Battery life is and will continue to be one of the biggest pain points for smartphone owners, regardless of which handsets they might use. Comparatively poor battery life really doesn’t matter at all when it comes to Apple’s iPhones, but Android smartphone owners have a much wider range of choices, so battery life can certainly impact their buying decisions — and according to several surveys, it does.
The amount of time a charge lasts is the biggest issue when it comes to smartphone batteries, of course, but it isn’t the only issue. Wouldn’t your life be easier if your smartphone charged to full capacity quicker when you plugged it in? Well now, it can.
Many modern Android phones are equipped with a feature you’ve probably never heard of called Quick Charge 2.0. This Qualcomm technology allows phones to charge much faster than handsets that lack the tech, but only if they’re charging using a wall adapter that is compatible.
Sadly, wall adapters with Quick Charge 2.0 cost more to make, so some vendors don’t include them in the box, even when their phones are compatible with Quick Charge 2.0. One example of a popular flagship phone where this is the case is the new HTC One M9.
If you want to charge your smartphone up to 75% faster but you don’t want to break the bank to do it, Amazon has a big sale going right now on a Qualcomm-certified wall charger with Quick Charge 2.0 built in. The adapter has a list price of $39.99, but it’s typically only $15.99 on Amazon.
And now, using a special coupon code, you can buy it for only $10.99.
A list of just a few compatible smartphones and tablets follows below, and then you’ll find a link to buy the charger. During checkout, enter the promo code “8L2O86R8” to get the $10.99 sale price.
Compatible models: Samsung Galaxy Note 4/Edge, Nexus 6, Sony Xperia Z4, Z4 Tablet, Z3, Z3 Compact, Z3 Tablet Compact, Z2 Tablet, Motorola Droid Turbo, Moto X 2014, HTC One M9, HTC One (M8), One Remix (Verizon Mini 2), Desire EYE, LG G Flex2, Xiaomi Mi3, Mi4, Mi Note, and more.
UPDATE: It looks like BGR readers were big fans of this one — the charger is now sold out. We’ll keep our eyes peeled and follow up if and when it’s back in stock.