Smartphones are our most essential tech gadget most of us use everyday. They bring the world to our fingertips with countless hours of web-browsing, chatting with friends, listening to music and much more. These days the processors are getting more and more powerful and displays are getting sharper with many more pixels than ever, batteries are getting bigger to compensate for this. That being said you need to charge it once in a while as everything you do on your smartphone is draining the battery.
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If you are frustrated by charging your smartphone over and over again or if you are in a rush and do not have all the time in the world to charge your smartphone’s battery then Fast Charging is at your disposal which is only solution you have right now, unless you would like to carry an extra charged battery or best power bank with you.
What is Fast Charging?
Fast Charging also known as Quick Charging or Turbo Charging is a technology developed by Qualcomm for the smartphones powered by Snapdragon processors. As the name indicates fast charging technology charges your phone much faster than a traditional charger.
To use Quick Charging you need to have a phone and a charger both of which support the quick charge technology. When the battery level is fully depleted then quick charge sends a burst of power into the battery. As the battery fills up then the charging is slowed down, in order to protect the integrity of the battery and protect it from damage.
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Charging Speed of Battery with Quick Charge
As per Qualcomm quick charge speed test in their labs. A 3300mAh battery1, a Quick Charge 2.0 enabled device went from 0% to 60% charge in 30 minutes, while a device without Quick Charge 2.0 using a conventional (5 volt, 1 amp) charger achieved just a 12% gain in the same 30 minutes. A device with Quick Charge 1.0 managed a 30% charge in that time period.
How Quick Charging Works?
When you connect a traditional charger to your phone, the power flows into your phone from the power outlet. Every phone has a built-in regulator to monitor the power levels and prevent it from pumping in too much power or overcharging which may damage the battery.
When you use a Quick Charge device and a compatible charger then the built-in regulator allows more power into the battery than a traditional charger, which results in charging the battery faster than normal. If you connect a Fast Charger to a device which does not support fast charging then your device will not be charged faster.
Quick Charging Can Be Harmful at Times
With every advantage there comes an added disadvantage. That being said some chargers generate a lot more heat than normal. Although quick charge capable devices are built to be safe but still the heat thus generated is not good for the long term health of the battery of your phone.
Top 5 Fast Chargers You Can Buy
Despite a little disadvantage of harming the battery in the long run, quick charging has made the lives much easier. You do not need to leave your phone on charge for whole night long. And sometimes you must not be having much time for charging your phone. There is when these Quick Chargers or Turbo Chargers come into play.
We have made a list of top 5 Fast Chargers available to purchase in India.
Sony CP-AD2 USB AC Adapter
This lightweight USB AC charger from Sony is small and sleek as compared to similar 2.1A chargers of other brands. It comes with advanced circuitry which cuts the power supply if it detects higher than normal power supply. Thus, it also prevents your smartphone from damage.
It is priced at INR 559 and comes with a warranty of one year.
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Nokia AC-60 Universal Fast USB Charger
This USB charger from Nokia claims to charge your phone 35% faster for the first 30 minutes on empty battery. This 1.5A charger is compatible with phones of all brands. With a good build quality it has garnered good reviews from the people who purchased it.
It is priced at INR 849 and comes with a warranty of 6 months.
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[Qualcomm Certified] Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 18W USB Charger
As the name already suggests this Quick charger is officially licensed and certified to use Qualcomm’s quick charging technology. It charges almost all smartphones out there and protects them from overcharging, overheating and over current.
This 2.0 A chargers is priced at INR 2199 and comes and is imported from USA.
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Samsung Travel Adapter 2A Fast Charger
This is Samsung offering and is a standard 2 A fast charger and features a very compact design. It can be used with any power outlet.
It is priced at INR 1239 and comes with a warranty of 30 days. ( This is one of he best and most safest option but cost more than other fast chargers )
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Nokia AC-20 N Micro USB Charger
This is another good offering from Nokia. This lightweight fast charger significantly reduces the charging time of the smartphone. It has been available for quite a while and garnered very good reviews from the users. It supports almost all smartphones out there.
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It is prized at INR 440 and comes with a warranty of 6 Months. ( If you can get this one, its really a steal, you might get it at Nokia Priority Sellers)
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In this fast-paced life we need not wait for our beloved smartphone to spend hours on charger. Quick Charging is the need of the hour and more and more brands are using this feature in their smartphones to speed up charging process. Quick Charging has indeed changed the way used to leave our smartphones on charge overnight.
This is new era of smartphone technology and with every new technology there exist some risks and you should be aware of them. We recommend you to test these chargers once by charging your phone Zero to 100% in your observation, also keep a check over the temperature of yuor