We tested most popular 8 wireless Qi chargers to select the best wireless chargers for iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max , XR, XS, X, 8, 8+ and Android smartphones (Samsung Galaxy S20 series, S10 series, Note 20/10, S9 series, S8, S7 and Note 8). Wireless charging offers a very convenient and hassle free means to charge your phones while ensuring that the phones are easily accessible while charging.
The Qi Wireless charging standard has evolved over the last few years. Till recently, 5-watt wireless charging was the norm. However, new smartphones such as iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, X, 8, 8+ and samsung Galaxy S20, S10/S9/S8 have introduced faster wireless charging. For iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, and 8+, fast wireless charging mode now goes till 7.5 watts of power draw. For Samsung S20, S10, S9, S8, S8+, S9, S9+, and Note 10/9/8, fast wireless charging draws up to 10-15 watt of power. Many latest Qi wireless chargers in the market now support fast charging for both Samsung phones and the new iPhones.
An useful point here is that both these fast wireless charging modes only offer modestly faster charging times that are about 30 to 40% better than regular 5 watt wireless charging. So, while a 5 watt charger will take around 4 hours to charge a phone like S10, a fast charger will save about 30 minutes to 45 minutes and take about 3 to 3.5 hrs. This is the reason why we have also included well performing 5-watt chargers also in our list.
Many wireless chargers come without an AC adapter and this is a major inconvenience. We have tested these chargers with our favorite two AC adapters and listed them accordingly. Other than charging performance/speed, we have also taken into account the robustness of build quality, warranty/service support, ability to place devices flexibly and sleep-friendliness of the chargers’ LED lights into account as well.
Best Wireless Charger Stand for iPhone 12 and iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+, & Samsung S/Note, Pixels
Anker Powerwave II 15-watt Qi Wireless Charging Stand with integrated AC Adapter
Our top wireless charging stand/pad for iPhone 12, SE 2020, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+ and Samsung S20, S10, S9, S8, Note 20/10/9 etc. is Anker PowerWave II Wireless charging stand. We find charging stands to be more versatile than flat charging pads as you can view the screen and respond to calls etc. while charging. Most users of expensive smartphones use protective cases and many most of today’s top fast chargers have problems charging the phone with the case on. Instead of raw speed, we have gone with charging reliability and robustness – dependable charging with the protective case on. The reasons why we have selected the Anker PowerWave II Wireless charging stand :
#1 It was one of the few upright fast charging charging stands with absolutely reliable and dependable charging with protective case on
#2 Fast wireless charging saves time
#3 Integrated adapter makes it a very good deal, even over Anker’s older PowerWave I wireless stand
#4 Way better priced than Samsung’s and other expensive charging stands
Anker PowerWave II 15 Wireless charging stand has a small sleep-friendly LED notification light. Multiple charging coils mean in PowerWave II mean that you can choose to place your phone either in landscape mode or portrait mode for charging. The charger can handle protective cases of up to 5 mm width – better than all other chargers in our list. This makes it a reliable wireless charger without the need to take the case off.
- Fastest possible (7.5 watt to 15-watt ) wireless charging speeds for iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 12 Pro Max, 12 Mini, 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+. Also charges Samsung S20, S10, S9, S9+, S8, S8+ S7, S7 Edge, S6 and Note 20/10/9)
- Charges S20, S10, S9/S8 etc in about 4 hrs
- Charges iPhone 8 in about 3.5 hrs
- Comes with integrated wall charger making it excellent deal
- Sleep friendly small notification LED
- Good build quality
- Two coils for good charging performance in both portrait or landscape mode
- Charges reliably with protective case on and can handle cases with width up to 5 mm
- Very attractive price compared to alternatives.
Best Fast wireless Charger Pad for both iPhones and Android smartphones (iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+ and Samsung S20, S10, S9, S8, S7)
RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger Pad 7.5 watt wireless
RAVPower Fast wireless charger Pad is a fast charging wireless pad. This means that it supports both the fastest 7.5 watt wireless charging supported by the new iPhone For iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+ and the 9 watt fast wireless charging supported by the Samsung S20, S10, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 10/9/8, S7. It will also charge other non-fast charging compatible smartphones at a decent 5 watt speed.
The RAVPower Fast wireless charger Pad is a lightweight and compact charging pad that weighs just 2.8 oz making it ideal for carrying while travelling. The charger ha sa non-slip charging surface with a small LED chargings status notification light which does not light up the room like other wireless chargers with LED rings etc.
The RAVPower Fast wireless charger Pad comes conveniently bundles with a compatible 2 amp wall charger. The RAVPower Fast wireless charger Pad will fully charge iPhone 8 in about 3 hours and the Samsung S10, S9 or S8 in 3.5 hours.
- Supports fastest wireless charging speed (7.5 watt) for iPhone For iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, and 8+
- Supports fastest wireless charging speed (9 watt) for Samsung S20, S10, S9, S9+, S8, S8+ S7, S7 Edge, and Note 10/9/8
- Charges S9/S8 etc in 3.5 hrs & iPhone 8 in 3 hours
- Small notification LED
- Good build quality with metal build
- Can charge with protective cases on – supports cases with up to 3 mm width
- Grippy charging surface
- Comes bundled with a compatible wall charger
- Compact and lightweight at 2.8 oz (90 gm) – ideal for travel
- Phone has to be kept horizontally with screen facing up. A stand type charger allowing easy viewing of display is more convenient.
- Single coil charger – Single coil chargers require more precise positioning of phones on them than multiple coil wireles schargers such as Anker PowerPort 5. Howeever, this is not a big concern as the flat grippy surface prevents the phone from moving once it is placed.
Wireless Charger for Samsung Smartphones (Samsung S20, S10 series, S9, S9+, S8, S8+ S7, S7 Edge, and Note 20/10/9/8)
Samsung Fast Charging Stand
The Samsung fast wireless charging stand is easily one of the most elegant looking wireless fast chargers for Samsung S20, S10, S9, S8, Note 8, and all other Samsung smartphones as well as for iPhone 12, 11, 11 pro, XR, XS, X, 8, and 8+, Google Pixels that support wireless charging.
The latest Samsung’s official wireless charging stands are a much improved version of older Samsung stands. The changes include a better matte-finish grippy charging surface, small sleep-friendly LED notification light compared to the big LED ring in the 2016 version, as well as an option to purchase a convertible stand that can be used both as a charging pad to place the phone horizontally or as a charging stand for placing the phone in an angled standing position for easy continuous viewing of the phone’s display and touchscreen for receiving calls etc.
The Samsung fast wireless charging stand features an eye-catching design, good build quality, and complete wireless charging package (with am included wall charger) .
The Samsung fast wireless charging stand has a small notification LED at from that is blue during charging and glows green when the phone is done charging. The charging itself slightly more than 3 hours for S10/S9/S8 (compared to about 3.5+ hours with regular chargers.)
The Samsung wireless charging stand is also a great wireless charger for iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8+ on the basis of build quality alone, even though it does’nt support the 7.5 watt fast charging for iPhone For iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+. There is hardly a 30 minute difference (3 hrs vs 3.5 hrs ) between fast wireless charging for iPhone X/8 and charging it on Samsung fast wireless charging stand and we think this is too little difference to matter much in real life.
The Samsung charging stand 2019 comes in 3 colors (though the stock varies) and also looks much elegant the earlier 2016 version.
- Fastest supported wireless charging for Samsung S20, S10, S9, S9+, S8, S8+ S7, S7 Edge, S6 and Note 10/9/8
- Charges S20/S10/S9/S8 etc in 3-3.5 hrs
- Comes with a compatible wall charger
- Sleep friendly small notification LED
- Very high build quality
- Elegant look and finish
- Grippy charging surface
- Multiple-coils for charging well in either portrait or landscape mode
- No 7.5 watt fast charging support for iPhone For iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+. This is not a big deal as 7.5 watt fast charging for iphones will just save about 30 minutes over regular charging (3 hrs vs 3.5 hrs)
- Steep price compared to competition
if you have purchased a Samsung wireless charger, please look for Samsung hologram on your shipped Samsung charger and register the product on Samsung website to confirm that it is genuine.