Sony's Z3+ Quick Charger will deliver 5 hours of battery after a 10-min charge

Sony's Z3+ Quick Charger will deliver 5 hours of battery after a 10-min charge
Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology has been something of a revelation, allowing mobile device owners to make incredible battery gains through short-term charging. It's the lazy / disorganized person's dream ticket, and with the announcement of Xperia Z3+ today, Sony has revealed that its latest flagship does indeed arrive with Quick Charge support. The official UCH10 charger will deliver 5.5 hours of battery life from just 10 minutes of charging, while 45 minutes should offer enough juice to keep the device ticking over an entire day. 

There are some caveats to the Quick Charge capabilities of the Xperia Z3+, however. The charger will work with the single SIM version of the device, but apparently not the dual-SIM, Xperia Z3+ Dual edition. It seems a bit of a strange move on Sony's part to omit the Z3+ Dual, particularly since it's seemingly identical to the ordinary Z3+ aside from the additional SIM slot. Then again, odd decisions and quizzical release patterns have become a forte of Sony's mobile department just lately.

As yet, we don't know whether the UCH10 will ship with the device, or is something that will only be sold separately. Available in black and white, Sony also mentions its compatibility with the Xperia Z3 Compact, so if you're in ownership of the smaller handset and would like faster charging, the UCH10 might be an acquisition to consider. 

Despite a battery capacity of 2,900mAh -- smaller than that of the Xperia Z3 -- Sony claims the Xperia Z3+ can keep running for up to two days. We're inclined to believe that with moderate-to-heavy usage, as one might expect of a high-end smartphone owner, the actual, real-world longevity is closer to the one-day mark. But with Quick Charge also making the cut, it's clear that Sony wants to focus on keeping the Z3+'s lights on for as long as possible, and if you need a rugged handset that can stay awake for a long time, the new flagship should probably be on your radar. 

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2. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

If 810 doesnt overheat this will be my next phone

4. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

I think that might be my only reservation about this phone.. 810 hasn't been well received and I had the z1 and z2. The z2 heated up pretty good when recording 4k so I'm hopeful that the bigger processor will fix it

9. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I have Z2 but never recorded video in 4k only full hd, my overheats if I play a game while charging but thats expected in every phone. Good thing is you have waterproof phone so you can just put it in the cold water too cool it down :P

11. Pattyface

Posts: 1658; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Love it being waterproof as I love messing with pictures underwater and if my phone got dirty I could wash it. I use a note 4 and a nexus 6 now but miss having my z series

19. Amir1 unregistered

For your info, there is no time restriction for 4k video recording for z3+ or at least the time is extended by far compared to z3. happy 4k recording.

17. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Hey its waterproof. If it starts heating up just run it under some cold water :)

24. kent-gaga

Posts: 609; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

fyi, cold water might shrink the rubber bands that run along the caps, thus making the phone temporarily loses its water proof capability.

5. gaming64 unregistered

I'm gonna love this phone. The design still is elegant despite being already used on the Z3 and Sony has been known to make phones with excellent battery life. Looking forward to this:D

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

question - will this work on the Z3 or Z2?

8. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

There is already quick chargers that come in box with Z3 but only consumers get those, testers like PA and Gsmarena nope so battery charging tests are false for Z3. Btw Z2 supports QuickCharging 2.0 but no official charger for that

10. epic_ninja420

Posts: 131; Member since: Nov 18, 2014

Consumers did not get the QC 2.0 chargers with the Z3 or Z3 compact at least in the US.

13. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

Users on XDA are saying they did but i dont know what countries got them.

14. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

My Z3 Compact bought in New Zealand did NOT came with a QC2.0 charger but instead with a standard 1.5 mAh charger that I tested recently... From 0% to 100% it takes about 160 minutes, the phone was turned on at 1%, WiFi was on and connected, BT was on and disconnected... the screen was turned on frequently and normal background services were active. In my opinion if QC lives up to its name I will buy one of those... I am satisfied with the current charging performance though. Considering that the iPhone has 69% of the battery capacity and it takes only about 20 minutes less than the Z3 Compact to fully charge, I am truly impressed.

16. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

I would like to see some tests with quick chargers or at least something above 3A output

12. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

These numbers are pure marketing. I'm sure those 5 hours are with Stamina mode and in standby mode, not particularly useful...

15. buccob

Posts: 2968; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

Tell me what battery numbers from any manufacturer are NOT marketing.... Anyway Sony is the true champ of battery life in phones today, hopefully they keep the title.

18. shiftt

Posts: 333; Member since: May 03, 2015

STRONGLY considering the Z3+.

20. darkkjedii

Posts: 31038; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I could go for one of those.

21. gaming64 unregistered

How did the Apple Watch go?

23. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

thats dope

25. dlsnhuff

Posts: 111; Member since: Aug 20, 2014

Huhuh .... that's really interesting

26. andynaija

Posts: 1259; Member since: Sep 08, 2012

Just curious, in the article thumbnail what kind of chargers those are and what country would they work in, because they don't look like "regular" North American wall plugs.

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