Huawei advertises a maximum charging speed of 88W for the P60 Pro. This is a lot compared to the iPhone’s 20W or the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra’s 45W.
But can the P60 Pro really charge with up to 88W in practice? What charging standards can this use?
Let’s find out in this article!
SuperCharge Max 88W charger
Included with the P60 Pro is an 88W charger, with USB A and USB C ports. Excitingly, the two ports of the charger are connected in such a way that they cannot be used simultaneously.
This is probably to comply with the new EU guidelines for USB C chargers. The Super Charge standard still uses a USB A to USB C cable.
- Huawei SuperCharge Max 88W
- USB C 5V/3A, 9V/3A, 10V/4A, 12V/3A, 15V/3A, 20V/4,4A
- USB A 5V/2A, 10V/4A, 20V/4,4A
At maximum, the charger can deliver 20V/4.4A (20 * 4.4 = 88). This is according to the proprietary Super Charge standard. Excitingly, the USB C port can also offer USB Power Delivery in addition to Super Charge.
- 3,4-21V bei bis zu 3,2A PPS
However, this is somewhat less powerful than the proprietary Super Charge standard. Nevertheless, this can also deliver up to 65W according to USB Power Delivery.
Why USB A?
The Huawei P60 Pro still uses a USB A to USB C cable for Super Charge. Why?
Quite simply, it is forbidden by the makers of the USB standard to use proprietary charging standards with a USB C port on the charger (for a USB C to USB C connection).
Manufacturers that use proprietary charging standards, such as Huawei, OnePlus and others, must therefore continue to use USB A on the charger.
How fast does the Huawei P60 Pro charge?
Let’s take a look at how fast the Huawei P60 Pro charges at various charging sources in the peak.
On the included charger, the P60 Pro could charge with up to about 82W, not bad! This is not quite the advertised 88W, but 82W is still very close.
With a universal USB Power Delivery charger, we get a maximum of +- 20W, provided that the charger supports PPS.
If the USB PD charger does not support PPS, we get a maximum of about 16W.
Via Quick Charge 3.0 18W are possible, via the old Super Charge 22.5W standard about 20W and on a normal 5V/2.4A charger a maximum of 9W.
How long does it take to charge the Huawei P60 Pro?
The P60 Pro can only charge at up to 82W for a short time, but that’s not completely abnormal, most smartphones can only charge at full speed for a short time.
But how long does the smartphone charge in total?
- SuperCharge Max 88W – ca. 44 Minuten
- Super Charge 22,5W – ca. 1:20 Stunden
- USB PD ohne PPS – ca. 2:04 Stunden
- Quick Charge 3.0- ca. 2:04 Stunden
- USB A 5V – ca. 2:42 Stunden
This is a super fast charge! 0% to 100% in 44 minutes is record-breaking, for comparison an S23 Ultra needs about 1:20h in the best case and an iPhone 14 Pro about 1:40h.
The Huawei P60 Pro charges very fast as advertised! At peak, I could observe a charging speed of up to 82W on the original charger.
Thus, the smartphone can be fully charged in about 44 minutes! Record-breaking.
On universal chargers, we get a maximum of about 20W and a charging time of about 1:20h, in the best case.
If you are looking for a powerbank or an alternative charger for the Huawei P60 Pro, it will be difficult. There are no alternative models with Huawei Super Charge 88W that I know of, so you have to go for models with USB Power Delivery (in the best case with PPS and 30W+) or 22.5W Super Charge.