We tested most popular 8 wireless Qi chargers to select the best wireless chargers for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max , XR, XS, X, 8, 8+ and Android smartphones (Samsung Galaxy S20 series, S10 series, 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 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 3.15 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 brick. We have tested these chargers with our favorite two AC bricks 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 iPhones (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+)
Anker Powerwave 7.5 Qi Wireless Charging Wireless Stand
Our top wireless charging stand/pad for iPhone For iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+ and Samsung S20, S10, S9, S8, Note 8 etc. is Anker PowerWave 7.5 Wireless charging stand. We find charging stands to be more versatile than 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 reason why we have not selected any “fast charging” wireless stand or pad is because:
#1 We could not find an upright fast charging charging stand with absolutely reliable and dependable charging with protective case on
#2 Fast wireless charging will barely save you 30 minutes (3 hours instead of 3.5 hrs). This is not enough to justify either the steeply high cost or risk with the non dependable chargers
Anker PowerWave 7.5 Wireless charging stand has a small sleep-friendly LED notification light. Multiple charging coils mean in PowerPort 5 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 wireless charging speeds for iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 8+. Also charges Samsung S20S9, S9+, S8, S8+ S7, S7 Edge, S6 and Note 10/9/8)
- Charges S20, S10, S9/S8 etc in about 4 hrs
- Charges iPhone 8 in about 3.5 hrs
- Sleep friendly small notification LED
- Good build quality
- Multiple-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 even after bundling with a wall-charger such as Anker dual 24 watt wall charger.
- Does not come with a compatible wall charger. However, one can easily buy it with an excellent wall charger such as Anker dual 24 watt wall charger.
Best Fast wireless Charger Pad for both iPhones and Amdroid smartphones (including iPhone 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 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 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, S6 and Note 10/9/8)
Samsung Fast Charging Stand 2019
The Samsung fast wireless charging stand 2019 is easily a good elegant looking wireless fast charging solution for Samsung S20, S10, S9, S8, Note 8, and all other Samsung smartphones 9 as well as for iPhone 11, 11 pro, XR, XS, X, 8, and 8+) that support wireless charging.
The 2019 version of samsung’s official wireless charging stand is a much improved version than the 2016 stand. The new changes include a better matte-finish grippy charging surface with rugged leather look, small leep-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 2019 features an eye-catching design, good build quality, and complete wireless charging package (with am included wall charger) .
The Samsung fast wireless charging stand 2019 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 charging solution for iPhone For iPhone 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 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 2019 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)
- Issues while charging with protective case on
- 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.