Sony smartphones aren’t exactly the most used or known smartphones on the market, most likely because they don’t market their smartphones nearly as much as Apple or Samsung. That said, just because a product isn’t known very much doesn’t mean that it doesn’t hold value, in fact, Sony’s latest smartphone, the Xperia XZ3 is a phone a that holds some of the best specs for a smartphone. The XZ3 has a Snapdragon 845 processor, makes use of 6GB of RAM and it even makes use of an AMOLED screen, the same type of screen the Samsung smartphones use.
The charger also makes use of wireless charging so you can place it on a wireless charger and not have to fiddle with any charging cables.
In this guide, we’re going to be focusing on the chargers that you should be using for the Xperia XZ3. Why does it matter what charger you use for this Sony smartphone? Well, that’s because the XZ3 is Power Delivery compatible and some might not know that and instead make use of a Quick Charge charger. Power Delivery might be new to you, but something to know is that you’ll need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to fast charge the phone.
The great thing about Power Deliver is that it fits the standard of USB-C and it’s not a proprietary charging technology such as Quick Charge. So it’s basically future-proof charging. Since it’s being used with the USB-C standard, Power Delivery is present with nearly all types of charging electronics, from wall chargers to portable chargers and that’s exactly what we’re going to cover.
Anker PowerPort II Power Delivery Wall Charger
The first charger that we want to recommend is from a brand that is quite well-known when it comes to charging electronics, and that would be Anker. In this case, we’re starting out with their PowerPort II Power Delivery wall charger that is rather simple but at the same time powerful. The simple part of this charger is that it makes use of two ports and it has a small form factor with a length/width of 2.7 inches and a 1.1-inch thickness.
The charger also makes use of a retractable AC adapter.
Then there’s the charging power. When it comes to Power Delivery charging for smartphones, you want a charging speed of 18W for fast charging. The USB-C Power Delivery port on this one has a 30W charging rate and so you can rest assured that it’ll charge the Xperia XZ3 at its max speed.
The other port is a USB-A port and it makes use of Anker’s PoweriQ 2.0 charging tech which means that it outputs 18W. This also means that it can fast charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones.
One of the best parts of this charger is that you can use each of the two ports at their max power as the max output of the charger is 49.5W.
Specs of the Anker PowerPort II USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 19.5W
- Input: 100-240V AC
- LED Power Indicator: 1 Blue LED Power Indicator
- Size: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 6.4 Ounces
Aukey 60W Power Delivery Desktop Charging Station
Power Delivery wall chargers are quite scarce on the market and so that’s why we’re going to be jumping into desktop chargers, which are basically like wall chargers, but they use more ports. Also, it’s best to stick to brands that have a good track record and Aukey is definitely a brand that we trust.
This charger of theirs makes use of three ports, it’s strange that it doesn’t just use a built-in AC adapter rather than a power cord. Well, that’s because the USB-C Power Delivery on this charger is 60W. So you can definitely fast charge Power Delivery compatible smartphones.
The Power Delivery charging from this charger is also very helpful when it comes to charging larger PD compatible devices such as tablets and laptops. As you can charge a MacBook at a faster charging rate with it and you can also charge laptops such as a Dell XPS 13 or a Dell XPS 15 with this Aukey desktop charger. So the higher Power Delivery charging you have, the more helpful it is to charge larger, more powerful devices.
The other two ports are USB-A ports that both share a 12W charging speed. Also, you can use the Power Deliver charging and the two USB-A ports at their full power as the max output is 72W.
Specs of the Aukey 60W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:
USB-C Port Power Delivery: (PDO) 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V 3A | 20V 3A (PPS) 3V–21V/3A
USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A | Max Output: 12W
Max Output: 72W
- Input: 100V-240V/AC
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 4 x 3 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 7.6 Ounces
Satechi 72W Power Delivery Desktop Charger
Another great reason to get a desktop charger is that they not only feature more powerful Power Delivery but also because they can make use of other fast charging technologies at the same time. That’s what this Satechi charger does.
The USB-C Power Delivery port has 60W charging rate and the other three ports are USB-A ports. One of the USB-A ports features Quick Charge and the other two are standard ones that each have a 12W charging speed.
So you can fast charge a Power Delivery compatible smartphone or laptop, and also fast charge a Quick Charge smartphone with this desktop charger. Something not power related but still pretty cool is that this charger makes use of light sensor and so when it’s dark in your room, the LED power indicator dims itself so it’s not a disturbance to you while you’re sleeping.
Specs of the Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:
Quick Charge Output Capacity: 5,900mAh
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V – 20V/3.0A (60W)
Quick Charge USB Port: 3.6-6V/3.0 | 6-9V/2.0A | 9-12V/1.5A
Standard Port: 5V/2.4A
Micro-USB or USB input Port: 100-240V AC input
- LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Light
- Size: 4 x 2.6 x 1 inches
- Weight: 13.1 Ounces
RAVPower 45W 5-Port Power Delivery Desktop Charger
One last desktop charger that we wanted to recommend would be this RAVPower 5-port desktop charger. It’s quite a standard charger and that’s because it makes use of four USB-A ports that each have a 12W charging rate.
So it’s the perfect type of charger if you want to charge a Power Deliver compatible device such as a smartphone or laptop and still want the ability to charge another four devices at the same time. The Power Delivery charging from this charger is also powerful without having a 45W charging speed.
Anker also has their PowerPort Speed 5 Power Delivery desktop charger and we would have recommended it, too. However, the charger is $20 more than this RAVPower one and it has a 30W Power Delivery charging rate, so it’s best to purchase this RAVPower desktop charger.
Specs of the RAVPower 5-Port Power Delivery USB-C Charging Station:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/2.4A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)
USB-A Port: 5V/2.1A
Max Output: 60W
- Input: 100-240 AC Input
- LED Power Indicator: Single Green LED Light
- Size: 3.9 x 2.7 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 8.1 Ounces
Jackery SuperCharge 18W 10,200mAh Power Delivery Portable Charger
Then there are Power Delivery portable chargers and a portable charger can be one of the most useful charging electronics that you can own. As with other chargers you have to stay in a single place. Power Delivery portable chargers on the market have high power capacities but in this case, we’re going to go over ones that have low and high power capacities.
To start out this is the Jackery SuperCharge power bank that has a 10,200mAh power capacity. The power capacity of the XZ3 is 3,300mAh. So you’re able to charge the phone to its full power about two times with this power bank.
There are two ports to use, and that would be the USB-C Power Delivery port and the USB-A port with a 5V/2.4A charging rate. The Power Delivery charging from this power bank is 18W, so the charging power from it is really meant for fast charging PD smartphones. You can use 18W of PD charging for a MacBook but that’s as far as we would go with charging a laptop with that much power.
The form factor of the charger is very small with it having a length fo 3.6 inches, a width of 3.1 inches and a thickness of 0.8 inches.
Specs of the Jackery Supercharge 10,200mAh 18W Power Delivery Portable Charger:
- Power Capacity: 6,500mAh | Output Capacity: 10,200mAh
USB-A Ports: 5V/2.4A
USB-C Port: 18W
USB-C Input: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Four White Power Indicators
- Size: 3.6 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
- Weight: 8 Ounces
AideaZ 10,000mAh Power Delivery Portable Charger
Portable chargers that make use of wireless charging are still quite rare, that said if you have a wireless charging smartphone then making use of a power bank that features the charging tech can be highly useful. That’s what this AideaZ power bank features.
The charger has a 10,000mAh power capacity, but that’s not the highlight of it. Instead, what makes this power bank so great is that makes use of three output charging methods. There are two ports, one is a USB-A port that uses Quick Charge and the other one is a USB-C Power Delivery port that has an 18W charging rate.
So there are actually two fast charging technologies on this power bank, and to top it all off, you can place your Xperia XZ3 on top of the power bank for wireless charging. The wireless charging from this power bank is standard at 5W, so it does not feature fast wireless charging.
You can also recharge this power bank at a fast charging speed, as the Micro-USB input port is Quick Charge compatible, and you can also recharge it at Power Delivery speeds with the USB-C port, too. Although, you can only use one input port at a time.
Specs of the AideaZ 10,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Delivery Portable Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5-6V/3A | 6-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-A Quick Charge Port: 5-6V/3A | 6-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A (18W)
Wireless Charging: 5W
Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A | 9V/2.0A
USB-C Input: 5V/2.0A | 9V/2.0A
- LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Capacity Display
- Size: 4.1 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 7.4 Ounces
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery Portable Charger
There are also very high capacity power banks that feature Power Delivery and some might think that having such power banks is excessive but they’re not as much as you think. The reason for that is because modern smartphones have larger batteries, so having a high capacity power bank can actually be more helpful.
This is Anker’s PowerCore+ 26800 Power Delivery portable charger. The charger does have a 26,800mAh power capacity, just as the name implies. With this much power, you’ll have no problems with charging your XZ3 to full power about fives times. Charging other devices to full power at the same time will also be possible.
There are three ports to use with this power bank. There are two USB-A ports that each have a 5V/3.0A charging speed. The USB-C Power Delivery port is quite powerful with it featuring 30W of charging power, so it can fast charge your phone and also laptops while you’re on the move.
Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 30W Power Delivery Charger:
Initial Capacity: 26,800mAh
Output Capacity: 20,000mAh
Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A
USB-C Port: 30W
- Input: 30W through USB-C input with a Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger
- LED Power Indicator: Yes
- Size: 6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
- Weight: 1.3 Pounds
CHOETECH 3-Port 18W Power Delivery Car Charger
Another great thing about Power Delivery is that it can be used with car chargers and so you can charge your smartphone at its fastest speed while you’re driving. The first car charger that we have to recommend is this CHOETECH car charger.
The charger makes use of three ports. There’s a USB-C Power Delivery port that has an 18W charging speed. The other two USB-A ports share a 12W charging rate. You can use teh full power of the three ports at the same time as the max output of the car charger is 30W.
Specs of the CHOETECH 3-Port USB-C 18W Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)
Max Output: 30W
- Input: 12-24V
- LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Indicator
- Size: 2.8 x 1.7 x 1 inches
- Weight: 1.1 Ounces
Aukey 27W Power Delivery Car Charger
One other car charger with Power Delivery is Aukey’s car charger. The charger has a more powerful 27W Power Delivery USB-C port, so it can fast charge your smartphone and also laptops. The other one is a USB-A port that has a 12W charging rate. Both of the ports can be used at full power, at the same time and that’s because the max output is 39W.
Specs of the Aukey 27W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:
USB-C Power Delivery: 5V 3A | 9V/2.5A | 12V/2A
USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A
- Input: 12-24V
- LED Power Indicator: None
- Size: 2.3 x 1.2 x 1.2 inches
- Weight: 0.9 Ounces