JBL Charge 5 vs GO 3 - Where are the differences?
Where are the differences?
Let's have a look at the differences between the JBL Charge 5 and the JBL GO 3. With the year of publication 2021 the Charge 5 is newer than the GO 3 from the year 2020.
Size and weight
The two devices differ in their dimensions. The smaller a loudspeaker is, the more practical it is in use, of course.
- JBL Charge 5: 9.4 cm x 22.3 cm x 9.65 cm
- JBL GO 3: 8.7 cm x 4.1 cm x 7.5 cm
With regard to battery life, the JBL Charge 5 can trump with up to 20,0 hours. The JBL Charge 5 has a battery life of up to 5,0 hours. In practice, the specification of the battery life can often be somewhat lower, since the manufacturers specify the maximum possible performance. In the loading time the JBL GO 3 performs better with 2,5 hours. With the JBL Charge 5 the loading time is 4,0 hours.
Both speakers are waterproof. Both the JBL GO 3 and the JBL Charge 5 are certified with IP67.
The built-in Bluetooth is identical to version 5.1 for both devices. A newer Bluetooth version offers a better stability in the connection. Thus also a higher comfort in the application is given.
The function of a powerbank provides the JBL Charge 5. With the Powerbank function, other devices can be charged via USB using the speaker. Of course, this is at the expense of the battery life of the speaker.
The performance is the JBL Charge 5 at 30 + 10 Watt. The JBL GO 3 has a power of 4.2 Watt.