1. jdocdp's Avatar

    I will soon receive an S8+ without a charger.

    I already own an A3 2016 (SM-A310F) and its own genuine Samsung charger (with european pins if that makes a difference).

    Can I use this charger to charge the S8+?

    I don't mind if it charges slower. I just don't want to damage the phone.

    Let me know, thank you.
    01-30-2019 02:54 AM
  2. Tim1954's Avatar
    I interchange chargers and never had any problems...
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    01-30-2019 03:29 AM
  3. jdocdp's Avatar
    Thank you for your response.

    So I should just go ahead and charge it, right?

    I mean, if anything, given that S8's is "fast charging" and my A3's isn't, the S8+ could end up benefiting from the A3's charger, isn't that right?

    (Correct me if I'm wrong, but from what I've known, slower charge = better for the battery.)
    01-31-2019 09:08 AM
  4. B. Diddy's Avatar
    It won't harm the phone. Fast charging can theoretically cause more stress on the battery over time, but I believe that's based on heat production. If excessive heat isn't generated, it probably won't affect things significantly (and certainly not over the typical lifespan of a phone before the user upgrades).
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    01-31-2019 11:06 AM
  5. jdocdp's Avatar
    Thank you for responding to me.

    Any estimate on how much time it takes to fully charge with the A3/non-fast-charging charger vs its actual S8+ charger? (given the phone is not in use while charging?)

    Sorry, just asking to figure out if I can forever stick with my A3 charger, or should I buy the S8+ charger if the difference in charging time is greater than one would expect.

    01-31-2019 02:52 PM
  6. B. Diddy's Avatar
    This should help: https://gadgetguideonline.com/s8/cha...xy-s8-battery/
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    01-31-2019 04:12 PM

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