Samsung has long been a leader in the Android smartphone world. Its Galaxy-branded handsets, including the Galaxy Note 20 family and the Galaxy S21 series, have been hits for years. Every Galaxy flagship since the Note 4 has supported fast charging technology, but it’s not always easy to find the right charger to tap into the top speeds. So let’s make it easier for you with this list of the best Samsung Galaxy chargers around — wired and wireless.
Best Samsung Galaxy fast chargers:
45W USB-C wall charger
Samsung finally embraced modern fast charging with its 45W USB-C wall charger. According to Samsung, it provides up to a 45W charge to USB PD 3.0-compatible devices with support for Direct Charging. Unfortunately, Samsung smartphones getting the full 45W only include the Note 10 family and the Galaxy S20 Ultra — it left the speedy feature behind on both the Note 20 and Galaxy S21 lines. The wall charger works with other USB-C devices, though charging rates will vary.
Samsung 15W wireless charger stand
One of Samsung’s newest charging stands, the Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0, delivers up to 15W of output to the Galaxy Note 20 or Galaxy S21 family. It shows that you don’t need a wired Samsung fast charger for the best experience around. The output tops out at 12W for the Galaxy S10 and Galaxy Note 10. Speeds vary for other devices, though Qi-compatible smartphones will take a charge.
The features don’t stop there. The built-in cooling fan makes sure the charging stand doesn’t overheat. The LED indicator lets you know when a device is charging and finishes charging. It even comes with Samsung’s Super Fast Charge 25W wall charger, which you can use with Samsung smartphones and any smartphone with a USB-C port.
Samsung Micro-USB/USB-C wall charger
Even with USB-C finding its way onto more and more Galaxy smartphones, perhaps you’re still using a Galaxy device with a Micro-USB port. That’s where the Samsung Micro-USB/USB-C wall charger comes in. You’ll likely use the USB-C charger for the most part, but the Micro-USB might help when you recharge peripherals like speakers or power banks.
The wall charger includes a five-foot micro-USB cable, with a USB-C adapter attached at the end. Compatible Galaxy devices see charging speeds up to 15W, though the charger works with any device with a micro-USB or USB-C port. This is one of the best Samsung Galaxy fast chargers, and flexibility is a huge bonus.
Samsung Wireless Duo Pad
The fast Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Pad now features Fast Charge 2.0 support. That means Galaxy S20 phones charge up to 12W, with older Samsung smartphones charging up to 7.5W. The charging pad also works with other Qi-compatible smartphones.
Best of all, there’s a dedicated area to charge your Samsung smartwatch or true wireless earbuds. The LED indicator lights let you know when devices are charging and when they reach 100%.
Samsung 10,000mAh power bank
Sometimes it’s tough to limit yourself to charge only when you can find an outlet. So whether you find yourself on a long hike or enjoying a day at the beach, a trusty power bank can be a lifesaver. This 10,000mAh model from Samsung should have more than enough power to recharge your battery twice.
It’s designed to fit conveniently in your pockets or a purse, and the sleek design matches most other Samsung products. In addition, the Samsung 10,000mAh power bank is available in micro-USB and USB-C configurations, so you can charge in any way you see fit.
Samsung 25W USB-C fast wall charger
If you don’t need Samsung’s beefy 45W wall charger, why not get the smaller and still-capable 25W USB-C Samsung fast charger. It pushes out up to 25W to the Galaxy Note 10 Plus and other devices with USB Power Delivery 3.0. The charger also works with any device with a USB-C port, but make sure your device doesn’t need more than a 25W charge.
Samsung Fast Charge wireless charger stand
The Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charger Stand is exactly that: a charging stand outputting a charge to Qi-compatible smartphones. Output tops out at 9W for Samsung Galaxy smartphones and 7.5W for iPhones. The output for other devices may vary.
The fan makes sure the stand doesn’t overheat when charging your smartphone. An LED indicator turns red when a device is charging and green when a device is fully charged. If the light bothers you at night, you have the option to turn it off.
Wireless charger battery
The Samsung Wireless Charger Portable Battery is unique in that it can charge your Galaxy phone with or without a wire.
The battery supports up to a 7.5W output for Qi-compatible devices, with a cable getting you up to 15W of output. The 10,000mAh capacity should be enough for up to two full charges for smartphones and over 10 full charges for your Samsung smartwatch or Galaxy Buds.
That’s just a brief look at the Samsung fast chargers out there right now. Of course, other wired and wireless chargers might be interesting too. We’ll update this post with new models once they launch.