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Galaxy S7 and S7 edge only support Quick Charge 2.0, coming up short of latest standard

Qualcomm's Quick Charge technology has been somewhat of a revelation in keeping our super-powerful devices charged up, and the latest iteration, Quick Charge 3.0, is debuting with the launch of phones running its latest processors. Phones like the LG G5 with a Snapdragon 820 support Quick Charge 3.0, but when it comes to the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge, we're not so lucky.

Galaxy S7 edge fast charging

Samsung's latest "Fast Charging" capabilities on the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge top out at Quick Charge 2.0 speeds, the same as the last generation of flagship Galaxy phones. Just take a look at the included wall charger and latest generation of charging accessories from Samsung and you'll get a hint of the fact, as they're all built to the same charging spec as last year.

The reason? It basically comes down to the fact that Samsung is using two different processors in the phones around the world, and they don't have the same charging capabilities. Even though the Snapdragon 820 processor, used in the Galaxy S7 and S7 edge in a few regions (such as the U.S.), is capable of supporting Quick Charge 3.0, a majority of regions around the world are running Samsung's own Exynos 8 processor, which doesn't support the feature. So for consistency's sake (and potentially licensing reasons), the phones are all kept on the same speed of Quick Charge 2.0.

Though it's always a downside to not have the latest charging technology in your brand new phone, Quick Charge 2.0 is hardly a slow. You're still able to add a good bit to your battery in just 15 minutes with the right charger or external battery, and if you're charging wirelessly with one of Samsung's Fast Charge Qi chargers you'll get faster charging speeds than other phones can offer as well.

Just don't expect to plug your new Galaxy S7 or S7 edge into a new Quick Charge 3.0-compliant charger and get the absolute fastest charging speeds — you'll be juicing up at the Quick Charge 2.0 rate.

Andrew was an Executive Editor, U.S. at Android Central between 2012 and 2020.

166 Comments
  • More detailed tests here: http://forum.xda-developers.com/galaxy-s7/how-to/3-6-charging-speeds-com...
  • Fine with me. my s7 edge has been lasting me all day without even thinking about charging it. Loving the battery life! S7 edge will make America great again!
  • +1 S7 edge/AC app
  • Totally. I've had an average 9+ hours of SOT during the first few days I was geeking out with my S7e. I'm very impressed with battery life. Brightness at about 40%. Which is plenty bright for me. Most bloatware apps uninstalled/disabled of course. Now, that I'm not glued to my phone, as is always the case with a new release for the first week, my SOT is about 3-4 hours per day and I usually have 40-50% left when I set her on the pad.
  • Guess what the note 6 will have?????? Hmm i wonder Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Yes I hope the Note 6 has at least a 4000+ batt. And if only they can just waterproof it. It will be the perfect device for me. The leaks should start soon enough... S7 edge will make America great again!
  • And it should come with edge too, only then I can upgrade from my note edge. I am now used to edge and Spen, combination is awesome. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I was thinking the same thing !!! I think I will content with my S6 if the MM update fixes most of the battery issue!
  • Agreed. I have the regular S7 and battery life is outstanding. The edge is probably even better with the 3,600 battery
  • Nah, it's only 20% bigger /s Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's still a better battery than the one in the S7 genius Posted via the Android Central App
  • Did you make all the way through high school unsuccessfully starting 8 pc rebuilds in your mom's basement only to donate the remains to goodwill as a sophomore in community college with a 2.2 gpa, still living with mom on a futon under the stair case and never understood how sarcasm works? Or do you not know what /s means? Probably the latter, I just like stereotypical storylines... Posted via the Android Central App
  • That was classic! Well played sir, Hehehe
  • +1 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lol! Posted via my S6 Active with Samsung Pay!
  • Wow, genius huh? It's a bigger battery than the s7, but the technology is exactly the same within both batteries.
  • Lol screen real estate is about 20% bigger too so they prob have about the same life. Though I would like to see some test
  • Oh yeah!
  • Charging on qc 2.0 has been great, especially fast wireless charging. I just recently bought my wife a 20k mah qc 2.0 portable charger and for myself a qc 2.0 fast wireless car charger. Even though qc 3.0 is much faster, technology changes so fast, its whatever.
  • Same here. My phone went from 15% to 75% in about 35-40 minutes. Make it so.
  • I mean but seriously, as fast as 2.0 is, it can't be a serious issue. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It's not an issue of any size, I'd say.
  • Agreed. Posted via Xperia Z5
  • Hey Andrew, can you do a comparison on QC 2.0 vs QC 3.0? Because 2.0 is already insanely fast. It will amaze me to see how fast 3.0 really is. S7 edge/AC app
  • Google search is an incredible invention. You can rapidly obtain the information you seek. Per Qualcomm (comprehension required): Quick Charge 3.0 is engineered to refuel devices up to four times faster than conventional charging. It is designed to charge twice as fast as Quick Charge 1.0 and to be 38 percent more efficient than Quick Charge 2.0. Now consumers can spend even less time charging, and can grab and go more quickly.
  • Way to not answer the question as usual Posted via the Android Central App
  • Like I said above, the Internet is a powerful resource for knowledge. https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/quick-charge
  • You're right, Google search is an incredible invention. (comprehension required): D o u c h e b a g  Someone who has surpassed the levels of jerk and *******, however not yet reached ****** or ************. Not to be confused with ******.
    Urban Dictionary I wonder if illiterate people get the full effect of alphabet soup
  • Thanks for the advice @$$hole but I still would like Andrew to do a comparison. S7 edge/AC app
  • My 'guess' is Andrew has more important priorities than to be everyone's go-fer. Moreover, he has already addressed this issue in the comments thread herein.
  • Are you his dad? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Lmao! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha I'm over the moon on this gs7 edge battery been a full day and I can now say it's the best battery life of any smart phone I've owned ,and at least 20% better then my beloved note 5 ...now that's saying something and with a car and house 2.0 charger it's fast enough for me . Don't think I'll be needed to charge it very often haha posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Meh. Not a big deal. The charge rate of 2.0. is still relatively fast on the S7 edge. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I know right and with all day battery life we don't need know stinking 3.0 posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Yup it is. The GS7 edge is the only place where you can maybe be a tad upset about not have 3.0 considering how big the battery is. If you're not using a fast charger it can take a really long time to charge up.
  • Don't think I can ever go back to regular charged phones. Fast charged is what's up. This thing is worth the price for the battery alone. I'd tell anyone if your trying to save the extra 3 more a month between the edge and the flat 7 ....don't do it !!! posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Yep Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • But won't the battery degrade faster due to increased heat generated while quick charging? Now imagine if the note 6 had the same tech and made removable batteries... LG would be like ..... Posted via the Android Central App
  • Huge letdown. I can't go back after ultra charging on my Droid Turbo 2. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Take it easy, Pat. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • Lol Posted via the Android Central App
  • The Droid Turbo 2 has Quick Charge 2.0.
  • LOL Posted via the Android Central App
  • FAIL Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha fail Akephalos shine through me
  • From what I've read QC 3.0 is barely any faster than 2.0 anyway, it's just more efficient. In Qualcomm's own demo the 3.0 phone got to 70% while the 2.0 phone hit 64% or so in the same amount of time so... https://youtu.be/v0Rhu2YGxeQ?t=29
  • Wrong
  • Wrong (See I can say dumb things too) Posted via the Android Central App
  • OK how? Posted via the Android Central App
  • https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/quick-charge
  • I'm not using fast charging on my s7 edge because (let me prefix this by saying I have no clue if this is true or not lol) I don't want to mess the battery up in the long run. It takes longer to charge fully but I don't mind. The battery life on this phone is absolutely incredible!
  • That's a dumb reason you'll want a new phone by the time that happens. Posted from my Nexus 6/Nexus 7 2013/Surface Pro 3
  • I'd rather have the latest available technology in a 2016 flagship like USB C & QC 3.0 providing additional performance benefits including more future proof. There are reasons why these technologies were developed and implemented. Of course any individual can attempt to justify compromises like it's good enough.
  • Then it looks like the G5 is for you! Posted via the Android Central App
  • Perhaps. I, like most, don't have to purchase a phone prior to release and in depth professional reviews. In the following order, camera, fast data (carrier bands), user interface, battery, quality build, style, non phablet size, current technology, and fast reliable updates are my requirements for 2+ year use and amortized investment like the HTC One M7 and Nexus 5 were.
  • You can bet if this happened with a Nexus the Samsung fanboys would be super critical. And if it had USB-C, they'd be saying how great it is, lol ... Case in point, no wireless charging on the 6p was the end of the world for everyone with no intention of ever buying a Nexus!
  • Bullshit. You have told me that then camera doesn't matter Posted via the Android Central App
  • Wrong
    I have always said camera with OIS was 'critically' important to me plus the additional items I priority listed above. Hence my reason for still using the award winning
    HTC One M7.
  • And he won't have to wait there will be plenty of g5 to go around haha they'll be collecting dust like the V10 and g4 posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • I have not seen any real compelling things yet that type c plugs add . At this point I've had fast charging since my first note 4 and most do data transfer wirelessly posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Educate yourself about the future, Pugh. This may help. http://www.techtimes.com/articles/119794/20151228/usb-type-c-vs-usb-3-1-...
  • Be nice to have on..say my laptop not much needed on my phone. Good article read it already posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Except this isn't the future, it's the present. In the present Samsung has a very nice VR unit that they're attempting to push AND USB C cables are frying phones. For right now I'd rather have a proven standard that is reliable, compatible with my Gear VR, and won't fry my phone if I buy a random cable. Sometimes the latest isn't necessarily the greatest, some people don't want to beta test new standards, they just want something that works. Posted via the Android Central App
  • That's cause your Samsung doesn't have it ... if it did we all know you'd be saying how great it is, lol
  • Not necessarily... Batteries on the Note 4 seem to be failing at a pretty quick rate (about 9-12 months) and quick charge could be a contributor. Posted via the Android Central App
  • gotta agree with you here.
  • Quick Charge has no meaningful negative effect on the overall life or power of your battery.
  • I second that the battery on my note 4 edge was about the same up until I got rid of it a year later . And I always use fast charger posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • I trust you're right but I'm so sketchy about that. Do you put your phone on QC everytime and at night? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Here's the thing most get rid of there phone every 18 months now that the average so don't worry about it heck my old s4 and s3 still held a pretty decent charge same battery and that was the old school battery . I say fast charger away ...that is if your phone has it posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • I have a 14 month old m8 and I could keep it till the turn of the year. It does support QC Posted via the Android Central App
  • Thank you Andrew for professional clarification. I was wondering as was Joe Goodwin1 and others.
  • My Note 4's original release day battery won't hold under 60%. Phone would just shut off, tested on multiple Note 4's so it wasn't my phone. Used Quickcharge on it since day 1. Good thing I had a spare on the way to swap in. Posted from someone's Note 4
  • Same with my daughter's Note Edge. Got her a new OEM battery and she's rocking battery life like she had early on. My Note 4 hasn't done the same but that's likely because I've had two batteries I rotate thru. With these sealed batteries I wouldn't use QC daily and overnight. I'd probably save QC for a quick top off only when needed. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I hear ya. The increased heat I'm sure degrades the battery some. The only thing is typically people use a phone for two years or so. If the battery life decreases 10 percent (no idea how much it really does I'm just throwing out a number) more than without using quick charge you aren't going to hardly notice it.
  • I'm fairly sure it's more than 10% and the thing is that many of us don't just put the phone in the drawer after a year or two. As for me, I hand it down to the next generation or to someone who needs a better phone than what they currently have. With these batteries being sealed in that may not be but good idea anymore. Posted via the Android Central App
  • How can anyone be upset it doesn't support qc 3.0. Qc 2.0 charges pretty fast, just because 3.0 is the latest doesn't mean 2.0 isn't still great. As long as Sammy stays away from USB type-c in the note 6 I'll be happy. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I am traumatised by this revelation. OMG. I will have to remap my whole life plan.
  • At least they have wirless charging. I only charge at night when I sleep so I don't care how long it takes. It's awesome plopping it down and having it start charging.
  • Still talkin about de phone ? .....
  • Yep yep at night it's the way to go for over night charging wireless posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • right, cause the 1.5 seconds it takes to plug it in (even less with USB-C) is way too much trouble!
  • No I do it cause I have it and it works . And no I don't like plugging in a cord of any kind ,only when I need that quick shot to top it off other then that when I get home the phone goes on the pod posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Yeah right! BS excuse.
    Your phone is not on the pod now.
  • Just because you don't like wireless charging, doesn't make it an excuse for people who do. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Simple logic dictates when texting a reply or simply using the phone it cannot be on the charging pod. The big difference is with USB charging, a 15 min boost to 90%, while using the phone isn't constraining and is more practical.
  • http://www.howtogeek.com/233205/why-you-dont-want-to-wirelessly-charge-y...
  • It is actually. Lol. But i like setting it down on the charger at night without Hassel and it's charged when i wake up. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I only charge at night as well that's why I don't use Quick Charge much. That and the wireless charging doesn't work for me because I use my phone as a dim nice desk clock. If I just lay it on its back then I can't see the alarm clock. So I always have it sitting at an angle. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Who cares if the phone has micro USB or type c man! What's the huge darn difference?!?! I mean for real, besides it being reversible which I could care less about. I never, I repeat, NEVER plug in my phone the wrong way cuz of the bend at the end of the cord. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha this guy gets it posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Um, no ... he doesn't. Neither of you used it, and if the S7 had it, you'd be singing it's praises. Brand new $700 phone doesn't even have last year's technology.
  • If Samsung had it on the 7 yes we would use it cause we'd have to . But it doesn't and I don't lose sleep worrying about it of all the research I've done on type c card there's no reason to want it other then the fact that it's different. Later down the road when the infrastructure is there then Samsung will implement it. Now back to the subject at hand like I said 2.0 is what I have and it's fast as hell so know I don't need are miss it it i wanted those two things I'd have waited for the LG....no thanks posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • I'm just busting your chops! all these little differences are pretty much meaningless and just come down to personal preference. all the phones nowadays, even most mid range ones, are all awesome. the S7 Edge is an absolute beast, arguably the best phone ever! ;-)
  • The best 'Samsung' phone. There are compromises, deficiencies, and Samsung peculiarities.
  • If you don't like samsung, then why are you in here? Posted via the Android Central App
  • As with the LG phone, the nexus phones, and every other phone. Every phone has compromises. It's good to see you feel the need to go bash this phone though, either you've no life or you feel this phone beats the one you hitched your horse to. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Yes he does get it. I rarely plug my phone in at all so why the heck do I care what the cord type is???? luvin my s7 edge
  • my s7 edge gets me through the last 4 days with 40 percent left from 615AM to 10-1030PM. I plug it in at night with QC 2.0 and by 615AM the next morning I am 100%. It does what I need.
  • Lol. It's just android central trying to keep from admitting the s7 and s7 edge are the best phones around. They are run by Mobile nations and make most of their money from iPhone fans which are more profitable then android fans. Samsung sells more units than any other phone manufacturer out there and please none of this McDonald's sells more burgers crap. Every phone manufacturer wishes they had samsungs sales numbers. Posted via the Android Central App
  • At least this might save someone money on a new charger(hopefully get the old one for a better price). I might still get quick charge 3 chargers just in case the battery bricks pick up on it.
  • Yeah I had to get a new car charger not long ago and I just grabbed a QC 3.0 one. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Still, it's a hell of a lot faster charging the S7 than a $949 iPhone.
  • So many people bragging about battery life now on S7 and how amazing Samsung is now, yet forget that lot of that has to do with Doze built into marshmallow by Google. Thank Google first, for battery performance increases... Then Samsung for making a good phone.
  • Doze is great, but are you really gonna give more pie to what is more likely a 5-7% piece than to the factors that should be the biggest? (efficient panel, 3600 mah, top notch chipset) Posted via the Android Central App
  • You forgot the bigger battery Samsung stuffed into the phone. That should be given significant credit. Software can only go so far. A small loan of a broken G4
  • My phone is never not moving or being used long enough for doze to even work for me during the day. It will only work at night. Other than that it's a bigger battery and Samsung. S7 edge will make America great again!
  • My best friend has a Nexus 6 that also has a big battery and Doze feature of course . He complaints about battery life and wants to upgrade to a GS7 Edge. What you got on that? C'mon dude. Doze could only do so much. Samsung has been working on battery consumption for some time now. The note 5 had great battery life since before doze was even introduced. Posted via the Android Central App
  • I'll add add a small percent of why it charges faster is because it's in Doze when u set it down to change. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Samsung had app optimization since Lollipop as well which in many ways was better than Doze because it was always on. luvin my s7 edge
  • Who tf cares? It doesn't make a difference. Mine doesn't have quick charge at ALL and it charges up in like 2 hours. If your phone isn't dying every couple hours I can't see you desperately needing the fastest charge available. Posted via the Android Central App
  • It makes a huge difference if you are away from home for an extended amount of time and need to charge. The last time this happened to me was at Union Station in Chicago. I fell asleep on the train to Chicago and forgot to plug in, so I ended up having to search around Union Station to find a spot where I could discreetly plug in where no one could see my phone so I didn't have to stand over it while it charged for over an hour. Not fun.
  • Well, it's not like it's a slow charger or anything. While Quick Charge 3.0 would be nice, Quick Charge 2.0 is still plenty fast for charging speeds. And you won't be needing to charge so often as the battery on the S7 lasts pretty long on a single charge too, especially the Edge. A small loan of a broken G4
  • But... but... but... quickchargegate!
  • Well when we have our LG g5 with 3.0 and USB c we will let you know exactly what you are missing. Oh and my extra battery that I can change in 6-10seconds. In 1-2 years you are not going to be happy with 2.0and still struggling to plug in the MICRO USB. Lol typed on my nexus 5x. LG is awesome Posted via the Android Central App
  • So we're supposed to wait 2 years for your burn...?...
  • Lol call me when that crappy mechanism that pops out your battery breaks rendering your phone useless. Well, you won't be able to call me because your LG will be more useless than usual. Posted via the Android Central App
  • "Struggling to plug in microUSB" So an extra second to figure out which way is which is struggling? I've been using microUSB for years now. I've never struggled with the cables. Fumble, yes, solely due to poor lighting, but struggle? Never. And unless battery capacities become astronomically huge in the next 1-2 years, Quick Charge 2.0 is still plenty fast for charging. Not to mention the S7 has pretty good battery life now that it has a bigger battery. If I had to choose, I'd rather have a sealed battery that's huge in capacity rather than a removable battery that's smaller in capacity. You can swap out the removable one in seconds if you have an extra, that's true. But assuming the other hardware is the same, that battery is going to die sooner than the sealed one that's larger in capacity. In the perfect world, we want a large capacity battery that's removable. But we don't live in the perfect world.
  • Then you can buy holsters for all your extra batteries and practice speed reloading them cause your going to need it with the G5's 2800mAh batt. S7 edge battery life is impressive. I haven't needed a charge during the day and it takes some getting used to in a good way. S7 edge will make America great again!
  • Amen! Posted via the Android Central App
  • They make cables for micro that can go in the port either way, if you are that hopeless. Don't need usb-c for that. There are basic usb either or cables, too, just in case you can't handle rectangles.
  • 2.0 is fast enough for me. Besides I haven't needed to charge my phone a single time during the day yet. The battery life on the GS7 is pretty amazing. What's more important to me, is having the option of wireless charging. I'm glad Samsung hasn't abandon this awesome feature like Google did on the Nexus. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just picked up mines today. It charges plenty fast IMO. I was already used to it from my previous phone though. So far I'm impressed with the s7 Posted via the Android Central App
  • What keeps flagship phones from having all of the carrier bands like the nexus line? that seems to be what is keeping them off of fi and is a huge advantage to be able to jump carriers without a new phone.
  • Google also has to approve which phones they want on fi. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • Can they bring it to the SD820s in an update?
  • The difference between Quickcharge 2.0 and 3.0 is completely negligible. Frankly, it's a non - issue on my S7 Edge because the battery life is absolutely stellar. I would, though, in the interest of honesty & fairness that I run I 3rd party launcher, apps & the S-crap/bloat has been uninstalled or disabled. As of now, still have 60% left after 16hrs...
  • Waiting for getting Galaxy S7. It will come from USA. Need two or three more to get. Hope I will enjoy the Galaxy S7.
  • Best phone i have ever seen...just fab and love it.. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Am I correct in the order of speed (slowest to fastest) charging methods as follows: wireless charge<wired charge<fast wireless charge<fast wired charge ?
  • I would say you are correct. S7 edge will make America great again!
  • I know Nexus owners have their faults, but "Samsung guy" is the worst. When the S6 came out, everyone was ******** about the non removable battery. Now it is ok and they mock LG for having one. Latest charging tech, nah, no big deal it's not that better anyway. When their phones are stuck on lollipop for six months all I heard was updates no big deal. Note 5 starts getting Marshmallow last week and the comment sections go crazy with joy. Yeah Samsung is the best. You guys are too much. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • Actually my note 5 was so good I never really missed are felt I needed 6.0 and the guys that complained about removable battery never purchase the gs6 . For the ones like myself that did purchase it it wasn't that big of deal posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Ok, it never happened and the comments above do not exist. Posted via Nexus 6 running on any data plan I want
  • Our society lives in a state of denial. They will not admit it because it would make their choice of buying it, wrong. I for one jumped all over the edge of last year. But Samsung screwed us by not giving us the best charging method hands down. So until you use type c, and for most of these folks it will be YEARS, you don't know what your missing. I for one will not spend money for a brand new phone that is out dated. Htc10 is going to be the best phone but I will give the g5 a go. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Not sure what part of my comment you didn't understand. But obviously folks like myself that buy Samsung phones know what the phones has and doesn't have so we've made a conscious decision to purchase anyway . When I purchased all my phones I obviously was fine with the system that was all ready on the phone and not what I might be getting down the road, that's the way most buy there phones . I think it's more the nexus guys that like to make a point that there phones always have the latest version . One of the reasons LG and nexus where so quick to adopt type c plugs was more for bragging rights to try to get a leg up on the 800 pound gorilla (Samsung) and it hasn't really worked for them . Reason being most don't see the need at least not right now . And judging from the crowds at best buy this weekend the general public has spoken with there wallets posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Phillip I can't make out what your signature at the bottom means. HTC10 will be the best Android device 2016 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I still wish the current Samsung phones had removable batteries and were not made of glass...and I'm not thrilled about losing the IR blaster. Unfortunately, I have Verizon as my carrier, and the only phones with excellent cameras that aren't LG devices are the iPhone 6+, 6s+, and Samsung GS6, GS7, Note 4, and Note 5 lines...and the Note 4 is kinda slow in comparison to its newer contemporaries. Since I will not purchase LG devices due to their poor customer service when they updated my G2 to Lollipop which caused the battery to only trickle charge (8 hours to charge), and didn't correct the GPS performance as promised, and waiting 8 months to push the software update that only corrected the charging speed...when they could have just swapped my device. But I digress...it just makes it so my only choices are Samsung devices since I don't care for iOS as an OS on my phone, or LG at all. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Day three gs7 edge in gold of courses and the battery has been in beast mode posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Phil Pugh - I think you might have a typo in your sig line?
  • Not sure what your reference to but I have a note 5 and gs7 edge gold in color posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • read your signature, it should say "or" instead of "are" ... doesn't make grammatical sense as is
  • I rather have that new idol 4s than the regular s7. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Just out of curiosity since the U.S. S7 is using the Snapdragon 820, what would happen if I went on Amazon and bought a QC 3.0 charger from Anker? Posted via the Android Central App
  • Good question, Jay Holm.
    From what I understood from Phil's article, Samsung's version of Android had to accommodate the Exynos and since Exynos doesn’t accommodate Qualcomm QC 3.0 Samsung didn't want to deal with two different proprietary systems with every update. Hence, sticking with Samsung's version QC 2.0 was an efficient and adequate compromise that reduces the chance of botched updates, perhaps. Phil also mentioned licensing. Excerpt from Phil's article:
    "So for consistency's sake (and potentially licensing reasons), the phones are all kept on the same speed of Quick Charge 2.0."
  • Does quick charging shorten battery life? I ask because my 2014 Moto X couldn't hold a charge after about 8 months. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Andrew Martonik answered your question in a reply in this thread. ^^^Scroll up.
  • You either ran that battery in the ground by charing multiple full cycles everyday or you got a lemon. I still think QC diminishes battery life, even if it's a nominal amount Posted via the Android Central App
  • There hasn't been one test that has proving that quick charge will hurt your battery . So quick charging it is for me posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • Just empirical evidence. Posted via the Android Central App
  • Expound por favor Posted via the Android Central App
  • Quickchargegate!
  • LOL...Some of these comments are among the silliest I have read in awhile. I mean these are serious real world problems. Posted via the Android Central App
  • These guys are searching for what ever Lil thing they can find wrong with the gs7 . So far nothing they've said has any merits I think they've flat ran out of excuses. This phone is that good..and the crazy thing is deep down they know it . There starting to have that Lil fight with there conscious where they really want this phone but you know ...that pride thing posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • And the funny thing is, these are people who claim to be so happy with their Nexus devices, yet they spend so much time and energy worried about Samsung and what Samsung users are doing. Projecting much? And LG fans...can you say glass houses? Posted via the Android Central App
  • HTC fan here in a metal house literal and figurative Posted via the Android Central App
  • Haha...sleeper device of the year Posted via the Android Central App
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  • Snapdragon 820 is why I bought my S7 edge. Not sure why Samsung did not just go for the 820 worldwide, instead of just the USA.
  • I.dont like.the camera although it is way sharper in low light I compared my friends s7 to my note 5.the highest resolution is 12 mp but it's 4:3 aspect ratio and not 16:9 Posted via the Android Central App
  • Over time, I believe this will be the case for many others. I rarely plug my S6 E+ as I use wireless charging and "side sync" to transfer files ultra fast so I'm not bothered either way about physical connection type. I do understand though if someone only had accessories that were an alternate standard that they would need to pay more attention to the new cables etc. At this point I have yet to see a comparison between like capacity batteries charging with the two standards to justify even giving it a thought. The rate of charge matters more to people with devices that have poor power management. Sure fast charging is great as people using this on Samsung phones for the past few years will attest to but these days I don't even charge my phones over night any more. From when I get home till after dinner or from 5 am till I leave to work. .. hmm maybe I'm not "normal".. Posted via the Android Central App Posted via the Android Central App
  • The idol 4s is better or just as good as the s7. And cheaper Posted via the Android Central App
  • OK we believe you ...wink wink posted on my gs7 edge gold are my note 5 the beast
  • I prefer the conveinance/compatibility of USB 2.0 vs a slight speed bump of USB 3.0 Posted via the Android Central App
  • I have 2 brand new S7 Edge and the wireless Fast Charge stands. Both phones have the fast charge setting turned on. They still take 3 or 4 hours to fully charge from 50% or less, these two new phones are not fast charging at all.