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You told us: Your phone charging times vary wildly

A slim majority of surveyed readers say their phones charge in over an hour.
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December 12, 2022
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Ryan Haines / Android Authority

Smartphone charging speeds have increased dramatically in the last few years, but not every brand has hopped aboard the faster charging train though.

That got us thinking about how long it takes for our readers’ phones to fully charge from empty. We posed this question last week and the results are finally in!

How long does it take to fully charge your phone?

Results

Just over 1,500 votes were cast in this poll after it was posted on December 7. The most popular option? Well, 18% of respondents said their phones took over 90 minutes to fully charge.

At least one reader specifically noted that they had a Pixel device, with Google’s phones indeed taking ages to fully charge. So we wouldn’t be surprised if readers who chose this option either have a Pixel or a similarly slow charging handset like the iPhone series.

Related: How fast wired and fast wireless charging works

In second place with 15% of the vote was “51 to 60 minutes,” while “61 to 70 minutes” took third place with ~14% of the vote. Interestingly enough, almost 9% of surveyed readers said they had no idea how long it took for their phones to fully charge. Presumably these readers charge their devices overnight, are content to come back to their phone after a few hours, or don’t charge it from zero.

Either way, it’s clear that a charging time of 30 minutes or less is still a niche feature among our surveyed readers’ phones, accounting for less than 10% of the vote. In fact, 50.8% of polled readers have a phone capable of fully charging in over an hour versus 40.8% having phones that fully charge in 60 minutes or less.

Comments

  • Beardednomad: That’s one of the things I love about OnePlus, they not only have real fast charging they also still give you the charger for free unlike Google, Samsung and Apple. My OnePlus 10 Pro takes about 45 minutes from 0-100 but a quick 5-10 minute charge provides enough to last a day.
  • Commentor: Switched to Xiaomi 12 pro with 120w ultra fast charging, if the battery is at 20% you are looking at under 10 mins…. once you have this, you cannot go back, plus charger supplied in box, unlike Samsung & IPhone
  • Konrad Uroda-Darłak: More than 90 minutes because of intentionally slower charger (to only 85%) :)
  • Walter Kowalski: Pixel 6 pro is about 1%/minute. However when it’s warm or cold it can vary.
  • Joe Black: I have absolutely no clue :-D I probably never had issues with battery life to make it into a something I have to think about. Even my smartwatch has a battery life in a range, I do not have to think about it, I just plug it for few minutes probably every 14 days, when it is down to something like 50-60% and add some charge.