OnePlus 3T Vs Galaxy S7 Edge Charging Speed Test: Dash Charge and Quick Charge 3.0 Battle It Out

Omar Sohail
Posted Nov 29, 2016
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Both OnePlus 3T and OnePlus 3 feature the company’s proprietary ‘Dash Charge’ technology, which needs to be used with the bundled charger and cable to shoot the battery life to phenomenal heights. However, the road is going to be tough for the affordable Snapdragon 821-powered flagship since it is going to go head to head against the Galaxy S7 edge, which features Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 tech. Which smartphone will reach the 100 percent battery mark using their respective chargers? Let us find out.

To Ensure an Accurate Testing Environment, Both OnePlus 3T and Galaxy S7 Edge Use Their Native Chargers, With Other Controlled Variables Carefully Monitored as Well

Both OnePlus 3T and Galaxy S7 edge have flight mode enabled so that the tests are not going to be interfered by those pesky notifications that always chew up battery life. In order to get the best results possible, SuperSaf TV decided to use the smartphones’ bundled chargers while keeping both devices running at 1 percent battery life before plugging them in.

For comparison purposes, both OnePlus 3T and Galaxy S7 edge sport the same screen size, but the former comes with a 3,400mAh battery, with the S7 edge is rocking a 3,600mAh cell. Another thing to note here is that the OnePlus 3T features a 1080p display to its competitor’s QHD panel, so that can also impact the overall charging time since a QHD resolution will end up consuming more battery life thanks to the higher number of pixels. However, both devices have their screens turned off for better accuracy of the results obtained. In the end, it was the OnePlus 3T that achieved victory, with the total charging time listed below:

  • OnePlus 3T: 1 hour 24 minutes and 27 seconds
  • Galaxy S7 edge: 1 hour 30 minutes and 12 seconds
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While the tests were carried out in a controlled scenario, there are other internal hardware aspects that we simply cannot control. The content creator did not state if the Galaxy S7 edge was running Android Nougat 7.0, because that reduces the resolution of the smartphone from 1440p to 1080p as you boot up the phone to save battery life. Regardless, the video of the speed charging test has been given below so tell us your thoughts on what factors do you think OnePlus 3T achieved victory over the S7 edge.

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