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the charger remains the same as the iPhone 4 without fast charging

For years, the "classic" iPhone were terminals that charged very fast, in addition to including in their boxes 5-watt and 1-amp chargers, they also had generally smaller batteries that cost little to fill. But nevertheless, there came a time when they stagnated and became slow when charging, because their batteries grew but their chargers remained, although in models like the Plus could load faster with the chargers of the iPad.

Finally, with the iPhone 8 and X the support of fast load of up to 18 watts arrived, but the integrated charger is still the same as in 2010, the iPhone 4 (the previous ones had the same power, but the charger was thicker). It has been so until the iPhone 11 Pro and 11 Pro Max, which finally include 18-watt USB-C to Lightning charger.

The same old charger


But what about the iPhone 11, successor of the XR and also compatible with fast charging? It includes the aforementioned iPhone 4 charger, despite having a battery of approximately 3,000 mAh that with that energy flow it takes more than three hours to charge. At least it was on the iPhone XR, and nothing has changed.

Quick charge: what it is, types and how to know if my smartphone supports it

If you have in mind to acquire an iPhone 11 and want to charge at the maximum speed it supports, you should know that in addition to a charger compatible with fast charging Power Delivery, You must purchase a new USB-C cable to Lightning that is precisely compatible with this, or keep the USB-A to Lightning cable that comes in the box, for use with a compatible charger. If you want to purchase Apple's official charger and cable, the pack will cost you 60 euros extra.

This is the situation in other brands

Oneplus Manufacturers like OnePlus have included chargers that have multiplied the power of the iPhone 11 charger by 4 generations.

Apple's situation is anomalous and strange, since most of its competitors have included fast-charge chargers in the box for several generations. Manufacturers do not always include the fastest they have or have manufactured, as in the case of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Plus that arrives with 25 watts and allows up to 45, but in general those that arrive with the devices are more than enough to load relatively quickly for most needs.



iPhone 11

5 W


Huawei P30

22.5 W

3,650 mAh

Huawei P30 Pro

40 W

4,200 mAh

OnePlus 7 Pro

30 W

4,000 mAh

Samsung Galaxy S10


3,400 mAh

Samsung Galaxy Note 10

25 W

3,500 mAh

Xiaomi Mi 9

18 W

3,300 mAh

Google Pixel 3

18 W

2,915 mAh

LG G8 ThinQ


3,000 mAh

As we see, among the chosen terminals there are some of similar price range to the iPhone 11, lower and also higher, but they all have something in common, their built-in charger is at least three times as powerful, and has fast loading. In addition, the smaller batteries are similar to what the iPhone 11 probably includes, if we take the iPhone XR with which it shares a chassis.

Why Apple omits the inclusion of a fast charging charger and continues to bet on 5 watts? Until now, there were several theories. Since many batteries are heated and stressed more quickly, because Apple included 5-watt chargers in the box, it was seen as a conservative measure to extend useful life, even though the iPhone already supported fast charging. It should be remembered that battery problems forced to establish battery replacement prices at 29 euros and Apple had to report that it was slowing down the iPhone to avoid restarting.

So far, it seems that Apple's argument for not including a charger with fast charge was the longevity of the batteries, but including one in the iPhone 11 Pro, the logic is invalidated

But nevertheless, the argument that the 5-watt charger arrives in the box for battery health issues makes no sense when the top models, iPhone 11 Pro and iPhone 11 Pro Max, arrive with 18-watt chargers It loads much faster. Goat argue that maybe the battery technology used in the higher models is more advanced and less degraded at a higher speed, but it is probably a cost saving in a cheaper 350 euros terminal. In addition, we must not forget the smart charging mode of iOS 13 with which to reach the iPhone 11, which in itself already improve the useful life of the battery.

In any case, the fast charge takes many years on Android, since 2014/2015 as years of the explosion, and there is no information that the terminal batteries are degraded at a faster rate than when we used slower charging systems. Finally, say that in the mid-range of about 300, fast loading is also something already mainstream, both in support and in chargers included in the box.

         It is 2019 and the iPhone 11 of 809 euros includes in its box the same 5W charger without fast charging of the iPhone 4