In a recent press release, Qualcomm felt like it would be a good idea to remind folks that having a Snapdragon processor in your mobile device is a good thing. If you have noticed that while charging your Snapdragon-powered smartphone/tablet that it charges quicker than your previous non Snapdragon-powered device, then you aren’t hallucinating. In fact, newer Snapdragon devices come equipped with Quick Charge 1.0, a technology that helps charge your device up to 40% quicker.
A phone with Qualcomm Quick Charge 1.0 can charge up to 40% faster than older phones. A phone without Quick Charge 1.0 could be stuck plugged in charging for more than four hours. With Quick Charge 1.0, the same phone can reach its full charge in three hours or less.
Want to know if your phone has Quick Charge 1.0? Here is a brief overview of devices that have this hidden feature. The DROID DNA, Galaxy S3, Nexus 4, One S, EVO 4G LTE, Spectrum 2, Optimus G, RAZR HD, RAZR M, and whole ton of others. For a full list and more detailed look into Quick Charge, you can hit up Qualcomm’s blog.