Most of the Smartphone brands have incorporated the feature of wireless charging in their latest phones. Apple is no exception. All the new Apple iPhones starting from iPhone 8 are Qi-enabled and since there is no official wireless Apple Wireless charger, there are various wireless chargers available from third party manufacturers. Recently I received a wireless charger from Chetech company for a hands-on review. Apart from its capability to charge Apple iPhones, it can also charge Samsung Galaxy Note 10/S10/S10Plus and all the smartphones that are Qi-enabled. In this post, I will be looking at the performance of the Choetech Wireless charger and conclude how it justifies its price tag and stands in the competition.
Choetech comes in a compact box that weighs around 8 pounds. You get the following things in the box
- Choetech Wireless Stand for charging
- A Micro USB cable for connecting Adaptor & Charger
- User Manual with Instructions
You should note here that there is no Charging Adaptor in the box. It is mentioned specifically in the manual to use the USB cable that is provided with the Choetech Wireless Charger. So let us examine its design and build now.
Adaptor Compatibility: 5W, 7.5W and 10 Watts
Charger Dimensions: 2.98 x 3.2 x 4.76 Inches
Connector Type: USB
No. of Coils: 2
Choetech Design & Looks
The wireless charger is ergonomically designed since the phone resting plate of the charger is perfectly angled at 60 degrees for optimal viewing. The charger comes with a black plastic finish and the base where the Smartphone rests is made of silicon which has non-slip properties. On the bottom of the charger, there is a soft green light for charging status and it does not disturb during the night as well. The Choetech wireless charger is light in weight and you can carry it along with you without any extra efforts. Having said that, the Choetech charger is strong and does not look that it is going to break easily.
The Choetech Wireless charger T524S offers three charging modes. The first mode is the standard charging mode that offers 5W normal charging power. You can regular-charge the smartphone models like Huawei Mate 10, second-generation Nexus 7, 6, 5 and Nexus 4, HTC Models( 8X, Droid DNA and Rzound), Samsung ( EdgeS6, S6), Nokia (8, Lumia 950/920/928/1020).
The fast charge models that charge on 7.5 W includes Apple iPhone 8/8Plus and all the X series including XR model.
The Choetech charger also offers 10 W output for fast charging the models like Samsung Galaxy S6/S7/S8/S9 and Note 5 & 8 models.
“Note: The charging duration also depends on the size of the battery and the model of the mobile.”
- Quick Charging. This intelligent wireless charger offers faster charging compared to round chargers. The reason being that it has a wider charging surface area with two coils beneath it.
- Safety. This is one of the vital features to look for when you are charging an expensive phone. The charger offers safety features that include over-voltage, over-current, overheat and short circuit protection. It’s a powerful charger and you can charge the phone even when it is protected with a back cover.
- Charging Versatility. The Choetech charger is designed in such a way that you can charge it in both horizontal and vertical positions. You can simultaneously chat or enjoy videos while charging.
- Price & Availability. Apart from this model you can also get and explore other models on Choetech portal. This one is surely a value for the money since it is available on Amazon at a price tag of $16.99 only.
This wireless charger comes with a soft green LED light that is sleep-friendly. We tested the Choetech Wireless charger on iPhone XR and Samsung S7 and found it one of the fastest charger among the competition. It charged a fully drained iPhone XR in 2.57 hours. The manufacturer suggests using it with Cover-on but it may not work with all the covers. It also depends on the material of the phone cover. Although it is reasonable priced, it must have an adaptor included in the box along with a micro USB cable. So our final verdict is that it is a must-have wireless charger at home and office considering its low price, high performance, and sleek design. In case you want to explore other Choetech products, visit their site https://ichoetech.com.