The Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and iPhone 13 Pro Max are the slowest charging flagship smartphones on the market. With the Oppo Find X5 Pro, charging at 150 watts is safe for the battery.
Two of the biggest phone manufacturers on the market, Apple and Samsung, have already asserted a lot that their “fast charging” should be an expression of “battery care.” Oppo claims it’s a simple economy, not a problem.
Oppo calls its technology the Battery Health Engine and promises that charging at 150 watts will not destroy the battery. Considering that thanks to this, a smartphone can be charged in 17 minutes, this is an impressive result. The battery is expected to retain 80% of its capacity after 1600 charging cycles. This is a market record – until now, such figures were retained after 800 cycles.
The only pity is that Apple and Samsung do not care. iPhones charge incredibly slowly, which their owners have long been accustomed to.
Samsung’s flagships (at least the more expensive ones) support 45 watts – theoretically. In practice, such charging is as slow as with a 25W adapter. This has been confirmed by testing and the difference is 2 minutes. Oppo charges to 50% in 5 minutes. Maybe it’s time for users to “push” Apple and Samsung?