Smartphones nowadays have more than one USP and brands all around the globe seem to have focusing on how fast you can charge your smartphones and get going. There are new technologies that are being developed, such as the Surge P1 chip in Xiaomi 12 Pro that allows the smartphone to retain a single cell battery design and still charge at 120 watts of power which also results in better ageing of the battery. So here are the top fastest charging phones available for a consumer to purchase:
Xiaomi 12S Pro
Xiaomi is one of the leading companies when it comes to innovation and the company has developed a chip called Surge P1 that is dedicated to the power management of the device. The Xiaomi 12 Pro, company’s first flagship device of 2022, was the first smartphone to employ this chip which helps it to charge at 120W of power despite having a single cell 4600mAh battery design. This same chip is integrated within the Xiaomi 12S Pro which makes it one of the fastest charging phones available in the market.
For those unaware, manufacturers currently use a dual-cell battery design that allows them to achieve high charging speeds. However, according to Xiaomi, this design adversely affects the battery capacity and ultimately the battery life. The company has redesigned the charging architecture and through two self-developed charging chips, it optimized the charge pump structure.
The Xiaomi 12S Pro sports a 6.73-inch 2K (1,440×3,200 pixels) curved AMOLED display with up to 120Hz refresh rate, Dolby Vision, HDR10+ and DCI-P3 colour gamut. The display is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass Victus. Under the hood, the Xiaomi 12S Pro draws power from the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, paired with up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB UFS 3.1 storage.
The phone has a triple rear camera setup that includes a 50-megapixel Sony IMX707 primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, a 50-megapixel ultra-wide shooter and a 50-megapixel telephoto shooter with 2x optical zoom support. There’s a 32-megapixel selfie camera sensor at the front, with an f/2.4 lens.
The Xiaomi 12S Pro packs a 4,600mAh battery that supports 120W wired, 50W wireless, and 10W reverse wireless charging. Connectivity options are the same as the Xiaomi 12S.
Realme GT Neo 3
Available in India as well, the Realme GT Neo 3 is one of the fastest charging smartphones available in the market. To juice it up quickly, Realme equipped the smartphone with 150W of fast charging to charge the 4500mAh battery cell from empty to full within a span of just 17 minutes which is really impressive. The smartphone is also available in an 80W variant which has a bigger battery.
Realme GT Neo 3 sports a 6.7-inch FHD+ AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, a 1000Hz touch sampling rate, 10-bit colour, and a punch-hole cutout for the selfie snapper. The handset is powered by the latest MediaTek Dimensity 8100 chipset paired with Mali G610 GPU, up to 12GB RAM and up to 256GB storage that is further expandable via a microSD card. The phone runs on Android 12 with Realme UI 3.0 skin on top.
As for the optics, the Realme GT Neo 3 has triple cameras on the back, including a 50MP Sony IMX766 primary sensor with OIS, an 8MP ultrawide lens, and a 2MP macro sensor. It has a 16MP camera on the front for selfies and video calls.
Connectivity options include 5G, dual 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6E, Bluetooth 5.2, GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port for charging. The GT Neo 3 150W version comes with a 4,500mAh battery with 150W fast charging support. Meanwhile, 80W variant of the GT Neo 3 comes with a 5,000mAh battery and 80W fast charging. Additional features include in-display fingerprint sensor for security, X-axis linear vibration motor, GT Mode 3.0, and VC liquid cooling.
iQOO 9 Series
We say series because both the phones under the iQOO 9 series come with a 4700mAh battery that have support for 120W fast charging. While they may not have a single cell design, they are one of the fastest charging phones available on the planet. iQOO claims that you can charge the smartphones to a 100% only in 19 minutes which is insanely fast.
The Pro model sports a 6.78-inch Samsung E5 OLED display which has a refresh rate of 120Hz, and a peak brightness of 1500 nits. It is an LTPO 2.0 curved panel which has a QHD+ resolution compared to FHD+ on iQOO 9. There’s an in-display fingerprint sensor for security. The device is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC and gets up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
As for optics, iQOO 9 Pro is equipped with a triple camera setup, featuring a 50-megapixel primary sensor with a Samsung GN5 1/1.57 lens which supports optical image stabilisation (OIS). Then there’s a 50-megapixel ultrawide-angle camera with a 150-degree field-of-view and a 16-megapixel camera for portrait images. There’s a 16-megapixel sensor on the front for selfies and video calls. They are currently available for purchase only in China while an India launch has been confirmed.
OnePlus 10 Pro
OnePlus unveiled the OnePlus 10 Pro in India a while back and the smartphone succeeds the OnePlus 9 Pro from last year that charged at 65W. The 10 Pro now charges at 80W that can charge the 5000mAh battery from 0 to 100% in just 32 minutes which is again impressively fast considering a battery that has such high capacity. Moreover, the device also supports 50 watts fast wireless charging which is also great.
Other specs of the smartphone include a 6.7-inch QHD+ 120Hz Fluid AMOLED LTPO 2.0 display. Furthermore, there’s 1300 nits of peak brightness, 5000000:1 contrast ratio, 20.1:9 aspect ratio, 92.7% screen-to-body ratio, and Corning Gorilla Glass Victus protection. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 SoC powers the device with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage.
Additionally, the OnePlus 10 Pro has a second-gen Hasselblad triple camera setup at the rear including a 48MP Sony IMX789 primary sensor, 50MP Samsung ISOCELL JN1 150-degree ultra-wide sensor, and an 8MP 3.3x telephoto shooter with OIS. On the front, there’s a 32MP Sony IMX615 sensor for selfies and video calls. The Global and India launch of the smartphone is expected by February end or early March.
Launched back in April in India, the OnePlus 10R charges at the same rate as the Realme GT Neo 3, and that’s 150W. This makes it equally powerful as the Realme smartphone and one of the fastest charging smartphones as well. The OnePlus 10R comes in two variants in India. One with 150W SUPERVOOC Endurance Edition and the other one with 80W SUPERVOOC. The 150W charging variant comes in a single trim with 12GB RAM + 256 storage and a single colour which is Sierra Black and it is priced at Rs 43,999
The OnePlus 10R has a 6.7-inch Full-HD+ AMOLED display with a refresh rate of 120Hz. The display has a peak brightness of up to 950 nits, HDR 10+ support, up to 720Hz touch sampling rate and is protected by a 2.5D curved Corning Gorilla Glass 5. The device is powered by the MediaTek Dimensity 8100-Max processor. There is up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage. A 4,500mAh battery powers the phone, which supports 150W fast charging. The 80W charging variant has a bigger 5000mAh battery.
For optics, the handset has a triple-camera configuration. The smartphone includes a 50-megapixel f/1.88 Sony IMX766 primary sensor, an 8-megapixel f/2.2 IMX355 ultra-wide camera, and a 2-megapixel f/2.4 macro sensor. For front, there is a 16-megapixel camera for selfies and video calls.
Connectivity options include 5G, 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth v5.2, GPS/ A-GPS, NFC, and a USB Type-C port. There’s also an X-axis linear vibration motor and stereo speaker setup. For security, you get an in-display fingerprint sensor and face unlock support.