Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and S8+ have a feature called Quick Charge technology thanks to the Qualcomm processor inside. This enables the phones to recharge faster than older devices or your previous phone.

How Quick Charge Technology Works

Qualcomm-quick-charge-3.0Thanks to a technology called Qualcomm Quick Charge, smartphones are now able to recharge faster than ever before. Rather than taking 3 hours, phones can be fully charged in around 1.5 hours instead. The Galaxy S8 range houses Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0, meaning it can go from 0-50% in just 15-20 minutes.

When the battery is below 10%, it charges at an incredibly fast rate and gets nearly 50% battery capacity in under 25 minutes, which is welcomed in this fast paced day and age, instead of being awkwardly shackled to a wall in public for a couple of hours just so you have enough to get you through the day.

After 30 minutes it goes back to regular speeds (but still faster than normal charging) thanks to Adaptive Charging technology.

What is Adaptive Charging?

At a quick glance, Adaptive Charging could easily be mistaken for Quick Charging, however, that is not the case. What Adaptive Charging does is realise when your Samsung has enough juice to keep it going, it will then turn off the Quick Charge feature to preserve the life of your phones battery cells.

“Enjoy remarkably fast charge times and extended use of your battery. Adaptive Fast Charging is the smartest option to charging your Samsung mobile devices. Not only is it speedy, but it knows when to stop charging to prolong the life of your battery. Simply charge your phone from any power outlet.


With that said, I’m sure you’re curious as to what accessories you should be buying in order to get the most out of the Quick Charge feature on your Samsung Galaxy S8, and of course, we are here to help you make the right decision for you. Take a look at our top picks below:

Mains Chargers

Anker Quick Charge your Samsung S8 3.0This one from ANKER is our top mains charger of choice. It has faster and safer charging thanks to their advanced technology, it charges up to 4x faster than standard chargers. Quick Charge 3.0 is capable of charging compatible devices to 80% in just 35 minutes, leaving you more time for you.

What’s great about this mains charger is that for non-Quick Charge-compatible devices, ANKER’s exclusive smart-charging PowerIQ technology provides their fastest possible charge (up to 2.4A per port).

Not only that, but surge protection, temperature control and more advanced safety features keep you and your devices safe.

Check out the rest of our Samsung S8 compatible Mains Chargers here

Car Chargers

Avantree Quick Charge 3.0 Samsung Galaxy S8This Avantree Dual USB port car charger can fast charge two devices simultaneously. This Quick Charge 3.0 port can charge compatible devices 4x faster than conventional chargers. It’s the Perfect design, nice and compact and comes with protection for overload, short-circuit and over-heating. The dual USB car charger allows you to charge 2 devices at the same time.

Click here to see the rest of our Samsung S8 compatible Car Chargers range

Data & Charge Cables

SKROSS Charge'n Sync USB-C Cable Quick Charge your Samsung Galaxy S8A charging cable is priceless when your battery is running out of power, and with the Charge’n Sync USB Type-C cable in your bag, you will always be prepared for any adventure.

This SKROSS Charge’n Sync USB-C Cable from the Steel Line is the perfect accessory for all your gadgets with a USB Type-C port.

Equipped with Quick Charge 3.0 technology, this cable is stylish, sturdy and stable making it the perfect companion for mains and car chargers alike that provide quick charging, with a one year guarantee included, you’ll never have to worry about broken cables again.

Click here to see the rest of our Samsung S8 compatible Cables range

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  1. Hello, would you recommend use a quick charge 3.0 device to charge the galaxy s8? I entered the qualcom official devices and it said that the s8 only is quick charge 2.0 approved.

  2. Does quick charge work on UK spec S8 and Note8 phones with Exynos 8995 processors rather than Qualcomm processors?

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