How much should the phone / smartphone charge?

Modern smartphones are extremely active in consuming battery power when compared to conventional push-button phones. Why? The main source of power consumption is the screen – the larger it is, the higher its resolution, the higher the energy consumption. And this is only the main source, but there are still a lot of additional ones. Accordingly, it is usually necessary to charge a smartphone once a day or two days. How much should it charge?

You must understand that there is no exact answer to this question, because everything depends, firstly, on the model of the device you are going to charge, and secondly, on the situation in which you have to charge the gadget. What does it mean? This means that, depending on the charging method, the gadget can charge at different times. So, if you use a proprietary charger and charge the smartphone from the network, it can charge, say, 3 hours with a full charge of up to 100%. If you do this from the computer’s USB port, this number can be multiplied by 1.5-2, and all because the USB technology gives out only a certain current, which limits the device’s charging speed.

Generally speaking, a full charge of a smartphone from the network lasts, on average, 1.5-3 hours. Accordingly, if a smartphone has a 1500 mAh battery, it will probably charge much faster than a smartphone with a 3000 mAh battery.

Want a more concrete example? Let’s take several generations of iPhone.

Here’s what we got:

  • iPhone 5SE, 6, 6S: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • iPhone 6 Plus, 6S Plus: 3 hours 40 minutes
  • iPhone 7: 2 hours 20 minutes
  • iPhone 7 Plus: 3 hours 40 minutes

The approximate average iPhone charging time from 0 to 100% is indicated above, however, once again we recall that these data are only approximate and may vary.

It is also worth talking about the quick charge function, which is increasingly used on smartphones. The bottom line is: a smartphone with support for fast charging is able to take a higher voltage and amperage, resulting in a sharp increase in charging speed.

Alas, the quick charge function only works at the initial stage, after which the current decreases sharply – the function allows you to quickly charge your smartphone to about 40-50%, in the future the device charges as usual. This is to ensure that the battery does not fail. If your smartphone has such a function, the total charging time is reduced by about one and a half times.

As for the familiar push-button phones, their battery capacity is on average 500-1000 mAh. Of course, such a battery charges faster (it may take one hour or even less time), and discharges – much slower than on a smartphone, because a small screen does not require high energy consumption.

If we talk about phones with a 3000 mAh battery, and such are commercially available, they will have to charge longer, like smartphones, but in standby mode they may not last for months!

And how much should the new smartphone charge? No longer than any other smartphone. We talked about this in another article..