Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 USB Wall Charger (PA-T14) Review

What do you look for in a usb charger these days; Size? Number of USB Ports? Design? If you asked me, I would look for one that supports Quick Charge.

Quick Charge is Qualcomm’s proprietary charging system that boosts charging speeds up to four times your regular charging. Which means, what would normally take 4 hours to charge your phone would only take 1 hour. As the name suggests, this particular model supports Quick Charge up to version 3.0. For more info on Quick Charge go here.

 

Design

The Aukey Quick Charge USB Wall charger is simple enough with 3 usb ports. 1 port for QC. Other 2 ports for regular charging. Its black in colour and feels sturdy.

Left to Right: Quick Charge 3.0 usb port, 2 regular usb ports.

 

Usage and Performance

Usage is as what you would expect from a usb wall charger. The real magic here is the usb port which has the Quick Charge ability. So what devices can be charged using this port? The answer is, any device with the Quick Charge ability. For example, my Xiaomi Mi5s Plus is Quick Charge compatible. Using the Aukey Wall Charger to charge my phone, it was able to get 50% in 30 minutes. If I were to use a regular usb charger, it would take 2 hours to get 50%. That’s insane. The images below illustrate the performance of the Quick Charge. Do note that it is the same image from my earlier review of the Mi PowerBank Pro which also has Quick Charge 3.0.

Start: 3% at 7:51 PM
End: 50% at 8:24 PM

Another item that can utilise Quick Charge are power banks, particularly the Mi PowerBank Pro. Yes, this means that a power bank too can be charged faster. This helps ALOT of your power bank’s capacity is 10000mah. Now you may ask “What if I plug a device which doesn’t support Quick Charge into the Quick Charge port?” Not to worry, it will still charge as usual.

The magic.

 

Price and Availability

The Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 USB Wall Charger  can be purchased from 11 Street.
At the time of writing, it is going for RM159.

 

Final Thoughts

After using it for over 2 months, I can safely say that I’m hooked to Quick Charging. I found it so convenient especially when you’re back home for a breather and have to be out the next hour or so. That half an hour was more than enough to juice up my mobile phone. The Aukey Quick Charge 3.0 USB Wall Charger is a must have recommended product if you have a Quick Charge compatible device.