Best Chargers for Samsung Galaxy S8

Even the latest of portable technologies are always going to require recharging and with Samsung having released their newest phone yet, the Galaxy S8, you’re going to want the best chargers for your S8. That said there are two main things to know about this smartphone, and that would be the pretty large battery capacity the two versions of the S8 have.

The regular 5.8” Galaxy S8 phone has a battery capacity of 3,000mAh and the other one (Galaxy S8+) has a larger battery which measures at 3,500mAh. It’s with these large batteries that are going to make charging quite difficult if you don’t know what chargers to use for your Galaxy S8. Which is why we at Charger Harbor have compiled the best chargers for you to use with your Galaxy S8 and S8+ smartphone.

This guide includes products such as portable chargers, car chargers, and USB wall chargers that offer the best charging tech; so you’re able to charge your Galaxy S8 as fast as possible no matter what charging electronic you’re using.

Most Useful Portable chargers for a Galaxy S8

RAVPower 20100 Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

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Starting it off with this RAVPower 20,100mAh power bank may seem quite abrupt with such a high power capacity, but you’re going to need it. Even though you won’t be getting the full 20,100mAh of power capacity, it’s going to provide lots of power to an S8. As just a regular S8 is able to charge to its full power about 5 times and Galaxy S8+ can charge to full power about 4 times. The longevity with this power bank is simply amazing.

The charging experience is going to be great with an S8 too. As there are 3 Output ports to use. There’s the standard iSmart USB that has a charging speed of 2.4A, but the port that you’re going to want to use is the Quick Charge 3.0 USB port. One thing to know is that the Galaxy S8 is compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 but it can still be used with Quick Charge 3.0 technologies and charge at QC 2.0 speeds. This RAVPower portable charger also has a third Output which is the Type-C port that can be used with a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge an S8 as well.

Even the recharging of this power bank goes well with a Galaxy S8 because it has two main Input ports. It uses a Micro-USB port for a 5V/2.0A recharge speed. Then Type-C port can also be used as an Input port for recharging the power bank, and it has a recharging speed of 5V//3.0A. As a result, you can go from charging your S8, to recharging this power bank. Just one thing to know is that you should use a Quick Charge 2.0 or 3.0 USB wall charger for recharging this power bank. As it will recharge it the fastest.

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Specs of the RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,100mAh            Real Capacity: 17,100mAh
  • Output:  iSmart Port: 5V/2.4AQuick Charge port: 5V/2.4A, 6.5V-9V/1.5A, and 9V-12V/1.2A

USB-C: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input      5V/3.0A Via USB-C Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 13 Ounces

Anker PowerCore 10000

We’re getting to point where power banks that have higher power capacities no longer have to be too large. That is definitely the case with this Anker PowerCore 1000 with Quick Charge 3.0. As it has a 10,000mAh power capacity. This charger is really small as it only has a length of 3.4 inches, a width of 2.4 inches and a thickness of just 0.9 inches. That compact size of a portable charger is able to charge a Galaxy S8 to its full power about two times.

Some may find it to be a flaw but the use of just a single USB port is actually really good with this power bank. As the port use Quick Charge 3.0 and since you’re also charging a single device, the entirety of the power capacity is just focused on a single spot. You get all of these powerful charging features and the power bank can still fit into your pocket.

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Specs of the Anker PowerCore 10,000 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,000mAh             Real Capacity: 8,000mAh
  • Output:   Max Output: 5V/2.4A
  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.6 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 6.4 Ounces

Anker PowerCore 26,800+

 

The last power bank that I have to mention has even a higher power capacity than the first one on this list. This is the Anker PowerCore 26,800+ portable charger has a 26,800mAh power capacity, although, you probably already figured that one out. It’s with this power capacity that it’s able to charge a Galaxy S8 to full power 7 times. You can practically rely on this power bank for a good 7 days (a week) and not have to recharge it. Perfect for long-term use in the event of a road trip.

It also has 3 USB port. Two of the USB ports features PoweriQ with a charging speed of 2.4A. The USB that you’re going to want to use your Galaxy S8 with is going to be the Green Quick Charge 3.0 port as it’s going to give you a max charging speed. The Micro-USB Input of this power bank also uses Quick Charge and when you use a Quick Charge USB wall charger to recharge this PowerCore+ 26800 then it’s able to recharge to full power within just 10 hours.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:         Advertised Capacity: 26,800mAh               Real Capacity: 24,400mAh
  • Output:     Per Port – 5V/3.0A            Max Output – 6A
  • Input: 5V/2.0A Per Micro USB Input            4A Total if both Micro-USB Inputs are used
  • LED Power Indicators: Four-LED status system
  • Size: 7.1 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.1 pounds
  • 18-month warranty

Best USB wall chargers for a Galaxy S8

USB wall chargers are the basis of charging because we can just plug them into an AC Outlet and begin charging. Another reason that USB chargers are great is that they’re used to recharge portable chargers, as well as power Wireless Chargers too.

Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 USB Wall charger

If you want the most objective type of charging experience when it comes to wall chargers then we highly suggest this Aukey Turbo charger. That’s because it has two USB ports that both feature Quick Charge 2.0. As a result, you’re able to charge a Galaxy S8 at its fastest charging speed using either of the ports.

Another reason to get this Aukey Turbo charger is that you’re going to be able to charge power bank that you use with your Galaxy S8 at its fastest recharging speed. As you saw with the portable charger in this list, some of the portable chargers recharge their fastest when they’re using a Quick Charge USB wall charger. If you want to stay on a really plain side then we highly suggest a Single USB port Wall Charger. As it only has a single USB port.

Specs of the Aukey Quick Charge 2.0 USB Wall Charger:

  • Output:     Possible Per Port – 5V 2A | 9V 1.67A | 12V 1.25A
  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: Yes
  • LED Power Indicator: No
  • Size: 2.4 × 2.5 × 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 4 Ounces

Anker PowerPort+6 Ports

There are of course USB charging stations that are basically like USB wall chargers, except they use a power cord because they’re larger as they use lots of USB ports. The above PowerPort+ 6 is what a charging station looks like. It’s a really good solution for charging an S8 because you have the single Quick Charge port at the top for charging your S8 and all the other 5 ports can be used to charge standard chargeable devices.

The other 5 USB ports feature PoweriQ charging tech and they’re able to deliver a 5V/2.4A charging speed; Which is a really fast speed for Non-compatible Quick Charge devices.

Read Review for Anker PowerPort+ 6 with Quick Charge 3.0

Specs of the Anker PowerPort+ 6 with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Output:     Possible Per Port – 5V/3.0A       Max Output – 8A
  • Input:
  • Quick Charge: Somewhat. The Wall Charger is able to deliver speed of 5V/3.0 but the Voltage does not match Quick Charge rates
  • LED Power Indicator: No
  • Size: 3.6 x 2.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 7 ounces

Anker PowerPort 2

 

Last of the best USB wall chargers for the Galaxy S8 is this PowerPort 2. Anker has two types of PowerPort 2 USB wall chargers. With standard PowerPort 2 featuring two PoweriQ USB ports and then there’s the version that you see above. The above has one of its ports using Quick Charge 2.0 and the other USB port features PoweriQ. It’s the perfect combination if you’re just looking for a port dedicated to your Galaxy S8 and another port for charging another device.

That said, it’s important to realize that Quick Charge USB ports are capable of delivering the same charging speeds as standard USB ports. It’s just that using a Quick Charge compatible device with a Quick Charge USB port is going to provide the faster charging speeds for that certain device. Which in this case is the Galaxy S8.

Read Review for Anker PowerPort 2

Specs of the Anker PowerPort 2:

  • Ports: 2
  • Quick Charge: No
  • Output: 2.4A Per Port
  • Protective Technology: Yes
  • Size: 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.6 ounces

Best Car Chargers for an S8

Tronsmart with Quick Charge 3.0 USB port and Built-in USB-C Cable

One of the best types of charging electronics are ones that have cables that are built right into them. When you put it into perspective, every charging electronics that you use needs charging cables. That is why this Tronsmart car charger is best to use with a Galaxy S8, as it has a built-in USB-C cable that will always be ready to use.

This car charger also uses a Quick Charge 3.0 USB port that you can use with the Galaxy S8. As a result, you can potentially use this car charger to charge two Galaxy S8 phones at their max charging speeds. Just remember to get a USB-C to USB-A charging cable to use with the USB port.

Specs of the Tronsmart Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0 and USB-C Built-in Cable:

  • # Of Ports: 2
  • Output:

Built-in USB-C Cable: 5V/3.0A

Quick Charge USB-Port: 3.6-6.5V/3A | 6.5-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.76 x 0.94 x 1.26 inches
  • Weight: 0.88 Ounces

Anker PowerDrive Speed 2

If you don’t want a cable that’s built-in then there’s always the option to use car chargers that have multiple free USB ports. Such as this PowerDrive Speed 2 that has two Quick Charge 3.0 USB ports that can be used to charge a Galaxy S8 at its max charging speed. Each of the ports can also be used as standard ports that can charge standard devices at their max speeds.

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Specs of the Anker PowerDrive Speed 2 Car Charger:

  • # Of Ports: 2
  • Output: Quick Charge 3.0 – 2.0: 5-9-12V/3.0A    5V/2.4A     9V/1.5A

Standard PowerIQ: 5V/2.4A

  • LED Power Indicators: Each Port has a Low Blue Light
  • Size: 2.6 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 1.8 ounces
  • 18-month warranty
  • Comes with Welcome Guide

Wireless chargers for Galaxy S8

Anker Fast Wireless Charger with USB-C

Wireless chargers aren’t really the most used type of charging electronic as you usually have to place your phone onto a flawed surface. That said, they’re very useful chargers if you just want to place your phone down and have it charge.

What makes this Anker Wireless charger very useful for Galaxy S8 is that it uses a USB-C charging cable to be powered; which is the same cable that an S8 uses for charging. As a result, you can just use the charging cable that you use with your other chargers to power this Wireless charger. That will result in the wireless charger being easier to use when you want to use it.

The charging speed of this Wireless charger is what the optimal level of Wireless chargers have to offer which is 5V/2.0A. However, it’s very important to know that in order to get the fastest Wireless charging speed with this Wireless charger, you must use a Quick Charge 3.0 USB wall charger to power it. Just take a look at the above USB wall chargers that we recommended above to know more about which ones are the best.

Specs of the Anker Fast Wireless Charger with USB-C:

  • Output: 5V/2.0A
  • Input: Quick Charge USB Wall Charger
  • LED Power Indicator: Blue LED Indicator Light
  • Size: 3.58 x 3.58 x 0.53 inches
  • Weight: 3.4 ounces

Seneo Wireless Charger

There’s also another style of Wireless chargers and that would be ones that are like stands for a smartphone. This Seneo Wireless charger enables you to wirelessly charge a Galaxy S8 and still use it. The best part of this wireless charger is that it uses two charging coils which means that you can place your Galaxy S8 Vertically or horizontally for charging it.

Also, this charger has the same speed of the Anker Wireless charger above which is 5V/2.0A. In order achieve this charging speed, you must use a Quick Charge USB wall charger for it to give that 2 Amp speed.

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Specs of the Seneo Fast Wireless Charger:

  • Output: 5V/2.0A
  • Input: Quick Charge USB Wall Charger
  • LED Power Indicator: Blue and Green LED Indicator Lights
  • Size: 4.7 x 3 x 2.7 inches
  • Weight: 4.5 ounces
  • Comes with a Micro-USB Cable

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