Samsung Galaxy S21 comes without headphones or charger in the box. The South Korean company has confirmed that its future smartphones will no longer come with headphones and chargers. It is fairly common for smartphone users to use chargers, cables and earphones from one device for another. It means, the transition won’t greatly affect current users. This should address the sustainable issues related to the accumulation of items that people don’t actually use. USB-C type chargers have become a new standard in the industry, so if you already have a charger, it is usable for any smartphone that has USB-C port. Samsung previously criticized Apple for not including charger with iPhone 12 models. The company decides to do an about-face by not including a charger as well. In fact, Samsung was found removing those critical posts in social media accounts. It means, Samsung Galaxy S21 models have gone the way of the Xiaomi Mi 11 and Apple iPhone 12, because users won’t get the full complement of accessories. It is a good thing if Samsung decides to reduce e-waste by not including those accessories. In fact, many people often buy high-quality earphones and keep the inferior in-box ones untouched.
Luckily, there are many optional chargers that you can find in the market. It should be noted that Samsung Galaxy S21 supports wired charging at 25W and wireless charging at 15W. Here are some of the alternative chargers to choose:
Samsung 25W charger
If you want to keep things safe and reliable, you will never go wrong with the official charging brick from Samsung. It comes with 25W charging speed that is compatible with all Samsung Galaxy S21 models. The price is $34.99.
Anker Nano USB-C Charger
It’s a well-known brand among 3rd party chargers. It is perfectly compatible with all Galaxy S21 models, allowing quick charging at an acceptable price point.
Samsung 15W Wireless Stand
It is an optional charging device that’s more convenient that the regular wired brick. However, at 15W the charging speed will be noticeably slower and the price is higher at $79.99.
Anker 10W Wireless Charger
It is a more affordable option compared to Samsung’s official wireless stand. At 10W, it will be slower than other charging options for the Galaxy S21. However, if you want to save money and don’t mind to wait longer, it is a good option.
Ravpower USB-C Charger
It’s a two-port charger at 18W power capacity and affordable price. Although it won’t meet the maximum 25W charging support of Galaxy S21, it should be enough for daily uses.
Anker Powerport Atom III USB-C Charger
It’s another two-port charger that can charger a Galaxy S21 model and another phone in the same time. It is certainly convenient to charger two devices simultaneously.
Letscom 10W Wireless Charger
It’s an ultra-thin wireless charger, if you want to get something sleeker, lighter and more compact during a trip. It’s another affordable wireless charging option that won’t break the bank.
Wjoy USB-C Charger
It’s a triple-port charging brick with braided USB-C cable, with one USB-A port and two USB-C ports.