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iPhone power adapters tested: Charge your iPhone faster

iPhone power adapters tested: Charge your iPhone faster


Apple’s new iPhone 8 and 10 support fast
charging with USB power delivery but you have to buy a new USBC power adapter and
a USBC lightning cable is it worth the money
I tested charging speeds with five different adapters to get to the bottom
of it before we hop to the results let me quickly explain how I tested I
started with three iPhones first there’s the iPhone 7 plus the most
recent iPhone that does not officially support USB see fast charging I also
tested the iPhone 8 plus and iPhone 10 which do support fast charging for each
of the phones I drained it down to 1% made sure no apps were running put it in
airplane mode and then plugged it into a power adapter and recorded the charge
percentage every five minutes until the battery hit a hundred percent these are
the five adapters I tested this is the five watt adapter that comes in the box
with every iPhone this is Apple’s 12 watt adapter it comes with the iPad but
you can buy separately for only 19 bucks it uses the same lightning cable that
came with your phone though this is Apple’s new 29 watt USBC adapter and it
costs a whopping $49 this is the power adapter for a new 13 inch MacBook Pro it
has an output of 61 watts and because it uses the same USB C power delivery
standard it should fast charge the new iPhones just fine finally we’re gonna
throw the Google pixel adapter into the mix this $35 18 watt adapter isn’t made
by Apple but it supports the new USB power delivery standards so it should
work just fine too for any of these USB C adapters you’re going to also need to
buy one of these a USB C lightning cable Apple charges $25 for a 1 meter cable or
$35 for a 2 meter cable that’s just way too expensive let’s take a look at the
iPhone 7 plus first the in box adapter is just pitifully slow it takes almost
two and a half hours to get to 90% and over three hours to a full charge all of
Apple’s other adapters charge the phone about seven
he % faster with the USBC adapters going just as fast as apples 12 watt USBA
adapter iPhones prior to the iPhone 8 don’t officially support fast charging
via USB C but they’re clearly capable of charging much faster than they do with
the included 5 watt adapter but look at the results with the pixel adapter
even though apples USB C adapters charge the phone as fast as the 12 watt adapter
googles does not it’s still a lot faster than the 5 watt adapter though moving up
to the iPhone 8 plus we see a slightly different story
the included 5 watt adapter is just as slow two and a half hours to 90% and
over three hours to a full charge and the 12:1 adapter charges at the same
speed as the iPhone 7 plus 90 minutes to 90% and a full charge in about 2 hours
20 minutes so with the 5 or 12 watt USBA adapters it’s the same as older iPhones
but the USBC adapters even the Google pixel adapter are all a little bit
faster than that where they weren’t on the 7 plus we’re seeing USB power
delivery at work here all these adapters can deliver as many watts as the phones
can handle so there’s really no substantial difference between an 18
watt third-party adapter and a 61 watt Apple main adapter all three USB C
adapters are maybe 25% faster than the 12 watt adapter the iPhone 10 was so
similar to the eight plus that the differences are just within the margin
of error for this sort of thing the 8 plus charged just a tiny bit faster
which could be thanks to better thermal dissipation or maybe the iPhone tens
unique to battery internal design so here’s the thing no matter which phone
you have the 12 watt adapter gets you most of the way there and it’s only 19
bucks and doesn’t require a new lightning cable the USBC adapters get
you just a little more speed but only if you have an iPhone 8 8 + or 10 and you
got to buy a really expensive new USBC lightning cable – my recommendation
whether you have a newer or an older phone the Apple $19 12 watt adapter is a
great buy it dramatically improves charging times and works with the same
cable that came with your phone the USBC adapters just aren’t worth the extra
money so check below if you want to see more
data or links to any of these products an apple if you’re listening it’s long
past time to stop packing five watt power adapters in the box when you’re
selling phones that cost seven hundred to a thousand dollars or more there’s
just no excuse to cheap out on this we pay for a premium experience and that
includes charging our phones in less than three hours

100 thoughts on “iPhone power adapters tested: Charge your iPhone faster”

  1. Psa, cramming that much power into your battery at a time is not good for your device’s long term battery life. Some older phones don’t have the requirements for fast charging as it causes the battery to swell, damaging it. I recommend, that if you really need power fast, then fast charge but not to 100. As seen on the graphs on the video, the effectiveness of the charging declines at around 65 to 80 percent. This is because a higher pressure is needed to get the last few percentages of power. There is a great analogy from a Linus tech tips video so I’m going to use it here. Imagine your phone is a van or car. When it’s empty it’s easier to get people in quickly, but when the car is already full if people, it’s harder to get in this imaginary car. On top of that is uncomfortable to stay in this full state. The same principle applies to batteries for reasons I can’t explain in a YouTube comment or it will end up being a science essay.

  2. Ok so I have a 10W iPad adapter. While it’s 2W short of what you tested does it stand to reason it’s still better than the standard 5W?

  3. New apple 18 watt USB C fast charger at the apple store needs to be reviewed potentially to be included as the next standard charger for the new iPhone 11 or XI replacing the old 5 watter

  4. I’d only want fast charging if I’m sitting in an airport during a layover. Here at home, I have no need for fast charging. Only time I usually have to charge my Xs Max is when I’m going to bed. The 5w charger works just fine for me personally.

  5. This vid came at the perfect time!!!!! I was just about to fork over the big bucks to apple. Ill just stick 2 the ipad charger. Thanks 4 the great info!! (My kids 8plus)

  6. take a second to look at this https://www.apple.com/shop/product/MD810LL/A/apple-5w-usb-power-adapter?fnode=85 (this is the power adapter that you get in the box) And that ladies and gentlemen is why i prefer android.

  7. i still use 5 watt bcuz faster adapters kill the battery cuz of fast charging which result in overheating.

  8. iPhone XR 128GB with the 12W power adapter 👍🏽👍🏽 I’m loving my upgrades.. iPhone 6✌🏽

  9. The thing is that Apple is trying to prevent our batteries to have a shorter lifespan by providing a regular speed charger, thats maybe not what we want but they’ve got a point.

  10. I’ll stick to my 5w. It’s fast enough for me and fast charging kills your battery faster in the long run.

  11. Everything I have read says that faster is NOT better for any battery! Stick with your adapter that came with your device and don’t let any device get below 40%. That is when you can get into “cycling” issues.

  12. And while apple folks are complaining for their charging speeds, the Huawei P30 can charge 70% in just 30 minutes.

  13. Yall all some cheap spoiled fucks pays 1000$ for a iphone x but is crying about the charger price are you serious yall are already don't spent the most on a phone that didn't have any major updates from a 7 plus

  14. WAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT… usb-c to usb adapter + cable that comes with your phone = lightningusb-c cable + worlds best usb-x charger = not having to pay for appels crap while still getting the best things.

  15. I mean I have a 12w charger, but I don’t use it for my iPhone. I mean, If i were to change phones every year or two, sure! But I like keeping phones for about twice that time, so I prefer just using a 5w to save my battery health.

  16. I have the older gen 12w charger but I feel like the battery runs out more quickly compared to using the 5w. Is it safe to use?

  17. After reading the negative comments about Apple themselves, I don’t think Apple has achieved the satisfaction rating it has, by not testing chargers. And I think Samsung needs to do more than add fast battery chargers to their products… Give EVERYONE a break….Jeesh!

  18. "When you're selling phones that cost $700-$1000 or more there is just no excuse to cheap out on this…We pay for a premium experience and that includes charging our phones in less than 3 hours". Wow! I'm just baffled over the fact that this is the first time this concept has registered with me. You're exactly right buddy. I'm 100% aboard upgrade-the-charger train now. Keep spreading the word!

  19. but there is same price of 5W adaptor as apple charges for apple 12W adaptor apple it’s not fare😡😡

  20. Nice comparisons, I learned a lot from your video!!!
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  22. That wasn't the Google charger though, the Google charger is all white, this is some 3rd party replica. Just FYI

  23. How can you tell if your iPhone is fast charging? Ive read that it makes two chimes when you plug it into a fast charger? Is this true? Thanks

  24. Think a good test would be if you have the phone on airplane mode. Everything completely shut off, separate phone timer, see if that makes a difference at all.

  25. I use my iPad Air charger which is sooooo good with iPhones it takes like an hour or so to get to 100% when I am currently using it

  26. So for someone who has Macbooks already, just use a usb-c to usb-a adapter and plug it directly into the power adapter. It should now become a faster charger (not as fast as usb-c) but same rate as an ipad charger while costing less

  27. Fun fact: the iPhone 7 plus does support 10w charging, so if you use a 10w brick, it will charge twice as fast as the stock charger

  28. Why are people surprised that apple is only including the 5W charger in all Iphones? If you didn't realize apple doesn't care or listen to it's fanbase, you're either dumb or clueless. When they had that antenna issue and Jobs said well hold the phone differently, that said everything about this POS company. No asshole steve, when you're paying $500 or so for a smartphone, the design shouldn't suck, that holding the phone matters.

  29. Dont ever use ipad 12w charger my ip 8+ drop down to 97 from 100 only about 1 month of use before i use for 1 month with original charger it stay on 100. Fuvking burning down my battery health. Im using it in moderate way 3 time charging in 1 day heavily gaming use. If u dont believe me just use ur 12w jpad charger. Im warning u all.

  30. I use a 12w with my iPhone, I don’t need any more cables, or any less money. My iPad Mini and iPhone both charge rapidly with it. If you don’t need rapid speeds, go with a 12w adapter.

  31. I bet 30 years ago if you told people they will spend as much as a used car for a phone most people would say they would never pay $700 for a phone and i bet a lot of those people who said that have them and same have even more expensive phones than that.

  32. Can you do a similar video for Ipad Pro? I have a Gen 2 12.9 and wondering whats the highest wattage that the iPad can support.

  33. I was about to purchase the 30 watt charger. Not I’m not, I have a 10w charger but I am going to purchase the 12w, possibly 2 or something idk. But this seems like a great comparison, thanks for the video 👍🏽

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