This affordable quick charger could double up how fast you recharge your phone, is on sale now

This affordable quick charger could double up how fast you recharge your phone, is on sale now
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:

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

FEATURED VIDEO

33 Comments

1. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

My sis recently bought one of these for her one m8 it works perfectly the amazon rating does not lie.

14. waddup121 unregistered

TYVM. Time to buy with no regrets.

2. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Does it work with the S6 Edge? And is it any better than the adaptive fast charger that comes with the S6?

3. TyrionLannister unregistered

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.

5. maherk

Posts: 6999; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Thanks a lot for the info.

15. Busyboy

Posts: 736; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

In what world does the S6/Edge have Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0? It just supports the Quick Charge chargers because it gives the same output.

17. TyrionLannister unregistered

It does support quick charge 2.0

18. Busyboy

Posts: 736; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

You do realize the S6 uses an Exynos processor, not a Snapdragon right? If that's the case, how would it have Qualcomms Quick Charge 2.0 enabled? *facepalm*

22. TyrionLannister unregistered

It's just the tech, not the chip. For a few years, Exynos processors also had Qualcomm modems.

23. Busyboy

Posts: 736; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

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

24. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

The "tech" is a standard released by Qualcomm. Samsung can add the standard to their processors, so can Apple..

25. TyrionLannister unregistered

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.

26. Busyboy

Posts: 736; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

I thought you meant it has Quick Charge 2.0 built in, not that it supports the Quick chargers. Of course it supports them, since they output the same power. If you meant this, my mistake.

27. TyrionLannister unregistered

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.

33. dealova

Posts: 31; Member since: May 19, 2014

I read that we can recharge the Aukey QC2.0 power bank with 9V as well. Do you know if it charged 9V from 0 - 60% or 0 - 100 % ? Thanks.

29. JaneChenLong

Posts: 374; Member since: Mar 18, 2015

Here is the explanation:http://www.gsmarena.com/charge_test-review-1239p2.php "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."" and also "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."

4. ThePython

Posts: 902; Member since: May 08, 2013

Speaking of it, the G4 review should be updated since the phone does support quick charging.

8. Victor.H

Posts: 1095; Member since: May 27, 2011

Yes, thanks for the reminder.

11. alouden unregistered

Can you also update the G4 review's display brightness? There is no way that the G4's display is dimmer than the G3. Side by side comparisons and assessments make your nit values look silly.

9. hallihallo.87

Posts: 54; Member since: Jul 07, 2014

And the list too. Only LG G Flex2 on the list ;)

6. Cyberchum

Posts: 1099; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Z3 coming with paltry 850 mA charger is am insult to buyers, what were they smoking?

16. buccob

Posts: 2978; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

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

7. Theo13j

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 12, 2014

I have one and it works with z2 ;)

12. mckenzie.2006

Posts: 3; Member since: May 14, 2015

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.

19. Busyboy

Posts: 736; Member since: Jan 07, 2015

Yep, only the Japanese variant supports it. Unfortunately

10. Commandant

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 31, 2015

What about the battery lifetime ? For those who buy a new phone every year or less it's a bargain, but for those that don't, it will ruin the battery ...

13. tokuzumi

Posts: 1948; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

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.

20. k4ever

Posts: 240; Member since: Oct 08, 2014

You can use any micro USB cable with a quick charger. The technology is built into the wall charger and the phone, not the cable. You can switch the cable out.

21. jonathanalexander9

Posts: 61; Member since: May 04, 2015

How about Note 3 PA?

28. antmiu2

Posts: 550; Member since: Jun 19, 2011

Would this work with the Oneplus One?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.