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You told us: You're split over your current phone having an in-box charger
There’s been a divisive trend in recent years for smartphone brands to ditch the in-box charger. This means you’ll need to rely on an older charger or buy a brand-new one if you don’t have an old adapter.
We were interested in finding out whether Android Authority readers got a charger in the box with their current phone. So we posted a poll last week, and here’s how that turned out.
Did your current phone come with a charger?
Just over 1,400 votes were counted in this poll as of writing, and it turned out to be a close race. However, a small majority of respondents (54.21%) said their current phone came with an in-box charger.
Prominent phones mentioned by readers in this regard include the OnePlus 10 Pro, OnePlus 8T, OPPO Find X5 series, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, Samsung Galaxy S20, Sony Xperia 1 III, and Xiaomi 12 Pro.
On the other hand, 45.79% of surveyed readers said their current phone didn’t come with a charger. According to the comments section, these phones included the Pixel 6 Pro, Apple’s iPhones, and the Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra.
- Stanley Kubrick: All the OnePlus phones I have received, as well as the one I am using now, all came with chargers and cables! AND, their phones work great no matter what people say about them as a company.
- M.Rao: Recently I bought a samsung S 22 ultra for $1200/- and it was my 1st from samsung, my favorite was xiomi. So it was frustrating to see that there is no charger n it needs a high end high capacity charger, how can the Samsung expe me to have a charger like that?? And I have to buy one from Amazon paying $30.
- : With all the different charging standards a charger should be included. Sooner or later people choose the phone for an included charger as otherwise all the fast charging won’t work due to every maker cooking its own charging soup. Had a Samsung a while back and it complained about the charger not being compatible to charge the phone, what the hell…
- Wongwatt: My OPPO Find X5 came with a SuperVOOC charger, fortunate really because I didn’t have one of those and I always sell my phones on with the charger anyway.
- Robert Cassidy: Samsung didn’t send a charger with the phone, but it gave me a $100 voucher to buy a charger and a phone protector.