Using a phone while it charges can throttle charging speed substantially

by birtanpublished on March 28, 2021

Hey everybody's day with Android police and today we're taking a quick look at some interesting effects that having your display on versus off as when charging your smartphone so as you can see in this video we've got a galaxy s6 here connected to a USB voltage and current meter displays five to seven watts of power output when the screen is turned on but when we turn it off it jumps up to 13 to 14 watts which is twice as much power being drawn from the charger switch it back on and the wattage drops again back down to five to seven Watts depending how on how warm the phone is and that's that's what we

Suspect the main factor is here the temperature of the battery or the the chipset inside the thumb is throttling down the the amount of power the phone gets while charging especially when the display is on this doesn't happen on every phone necessarily but it does happen on most phones we've tried and it was just something interesting that we saw that we thought we'd point out

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