its NO "flagship killer". Roll-on the Note 5...
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 8:39 AM 2
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Sadly, its not a 2016 killer. Its under specd. At least fast charging would b there.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 8:51 AM 0
We still haven't seen the performance of this device yet and how throttling has been managed. Things could get much worse.
posted on Jul 28, 2015, 9:59 AM 0
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