Review: Aukey LC-C6 10W Fast Wireless Charger Pad

Aukey LC-C6 10W Fast Wireless Charger Pad

8.5

Power

10.0/10

Design

7.5/10

Build

8.5/10

Reliability

8.0/10

Pros

  • Features Fast Wireless charging for Samsung phone and Qi-compatible iPhones, too
  • Comes with a Micro-USB cable
  • Has a rubber top and rubber bottoms pads that avoid sliding or your smartphone and the charger itself

Cons

  • A single use coil design means that you have to place your smartphone in the center of the charger for it to charge

One of the most convenient types of charging electronics on the market is wireless chargers. However, even though they’re convenient to use, the charging speed from them is quite a lot lower in comparison to wired charging.

That is why, if you’ve got a fast wireless charging smartphone, it’s best to go with a fast wireless charger so you can at least get closer to that wired charging feel.

In this review, we’re going to be taking a look Aukey’s LC-C6 fast wireless charging pad.

Power

Output Charging:

Charging power from this Aukey wireless charger is basically the best that you can get from wireless charging in general. Meaning that this wireless charger features Samsung fast wireless charging, as well as iPhone fast charging, too.

On the Samsung side, fast wireless charging is 10W, which is just as fast as using a standard port with a wall charger or a power bank. That said, once again, wired charging will be faster, as a Samsung smartphone is Quick Charge compatible and can be charged at 18W of charging power with a Quick Charge port.

But the use of “Fast Wireless Charging” is more for convenience, but at the same time, more helpful than standard wireless charging at 5W.

As for fast wireless charging for iPhones, such as the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and the iPhone XS; they will be receiving a 7.5W charging speed.

Once again though, from the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and beyond, iPhones are now Power Delivery compatible, meaning they can also be fast charged at 18W with a USB-C Power Delivery port. This is done using a USB-C to Lightning cable.

For all other Qi-Compatible smartphones, this Aukey wireless charger pad will only charge at a 5W charging speed, and no higher. That’s not to say that it’s not worth getting because of that, but you won’t be receiving fast wireless charging at most other Android Qi-compatible phones are not fast wireless charging compatible.

Input Charging:

The input port on this wireless charging pad is a Micro-USB port. This is kind of disappointing considering that they Aukey’s standard version of this wireless charger makes use of a USB-C port.

If you’re wondering why it’s a disappointment, it’s because USB-C is the new standard of connectivity. While Micro-USB is basically making its way out now.

When it comes to powering the wireless charger, you’re definitely going to want to use a Quick Charge wall charger. It’s the only way that you can receive fast wireless charging for iPhones and for Samsung smartphones, too.

Using a standard wall charger will result in standard wireless charging speeds.

In this case, we’re using Aukey’s very own Quick Charge & Power Delivery Desktop charger to power this wireless charger.

Design

Size and Weight:

Just like most single coil wireless charging pads on the market, this charger is very small and you won’t be having any problems find a spot for it on your desk.

The charger has a length/width of 3.43 inches, and a thickness of 0.47 inches. The weight of the charger is 2 ounces. Basically a square shape.

Functional Components:

When it comes to using this charger, all you have to do is power it by connecting the Mirco-USB cable that it comes with, and once it’s powered, there’s a small LED light that turns on.

When the LED light is Red, that means that the charger is on standby and nothing is charging.

When you place your smartphone on the charger to charge, then the LED light turns Green.

Build

Structure and Material:

The charger is built quite well, with the entirety of the top being a rubber pad, and the bottom of the charger there are few rubber pads. The middle part of the charger is the silver graphite part.

Tech:

On the tech build side of things, this charger does get a little warm if you’re using fast wireless charging for a Samsung or iPhone.

However, for standard charging, the charger does not get warm.

Reliability

Overall, this wireless charger is going to be most useful if you’ve got a Samsung smartphone or a wireless charging iPhone. As the charger features fast wireless charging for the two types of phones.

As for smartphones that are not fast wireless charging compatible, then this charger is just as reliable as it is for fast charging ones. It’s just that they will be receiving a standard wireless charging speed, rather than a fast one.

Summary:

Power:

Charging power is great for Samsung smartphones and Qi-compatible iPhones, as this charger is able to provide fast wireless charging speeds to them.

The use of a USB-C input port would have provided more value. You have to use a Quick Charge wall charger to power it if you want fast wireless charging.

Design:

The charger has a small form factor and with its use of a single coil, you have to make sure that you’re placing your phone exactly in the middle.

There’s also a LED light that shows two colors. One is a Greenlight to show that your smartphone is charging, and the other is a Red light to show that your phone is on standby.

Build:

The build quality of this charger is pretty good and what you can expect from most wireless chargers.

It does get warm when you’re using fast wireless charging though.

Reliability:

The reliability of this charger is great for those that own a fast wireless charging smartphone, and still useful for Non-Fast Wireless charging smartphones as it will still charge them at a standard charging speed.

Specs of the Aukey LC-C6 10W Fast Wireless Charger Pad:

  • Output:

Samsung Smartphones: 10W

iPhone 8 | iPhone X | iPhone XS: 7.5W

Other Qi-Compatible Smartphones: 5W

  • Input: Quick Charge 2.0 or Quick Charge 3.0
  • LED Power Indicator: Single LED light that changes between Red and Green
  • Size: 3.4x 3.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 2.0 Ounces

Conclusion:

Aukey’s Graphite LC-C6 fast wireless charging pad offers some of the best in wireless charging power. At the same time, it still brings everything that you’re familiar with when it comes to wireless charging, such as a single coil and the use of a Micro-USB input port.

Pushing the envelope a little further can do well for this charger with the use of two or three coils along with a USB-C port to really differentiate it from other chargers on the market.

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