Best Portable Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

RAVPower PD Pioneer 20100 45W and ZMI PowerPack 20K Pro

A portable charger (aka power bank) can mean the difference between stressing over your Samsung Galaxy’s battery life. Or being able to use it all day long without worry. The best portable chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series can charge it from 0-70% in about 30 minutes. But those are rare and expensive. You may want to settle for a “second best” model that can still offer 0-50% charging in about 30 minutes. With better selection and price. All while having enough capacity to keep you going, whether for busy work day or long trip.

Looking to charge at home, work, or for travel? Check out Best Fast Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+.

RAVPower PD Pioneer 20100 45W and ZMI PowerPack 20K Pro for Samsung Galaxy Note 10

RAVPower PD Pioneer 20100 45W and ZMI PowerPack 20K Pro for Samsung Galaxy Note 10

Fast Charging Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

The Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+ both support Programmable Power Supply (PPS). This is a newer technology, part of (but not always included with) USB Power Delivery 3.0 (USB PD). It allows for small, step-wise changes in voltage and current. This reduces conversion loss during charging. The power transfer is more efficient and lithium batteries endure less heat. Giving them longer lifespans. It also offers a wider selection of voltages and currents. Allowing for faster charging rates where similar voltage or current limits would not. The result is charging the Note 10 phones full in as little as an hour.

A USB PD charger without PPS does not support this wider range of voltages. And so when connected to such a charge the Note 10 series falls back to old standards found on older Samsung phones.

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10: 25W PPS (3.3-11V/2.25A)
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10+: 45W PPS (3.3-11V/4.05A)

There is only a 5-6 minute charge time difference between the 25W charger and 45W charger. Largely due to the fact that devices don’t charge at their max rate for long. As the battery charges the power draw is reduced. The charge speed difference is most pronounced from 0-20%. And almost non-existent from 80-100%.

A 45W USB PD charger without PPS would only charge these phones around 15W.

All Samsung Galaxy Note 10 models include a 25W USB PD with PPS charger.

Learn more about USB Power Delivery and other fast charging standards.

USB-C Cable

You’ll need a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect your Samsung Note 10 to a charger. But which type of charger you will dictate what type of USB-C cable you’ll need.

  • 45W PPS Charger = USB-C to USB-C cable with support for 5A/100W
  • 25W PPS Charger = USB-C to USB-C cable, any spec
  • USB PD Charger w/o PPS = USB-C to USB-C cable, any spec

Most USB-C to USB-C cables only support 3A/60W. That’s enough for the majority of USB-C devices, from older Samsung phones to mid size laptops. It also works with the 25W PPS charger, as it doesn’t go beyond 3A current.

The 45W PPS charger works by outputting up to 11V/4A. You need a USB-C cable rated to work with that increased current (4A vs 3A). Such cables include an eMarker. A chip which allows the cable to communicate with a device and charger, letting them know it can work with higher than usual specifications. In this case more power. If no eMarker is found (as with most 3A cables) then a charge can drop to a slower rate. Or refuse to charge at all.

Find a good selection of both types of USB-C cables here.

Again, if planning to use a 45W PPS enabled charger to get a cable that supports 5A/100W.

Otherwise any USB-C to USB-C cable will work for you. You can stick with USB 2.0 cables. Which provide the same charging performance at a lower price.


Best Portable Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

PPS Supporting Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 Series

These are among the few portable charger which support PPS. Which is required to get 25W charging rate for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10. And 45W for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+.

RAVPower PD Pioneer 20100 45W

Its 45W output is for regular USB PD. Its PPS output will only support up to 25W for the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output:
    • 45W USB-C PD
    • 3.3-16V/3A PPS
  • Capacity: 20,100mAh
    • Galaxy Note 10: 3.5 charges
    • Galaxy Note 10+: 3 charges
  • Size: 6.3 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches | 14.1 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

ZMI PowerPack 20K Pro

 

Offers 65W for regular USB PD. And can offer either 25W or 45W to the Samsung Galaxy Note 10 series using PPS. Its included USB-C cable is rated for 5A/100W, perfect for your phone. Also offers trickle charge mode for earbuds and fitness trackers. A great one-for-all solution.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output:
    • 65W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
    • 5-11V/4A, 5-20V/3A PPS
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 10: 3.5 charges
    • Galaxy Note 10+: 3 charges
  • Size: 6.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 inches | 15.5 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

Review of the ZMI PowerPack 20K Pro

Compact

These portable chargers offer 10,000mAh capacity. Their compact size makes them easy to fit in your bag for commute or travel. And hold it along with your phone for charging while you talk, work, or play. They do not support PPS, so aren’t as fast as the Note 10’s included wall charger. But will support older fast charging tech.

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

Anker's compact, portable fast charger for newer Samsung Galaxies. Includes a trickle charge mode, good for earbuds and fitness trackers.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 10: 1.9 charges
    • Galaxy Note 10+: 1.5 charges
  • Size: 4.2 x 2 x 1 inches | 7.0 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

Review of the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

Novoo PowerCube Mini 10000

A budget friendly alternative to the more popular brands. Offers the same fast charging. In more of a cubical form. And at a lower price.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 10: 1.9 charges
    • Galaxy Note 10+: 1.5 charges
  • Size: 2.9 x 2.3 x 1 inches | 6.3 oz

Review of the Novoo PowerCube Mini 10000

Wireless Charging

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AUKEY PB-Y25 Sprint Wireless 8000

Fast charge with USB-C or USB-A. Or wirelessly charge more slowly by placing your phone on top, no cables required. Also supports trickle charge mode, good for earbuds and fitness trackers.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0, 10W Qi Wireless
  • Capacity: 8,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 10: 1.5 charges
    • Galaxy Note 10+: 1 charge
  • Size: 5.8 x 3 x 0.6 inches | 7.0 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable

Review of the AUKEY PB-Y25 Sprint Wireless 8000

Camping, Hiking, Rugged Work

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Novoo Explorer 10000

Need a portable charger for the great outdoors? This one is designed with camping and hiking in mind. It is waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. Without being over designed. Does not support PPS.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 10: 1.9 charges
    • Galaxy Note 10+: 1.5 charges
  • Size: 5.5 x 2.8 x 0.7 inches | 7.7 oz

Review of the Novoo Explorer 10000


Comparison of All Recommended Portable Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+

 

Charger NoteOutputCapacitySizeWeightPrice
RAVPower PD Pioneer 20100 45WPPS for 25W fast charging45W USB-C PD w/PPS20,100mAh6.3 x 3.1 x 0.9 in14.1 ozPrice not available
ZMI PowerPack 20K ProReview
(4.8)
PPS for 25W fast charging65W USB-C PD w/PPS

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
20,000mAh6.3 x 3.2 x 0.8 in15.5 oz$89.95
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD ReduxReview
(4.8)
Popular and compact18W USB-C PD

12W USB-A
10,000mAh4.2 x 2 x 1 in7.0 oz$39.99
Novoo PowerCube Mini 10000Review
(4.5)
Budget friendly18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
10,000mAh2.9 x 2.3 x 1 in6.3 oz$24.99
AUKEY PB-Y25 Sprint Wireless 8000Review
(4.8)
Wireless charging18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A

12W USB-A

10W Qi Wireless
8,000mAh5.8 x 3 x 0.6 in7.0 oz$29.99
Novoo Explorer 10000Review
(4.6)
Camping, outdoors18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
10,000mAh5.5 x 2.8 x 0.7 in7.7 oz$25.99

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