Happily, gone are the days when it took 2-3 hours to charge a smartphone to full. Today’s models do it in 30-40 minutes, thanks to the spread of fast charging technology. But did you know that different manufacturers use different technologies? We discuss the most popular ones.
This is by far the most popular technology, used in devices by most consumer electronics manufacturers. Quick Charge is a universal standard that works in Android phones, among others. Several standards apply here:
Quick Charge 1.0 – with up to 10 W charging.
Quick Charge 2.0 – with up to 18 watts of charge.
Quick Charge 3.0 – with a charge of up to 36 watts.
Quick Charge 4.0 – with a charge of up to 100 watts.
This is a fast charging technology developed by Chinese giant Huawei and used in the company’s smartphones, among others. However, it is worth mentioning that Huawei devices also support the Quick Charge standard.
Another Chinese manufacturer, namely OPPO, has also decided to develop its own fast charging technology. It is not compatible with other devices, i.e. a VOOC charger will not support your phone from, for example, Samsung. In addition, DASH CHARGE, which OnePlus phones use, was developed on the basis of this technology.
Apple Fast Charge
The US giant wouldn’t be itself if it didn’t develop something of its own, in this case also fast charging technology. Apple Fast Charge is available on the company’s devices with a USB-C connector – from iPhone 8 upwards. Here, Apple offers chargers of 18, 30, 60 and 87 watts (although increasingly rarely at the price of the device, for which the company is widely criticised).