All of us spends hours on our smartphones daily and later hours refilling their empty batteries. Over the years, our phone battery capacities haven’t increased proportionally to our increase in demand. However, denser batteries and fast charging have indeed made a difference.
Qualcomm, in this regards, has made rapid strides and has already announced its Quick Charge 4.0 standard that was soon upgraded to QC 4+. These fourth generation standards implement Dual Charge, Intelligent Thermal Balancing, and Advanced Safety Features that ensure faster and safer charging.
Before we dwell any further on Quick Charge 4.0 or Quick Charge 4+, let’s get a few basic yet confusing questions out of the way.
How Does Quick charging or Fast Charging work?
Two most important factor in charing your device battery is the relation between amperage and voltage. Most of the fast charging standards alter voltage in a dynamic manner instead of bumping up amperage.
What are the types of Fast Charging?
If you think Quick Charge is the only fast charging technology then you are wrong. There are numerous other fast charging standards in the market that includes: Qualcomm Quick Charge, Open Source USB Power Delivery System, MediaTek Pump Express, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, OnePlus Dash Charging, Oppo Super VOOC Flash Charge, Huawei SuperCharge, Lenovo’s TurboCharging, and Anker PowerIQ.
Can I fast charge regular phone with Quick Charge 4.0 or Quick Charge 4+ adapter?
Well, you can charge your regular phone with a quick charger but it will charge at regular speeds only.
Is Quick Charge 4.0 available on third party offerings?
Yes, many third-party mobile phone accessory makers license Quick Charge technology from Qualcomm to manufacture and sell mobile chargers in the market.
With Q&A session out of the way, let’s tell you which are the phones that have the hardware to support Quick Charge 4.0 or Quick Charge 4+ out-of-the-box:
Best Quick Charge 4+, 4.0 Supported Phones That You Can Buy
1. Razor Phone
Aimed at gamers the Razor Phone is actually the first smartphone to be compatible with quick charge 4+ out-of-the-box. It is a powerful phone and comes with 120Hz ultra motion display which is first of its kind.
2. Nubia Z17
Back in June 2017, Nubia announced the Z17 with Quick Charge 4.0 which was later it was updated to Quick Charge 4+. The Nubia Z17 debuted with Snapdragon 835 but never made it to India.
3. HTC U12 Plus
The Taiwanese smartphone maker also embraced Qualcomm’s Quick charge 4+ technology. The phone is expected to enter Indian markets later this year. Recently launched in the US, the HTC U12 Plus comes in 2018 with Snapdragon 845 SoC, 6 GB RAM and quad-cameras.
4. Xaomi Mi A2
Xiaomi latest Android One phone – the Mi A2 (review) surprisingly also supports Qualcomm’s latest fast charging technology. However, only the Indian variant of the Mi A2 supports Quick charge 4+ out of the box. Even though it supports Quick charge 4+, customers will have to buy QC 4+ certified charger separately as Xiaomi ships it with a regular 10W/2V charger.
5. LG G7+ ThinQ
Unlink its compatriot Samsung, LG hasn’t developed its fast-charging technology that’s the reason why it uses Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ in its flagship G7 ThinQ smartphone. Other that QC 4+ charging, the other key highlights of the phone is AI Camera, IP68 certification, Hi-Fi Quad DAC, and Boombox speakers.
6. Xiaomi Mi 8 / Mi 8 Explorer Edition
Xiaomi’s recently announced phones the Mi 8 and Mi 8 Explorer Edition also joins the list for phones that support Qualcomm QC 4+. Taking cues from Apple iPhone X, Xiaomi is also offering a notch cut out a display in its phones. However, 3D face recognition feature is reserved for the special Explorer Edition.
7. Xiaomi Poco F1
Xiaomi at the time of launch of Poco F1 (review) said that the phone supports Quick charge 3.0. However, 15 days after the launch, the company put out a tweet saying phone supports Quick Charge 4+. Xiaomi ships the Poco F1 with an 18W charger which is QC 3.0 compliant which means to you will have to buy a Qualcomm certified Quick Charge 4+ charger separately.
Other phones That Support Quick Charge 4.0 / 4+
- BQ Aquaris X2
- BQ Aquaris X2 Pro
- Smartisan R1
Best Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ Supported Phones in September 2018
|Phones||Quick Charge 4+ Support|
|HTC U12 Plus||Yes|
|Xiaomi Mi A2||Yes|
|LG G7 ThinQ||Yes|
|Xiaomi Mi 8||Yes|
|Xiaomi Mi 8 Explorer Edition||Yes|
|Xiaomi Poco F1||Yes|
|BQ Aquaris X2||Yes|
|BQ Aquaris X2 Pro||Yes|