If you’ve ever scrambled out the door with your phone’s battery in the red, you know that power is precious, and the faster you can get it, the better. Anker’s PowerPort III Nano and Aukey’s Omnia Mini 20W USB-C PD Charger (PA-B1) are the best options for charging any phone fast: They’re tiny and inexpensive, and they can get a fully drained phone battery to more than 50% full in half an hour.
USB-C chargers can top up phones faster than older USB-A models can, and they work with both iPhones and Android devices. As of November 2020, all iPhones come with the USB-C–to–Lightning cable necessary to take advantage of the faster charging USB-C offers. (If you got your iPhone before that, you may have to buy a cable separately.) If you have an Android phone and a USB-C cable already, you don’t need to buy anything extra to fast-charge with our USB-C picks.
Anker PowerPort III Nano
The best single-port USB-C phone charger
This small and inexpensive charger will fast-charge any phone, including iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and Google Pixel handsets. But it has only one port.
Aukey Omnia Mini 20W USB-C PD Charger (PA-B1)
Aukey’s one-port charger offers full-speed charging at an affordable price. It works just as well as the Anker PowerPort III Nano, so get whichever one costs less.
RAVPower 30W Dual Port Compact PD Charger (RP-PC132)
The best charger with USB-C and USB-A ports
This model has fast-charging USB-C and USB-A ports that provide maximum power no matter what cable you use, together in one small and reliable charger.
Spigen PowerArc 40W ArcStation Pro
The best charger with two USB-C ports
If you want to get the fastest charge possible to two modern devices at once, this charger is the best of the few options available. But you need to bring your own USB-C cables.
Anker PowerPort 4
Best for charging lots of gear
Affordable, fast, and compact, this charger can provide fast power to up to four devices at once, although not at the maximum speeds USB-C offers.
The Anker PowerPort 4 is the model to choose if you carry a lot of gear—say, a phone, a smartwatch, a power bank, and Bluetooth headphones—or if you’re traveling with companions. Each of its four ports supports a 12-watt power draw, as fast a charge as you can get from standard USB-A. No other reliable four-port charger packs that kind of power into such a diminutive size and at such a low price.
Port one: 12 W USB-A
Port two: 12 W USB-A
Port three: 12 W USB-A
Port four: 12 W USB-A
Dimensions: 2.6 by 2.6 by 1.1 inches