Smartphones are now getting better with faster hardware, high-resolution displays, good cameras, and yes, larger capacity batteries to ensure they last longer. While the increase in battery capacity also means longer charging times, most smartphones now come with fast charging solutions. The recently launched OnePlus 3T comes with the company s Dash Charge technology to quickly charge the smartphone battery. OnePlus claims Dash Charge to be the fastest charging technology around and to demonstrate the same; it pitted the OnePlus 3T against Google Pixel XL in a new video. Also Read - Google might be working on a 'Find My' network clone for Android usersAlso Read - PUBG New State receives over 17 million pre-registrations as closed alpha testing ends
The OnePlus 3T packs a 3,400mAh battery, whereas the Google Pixel XL packs a slightly larger 3,450mAh battery. While both smartphones use USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer, OnePlus uses its Dash Charge technology, whereas the Pixel XL uses Power Delivery fast charging method. Coming to the video, both smartphones start at one percent battery, charging with screen off. 30 minutes later, OnePlus 3T takes a minor lead with battery at 56 percent, whereas Pixel XL at 49 percent. Slowly however the gap starts to increase. Also Read - OnePlus phones in future will continue to run OxygenOS despite merger with Oppo: Report
By the one hour mark, the OnePlus 3T is charged at 92 percent capacity, whereas the Pixel XL lags way behind at 70 percent. In about 1.5 hours, OnePlus 3T is fully charged to 100 percent capacity, whereas the Pixel XL takes two hours to full charge. While the charging time taken by OnePlus 3T is impressive, does it really matter? There are two ways to look at it. For one, both devices get you to about 50 percent charge in 30 minutes. This can prove to be a savior at times when you re in a hurry; the phone is running low on battery and needs a quick boost. ALSO READ: As a OnePlus 3 owner, the OnePlus 3T annoys me
Secondly, the overall time taken to full charge the smartphone also gives OnePlus 3T an advantage over Pixel XL, meaning you don t have to wait longer get a full charge. Sure, OnePlus can currently enjoy offering the fastest charging solution, but a recent Android 7.0 Nougat compatibility document reveals that Google may force OEMs to use Power Delivery charging technology in future Android versions.
OnePlus 3T features a 5.5-inch Optic display, Snapdragon 821 quad-core SoC, 6GB of RAM and 64GB/128GB onboard storage. It features a 16-megapixel rear and 16-megapixel selfie camera, 4G LTE, dual SIM card support, Wi-Fi, GPS and NFC. On the software front, it runs Android Marshmallow-based Oxygen OS. ALSO READ: Ok Google, your Pixel smartphones are impressive
The Google Pixel XL, on the other hand, features a 5.5-inch QHD AMOLED display covered with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection. It is powered by Qualcomm s Snapdragon 821 quad-core SoC, 4GB of RAM and 32GB/128GB onboard storage. With a 12.3-megapixel rear camera and an 8-megapixel selfie snapper, the smartphone features connectivity options such as 4G LTE, Bluetooth, GPS, Wi-Fi 802.11ac and NFC. On the software front, it runs Android 7.1 Nougat with Google Assistant out-of-the-box.