The Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 3 is here, bringing the improvements we expected when the first generation version was released. This time, the Z Fold 3 brings a smaller battery of 4,400mAh, which is surprising, but this may be due to better battery management, so the phone doesn’t need a larger battery. The Z Fold 3, featuring the latest Snapdragon 888 processor and a whopping 12GB RAM, doesn’t hold back. On top of that, you get a fully IP68 water-resistant phone with a Super AMOLED display that can have a refresh rate of 120Hz.
With all these powerful specs, you get the folding ability and a huge screen that practically makes this phone into a tablet. Thankfully, the Galaxy Z Fold 3 does feature 25W Programmable Power Supply (PPS) fast charging. However, only a select few chargers feature this fast charging tech. If you can’t get your hands on a PPS charger, then we recommend aiming for a standard 18W Power Delivery charger because it’s the next fastest charge rate that you can get. This guide covers chargers you can purchase to get your Galaxy Z Fold charged up ASAP.
VOLTME 35W Dual USB-C Charger
I want to recommend this VOLTME 35W charger; you can use the total 35W of Power Delivery when charging a single device. I recommend charging your Galaxy Z Fold 3 alone if you want the fastest charging speed; if you’re charging two devices from this charger simultaneously, each port outputs 18W. An 18W charging speed is not bad; it can still fast charge your Z Fold 3, just not at max speed.
The power allocation of having more charging power when charging a single device is also great for laptops that can charge with a 35W charge rate.
|VOLTME 35W Dual USB-C PD Charger Specs|
|Single Port Charging||35W|
|Dual Port Charging||18W|
|Size||1.8 x 1.8 x 1.1 inches|
AOHI MagCube 30W USB-C Mini Charger
The AOHI MagCube is one of the simplest chargers I’ve ever reviewed. Firstly, the charger is tiny, with dimensions of only 1 inch all-around, and it has a single USB-C port with a 30W Power Delivery output. So you can rely on the charger for fast charging your Z Fold 3; it can also be used to charge some other USB-C chargeable devices when you’re not charging your Fold 3.
A unique design feature of the AOHI Magcube is its power light at the front that changes color depending on the charging status.
|AOHI 30W GaN+ Mini Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3A | 9V/2.22A | 9V/2.77A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A | 3.3/11V/3A|
|Size||1.1 x 1.1 x 1.26 inches|
Baseus 65W 3 Port USB-C Charger
If you want to charge your Z Fold 3 while also being able to charge a laptop and possibly another device, there’s this Basues 65W charger. The charger has a 65W max output that can fully be used if you’re charging from either USB-C 1 or USB-C 2 alone; the main reason to get this charger is that it has a 45W output from USB-C 1 and an 18W output from USB-C 2 when charging two devices at the same time.
A 45W charge rate from USB-C 1 will allow you to charge most laptops, and the USB-C 2 will be able to fast charge your Z Fold 3. Charging three devices simultaneously lowers charging speed even more by having the USB-C 1 port still outputting 45W, while the USB-C and the USB-A ports share a 15W output.
|Baseus 65W GaN 3-Port Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 1||3.3-11V/3A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 2||3.3-11V/2.7A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||2.9 x 1.4 x 1.2 inches|
UGREEN 100W 4 Port Desktop Charger
One of the most all-around chargers I’ve reviewed is this UGREEN 4 port desktop charger; the charger has a 100W max output, yes, more than enough charging power for the Galaxy Z Fold 3, but what matters here is the multi-port charging. When charging three devices simultaneously, you can use USB-C 1 and C-2 to charge larger devices requiring more power while fast charging your Z Fold 3 from USB-C 3.
Charging four devices does split up the power even more, so I recommend charging your Galaxy Z Fold 3 from the USB-C 2 port, as the USB-C 3 and the USB-A port will be outputting 10.5W.
|UGREEN 100W Nexode Power Delivery Desktop Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2 Output||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/3.0A | 15V/3.0A | 20V/5.0A | 3.3-21V/5.0A (100W Max)|
|USB-C 3 Output||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.5A | 12V/1.87A | 3.3-5.9V/3.0A | 3.3-11V/2.0A (22.5W)|
|USB-A Output||5V?3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 10V/2.25A | 12V/1.5A (22.5W)|
|Total Power Output||100W|
|Size||3.3 × 3.3 × 1.5 inches|
Unitek 140W GaN 3 Port Charger
If you’re searching for the only charger you’ll ever need for a while, then you may want to consider this Unitek 140W charger. The Unitek charger has a 140W max output, and you can use the total 140W if you’re charging a single device at a time from USB-C 1 or USB-C 2, then you’re able to use the full 140W of Power Delivery when charging a single device at a time.
Yes, there is a ton of charging power coming from this charger, but what matters most is that you can still fast charge your Galaxy Z Fold 3 from the USB-C 2 because it has a 45W; at the same time, the USB-C 1 port will be outputting 65W, this will allow you to fast charge your Z Fold while also being able to fast charge a laptop and fast charge another device from the USB-A port that is outputting 18W.
|Unitek 140W GaN 3 Port Fast Wall Charger Specs|
|Single Port Charging||USB-C 1: 140W |
USB-C 2: 140W
|USB-C 1 + USB-C 2||65W + 65W|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2 + USB-A||100W + 18W|
|USB-C 1 + USB-C 2 + USB-A||65W + 45W + 18W|
|Size||4 x 3 x 1.2 inches|
VOLTME 100W 3 Port Charger
This VOLTME 100W charger is also a solid option for fast charging your Z Fold, but you do have to pay attention to the power allocation. The charger’s 100W PD output can be fully used if you charge a single device from USB-C 1 or USB-C 2. You can still fast charge your Z Fold 3 if you’re charging from the USB-C 1 and C-2 port simultaneously, giving you a 65W and 30W power split.
That said, charging from all three ports simultaneously causes the USB-C 1 and the USB-A port to output 12W, while the USB-C 1 port outputs 65W.
|VOLTME 100W 3 port GaN III Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2||5V 3A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 15V 3A / 20V 5A (PPS:3.3-21V/3A）(100W)|
|USB-A||4.5V 5A / 5V 4.5A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 20V 3A|
|Input||100~240Vac 50/60Hz 2.3A Max|
|Size||2.5 x 2.6 x 1.3 inches|
Baseus 65W USB-C Car Charger
A car charger is necessary to fast charge or charge your Galaxy Z Fold 3 while driving, which can be helpful when using navigation apps. This Baseus car charger can fast charge the Galaxy Z Fold 3 whether you’re charging one or two devices; the charger has a 65W USB-C PD output during single port charging and a 45W PD output during dual port charging—the USB-A port outputs 18W for charging an additional device.
|Baseus 65W Dual USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Output||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-A Output||4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|Dual Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W |
USB-A Port: 18W
Max Output: 63W
|Size||5.24 x 2.91 x 1.57 inches|
Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank
Moving onto a portable charger, using a power bank may be one of the best ways to charge your Galaxy Z Fold 3. This Baseus power bank has a 20,000mAh power capacity, a 65W USB-C Power Delivery output, and two USB-A Quick Charge ports.
First, a 20,000mAh power capacity is enough to charge a Galaxy Z Fold 3 to full power about three times; however, depending on if you’re using your Z Fold 3 while you’re charging, it does vary the number of times you’re able to get it to full power.
The USB-C Power Delivery port has a 65W output if you only charge a single device from this power bank. Charging multiple devices simultaneously does lower the charging speed of the power bank, as charging from the USB-C PD port and the USB-A port does make the Power Delivery port output 45W.
Charging three devices simultaneously makes the total output 30W, so there is no fast charging when charging three devices. Overall, it’s a useful power bank for charging a laptop and fast charging your Z Fold 3 simultaneously or alone and having enough power capacity for a few days. This Baseus power bank does not use PPS, and most don’t feature it.
|Baseus 20,000mAh 65W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|Single Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 65W |
USB-A Port: 30W
USB-A Port: 30W
|Two Port Charging||USB-C PD Port: 45W |
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
|Three Port Charging||30W Shared|
|Input||60W via PD Port |
18W via Micro-USB input port
|Size||6.06 x 2.55 x 1.06 inches|
Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
Car charging is a must if you depend on navigation a lot, and generally, if you’re low on power and headed somewhere that you need to use your smartphone, then having a fast-charging car charger is a good idea.
This Nekteck Power Delivery car charger is powerful with a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port. In our review of this car charger, we used it to charge a Lenovo laptop, which could charge at about 30W, the laptop’s max charging speed. Of course, you can also use this car charger to charge your Galaxy Z Fold. There is also a USB-A port with a 12W output, and since the car charger has a 57W max output, you can use both ports simultaneously without losing charging power from the Power Delivery port.
Another reason this car charger is a great choice is because it comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable. Not many car chargers come with a cable.
|Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A (45W)|
|Size||2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches|