On Tuesday, Aug 25, Tom's Guide has pitted seven popular smartphones against one another to see which of them charges the fastest. Among the Asus ZenFone 2, Motorola Droid Turbo, Apple iPhone 6, LG G4, Google Nexus 6, OnePlus 2 and Samsung Galaxy S6, the Galaxy S6 emerged as the fastest charging smartphone among the mobile devices.
Irish Examiner has reported that Tom's Guide recorded the time each device took to be able to reach a certain battery percentage, as well as the final time each smartphone needed to get to one hundred percent charged. The Samsung Galaxy S6 took 1 hour 22 minutes. The LG G4 follows at 1 hour 36 minutes. Coming in third and fourth are the Motorola Droid Turbo, which finished at 1 hour 47 minutes and the Google Nexus 6 and Asus ZenFone at 1 hour 49 minutes.
The last finisher is the iPhone 6, which took more than two hours to charge till it became full. Samsung Galaxy S6 has not been a frontrunner among the seven phones early in the testing. After five minutes, the device has only reached 11 percent battery charge, finishing last among the devices. The early frontrunner is the Asus ZenFone 2, which topped the 5-minute charge with 17 percent.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 may have started slow, but it started to lead the way after the thirty minute mark, in which it reached 53 percent along with the ZenFone 2. The Samsung device's win has become apparent when, after 48 minutes, the device has already reached 80 percent charge. ZenFone trailed behind, taking 56 minutes to reach 80 percent.
While charging speed may not be a factor immediately considered in buying smartphones, it is useful to know how long it actually takes before one's device becomes fully charged. Especially for instances when time needs to be considered, knowing how long a device charges and how much battery the phone has after a certain time helps when one just needs to hurriedly grab an adequately functional handset for use.
Samsung Galaxy S6 has been announced in March this year. The device has been made available a month after it has been announced.