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After extensive leaks, Galaxy S21 owners discovered what had long been rumored: Samsung has stopped including a charger in the box with its super-premium smartphones. While that does mean you may have to shell out some extra cash if you want to get the fastest charging speeds possible, it doesn’t mean you have to shell out a lot of it — or that you have to be stuck with Samsung’s rather limited official options. We’ve rounded up the best supported super fast chargers (>20W) for Samsung’s new smartphones, from the simple and affordable to the decidedly-multiport-overkill; there should be a charger here for every S21.
First off, keep in mind that there are countless options to choose from, but we don’t want to overwhelm you here. That’s why we picked a small selection of tried and tested products that cover different use cases. We’ll also point you to the official chargers Samsung sells because of the store credit you might have received by pre-ordering the phone. Using the products Samsung offers also ensures the highest possible charging speeds.
Compact and lightweight
Aukey Omnia Mini 20W Fast Charger
The Aukey Omni Mini 20W is one of the most compact options you can get to charge your new phone at 1.13 x 1.13 x 1.20 inches. Thanks to its ultra-small encasing it can fit crammed outlets, and you won’t have trouble stowing it away in a small bag when you head out.
You can get the Aukey Omnia Mini on Amazon for $15.
Anker PowerPort Atom PD1 30W
The Anker PowerPort Atom is more than a tad bigger than the Aukey Omnia Mini at 2.17 x 1.38 x 1.61 inches, but it supports charging speeds of up to 30W and is thus more versatile and even compatible with smaller, less power-hungry laptops and tablets.
The Anker PowerPort is available on Amazon for $30.
Good for laptops and tablets, too
Aukey Omnia 65W
Many modern laptops charge via USB-C just like phones these days. As long as you don’t have a machine like the 16-inch MacBook Pro that requires 96W, the Aukey Omnia 65W is a great choice if you’re looking for a multi-purpose brick. It’s not as compact as the 30W Anker charger mentioned earlier, but it’s still pretty compact thanks to its reliance on GaN transistors. And once we all can travel again, you can simply throw it in your bag and know that it can charge most if not all of your USB-C devices without hiccups. We can also confirm that it’s fully within the PDO specs.
Nekteck 60W USB-C Charger
The Nekteck 60W charger is compatible with almost any device that charges via USB-C, just like the Aukey Omnia. But it’s smaller than the Omnia because it only has one USB-C port. That might be a factor reducing the price, too — it’s cheaper than a lot of competing products. A USB-C to USB-C cable is included in the box.
You can buy the Nektech charger on Amazon for $28.
Big, fast, and versatile
HyperJuice 100W USB-C Charger
The HyperJuice 100W is the charger that’s likely compatible with all of your devices, even something as hungry for watts as the MacBook Pro 16-inch. Its two USB-C ports both support up to 100W charging (shared), and the two USB-A connectors can go up to 18W. Thanks to GaN technology, the charger is a lot less unwieldy compared to other 100W chargers.
Zendure SuperPort 4 100W
If you’re looking for a solution that can permanently live on your desktop, the Zendure SuperPort4 100W might be for you. It might be a little long in the tooth already, but it’s one of the more compact charging stations around. The Zendure has two USB-C ports and two regular USB-A ports. Depending on your setup, you can use it to charge your laptop, your tablet, and your new S21 all at once. Just keep in mind that the advertised 100W is shared between the two USB-C ports, so you might not be able to charge two laptops at full speed simultaneously, if that’s even a realistic scenario.
Like the HyperJuice, this charger is almost prohibitively expensive at $100 on Amazon, but it will certainly make charging the S21 and all other devices on your desk less of a hassle.
Samsung’s first-party chargers
Of course, Samsung also sells chargers of its own, and depending on when and where you buy the S21, you might be eligible for a discount or Samsung store credit. If you don’t want to spend too much additional money or if you’d like to stick with the brand, the Samsung chargers are the way to go.
Samsung 25W Super Fast Wall Charger
The 25W Super Fast Wall Charger is easily pocketable and comes with a USB-C plug. It’s compatible with Samsung’s Super Fast Charging (SFC) technology built on Power Delivery 3.0, ensuring that the S21 reaches max speed while charging.
You can buy the charger on Samsung.com for $19.99.
Samsung 45W USB-C Fast Charger
Samsung also offers a charger that works with more power-hungry devices. Its 45W charger should be good for tablets and some smaller laptops in addition to your new S21, and it even includes a cable.
These are just a few chargers to help you separate the wheat from the chaff — there are many other great options, and we haven’t even touched upon wireless charging here. If you’re interested in that, you might want to look at options like the Anker PowerWave 15 or the PowerWave 7.5, though at this point, we can’t confirm which charging speeds the S21 series will reach with these. Samsung’s Duo Pad wireless charger is also a neat option if you have accessories like the Galaxy Buds or a Galaxy Watch, and the Samsung Single Pad is guaranteed to reach 9W.