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

iPhone 11 Pro and Pro Max fast charging tested: it makes a HUGE difference!
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. So how fast is it charging?


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

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.

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 Note 10+
65
Samsung Galaxy S10+
100
OnePlus 7 Pro
76
Google Pixel 3
113

Related phones

iPhone 11 Pro
  • Display 5.8" 1125 x 2436 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3046 mAh
iPhone 11 Pro Max
  • Display 6.5" 1242 x 2688 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 12 MP front
  • Processor Apple A13 Bionic, Hexa-core, 2650 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3969 mAh

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69 Comments

1. iushnt

Posts: 3122; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Look at that Note 10+ Charging performance.

3. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

Include Oppo's Super VOOC in the comparison and everything else will look dead slow

6. alanrock

Posts: 324; Member since: Oct 04, 2018

gone in 13 minutes.

73. royman

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 04, 2017

for the 1%ers who know what you're talking about...

10. Well-Manicured-Man

Posts: 703; Member since: Jun 16, 2015

Even though it is undeniable that other phones charge quicker, I suggest that you take battery health into consideration. If you charge your battery with 30w for six months, it will degrade much quicker, than with 18w.

12. KingSam

Posts: 1479; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

I use the 18w with my v35 and ite plenty fast.

14. mclaren113

Posts: 55; Member since: Dec 12, 2017

iPhone batteries degrade so fast even without fast charging lol

16. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

That would be true for a battery that has to be charged more than once a day. A lot of phones these days don't need topping up any longer because they can go for at least a day with ease. The Huawei P30 Pro being a good example.

17. UnlimitedSkye03

Posts: 300; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

Yep, medium usage can last upto 1.5 - 2 days, and gets full charge a little over an hour from empty

21. DBozz

Posts: 69; Member since: Sep 19, 2019

I used to charge my 7s with 5W charger still the phone battery gone in 8months.. wat do u say for that!? While my s8 still runs almost the same for 2yrs

35. oldskool50 unregistered

Fast charging batteries dows not make them degrade faster. Qualcomm has already stated that batteries that are designed to be fast charged are not damaged by the fast charging. They degrade the same based on how often you charge. Not how often you fast charge.

46. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

It depends a lot on the way it charges. Most quick chargers do quick charging up to 80% and then throttle. Also, VOOC or Dash charging is different in that the warming up part is in the charger itself (the battery remains pretty cool). So battery health isn't really an issue. All in all wireless charging is a lot worse for your battery than quick charging is.

47. oldskool50 unregistered

Wireless charing does not damage the battery. That is another complete BS lie. All you so-called tech trolls continue to make up BS. if wireless charging damage the battery or is fast charging actually damaged the battery, then think of all the phones that still have their original sealed batteries in phones that do both, yet those phones batteries last longer than phone like iPhone? https://www.digitaltrends.com/mobile/does-wireless-charging-degrade-your-battery-faster/#targetText=We've%20noticed%20that%20fast,not%20degrade%20your%20battery%20faster. Read the facts bruh and stop making up BS because you are uneducated. Your name says it all "withoutaclue". Makes me cringe when people constantly repeat complete BS, when all you have to do is simply good the fact. Also, when you wireless charge a battery, it's the coil that you feel the heat from, to the battery. The battery is inside a heat insulate skin. The skin is designed to handle the high temperatures expected to be produced by any thermal activity from chips, charging and everything else combined.

57. treypoundz

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Wireless charging does hurt the battery. when our phone gets extremely hot due to wireless charging it is hurting the battery as battery should not be in heat

62. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

I will tell the Li-on battery expert at Celectric that he is full of s**t. Despite it being his job

68. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

If you would have read your own article, it does state that heat degrades a battery. And wireless charging (induction) generates heat. Of course, a high-end QI charger would have perhaps coolers or just shut off above a certain temp. But in general Wireless charging is bad because of the heat that Wireless produces.

69. RebelwithoutaClue unregistered

You wrote: Also, when you wireless charge a battery, it's the coil that you feel the heat from, to the battery. The battery is inside a heat insulate skin. The skin is designed to handle the high temperatures expected to be produced by any thermal activity from chips, charging and everything else combined. The heat insulated skin (if even present) can only absorb so much. So it's not just the coil that heats up. Why do you think the tell you not to put your phone in the sun, because when the phone body heats up, so does the battery.

23. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Note 10 + can do it in 50 mins with the 45 watt charger.

36. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

And that Samsung 45w charger isn't included in the box and isn't cheap so your point is meaningless.

48. oldskool50 unregistered

Because you don't really need a 45W charger. For $1000+ phone I feel they should have included it with the Note 10+ and used the 25W with the Note 10. But Samsung has for the most part, always had a faster charger in the box vs Apple and I'm good with that. I also understand paying extra for a more fancier product. A 45W charger is fancier and it does add cost to the OEM to produce. If they would have included the charger, they would have to raise the cost of the phone. They put in a 25W charger, and didn't raise the phone cost, so that is actually a better thing. I guess it's all in how you perceive things. The 25W charger is considerably fast enough and is included. Be happy with it.

58. treypoundz

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

U don't even need the 45 when the 25 work just as fast. Ur paying extra for what 5 to 8 mins faster. it's ok to put ur phone down something's.

53. Fred3

Posts: 561; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

......

54. TomTang

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 25, 2019

why are you compare the adventage of Note 10+ to iPhone?iPhone is make progress!

2. Papa_Ji

Posts: 859; Member since: Jun 27, 2016

Welcome to 2016.

4. AbhiD

Posts: 850; Member since: Apr 06, 2012

And they still ship 5 watt unit in iPhone 11 model. Cheap buggers

8. TheOracle1

Posts: 2340; Member since: May 04, 2015

Even with the 18w charger the iPhone 11 still takes about 130 mins to fully charge which is pathetic these days. It's almost 4 hours with the 5w one. Apple are just a collective bunch of grifters.

59. treypoundz

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 05, 2017

Yeah the reason I wouldn't stay with the iPhone. I could never get pasted the slow charging

5. notfair

Posts: 755; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

I like how happy apple users are when they receive food scraps and they will make a mountain out of it.

7. joshuaswingle

Posts: 641; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Lol double the Note 10’s charge time... still a lot of catching up to do

34. oldskool50 unregistered

Well many Samsung devices still take about 90 mins to fast charge if you use the 15W charger. The iPhone take that sa.e time with 18W is expected to be similar. What is funny, some of those Samsung devices have at least a 3500MaH battery and still charge in 90 mins or less. So why is the iPhone battery taking longer.

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