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Fastest charging cables for the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and S10e
The Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphones were far from the first Galaxy phones to sport USB-C charging ports, but 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. Looking to upgrade? Check out our guide to the latest Samsung Galaxy S22 phones.
Learn more: Understanding different types of USB cables
Fastest charging cables for the Samsung Galaxy S10:
Volta 2.0 magnetic 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.
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 three-foot Anker PowerLine II can deliver charging speeds that, 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. This cable costs a bit more than other charging cables of the same length, but it can easily serve as the only USB-C charging cable you’ll ever need.
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 need a fast charging USB-C cable for your Galaxy S10 or other device. This Belkin charging cable comes in a standard PVC version, which is supposed to last over 8,000 bends. However, you can also get the braided version of the cable, which can last even longer. It is designed to handle over 10,000 bends.
You can choose from 3.3 feet or 6.6 feet versions of the Belkin cable on Amazon, and comes in white and black colors.
Amazon Basics double-braided nylon cable
The Amazon Basics double-braided nylon cable produces a power output of up to 3 amps or 5V for a fast and reliable charge. It’s perfect for connecting two USB-C devices and you can transfer music, photos, and data at up to 10Gbps. The double-braided nylon also provides better protection as you take your charger through your everyday life.
Amazon Basics offers the USB-C to USB-C nylon cable in one-foot and three-foot lengths in red, gold, silver, and dark gray. Amazon Basics isn’t always the most trusted brand for electronics, but for simple things like fast charging cables it’s a great choice to save a few bucks.
Anker 100W Thunderbolt 3.0 cable
The 1.6-foot Anker 100W cable is a go-to choice if you want the fastest charging and data transfer speeds for your Samsung Galaxy S10 smartphone and other devices. As the name suggests, it supports 100W speeds for compatible devices. Unfortunately, that doesn’t include the Samsung Galaxy S10 due to the QuickCharge 2.0 standard, but it does mean you can charge laptops quickly at top speed. The Anker cable also allows for data transfer at blistering speeds of up to 40Gbps.
Nekteck USB 3.1 Gen. 2 cable
Nekteck matches Anker’s fastest charging cable for the Samsung Galaxy s10 with 100W output speeds and up to 10Gbps of data transfer. While the slower data transfer can be inconvenient, the Nekteck cable doubles Anker’s length at three feet long. It also offers better speed than USB 3.0 cables and 4K video transfer. That said, the build quality isn’t quite as good.