New smartphones provide very high performance, but this is not for free. I do not have on my mind the fact that we have to pay a lot for these flagship mobiles. Unfortunately, more powerful components consume more electrical power. So, manufactures implement power saving features and use batteries with higher capacity. But this is not good enough.
The real usage battery life times are quite short. We also use our mini personal computers (i.e. smartphones) a lot. Therefore, there is a need to charge them quickly during the day. This is the reason why we have so many fast charging solution on the market, i.e. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0, Oppo SuperVOOC, MediaTek Pump Express 3.0 and OnePlus Dash Charge.
OnePlus 3 smartphone will be the first device with Dash Charge feature. It is able to charge its battery to 63% in 30 minutes.
OnePlus 3 is a flagship smartphone with Snapdragon 820 chipset on board, 6 GB of RAM and 64 GB internal memory. The 5.5-inches screen has 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution and it is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4. The battery is non-removable, but it has 3 000 mAh capacity and can be charged very quickly. The price is not so high, because it costs Rs. 27 999 in India. You can already order it via Amazon.in.
The truth is that OnePlus is licencing Oppo’s VOOC fast charging solution, so only original OnePlus accessories support this feature.
Dash Charge is thicker, because it has to handle more amps which are pushed through it from the charger. Therefore, you have to use the original OnePlus charger and cable in order to achieve short charging times. Of course, you can use a normal USB-C cable and it will also work, but the charging speed will be normal.
The data presented by OnePlus are very promising. Very interesting is the fact, that Dash Charge does not heat up the smartphone and it works also during gaming and video watching.
Before you will start analyze the below graphs, here you have some facts. These graphs compare charging speed of OnePlus 3, Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge and Nexus 6P smartphones in three scenarios: filming 4k video, 3D gaming and screen on. Remember, that OnePlus 3 has the smallest battery (3 000 mAh). Galaxy S7 has 3 600 mAh and Nexus 6P has 3 450 mAh. Also, Samsung Galaxy S7 does not support the newest Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging solution.