Smartphone manufacturers include charging cables and power adapters in the packaging when you buy a new phone. But sometimes, that charger gets old, gets lost or just doesn’t charge your device fast enough.
So, if you’re in the market for a new smartphone charge, no matter your setup, consider these 13 of the best power adapters, charging cables and portable chargers on the market for every smartphone.
If you’re an iPhone user, you know that the power adapter that comes with your new iPhone isn’t exactly the fastest charger out there. That’s where the Apple 20W USB-C Power Adapter comes in.
This iPhone charger is actually recommended by Apple to charge every iteration of both iPhone 12 and 13. And since this charger provides 20 watts of power instead of 5 watts like the provided charger, your iPhone or other Apple device charges almost twice as fast.
Anker is a third-party manufacturer that produces high-quality chargers that are compatible with all popular smartphones. Their PowerPort Speed Plus Duo provides 32 watts of power, so this adapter gets your phone to 50% charge in under 30 minutes, three times as fast as the provided 5W adapter.
Since it has both a USB-C and a USB-A, it’s compatible with practically any phone, including iPhone 8 and up, Samsung Galaxy, Google Pixel, Sony, and more, and it allows you to charge two devices at once. It also has a foldable plug, so it’s easy to store between uses.
The Anker PowerPort III Nano is a single-port power adapter with a USB-C port, so it’s compatible with many newer Samsung, Motorola, LG, Pixel, and other non-Apple phones. Though it only has one port and is roughly the same size as the provided Apple power adapter, it provides 20 watts of power for a fast charge. It can also power the Apple MagSafe wireless charging system, which we’ll talk about later.
This RAVPower adapter has two ports, one USB-C and one USB-A, so you can charge two devices at once and charge two devices of different manufacturers, like an iPad and a Samsung Galaxy. The USB-C port can give up to 18W, while the USB-A gives up to 12W, still a whole lot better than provided adapters.
This charging cable is one of the best third party-made cords to make an Apple iPhone charger. It’s sturdy, so it can withstand cricks and twisting that inevitably happens to charging cables, but it’s also backed by a lifetime warranty from Anker.
This cable is also incredibly conductive and is meant to work with high-powered power adapters, like any of the ones on this list. It’s also handy to keep around if you share power adapters with non-iPhone users whose phones naturally charge with USB-C ports, not Apple’s favored Lightning port.
If you’re looking for an iPhone wireless charger, look no further than the Mophie 3-in-1 Wireless Charging Pad. This dual wireless charging pad let’s you charge most of your Apple devices at the same time (with the exception of the iPad because it’s just too big).
You can charge your iPhone, AirPods and Apple Watch using the pad’s three dedicated charging spaces. Your phone gets to charge at 7.5 watts, 2.5 more watts than the provided power adapter provided by Apple.
What’s more, you can charge your phone without taking off the case, as long as the case is no more than 3mm thick.
This Samsung wireless charger allows you to charge one Samsung phone or other Qi compatible devices at a time. What it lacks in multi-device charging, it makes up for it with a sleek and convenient stand design that allows you to easily see your phone in sleep/charge mode. You can also place your device on the charger so its display is upright or in landscape mode.
If you have a phone that supports super-fast Qi charging, you can enjoy 15 watts of power charging your phone up in less than half the time of certain wall chargers.
If you’ve been looking for a Google Pixel 4a wireless charging device, then you’ll love the Pixel Stand wireless charger. This wireless charging stand is also compatible with Pixel 3, Pixel 4 and Pixel 5 phones. It offers 10 watts of charging power for a decently fast charge, and it turns your Pixel phone into a Google Home device once placed on the stand.
This is a great option if you’re into the interconnectivity of Google’s device and home security/convenience suite.
Apple makes its own line of wireless chargers known as MagSafe, which is actually a pseudo-wireless portable charger because you clip it to the back of your iPhone. This charging device is made with the iPhone 12 and 13 in mind since it perfectly aligns with the magnets in the smartphone to provide the fastest possible charge. The MagSafe Battery Pack is the fully portable charging option in this series because it charges on its own and then attaches magnetically to your iPhone to provide wireless charging all day.
The MagSafe Duo is a wireless charging system that allows you to charge your iPhone and Apple Watch at the same time. It’s best for overnight charging since it provides 11watts of charging power, which is still faster than the provided Apple adapter. But, keep in mind that all MagSafe charger items may require you to buy a power adapter separately.
The Belkin Wireless Charging Pad is compatible with nearly any smartphone on the market, including Androids and iPhones, as long as they are Qi compatible. It can also charge Qi-compatible wireless earbuds, including Apple AirPods. Smartphones enjoy up to 15W of powerfully fast wireless charging, and other smaller devices get up to 5W.
A solar phone charger harnesses the power of the sun to charge up devices like smartphones and other compatible devices, like tablets and wireless earbuds. The Blavor Solar Charger Power Bank is both a solar charger and portable charger because it collects solar energy and stores it so you can plug up to four devices into it for charging. This is a sturdy option for outdoorsy folks who need a reliable solar charger that lasts.
Many consider this portable charger to the best on the market. This power brick has two input ports, one micro-USB port and one USB-C port, so you can power up this charger using your preferred cable. It’s also got two USB-A output ports so you can charge two devices at once. You can charge a dead phone to over 20% in 15 minutes and over 75% in one hour, so it’s relatively quick for a portable charger.