M8 charging

Faster charging for HTC's 2014 flagship, but you'll need to wait for an updated charger to take full advantage

Last year's HTC One, the M7, was great in a lot of ways. But charging speeds weren't exactly its forte. The device arrived just in time to miss out on Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology, which enabled faster charging on some Snapdragon-powered phones. But the new HTC One (M8) is set to enjoy even quicker charging speeds thanks to the device's support for Quick Charge 2.0. Only thing is, you might have to wait to take full advantage of it.

Qualcomm says charging through Quick Charge 2.0, first introduced as standard in Snapdragon 800, is up to 75 percent faster than non-Quick Charge devices. However HTC's bundled charger, a 1.5A unit, only supports Quick Charge 1.0. So it'll still be pretty fast — significantly faster than what you're used to if you're coming from last year's HTC One (M7). But for the full Quick Charge 2.0 experience you'll need to wait for a charger accessory HTC plans to release later this year, which will support 1.67A as well as the latest Quick Charge standard.

For more new HTC One hardware details, check out our M8 specs post and full review.

 
There are 27 comments

prissysox says:

They show great accessories yet don't have them ready. Kills me and the experience.

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Gator352 says:

This is my daughters biggest complaint about the OG One.... the charging time. I'm glad they addressed this.

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smotrs says:

"But for the full Quick Charge 2.0 experience you'll need to wait for a charger accessory HTC plans to release later this year, which will support 1.67A as well as the latest Quick Charge standard."

Wonder how much this will cost us?

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But it still supports quick charge 1.0 out of the box.
So its still going to charge rather rapidly.
QC 2 is 75% faster than non QC. This already has QC 1. How much faster will this be? Probably not enough to justify the complaining...
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zizu101 says:

How do I know if a charger supports quick charge 2 ? Does charging via usb port (say a surface pro) support quick charge?

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HTC didn't add quick charge into the HTC One because it impedes longevity of battery life overall because of the high amperage so they disabled it on the X S600

anthony2558 says:

So how long will it take to charge?

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Acorns says:

Did they not say on Tuesday that 0 to 85% in a hour? But is that with the charger not available?

zizu101 says:

No shit!

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b8engl says:

my lg g2 takes 15m to full charge, i suppose it has fast charge 1.0 since it has a snapdragon 800 :p

coolbreeze78 says:

So, couldn't you just plug in a 2.1amp charger today and take advantage of it? Or do you need the special snowflake 1.67345 amp HTC one?

From Qualcomm:

"While Quick Charge 1.0 rests in the devices only, Quick Charge 2.0 resides in both the device, offered as a standalone IC solution or as part of the PMIC (power management integrated circuit) of Snapdragon™ 800 processors, and in the AC/DC wall charger."

So it seems you need a Quick Charge 2.0 charger to fully take advantage of it.

anekin007 says:

I have a car charger that can put out 2.1A. Will it work with quick charge 2.0 devices?

droid5 says:

Was a pita when I needed to find a car charger for the G2. Ended up buying a factory cable from LG and using a generic 2.1 charger.

wawapumaa says:

Nexus 5 have this ability ??? i am curious to know

trekk says:

The Nexus 5 charges extremely fast

Mobius360 says:

Yes Nexus 5 and the G2 do this

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wawapumaa says:

Humm strange it doesn't seems to me.
My lumia 720 is charging more fast than my nexus 5

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bveditz says:

I think people assume it can because of the Snapdragon processor, but technically it does not. http://www.androidcentral.com/nexus-5-faq

supert1020 says:

I would think that you could use any charger over 1.67 amps to get the quicker charge.

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Mobius360 says:

Lmao HTC, sounds like an oversight. I mean you package a 1.5a instead of a 1.67a charger so you can sell additional chargers? Makes much more sense to supply the charger that takes advantage of the features you put into the phone.

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MarkSeven says:

+1

rampage1979 says:

Just like Sammy saying there phone supports wireless charging except you have to buy a separate case for it to work lol.

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ashraf1190 says:

Nice 75% faster works for me

jpullins says:

So does this mean I can use my GS4 charger since it puts out 2 amps to take advantage of the quick charge?

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tcukcufc says:

Will this charge it at full speed?
Anker® 40W 5V / 8A USB Wall Charger 5-Port Family-Sized Desktop Charger with 5-Foot Power Cord

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LoPan12 says:

NO, all those chargers people ask about will not. It's not the amperage rating, it's the fact that the chargers will have IC to recognize QC 2.0, and bump the charging voltage higher (9V and 12V)