The fastest way to charge your phone without damaging the battery

  • Published on:  8/15/2018
  • Batteries and fast charging are at the core of our favorite smartphones. As we’ve seen in the past, improving a phone’s battery can be a dangerous task, so fast charging requires a delicate balance. But, how does fast charging actually work and how might it improve in the future? We take a look at the quickest way to charge your current phone...and your next phone.Subscribe: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More: http://www.theverge.comCommunity guidelines: to Verge Science on YouTube, a new home base for our explorations into the future of science:


  • The Verge
    The Verge  a years ago+818

    Is battery life more important than design?

  • cfz
    cfz a years ago+793

    Imagine having to pay EXTRA for your $1000 phone to fast charge

  • Anunay Chauhan
    Anunay Chauhan a years ago+479

    Stefan is a great addition to The Verge, these explanation videos are really creative and he's done a great job delivering it! :)

  • Gadget Freak
    Gadget Freak a years ago+80

    The video was informative but it doesn't explain the topic mentioned on the title of the video.

  • Stefan Alexandre Etienne
    Stefan Alexandre Etienne a years ago+174

    Just so you know everyone, this was shot before Samsung included a supercap in the new S Pen! Also, yes VOOC charge is a thing, but I decided to keep it based around the ones we see most often.

  • linuxmind
    linuxmind a years ago+217

    The fastest way to charge a phone would be to swap it's battery like we did it for almost 20 years. ... Oh wait that feature has been removed.
    - Progress.

  • Harsha Kumar
    Harsha Kumar a years ago+48

    Of course Apple users need to buy more stuff for a feature that should be available out of the box.

  • GamingWithVSM 2.0
    GamingWithVSM 2.0 a years ago+44

    Very interesting

  • Rehaan Khan
    Rehaan Khan a years ago+127

    Apparently, you guys haven't come across Oppo's Super VOOC charging, have you? It can charge Vivo Find X Lamborghini edition's 3400 mAh battery in just 35 minutes.
    Edited. Thanks guys for correcting me.

  • KicstarV
    KicstarV a years ago+132

    I like this new guy. Not a typical "Vergeee"

  • quantum chicken
    quantum chicken a years ago+302

    "Note 7 users this does not apply for you guys..."

    YDINO a years ago+38

    Step 1: get a OnePlus 6

  • Alexandru Macedon
    Alexandru Macedon 2 days ago

    I have an external battery that wont charge except with it's own cable. and it's a regular usb 2 cable. why wont it charge with another one ?

  • Aleksej Komarov
    Aleksej Komarov a years ago+19

    2:52 Supercapacitors ain't gonna happen in phones not because of the heat! Quite the opposite, supercapacitors have almost no inner resistance, which in turn allows them to charge so quickly without generating heat. What really limits their usage in phones, is that they must be very big (i.e. 10-20x bigger than the current gen Li-ion batteries), and they either won't fit into a phone, or will be very small in capacity.

  • EurokerTV
    EurokerTV a years ago+87

    Great explanation.

  • Oliver Ferenczi
    Oliver Ferenczi a years ago+36

    Great Informative video!

  • Khada Jhin
    Khada Jhin 4 months ago+2

    Oppo: laughs in SUPER VOOC

  • Aditya Dengare
    Aditya Dengare a years ago+184

    Nice video the verge...😊😊👍👍

  • Muhammad saarim Shahid
    Muhammad saarim Shahid a years ago+2

    Seems you are living under a rock ever heard of superVOOC charge 3400mah full charge in just 35 mins

  • wearelegion
    wearelegion a years ago+16

    I like how he keeps a poker face and yet maintains a non-monotonous explanation throughout the video.