The folks at Hisgadget (parent company of iClever) have graciously supplied ETR with some quick charge phone chargers to review. So were going to dive in and see how they perform with the Nexus 6P.
Quick charge 3.0 is a relatively new standard developed by Qualcomm. Quick charge 2.0 and 3.0 are exclusive to Qualcomm Snapdragon powered devices. But, even if your device is not QC 2.0 or 3.0 compatible, you can still benefit from having a QC charger by your side.
Such is the case of the Nexus 6P, though not officially slated as a QC 3.0 or 2.0 device, using a QC 3.0 charger is still going to be beneficial when compared to the rest of the field. The lone exception being the 6P factory charger.
iClever Quick Charge 3.0 Charger
The iClever QC 3.0 charger comes pretty bare bones. The package contains a QC 3.0 charging brick, and not much else. But you probably have some spare USB cables lying around anyway, so it’s not that big of a deal. This QC 3.0 charger allows you to charge one device at a time. The charger does require a quick charge device to use the charger efficiently, but it obviously helps if it is an officially supported device.
Throughout my testing, I have found that the QC 3.0 charger does not charge quite as fast as the stock charger that comes bundled with the Nexus 6P. But it is fast in its own right.
In a quick charge test, I was able to charge from 68% to 100% in just about a half an hour. In a longer charge test, I was able to get from 3% to 64% in just over an hour. So, like I said before, charging speed is admirable for an unofficial QC 3.0 device, but it’s not quite as fast as the stock charger.
iClever USB Type C Car Charger
The car charger is an absolute must have accessory if you own a vehicle. This car charger features a dedicated USB type C charging cable as well as a standard USB port on top for charging a second device.
I found that charge times are quite good for a vehicle charger. The charger can also sustain a constant supply of power to your phone (can supply more power than your phone can use), useful for those long car rides. I was able to simultaneously use Waze, Spotify (connected via Bluetooth), and broadcast my portable hotspot (so my daughter could stream YouTube), all while maintaining a steady charge and no battery drain.
This is about as worst case as I can think of, and this charger held up quite well. To be able to do all of that and still maintain a charge is quite impressive for a mobile charger.
So as far as aftermarket chargers go, you could do a hell of a lot worse than the iClever gadgets reviewed here today. Each charging device is well worth their asking price. The chargers are high quality and well built. Their performance is absolutely on par with their asking price.