Quick Charge 3.0 vs Quick Charge 4.0: Charging Time

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The fast charging technologies evolving every day and the tech companies came up with the different technologies to charge the device in less time. Qualcomm is using Quick Charge term, OnePlus using Warp, Huawei is using Supercharge and Oppo is using Super VOOC term.

Qualcomm introduced Quick Charge 4.0+ with Snapdragon 845 and it still is using the same tech with the latest chipset. There is a significant improvement with Quick Charge 4.0 compared to Quick Charge 3.0. Let’s talk about the features first.

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Quick Charge 4.0+ does support the USB-PD and can handle maximum 27W power. In real life, this makes a lot of difference.

Many smartphones launched recently does support Quick Charge 4.0 but comes with 18W or 10W fast charger inside the box.

Xiaomi Poco F1 comes with 18W stock charger but the device is listed on Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ category so you can use Quick Charge 4.0+ charger to charge the device. A reliable source tested both chargers out and shared the charging time of Poco F1 with both the chargers.

Poco F1 takes 116 minutes to fully charge the device using Quick Charge 4.0+ charger while it takes almost 140 minutes to fully charge the device using the stock charger. As you can see in the graph, Charging time reduces after a 90% charge.

Charging MinutesQuick Charge 3.0 (%)Quick Charge 4.0+ (%)
000
101014
201826
302639
403553
504465
605477
706385
807190
907993
1008796
1109198
11694100
13097-
140100-
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