Update: LG and Qualcomm have confirmed that the LG G4 does indeed support Quick Charge (QC), but when we ran the numbers, we noticed that it doesn’t charge as fast as other QC phones.
The LG G4 is the company’s latest flagship handset and while it does not use the Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, it still uses a Snapdragon chipset which means that it should support Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology. For those unfamiliar, basically Quick Charge 2.0 allows users to charge their phone in minutes.
However oddly enough it seems that the feature is not present in the device, meaning that if you were thinking of grabbing a Quick Charge 2.0 compatible charger, think again as it probably would not make a difference. We’re not sure why LG decided not to enable Quick Charge 2.0, perhaps there are additional fees they’d have to pay to use it.
Or perhaps LG just decided not to use it simply because, although that isn’t a particularly good explanation. Despite that, the handset will still charge relatively quickly thanks to its 1.8 Amp charger, but it definitely will not be as fast as Quick Charge 2.0. We suppose if you’re the type that travels often then this is where Quick Charge 2.0 would come in handy.
Otherwise we suppose an alternative would be to bring a battery case with you when you’re out and about, or you could turn to battery cases like the Mophie Juice Pack which will save you from carrying an external battery pack with you.