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Ugreen 65W GaN charger review: One for all

Ugreen 65W GaN charger

The Ugreen 65W GaN charger is an inexpensive four-port charger that can replenish practically any mobile device. Everything from the latest smartphones to the Nintendo Switch and newer USB-C notebooks. The charger has three USB-C ports and a USB-A port, and supports fast-charging protocols (QuickCharge 4.0 and USB Power Delivery 3.0). No cables are included in the box.

Quick specs

  • 65W max power
  • 3x USB-C, 1x USB-A
  • Supports QC 4.0, USB PD 3.0
  • 172g

Ugreen says the charger will handle all of Apple’s devices, including the MacBook Air and iPad Pro. I didn’t have an Apple notebook to test, but the charger did manage to top up my Dell laptop at a decent rate (5% in 10 mins). In fact, the estimated charging time (to full) is similar for both the Ugreen charger and the default Dell charger. But I could only use either of the Ugreen charger’s top two USB-C ports (C1 and C2), which offers up to 65W when a single port is in use. Neither the third USB-C port (C3, 18W max) nor the bottom USB-A port (22.5W max) could supply the 27W required by the Dell notebook.

Ugreen 65W GaN charger
Credit: Vincent Chang/Can Buy or Not

Adding a second device (a Chromebook) to the mix unsurprisingly led to slower charging for both notebooks. According to its specs, the charger can only output 45W max when both C1 and C2 ports are used. Using the Ampere app, the charger provided around 3,000mA to 3,600mA of power to two smartphones connected to the C1 and C2 ports. The power output dips momentarily when you connect an additional device, as the charger appears to re-adjust the output. If you plan to charge a notebook, two devices seem to be the limit for the Ugreen charger. Adding a third using the C3 port causes the laptop to stop charging due to insufficient power.

Ugreen 65W GaN charger
Credit: Vincent Chang/Can Buy or Not

However, the Ugreen charger had no issue charging four mobile devices (three phones and a tablet) simultaneously. In my testing, two devices (connected to C1 and C2) recorded around 1,600mA while the remaining two devices (connected to C3 and the USB-A port) had around 1,100mA of power. Again, this result is not unexpected. The Ugreen charger also becomes slightly warmer when charging four devices, but nothing to worry about.

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While the Ugreen 65W GaN charger is listed at around S$80, it often seems to be discounted to S$40. It is a must-buy at this price. After all, its competitors, such as this one from Belkin, offer fewer USB ports for the same price or higher. Get it from the Ugreen official store on Shopee and Lazada. If you prefer the US plug version, it’s also available from Amazon US.

Note: Review unit provided by Ugreen.

Verdict



CAN BUY

Cheap four-port charger for your mobile devices.

Available at Shopee
Buy it at Lazada
Available at Amazon US

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