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Can fast-charging damage a smartphone battery?


There is a widespread belief that fast-charging a smartphone damages its battery. However, rest assured: It won't wear out your smartphone's battery any faster than normal charging. — dpa

There is a widespread belief that fast-charging a smartphone damages its battery. However, rest assured: It won't wear out your smartphone's battery any faster than normal charging. — dpa

A short battery life is one of the most annoying things about a smartphone. Sometimes it doesn't even last the entire day, and by the time evening comes, the phone has to be plugged in to charge. 

Some manufacturers offer a quick-charge option that gives the battery enough juice in a few minutes to last a few hours. However, there's a widespread belief that this fast-charging can damage the battery. 

   

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