Xiaomi addresses battery degradation when using the new almighty 200W Hypercharge3
Xiaomi’s 200W charging degrades the battery to around 80% capacity in just two years
In an answer to question from a Q&A section on Chinese website Weibo, Xiaomi addressed some concerns over whether or not such ultra-fast charging can affect the battery longevity of your phone. The post states that 800 charging and discharging cycles at 200W can lead to a battery capacity of “above 80%”.
Roughly, 800 charge and discharge cycles amount to a bit more than two years. Technically, this means a phone with a 4,000mAh battery cell will be able to use around 3,200mAh (80%) of its battery after this period if you charge it via a 200W charger. Of course, that’s not an enormous amount of battery degradation, but it’s still worth mentioning.
Additionally, Xiaomi stated in the post that according to Chinese regulatory standards, a 60% or more battery capacity has to be left after 400 charge-discharge cycles, which roughly amounts to around a year. It’s evident that 60% of battery capacity is far from great, especially with modern age smartphones supporting 5G, fast refresh rate displays, and a wide variety of power-consuming features.
Charge up to 100% in just 8 minutes using wired charging and 15 minutes wirelessly! #XiaomiHyperCharge— Xiaomi (@Xiaomi) May 31, 2021
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