Major brands such as Samsung and Apple like to keep things safe. That’s why we hardly see exciting features on their phones. But Redmi is different. For example, the recently released Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition has just crowned itself as the world’s first 210W charging-capable phone.
To be honest, Redmi is well-known for frequently experimenting with groundbreaking technologies. But the real question is, did it go extreme this time? Is 210W charging really safe? Let’s take a deeper look into the topic and get to the bottom of it!
What Makes Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition World’s Fastest Charging Phone
Before getting into the in-depth details, let’s first examine why the Redmi Note 12 Explorer is getting so much attention. So, the latest and greatest from Samsung, the Galaxy S22 Ultra, can do 45W wired, while the Apple iPhone 14 Pro Max can only do 15W.
That means the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition can charge about 4x faster than the Galaxy S22 Ultra. And on the other hand, iPhone 14 Pro Max is 14x slower than the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition. Now, being 14x faster in one crucial criterion is a big deal. And Redmi should definitely take all the credits that it deserves.
You might argue that many other fast-charging devices exist besides Samsung S22 and Apple iPhone 14. And you would be right. OnePlus, iQOO, Vivo, Oppo, and other models from Xiaomi can offer amazing charging speeds. But none of them are close to what Redmi is offering with its Note 12 Explorer Edition. And that’s why it is currently the world’s fastest-charging phone.
How Quickly Can the Note 12 Explorer Edition Charge
Although the phone has just been released, we do have a good amount of data regarding it. According to a test executed by PhoneArena, the charging time for the Note 12 Explorer Edition is as follows:
- 0 to 38 percent charge in 3 minutes
- 38 to 58 percent charge in 2 minutes
- 58 to 86 percent charge in 4 minutes
- 86 to 100 percent charge in less than 6 minutes
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That means that the Redmi Note 12 Explorer Edition can charge from 0 to 100 minutes in about 15 minutes! With such charging speed, you will not even need to worry about charging on the go with a power bank!
How Safe Is 210W Fast Charging
Redmi did a lot of testing with the 210W fast charging. In October, we got the news that the Redmi Note 12 Explorer failed to meet the 210W fast charging feature in real-world tests. The phone could only hit a 184.85W charging peak when the battery was drained to 0 percent.
Since then, Redmi has done a lot of testing with the feature. And not to mention, after the Galaxy Note 7 battery explosion incident, every brand has been playing pretty safe with battery and charging features.
So, we believe that Redmi definitely has integrated tons of safety features for its fastest charging feature. However, if you are skeptical regarding 210W charging, you should wait a while.
If there are issues with the safety mechanism and the battery, you should see reports popping up quickly. Take the Note 7 battery explosion issue, for example. The reports started to roll in less than two months after its launch.
That said, Redmi is sure to face competition pretty soon. iQOO is all set to release its 11 Pro. And according to the latest leaks and announcements, the phone will have a 4,700mAh cell with a 200W fast charging capacity. That is pretty close to what Redmi offers with the Note 12 Explorer. And we expect to see other phones with similar charging speeds announced in early 2023.