The recent discussions on xda and r/rMoto_Z about battery chargers and questions concerning whether or not a TurboPower 30 charger is it worth it to us Z Play users prompted me to do a quick test comparing the chargers.
What I found is my TurboPower 30 is not charging any faster than the TurboPower 15 that came with the phone. I am using tasker (I'm a tasker noob BTW) to log the time and battery level to a Google Sheet upon a change in battery level. I discharged the phone to 14% both times, shut it down, let it cool, turned it on, then plugged in without touching it during the charging process.
Overall, both chargers behave the same. Both charge at a rate around 1.1% to 1.15% charge per minute until the 90-92% mark, where they slow down drastically.
The TP15 took 90 minutes to charge, while the TP30 took 95 minutes to charge.
So what's going on here?
- Is my phone malfunctioning?
- Is my charger(s) malfunctioning?
- Am I stupid and/or missing something?
- Can the Z Play even make use of the extra amperage from the TP30?
I'm at a loss here. I could have sworn the TP30 seemed faster, but maybe not.
Can anybody else confirm the same behavior from their chargers?
I can provide a link to a graph and the google sheet itself once I get past the 10 posts required before posting outside links.