YouTube tech reviewer Danny Winget has put the iPhone 8 Plus and Galaxy Note 8 in a head-to-head wireless charging test, to let viewers know how much juice you can get at certain time intervals.
The test shows the iPhone 8 Plus (2691mAh battery) using the Belkin Boost Up wireless charging pad for iPhone 8/iPhone X, which offers charging at 7.5W—but these new iPhones for now are limited to 5W wireless charging. Apple has stated a software update (via The Loop) is coming to allow wireless charging speeds to reach 7.5W.
Meanwhile, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 (3300mAh battery) uses the company’s fast wireless charger.
Both phones were put into Airplane Mode and all background apps were shut down.
- Galaxy Note 8 to 100%: 2 hours and 41 minutes (the phone estimated 2 hours and 38 minutes)
- iPhone 8 Plus to 100%: 3 hours and 54 minutes; “zero heat after four hours”
If you only have 15 mins to wireless charge, the iPhone 8 Plus will take you to 10%, while the Note 8 goes to 11%. Again, wireless charging is more for the convenience when it comes to charging your phone, but fast charging via cable is still your best bet if you’re in a rush.
Apple’s iPhone 8 models and iPhone X support fast charging, but requires a USB-C to Lightning cable and the company’s 29W, 61W or 87W Type- C Power Adapter.
Check out the video below: