With a lot of smartphone developers boasting of not only a longer battery life but also faster charging, a test was conducted to see which among the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, the Google Pixel XL and the Apple iPhone 7 Plus charge faster. And it was Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge that has the faster charging capability.
YouTube channel SuperSaf TV conducted the test, saying that it's one of their most requested comparison tests. Safwan Ahmedmia, the producer and the host of the YouTube channel, said he used the chargers that came with the respective box of each device to conduct the test.
The iPhone 7 Plus has the smallest battery of the group, a 2,900 mAh battery, followed by the Pixel XL with a 3,450 mAh battery, and the S7 Edge has the largest with 3,600 mAh battery. It's important to note that both the Google Pixel XL and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge support fast charging, which could impact the results.
Ahmedmia began the test with all three devices having only one percent of battery life remaining. After 30 minutes of charging the S7 Edge was leading with a 46 percent charge, followed by the Pixel XL with 26 percent charge and the iPhone 7 Plus at 18 percent charge.
Ahmedmia again checked the status after one hour of charging and the S7 Edge is still leading with 85 percent battery charge. Google's Pixel XL follows with 54 percent charge while Apple's iPhone 7 Plus only had 36 percent.
At exactly 1 hour and 29 minutes, the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge had already achieved full battery charge. The Pixel XL achieved it's full charge at 2 hours and 3 minutes, while the iPhone 7 Plus took 3 hours and 27 minutes to fully charge the phone.
It's clear that Samsung's Galaxy S7 Edge charges faster than both the Google Pixel XL and the Apple iPhone 7 Plus when it comes to faster charging. However, TheNextWeb says the iPhone could have fared better if a different charger was used.
The online tech news said that the standard charger that comes with the iPhone is not as powerful as the charger of the iPad, which can also charge the iPhone. There's a chance that using the iPad's charger on the iPhone would provide a faster charging speed.