OnePlus 3T Dash Charge beats Pixel XL in OnePlus’s video
You may be able to discount OnePlus’s video promoting its Dash Charge technology — essentially a rebranded version of OPPO’s VOOC system — with a charging comparison between the OnePlus 3T, with a 3,400mAh battery, and a Google Pixel XL, with a 3,450mAh battery, by saying that it’s from the company itself. Of course, it has an interest in showing off that it’ll win.
It was a little odd seeing the progress check methodology used — turning the phones’ screens on every half hour to see how many percentage points each device had racked up — when more precise timing numbers could have been extracted, even from a visually explainable standpoint. Alas, all OnePlus will claim is that it takes 90 minutes to charge a 3T from 1 percent to full while the Pixel XL takes 2 hours to do the same.
It’s also interesting to see OnePlus continue the charge for Dash Charge, even as the Pixel’s manufacturer (and Grand Pooh-Bah of Android) begins discouraging manufacturers from playing god with these proprietary battery fill methods. Instead, Mountain View is encouraging them to follow USB Power Delivery spec with the hint of making the act a requirement in the future.
Manufacturers may be able to manipulate non-USB Power Delivery fast charging standards to comply with USB PD rules though, all said, it may render said standard moot. OEMs can also choose to implement multiple standards and alternate between them, depending on the power source.
Dash Charge is available on both the OnePlus 3 and the OnePlus 3T.