The acclaimed iPhone X was not the fastest in relation to charging.
How much charge does your phone get in 30 minutes or in an hour?
Fast Charging has become one of the most talked about features in a smartphone, and, more and more smartphones are coming with fast charging these days. OnePlus first deployed its native fast charging technology in OnePlus 3 past year as an advancement over Qualcomm's default Quick Charge 3.0 support. A new study from Tom's Guide, however, shows the iPhone X and iPhone 8 both lag behind competing flagship Android devices in terms of fast charging capabilities... While the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus reached 30 percent and 26 percent respectively with their included chargers.
The test by Tom's Guide is pretty basic - you charge while the phone is on, but with the screen turned off, from zero percent.
For our first round of testing, we wanted to find what battery percentage these phones could reach in 30 minutes of charging with their included adapters. However, for the latest iPhones, they used the fast-charging gear which Apple sells separately and it doesn't come with devices.
The next-best phone in the first round of our testing was the LG V30, at 53 percent. Unlike most other Android flagships, OnePlus doesn't use Qualcomm's QuickCharge technology and employs its proprietary Dash Charge. While the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 plus were at 50 percent, 49 percent and 47 percent battery in 30 minutes of charging with the $68 fast-charging adapter and USB-C.
If we talk about other phones, Samsung's flagships the Galaxy Note 8, S8 and S8+ were all in the same category, at 35 to 38 percent. Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL also had similar results and charged 38%. The Apple iPhone 8, 8 Plus and X also have support for fast charging, but, you have to shell out extra money to buy a 29-watt power adapter and a USB-C-to-Lightning cable in order to get fast charging speeds. Results were like the principal test, with the OnePlus 5T standing out at 93 percent, the V30 at 86 percent, the iPhone X at 81 percent, the iPhone 8 at 80 percent, and the iPhone 8 Plus at 79 percent.
With the bundled adapter, Apple iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X hit 58 percent, 55 percent and 37 percent respectively after charging for an hour.