Mobile phones are often used for watching videos, listening to music, browsing the internet and more, all of which consume much power. Customers are on the lookout for a handset that has a bigger battery to offer longer usage time and also the capability of fast charging.
A video posted by SuperSaf TV shows which of these three phones has the fastest battery charging capability.
SurperSaf TV used the original charger that came out of the box of the respective handsets. The Pixel XL has a 3,450 mAh battery, the iPhone 7 Plus includes a 2,900 mAh battery, while a 3,600 mAh battery fuels the Galaxy S7 edge.
It is worth noting that the Pixel XL and Galaxy S7 edge support fast charging, which may have had an impact on the test results. This should be a signal to Apple to reconsider including such feature in future iterations of the iPhone Plus family.
For the test, all three devices had just 1 percent charge and were set in flight mode. Wi-Fi, Location and Bluetooth were turned off. The charge of all the three phones was monitored every 30 minutes.
The test found that, after 30 minutes, the Pixel XL had 24 percent of battery life and the iPhone 7 Plus 18 percent. But the Galaxy S7 edge was leading with a 46 percent charge.
At the 1-hour mark, the Galaxy S7 edge still led the show with an 85 percent battery charge, followed by Pixel XL with 54 percent. Last was iPhone 7 Plus, which had only 36 percent battery charge.
The Galaxy S7 edge was the clear winner as it was fully charged at 1 hour and 29 minutes. At this point the Google offering was 84 percent charged and the iPhone 7 Plus was still behind with 54 percent.
The Pixel XL was fully charged at 2 hours and 3 minutes while it took 3 hours and 30 minutes for the iPhone 7 Plus to fully charge.
Reports suggest that the iPhone 7 Plus charger shipped along with the phone takes more time to charge the device. TheNextWeb claims that an iPad charger can even fully charge iPhones in less time.
Battery charging speed is very important because some customers want to quickly recharge their phones given the demands of everyday use. Fast charging is thus becoming very popular. iPhone owners might now be hoping that next-gen smartphones from Apple would soon support fast charging as well.
Check out the video showing the battery charging speed test of the Pixel XL, iPhone 7 Plus and Galaxy S7 edge.