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The charging speed of the iPhone 14 Pro falls short

By Hemaja Burud


Apple's Pro phones simply cannot compete with fast-charging rival devices.

Apple made numerous improvements to its most recent phones, particularly the iPhone 14 Pro models.


The iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max both have a faster A16 Bionic processor and an upgraded 48MP main camera, among other improvements.

Despite these changes, the wired charging speed for all four iPhone 14 models remains at 20W.


That isn't necessarily slow on its own; plug your iPhone into a 20W charger and you should have a 50% charge in half an hour.


Here's how the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max stack up against similarly priced Android phones we've tested in the last year.

Even so, after a half-hour, the phone was nearly charged, whereas using a 150W power brick with the OnePlus 10T completely charged that phone while the iPhone 14 Pro was still warming up.

The Galaxy S22, which costs the same $799, supports 25W charging, whereas Samsung reserves 45W charging speeds for its more expensive models.

As a result, the S22 only reaches 60% after 30 minutes, which is still higher than the 54% achieved by the iPhone 14.

Again, the Galaxy S22 has a larger battery — a 3,700 mAh cell versus the reported 3,278 mAh capacity of the iPhone 14's power pack.

Given that Android phone manufacturers appear to be constantly looking for ways to provide faster charging speeds, it's puzzling why Apple insists on 20W wired charging for its devices.