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Top USB-C Chargers to Power up Your Samsung Smartphone or Tablet

Best Chargers for Samsung Smartphones
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Are you looking for a charger for your Samsung smartphone or tablet? We have selected for you the best chargers from Samsung, Anker, Spigen, and Baseus to charge your Galaxy S23 Ultra, Z Fold 4 or Tab S8 Ultra.

Samsung allows you to charge your Galaxy smartphones and tablets with up to 45W of power. To take full advantage of this fast charging capability, you need the right charger that is compatible with the right standards. That's why we've made this selection to help you choose the right charger to charge your Samsung device.

The Galaxy S23 is only compatible with 25W fast charging, unlike the Galaxy S22+ and S22 Ultra which go up to 45W. All three models are compatible with wireless charging of 15 W. Samsung no longer provides chargers with its smartphones. You can find in the table below our selection of the best chargers for your smartphone or Samsung tablet.

  The best Samsung charger The best Samsung wireless charger The best alternative The best compact charger The best car charger
Product name Samsung Quick Charger 45 W Samsung Wireless Charger Duo Anker PowerPort III Spigen Arcstation Super Mini Baseus Car Charger
Image Samsung Charger Adaptor Samsung Charger Adaptor Anker Charger Adaptor Spigen Charger Adaptor Blaseus Charger Adaptor
Max. power in general 45 watts 15 watts inductive 65 watt 25 watt 65 watts
Max. power for Samsung smartphones 45 watts 15 watt inductive 45 watt 25 watt 45 watts
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We recommend two original Samsung chargers, one for wired and inductive charging each. In addition, there are three alternatives from third-party manufacturers, which we consider to be highly recommended.

Here's what you need to look for when buying smartphone chargers

There is a huge number of different chargers in the market, both from Samsung and from countless third-party manufacturers. For the most part, smartphone manufacturers ask that you always use original chargers. This is due to the specific charging power, but it is also supposed to increase safety as you can never tell what kind of quality third-party manufacturers churn out. We would like to shed more light on this.

Fast charging standards supported by Samsung smartphones

Samsung is not among the best smartphone manufacturers in terms of fast charging, just like Apple and Google. When it comes to charging a smartphone very quickly, Chinese brands like Xiaomi and Realme do much better with charging powers of up to 160 W or more. Unfortunately, these manufacturers rely on proprietary standards, so you need the right charger with the right cable to take advantage of them.

Samsung also doesn't offer the highest power ratings, but has the advantage of using the latest universal standards. So, to charge your Galaxy S22 Ultra at its maximum power, you don't have to have the official Samsung charger because any charger with enough power and compatible with USB PD 3.0 will do.

If you want to learn more about these different standards and how fast charging works, I would highly recommend our article about fast charging standards. There, we also explain the USB standard known as "Power Delivery", which can deliver up to 100 watts via USB-C.

How fast can I charge my Samsung smartphone?

We mentioned it earlier: The S22+ and S22 Ultra charge at speeds of up to 45 watts, assuming it uses a compatible charging adapter. If you decide on the base S22 model, 25 watts is the maximum, just like in its three predecessors from 2021. Interestingly, older models like the Galaxy Note 10+ or the Galaxy S20 Ultra already supported fast charging at 45 watts.

In practice, this speed was mostly not achieved (rather, it was around 30 W). The new models also seem to suffer from the fact that 45 watts is just theoretically possible. The following list of the most important Samsung smartphones at the moment shows the maximum charging speed according to Samsung and which standards are supported.

  Capacity Charging technology
Galaxy S22 Ultra 5,000 mAh Fast Charging 45 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA Wireless Charging 15 W
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5 W
Galaxy S22+ 4,500 mAh Fast Charging 45 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA Wireless Charging 15 W
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5 W
Galaxy S22 3,700 mAh Fast Charging 25 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA Wireless Charging 15 W
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5 W
Galaxy S21 Ultra 5,000 mAh Fast Charging 25 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA Wireless Charging 15 W
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5 W
Galaxy S21+ 4,800 mAh Fast Charging 25 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA Wireless Charging 15 W
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5 W
Galaxy S21 4,000 mAh Fast Charging 25 W
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Fast Qi/PMA Wireless Charging 15 W
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5 W
Galaxy S21 FE 4,500 mAh Fast Charging 25 W
Fast Wireless Charging 15 W
Reverse Wireless Charging
USB Power Delivery 3.0
Galaxy Z Fold 3 4,400 mAh Fast Charging 25 W
Fast Wireless Charging 11W
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5 W
Galaxy Z Flip 3 3,300 mAh Fast Charging 15W
Fast Wireless Charging 10W
Reverse Wireless Charging 4.5 W
Galaxy A52s 4,500 mAh Fast Charging 25 W
Galaxy A72 5,000 mAh Fast Charging 25 W

Best charger from Samsung: Samsung Quick Charger 45 W

This is the charger that should have been in the box when you bring home one of Samsung's expensive flagships home. It charges at up to 45 watts for the new models and up to 25 watts for older devices like the Galaxy Note 10. For about $49, you can also charge your new Samsung smartphone quickly and safely, while the USB Type-C cable is also included in the box.

Samsung Charger 45W
Simple, black, fast - Samsung's 45-watt charger / © Samsung

The best wireless charger from Samsung: 15W Fast Wireless Duo Charger

For wireless charging, most of the other alternatives charge at a maximum of 9 watts, but this linked model below offers a faster 15W output. In this case, you also have an additional surface area so that you can charge your Galaxy Watch in addition to your smartphone. Of course, you have to be aware that this takes more time compared to wired solutions.

15W Fast Wireless Duo Charger
Samsung's fast wireless duo charger is very convenient for charging two devices at the same time. / © Samsung

Best alternative from Anker: Anker PowerPort III

With a maximum of 65 watts, you can certainly charge fast with this bad boy. The maximum output does not apply to Samsung smartphones, of course, which can take in a maximum of 45 watts only. PPS is supported in this highly recommended charger from Anker, and you can also charge compatible notebooks with it. It is just a pity that the USB cable is not included in the box with an asking price of just $40. You will have to buy it separately.

Anker PowerPort III
This charger from Anker also charges your laptops. / © Anker

Best compact charger: Spigen Arcstation Super Mini

Sometimes, size does matter. If you want to have a charger with you at all times when you're on the go, it helps if the accessory has the smallest possible dimensions. Spigen, which we know from particularly great phone cases for the Galaxy S22 Ultra, has a particularly compact model on offer.

Spigen Arcstation Super Mini
This charging adapter from Spigen is extremely compact. / © Spigen

PPS is also supported here, but with a maximum charging power of 25 watts. You can see how much smaller the charger is in the picture above. This means you have the choice of whether you want to buy the smallest possible charger at the cost of a lower charging speed. Retailing for just $19.99, the cable is also not included.

Best car charger: Baseus Car Charger

Finally, we have a charger for you who are always out and about which also charges your Samsung smartphone quickly in the car. Up to 65 watts charging speed is possible with the charging solution from Baseus, which also supports Quick Charge 3 and 4 in addition to Power Delivery. The fun extends to dual charging capability, where it currently costs just $23.99 on Amazon.

Baseus Car Charger
Fast charging on the road, too! / © Baseus

With this selection, you should be able to ensure that you get your Samsung smartphone charged in the best possible way regardless of where you are. Which chargers have you had a particularly good experience with? Feel free to write to us about it in the comments.

We've updated this article in March 2023 while preserving existing comments.

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Carsten Drees

Carsten Drees
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I started blogging in 2008 and have written for Mobilegeeks, Stadt Bremerhaven, Basic Thinking and Dr. Windows. I've been at NextPit since 2021, where I also discovered my passion for podcasts. I have been particularly interested in Android phones for many years now, and would like to get involved with the highly exciting smart home market. LEt's see, did I miss anything else? Oh yes, I love Depeche Mode and suffer with Schalke 04.

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  • storm Mar 2, 2022 Link to comment

    All praise the open standard and participation by OEMs.

    Compliance is great for me as a user.

    Now, multiport chargers please. Phone, tablet, e-reader, ear buds need daily juice on trip.

    • Rubens Eishima
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      Mar 2, 2022 Link to comment

      I use a multiport Anker charger similar to this one: (affiliated link)

      Which basically works for all my gear (laptop, mobiles, camera, headphone...)

      It basically retired the original notebook charger brick that came with it.

      [edit] of course it helps I don't have gadgets that rely on proprietary chargers...

      • storm Mar 2, 2022 Link to comment

        I'm currently using a 4 port ravpower with PD and QC for the last year on the road. I use mostly short cables, a foot or less, to limit bulk and mess on the go. I keep one longer cable (2m) for flexibility.

        At home I use an older 5 port unit with no label to remind me what it is. I ended up bundling my cables at home with zip ties to control tangling. I'm leaving the last foot or so unbundled to reach the different devices.

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