While smartphone vendors like Apple, LG, and Samsung lately ventured in the growing space of fast charging, it has been found through a new study that the Dash Charge technology on the OnePlus 5T outpaces the competition by offering fastest charging time. OnePlus first deployed its native fast charging technology in OnePlus 3 last year as an advancement over Qualcomm's default Quick Charge 3.0 support. The technology is claimed to achieve 60 percent or even more battery charge within 30 minutes.
Product review site Tom's Guide has tested a group of 10 flagship smartphones to bring out the fastest charging feature. Though the group includes the LG V30, iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Google Pixel 2, and Samsung Galaxy Note 8. In the test, the OnePlus 5T managed to outpace all these models. The Chinese handset hit 59 percent charge in 30 minutes of charging time and reached the milestone of 93 percent charge in an hour. The iPhone X, on the other hand, when tested with an optional 29W adapter and USB-C to Lightning cable reached the mark of 50 percent charge in 30 minutes. The LG V30 comes second in the list of tested flagship models, achieving 53 percent charge in 30 minutes. Moreover, the Pixel 2 reached 38 percent, while the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 added 35 percent of power in the 30-minute span.
If we believe the latest study, the iPhone X charges 81 percent in 60 minutes, while the Pixel 2 reaches 75 percent in the same time frame. This shows that Apple has enabled a faster-charging technology than what Google is offering on its latest Pixel flagship. However, to enable fast charging on your new iPhone model, you need to pick a separate power adapter that supports USB Power Delivery (USB-PD) and comes with USB-C.
Unlike the iPhone case in which you need to purchase an optional adapter, OnePlus bundles its proprietary charging solution with its flagship that supports Dash Charge out of the box. The proprietary technology by the Shenzhen-based company is a custom version of VOOC Flash Charge that Oppo showcased in February 2016. It is touted to charge a 2500mAh battery from 0 to 100 percent in 15 minutes flat.
Notably, Dash Charge is not only powering OnePlus 5T. The same technology is well available on the OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, and the recent OnePlus 5. However, since Tom's Guide is comparing the latest flagships, the new OnePlus smartphone emerges as the leader.