Top 10 Smartphones with Ultra-Fast Charging

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For both manufacturers and consumers, fast battery charging has become a key and attractive feature when choosing a mobile phone. Nowadays, there’s a general expectation that a desirable smartphone should have a charging capacity of at least 33W, with higher capacities increasingly preferred. Many manufacturers have pushed the boundaries of fast charging to impressive levels.

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Among the leaders in this trend are Xiaomi, Realme, iQOO, and OnePlus. These companies have integrated fast charging capabilities into many of their devices, especially their flagship models. There is already speculation about 300W fast charging, which is claimed to be capable of charging a mobile phone battery from 0 to 100% in just 5 minutes. However, no commercial model with this charging capability has appeared yet.

However, several models exceed the 100W mark, with some even doubling it. Let’s explore the smartphones that feature the fastest charging capabilities on the market amidst this ongoing fast-charging race that has taken over the megapixel competition from a few years ago.

Top 10 Smartphones with the Fastest Charging on the Market

XIAOMI 14 PRO / REDMI NOTE 13 PRO+ / OPPO RENO 12 PRO – 120W
Xiaomi 14 Pro

The Xiaomi 14 Pro, Redmi Note 13 Pro+, and OPPO Reno 12 Pro are among the smartphones currently offering 120W fast charging. Many devices from brands such as Xiaomi, OPPO, vivo iQOO, and Redmi feature this charging capacity, allowing for a full battery recharge from 0 to 100% in approximately 22 to 27 minutes on average, depending on the specific model. Some devices equipped with this capability include:

  • Xiaomi 13 Pro
  • Redmi Note 12 Pro+
  • Redmi Note 13 Pro+
  • iQOO Neo 9 Pro
  • Redmi K70 and K70 Pro
  • And many others.

Motorola Edge 40 Pro – 125W

 Motorola Edge 40 Pro

The Motorola Edge 40 Pro stands out as one of Motorola’s flagship phones, featuring impressive capabilities, notably its 125W fast charging. According to the company, this fast-charging technology promises to fully charge the battery in just 23 minutes or reach 50% in around 6 minutes. Notably, this is the second Motorola model to offer such fast charging capabilities, following the Motorola Edge 30 Ultra.

Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro – 135W

Nubia Red Magic 7 Pro

Both the Red Magic 7 Pro and Red Magic 7S Pro offer a remarkable 135W charging capacity. The manufacturer claims this fast charging can fully charge the phone’s battery from 1% to 100% in about 15 minutes. However, it’s important to note that these gaming phones from Nubia are not available worldwide.

Realme GT Neo 3 – 150W

Realme GT Neo 3

The Realme GT Neo 3 comes in two versions, one with 80W charging and the other, more intriguing version, the Realme GT Neo 3 150W. As the name suggests, it boasts an impressive 150W fast charging capability. According to the company, this allows the phone to recharge 50% of its 4500mAh battery in just 5 minutes, a claim verified by Xataka’s analysis. Additionally, it charges from 1% to 100% in just 16 minutes.

OnePlus 10T – 150W

OnePlus 10T

The OnePlus 10T is another model featuring a staggering 150W fast charging capability. This allows the device to charge its 4800mAh battery fully in 18 minutes. Interestingly, the newer models, OnePlus 12 and OnePlus 12R have reduced these fast charging speeds to 100W, despite having larger batteries.

Nubia Red Magic 9 Pro+ – 165W

Nubia Red Magic 9 Pro+

The Nubia Red Magic 9 Pro+, the latest gaming phone from ZTE Nubia, features a large 5500mAh battery and an extraordinary 165W fast charging capability. According to the company, this allows the phone to go from 1% to 100% battery in just 16 minutes, a notable achievement given the slightly larger battery size compared to other devices on this list. However, this model is available only in select regions.

iQOO 10 Pro – 200W

iQOO 10 Pro

The iQOO 10 Pro stands out with its incredible 200W wired fast charging (and 50W wireless). According to the company, this allows the device to fully charge its 4700mAh battery in just 10 minutes, an exceptionally high speed.

iQOO 11S – 200W

iQOO 11S

Similar to its predecessor, the vivo iQOO 11S also features 200W fast charging for its 4700mAh battery. Therefore, it is reasonable to expect it to charge its battery in about 10 minutes fully. Conversely, the new iQOO 12 and iQOO 12 Pro have opted for 120W fast charging instead.

Redmi Note 12 Explorer – 210W

Redmi Note 12 Explorer

The Redmi Note 12 Explorer is equipped with a staggering 210W fast charging capability and features a 4300mAh battery. According to the company, this allows the device to charge its battery in just 9 minutes fully. Essentially, users can charge their phones from 1% to 100% while getting ready to leave the house in the morning, ensuring ample time for their daily activities.

Realme GT5 – 240W

Realme GT5

The Realme GT5, unveiled in September 2023, remains the fastest-charging mobile phone on the market. It comes in two versions: one with 150W charging, which is already part of this list, and the other, known as Realme GT5 240W, featuring ultra-fast 240W charging. According to the company, this technology allows charging from 1% to 20% in just 80 seconds. Additionally, a full 100% charge takes less than 10 minutes.

300W Coming Soon

Realme has revealed its 300W fast charging technology, promising to charge your phone from 1% to 100% in just 5 minutes, a feat that seemed astonishing just two years ago. Although this technology is not yet available in any of the brand’s models, it is expected to debut this year in a smartphone likely to be crowned the fastest-charging mobile phone in the world.

Fast Charging Tips and Tricks:

  • Plug into the wall: Wall outlets provide more power (amperage) compared to computer USB ports, resulting in faster charging.
  • Airplane mode advantage: Put your phone in airplane mode to stop battery-draining functions like Bluetooth and Wi-Fi while charging.
  • Turn off completely (if possible): Turning off your phone completely allows for faster charging as no background processes are using power.
  • Reduce phone usage while charging: The screen and processing power drain the battery, so minimize phone use while it’s plugged in.
  • Consider cable quality: A thicker gauge cable (usually 24 gauge) can handle more amperage compared to standard cables, allowing for faster charging.
  • Keep it cool: Heat slows down the charging process. Avoid using your phone while charging, and remove any cases that might trap heat.
  • Fast charger compatibility: Ensure your charger and cable are compatible with your phone’s quick charging technology (e.g., USB-C Power Delivery).
  • Balance battery life and heat: While fast charging is convenient, it can generate more heat, potentially reducing battery lifespan slightly over time. Use it strategically when needed.

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