Battery life and smartphone charging are always a hot topic of conversation when smartphones are compared. Tom’s Guide decided to do their own testing to see how some of the most popular and not so well-known smartphones measured up when it came down to how quickly they charged up. The results make some interesting reading.
A selection of six smartphones were trialled in the fastest charging smartphone test. The phones in question were the iPhone 6, Samsung Galaxy S6, Nexus 6, LG G4, Asus ZenFone 2 and the OnePlus 2. For comparison reasons, the batteries on all of the phones tested were completely drained to zero and then slightly charged up to just a 5% charge before testing commenced. You may already know that some of the Android smartphones tested come with faster charging technology, something which the iPhone doesn’t have (yet).
The six smartphones were charged for 15 minutes before mid-test charging percentages were first recorded. At this point the ZenFone 2 was in first place with an impressive 32% of battery charge after just 15 minutes on the charger. Next was the Galaxy S6 with 27% charge followed closely by the Nexus 6 (25% charged) and the LG G4 displaying 23% charge. There was a tie for last place at this stage with the iPhone 6 and OnePlus 2 showing only 20% charge.
The results at the end of the test showed that the Samsung Galaxy S6 took the fastest charging smartphone honours, it reached 100% fully charged in one hour and 22 minutes. The LG G4 wasn’t too far behind in second place with a time of 1 hour and 36 minutes. In joint third with 1 hour and 49 minutes was the Nexus 6 and ZenFone 2 smartphones followed in fifth by the OnePlus 2 which had a time of 2 hours and 10 minutes. Finally in sixth place and perhaps unsurprisingly given that it doesn’t have the benefit of faster charging technology, was the iPhone 6 which reached fully charged in 2 hours and 35 minutes.
The iPhone 6 is a thing of beauty and if you want one, you’re not going to be put off by the fact that it charges a little slower than some of its rivals. However, for Android owners who are heavy users, Tom’s Guides test yields some interesting results which could help them select the right phone for them.