iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus Still Using Standard Chargers – Charging Time Still Too Long


Despite the fact that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus have improved in every manner possible, there are still a few things that Apple will need to work on. Hopefully, when the company announces its iPhone 8 in September 2017, it will finally be able to reduce the total amount of time it takes to charge faster. According to the latest test results, both iPhones take a substantially long time for their batteries to reach full charge. Looking at the iPhone 7’s small battery capacity, that’s a serious downgrade.

Apple Still Bundling 5W Chargers With iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus – Phones Take a Considerably Long Time to Charge

According to a comprehensive review conducted by Anandtech for the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, even the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6 Plus are able to charge faster than their next generation counterparts, but that’s only because they come outfitted with smaller battery capacities. Since Apple has shipped the same 5W chargers as did with its previous generation family of iPhones, naturally the latest lineup will take some time to fully juice up. In contrast, Samsung’s Galaxy S7 and even a Galaxy S7 edge take a lesser amount of time for their batteries to reach full capacity, and that’s really saying something.

Hours Taken to Charge From 0-100 Percent

  • Galaxy S7 (Snapdragon 820 variant): 1.51 hours
  • Galaxy S7 edge (Snapdragon variant): 1.85 hours
  • iPhone 6s: 1.94 hours
  • iPhone 6s Plus: 2.80 hours
  • iPhone 7: 2.08 hours
  • iPhone 7 Plus: 3.07 hours

Perhaps it is high time that Apple starts to ship off chargers that are able to deliver a higher amount of wattage in order to greatly reduce the total charging time. Looking at how both iPhones come without the 3.5mm headphone, Apple should have thought about this decision a long time ago. Still, if you want to make sure that both your iPhones are charged in a short time span, then it is highly recommended that you invest in a 3rd-party charger, but only use those which have been certified for use with these devices.