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iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max fast charging tested: it makes a HUGE difference!

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iPhone 11 Pro 18-watt fast charging tested: how much time it takes for a full charge
In the past few years, Apple has been the only company to ship its expensive flagship phones without a fast charger in the box. Stubbornly, the Cupertino-based company equipped iPhones with ever growing batteries with the same measly 5-watt charger that it had used for years and that took more than 3 hours to fully recharge an iPhone's battery.

Update: We have added iPhone 11 Pro Max charging times below.

Now, in 2019, change has finally arrived and the iPhone 11 Pro series are the first iPhones to come with a fast charger included in the box. 


It's an 18-watt wall adapter with a USB-C connection on one end and Apple's Lightning port on the other end connecting to the iPhone. And yes, it's slightly bigger than before too. But how fast does the iPhone 11 Pro charge?

How fast does the iPhone 11 Pro charge?



We measured charging times on the iPhone 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max, and this charger is a game-changer for Apple. It gives you more than 50% charge in just half an hour on the 11 Pro, and you get close to a 50% charge in half an hour on the Max! Here are the results of our charging test:

iPhone 11 Pro Charging Test

  • in 15 minutes: 28% charge
  • 30 minutes: 55%
  • 45 minutes: 74%
  • 1 hour: 85%
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes: 94%
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes: 98%
  • 1 hour and 42 minutes: FULL Charge

iPhone 11 Pro Max Charging Test

  • in 15 minutes: 24% charge
  • 30 minutes: 47%
  • 45 minutes: 70%
  • 1 hour: 82%
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes: 90%
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes: 95%
  • 1 hour and 45 minutes: 98%
  • 1 hour and 57 minutes: FULL Charge

iPhone 11 Charging Test (using optional 18W charger):

  • in 15 minutes: 27%
  • 30 minutes: 53%
  • 45 minutes: 73%
  • 1 hour: 84%
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes: 92%
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes: 97%
  • 1 hour and 49 minutes: FULL Charge

iPhone 11 Charging Test (using in-box 5W charger):

  • in 15 minutes: 11%
  • 30 minutes: 20%
  • 45 minutes: 29%
  • 1 hour: 38%
  • 1 hour and 15 minutes: 46%
  • 1 hour and 30 minutes: 55%
  • 3 hours and 33 minutes: FULL Charge

Notice that as on most phones, the last few percentage points were the slowest to charge and you have to wait for much longer for the last percent to charge up.

Overall, while the iPhone 11 Pro and the Max are definitely not the fastest charging phones on the block, they have definitely improved a great deal and now you can top them up for a quick 15 or 30 minutes if you have forgotten to charge it over night and not worry about it. So that's how fast the iPhone 11 Pro charges. 

And below you will find how charging times on the iPhone 11 Pro compare to other iPhones as well as a few popular Android rivals:

minutes Lower is better
Apple iPhone 11 Pro
102
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max
117
Apple iPhone XS
185
Apple iPhone XS Max
209
Apple iPhone XR
192
Samsung Galaxy Note10+
65
Samsung Galaxy S10+
100
OnePlus 7 Pro
76
Google Pixel 3
113

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Apple iPhone 11 Pro specs
  • Display 5.8 inches 2436 x 1125 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3046 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x
Apple iPhone 11 Pro Max specs
  • Display 6.5 inches 2688 x 1242 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Triple camera) 12 MP front
  • Hardware Apple A13 Bionic 4GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, not expandable
  • Battery 3969 mAh
  • OS iOS 15.x

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