Best Quick Charge 2.0 USB smartphone chargers

Best Quick Charge 2.0 USB smartphone chargers
For the longest time, battery life has been one of the top complaints you'd hear from the average smartphone owner. It isn't cool when your otherwise top-of-the-line handset needs a daily recharge, is it? Thankfully, the majority of smartphone makers did the wise thing by focusing on using more energy-efficient hardware. They also started putting larger and larger batteries in their products. In fact, phones with 5000mAh batteries are already a thing.

But while bigger batteries do last longer between charges, they also take longer to charge. This is where Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology comes into play. By blasting more energy into your phone's battery, this cool new tech can charge a battery cell much faster, especially when it is totally drained. How do you take advantage of Quick Charge 2.0? Well, many recent smartphones and tablets powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC have the technology built into them. But you'll also need a compatible Quick Charge 2.0 charger, like one of the wall and car chargers we've picked for you. 

Before you dive in, however, keep in mind that some phones come bundled with a Quick Charge 2.0 charger. The Google Nexus 6, for example, has one in the box. That's why you might not really need another Quick Charge 2.0 charger, unless you're buying a spare for the car or the office. With this disclaimer out of the way, feel free to check out the bunch of Quick Charge 2.0 chargers in the slideshows below. 

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1. abhi12345

Posts: 14; Member since: Sep 16, 2013

I have a sony 2.1 amp charger called Sony CP-AD2. It also charges really fast.

2. jauling

Posts: 82; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

the article should have explained the details of Quick Charge 2.0 actually is, instead of just listing off a bunch of products. Here ya go (from Android Authority): Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 1.0 technology was designed to maximise charging efficiency for up to 10 watts of power, by allowing for a maximum current draw of 2 Amps through a standard USB adapter and port voltage of 5 volts. Quick Charge 2.0 allows for an even higher level of power transfer between your power source and smart device, up to a maximum of 36 watts in certain scenarios. Qualcomm splits its 2.0 technology into two classes, A and B. We’re most interested in Class A, which applies to smartphones, tablets, and other portable electronics. The specifications for Class A allow for a maximum charging current of 3 Amps, depending on the source. Your typical smartphone charger will run at 5 volts, drawing 3A of current boosts Quick Charge 2.0 up to 15 watts of power. This means that you can draw more current from a traditional 5 volt USB supply, thereby speeding up the charging time. Class A devices will also work with 5, 9, or 12 volt supplies and can therefore tolerate more power. The range of higher voltages means that a single charger can work with a wide range of devices and also ensures high quality performance by reducing the impact of any voltage losses that appear over long cable distances or poor quality cables.

6. JumpinJackROMFlash

Posts: 464; Member since: Dec 10, 2014

The Note 4 charger has a 9V mode for the 15W operation, which I guess is used only when battery is < 50%.

3. Kruze

Posts: 1285; Member since: Dec 30, 2014

Oppo's VOOC rapid charging is the best, charges up your phone to 75% in 30 minutes.

9. datagrab

Posts: 50; Member since: Feb 13, 2015

Yeah I assume that's the phone you have.


Posts: 944; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Are any of these available in the UK?

5. RajRicardo

Posts: 503; Member since: Feb 28, 2014

What about the Sony EP881?? Any compatible fast charger for the Z3?

7. mixedfish

Posts: 1565; Member since: Nov 17, 2013

Express tickets to stuff up your battery.

8. Gemmol

Posts: 793; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

They stay leaving the Lumia 1520 out of everything on this site. They need more websites with balance posting from all OS. They might as well change this website to Android and IOS.

10. danchoi704

Posts: 39; Member since: Apr 18, 2008

Can i just use the ipad charger? (12 watts kind)

11. mike2959

Posts: 697; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

Completely untrue. There is not a cell phone on the market that draws more than 2 amps. Amps is the key word here, not watts. Pick up a little USB amp measuring device on Amazon team PA. You will absolutely shocked at what you will find.

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