Earlier this month, Samsung announced the impressive new Galaxy Note 5 and its massive curved display device called the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. If you’ve bought one of these new phones, one of the features you should know and use is the “fast charge” or fast charging technology inside. While most owners may be annoyed by the lack of micro SD slot or removable battery, with Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Chargers you won’t need the latter.
Both phones will be available from this week on all carriers worldwide and in the United States. Many have already shipped from AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon, and some users already own the phones. Whether you already have it or it’s coming soon, you’ll want to use the Quick Charger in the box and buy a few extras for every room in the house.
Similar to Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology The Nexus 6 has the new Galaxy S6 Edge Plus and Galaxy Note 5 fast charging feature found inside the HTC One M9 and others (see video below). This allows the battery to turbocharge at an extremely fast rate when it’s nearly empty. Samsung promises 4 hours of battery life after just 10 minutes on the wall charger. You will go from 0% to 50% in just 30 minutes.
Battery technology hasn’t improved much over the years, so we use bigger batteries inside our phones or more efficient software and chips to make our phones last longer. Fast or fast charging is the next best thing for now. Below, we’ll cover five great chargers that use adaptive, turbo or fast charging technology to ensure your Galaxy Note 5 and Edge Plus battery is charged as quickly and safely as possible.
How does it work? When the battery drops below 10%, it charges incredibly fast, allowing you to reach almost 50% of the battery capacity in less than 30 minutes. This is usually enough for the rest of a busy work schedule or a night out with friends after a long day at work. After 30 minutes, it gradually returns to its normal speeds to conserve battery life and keep you fully charged. Below is a preview of what fast charging does by Qualcomm, which works exactly the same as Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging feature for those with the Note 5 or Galaxy S6 Edge Plus shown on the Nexus 6.
As shown above, using a regular charger from older devices or cheap options bought from Amazon or a nearby gas station is very slow. The way a phone charged in 2012. But the device on the opposite end reached 50% in the same time as a regular charger would only provide 22% battery life. That’s a huge boost and something definitely worth using. Any good quality USB cable will work, and it’s the wall socket (wall wart) that does all the work with the processor inside these phones.
I plugged my own Note 5 at about 5% and after just 5 minutes it hit 14%, on the wall 33% after 15 minutes and after just half an hour our battery life reached 61%. This is more than enough to finish the rest of a night. It’s almost full in 50 minutes and goes from empty to full in a little over an hour. Old devices from previous years took 2-3 hours to fully charge. The Note 5 has great battery life in our initial tests, making it extremely easy to charge.
This is one of the best new features for smartphones lately and one that not many people know about. Fortunately, the Galaxy S6 Edge and Note 5 have a Samsung “Adaptive fast charger” in the box, but if you’re like me and want some extra for other rooms in the house, below are five excellent options to buy. Samsung’s new Note 5 and Edge Plus even have a “Fast Wireless Charging” feature, but we’ll talk about that in the near future. Check out the five great fast chargers below that will work with your new Note 5.