What is the fastest iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 Pro charger? Is it Apple’s new 20W charger, or even its 61W USB-C adapter? Can I still charge the iPhone 12 with my 18W iPhone 11 adapter and will it be as fast as the 20W brick?
Fastest iPhone 12 20w vs 18W vs 5W charger
- 101 vs 102 vs 199 minutes
One would think that the 20W, 30W or even 61W charger of Apple would be the one that delivers the fastest charging times, and they would be wrong, as the management of the whole charging circuitry, from the outlet, to the battery inside the phone, is what’s in play here.
As you can see, the charging curves of the three top chargers in the test are almost identical, so you can basically use them interchangeably. If you have an oldie 12W iPad adapter, that would work too, but prepare to wait quite a bit more, while the Apple’s most widespread 5W charger will be a teaching experience in patience, as it takes more than 3 hours to top up the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro.
Bummer, but the silver lining is that if you have an 18W charger already, buying the new 20W brick makes little sense, even if it’s less than last year’s 18W unit. Getting Aukey’s Omnia 20W charger, however, makes more sense, as not only is it cheaper than Apple’s 20W piece, but is also much more compact to carry around or fit in the outlet among all of your other gadget’s adapters.