Wireless chargers bring a ton of convenience when it comes to charging smartphones and smartwatches. Place them on a charging pad (or prop them up in a charging stand), and the charger will take care of the rest. Agreed that the charging speed is not par with wired charging, but the convenience is worth it. Most of the wireless charging pads are based on the Qi wireless standard. However, not all are built the same and may or may not work at their optimum on your Samsung phone.
If you look around, some of the most popular wireless charging pads like the Belkin Wireless Charger does not work as efficiently on Samsung phones like the Galaxy S20 or the Galaxy Note 10 Plus as they work on iPhone or Google Pixel phones.
We’ve compiled a list of the popular wireless chargers to know which charging pad works best on Samsung phones.
So yeah, if you are looking to buy a wireless charger for your new Samsung phone, here are some of our recommendations.
Let’s check them out. But first,
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1. SAMSUNG WIRELESS CHARGER PAD 2021
The only thing you need to note is that the charging pad is not large enough to fuel both the phone and earphones at the same time, unlike the popular Wireless Charger Duo pad. Aside from that, it has cool LED lighting that glows during the day when it detects a phone. The best part is that the light changes to a dim glow during the night. This feature makes it a good device for bedside tables.
Samsung includes a wall adapter along with this charger, but you may also connect a Fast Charging or Power Delivery adapter during your travels.
Do note that the Samsung Wireless Charger Pad 2021 doesn’t charge the Galaxy Watch series smartphones. Though these watches support Qi wireless charging, the watch’s small coils may not align well with the ones in the pad, thereby interrupting the charging cycle. For that, either you will have to rely on the stock charger or get your hands on the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo pad.
2. ANKER POWERWAVE II WIRELESS CHARGER PAD
The coils in this charger are arranged horizontally and vertically, allowing you to prop the phone in both portrait and landscape mode. The former helps you check your phone’s notifications while it gets charged, while the latter lets you watch music videos and movies during your breaks.
When it comes to power, the Anker PowerWave II supports 10W power for Samsung phones. And well, the charging speed has been praised by its user base.
Anker provides a 5ft long cord along with the charging stand, and this cord is not fixed, which gives you the option to replace it in the future. The stand comes with its share of anti-skid pads at the bottom that anchors the device.
3. ANKER POWERWAVE ALLOY WIRELESS CHARGING STAND
On the upside, you get a small and sleek device that you can keep on your bedside table without it occupying plenty of space. At the same time, you can use this wireless charger to juice your other devices, such as wireless earphones such as the Galaxy Buds Pro.
The Powerwave Alloy charger has its limitations. Though the company ships a 5ft charging cable, you’ll have to invest in an adapter of your own. And that can add to the cost.
Do get a compatible adapter for it since a device with small-wattage can affect the charging speed. Nevertheless, this device has managed to amass a good amount of positive reviews, with users praising its versatility and charging powers.
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4. NANAMI FAST WIRELESS CHARGER
Not only will it provide an adequate amount of juice to the charger, but it will also ensure you that you do not incur additional costs.
The device in itself is not too large and should fit most phones well. As per some users, it’s large enough to fit the older Galaxy Note 9 and the much recent Galaxy S20 Plus without issues.
And if that’s not enough, you can prop your phone up in the landscape position. It bundles a charging indicator at its base that glows blue when it detects a phone and shuts off automatically after 10 seconds. Cool, I’d say.
If you are looking for a reliable charger and don’t want to spend a ton, this is the one you should have.
5. AUKEY WIRELESS CHARGER STAND
Nevertheless, the Aukey charger has attracted a fair share of positive feedback from its userbase, with people liking it for its solid design and affordable price tag. Do consider that Aukey doesn’t ship an adapter, and if you do not have a fast-charging wall adapter (or a Quick Charge 3.0 adapter), you might have to shell out extra for the same.