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JBL Charge 3

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1973 reviews of JBL Charge 3. The average rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.3/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The price and usability are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the JBL Charge 3 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 96/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : David Carnoy (

JBL Charge 3 review: A wireless speaker that takes two steps forward, one step back


The JBL Charge 3 boosts volume and adds full waterproofing, but its sound quality takes a hit.

The JBL Charge 3 is a well-designed, fully waterproof portable Bluetooth speaker that features good battery life and doubles as an external charger for your portable devices. It also has built-in speakerphone capabilities, and plays loudly with strong...

While it plays louder than the JBL Charge 2+ it doesn't sound as good.

The JBL Charge 3 is larger than its predecessor, fully waterproof, and plays louder -- but it should sound a little better.

Jun, 2016

Product Specifications


Frequency range:65 - 20000
RMS rated power:20
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80
Speakers RMS power:10


Colour of product:Black / Blue / Blue, Red / Blue, Turquoise / Camouflage / Green / Grey / Red / Turquoise
Housing material:Fabric, Rubber
International Protection (IP) code:IPX7
Product colour:Black
Product Type:Mono / STEREO
Protection features:Splash proof, Water resistant
Volume Control:Digital


USB connector type:MICRO-USB


Audio output channels:2.0
Driver diameter:5
Driver Size:5
Number of drivers:2
Number of Speakers:1 / 2
Signal-to-Noise Ratio (SNR):80

Other features

Output current:2
Output Power:5V DC, 2.3A
USB Connectivity:Y / Yes
Wireless Connection:Y

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y / Yes
Batteries included:Y / Yes
Cables included:MICRO-USB
Manual: Yes
Number of products included:1
Package Type:Box
Quick start guide:Y / Yes
Safety sheet:Y
Warranty card:Y / Yes

Packaging Data

Package Type:Box


Built-In Microphone:Y / Yes
Hands-free mode:Y / Yes
Recommended usage:Tablet / Smartphone / Universal

Ports & interfaces

3.5 mm connector:Y
Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth profiles:A2DP, AVRCP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth version:4.1
Connectivity Technology:Wired & Wireless / Wireless
Frequency range:2.4 - 2.48
Interface:Bluetooth / Bluetooth/USB
USB charging port:Y / Yes
USB Connectivity:Y
USB connector type:MICRO-USB / Micro-USB B, USB Type-A
Wireless Technology:Bluetooth


Battery Capacity:6000
Battery capacity (Watt hours):22.5
Battery life (max):20
Battery recharge time:4.5
Battery technology:Lithium Polymer (LiPo)
Battery Type:Built-in
Battery voltage:3.7
External power adapter:Y / Yes
Input current:2.3
Number of Batteries Supported:1
Power source type:Battery
USB charging:Y / Yes

Technical Details

Input Voltage:5
Wireless Connection:Y / Yes

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:8.7 / 87
Height :8.85 / 88.5
Width:21.3 / 213 / 23.1 / 231