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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-08-14, 0:59 AM

From a rational standpoint, there is no reason for Moto to guarantee the compatibility of any charger other than the one that ships with the phone. There is also no substantial increase in charging time with 3.0. See below.

 

As @AlphaDog has already posted, Qualcomm chargers are backward compatible. From a very informative article on Android Authority

http://www.androidauthority.com/quick-charge-3-0-explained-643053/

 

 “Importantly, Qualcomm has retained backwards compatibility with its 2.0 and 1.0 standards. As the power draw is handled on the smartphone side, you will safely receive the maximum amount of power for your device using any of the certified chargers. However, you won’t achieve full charging speeds if you try charging newer phones with older lower power chargers.”

 

Yes, the Moto G4 uses the Snapdragon 617, which IS on the list of supported chipsets. However, the article also states the following: “Although Qualcomm supports Quick Charge in all of its new SoCs, it is still up to smartphone and tablet manufacturers to implement the specific circuitry required to make full use of the fastest charging speeds available.”

 

Quick Charge 3.0

“Qualcomm boasts a fourfold increase in charging times over conventional chargers with Quick Charge 3.0, up from the 40 percent speed increase offered by its first generation technology. However, one of the interesting things to note is that Qualcomm isn’t touting massive increases in charging times over version 2.0, instead the company is focusing on improved efficiency this time around.”

 

At the Qualcomm website you will find a link to the quick-charge device list, a PDF document that also lists CERTIFIED chargers. You will note that the list of devices (as of July, 2916) that are compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 is VERY short indeed. Not even the Samsung flagship phones released this year are on that list, and some of those cost up to 4 times as much as Moto G4. So expecting such compatibility from a bargain phone doesn’t seem particularly reasonable. 

Among the CERTIFIED QC 2.0 chargers  are the Moto Turbo 15 and the Moto Turbo car charger

https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/quick-charge Scroll down to see the PDF link.

 

 

 

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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-08-14, 1:21 AM

I know they do, but in the web doesnt appear.

https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/devices/all?feature=Quick%20Charge%202.0&manufacturer=Motorola

Neither here: https://www.qualcomm.com/documents/quick-charge-device-list

I KNOW THEY ARE COMPATIBLE, but as the page doesnt show it is compatible with qc2.0, maybe they are compatible with qc3.0 and we dont know...... do you get what i mean??? 

 

 

And turbocharging by motorola is the same as quick chargue 2.0, all the charguers that are compatible with quick chargue 2.0 are compatible with the moto g4 (not asking)

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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-08-14, 1:30 AM
Just one question, if i bought a charguer compatible with quick chargue 3.0 , and i use it with my moto g4 and it is not compatible with 3.0, it will chargue at "compatible volts and ampers" (sorry i dont know how to say it, i'm from argentina) so there wont be any risks right?
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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-08-14, 1:32 AM

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I know they do, but in the web doesnt appear.

https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/devices/all?feature=Quick%20Charge%202.0&manufacturer=Motorola

Neither here: https://www.qualcomm.com/documents/quick-charge-device-list

I KNOW THEY ARE COMPATIBLE, but as the page doesnt show it is compatible with qc2.0, maybe they are compatible with qc3.0 and we dont know...... do you get what i mean??? 

 

 

And turbocharging by motorola is the same as quick chargue 2.0, all the charguers that are compatible with quick chargue 2.0 are compatible with the moto g4 (not asking)


Your logic is flawed.. The nexus 6, Moto Maxx, Moto Turbo, G3 Turbo are all not listed as well. They are in fact QC 2.0 compatible.

 

so what if the g4 is qc 3.0 or qc 2.0? The benefits of 3.0 over 2.0 are not much. Buy either charger and dont worry about it.  


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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-08-14, 1:33 AM

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Just one question, if i bought a charguer compatible with quick chargue 3.0 , and i use it with my moto g4 and it is not compatible with 3.0, it will chargue at "compatible volts and ampers" (sorry i dont know how to say it, i'm from argentina) so there wont be any risks right?

It will charge at qc 2.0 speeds. 


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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-08-14, 3:00 AM

this can be marked as answered or solved

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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-08-14, 3:09 AM

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this can be marked as answered or solved


That is up to the person that started the thread. 


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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-09-01, 17:04 PM

Just got an Aukey multicharger with QC 3.0 for my G4 and went from 24% to 75% in 35 minutes, pretty zippy, does that sound right ? Not sure how to match that to Lenovo's "6 hours of use in 15'" ;-)

 

Reason I'm asking is that when I plug it in I get a "Turbocharging" message but it goes away after a few minutes. Is that normal ? Thanks !

 

EDIT - hadn't thought of checking before with my little USB gizmo but now that it's at 77% I'm seeing 7.46v and pretty variable amps, from 0.9 to 1.5a...

 

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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-09-01, 17:35 PM

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Just got an Aukey multicharger with QC 3.0 for my G4 and went from 24% to 75% in 35 minutes, pretty zippy, does that sound right ? Not sure how to match that to Lenovo's "6 hours of use in 15'" ;-)

 

Reason I'm asking is that when I plug it in I get a "Turbocharging" message but it goes away after a few minutes. Is that normal ? Thanks !

 

EDIT - hadn't thought of checking before with my little USB gizmo but now that it's at 77% I'm seeing 7.46v and pretty variable amps, from 0.9 to 1.5a...

 


All sounds normal to me. 


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Re: Is Moto G4 Plus a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 phone?

2016-09-01, 17:49 PM

Thanks !

 

Maybe others can use this thread to share their results too ;-)

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