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OnePlus shows how fast its OnePlus 3T charges compared to the Google Pixel XL

OnePlus has posted a comparison video between the OnePlus 3T and the Google Pixel XL to highlight the strengths of its new phone's Dash Charging technology.

Published onNovember 17, 2016


OnePlus has posted a comparison video between its new phone, the OnePlus 3T, and Google’s Pixel XL to highlight the strengths of its Dash Charge capabilities. In the video, the power levels of both devices begin at 1% and are left to charge until they reach 100%, with a timer showing how long it all takes.

The OnePlus 3T houses a 3,400 mAh battery and makes use of OnePlus‘ proprietary Dash Charge technology, while the Google Pixel XL – Google’s recently released flagship – has a 3,450 mAh battery which benefits from USB Type-C fast charging via USB-PD (USB-Power Delivery).

Check out the video below (notice that both devices have flight mode switched on):

Thirty minutes in, the OnePlus 3T is slightly ahead of the Pixel XL at 56% compared to 49% but by the one-hour mark the OnePlus 3T is at 92% capacity while the Pixel XL sits at 70% – this is where the greatest disparity between the handsets’ charge levels can be seen. As you may know, battery charging rates typically slow down as the battery nears capacity.

The OnePlus 3 achieves a full charge at 90 minutes while it takes a total of two hours for the Pixel XL to reach the same level.

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What are your thoughts on the results? Is the difference in charging speed significant? Let us know in the comments.

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