Product Comparison: JBL Charge 3 vs JBL Charge 4

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General Specifications
Charge 3
Charge 4
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
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
8.38 in.
8.66 in.
3.4 in.
3.74 in.
3.4 in.
3.74 in.
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.
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Fabric / Rugged rubber
Display Type
Battery Type
Lithium-ion polymer
Lithium-ion polymer
Supported Systems
Windows, MacOS, Android, Windows Mobile, iOS
PC, TV, MacOS, iOS, Android
Hand Strap
IPX7 waterproof
IPX7 waterproof
Accessories Included
Micro USB cable
Type C USB cable
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.
Ethernet Port
Micro USB
Lightning Port
Card Slot
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)
Other Information
149.95 $
179.95 $

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