Smartphone manufacturers are aware that a device’s battery life plays a pivotal role in determining its popularity. This is why the most companies strive to ensure that their products have a long battery life between charges. The same is true for market leaders such as Samsung, Apple, and Oneplus.

With the launch of the OnePlus’s latest flagship, the OnePlus 5, the company set out to prove that the battery quality and its Dash Charge feature was far more advanced than other premium handsets in the market. To prove its assertions, OnePlus posted a couple of videos of a test it carried out, pitting its flagship against the Samsung Galaxy S8.

The results proved once and for all, which of the handsets housed the superior battery in terms of fast charging capabilities.

Samsung Galaxy S8 vs OnePlus 5: Quick charging capability

Before the test and its results are described, it is important to know that the OnePlus 5 comes with a 3,300mAh battery which supports Dash Charge functionality, whereas the Galaxy S8 features a smaller 3,000mAh battery with Quick Charging capabilities. At the beginning of the test, both the handsets were placed on quick charging at the same time. After 15 minutes of charging, the OnePlus 5 had 29 percent power, while after the same amount of time, the Galaxy S8 had managed to muster just 20 percent.

The test was continued for another hour and revealed that the OnePlus' batteries charged up to 58 percent, while the Samsung handset could only manage 39 percent.

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So, at the end of the first video, it became clear that the OnePlus 5's battery charges faster than the Galaxy S8 under normal charging conditions.

The second phase of the test - revealed through a second video - checked which of the handsets could recharge their batteries the fastest, but this time drawing their power from a car battery. It was seen again that the OnePlus 5 raced forward as, after half an hour of charging inside the car, the OnePlus flagship was at 43 percent of its maximum power. On the other hand, the Galaxy S8’s battery was only charged up to 12 percent of its full capacity.

OnePlus Dash Charge

OnePlus first introduced the dash charging technology in its OnePlus 3 and OnePlus 3T devices released in 2016. The company says that unlike other chargers, the Dash Charge does not increase the voltage while charging. Instead, the technology increases the amps to ensure devices gain charge faster.