Fast Chargers for Samsung Galaxy

Samsung Galaxy S8

Fast Chargers for Samsung Galaxy


Phone battery life has not improved at the same rate as other features. Having an extra charger at work or a power bank in your bag is handy. And with the right USB charger you can fast charge your Samsung Galaxy phone up to 50% in 30 minutes.

This guide will help you get the charger and cable needed to fast charge these USB-C equipped Samsung phones:

  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S10
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Skip to recommended chargers, power banks, or cables.


Fast Charging Samsung Phones

Most Samsung Galaxy phones with USB-C use Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging technology. It can charge the phone up to 15W. Compared to a regular USB-C charger, which will only charge it up to 10W. The charged included with your phone is a fast charger. But if you need a second charger it isn’t the best option. The Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger costs $35 at Best Buy. There are cheaper ones listed on Amazon, but most of them are not genuine Samsung products. They are knockoffs and you really don’t know what kind of quality you’ll be getting. Not something worth risking your flagship phone over.

Luckily, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging standard mimics Quick Charge 3.0. Meaning you can take advantage of the many, high quality Quick Charge chargers. Getting the same performance at a reduced cost.

Learn more about USB Fast Charging Standards.

Samsung Galaxy S9

There are reports that non-Samsung chargers don’t fast charge the Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9+. The phone fast charges initially, but soon drops to normal charge rates. But other S9 owners report no problems.

You can try the recommended chargers with your own S9/S9+. But if you find fast charging isn’t working consider returning the charger. And then buy only genuine Samsung chargers for your phone.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G

The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G is the first Samsung phone to use USB Power Delivery for fast charging. This is only for the 5G model. All other S10 models still use Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging.

If you have a Samsung Galaxy S10 5G then skip this guide. Instead check out Fast Chargers for Google Pixel. The Pixel also uses USB Power Delivery.


Recommended Quick Charge 3.0 Chargers

These are the chargers I recommend for fast charging most Samsung Galaxy phones.

Anker PowerPort+ 1 with Quick Charge 3.0

Quick Charge 3.0 charger with USB-A port.

  • Pros: Folding plug
  • Cons: No cable included
  • Dimensions: 2.1 x 2.1 x 1.1 in | 3.2 oz
AUKEY PA-T16 Dual-Port USB

A dual USB charger. Both ports offer Quick Charge 3.0.

  • Pros: Fast charge two phones at once
  • Cons: Plug doesn’t fold, no cable included
  • Dimensions: 2.5 x 2.5 x 1.1 in | 5.6 oz
Car Charger (Compatible with Quick Charge Devices), Anker 30W Dual USB Car Charger, PowerDrive Speed 2 with PowerIQ 2.0 for Galaxy S8/Edge/Note, iPhone Xs/Max/XR/X/8, iPad Pro/Air 2/Mini, and More

A dual USB charger for your car. Both ports support Anker’s PowerIQ 2.0, which mimics Quick Charge 3.0.

  • Pros: Fast charge two phones at once
  • Cons: No cable included

All chargers require a USB-C to USB-A cable. See recommendations below. Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-07-15.


Recommended Quick Charge 3.0 Power Banks

These are the power banks I recommend for fast charging most Samsung Galaxy phones. Good for charging on the go.

NOVOO PowerCube Mini 5000

Among the smallest USB-C PD power banks on the market.

Use the USB-A port to fast charge your phone.

  • Good for 1 full recharge of your phone
  • Includes a cable for your phone
  • Dimensions: 2.9 x 1.4 x 1.1 in | 3.6 oz

My review of the NOVOO PowerCube Mini 5000

AUKEY PB-Y13 10000 USB-C PD

Similar shape as your phone. Making it easy to hold both together while charging.

Use the colored USB-A port to fast charge your phone.

  • Good for 2+ recharges of your iPhone
  • Includes a cable for your phone
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.4 in | 6.9 oz

My review of the AUKEY PB-Y13 10000 USB-C PD

RAVPower Turbo 20100

For when you need to keep your phone charged for days.

Use the colored USB-A port to fast charge your phone.

  • Good for 4+ recharges of your phone
  • Includes a cable and adapter for your phone
  • Dimensions: 6.8 x 3.2 x 0.9 in | 13.1 oz

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-07-15.


Recommended USB-C to USB-A Cables

These cables are have the recommended 56k Ohm, which makes them safe to use with your USB-C phone. See my full list of USB-C to USB-A cables.

Anker PowerLine+ II USB-C to USB-A 2.0 Cable

  • 6 feet
  • Black & Red
  • Nylon braided for extra durability

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-07-15.