In this guide we’ll explain the benefits of getting a fast charger for your new Galaxy Note 8 and share a list of the best options available. Not all wall chargers are equal, and getting the right one will make a big difference in terms of how fast the Galaxy Note 8 recharges.
Like most recent phones, the Galaxy Note 8 has a feature called Fast Charging technology. This enables it to recharge at an extremely fast pace, and do it safely. Old wall plugs won’t work right and will take over 2 hours to recharge your phone.
Samsung provides one fast charger in the box, but you’ll want more than one. There are multiple brands that offer “fast chargers” and we recommend one from the reputable brands in our list below. Some cost as little as $9.99, while others from Samsung cost more but ensure the safest charging levels. Below we’ll also explain how quick chargers work.
How Quick Charge Technology Works (or Fast Charging)
A technology called “Qualcomm Quick Charge” was announced a few years ago, and allows smartphones to recharge faster than ever before. Samsung’s phones use that same technology, or something nearly identical. Rather than taking 3 hours to recharge, it only takes about 80-100 minutes. Additionally, the Note 8 can go from 0-50% in 20 minutes. With the right charger, of course.
When the battery is below 10%, it charges at an incredibly fast rate and gets nearly 50% battery capacity in under 25 minutes. Instead of being tethered to a wall, use your phone all night or at work without worry. Fast charging will slow to a safer level after 50% capacity to preserve the life of the battery cells. Basically, it knows when to slow down so your battery lasts for years, not months. Unlike some of those iPhone friends of yours that have phones that only last 3-4 hours a charge. That’s because the battery degrades over time.
Below is a preview of how it works on an old Motorola phone, which works nearly identical to Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging on the Galaxy Note 8.
The phone with a fast charger received over 50% battery life in the same amount of time the other only received 22% battery life. That’s a big difference you will notice each and every day. This requires a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 certified wall charger, or Samsung’s certified “adaptive fast charger” that comes in the box with each Note 8.
Best Fast Chargers for the Galaxy Note 8
Old spare chargers or something bought from a gas station likely won’t offer these speeds. The best way to check is to look for the “fast charging” notification on the bottom of the screen during the recharge process. If you see that, the charger is compatible with this newer technology.
So here’s the problem, only one of these chargers comes in the box with the Note 8. Now that you know how fast and convenient this is, you probably want more. Choose some from our list below and get a fast charger for every room in the house, or for your desk at work.