The Samsung Super Fast 25W is the best power bank option for Samsung users. It is a powerful pack in the 10,000mAh category with 25W output, and is the only pack of this size to contain the required PPS for Samsung phones fastest charging rate. The only drawback is the price as there are cheaper alternatives for non-Samsung users.
Arguably the most powerful pack in the 10,000 mAh class, the Samsung Superfast 25W is arguably the best slim, high-output power bank in its category. The Samsung EB-P3300 brings not only a high maximum output, but it also promises efficiency even at its highest capacities. The only drawback on the Samsung power bank 10000creation is that its heavy performance comes with a hefty price tag. The Korean tech giant tags it at $50 -- roughly twenty bucks more expensive than its competitors. In this review, Power Up goes in-depth on the Samsung Super fast 25W. Dig in!
Equipped with USB-C and USB-A ports, the Samsung Super fast 25W is a slim power bank which sports rubberized ends and an Aluminium alloy finish. This finish gives the power bank a premium look and great feel. Arguably, the EB-P3300’s finish tops other slim models such as the Aukey PB-Y13 and the Anker A1231 which both sport plastic tops, with the latter having a fabric finish. EB-P3300 weighs 238 grams -- slightly heavier than other slim models. It also measures quite larger at 167.64 x 91.44 x 45.72 mm. However, these differences are arguably insignificant as the power bank remains to be an easy carry for users who are on-the-go. The power bank’s weight actually came in as a surprise as we expected it to be heavier for its high-quality, Aluminium build. Your purchase of the Samsung power bank 10000 comes with a 20cm cable capable of: 20V 3A 60W. The manufacturer’s specifications are listed below: Ports: USB-C, USB-A USB-C Output:
SAMSUNG POWER BANK 10000 CHARGE CAPABILITIES
The Samsung Super Fast 25W is built for the future. The EB-P3300 is equipped with Power Delivery 3.0 and Programmable Power Supply (PPS). PPS is required for Samsung’s new fast charge technology and it appears to be the next big thing. Tech companies may adopt PPS in the next generation of their devices. This makes the Samsung power bank 10000 a good option for users looking to purchase new devices in the foreseeable future. The power bank is also compatible with devices which use Samsung’s Adaptive Fast Charging (AFC) -- the predecessor of Super Fast charging 2.0 by Samsung. This makes the Samsung Super fast 25W an option for older models of the Samsung Galaxy line. PPS is now used in Samsung’s most recent releases such as the Samsung Note 10, 10+, 20, Note 20 ultra, S20, S20+ and S20 Ultra. Furthermore, for users of these devices, the clincher is that the Samsung Super fast 25W can charge at a speed which rivals 45W wall chargers. Other devices which are PPS-equipped and Power Delivery 3.0-equipped can also charge at the same rate. This makes the EB-P3300 the best power bank for newer Samsung devices. On the other hand, EB-P3300’s compatibility with Power Delivery 3.0 allows the power bank to offer its fast charge services, although not at the fastest speed, to the flagship devices of Apple such as the iPhone 11 and the iPad. Lastly, the Samsung Super fast 25W also extends its fast charge services to devices equipped with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. This makes it an option to Android devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S6 to S10 series and the Xiaomi Mi series. The only drawback on compatibility is that devices which use Huawei’s SuperCharge Protocol (SCP) and Fast Charge Protocol (FCP), and Oppo’s Voltage Open Loop Multi-step Constant-Current Charging (VOOC) are not compatible with the fast charge protocol of the Samsung power bank 10000. VOOC is also known as Dash Charge and Warp Charge used by other devices such as the OnePlus 7 and OnePlus 8, Realme 5 Pro and other Realme devices
SAMSUNG POWER BANK 10000 CAPACITY AND PERFORMANCE (TESTED)
We put EB-P3300’s performance to the test. The power bank was impressive. It performed more efficiently as the demands grew heavier. It posted high efficiency ratings even at the maximum demand of 25 watts.
In the 5-watt test, Samsung Super fast 25W’s numbers were roughly average compared to its top-performing competitors. In our first test, it posted 32.81 watt hours at 85% efficiency. This pales in comparison to the numbers of Anker PowerCore Slim III 10,000 mAh and of the Aukey Sprint Lightning 10,000 mAh, the top dog of the 10,000 mAh class.
In the 9-watt test, the Samsung Super fast 25W posted a better efficiency rating of 88.05% while recording 33.9 watt hours. In this test, it performed better than the Anker PowerCore Slim III 10,000 mAh, but the Aukey Sprint Lightning 10,000 mAh still edged it out.
In the 18-watt test, the Samsung Super fast 25W finally topped the Anker PowerCore Slim III 10,000 mAh and the Aukey Sprint Lightning 10,000 mAh. EB-P3300 posted 32.80 watt hours at 85.19%. This beat the Anker creation by a wide margin and slightly edged out the Aukey Creation. The only power bank which competes with the Samsung Super fast 25W in this test is the Ravpower Pioneer 10,000 mAh which scored a higher efficiency clip of 87.22% but a lower watt hour output of 31.66.
While usually the 18-watt test is the ultimate barometer for 10,000 mAh batteries, the Samsung power bank 10000 is in a league of its own as it is the only power bank in its class which offers a 25-watt maximum capacity. In this test, EB-P3300 performed at its best as it scored 31.16 watt hours at 81% efficiency. These are sensational numbers as other power banks fail to even reach 80% in an 18-watt test.
The Samsung Super Fast 25W is a high-performing power bank with an elegant design. Samsung did not go cheap on its construction as it looks and is designed way better than other slim packs. Other differences such as the size and weight are arguably negligible as the slim design still allows EB-P3300 to be an easy carry for its users. Samsung also built the EB-P3300 with the future in mind. As the reasonable projection is that newer devices will pivot to the PPS, Samsung proved to be ahead of its competition as the EB-P3300 is already compatible with PPS-equipped devices such as the more recent releases of Korea’s tech giant.
SHOULD YOU BUY THE SAMSUNG SUPER FAST 25W?
With PPS and AFC support, the Samsung power bank 10000 is the best option for Samsung users. Regardless of whether your Samsung smartphones are the more recent ones or not, the EB-P3300 got you covered as it supports devices which use AFC and the newer ones which use the PPS. PPS is also the fast charging technology of the foreseeable future. Getting left behind would be the least of your worries. This power bank has got you future-proof. However, EB-P3300’s top performance comes with a hefty price tag of $50. if you use devices from other brands such as Apple’s iPhone, you may have cheaper options with competitive performance at your disposal. Competitors such as the Aukey PB-Y13 -- arguably the top dog of the 10,000 mAh class -- is $20 cheaper than the Samsung Super Fast 25W. The Ravpower RP-PB186 also posted competitive performance ratings at a cheaper price tag. Although both alternatives do not have the same 25W maximum capacity, charging at 18W is not bad either. Ultimately, this is the powerbank for you if you are looking for a powerbank with an elegant design; a Samsung user or a non-Samsung user looking for a high-capacity power bank; a user who does not mind shelling extra cash for a power bank. asdf