With my recent upgrade to the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge phone, I found myself needing to swap out my old chargers and cables to take advantage of the Quick Charge capabilities built into the phone. The most compelling charger out there for me was the Aukey 36W Dual Port Quick Charge 3 Wall Charger (via Amazon) although its a little overpowered for what I actually need since the Edge only utilizes Quick Chare 2.0 and not 3.0 but the Aukey wall charger is backwards compatible to Quick Charge 2.0.
One thing I like about the Aukey 36W Quick Charge 3 Wall Charger is the simplicity of the packaging. Its the first of their products I’ve purchased but its nice to not have to deal with crazy hard to open clam shell packaging or anything like that. Just a simple cardboard box thats got a very “no frills” feel to it. You cant see it in this picture, but the Aukey 36W Quick Charge 3 Wall Charger does come with one USB cable with a micro-usb end on it.
The thing that immediately jumped out at me was the size of the Aukey 36W Quick Charge 3 Wall Charger. The above photo shows the OEM Samsung charger infront of the Aukey charger and you can see how much wider it is. I’m not saying its unexpected that it is bigger since its a two port charger vs a one port charger, but the actual size difference was pretty surprising. It measures 2.5″ x 2.5″ x just over one inch, so if you are going to be plugging this into a tight spot, be aware of that size.
In addition to the size difference, there is a significant weight difference between the Aukey 36W Quick Charge 3 Dual Port USB Wall Charger and the OEM Samsung one port charger. The OEM version weighs in at 38.24 grams.
As you can see, the Aukey charger is significantly heavier, at almost 3 times as heavy. I normally wouldn’t mention this but thought it was worth pointing out the difference for anyone looking to use this in a travel bag since it is quite heavy for what it is replacing.
At the end of the day, size doesn’t matter with the Aukey PowerAll Quick Charge 3 in my opinion, it all comes down to how quickly I can now charge my phone. Like I said, my Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge only utilizes Quick Charge 2.0 technology so I don’t get the full potential out of this charger as you would if you had a phone that utilized the Quick Charge 3.0 technology, but since its backwards compatible I figured why not get this and be ready for the next device I get that IS Quick Charge 3.0 compatible. Charge times for the phones I tried were pretty impressive. For my iPhone 6 I went from a completely dead battery to 66% charged in one hour, and 100% charged in 1 hour and 54 minutes and didn’t use the phone at all during that period. For the Galaxy S7 Edge I went from 0% to 100% charge in 1 hour and 48 minutes, but did send about 3-4 text messages while charging. At this point there aren’t a ton of options for dual port Quick Charge 3.0 wall chargers, but this Aukey version seems to be a pretty solid choice, and its amazing how quickly you can charge up a phone now, its definitely a game changer if your phone supports the technology. The Aukey 36W Quick Charge 3 can be had here at Amazon if you are looking for the dual port version of the quick charging technology since most people are in dual phone or device homes.
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