Back in September, Qualcomm announced that devices armed with their new generation of processors – flag-shipped by the Snapdragon 820 – would be capable of even faster and more efficient charging speeds with Quick Charge 3.0. After the announcement, Rita wrote a great summary of the advantages of QC 3.0 over QC 2.0 that you can read if you want specific details about the upgraded charging standard.
Fast forward seven months and the first QC 3.0 Android devices are finally starting to trickle out to consumers. Since we have one of our best team members writing reviews on QC 3.0 charging devices, we thought it would be nice to keep an updated list of QC 3.0 compatible devices for you, our readers. Read More
While we all wait for the next big battery life breakthrough, a lot of us find ourselves in need of a recharge while on the go. And if you're like me, you aren't a fan of searching for an outlet when you're out and about.
But when there's a charger in your car and a high-capacity portable battery charger in your backpack or purse, your problems are pretty much solved. If that sounds appealing to you, we have a deal: 15 of you will get both of those from our friends at CHUWI. Read More
Portable batteries are great for keeping your phone juiced up on the go, but many aren't very quick at delivering their precious electrons. Some do have a QC 3.0 port, which is great for certain devices, and a few others have a USB Type C port with 5V/3A which is perfect for a completely different group of devices. But what are you supposed to do if you need both methods of fast charging? Well, you could carry two different batteries, or you could buy a RAVPower 20,100mAh battery that has both outputs in one tidy package. Read More
There aren't many car chargers that support Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. Aukey's CC-T8 car charger has not one, but two QC3.0-compatible USB ports capable of an output of 2.4A each. Now you can get it for only $9 on Amazon after a special code. Read More
I hooked you guys up with a sweet deal on a QC 3.0 car charger yesterday and today I've got another charger deal to share with you. This time it's on a device that will keep your gadgets fueled up while you are out and about. Aukey's 16,000mAh battery is on sale on Amazon for $23.09, down from $34.99. That's a savings of about $12, and the lowest price ever on this particular battery according to the triple camel. To get the discount, all you need to do is add the battery to your cart and apply the coupon code 7AGVT8QH at checkout. Read More
Do you want power? More power? Faster power? If the answer is yes, then you've come to the right deal alert post. This RAVPower external battery has everything I'd want in a portable charger nowadays and it's discounted today on Amazon to an all-time low price of $47.99.
So why am I gushing about this battery pack? Well, it's not because of its 20100mAh capacity or dual USB output ports or 4 LED indicator lights. Those are pretty standard for any external battery. There are three other great selling points to this RAVPower:
- One of the USB output ports is Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 compatible, which means that it'll charge all of your QC1.0, 2.0, and 3.0 devices as fast as they can handle it.
Since the time I began writing for Android Police last spring I have written dozens of deal alerts. Many of these articles have featured mobile accessories from brands I had not previously heard of, let alone tried for myself. While reviews on Amazon are a nice tool to help determine if a product is any good, there is no substitute for a recommendation from a source you trust. With that in mind, today I'm starting a new series of articles reviewing mobile accessories from the manufacturers that we often feature in Deal Alerts at Android Police.
First up in the series is Aukey's lineup of QC 3.0 chargers. Aukey sent me four different QC 3.0 chargers to test, including a single port charger, a dual port charger, a dual port car charger, and a five port charging station. Read More