Luxa2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger ReviewWesstron - May 20, 2013
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LUXA2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger Testing:
For the purpose of this review, the LUXA2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger will be used to charge a Samsung Galaxy Note II smart phone. The large screen of the Note II is a battery killer, which is why Samsung opted for a 3100mAh capacity battery. The quad core processor and graphics chip will also draw higher than normal power depending on the usage. Knowing that I use my phone quite heavily, I'm so far pleased with the battery life/usage ratio of the Note II. More battery life is always welcome, especially when the charger is not available, or when there is simply no power plug around.
- Processor: Samsung Exynos 4412 Quad core @1.60GHz (ARM Cortex-A9)
- Graphics Processor: ARM Mali-400 MP4
- Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB built in storage
- Operating Sysytem: Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean
- Display: 720p, 5.5" HD Super AMOLED
- Battery: Li-ion 3100mAh
- Battery completely depleted on the Note II
- Screen off
- Wifi, Sync, Antivirus, and default services are on
- LUXA2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger fully charged
- Cable used is the default one that came with the phone
- No calls or other usage during charging
To test the LUXA2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger, I first charged it fully as instructed by the manufacturer in the quick reference guide. It took 7 hours and 15 minutes to get four solid blue lights on the unit, this is well within the 8 hours average claimed by the manufacturer. It’s pretty much an overnight process if one would start using the charger on a regular basis. Charging the unit from a PC USB port or by plugging the cable into a compatible wall adapter did not affect the duration of the charge, which is mainly due to the 1A input limitation. The unit did not seem to generate any noticeable heat while charging; neither did I notice any noise from it.
At the time of this review, I did not have access to any Apple products so I decided to use my trusted Samsung Galaxy Note II which has an insanely efficient 3100mAh battery. The LUXA2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger managed to charge it 1.65 times. The full charge took approximately 3 hours and 40 minutes starting from a depleted battery with the WIFI turned on/screen turned off when the Note II came back to life after a few minutes. The charging times makes sense knowing that the output from the USB ports is limited to 1A each. I could still use my phone while it charged, but I found it quite a hassle to pay attention to the cable and make sure that the two devices did not disconnect.
I am a heavy user when it comes to my Note II, and even then I usually need to charge it every 1.5 days. Under mild usage it could last up to 3 days without dropping under 20%. A fully charged LUXA2 P1 7000mAh High Capacity Battery & Charger will translate into almost a week of mild usage which is pretty solid performance. The slow charging times may inconvenience some users, especially with other offerings out there that are capable of providing full 2.1A charging power in the same price range.