Samsung Fast Charge 25W Power Bank at a glance
8 oz / 226 g
High speed charging
Qualcomm Quick Charge
The power bank is safe to take on board. It's under the specified TSA limit of 100 Wh. Read more about taking power banks on planes.
LED power indicator
Short circuit protection
Charging capacity calculator
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Samsung Fast Charge 25W Review
Fast charging is at your fingertips with Samsung’s 25W portable charger, as it features Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. This portable charger is a great solution for charging any Samsung smartphone since it’s an official Samsung device. However, you can use it to charge basically any other smartphone provided you have a compatible port and charging cable.
Samsung’s Fast Charge 25W power bank has 10200mAh capacity lithium-ion batteries, ensuring a luxurious, speedy charge for Samsung Android smartphones and other devices.
This power bank features a USB-C and a USB-A port. The USB-C is the only available port that can charge the power bank. If you want to charge your tablet or smartphone, you can hook it up to either of the two ports. Fast Charge/Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 supported Samsung smartphones will be able to gain power from 0 to 50% in as little as 30 minutes.
If you’re uncertain which high-speed charging technology is built into your device, you don’t need to worry as Samsung’s portable charger will revert to the fastest charging speed available for your smartphone using the QC 2.0 technology. Replenishing the power bank will only take about four hours. When it’s 100% charged, the battery pack can charge most of the recent smartphones up to 3 times. USB-A to Micro-USB cable and Micro-USB to USB-C adapter are packaged with the product.
Fast Charge technology is also supported when you need to recharge the power bank. By using a Qualcomm QC 2.0 compatible wall charger, the device will provide juice up to 30% faster than a typical 2A wall charger.
The Samsung portable charger also has pass-through charging enabled. This means you can power up the battery pack and a connected device at the same time. While your electronic gadget is hooked up to the power bank as it’s being charged from a power outlet, your device will complete a full charge before the portable charger begins to power-up.
The Fast Charge is compatible with Android smartphones and tablets, including the Samsung Galaxy S6, Galaxy Note 4, and later models of the Galaxy S and Note product line. It will also replenish the battery of other electronics at a 2A charging speed.
Weighing 8 ounces and measuring 3” wide, 4” long, and 0.8” thick, the unit is portable and small enough to fit in a pocket. It’s also a bit heavier and similar in size to Anker’s PowerCore 10000 for example. Since this power bank only has 38 Wh, it’s safe to take on flights since it’s below the 100Wh limit set by the TSA.
Look and feel
The Samsung Fast Charge 25W power bank is available in one color, dark gray, giving it a pleasing and smooth appearance. Samsung’s logo is embossed near the top of the device, standing out and blending into the case. It also has rounded corners that allow it to stand-out on its own. The aluminum, fingerprint-proof texture could be fairly easily scratched. Something to be aware of before making the purchase.
Both ports are located at the top of the device that makes it easily accessible. There is also a reset/battery level button and a multi-LED power indicator next to the two ports.
LED power indicators show the remaining power when the battery button is pressed. The four LED indicators light up when the power bank is charging and to show its progress, the lights will blink. It the range of juice left in the pack is 75-100%, all four of the LED lights will be turned on. 50-75% will have three lights on, 25-50% will have two lights, 5-25% will have just one light on, and finally, 0-5% will have one light blinking.
Durability & build quality
Since the device has an aluminum coating, it can get pretty easily nicked if you’re not careful with it. It can potentially be a hazard to other devices if it’s stored in the same bag while traveling since it could scratch surfaces. The aluminum coating makes it resistant to certain temperatures and it’s also rust-resistant.
The device was built with safety features in mind, so you won’t end up overcharging it. Built-in lithium ion-batteries contain safe-charging for a safe experience for your battery pack and other devices that are connected.
Samsung’s 25W power bank has a full one-year warranty. Warranty is effective on the original date of purchase and it’s only valid in the United States. The owner of the device must contact Samsung if they have any issues. If the battery pack is defective or needs to be replaced during the time of warranty, Samsung will provide a replacement at no extra cost to the owner. Replaced parts/products must be returned to Samsung.
Comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Short recharge time
Compatible with many devices
Comes with two USB cords
Charges only one device at a time
Samsung offers a pretty solid device that will ensure fast charging for smartphones and tablets that support Qualcomm 2.0. If you’re looking for a stylish, easy-to-use power bank that supports a wide range of products not exclusive to Android, this might be the product for you. USB-A offers fast charging for any device and the USB-C port charges the power bank. Overall, this is a promising battery pack that will power-up most devices faster than the average portable charger.