Best Fast Charging Quick Charge 2.0 / 3.0 / 4.0 Smartphones

(Last Updated On: June 21, 2018)

With smartphones being more powerful, it also means that they’re able to consume more power than ever, Something to account for when it comes to the increasing power of our portable devices, especially smartphones is the battery capacity that’s used with them. The norm for most phones on the market is now to have a 3.000mAh battery or at least close to it or higher than that. Having a larger battery used with your smartphone is great as it allows you to use your device for a long duration of time without having to recharge it sooner. At the same time, when it does come time to recharge a smartphone with a large battery then it can take quite long, at least it would take a long time to recharge such devices if it weren’t for fast charging technologies.

There are two main fast charging technologies that are highly accessible with the portable devices that we use, which would be, Quick Charge and Power Delivery. Quick Charge is a fast charging technology that’s used with many Android smartphones on the market, while Power Delivery is more universal. In this case, we’re going to be talking about Quick Charge as it’s currently more common among Android smartphones.

So we’re going to take a look at the best Quick Charge smartphones on the market, so if you’re in the market for purchasing a new smartphone and want to make sure that it’s able to charge to its full power at a very fast charging speed, then perhaps the smartphones in this guide will help make your decision.

Samsung Galaxy S8

When the Galaxy S8 released it brought a new fresh take on the smartphone industry and that’s because it finally embraced the edge to edge screen display, rather than having two completely different smartphones. This basically paved the way for the race of creating the bezel-less smartphone that many brands are going for. Along with that, the jump from Galaxy S7 bought some bumped up specs that made sure that other brands would lead with the same tech such as the Snapdragon 835 processor. Also, finally, the Galaxy S8 is Samsung’s first smartphone that started to use the new standard of USB-C that makes charging and connectivity and a lot easier.

That said, if there’s one thing that the Galaxy S8 did not change was the battery capacity from the previous S7, and that would 3,000mAh. The usage of the same battery capacity with a stronger smartphone is not really the best design as the smartphone is using more power, and therefore depleting the battery at a faster rate. Thankfully the equivalent exchange for that would be the usage of Quick Charge 2.0 with the S8, and we know what you’re thinking: “Why doesn’t Galaxy S8 use Quick Charge 3.0.?”

Well, that’s mainly a choice by Samsung as having fast charging speeds can actually result in a faster deterioration of a battery. Any and all Quick Charge chargers on the market are able to fast charge the S8 and any other Quick Charge 2.0 compatible smartphones as Quick Charge is backward compatible.

Read: Best Chargers for Galaxy S8


Samsung Galaxy S9

Of course, along with the S8, we have to mention the Galaxy S9, which isn’t exactly the most revolutionary upgrade but it’s still something worth noting if you’re someone that purchases a new smartphone every year to get the latest and greatest. As the S9 features the Snapdragon 845 processor and something quite notable is the camera on the Samsung Galaxy S9. This is one of the first smartphones on the market that features an opening and closing aperture, this means that low light photos are able to come out a lot better with sharpening, less graininess, and more light when you want it.

The design os the Galaxy S9 remained the same, and so did the battery capacity as it’s still 3,000mAh. So if there’s one thing that the next Galaxy smartphone has to feature, it would have to be a larger battery. Also, you get the same usage of Quick Charge 2.0, and so you can use any Quick Charge charger to charge the S9 at its max charging speed.

Another reason why the usage of fast charging tech with Samsung smartphones is one of the most important features that they can have is that of the usage of a Super AMOLED screen. The display on Samsung smartphones is considered to be one of the best because of its color accuracy and also how the colors are so vibrant. At the same time, in order to have the best screen on the market, it also has to use a lot of power.

Read: Best Chargers for Galaxy S9


LG V35 ThinQ

Perhaps one of the most underrated types of smartphones out there, the LG V35 ThinQ is what we think it basically on par with the flagship smartphones. It’s not just this smartphone from LG, it’s other ones that we’ll also mention, but to put it basically they feature some of the latest specs and yet LG’s smartphones are always left in the dust.

The LG V35 ThinQ is one of the latest smartphones from LG, and it has a nearly bezel-less display that basically rivals the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S9. The real difference with this V35 is that the screen does not go over the edge and we think that many might actually prefer that as there’s less of a chance that you’ll accidentally touch the screen while holding the phone. To add to that, the LG V35 ThinQ uses the latest of the latest Snapdragon 845 processor and it actually makes use of 6GB of RAM, while most other competitors use 4GB of RAM such as the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy 9.

The LG V35 also make use of an O-LED screen and this really pushes LG into competing for territory, because even though the OLED screen on this LG V35 isn’t on the same level as the Super AMOLED display on Samsung smartphones, it comes closer than most smartphones that just use an LCD panel. The battery capacity of this V35 ThinQ is also quite high at a 3,300mAh battery capacity and it also uses Quick Charge 3.0 for faster charging than the previous Quick Charge 2.0. Or rather, it’s more consistent faster charging, as that’s what Quick Charge 3.0 is basically about.

Read: Best Chargers LG V35 and LG G7 ThinQ


LG G7 ThinQ

The LG G7 ThinQ is another one of LG’s flagship smartphones and is also one that we think that can compete with top dogs out there. The phone has basically all the same specs as the LG V35 such as it uses a Snapdragon 845 processor with 6GB of RAM. That said, the battery used with this phone is 3,000mAh, so slightly lower than the LG V35’s 3,300mAh battery. Another thing is that this phone uses an LCD panel, instead of an OLED one that the V35 uses. That said, it’s not really a negative as there’s less battery power being used and therefore you save more time to actually use the phone.

One of the most notable parts about this LG G7 ThinQ is the notch at the top, basically following Apple’s iPhone X design, this one also has a near bezel-less display that looks absolutely stunning. Some might find that the notch is becoming too overrated, but at the same time, it’s a way to take up as much screen real estate as possible to provide you with a better experience.

The phone is Quick Charge 3.0 compatible, so you’re able to make the most use of Quick Charge’s latest fast charging technology.

Samsung Galaxy Note 8

After the catastrophe that was the Note 7, we feel like Samsung made it an absolute mission that they would release a new Note smartphone that would hold nothing back. Well, at that’s what we got, but there was just one thing missing and we’ll get to that later. The Note 8 launched with the latest Snapdragon processor at the same time and actually came with 6GB of RAM rather than the 4GB that the Galaxy S8 has. Of course, then there were other factors that made a Note smartphone special, such as having a larger display, a higher resolution and finally, you get that awesome display with the same Super AMOLED screen that’s prevalent with most Samsung smartphones.

The camera of the Note 8 was, in a few ways, quite a lot better than the Galaxy S8. However, if there’s one thing that the Note 8, fell short on, it would have to be the battery capacity. The battery of the Note 8 is 3,300mAh and even though that’s slightly higher than the 3,000mAh average, it’s still not enough to power a powerhouse like the Note 8, as the battery would run out quite quickly, and if you used High-Performance Mode, then you could expect even less time.

On the bright side, the Note 8 is compatible with Quick Charge 2.0, so even if it’s lower on power you can hook it up to a Quick Charge charger and have it back to its full power in no time. One of the best charging electronics to use for the Note 8 is power banks. As you’re able to refill it while you’re on the move.

Read: Best Power Banks for Galaxy Note 8


Nokia 8

Nokia is quite a well-known brand, at least they were when the Nokia 3310 was around, or well, the Nokia 3310 is actually still around as there’s a new one on the market. However, what about Nokia’s flagship smartphone that offers the latest and greatest? Well, that’s what the Nokia 8 is for, as it’s basically the phone that Nokia created to compete with the large flagships out there.

It features the specs such as a 1440 x 2560 resolution, 3,090mAh battery capacity, and it has 6GB of RAM, which we found to be the most surprising thing but that just goes to show that Nokia isn’t really joking around with the phone. Of course, it has Snapdragon 835 processor as well. The entire phone is made on a single Aluminum frame to top it all off, and what you’ve got yourself is a brand that is usually thought to be playing in the little leagues rising on up to the top to compete with the higher-ups.

The Nokia 8 features Quick Charge 3.0 and it also makes use of a USB-C port, we just thought we’d mention that this phone uses USB-C, just to solidify that it’s really up to date and not just an Andriod smartphone that Nokia thought to release with a Micro-USB port. There was definitely effort put into making this smartphone.

Read: Best Chargers for Nokia 8


Razer Phone

A Gaming smartphone might sound quite far-fetched, but they do exist as they have even higher-end specs than your usual smartphones. That’s what the Razer Phone is, a gaming smartphone that’s actually proved itself to be quite useful for gaming and overall as a smartphone, too. As it uses the latest Snapdragon processor, 8GB of RAM which is basically double than the normal 4GB that most smartphones tend to have. Another thing is that the regular refresh rate of the screen is 90Hz on the Razer Phone, and the highest setting can be set to 120Hz, while most smartphones on the market have a refresh rate of only 60Hz.

The battery size of the Razer Phone is also one of best parts of it and that’s because it has a 4,000mAh battery capacity. Another thing is that the Razer Phone is compatible with Quick Charge 4.0, now, the6 only reliable Quick Charge 4.0 charger that you can use is Razer’s very own wall charger that features the charging tech.

That said, you can still use a Quick Charge 3.0 charger and fast charge the Razer Phone.

Read: Best Chargers for Razer Phone


LG V30

It might seem strange that we’re adding the LG V30 after mentioning two of the latest LG smartphones, but at the same time, we find that the V30 is really what brought LG back to the smartphone arena. As it made use of an OLED screen, the phone was nearly bezel-less, and it took advantage of the same wide angle lens on the back camera but it just did it better than the previous LG V20 as it had less of a fish lens effect.

It’s really just a lower grade version of the LG V35 that we still think is worth getting if you find that you want to get a lower price smartphone but at the same tie don’t want to have a lower performing phone.

The LG V30 uses Quick Charge 3.0, so you can recharge it quite quickly when you need to.

Read: Best Chargers for LG V30


HTC U12+

The HTC U12+ is what we think to be the smartphone that basically brings HTC back into the spotlight. The smartphone basically does everything right in comparison to the brand’s previous phones that have fallen rather short. In this case, the HTC U12+ has the Snapdragon 845 processor, uses 6GB of RAM and it has quite a large battery of 3,500mAh. So it’s basically on par with the Razer Phone that we mentioned previously with its specs.

To top it all off, the HTC U12+ makes use of Quick Charge 3.0 so you’re able to recharge it quite quickly once the battery does deplete of all its power.

ZTE Axon 7

This definitely isn’t the latest smartphone on the market with the latest specs as it’s basically 2 years old, that said, what makes the ZTE Axon 7 so special is that it had some absolutely great specs at the time and yet it was priced so low. The battery capacity of the Axon 7 is 3,250mAh, while most smartphones these days are still stuck at a 3,000mAh battery. The Axon also made use of an AMOLED screen which is something that not many large brands use normally yet, and so it’s these few things that made the ZTE Axon 7 such an awesome smartphone back then and even now it can still be used and compete with quite a few phones on the market. Sure, it’s not going for that bezel-less look, yet it makes use of a USB-C port, while in the year of its release date many Android smartphones were still using Micro-USB.

So to top it all off, the ZTE Axon 7 makes use of Quick Charge 3.0 charging tech.

Read: Best Chargers for ZTE Axon 7


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