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fastest charging cables for the Samsung Galaxy S10, s10 plus, and s10e

The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones all have USB-C ports to charge up their batteries. However, some charging cables work faster than others.

A few years ago Qualcomm announced Quick Charge, a technology it has embedded in its mobile processors. In basic terms, phones with Quick Charge technology should take less time to charge. Qualcomm’s technology is now on version 4+, but the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10, and Galaxy S10 Plus all support the older Quick Charge 2.0 standard, which means these phones have an upper limit of 15W for charging. The Galaxy S10 5G, however, supports Quick Charge speeds at up to 25W.

None of these speeds mean as much if you don’t own a fast charging cable. Let’s take a look at some of the fastest charging cables you can get for Galaxy S10 phones.

Fastest charging cables for the Samsung Galaxy S10

1. Volta 2.0 magnetic charging cable

Volta 2.0 charging cable

The Volta 2.0 magnetic cable is a sleek 5A charging cable that’s also a sync magnetic cable. While it has a standard USB connection on one end, the other end has a magnet that can connect to three different tips: USB-C, Lightning, or Micro-USB cable. If you put the magnetic tips inside the ports of your favorite mobile devices, the magnetic connector on the cable can quickly snap into place. No fumbling around with trying to put a cable connection inside a small hole; the magnets on each end do that work for you.

The Volta 2.0 supports USB-C Power Delivery, along with Huawei’s Fast Charge technology and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. You can get the Volta 2.0 charging cable direct from the company for $20.

2. Volta XL

Volta XL charging cable

The Volta XL fast charging cable is also a USB-C based product with a magnetic connection on one end. It connects to a separate USB-C tip that inserts on its own in your compatible smartphone, tablet, or other device. It’s also capable of very fast battery charging speeds. It is up to 70 percent faster than other 5W charging cables when powering up a Google Pixel XL smartphone.

Like the Volta 2.0, the Volta XL is compatible with Huawei’s Fast Charge technology and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. You can purchase it directly from the Volta web site in your choice of red or black colors.

3. Anker PowerLine II USB Type-C to USB Type-C charging cable

Anker is well known for external batteries and wireless speakers, but it also has a lineup of phone charging cables as well. One of them is its PowerLine II USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable. The 3-foot Anker PowerLine II can deliver charging speeds at, in theory, should go up to 100W (5A) of power, although the actual charging speeds for the Galaxy S10 phones will not reach those levels. If you are also concerned about data transfer speeds, this cable can support transfers of up to 10Gbps.

Anker has given this cable a lifetime warranty. However, this cable costs a bit more than other charging cables of the same length. You can get the PowerLine II USB Type-C to USB Type-C cable on Amazon for $19.99.

4. Belkin USB-A to USB Type-C charging cable

This cable is for those of you still using an older USB-A external battery or a USB-A car charger, but also own a newer USB-C smartphone like the Galaxy S10. This Belkin charging cable can charge a device up to 60W in theory, though the USB-A port limits the top charging speeds to 20W even with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge.

You can buy the 5-foot version of this Belkin cable for $9.99 on Amazon or the 6-foot version for $19.99, though it’s currently on sale for just $7.99. The cable even comes in a few different colors, including black, white, blue, and pink.

5. iSeeker High Charging Speed Nylon Braided Micro USB Cable

The iSeeker cables will offer users a way to charge up their devices with currents up to 2.1 amps — well above the standard in normal USB cables. The nylon fabric braided cable has an aluminum-based connector, and it’s been tested to last over 8,000 bends — again, well above the average. The ones sold on Amazon come in a three-pack, with each cable measured at six feet long.

The company offers a lifetime warranty, which would seem to suggest that it thinks its cables will stay working for a long, long time.

6. Aukey USB-C to USB-A fast charging cable

Aukey Samsung Galaxy S10 fast charging cable

The Aukey 3.3-foot fast charging cable comes in a three-pack as well, with a USB-C connection on one end and a standard USB-A connection on the other. The cable supports Quick Charge 2.0, which means that you can use it with the Galaxy S10e, S10 and S10 Plus for up to 15W of charging. In addition, the cable itself is made of a durable braided nylon material that is supposed to last up to 6,000 bends or more.

The three-pack is available on Amazon now for $13.99.

7. Mophie fast charging cable

Mophie fast charging cable

Mophie is best known for its battery cases, but it also makes other products as well, including this USB-C to USB-A fast charging cable. The two-meter cable is made of a DuPont Kevlar armored core, which should offer more durability on top of fast charging for your Samsung Galaxy S10. It also comes with a limited lifetime warranty, so if for some reason the cable gets damaged or worn out, Mophie will send you a new one for free.

The charging cable is a bit on the expensive side at $29.99.

8. Volutz fast charging cable 5-pack

Volutz fast charging cable

If you really want lots of fast charging cables available for your Galaxy S10, you might want to check out the Volutz 5-pack. These USB-C to USB-A charging cables come in different colors, and more importantly support the full Quick Charge 2.0 standard for the non-5G S10 phones. The connections are gold plated for heavy use, and the cable material is designed to take up to 15,000 bends.

You can get all five of these fast charging cables on Amazon for $18.98.

9. Official Samsung 25W USB-C Wall Charger with USB-C to USB-A cable

Samsung S10 5G wall charger

As mentioned, the Galaxy S10 5G supports faster charging for its battery, up to 25W. The company also happens to sell a 25W USB wall charger with a USB-C to USB-A cable. While it’s made for tablets, it should charge up the Galaxy S10 5G at maximum speed, so you should get to charge its battery up to 50 percent of its capacity at around 30 minutes. It also works with the other Galaxy S10 phones, but it will only charge them up at their normal 15W rate.

That’s it for our list of the fastest charging cables for the Samsung Galaxy S10 line. Have any other suggestions? Let us know!

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