It’s bigger and bulkier than many desktop chargers we’ve reviewed, but for roughly the same amount of money it offers five times as many quick-charging USB ports and a dedicated power switch. The fastest- and best value desktop charger we’ve seen yet. Highly recommended.
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The Tronsmart Titan is the best desktop charger we’ve come across, faster and with more Quick Charge ports than any other, and for roughly the same amount of money as its rivals, just £25.99 at Amazon UK ($37.99 at Amazon US).
With a name like Titan, the size of this thing shouldn’t be underestimated. At 292g and 160x81x28mm it’s a beast, and roughly twice the size of the other desktop chargers in our chart. But the Titan is designed to sit on your desk and stay there, rather than go with you on your travels as a compact multi-charger.
The design is functional, a matte black box with flashes of gloss at the edges. Lying flat on the desk a Tronsmart logo is visble from the top, and around the back is a dedicated power switch that lets you turn off the charger without unplugging it from the mains – this will prove attractive to those who worry about trickle-charging devices munching away at their electricity bills.
From the front you can see five USB ports, each with a green plastic prong inside. In the world of charging green (or blue) is used to signal speed. And this desktop charger from Tronsmart has loads of it to hand. Also see: How to improve smartphone battery life.
We’ve seen a couple of desktop chargers from Choetech and Aukey that support one or two USB ports compatible with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. All five ports on the Titan support the technology, plus there’s VoltIQ intelligent device recognition for phones and tablets that do not, allowing the Titan to deliver an optimum charge to suit the device.
Quick Charge 2.0 is a technology that allows phones and t ablets with certain Qualcomm Snapdragon processors inside (for example the LG G4 and HTC One M9) to support faster charging that can see charging time reduced by up to 75 percent. The technology is usually seen in flagship devices but is becoming more commonplace, hence the need for five suitably equipped ports on the Titan. Also see: How to charge your phone or tablet faster.
When compared to other desktop chargers the Tronsmart Titan also has the highest maximum power output. Rated at 90W, it can deliver a full 18W (that required for Quick Charge 2.0) to each of its five USB ports simultaneously. This means it will be as efficient with one phone plugged in as it would with five.
If, like us at PC Advisor, you’re a bit of a gadet hoarder, a device that can simultaneously charge five phones or tablets at high-speed is a must-have. You won’t find a better one than the Tronsmart Titan.
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Tronsmart Titan: Specs
- 5x USB outputs with Quick Charge 2.0 and Volt IQ
- max output 90W (18W per USB port)