Q1 Quick Charge 2.0 Equipped Power Bank Review
Smartphone manufacturers are using various types of proprietary quick charging technologies for their smartphones. Qualcomm, a processor manufacturer came out with Quick Charge technology, which quickly became a standard among various established smartphone brands. This technology used AC power to quickly charge up the battery in a smartphone. Which till now is only possible possible using a power outlet, now a company called ORICO came out with a new Quick Charge 2.0 enabled Power bank, the Q1.
Technical Specs of the Powerbank are :
- Output parameters: DC 5V / 2.1A 9V / 1.8A 12V / 1.35A
- Input parameters: DC 5V / 2.1A
- Input Interface: Micro USB
- Output interface: USB Type-A
- Battery capacity: 10400mAh (37.44Wh)
The ORICO Q1 powerbank is officially supported by the Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology for fast charging, which will charge up smartphones which support the technology a lot faster than regular smartphones.
All products in the box, include : ORICO Q1 Powerbank, USB Type-A Charging Cable, Manual, Warranty Card.
ORICO Q1 Powerbank has a rated capacity of 10400mAh, built with four Sony 18650 Lithium-Ion Battery, using an Aluminum Alloy Shell, which helps with the rigidity of the powerbank and also the heat dispersion.
The powerbank has one USB Out, which supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Technology. There is also a Micro-USB In which also supports quick charging to the powerbank, 4 LED’s which light up to indicate the amount of charge left in the powerbank. Each LED indicated 25% of charge left, and finally there is a power button to power up and power down the powerbank.
ORICO Q1 uses a less common USB Type-A Cable, which is either a good thing or a bad thing, because the Type-C cable is far less common and far more efficient compared to Type-A and can also be inserted both ways, so no more of the embarrassing situations where you can’t insert the cable in the right way.
The ORICO Q1 weighs 280 Grams, which is a little bit heavy for a 10400mAh battery compared to a few other power banks in this form factor. Part of the reason is that the ORICO Q1 uses four Sony 18650 batteries as well as metal, however, given that the Q1 has Quick Charge 2.0, it’s very acceptable.
When the phone is charging through the power bank, the following can be measured : 9.16V / 1.12A, connected to the phone can be identified as a fast charging, test the charging time by 20% -100% of the charge took 1 hour and 30 minutes after completion of the charge Q1 show also The remaining 3/4 power, a conservative estimate for the battery capacity of 3000mAh Samsung S6 edge + charging 2-3 times, enough for everyday use (data for reference). However, mobile power and phone fever during the charging process are more serious, normal phone really fast charge process there will be some degree of fever, when the proposed use of cell phones and pay attention to the placement of mobile power to avoid overheating.
As we see the Era of Quick Charge Technology by Qualcomm, being integrated into the next wave of flagship devices, it is very clear that this is the future of chargning. The ORICO Q1 is one of the first to get the Quick Charge 2.0 Technology in a portable Power Bank, which is making the Q1 a clear great choice for anyone looking for a power bank for their new flagship.