How long does it take to fully charge Samsung Galaxy S10

By February 25, 2019

Samsung Galaxy S10 is an innovative 10th anniversary phone for Samsung and its legendary Galaxy series. Like what Apple did on the latest iPhone Xs debut, besides the eye-catching leading role Samsung Galaxy S10 & S10 Plus, it released a new cheaper alternative – the Galaxy S10e.  The starting price for Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus and S10e is $899, $999, $749 respectively, which is much higher than the launch price of Galaxy S9 series. What improvements have Samsung made for it? Unlike most consumers I care more about the battery life due to the bad performance of my last Samsung phone – Galaxy S8.

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How many mAh does Samsung Galaxy S10 feature?

First let’s take a look at the battery capacity published by Samsung official, Galaxy S10 sports a battery pack with 3400 mAh, 4100 mAh for S10 Plus and 3100 mAh for S10e respectively. It also claims that the actual battery life may vary depending on factors like network connection, usage patterns. Since Samsung Galaxy S10 features the top notch Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset, and upgrades the battery from 3000 mAh of Galaxy S9 to 3400 mAh, the battery life should be optimized accordingly. While considering the bigger screen, the power-consuming  might be higher, so Samsung still holds on the all-day battery life without any industry-leading improvement.

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How long to charge Samsung Galaxy S10 from 0% to 100%?

Samsung Galaxy S10 both supports wired and wireless charging, however, according to the official data sheet, it’s only compatible with QC2.0 and AFC with its adaptive Fast Charge. Apparently it’s not quite satisfying in this competitive world full of fast charging,  numerous phones now support USB-C PD or higher-wattage chargers. For a 3400 mAh battery with an outdated QC 2.0 protocol, assume you use a 5V 3A Charger and the power conversion rate is 80%, the charging time would go to approximately 1.5 hours, this is under an ideal circumstances, so in reality the time might be longer than that.

With a wireless charger, Samsung Galaxy S10 claims that it’s able to adapt devices that support 10W+ wireless charging, so the wireless charging time could be decreased to 2.4 hours with an appropriate charging pad and power adapter.

Recommendation:

Anker PowerWave Qi 10W Wireless Charging Pad

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If you are looking something affordable with decent protection, EasyAcc TPU Case would fit the bill. It’s slim but effectively saving your phone from accidentally dropping cracking with the raised edge design. And it’s made of durable material with stain-proof and non-slip coating, it’s wireless charging friendly and the classical black look just matches everything.

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