When it comes to smartphones, they are much different than those traditional feature phones which would last many days on a single charge. Smartphones, however, are not that smart when it comes to managing battery life and they usually die within a day or two (max). That’s why, many buyers consider battery life as the deciding factor when it comes to smartphones. To attract such battery conscious buyers, manufacturers too place big bets on the battery department and advertise that their phones come with a big mAh battery.
Manufacturers have their own way to prolong the battery life in their smartphones. They equip some models with a big battery, while some reduce the screen resolution so that the battery lasts long. Some also tweak their software so that no unwanted apps and services run in the background. In the end, users too try just everything to improve their battery life.
The problem with a big battery, however, is that your phone will also take a lot longer to fully charge itself. A solution to this problem is to buy a phone with quick charging capability which will charge your phone a lot faster. Qualcomm has introduced this quick-charging capability to smartphones with its QuickCharge 1.0 technology. As the name suggests, this is the first generation technology which was launched in 2012 and reduced the charging time by nearly 40 percent. Then Qualcomm launched its QuickCharge 2.0 technology with its Snapdragon 800 SoC. At that time, many manufacturers decided to save up on costs, and left users with slow chargers. The good news now is that things have changed.
So now without any further talk, let’s take a look at some of the best smartphones with quick-charging capability.
Samsung Galaxy S6
Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 features fast charging tech. The phone comes with 2550 mAh battery but thanks to quick charge, it can get you 4 hours of use in just 10 minutes of charging. The fast charger also comes bundled in the package which means you won’t need to search for an aftermarket one.
Oppo Find 7a
Oppo Find 7a is a smartphone from a Chinese company but it looks and works great. The phone features a 5.5-inch screen with 1920 x 1080 resolution, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 2GB RAM, 13MP rear camera, 5MP front camera and expandable memory upto 128GB. It comes with a 2,800 mAh battery and the device uses a VOOC technology, which means it can charge up your entire smartphone from 0 percent to 75 percent in just 30 minutes. Note that Oppo doesn’t use Qualcomm’s technology, but the company uses its own VOOC Flash Charge 1.0 technology.
Motorola Nexus 6
Google’s flagship, the Nexus 6 sports a Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, 5.96-inch screen with 1440 x 2560 pixel resolution and a big 3,220 mAh battery. The smartphone comes with fast charging tech, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 and Motorola Turbo Charging, both in one devices. You can get upto 6 hours of use from only 15 minutes of charging, as per Motorola.
The LG G4 sports a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.5-inch screen and a 3,000 mAh battery. The phone supports quick charging but sadly it doesn’t comes bundled with a quick charger. This means that you’ll need to find a third party charger if you want to take advantage of the quick charging feature. The LG G4 supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, but for some reason (may be to save costs) the company bundles a traditional wall charger in the box, and if you want your phone to charge quickly, then you will need to find a quick charger from online or any store.
HTC One M9
HTC One M9 features a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB RAM, 5.0-inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution and a 2,840 mAh battery. The phone features Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 tech but it comes with a standard 1.5A charger and not a quick charger. Just search for a good quick charger online or on any store.
Moto X Pure Edition
Moto X Pure edition (aka Moto X Style outside USA) comes with a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 21MP rear camera, 5MP front facing camera, expandable storage up to 128GB and a big 3,000mAh battery. Thanks to its new TurboPower charger that’s included in the box, users can get 10 hours of usage after just 15 minutes on the charger and that’s surely impressive.