At the recent Mobile World Congress in Barcelona Meizu unveiled a new quick charging technology called mCharge. The company claims that mCharge is able to fully charge a 3,000mAh battery in just 20 minutes. When Meizu will finally release it to the world is still a mystery.
But this isn’t the only fast charging solution on the market. That’s why the Chinese website IThome decided to conduct an investigation and compare them. For the experiment 5 smartphones were chosen: Huawei Mate 9, Samsung Galaxy C9 Pro, Oppo R9S Plus, Vivo X9 Plus and Apple iPhone 7 Plus. The latter doesn’t have an integrated fast charging feature and was selected to demonstrate that these technologies are actually effective.
And they are. After 150 minutes the first four smartphones were charged to the top while iPhone 7 Plus had only 69%. The charging was complete only after 190 minutes. What’s even more interesting is that iPhone 7 Plus has a 2,910mAh while all other devices had 4,000mAh batteries.
Obviously, this is only a comparison test and its results don’t mean that some smartphones are just bad. But if charging time is a concern for you, keep that in mind when choosing a smartphone to buy.