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The iPhone 7 still charges the same old slow

by Reuben

While Android smartphone manufacturers are striving to provide super fast charging speeds with their devices, mostly with the help of Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology, Apple seems to be trailing behind in this aspect for some time now, and it still appears to be the case for the company’s latest series of phones – the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

While the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus both sport the largest capacity batteries ever for their own class, Apple still ships the same old 5W charging adapters along with its new handsets. According to AnandTech’s review of the iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, both phones appear to have almost 10 percent longer charging times compared to their respective predecessors – the iPhone 6s and the iPhone 6s Plus. The iPhone 7 series does pale in comparison with the fast charging compatible phones of 2016, such as the Galaxy S7 series and the Note 7. Based on the chart by AnandTech, the bigger iPhone 7 Plus took a whopping 3.07 hours to charge from 0 to 100 percent.

AnandTech claims that Apple could use a higher power charge since charging the iPhone while using it does impact the charging rate. This results in the charging adapter not being able to supply enough juice for the board while charging its battery simultaneously. Most 2016 flagships, regardless of battery capacity seem to perform better in charging durations than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus.

Apple’s efforts in upping its phones’ battery life may be seen, but it looks like the company has to up its charging speed game as well, at least in its next refresh of its iPhones. Let us know your thoughts at the comments section below!

Source: AnandTech

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