OnePlus video shows how Dash Charge outperforms Samsung's Adaptive Charging

Rapid charging has become a major feature on new smartphones. Because large capacity batteries take up too much room inside handsets, manufacturers would rather keep battery size down while allowing them to recoup their power faster. The rapid recharge feature in the OnePlus 3 is called Dash Charge and promises "a day's power in half an hour." Samsung has its own Adaptive Charging, which is supposed to quickly power up the battery in the Samsung Galaxy S7.

OnePlus decided to take on the third highest selling Android handset by posting a video showing the superiority of Dash Charge versus Samsung's system. The first challenge resulted in Dash Charge charging up the battery in the OnePlus 3 to 64% in 30 minutes; in the same time, the Samsung Galaxy S7 battery was charged up to 50%.

In the second challenge, no clock was displayed. But the big difference was that both phones had their screen kept on while charging, and this led to an even larger difference between the two handsets. This time, Dash Charge quickly filled up the tank on the battery to 67% while the Galaxy S7 was 23% charged. That can make all the difference in the world if you need the screen on to do some work while you have the battery charging. By the way, both phones employ a 3000mAh battery.

Score one for the OnePlus 3's Dash Charge. You can check out this battle for yourself by clicking on the video at the top of this story!

source: OnePlus

Related phones

  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3000 mAh
Galaxy S7
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(28h 3G talk time)



1. XDAdam

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 03, 2016

So all 17 people who bought the OP3 will be happy about this.

2. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

i wouldnt say 17..but it makes sense that faster charging helps.I dont particularly care because my S7 edge has great battery life to begin with,so much so that i turned off quick charging since i charge my phone overnight. But kudos to OnePlus

29. vincelongman

Posts: 5745; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Good to some are giving credit where due Oppo/OnePlus are leading the industry in terms of fast charging Its well known that increasing Amperes is better than increasing Volts Its because it doesn't make the phone hot (the charger gets hot instead) The difference would be even larger if they are both being used while charging MediaTek has taken note and are implementing some simular I'm sure Qualcomm and Samsung will too soon (and eventually it will be in the USB-PD standard) Yes, I'd prefer better battery life over fast charging But we should be giving credit to Oppo/OnePlus for pushing for better fast charging none the less


Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

Yeah right. They'll sell at least a million worldwide real soon. Stop being a hater, dude.

17. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

I'm not sure if I'm one of the 17, but it sure charges quick. In half an hour it went up from 35% to 93% with the WiFi on. And that's between when I get up and go for work. And still leaves me with 50%+ when I get home with the data on. So hate all you want, my experience tells me Dash charger is one heavy duty brick.

23. Unordinary unregistered

"Sales dont matter" LOL hyPAcrites

3. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

No good if you not got your lead with you at the office in the oneplus

5. vijay.alapati

Posts: 181; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Note that Wi-Fi is off on 1+ and it's turned on in s7 Syncing makes difference

7. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 2015

Good spot.

11. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Not even just WiFi, the 1+ is in AirPlane mode which disables all its wireless radios from using power, while the S7 isn't...guess they're not so confident in their claims and had to cheat.

28. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

Both phones are in AirPlane mode. Look closer. Just on S7 is not so visible because of color theme.

12. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

another note.. oneplus make this vid

14. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Wifi on probably drains less than 0.5% in 30 min. S6 edge charges faster than S7 due to same tech and smaller battery. I switched from S6 edge to oneplus 3 and dash charging is amazing.

6. devsabhi44

Posts: 15; Member since: May 31, 2015

Can i charge note 7 or s7 edge with the dash charger? Will it have any negative impact on these devices?

8. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

Of course (according to them) it does. What company admits that their product is inferior to another? Also, the battery is smaller than the S7 & as vijay.alapati pointed out WiFi is off on the One Plus 3.

13. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Battery is not smaller than the S7. Both have 3000 mAh.

19. SupermanayrB

Posts: 1188; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

You're right. I was thinking of the Edge.

9. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Even if the charger charges at the same rate its a thousand times better because it keeps the heat away from the battery and only in the plug. I dont use fast charging because it degrades battery life significantly.

10. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Can't wait until people about 6-7 months from now, start complaining about the OnePlus battery life taking a hit because of the rapid charging. That cheap "company" probably short cut some things to get that result. The OnePlus One was suppose to come with stereo speakers, but it only had 2 mono speakers, then they said the yellow tint on the screen was we set the color temperature warmer, that was a lie, the OnePlus2 was suppose to have a USB-C port, but it was just the connector that was usb-c, not the port, and on and on. You can't trust them, not to mention, once you buy one, you are on your own! Little to ZERO support.

15. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

"the OnePlus2 was suppose to have a USB-C port, but it was just the connector that was usb-c, not the port" Dude, are you high?

16. hemedans

Posts: 761; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

probably he meant usb c without usb 3 technology

20. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

That's true for the note 7 too.

22. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

No it's not, the Note 7 has a Type C USB 3.1 port according to Samsung: So, it does offer faster data transfer rates, the only thing USB Type C can offer over MicroUSB on Android devices. Making it a worthy replacement.

26. sarcastic_nerd unregistered

Weird. I saw on another Samsung site that the note 7 has usb 2.0. Extracted text: "Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz), MIMO, Bluetooth® v 4.2 LE, ANT+, USB 2.0, NFC, Location (GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou, Galileo) *BeiDou coverage may be limited." Maybe the US variant(snapdragon) is getting USB 3.1 and the exynos international is getting USB 2.0. Or maybe one of these is a typo.

30. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Well, that seriously sucks ass. Gonna ask Samsung on Twitter, let's see if they respond...

18. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Apparently for the second time in a row, there has been a crucial flaw in the design of the USB-C. Look at Benson Leung's post on G+. It's a little better (wish we can format on PA), but still critical.

21. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

One is high voltage; the other high current. Doesn't dash charging require that special large gauge USB cable whereas quick charging works with any standard USB cable? That's reason enough for me to prefer quick charging.

24. pankajxdx unregistered

Samsung still uses QC 2.0. Maybe "dash" is using QC 3.0 Also full HD display of Oneplus helps when both the screens are on.

25. dcwt2010

Posts: 74; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

High current is very dangerous compared to high voltage...don't they know their basic physics?

27. ebilcake

Posts: 1231; Member since: Jul 16, 2016

The OnePlus 3 does charge ridiculously fast though. Many sites have confirmed this already, no reason for OnePlus to cheat.

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