Android users don’t really like to wait when it comes to charging their devices. They want it done fast, and that’s what they get with fast charging! Among the many reasons Android users love this feature is that they can do other things while their device charges – which means they save time and (because of the convenience) have more hours in the day for work, family and fun.
The advantages of Android fast charging are many and varied. If you’re on the go or traveling for long periods of time, fast charging is a must. Let’s take a look at some specific examples:
- You’re stuck in traffic and your phone is dying. Fast charging allows you to quickly and safely charge your phone while driving!
- You’re at work and your computer is busy compiling something that will be done around lunchtime. Fast charging allows you to charge your phone in an hour!
- You’re waiting for a flight at the airport and you left your charger at home by accident. Fast charging lets you charge up quickly enough to call home before boarding!
- Your hotel doesn’t have outlets next to the bed, but they do have USB ports on the TV cabinet. Fast charging means you can plug into those and not worry about it taking all night!
Given the advantages of fast charging, it’s still important to be aware of its disadvantages, so you can make an informed decision about whether or not it’s a good idea for you.
- Fast charging can reduce battery life. One of the most common questions about fast charging is if it will reduce the lifespan of your phone’s battery. Technically, yes; every time you charge a battery, especially at higher temperatures and rates, there is some wear and tear on the battery. However, because this effect is pretty small compared to other factors that affect battery lifespan (frequency of use and temperature extremes), experts say that it doesn’t matter much whether you charge your phone quickly or slowly: The loss in lifespan will be almost negligible either way.
- Fast charging can damage the battery. As mentioned above, fast charging comes with some inevitable effects on a device’s battery over time. If a user regularly charges their device too quickly they run the risk of degrading their device’s lithium-ion batteries more rapidly than they would otherwise degrade via normal usage cycles. When batteries degrade faster than expected, manufacturers often offer free replacements under warranty—but only if the warranty hasn’t expired yet!
Fast and Quick charging has a lot of benefits, but there are also some downsides.
- Fast charging can save you a lot of time. When you’re racing the clock to get out the door, fast charging is one of those little luxuries that make life easier. You can top up 60 percent of your battery in 30 minutes, and a full charge is possible in just over an hour. With regular charging, it could take three times as long—or more—to fully charge your Android device.
- Fast charging can wear out your battery faster over time. The speedier charge comes at a price: faster charging can reduce your battery’s lifespan because batteries deteriorate quicker when exposed to high temperatures and charged at higher speeds.