Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand 2018
Pros and Cons
Pad and stand functionality
Charger Wattage or Speed
The Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand 2018 is fast charge enabled, with an output of 9W.
This product is Qi certified.
Accompanying Cable and Plug
This mobile phone induction charger is USB-C compatible and comes with a cable but has no wall plug.
Size and Aesthetics
The Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand 2018 is the latest instalment in their charging line and was released alongside the Galaxy S9. With this model they have chosen to ditch the convertible functionality of their previous charger in favour of a more sleek stand design that uses a combination of a matte and gloss finish (as opposed to the felt of the 2017 version) to give a more shiny aesthetic .
Another benefit to this design is that the charger is far more compact, despite being less portable - a major gripe levelled at the convertible model is that it is chunkier than most chargers. Finally, Samsung have followed suit with other recent wireless chargers by sticking to two very distinct bold black and white colourations. The deep white colour is a new addition for Samsung and will certainly make your eyes water but may mark easily so be warned.
Unfortunately, the Samsung 2018 charging stand doesn't have charging pad capability like its 2017 counterpart, however it does have built in fans which prevent the charger generating any excess heat.
The Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand 2018 has non-slip feet to secure it in place and a pronounced curve on the base which provides a secure cradle for your phone. The matte finish on the front of the stand will also prevent your phone sliding about too much.
This product can charge your smartphone in both portrait and landscape orientation with the cradle helping you to position the phone correctly. The fact that the stand retains dual charging coils within a compact design also mean that positioning of the phone should be slightly easier than usual.
A smart multi-coloured LED goes from red to blue depending on the charging status of your phone, although it is unclear when this transition occurs. The LED is fairly innocuous but it is worth noting that it may still be visible during the night when on your bedside.
While this product is new as of 2018 Samsung have thankfully not set the starting price too high and this latest edition combines cutting edge technology with a beautiful new aesthetic. However, the convertible pad offers more functionality at a lower price so choosing this stand is will definitely be dependent on what you are looking for.
Speed – 4/5
Aesthetics – 5/5
Functionality – 4/5
Price - 3/5
- Samsung fast charging technology
- WPC Qi-certified (wireless power consortium)
- Input voltage: 5V/2A, 9V/1.67A
- Output Power: 15W
- WPC Qi-wireless 1.1
- 1 x Samsung wireless charging station
- 1 x Samsung microUSB to USB Type-C adapter
- 1 x User manual
Released alongside S9 and S9+
LED reflects the charging status
Gone back to upright model, no folding.
Much slimmer design, not as bulky
Not as portable
Combination of both matte and gloss finish really break up the design and provide a stylish appearance that compliment your design perfectly.
Dual charging coils within a compact design makes aligning coils easier.