What is Quick Charge and how do I use it with my Android device?

Quick Charge is a feature in your Android phone’s processor that enables it to charge up to 75% faster than normal. How does it do that you wonder? Well in your standard wall adapter there is a little piece called a flow regulator, and what the flow regulator does is it prevents the unregulated AC power from the wall from frying your battery and possibly ruining your phone. Now with Quick Charge, from Qualcomm, you can charge your phone quicker because of a faster regulator on both the charger and in your phone’s CPU. This in turn enables people to spend much more time not tied down to their charger.

Now you may be wondering what you need to have in order to use this wonderful feature. This part is two fold, first you need a Quick Charge compatible device. Most flagship devices including, but not limited to, the HTC One M8, the Sony Xperia Z3, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4, the Google Nexus 6, and the Motorola Moto X 2014 to name a few, all have the required Qualcomm Snapdragon CPU¬†in them. The other part may be a little tricky, depends on whether or not you still have your charger that came with your phone when you bought it. Now there are other chargers that are Quick Charge Certified, and an easy way to spot those that are Quick Charge Certified have either “Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0” on the side or a little marking that looks like a ‘Q’ with a lightening bolt tail. Now this is not limited strictly to wall adapters: Quick Charge can also be found in car chargers as well, just look for the little marking. Now that you have both of those aforementioned items the next part is quite literally plugging your phone in to charge.

For more information on Quick Charge 2.0 click here.