Nubia 165W GaN Charger: Fast Charging for RedMagic and More
The Nubia 165W GaN charger supports a USB-C output interface. Its compatibility is quite intriguing, as it raises questions about whether it can charge laptops and other devices and how well it is compatible with third-party devices.
The charger and data cable continue the classic color scheme of the Red Magic brand. The included data cable has a C-to-C interface and supports 9A charging. The randomly included 165W GaN charger features a USB-C output interface with a combination of glossy and frosted surfaces, giving it a nice overall texture. The glossy surface has the text "165W" printed on it. The charger's interface has a recessed outer ring, adding a sense of dimension. The bottom of the charger bears the product specifications. The model of this charger is NB-A20825C, which supports wide-frequency voltage input. The fixed gear supports 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V3A, 15V3A, 20V3.25A, and PPS supports two sets of voltages: 3.6-11V8.25A and 3.6-20V8.25A. The height of the charger is approximately 55.84mm, the length is around 69.04mm, and the width is about 30.82mm. The dimensions of this charger are 55.84×69.04×30.82mm, with a volume of approximately 118.81cm³. Calculated based on the charger's power of 165W, the power density reaches 1.38W/cm³, which is the highest among current mobile phone chargers and ranks high among chargers tested by ChargerLAB. The charger weighs about 181.7g.
In terms of protocols, the charger's fast charging protocols were read using ChargerLAB's POWER-Z KT002. The test results show support for charging protocols such as Apple 2.4A, QC2.0, QC3.0, QC4+, AFC, FCP, SCP, PE, PD3.0, and PPS. As for the PDO messages, it supports five sets of fixed voltages: 5V3A, 9V3A, 12V3A, 15V3A, and 20V3.25A, and two sets of PPS voltage levels: 3.3V-11V6A and 3.3V-30V3.25A. This ensures better compatibility with various devices. However, since it is a proprietary protocol, it does not display support for the maximum 165W output.
The compatibility testing phase provides clear information on the charger's charging capabilities for various devices. ChargerLAB conducted tests using dozens of devices in combination with the charger to present readers with real testing data. Charging the Red Magic 7 Pro results in an input power of approximately 18.17V 6.95A 126.43W. Charging the iPad Pro results in an input power of around 14.86V 2.01A 29.9W. Charging the MacBook Pro 16 2021 results in an input power of approximately 19.81V 3.23A 64.14W. Powering the Switch TV dock triggers the TV mode with an input power of about 4.63W. Charging the Mijia electric drill results in an input power of approximately 8.86V 1.5A 13.32W. The charger exhibits good compatibility and is capable of charging laptops.
The above data represents the charging performance of devices using the Nubia 165W GaN charger. Overall, it provides excellent fast charging support for the Red Magic 7 Pro, with a power output of up to around 120W. It also performs well in fast charging compatibility with other phones, enabling full-speed charging for iPhones and meeting the fast charging requirements of iPads. When charging laptops, it can achieve a maximum fast charging power of 65W and can even activate the TV mode on the Switch dock, demonstrating good performance.
The Red Magic 7 Pro supports 135W fast charging. The data shows the charging progression using the original 165W fast charging kit for the Red Magic 7 Pro. The power output reached a peak of around 119W at 1 minute and 2 seconds, followed by a gradual decrease in power between 4 minutes and 49 seconds. It fluctuated between 96W and 25W before ending at 20 minutes and 31 seconds. The charging progress can be visualized in a graph, showing that it can charge up to 40% in just 5 minutes. It reaches 89% in 15 minutes and fully charges in just 20 minutes.
This data represents the charging progression of the MacBook Pro 16 2021 using the Nubia 165W GaN charger. You may wonder why the power output for charging the Red Magic 7 Pro could reach around 120W, but when charging a laptop, it only reaches a maximum of about 62W. This is because the two devices utilize different charging protocols. Charging the Red Magic 7 Pro utilizes Nubia's proprietary fast charging standard, while charging the MacBook Pro 16 2021 follows the PD fast charging standard.
The Nubia 165W GaN charger is the original charger for the Red Magic 7 Pro, providing visibly noticeable charging speed for Red Magic 7 Pro users. In addition to the 165W fast charging, the Nubia 165W GaN charger is also compatible with 65W PD fast charging. This allows the Red Magic 7 Pro to be fast-charged with a single set of chargers, both for the phone and the laptop, making it very convenient for travel as you only need to carry one set of fast charging equipment. The actual test showed that it takes about 3 hours and 16 minutes to fully charge the MacBook Pro 16 2021 using the Nubia 165W fast charging kit.
The Nubia 165W GaN charger provides 135W fast charging for smartphones and 65W PD fast charging, offering rapid replenishment for the Red Magic 7 Pro and efficient fast charging for other phones, tablets, and laptops. This not only reduces the load on power strips when used in fixed locations but also keeps the desktop clean and tidy. When traveling, it also lightens the load in your backpack.
The Nubia 165W GaN charger features a sleek and stylish design with a USB-C output interface. It supports a wide range of charging protocols, including Apple 2.4A, QC2.0, QC3.0, QC4+, AFC, FCP, SCP, PE, PD3.0, and PPS, which even surpasses the performance of standard chargers provided with smartphones. It offers stable compatibility.