Once upon a time, we had to sit through two or three hours of charging to get a full battery in our phones. Heck, sometimes, we sat two hours to get a 50% charge. Thanks to fast charging technology, that is fast charging. Pun intended. Quick Charge 3.0 wall chargers (developed based on Qualcomm’s 18W QC 3.0 standard), promise to charge your smartphone from 0% to 80% in 35 minutes max. I own an 18W QC 3.0 compatible phone, and it is a superb feeling being able to quickly top up the battery (although I much prefer 33W, which is much, much faster for topping up a smartphone battery).
The only way to describe it is that it is superb convenience. If you have a smartphone that is compatible with the Qualcomm QC 3.0 standard, getting a robust and durable Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger is one of the best investments you can make. This is even more so as some phone makers are not shipping chargers in the sales box any more. Here are some of the best QC 3.0 wall chargers in the market.
UGREEN 18W Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger
UGREEN say that their QC 3.0 wall charger rapidly charges compatible devices 50% faster than regular chargers do, and that it is backward compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charger 2.0, and conventional chargers. This backward compatibility means that the charger will work with non-QC phones, topping them up at regular 5W or 10W charging speeds. Price: US$12.99.
Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE™ USB-A Wall Charger 18W with Quick Charge 3.0
Belkin is well known for its quality mobile phone accessories, and it is not left out when it comes to 18W chargers. Their 18W USB-A Wall Charger is based on Quick Charge 3.0 and allows you to fast charge compatible devices up to 80% in 35 minutes. You can get one from Amazon, Best Buy, and other retailers for $29.99.
PNY Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger EU
if you are in the UK or Europe, PNY is not a strange name to you. The brand’s Quick Charge 3.0 Wall Charger has 18W output and is available all over continental Europe and the United Kingdom.
ANKER Powerport+ 1 Quick Charge 3.0, 18W 3Amp USB Wall Charger
Anker is a known brand across different continents, and the preferred provider of power and charging solutions for many mobile users. The Powerport+ 1 Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger is backwards-compatible with all versions of Qualcomm Quick Charge technology (1.0, 2.0 & 3.0). It also charges non–Quick Charge devices at up to 2.4A, so your device is not left out if it isn’t QC-compliant. Anker says this product provides surge protection, temperature control and more advanced safety features. For the low price of $15.99, it sounds like a great bargain.
We have reviewed the Anker Powerport+ 1 Quick Charge 3.0 charger here on MobilityArena, so do check it out.
The above are four of the best Quick Charge 3.0 wall chargers available to buy today. You will find almost all of them at your favourite phone accessories store or online retailer.
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