Out of all of the features that we see announced for new smartphones these days, the most important one we look for is Quick Charge? Why? Because we want to charge our phone quickly, especially if it can’t make it through the day. I’ve said before that I’d rather have Quick Charge than Qi wireless charging. Quick Charge became a thing with the Snapdragon 800 series processors from Qualcomm, with the Snapdragon 801 and up supporting Quick Charge 2.0. So which Sony devices support Quick Charge?
According to Sony, the models that support Quick Charge include the Xperia Z2 Tablet, Xperia Z2 (but only the Japan variant), Xperia Z3 Compact, Xperia Z3 Tablet Compact, Xperia Z3 (again only Japan Variants SO-01G, SOL26, and 401SO), the Xperia Z3+, Xperia Z4, and Xperia Z4 Tablet. So that’s most of their recent flagship devices. Sony also says that charging these devices for about 10 minutes with a Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 certified charger will give you about 5.5 hours of run time. Which is pretty significant, actually. However, I would rather companies just tell us how much battery percentage-wise, we could get in those 10 minutes, as 5.5 hours isn’t the same for everyone.
There are plenty of Quick Charge 2.0 certified chargers out there. We have even done a top 10 showcasing some of the better accessories out there for you to pick up that support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0. So be sure to check that out.
Of course, these aren’t the only devices out there that support Quick Charge. They are just Sony’s models that support Quick Charge. You can be rest assured that just about every other flagship that comes out with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 800-series processors will support Quick Charge. In fact, we are even seeing other processor manufacturers coming out with their own Quick Charge technology, like Samsung with their Exynos processors, and even MediaTek with their Helio line. So it would appear that Quick Charging is the future, and the best thing about this is that a Qualcomm certified Quick Charger will also work with the Galaxy S6 which has an Exynos processor. So the fact that they’ll work with other devices and still charge them quickly, is definitely a win.