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Basic cheap charger - not much reliable
on 23 March 2016
I've used this charger for about a year before it broke. This is my review based on that.
It's not the best quality charger and I knew it based on the price I paid. So there was no big expectations.
Connection to the cigarette lighter socket is not that firm. So, sometimes it loose power to the phone while charging. Fortunately, my phone makes a tone when it's disconnected from the power so I simply tighten the connection again. This is bit rare, but still it's bit annoying (specifically if you are driving).
The wire is bit thin and of low quality, it broke just below the phone connection side after about a year. The connection to the phone is OK and there are no loose connections on that side.
Charging is slow, I'm not sure if it's common for any car charger. I've played a game while waiting in the car once and the battery drained slowly. Used Google navigation while connected, it barely kept the battery level.
I'm not a frequent traveller and therefore the use of this is very limited. I always charge my phone and rarely need to charge while driving. It barely managed to surve me that purpose for a year. Also it's cheap as chips. So I give it 3 stars.
If you are a occasional driver and need to use a car charger occasionally, then this is OK product.
However if you are a frequent traveller and most of the time needs to charge your phone, or usually use Google or any other navigation on the phone, then I recommend to spend a bit more on a better quality charger.
Hope this review helps someone out there!