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.

source: Qualcomm

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)



1. mrej201

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 04, 2015

so the note 4 does it

4. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Because it has this technology.

10. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

The Exynos version have a similar technology but is a bit faster. I can get my Note 4 charged to 50% in 30 minutes.

17. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

my padfone 2 (2140mah battery) with it's 5V 2A original charger is fully charged in approximately 60 minutes and it doesn't have any quick charge technology and works on snapdragon S4 pro CPU

22. jbob123

Posts: 2; Member since: Dec 05, 2014

50% of 2140 is 1070...which is about 33% of the battery mentioned, which is about exactly what they said in the article was done in 40 minutes. So the math says that your setup is actually 50% slower. Not to be a jerk, just wanted you to understand the math of it

23. user996

Posts: 221; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

you are real jerk. that doesn't work like you think. battery is easier to charge up to abou 70-80% then its harder and harder to fully charge. my battery is li-polymer and it easier to charge and charger is powerful so it can! i'm saying what i see and not what you can calculate and it's not correct tho

2. mixedfish

Posts: 1567; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

I would never charge my phone with more than 5v/1A.

3. Muayyad

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

I'm doing it on daily basis. It is an opportunity to know if this technology is safe on batteries.

5. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

I personally use a standard two amp charger every night with my Nexus 6, and only the turbo charger when I need to get some battery quickly.

6. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Qualcom quick charge IS BETTER than standard charger 2Amp charger. It detect/monitor the battery temperature and fullness, and sending the power depending on the situation. If the battery is too hot, perhaps it's being use to play 3D game while being charge, or for some other reason, it will charge will low amps/volt, as charging with high amp/volt while the battery is hot will make the battery deteriorate faster. This is what the standard charger don't have. And when the battery is almost full, the QC 2.0 charger will also charge the battery slower. So, recap, the quick charge 2.0 is a smart charger that were safer than standard two amp charger.

11. caustictoast

Posts: 31; Member since: Aug 07, 2012

I've used the turbo charger moto gives with the nexus 6 every night. So far no ill effects. In fact my battery life got better with 5.1 so it's nothing to worry about

20. uRiBiTo666

Posts: 55; Member since: Jun 02, 2013

It is safe. If you put more amps on your device, it'll charge a bit faster (up to a point). Especially when you use/charge simultaneously. But it's not granted to work. Your phone will use ONLY the amps it needs. So if your phone uses 1.4 amps when charging, even if you use a charger that outputs 2A, only 1.4A will be used. Unlike voltage, the phone can regulate amperage, and thus, uses only what it needs.

7. TyrionLannister unregistered

The Exynos 7420 has a similar technology and it actually charges faster.

8. jove39

Posts: 2148; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Qualcomm should make another quick Snapdraggon 810 drain battery!

9. CreeDiddy

Posts: 2275; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

On my 6 Plus with a 2A charge I can get to 50% in about 30 mins. Nothing impressive here.

12. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Sorry I seem like I'm trolling... On my BLU Studio Energy it charges SUPER slow, like 10% per hour; but it only uses 1% per day on standby. Even under heavy heavy usage I have to charge it every three days.... I love super long battery life, I'd take that over fast charging any day.

13. Anonn

Posts: 230; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

24. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

But it only work on oppo phone. I hope oppo will license the tech to other manufacture.

14. phonehome

Posts: 812; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Though not touted, GS5 charges pretty fast with the included charger (and has a removable battery). But that probably doesn't matter as the GS6 battery lasts a week with very heavy usage, charges from 0-100% in 90 seconds, and has an unlimited recharge life cycle. I also hear the battery adds 8gb of RAM and 1TB of flash memory to the phone.

15. Randy_g

Posts: 70; Member since: Jul 10, 2014


16. SamsungEU

Posts: 147; Member since: Dec 29, 2014

not sure if trolling or stupid

18. maherk

Posts: 7017; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Both, and obviously butthurt as well.

19. Sprissy

Posts: 193; Member since: Feb 11, 2012

Can't we just have a battery that last all day, if you don't have access to power it's useless.

21. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

How about the Xperia Z2? I feel its also compatible with that quick charge 2.0 but I don't remember where i read it.

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