We test Huawei’s Super Charge 2.0, and the Mate 20 Pro’s fast charging is insane : Huawei’s new Super Charge 2.0 that debuts with the Mate 20 Pro, RS and X phones, is a 40W fast-charging system that the company promises will be able to top up the huge batteries of those handsets up to 70% in 30 minutes.
The Mate 20 Pro immediately shot to the top of our charging benchmark database, as it was able to top the 4200 mAh from 0% in 9:13am, to reach 100% in 10:21am, or a bit more than an hour. Looking at the charging log is also pretty telling, as 15 minutes after starting from depleted battery state, it was already at 36%, and 50 minutes after the start it hit 95%, trickling down slower from there.
For comparison, the 18W Samsung system tops up the Note 9’s 4000mAh battery 40 minutes longer than that. For obvious 5W charger reasons, we haven’t included any iPhone below, despite that they do have fast-charging circuitry, as you have to buy that brick separately.
Long story short, we are moving from the 10-20W fast-charging era to the 40-50W realm, and can only be all the better for it. For those worried about the state of the battery after these insane speeds, Huawei was quick to mention that Super Charge 2.0 has a multi-step safety system built in, and is again certified by Germany’s TÜV authority, so we can now sleep tight.