Video from Qualcomm shows you how much faster Quick Charge 2.0 fuels your battery

Video from Qualcomm shows you how much faster Quick Charge 2.0 fuels your battery
To show how much faster its Quick Charge 2.0 technology recharges a smartphone battery, Qualcomm shot a video starring a trio of Nexus 6 handsets. Each one was having its 3200mAh battery charged from 0%. The first Nexus 6 on the left was using a conventional charger running at 5Volts/1 Amp. The second unit employed a conventional charger running at 5Volts/2 Amps. The third Nexus 6 was using Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0. which uses as much as 3 Amps.

As the video shows, the Nexus 6 that used the Quick Charge 2.0 was able to charge up to 50% in 40 minutes. At the same 40 minute mark, the 2 Amp charger was able to recharge the battery to 32%, and the 1 amp charger was 22% refueled. For Quick Charge 2.0 to work, you need to have a phone compatible with the technology, and a charger powerful enough to put out the required current.

The Quick Charge 2.0 technology is included in certain Snapdragon chipsets. Faster recharging of smartphones has become a selling point for some models. Recharge the Motorola DROID Turbo for 15 minutes and you'll have enough battery life to last 8 hours. The Samsung Galaxy S6 and Samsung Galaxy S6 edge both also offer quick recharging. It's a great feature for the severely smartphone addicted who see their life flash in front of their eyes whenever they have less than 10% battery life remaining.

Right now, there are 13 Android handsets that are compatible with Quick Charge 2.0. including the Motorola DROID Turbo, Nexus 6, Samsung Galaxy Note Edge, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, HTC Desire EYE, Second-gen Motorola Moto X, Sony Xperia Z3 Tablet compact, Sony Xperia Z3 compact, Sony Xperia Z3, HTC One (M8), Sony Xperia Z2 Tablet and the HTC One remix.

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source: Qualcomm

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