With the market trending to more powerful devices, batteries are increasing in capacity to maintain run time.
So, in the case of that new batteries haven’t entered the market yet. Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 is an effective way to improve battery life and shorten the charging times.
In fact, most of smart phones we used are from Qualcomm technology. It has been known as one of the most useful features of Smart phones. At present, Quick Charge has been developed to its 3.0 version.
A new generation of fast charging technology is coming, let’s find exactly what’s new!
What is Quick Charge?
What the shinning point of the new Quick Charge?
Well, here is the answer:
Quick Charge is not a fresh concept; it can make your smartphone charge faster than it would be.
The most common & easiest way to reach Quick Charge is to enlarge the charging electric current and maximize the charging efficiency.
However, the newest Quick Charge technology also supports charging battery at higher voltage which can reach the faster power transfer.
Typically, smartphone and charger both need compatible charge voltage and electric current. Otherwise you will face the troubles below:
Firstly, if your smartphone needs battery charging at 9V/2V, however, your charger’s electric current only 1A, that would waste a long time!
Secondly, your charger’s electricity is 2A, your phone need 0.7A electricity only. Of course it will cause low charging speed.
To be frank, most of earlier Quick Charge technologies are very resemble, that is optimizing the transmission power in your charging time.
If your smartphone is power off, you can charge it to a higher power in a short time and then feel free to use your phone.
What is Quick Charge 3.0?
What the magical performance can Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 Fast Charge Technology bring?
According to the statement of Qualcomm, it can charge your phone from 0% to 80% in 35 minutes.
What’s more, there are two things that Qualcomm has announced before:
1: Compared with Quick Charge 2.0, Quick Charge 3.0’s speeds can be 27% faster than 2.0.
2: Quick Charge 3.0’s charging time is 2 times faster than Quick Charge 1.0.
It sounds amazing, really!
However, though the Quick Charge Technology can reduce half of your charging time, it’s still needs 1 hour to get it fully charged.
The most important advantage of Qualcomm is to improve the charging efficiency. For that, Qualcomm has developed a great technology, called INOV (Intelligent Negotiation for Optimum Voltage), which allows for a fined tuned power output and a more optimized charging cycle.
INOV has the added benefit of being able to dynamically adjust the charging voltage over the battery charging cycle. As a battery charges up, it slowly draws less and less current, which is partly why it takes longer to charge the last 20 percent than the first. Qualcomm states that its new technology allows the phone to request just enough voltage to reach the desired charge current, thereby maximizing efficiency.
The Comparison of Quick Charge 3.0, Quick Charge 2.0 and Quick Charge 1.0
For your better understanding, I have compiled the differences of Quick Charge generation, and here is the clearly comparison.
From this chart, we can see that every generation of Quick Charge all keeps the same electricity and improves the charging voltage for faster charging time. However, Quick Charge 3.0 is further improved the higher charging efficiency.
There is one thing which needs to be pointed is that Qualcomm is still compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 and 1.0, that means Quick Charge 3.0 can charge any certificated charger(USB Type C ports of course), and keeps higher charging efficiency.
What External Devices do we have in Quick Charge 3.0?
First External Battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology: Charge up to 80% of the battery for QC 2.0/3.0 compatible devices when charging for approximately 35 minutes.
Quick Charge 3.0 Power bank can keep your digital devices running all the time, particularly designed for your business trips, meeting, camping expeditions, or tours etc.
LG G5 finally was released. Supports quick charge 3.0 and comes with type-c port. Pretty sweet!
Regular chargers will still recharge the G5, but over 50% slower. That’s over 2 hours to get full, instead of only 70 minutes. Quick Charge 3.0 phone not only offer you convenience, but also comfort feeling.
Last but not the least, even though Qualcomm has released Quick Charge 3.0, whether it can be closer to our life and work is up to OEM manufactures. Anyway, we can just keep an eye out for Quick Charge 3.0 devices!