Samsung Problem Explains New Body Blow Note 10. Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10 looked almost flawless: alternative design, next-gen tech (anywhere) and new-found affordability, until a bizarre decision added a black mark. But we may know why now.
After revelations that Samsung is unlikely to ship the Galaxy Note 10 with its brilliant new 25W faster-charging technology, the ever-excellent SamMobile has learned why: it’s not very good.
SamMobile conducted tests comparing the 25W charging of Samsung on the new Galaxy A70 (it and the 5G Galaxy S10 are the only phones to feature it) with the 15W, five-year-old Quick Charge 2.0 technology inside the Galaxy S10 Plus and the same A70 charger. The performance speaks for itself.
- 30 Minutes – 25W A70 33%, 15W A70 36%, 15W S10 Plus 34%
- 45 Minutes – 25W A70 51%, 15W A70 49%, 15W S10 Plus 52%
- 60 Minutes – 25W A70 67%, 15W A70 60%, 15W S10 Plus 67%
It wins in defense of the 25W charger. After an hour, despite having a larger battery, it is 7 percent ahead of the Galaxy A70 charging at 15W and level with the Galaxy S10 Plus. But overall, the results of making a charger with 40% more power are completely underwhelming for five years. Especially sprinting ahead with rivals.
That said, 25W is faster still, so why would Samsung say it completely? I asked the company to comment and respond to the test results as well, if / when I get a response, I’ll update this article. Until then, optimists will hope that cryptic messages about its removal will mean that Samsung is lined up with a hail mary.