The product “Samsung Fast Charge” shouldn’t come as news to you familiar with wireless chargers. We have reviewed it ourselves as well. Well this “Samsung Fast Charge Stand” is actually an upgraded version of that. It has a brand new design which they hope will improve their sales. It costs $53. Let’s see if the new design makes it a better product.
In The Box
- Samsung Fast Charge Stand charger
- Fast Charge wall adapter
- 1 year warranty card
- Type: Angled
- Wireless charging standard: Qi
- Fast charging compatibility: Samsung Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S6 Edge+, Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge
Design & Charging
While previous Samsung charging pads had the smartphone laying flat on it and therefore out of sight, the new design gives you the ability to charge wirelessly whilst keeping the phone in view. Because of that however, the new charger is rather hard to travel with.
The wireless charger comes in a box with a USB cable and fast charge wall adapter. I really like that they have added the fast wall adapter with it. So if you don’t want to use the wireless charger then you’ll just have another option your smartphone to the cable at your desk or office. And this is also where it is meant to be. This charger design is more of a stylish smartphone dock. Something that many other manufacturers have started preferring. And I agree with them. I personally like having a smartphone stand on the desk as it allows me to see the screen without having to lift it.
The cheaper flat charging pads are in my opinion more meant to be on nightstands overnight charging. Don’t worry, the charging will stop once the battery is full and it won’t damage it.
The first thing I’d like to note about charging is that this charger will work with any device that uses the Qi technology. However it will only fast charge the Note 5, S6 Edge+, S7 and S7 Edge.
So how fast is it? Well Samsung claims that if you have any of the above smartphones then compared to the standard cables, that come with iPhones and such, you can charge the Samsung Galaxy S7 faster with the wireless charger. So that is truly impressive and something I haven’t seen before. Again I love the angled design because it works perfectly and without any issues. Just place your smartphone onto the stand and it will charge immediately. Finds the right spot instantly. Again because of the design you can still use your phone while charging.
I love this new wireless charger by Samsung. It is a smaller and more modern looking version of the TYLT VU. Would I choose this over it? Well if you have one of the Samsung smartphones I named before, then this is the best wireless charger to get, by far. If however you have a different Qi supported device then really it comes down to your taste in design. The TYLT VU is $6 cheaper so not that much. Either way, you can’t go wrong with one of those 2.
What about the previous Samsung Fast Charge though? Forget it, this new version is better in every aspect.