Quick Charge, Quick Charge 2.0, Fast Charge, Quick Charge 3.0 and the list goes on and on. Android smartphones are annoyingly confusing when it comes to charging terminology. All we really care about is that our phones and tablets charge as fast as possible. We shouldn’t have to do research on what exactly each charging standard means, and hopefully sometime soon, these companies will standardize the charging types and unify it for our sake.
Until then we have to drudge through the ever expanding home chargers, cables, power banks and car chargers until they finally decide to make a change.
Today I am reviewing the Lumsing 48W dual port Quick Charge 3.0 and Type-C wall charger.
Build and Usage
I’ve been a fan of Lumsing’s for quite sometime. The company makes a wide range of mobile accessories; chargers, cables, portable power banks, headphones and more. Its philosophy is to avoid making technology more complicated and expensive than it needs to be. I’ve used its power banks and given a few away to friends who use them regularly. I still see my friends using the batteries that I gave them over a year ago.
Lumsing’s latest dual port wall charger follows the same concepts of its other products – it’s simple, well built and easy enough for anyone to use. It’s made of matte plastic that has a soft touch and comes with a foldable plug which is nice for travelling. Having a foldable plug prevents the prongs from bending when carrying in a laptop bag or backpack.
There’s also two USB out ports, one standard USB A and one USB C. While there are more phone manufacturers making the switch to USB C, most accessory companies are far behind. Having a charger that is compatible with both is very nice to have in this USB transition.
The Lumsing USB A port has Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 meaning it can charge my Galaxy Note 7 at the fastest speed from the USB A port. It also charges my Note 5 and S7 edge at the fastest speeds and those devices still use microUSB as a charging standard.
The USB C port is perfect for devices such as the Nexus 6P and 5X which have the Fast Charge standard.
Like I said before, the lack of unification standards amongst manufacturers is extremely annoying but Lumsing did its part by giving you everything with this dual port charger. Yet having the fastest charging speed available is necessary as batteries in smartphones and tablets get bigger. If you don’t have the fastest charge available, it can take extremely long to recharge a smartphone with an older charger since the batteries are much larger now.
It’s well built, reliable and it doesn’t generate excess heat like lesser chargers do.
All around the charger is just what I want in an accessory. Well-built, extremely functional, reliable and portable.
My only real gripe with the Lumsing dual port charger is the cost at $36.99 at Amazon. There are other capable chargers that have similar specs that cost less. While the Lumsing dual port 48W charger is highly capable and I love using it, I have a hard time recommending at this price. I have no doubts that Lumsing will reevaluate the price when it fills its backorders and fills inventory at Amazon.
If you’re looking for a reliable charger this is a strong contender in a sea of accessories. Just wait for the price to drop by $10 before you make a purchase.
Check out the Lumsing dual port 48W charger at Amazon.com.