Product Comparison: JBL Charge 3 vs JBL Charge 4


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General Specifications
Brand
JBL
JBL
Model
Charge 3
Charge 4
Origin
China
China
About the product
JBL charge 3 is the utmost, high-powered portable Bluetooth speaker with powerful stereo sound and a power bank all in one package. The charge 3 takes the party everywhere, poolside or in the rain, thanks to the waterproof design, durable fabric and rugged housing.
The Charge 4 series delivers intense and powerful stereo sound thanks to a proprietary developed driver and two JBL bass radiators and if you need to amplify your party, with JBL Connect+ is possible!
Key Specs
Power output
20 W
30 W
Connection Type
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth 4.2
Range
33 ft.
33 ft.
Battery Life
20 hour(s)
20 hour(s)
Dynamic Configuration
2 drivers
1 driver
What customers say about "Key Specs"
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • Travel friendly, durable and also a very impressive battery life versus charge up time.
  • Great build product, awesome sound and battery life with the added advantage of a power bank.
  • Very long battery life, great sound and volume. Added features are very useful.
  • Bass is incredible. Can't beat the bass for the price. Really happy with it.
  • Of course, this is an excellent product because it's from JBL. The sound is great and the battery has a long life.
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank
  • Awesome sound, true bass, good power backup, easy to carry.
  • The product worked perfectly with great sound and really good battery life.
  • I was very pleasantly surprised with the sound quality that such a small device could pump out.
  • The battery life is very good and charges quickly.
  • Decent volume and punchy bass, more than enough for any kind of outdoor social gathering.
Size & Weight
Color
Black
Black
Height
8.38 in.
8.66 in.
Width
3.4 in.
3.74 in.
Depth
3.4 in.
3.74 in.
Weight
1.76 lbs.
2.12 lbs.

JBL Charge 3

JBL Charge 4

What customers say about "Size & Weight"
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • This is such an impressive little speaker. It's about the size off a large can of beer.
  • For me it is a great size and has wonderful sound. It packs a good sound punch for its size.
  • Every thing about this speaker is great, good size, great sound, already thinking about buying another one to link together.
  • Great sound as you would expect from JBL and much more than you would expect from a device of this size.
  • Great sound from such a small speaker. Lovely design.Fabulous packaging!
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank
  • Compact and very well made, this is a good sounding speaker that takes our streamed music around the house and into the garden.
  • Nice and compact easy travel companion and water resistant.
  • It’s compact, easy to handle, easy to use.
  • The sound is great for a compact speaker. You can hear the bass very well.
  • The size is perfect and the weight not too heavy.
Features
Controls
Buttons
Buttons
Material
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Display Type
No
No
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, MacOS, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
PC, TV, MacOS, iOS, Android
Hand Strap
No
No
Protection
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable
Type C USB cable
Extras
Wirelessly connect up to 3 smartphones or tablets
USB Type-C, JBL Connect+, JBL Bass Radiator, Auto-power off, Powerbank
What customers say about "Features"
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • I'm being picky but overall very happy and the waterproof rating is nice comfort for using it wherever.
  • It is supposed to be waterproof so it is excellent for using outside in the garden for parties etc. Very easy to set up.
  • I like the bass response and ease of use, huge battery life and water resistance.
  • I love that this is waterproof - pouring water in the ends with music with a heavy bass playing is a great party trick!
  • For it's size, the sound quality and bass is quite impressive. Also plus point for being waterproof.
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank
  • Sound quality and clarity is very good, bass is excellent.
  • The speakers sound quality is very powerful, especially for its size.
  • Long lasting battery life, easy connectability and a durable.
  • Waterproof construction means we have no qualms about taking this outside and worrying if it will survive.
  • Good quality sound and levels from the charge 4.
Interfaces
AUX In
Yes
Yes
Ethernet Port
No
No
Micro USB
Yes
No
USB
Yes
Yes
Lightning Port
No
No
NFC
No
No
Card Slot
No
No
What customers say about "Interfaces"
JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
  • The usb allows you to utilise the speaker as a 'fast charging' power bank, which provided my Moto G4 with 3 charges before it was drained completely.
  • Versatile in that it's Bluetooth , can be linked to other speakers, has aux plug for non Bluetooth players and you can use it to charge Other stuff with USB cable.
  • The sound quality is excellent also is ease of use. Connect your device by Bluetooth or hard wire by a 3.5mm audio cable and off you go.
  • The only downside to me is the fact that it uses a micro usb cable, I mean there are still many products that use this but as time goes by I feel that we are heading more towards usb c.
  • Would prefer a better battery life and it should use USB-C to charge now as I would be able to charge it from my phone cable.
JBL Charge 4 Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker and Power Bank
  • The equipment has good sound quality. Amazing ports.
  • This is the best Bluetooth speaker you can get that charges from a USB port.
  • USB power bank port for charging a smartphone or other from the speaker.
  • Charging port and USB are not in working condition.
  • It's USB Port is not compatible for ordinary phones.
Warranty / Certifications
Manufacturer Warranty
1 year(s)
1 year(s)
Certifications
EAC
CE, EAC
Other Information
Manufacturer
MSRP
149.95 $
179.95 $


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