It’s another year, and it’s time for the new Samsung Galaxy S20, S20+, and S20 Ultra. They all bring the latest and the best that smartphone tech has to offer. Here at the Charger Harbor, we’re most interested to see the battery capacity that these phones have and what fast charging they feature.
Well, Samsung did not disappoint this year. Galaxy S20 has a 4,000mAh battery, the S20+ has a larger battery of 4,500mAh, and to top it all off, The S20 Ultra has the largest battery of 5,000mAh. The S20 Ultra has a huge battery, and now we’re entering the point where 5,000mAh batteries will be normal.
That said, the larger batteries are not without reason. Each of these phones holds the latest Snapdragon 865 processor, with 12GB of RAM being normal for the S20 and S20+, while the S20 Ultra has the option to choose between 12GB and an even larger 16GB of RAM. Stack that with a Quad HD display and a screen that can do a 120Hz refresh rate, and you’ve got one smartphone powerhouse.
So that brings us to the charging. Each of these S20 phones comes with a 25W Power Delivery fast charger; they are also compatible to be used with a 45W PD charger.
UGREEN Nexode 45W 2 Port Charger
The first charger I want to recommend is this UGREEN Nexode 45W charger. The charger has a max 45W output when charging a single device. 45W of super-fast charging is available for the Galaxy S20 Ultra, while 25W is available for the S20 and the S20 Plus when charging your phone alone. 45W of general Power Delivery can also be useful for fast charging certain USB-C laptops.
In my testing for this charger, I could super fast charge a base S20 when charging it alone; I could also charge my Lenovo laptop when charging it alone from this UGREEN charger.
When charging two devices, this UGREEN charger has a 25W and 20W power split; this makes it possible to at least fast charge (18W) your Galaxy S20 and fast charge another phone. However, PPS super fast charging is lost when charging two devices, which is the case with nearly any charger on the market.
|UGREEN Nexode 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 | USB-C 2||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A, 45W Max. PPS: 3.3-11V/4.05A|
|Dual USB-C Charging||Dual Ports - C1+C2：PD25W+PD20W/ PD20W+PD25W|
|Input||100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 1.2A Max|
|Size||1.56 x 1.56 x1.94 inches|
VOLTME 65W 3 Port Charger
A higher-powered charger can be useful for most USB-C charging needs is this VOLTME 65W charger. You can use 65W of Power Delivery when charging a single device from USB-C 1 or 2. 45W of PPS super fast charging is available from USB-C 1 and USB-C 2, but only when charging a single device simultaneously.
18W fast charging is available from the USB-C 2 port when charging two devices simultaneously from the two USB-C ports; the USB-C 1 port will output 45W, letting you charge most USB-C laptops while fast charging your Galaxy S20.
That said, when charging three devices simultaneously, the C-1 port will output 45W, while the USB-C 2 and the USB-A port will share a 15W output.
|VOLTME 65W 3 Port GaN Power Delivery Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 / USB-C 2||3.3-21V 3A (PPS) / 5V 3A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 15V 3A / 20V 3.25A|
|USB-A||4.5V 5A / 5V 4.5A / 9V 3A / 12V 3A / 20V 1.8A|
|Input||100~240Vac 50/60Hz 1.5A Max|
|Size||2.3 x 2.1 x 1.2 inches|
Unitek 100W 4 Port Charger
A 100W Power Delivery charger is unnecessary when charging your Galaxy S20. However, when it comes to muli-device charging, you may still want to fast charge your S20 while charging your laptop, tablet, and other devices.
You can 45W super fast charge a Galaxy S20 Ultra from either the USB-C 1 or USB-C 2 if you’re charging it alone, while the S20 and S20 Plus can super fast charge at 25W.
When charging up to three devices simultaneously, you can still at least fast charge your S20 from the USB-C 3 port. If you’re charging four devices simultaneously, I recommend charging your S20 from USB-C 2, as the C-3 and the USB-A ports will be outputting 7.5W at that time.
|Unitek 100W GaN 4 Port Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|Size||2.5 x 2.5 x1.2 inches|
Oraimo 120W 4 Port Charger
One of the more interesting chargers I’ve reviewed is this Oraimo 120W charger. The charger has a 120W max output. Of course, if you’re charging the phone alone, you can super fast charge your S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra from the USB-C 1 or USB-C 2 ports.
In this case, what matters most is that you can still fast charge your S20 when charging four devices, but you should charge your S20 from C-3 to get the priority faster charging. A bit strange for this Oraimo is the adaptive charging that selectively chooses what device charges faster when charging multiple devices simultaneously. Yes, it’s a bit strange, but it works, as you can find in my video review and review article below.
|Oraimo 120W 4 Port USB-C HyperGaN Fast Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 (Single Port Charging)||100W|
|USB-C 2 (Single Port Charging)||100W|
|USB-C 3 (Single Port Charging)||30W|
|USB-A (Single Port Charging)||30W|
|Size||2.79 x 2.79 x 1.22 inches|
AOHI MagCube 30W Mini Charger
The AOHI MagCube 30W charger is one of the most simple chargers I have reviewed. The charger has a single port with a 30W output, and 25W of PPS super fast charging is available for the Galaxy S20, but not 45W, so you cannot charge your S20 Ultra at 45W.
Even without the 45W of PPS, charging power is still great, and this can be a perfect fit for a replacement charger. Also, the AOHI charger has a power light at the front that changes color depending on charging status; when fast charging your S20, the light at the front turns yellow. A foldable plug on this charger would have been nice.
Baseus 65W 20,000mAh Power Bank
A power bank is convenient for modern phones; even though they may have large batteries, they still use a lot of power. This Baseus 20,000mAh power bank has enough capacity to charge even the S20 Ultra to full power about two times and still has spare capacity to use later.
Charging power is excellent, with 45W of PPS being available when charging a single device from the USB-C port, but you can only standard fast charge your S20 when charging multiple devices. The regular single port output of the USB-C port is 65W. There are also two USB-A Quick Charge ports on this Basues power bank.
You can recharge this Basues power bank at 60W with a 60W or higher Power Delivery wall charger, which I highly recommend.
|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|
iWalk LinkPod Y2 Built-in USB-C Cable Power Bank
On the lower-capacity side, this iWalk LinkPod Y2 power bank has a built-in UBS-C cable. The power bank has a 9,600mAh battery capacity, so you can charge your S20 to full power about once and have a little spare capacity to use later.
The built-in USB-C cable on the power bank means that you don’t have to carry a separate cable, and it has an 18W output that can at least fast charge your S20. The built-in cable can also be used to recharge the power bank by simply plugging it into a USB-C port on a wall charger, and the power bank has an 18W recharge speed. You can also use the USB-C input port to recharge the power bank.
|iWALK LinkPod Y2 Power Bank Built-in USB-C Cable Specs|
|USB-C Cable Output||18W|
|USB-C Cable Input||18W|
|USB-C Input Port||18W|
|Size||3.7 X 1.2 X 2.2 inches|
Baseus 65W PD Car Charger
Super fast charging your Galaxy S20 while you’re driving is also possible with this Baseus 65W charger. It can output up to 45W of PPS when charging from the USB-C port alone. Dual charging does make your S20 only standard charge at 18W, though, and the USB-A port on this car charger has an 18W output. This car charger does come with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|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|