OnePlus reportedly reveals it takes a bit less than 3 hours and 20 minutes to fully charge the OnePlus 2

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.

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 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? 

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? 

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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

Does anyone know if this could be fixed with a software/firmware update in the future??

15. vincelongman

Posts: 5699; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

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)

23. seret6

Posts: 279; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

Hi vince Do u know when 4k resolution phones will be released?

30. vincelongman

Posts: 5699; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Not sure Probably not until next year at the earliest

2. gaming64 unregistered

I'll still buy it. I don't care about fast charging. I want that battery life;)

8. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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.

10. gaming64 unregistered

I dont really care about spectularity though. I just want what suits my needs. But if recent reviews do say the truth that the OnePlus One is a better buy, then I would as well dump it. Fan of MKBHD BTW :)

14. Tronlol

Posts: 35; Member since: Feb 06, 2015

Blind fanboy.

16. gaming64 unregistered

In what way was I a blind fanboy. I am very critical of what I buy because money is very important to me abundant or not. Did I conflict your ideas?

13. pavsidhu

Posts: 214; Member since: May 20, 2014

He didn't say the Oneplus One had better longitivtiy, but according to the Geekbench results he did the battery was quite better.

3. jesus_sheep

Posts: 279; Member since: Apr 18, 2015

a chinese phone is never safe.

5. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1412; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Your username tells everything

12. duvasko

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 28, 2015

So tell us which phone is not made intirelly ou partially in China.

4. hafini_27

Posts: 950; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

If it is because of usb type C, there is no helping it then.

6. Tattari

Posts: 27; Member since: Aug 14, 2013

so much for USB type C fast charging capability . what's the point of it then ? just that it plugs in both ways ?

9. maherk

Posts: 6891; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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.

25. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also the note 5 will transfer files faster than the note 3 with USB 3.0, due to the r and w speeds of ufs, so it's not a drop in speed for upgrades of the note 3

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 2011

Quick charging is critical for any 2015 flagship if it wants to play with the big boys. No excuse. Poll time!!!!

11. dmnrmr

Posts: 1; Member since: Apr 06, 2015

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.

17. Shocky unregistered

That's a long time, hopefully they can fix that. Galaxy S6 probably charges faster with wireless charger.

19. Macready

Posts: 1824; Member since: Dec 08, 2014

it does. It takes exactly 3 hours to wirelessly charge the S6.

18. Zack_2014

Posts: 677; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

Damn I thought this was the perfectly priced flagship killer but if it takes 3hrs n 20mins thats a big negative, considering the phone does not have humongous screen on time.

20. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

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...

26. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Also no ufs 2.0, as they not using sd cards, then this is all down to price, because there 64hd will be cheap crap

32. aksa123

Posts: 367; Member since: Jan 30, 2014

It is not even a flagship lol. Having SD810 and 4GB of RAM isn't enough to become a proper flagship.

21. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

I thought it would have quick charging considering One Plus and Oppo are some what related.

22. ZeeNasir

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 25, 2012

Sadly, its not a 2016 killer. Its under specd. At least fast charging would b there.

24. Shocky unregistered

We still haven't seen the performance of this device yet and how throttling has been managed. Things could get much worse.

27. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Pocketnow said it was getting hot using the cam, so I say it doa if you ask me, same old 810 problems

28. swarai

Posts: 85; Member since: Aug 07, 2014

Who wants my invite... when I get it of course? Oppo I look to you to clean up this mess.

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