Over the last few years in smartphone history, we have seen drastic improvements in the hardware used in our smartphones. From WVGA to 4K resolution displays, high speed storage and triple cameras, modern day smartphones have come a long way in almost every aspect when it comes to hardware. However, battery technology has not kept pace with user demands. To compensate for this, companies have been working on improving battery charging times using proprietary fast charging solutions.
Since Qualcomm announced Quick Charge back in 2013, we have seen the technology evolve to become faster and more efficient. Be that as it may, this hasn’t stopped companies from creating their own custom fast charging solutions. Smartphone makers like Motorola, Oppo, Samsung, Huawei and others have developed custom fast charging solutions and use them as a differentiating factor for their devices in the market.
While some of these solutions are based on Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology, others like OnePlus’ Dash Charge (based on Oppo’s VOOC flash charging) are highly customized and depend on special circuitry in the Dash Charger. This can sometimes prove to be slightly inconvenient when you don’t have the Dash Charger with you. That said, OnePlus’s Dash Charging technology is considered as one of the fastest smartphone charging solutions out there. Until recently, anyway.
A new infographic released by Hometop has revealed that Huawei’s SuperCharge technology is the fastest fast charging solution now, beating OnePlus’ famous Dash Charge mechanism. The testing revealed that Huawei’s SuperCharge technology managed to charge a 3,400mAh capacity battery from 0 to 100 percent in 73 minutes. On the other hand, OnePlus’ Dash Charge took 80 minutes to charge a 3,300mAh capacity battery to its full quota.
In terms of Charging Rate per minute, Huawei SuperCharge clocks in at 46.57mAh per minute while OnePlus’ Dash Charge comes in second at 41.25mAh per minute. Qualcomm’s Quick Charge tech clocks in at 30mAh per minute, while Apple comes in last at 21.73mAh per minute.