If you chose the Samsung Galaxy S20 for your new mobile phone, you’re no doubt looking into a few extras to help you safeguard its stylish visage or get more from your feature-packed device. There’s a plethora of choices for anyone looking to accessorize their phone, so it can be challenging to find specific items that are worth buying.
Digital Trends features discrete roundups for popular items like the best Galaxy S20 cases or the best S20 Ultra screen protectors, so we look a little further afield here to find alternative accessories. From a car mount to a smartwatch and beyond, these are the best accessories for your Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, or S20 Ultra.
Offering wireless music streaming, unbeatable battery life, and pleasing sound, Samsung’s Galaxy Buds+ were unveiled alongside the new Galaxy S20 family. This competitor to Apple’s all-conquering AirPods could be the ideal pick for Samsung phone owners. In some markets, Samsung is offering free Galaxy Buds+ with pre-orders of the Galaxy S20 Plus or S20 Ultra. If you went for the regular S20 or missed out on the deal, the Galaxy Buds+ are still worth considering, and offer a major upgrade over the basic USB-C AKG headphones included in the box.
The Fiora is a fully adjustable car mount for holding your Galaxy S20 or S20 Plus while you drive — though the S20 Ultra might be a bit too big and heavy. It supports Qi wireless charging at up to 15W and it comes with a Quick Charge 3.0 adapter that can plug into the socket in your car and a USB-A to USB-C cable to connect it with. The coolest feature is the automatically closing arms which slide gently shut to hold your phone in place. Touch buttons on either side of the mount light up green when it’s plugged in and powered, and turn blue when it’s wirelessly charging your phone. A simple tap on either button opens the arms so you can remove your phone. Keep in mind that the mount needs power, so you’ll want to start the car before putting your phone in. The mount ships with a standard dashboard or window suction cup, a CD player mount, and an air vent clip.
Charge your S20 up to four times faster with the Cluvix USB fast charger kit — either at home or in your car. The company promises to charge from zero to 55% in about 30 minutes. It is ETL certified to support output of 5V-3A, 9V-2A, and 12v-1.5A while automatically detecting which device you own for the proper charging speed. The car charger sports a compact design and is multi-voltage compatible with 100- to 240-volt 50/60HZ input for international travel. It comes with a tough 3.3-foot USB-C power cord.
While it’s not unusual for mobile phone owners to protect the body and screen of their device, Spigen takes it a step further by also providing a way to shield your Galaxy S20 device’s camera lens so your shots always look their best. The camera lens protectors come in a two-pack of premium tempered glass and are designed for an unobtrusive flat look with no raised bezels. An additional anti-fingerprint coating helps to keep the lens smudge-free. It’s compatible with all Spigen cases.
It’s always handy to have a spare cable or two, but not all cables are created equal. The Powerline II from Anker is a three-foot USB-C to USB-C cable that can deliver up to 100W of power, supports speeds of up to 10Gbps for data transfer, and is USB-IF certified for safety. This should cover all your charging and data transfer needs and it comes with Anker’s lifetime warranty, so you can get a replacement cable hassle-free if anything goes wrong.
Whichever S20 model you go for, you’ll get a 25W Samsung charger and cable in the box and it can charge your S20 or S20 Plus at top speed. However, if you bought the S20 Ultra you can charge a bit faster with the right kit. This charger offers the top charging speed your S20 Ultra allows, outputting up to 45W, and it comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable that can handle up to 45W. But before you buy it, consider that your S20 Ultra will only actually charge at the maximum speed when the battery is near empty and that it will slow down as the battery fills. Usually, we would recommend a cheaper fast charger, but Samsung requires PPS (Programmable Power Supply) support, which most chargers don’t have. If you’re determined to have the top speed for the S20 Ultra, then this is the charger you need. However, it’s not going to be worth the price for most people.
Anyone who suffers from battery anxiety will love this portable charger’s impressive 20,000mAh capacity. The USB-C port supports the Power Delivery standard and can deliver up to 45W, and there’s also a USB-A port that can put out up to 18W. That means it will charge the Galaxy S20 and the S20 Plus at maximum speed, but it also supports the slightly more obscure PPS (Programmable Power Supply) standard, which means it can charge the S20 Ultra at full speed, too. It can handle charging two devices at once, and it supports pass-through charging as well, so you can charge it via the USB-C port and charge another device from the USB-A port simultaneously.
This smartwatch is the perfect accessory for your Samsung smartphone, utilizes Samsung’s Tizen software, and is obtainable in two different sizes (40 or 44 mm). It highlights an inventive rotating digital bezel around the bright Super AMOLED display. It incorporates every health tracking function you could ever need or want, including a heart rate monitor, integrated GPS, ready-to-use exercise recognition, and a built-in fitness coach. You won’t need to fret about wet or dry particle contamination because the watch possesses the most distinguished protective IP68 rating. It features 4GB of memory for music and supports many useful apps. It shouldn’t come as a shock that the Galaxy Watch Active 2 is also our top pick for Android users searching for a smartwatch.
128GB gives you lots of memory no matter which 2SO you pick, but they all are compatible for development by up to 1TB using a MicroSD card. We advise getting a card that supplies you with twice the memory, with an extra 128GB. It has an A2 app performance grade, which means that it’s compatible with random read input-output access per second (IOPS) of 4,000 and writes IOPS of 2,000. This capability makes it ideal for immediately opening apps and processing jobs. It also includes a maximum of 160 MB/s read rates, and a maximum of 90 MB/s write speeds. SanDisk markets this card in different sizes, including 256B, 512GB, and even 1TB. It also comes with a plug-in and transfer adapter.
Samsung’s wireless charging stand is compatible with the company’s Fast Charge 2.0 model. That means it can transmit up to 15W of charge at the topmost wireless charging speed. You may want to use your phone while it’s charging, and the S20 allows you to do that with an included stand that enables you to chat with friends over video or watch a film. You can set your S20 at the perfect angle in either landscape or portrait mode while it replenishes. The stand has an internal cooling fan and a green LED light at the base, both of which you can use to switch your phone off while you’re sleeping. You’ll get it with a 25W wall charger and USB-C cable. We believe it’s worth paying a little extra for all the unique features of this charger, as we definitely would.
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