May 17, 2019

The best chargers for the Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, and S10e

By [email protected] Topic: Devices Tech Specs

If you’ve just bought one of the new Samsung Galaxy S10 phones, like the S10, S10+, or the S10e, congratulations. These amazing devices have been the subject of some very positive reviews. With great cameras, great displays, and a really cool fingerprint scanner, these are some of the most technologically advanced phones on the market.

Behind all those features are battery capacities that are about average for flagship phones, backed up by superfast charging capabilities.

That means you’ll want to pack a spare charger for long days at the office or on the road. But if you have the right charger, it won’t take long to get out of the red zone. 

As we do with every flagship phone, we got our hands on the Samsung Galaxy S10 lineup and ran tests to help you pick the fastest charger.

For the tests, we start each phone at 5 percent charge and track the battery power level of the phone every 15 minutes for the first hour of charging. There’s an important reason for why we do it this way. A phone is capable of charging at its fastest rate before it reaches about 75 percent capacity, then limits the amount of power it accepts as it approaches 100 percent battery. Therefore, the real advantage of a fast charger is best noticed in the first hour of charging.

And when you think about it, it just makes sense. If you need power fast, it’s probably because you are in the red zone.

Samsung tends to package its flagship phones with powerful chargers. The phones in the Galaxy S10 line are compatible with Qualcomm® Quick Charge™, and that’s what Samsung gives you. Samsung’s in-box charger took the S10 and S10+ to around 85 percent in one hour, and it took the S10e to 91 percent.

Ventev’s Qualcomm Quick Charge-compatible wallport rq1300 charger featured similar results to Samsung’s in-box charger.

Wireless performance

The wireless charging experience is all about style and convenience, but speed has yet to catch up.

When we tested the Galaxy S10 line with a pair of wireless chargers, the phones achieved 40 percent to 50 percent capacity in about an hour, which is similar to the charging speeds of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9.

With no wireless charger included in the box, you’ll need to shop around if you’re looking for an option that doesn’t result in a cable end hanging out on your table or desk. The wireless chargepad+ fits seamlessly into any décor with its low-profile design and gray cloth covering. The wireless chargestand – available in white or gray – offers additional versatility with two viewing angles when you’re device is propped up.

If you have a penchant for phone upgrades, we’d also like to note that all of Ventev’s wireless accessories meet or exceed the charging power of any phone on the market, so they’ll charge any wireless charging enabled phone at its fastest possible wireless speed. The wireless chargestand offers 15W of power and is a great option to future-proof your purchase.

Bottom Line

Whether you have the Samsung Galaxy S10e, S10, or S10+, with the right charger, you can get five hours of battery life in just 15 minutes of charging. So when you are looking for a spare wall charger for your home or office, look for chargers that are Qualcomm Quick Charge compatible.

As always, stay charged.

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