Qualcomm Quick Charge on the OnePlus One?

  1. DrSpychology
    Froyo May 10, 2014

    DrSpychology , May 10, 2014 :
    So I discovered that Qualcomm has created Quick Charge, a technology that charges your battery faster. They have released Quick Charge 1.0 and 2.0, so I was wondering if the OnePlus One used/supported either of these or something similar? The chip needed for Quick Charge is already in the Snapdragon 801 that the OnePlus One uses, according to the Qualcomm website.

    Here's the Qualcomm site if you're unfamiliar with the technology: http://www.qualcomm.com/chipsets/quick-charge

    Also, feel free to correct me, I just took a quick look, and it peaked my interest, could be wrong :)

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  2. theslimshadyist
    Jelly Bean May 11, 2014

  3. Digitalghost
    Cupcake May 11, 2014

  4. DrSpychology
    Froyo May 11, 2014

    DrSpychology , May 11, 2014 :
    Okay, thanks very much :)

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  5. Digitalghost
    Cupcake May 11, 2014

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  6. scwei
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 11, 2014

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  7. e1evene1even
    Honeycomb May 11, 2014

    e1evene1even , May 11, 2014 :
    At at minimum it should support Quick Charge 1.0 because that doesn't require a special charger.

    At the very least they should've supported it and let people purchase a charger.

    They failed their customers and lost a big opportunity in the accessory sales. A true lose-lose for everyone. And for what, to save a dollar on the manufacturing cost? Such a shame...

  8. valle08
    Honeycomb May 11, 2014

    valle08 , May 11, 2014 :
    Would the Quick Charge be something that can be software enabled since it is already incorporated in the processor or would 1+ had to have done something additional on the hardware side of things?

  9. morrislee
    Gingerbread May 11, 2014

    morrislee , May 11, 2014 :
    The rate the battery can be charged should be limited by the actual battery. Higher power input will overheat the battery. Even if the chipset supports Quick Charge, they might have limited the charge speed to avoid overheating

  10. arthesian
    Ice Cream Sandwich May 11, 2014

    arthesian , May 11, 2014 :
    Altough quick-charging can come in handy at some points.... I'll usually will charge my phone at night.... so I won't really miss the feature that much....

  11. ca1
    Honeycomb May 11, 2014

  12. CrAcKeZ
    Honeycomb Oct 30, 2014

    CrAcKeZ , Oct 30, 2014 :
    regular charge they say 5v 1A
    Quick charge v1.0 5v 2A
    Quick charge v2.0 9V 2A

    The 1+1 might not have "quick charge" but it has a 5v 2A charger so it's like having quick charge v1.0 :p compared to lets say a Xiaomi Mi3 which has 3.7v 3050mAh(opo has 3100mAh) but the mi3 charger is 5v 1A and it takes about 3h to charge(my brother has it) so our phone needs about 1.5h from flat

    Do the math:

    2A x 1.5hr = 3 Ah(3000mAh) and due to power lose 1.5hr and some extra minutes
    1A x 3hr = 3 Ah(3000mAh) and some extra minutes for power lose

    Quick charge v1.0 won't charge our phone any faster than this as it provides the same power to the phone so..

    Unless we're talking about quick charge 2.0 which is a new thing and the power charger provides 9v 2A which is 18w compared to 10w(5v 2A = 10w) which is similar to 5v 3.6A (5v x 3.6A = 18w) but since voltage is higher expect a bit more faster charge

    So with quick charge the 1+1 should be charged in less than an hour which is great but QC v2.0 is sure not supported in most new phones so.. maybe in a future phone :D sorry for the long post hope you understand now how it works

    Volt x Ampere = Watt
    Watt / Volt = Ampere
    Watt / Ampere = Volt

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  13. netr0pa
    Jelly Bean Oct 30, 2014

    netr0pa , Oct 30, 2014 :
    LOL, my phone charges with 1954 mA so it's pretty close to 2 Ampere over there..

    That is for me quick charge already.

    Just check with battery monitor widges and you will see!

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  14. jthe111
    Jelly Bean Oct 30, 2014

    jthe111 , Oct 30, 2014 :
    Might be suported in the OnePlus Two? Who knows. But I agree with
    Trust me... you dont want to experience an overheating battery.

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  15. amarback
    Gingerbread Nov 1, 2014

    amarback , Nov 1, 2014 :
    I agree. The huge battery combines with normal charge rate is great for 99% of situations. For the other 1% of the time, I have pretty much trained myself over the past 5 years with smartphones to not get myself into those situations where I let my phone get close to dead. I also have a bunch of spare phones in case anything is dead. So the current charging setup on the OPO is fine for me.

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  16. MayankMehta
    Jelly Bean Nov 2, 2014

  17. i5xswipe
    Ice Cream Sandwich Nov 2, 2014

  18. CrAcKeZ
    Honeycomb Nov 9, 2014

    CrAcKeZ , Nov 9, 2014 :

    batteries cannot overheat in a normal smartphone because there are circuits which prevent that.. now if it's a no brand chinese smartphone then this is a different issue

  19. jthe111
    Jelly Bean Nov 10, 2014

    jthe111 , Nov 10, 2014 :
    I had a OEM Samsung GS3 battery hit about 45 C on me. Sacred me half to death.

  20. CrAcKeZ
    Honeycomb Nov 12, 2014

    CrAcKeZ , Nov 12, 2014 :
    Let me get this straight, an OEM Samsung battery on Galaxy SIII is 3.7v 2.100mAh(or 2.1Ah) and you manage to:

    - Charged it with 45C?
    - Discharge it with 45C?

    Either case seems impossible as it would explode the battery at the very best(most possible scenario the charging board-yes every phone battery has one-would burned resulting a non working battery and you don't want more than 2C to kill it. But WHY some batteries explode? ..the board doesn't work properly because it's too cheap from quality side so it doesn't stop the battery when overcharged thus a lithium battery with extra power gets heated up and if that doesn't stop it will explode eventually ..the end)

    P.S. Some technical stuff for geeks or I-have-no-clue-about-electrical-stuff

    Charged on 45C means 45 times 2.100mA or 45 times 2.1A which is 94.5A (IMPOSSIBLE to believe even with nanotech involved)

    Discharged on 45C means pretty much the same but dicharging, that would output also the same wattage which is 94.5A times 3.7v which is 349.65watt (yeah right and I'm Jesus walking on water while posting this with my thought)

    P.S.2 Sorry to ground you like that but it's science and you talk about supernatural things, unless the battery is made by Gandalf I don't see a viable battery capable of this ..especially for a mobile battery)
    Last edited: Nov 12, 2014

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