This affordable quick charger could double up how fast you recharge your phone, is on sale now
posted by Victor H. / May 14, 2015, 4:23 AM
If you have a flagship Android phone made within the last two years, chances are that it supports Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0 technology allowing you to juice up its battery much faster than you would using older, regular chargers.
Unfortunately, manufacturers don't always include a compatible charger in the box and instead opt for more affordable wall chargers that sometimes take 3 hours and more to fully charge a phone. The Sony Xperia Z3 is just one example: in our recharge test, we measured that it takes 235 minutes, or nearly 4 hours to fully recharge its battery from zero to 100%. No wonder, given it only features a 850 mA charger in the box, while support for QuickCharge 2.0 allows it take 2 amps at its 5 volt battery chemistry.
With all this context in mind, here is a reliable and very affordable QuickCharge 2.0 compatible charger that will boost charging speeds significantly on phones supporting the technology: the Aukey Turbo Wall Charger.
You can get it for just $11 on Amazon right now using the code "8L2O86R8". Hit the link right below to see the listing:
- Aukey Turbo Wall Charger on Amazon (external link)
And if you're wondering what smartphones are compatible with QuickCharge 2.0 tech that will make the best use of this charger, here is a list:
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Galaxy Note Edge
- Google Nexus 6
- Sony Xperia Z4, Z4 Tablet, Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 Tablet
- Motorola Droid Turbo, Moto X 2014
- HTC One M9, HTC One M8, One Remix (Verizon Mini 2), Desire EYE
- LG G Flex2
- Xiaomi Mi 3, Mi 4, Mi Note
via Android Police
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My sis recently bought one of these for her one m8 it works perfectly the amazon rating does not lie.
posted on May 14, 2015, 4:29 AM 1
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Does it work with the S6 Edge? And is it any better than the adaptive fast charger that comes with the S6?
posted on May 14, 2015, 4:35 AM 0
Yes, it will work with S6 edge. No, it's not better than the included charger. But it's not much worse either. S6 and S6 edge support 2 types of quick charging. One is Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 and the other one is Samsung's own quick charging. Samsung's one is optimised for the S6 itself and is hence a little faster. But it will support quick charge 2.0 chargers too, albeit slightly slower than Samsung's own implementation.
posted on May 14, 2015, 4:41 AM 5
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I can't believe this utter stupidity.. THE TECH IS ONLY IN QUALCOMM SNAPDRAGON DEVICES. Exynos having a Qualcomm modem has NO correlation to the Quick Charge feature. Which they don't even use anymore. I'm sorry for being slightly rude but my point needs to come across
posted on May 14, 2015, 2:13 PM 0
The tech doesn't need a Qualcomm chip. It's a standard design by qualcomm. For an analogy, the cortex A57 cores in 7420 isn't exclusive. It's licensed from ARM. You are being utter stupid here. Any chip can use Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 standard if they want to. Your point has no logic and S6 even works with 12V QC 2.0 chargers which is not used in the Samsung tech. It supports Qualcomm quick charge 2.0. Being rude doesn't change the facts or make your point come across. Samsung's own website mentions qualcomm quick charge. It uses the IC to support it. It's as simple as that. Quick charge 2.0 is supported by Snapdragon chips but not exclusive to it. An OEM has every right to license it.
posted on May 14, 2015, 2:57 PM 0
I meant that it has the same IC as Qualcomm chips as Samsung licensed them from Qualcomm and put in their own chip to support Qualcomm quick chargers. Either way, it supports Qualcomm QC 2.0 chargers. For that, you need to license the tech from Qualcomm as it's patented.
posted on May 14, 2015, 11:15 PM 0
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Here is the explanation:http://www.gsmarena.com/charge
"Samsung Fast Charge solution is no different than Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0. Samsung uses its own Exynos chipset for the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge so you'd reckon they didn't have the luxury of relying on Qualcomm's ready-made solution that comes with Snapdragon processors. Or did they?
After some research we found out that Qualcomm is actually offering their Quick Charge 2.0 technology to third-party OEMs royalty free. All they have to do is integrate the extra Power management integrated circuit into their designs.
The Galaxy S6 duo ships with the same 9V/1.67A chargers that you would get with their certified Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 products such as the Galaxy Note 4. Note that Samsung labels its compatible chargers with "Adaptive Fast Charging.""
"Intel seems to be using Qualcomm's Fast Charging 2.0 tech as well. What we found out is that the Asus Zenfone 2 ZE551ML for instance, even exceeds the standard specs. Its charger is capable of supplying up to 9V/2A current or up to 16W charging power. Asus has dubbed their tech ASUS BoostMaster Technology, but for all we know, it's just a marketing name and not a new quick charging technology of their own."
posted on May 15, 2015, 6:31 AM 0
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Speaking of it, the G4 review should be updated since the phone does support quick charging.
posted on May 14, 2015, 4:53 AM 2
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Yes, thanks for the reminder.
posted on May 14, 2015, 7:00 AM 1
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Z3 coming with paltry 850 mA charger is am insult to buyers, what were they smoking?
posted on May 14, 2015, 6:12 AM 5
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Finally PA realized that their Z3 came with the low end charger... that charger used to ship with old Xperia phones AND probably is the one that they still send to REVIEWERS... My Z3 Compact came with a 1.5Amp charger that is a lot faster than PA tests.... PA test makes absolutely zero sense since the retail box will vary from locations to another and also from the reviewers package. There is no point sending an expensive charger to reviewers... Just re-do the Test using the same charger for every device... Maybe even this particular charger. Then compare with the included charger. That's how is done
posted on May 14, 2015, 11:25 AM 2
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I have one and it works with z2 ;)
posted on May 14, 2015, 6:27 AM 0
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Are you sure it works with the Z2? I wish to get a Quick Charge 2.0 charger but I'm not sure if the Z2 supports it. Mine is the 3G model (D6502). AFAIK only the Japanese model supports QC2.0.
posted on May 14, 2015, 8:11 AM 0
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a 1 meter cable (3.3 feet)? Would make a good travel charger, I guess. While not a quick charge charger, I bought a 6 foot A/C charger off of Amazon, that charges at 2 amps. That long of a cable is really useful. I'd have to rearrange my furniture to make use of a 3 foot cable.
posted on May 14, 2015, 8:29 AM 0
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