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OnePlus slams Samsung’s Adaptive Charging in comparison video

Although both the OnePlus 3 and Samsung Galaxy S7 claim to be speedy chargers, it looks like Rapid Dash beats the pants off Adaptive Charging.

Published onAugust 8, 2016

So the OnePlus 3 comes tricked out with a quick charging capability that OnePlus has dubbed Dash Charge. In a video posted to their YouTube channel earlier today, OnePlus touted the superiority of their “flagship killer” in the realm of charge-time, pitting their product against the increasingly ubiquitous Samsung Galaxy S7.

Now, the Galaxy S7 isn’t without its own charging perks. The popular smartphone has “adaptive charging” listed as one of its selling points, but if this comparison video can be taken at face value, then it simply doesn’t hold a candle to Dash Charge.

OnePlus 3 Dash Charge requires both a proprietary adapter and cable

Although the video begins with a disclaimer defensively attesting that charge times could vary “depending on phone configuration, settings, usage while charging and power source,” the tenor of the video picks up quickly as the two devices are put on chargers and set before a time-lapse camera.

This first demonstration shows the OnePlus 3 reaching 64 percent charge in the amount of time it takes the Galaxy S7 to reach 50 percent. That’s not a tremendous difference, all things considered, but OnePlus has buried their lead here. The second demo is where Dash Charge truly shines.

The second demo is where Dash Charge truly shines.

In Round II, the same contest of speed takes place, but this time the device screens are left on. Since your display is your primary source of battery suck, it would stand to reason that the devices would charge substantially slower while their screens are active.

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Not so. At least, not for the OnePlus 3. While the Galaxy S7’s battery creeped along, Dash Charge rocketed the battery up to capacity almost as quickly as it did with the screen off. It’s worth noting that both smartphones pack a 3,000mAh battery.

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What are your thoughts regarding this competition of charge speeds? OnePlus has been laying down the heat pretty heavily to demonstrate to users that you can still have premium build and valuable features without breaking the bank, but Samsung has a long track record of quality products giving them momentum.

Can OnePlus’s line of smartphones ever truly kill the flagship? Let us know your take in the comments below.

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