The Galaxy Note 10 has me spoiled for crazy fast battery charging
As someone who changes phones on a regular basis in order to review them as part of his job description, my experience varies between the best Samsung has to offer and the most boring devices it makes. Boring devices have become less common this year, thanks to the new Galaxy M series of phones and the barrage of Galaxy A smartphones Samsung has launched in the last few months, but the budget offerings naturally leave a lot to be desired. However, what I miss most of all when I’m using something other than the Galaxy Note 10+ these days is the battery charging speed.
The Note 10+ has been on the market for a month at this point and just three weeks of using the phone has me so spoiled that I’m almost getting frustrated at how slow the older fast charging tech now feels on every Galaxy device that’s not a Galaxy Note 10/10+. I recently reviewed the Galaxy M30s. The M30s has a 6,000 mAh battery and lasts a full day no matter how heavily you use it. Its 6,000 mAh battery takes a long time to charge, naturally, but the M30s has amazing endurance so I never found myself being concerned about the slow 15W charging on the device.
But, earlier today, I switched to the Galaxy A50s, went through the usual setup process that’s involved when you get a new phone (installing apps, logging in to WhatsApp etc.), then set it to charging while the battery level was at 42%. Normally, I’d leave the phone lying around for at least half an hour or so, but because I’ve used the Galaxy Note 10+ recently, I went back and checked the phone just five minutes later, hoping the battery would have crossed 50% charge at the very least. And that’s when I realized that I’ve begun expecting every device to be as fast at charging as Samsung’s newest flagship.
That, of course, is not the case, and it’s making me wish Samsung would just hurry up and make the 25W fast charging tech from the Note 10 series a common feature across all of its smartphones. The company will no doubt be doing exactly the opposite and keeping the tech exclusive to its flagship and higher mid-range lineup to differentiate them from its more affordable smartphones. And since Samsung probably isn’t going to stop launching new Galaxy devices that I have to review in the coming months, I don’t know how I’m going to stop myself from tearing my hair out every time I charge one that doesn’t support 25W charging.