Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can charge from "0 to 50 in 30"

Samsung Galaxy Note 4 can charge from
One of Samsung's major focuses with its devices has been in getting them to charge faster, and for good reason: battery life is the single biggest issue that customers have with modern smartphones. The Samsung Galaxy Note 4 may have an extra large battery to go with its extra large screen, but it will charge extremely fast.

According to Samsung, the device will charge from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes; so, from "0 to 50 in 30". That is quite impressive given that the Note 4 packs a 3220mAh battery pack. For comparison, the Note 3 needed 55 minutes to reach 50% charge. Samsung didn't get into the specifics of how it was able to get the charging to speed up so much, but we can hazard a guess. 

Part of the work is done by the processor itself. With the Snapdragon 800, Qualcomm added fast charging to the chip, which made it... well, faster to charge, obviously. Undoubtedly, Samsung has tweaked its own Exynos processor to do the same. Beyond that, it is all about the charger. With the Note 3 and S5, Samsung upped the amperage of the charger that came in the box to 2 amps, and we may see that increased a bit more with the Note 4. 

We'll try to get more info at the hands-on time, but otherwise, we'll be waiting until the Note 4 is released for answers. 

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. alextdarling

Posts: 21; Member since: Sep 21, 2013

Oppo find 7 fast charge? Charges 75% in 30 Minutes, Come on Samsung, you can do better ;)

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Oppo find 7 also runs out of battery fast. Also, it has smaller battery.

5. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

You want to balance out the ratio of speed/quality. Going to 75% in 30 minutes obviously can't be healthy for the battery in the long run and will dull its longevity.

19. likemysl

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

An external battery called ultrapak can do much faster than oppo and N4. Guess phone makers have to compromise speed for reliability and safety. But battery maker do not have to

2. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

Yeah, Fast charge = Fast Drain

6. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Ofc you've spend $10 billion in R&D to come to that conclusion ?

8. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

You are correct. Fast drain that was proven to be completely false. Modern batteries are getting better and better at handling the quick charge cycles.

15. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I matter if technology is too far, but the fact is "single Action get double Reaction"

16. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Wow.....Newton would've shot himself twice after reading this stupidity !

3. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Looks like the battery life has only a slight bump in increase, they emphasized more on this fast charging instead

7. JMartin22

Posts: 2369; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

Capacity =/= quality. They've made software and display semi-conducting optimizations from the Note 3 to achieve better battery life.

9. AnTuTu

Posts: 1602; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

Wish you could have listened to the keynote bro :)

10. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

This is goood.

11. ilayron8

Posts: 22; Member since: Apr 15, 2014

G2 charges from 0 to 100 in 45mins.

12. justsayit

Posts: 256; Member since: May 09, 2013


13. kbreeze415

Posts: 24; Member since: Jul 21, 2012

I haven't timed it but my G2 does seem to charge really fast. I'll have to test that out.

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

That's a lie. The G2 in my house takes about 90-100 minutes to charge. Quit spreading lies.

17. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

Damn. That's really fast. Note 3 takes 2 hours to go to max, which means roughly an hour to go to 50. Nice!

18. likemysl

Posts: 2; Member since: Sep 04, 2014

Why so paranoid. The ultrapak reported by phone-arena is 2-3times faster than note 4

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