How do you choose the right wireless charger for your Samsung smartphone?
Choose a wireless charger for your Samsung smartphone
Wireless chargers are very similar from the outside, but there are still big differences under the hood. So when choosing a wireless charger for your Samsung phone, ask yourself the following:
- Which Samsung smartphones can charge wirelessly?
- Which wireless chargers are suitable for Samsung?
- Which wireless chargers charge the fastest?
- How do you charge accessories wirelessly?
Which Samsung smartphones can charge wirelessly?
Since the Samsung S6, all phones from the Galaxy S and Galaxy Note series can be charged wirelessly. There is no difference between charging your S20 wirelessly and charging your S9 wirelessly, for example. But the S series and the Note series are slightly different since the S10/Note 10, because they support reverse wireless charging. This means that those smartphones can also charge other devices wirelessly. This is done at low speed and is especially suitable for accessories, like the Galaxy Buds.
Which wireless chargers are suitable for Samsung?
You don't necessarily need a Samsung charger to wirelessly charge your Samsung smartphones. Any QI certified charger is fine. Your Samsung smartphone will charge at least at the standard speed in that case. Do you want to fast charge your smartphone wirelessly? In that case, you do need a specific type of charger.
Which wireless chargers charge the fastest?
Each wireless charger charges your smartphone at standard speed. This is just as fast as a more affordable wired charger. Some wireless chargers are up to twice as fast. A special charging profile is required for this. This isn't standard in every charger. Carefully check whether the charger supports fast wireless charging for Samsung. The S20 and Note 10 and 20 series are a different story, they support extra fast charging at 15 watts. Always choose the 15-watt charger from Samsung for those devices.
How do you charge your accessories wirelessly?
You can easily charge your Galaxy Buds wirelessly with a standard wireless charger. Do you also want to charge your Galaxy Watch wirelessly? Choose a wireless charger with a special smartwatch holder. With a normal charger, the chances are that your charger can't pair with your smartwatch. A number of chargers have space to charge multiple devices at the same time. Very useful, just place your earbuds and smartphone on the charger at night and they're both charged in the morning.