Battery life is one of those areas of smartphone technology which has lagged behind other mobile phone technological advances. However many new smartphones now come with a fast charging feature which means you can fully charge your phone in a short space of time. A test run by Tom’s Guide decided to charge 6 popular smartphones to see how they fared and which ones charged up the quickest.
The six smartphones put to the charging test were the Samsung Galaxy S6, the iPhone 6, the LG G4, the Nexus 6, the OnePlus 2 and the Asus ZenFone 2. In order to make the test as accurate as possible, all of the smartphone batteries were completely used until they were empty and then charged back up to 5% before the test began. It’s worth mentioning that most of the Android smartphones feature some type of fast charging technology, whereas the iPhone 6 doesn’t.
After 15 minutes of charging, the ZenFone 2 was in the lead with 32% of the battery charged, followed by the Galaxy S6 with 27%, the Nexus 6 with 25%, the LG G4 at 23% and heading up the rear was the iPhone 6 and OnePlus 2 with a 20% charge.
At the end of the experiment to see which smartphone charged the fastest, the Galaxy S6 was the winner – fully charged in just 1 hour and 22 minutes. In second place was the LG G4 which took 1 hour 36 mins followed by the Nexus 6 and ZenFone 2 which tied at 1 hour and 49 minutes.
Two of the smartphones took more than 2 hours to fully charge, the OnePlus 2 clocked 2 hours and 10 minutes whereas the iPhone 6 was in last place taking 2 hours and 35 minutes.
If our a heavy-user, especially if you’re out and about alot, it’s something useful to know when you’re deciding on which smartphone to go for next.