Best Portable Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8

Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000 and Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD

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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 9 and Note 8 can fast charge them from 0-50% in about 30 minutes. While also offering 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 9 and Note 8.

Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000 and Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD for Samsung Galaxy Note Series

Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000 and Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD for Samsung Galaxy Note Series

Fast Charging Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8

The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8 series phones can all fast charge using several different standards. Officially they support Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC). Which is similar to and cross-compatible with Quick Charge (QC). But they can also support USB Power Delivery (USB PD). Which unlike the other two is an open standard, available on most USB-C chargers.

Any of these fast charging standards will offer up to 15-18W to your Samsung Galaxy phone. Allowing for 0-50% charger in about 30 minutes. Most Samsung Galaxy Note series phones include a Samsung AFC charger.

Learn more about USB Power Delivery, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging, Quick Charge, and other fast charging standards.

USB-C Cable

If going with a USB PD charger you’ll need a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect it to your phone.

Most Quick Charge chargers operate using a USB-A port. In which case you’ll need a USB-C to USB-A cable.

Find a good selection of USB-C cables here. For either C-to-C or C-to-A stick with USB 2.0 cables. They offer as fast a charge rate at a lower cost.


Best Portable Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8

Pocket Size

These portable chargers  can fit in your jeans pocket. But are more comfortable in a jacket pocket. The more limited capacity means fewer charges for your phone.

Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000

Among the smallest fast charging portable chargers on the market. But not enough capacity to fully charge the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 5,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 9: 0.8 charges
    • Galaxy Note 8: 1 charge
  • Size: 2.9 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches | 3.6 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-A cable for Quick Charge

Review of the Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000

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. Note wireless charging was only supported on the Note 9, not the Note 8.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0, 10W Qi Wireless
  • Capacity: 8,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 9: 1 charge
    • Galaxy Note 8: 1.5 charges
  • Size: 5.8 x 3 x 0.6 inches | 7.0 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable for USB PD

Review of the AUKEY PB-Y25 Sprint Wireless 8000

Compact

These portable chargers offer 10,000mAh capacity. Their compact size makes them easy to fit in your bag for commute or travel. And they can be held along with your phone for charging while you talk, work, or play.

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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 9: 1.5 charges
    • Galaxy Note 8: 2 charges
  • Size: 4.2 x 2 x 1 inches | 7.0 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable for USB PD

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 9: 1.5 charges
    • Galaxy Note 8: 2 charges
  • Size: 2.9 x 2.3 x 1 inches | 6.3 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-A cable for Quick Charge

Review of the Novoo PowerCube Mini 10000

Camping, Hiking, Rugged Work

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.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 9: 1.5 charges
    • Galaxy Note 8: 2 charges
  • Size: 5.5 x 2.8 x 0.7 inches | 7.7 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-A cable for Quick Charge

Review of the Novoo Explorer 10000

High Capacity

These portable chargers offer 20,000 – 26,800mAh capacity. Making them big and heavy, but also offering enough power to keep your iPhone running for days. All are legal to fly within the USA.

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD

Anker's cheapest high capacity portable charger. Made specifically with phones and other small devices in mind.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, PowerIQ 2.0 (Quick Charge compatible)
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 9: 3 charges
    • Galaxy Note 8: 4 charges
  • Size: 6.4 x 2.9 x 1 inches | 15.8 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable to facilitate recharging

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ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C

A more budget friendly alternative to the popular brands. Offers the same fast charging rate for your iPhone. An a unique dot matrix display for remaining charge and status.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 27W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
    • Galaxy Note 9: 3 charges
    • Galaxy Note 8: 4 charges
  • Size: 5.9 x 2.8 x 1 inches | 13.4 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable to facilitate recharging

Review of the ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C

RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800

If you need to carry as much capacity as possible a 26,800mAh portable charger is for you. RAVPower's exceeds the iPhone's needs. And allows for enough charges to get you through a work week.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
    • Galaxy Note 9: 4 charges
    • Galaxy Note 8: 5 charges
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches | 16.3 oz

Review of the RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800


Comparison of All Recommended Portable Chargers for Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Note 8

 

Charger NoteOutputCapacitySizeWeightPrice
Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000Review
(4.5)
Smallest18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
5,000mAh2.9 x 1.4 x 1.1 in3.6 oz$19.99
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
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$35.99
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$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
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PDBest selling high capacity18W USB-C PD

18W PowerIQ 2.0 USB-A
(Quick Charge 3.0 compatible)
20,000mAh6.2 x 2.9 x 0.8 in12.1 oz$49.99
ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-CReview
(4.6)
Budget friendly high capacity27W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

12W USB-A
20,000mAh5.9 x 2.8 x 1 in13.4 oz$35.99
RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800Review
(4.6)
Highest capacity good for all USA flights30W USB-C PD

12W USB-A x2
26,800mAh6.8 x 3.2 x 0.9 in16.3 oz$59.99

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