Best Wireless Powerbanks for iPhones and Android Phones

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Wireless power banks are a relatively recent category of portable chargers. Wireless power banks can charge your phone continuously without using a cable by simply placing your phone (or smartwatch) on top of the power bank. This is very handy while working or during travel. You can also use wireless power banks like normal power banks and charge phones normally using cable to get 40-50% more battery back-up.

Before we go further, here are things to keep in mind about wireless power banks –

  • iPhones : iPhones support 7.5-watt maximum wireless charging. This means about 50% charge in 1 hour to 1 hr 20 mins for most iPhone 12/12 Pro, 11/XR etc. Hence, most iPhones will get charged by wireless power banks about 50% faster than the stock Apple 5-watt charger.
  • Android phones: Samsung S/Note, Pixels and other premium Android phones support maximum 10-watt wireless charging. This is about half the speed of Samsung/Pixel/LG/Moto adapters (18-25 watt) that come with your phone.  10-watt wireless charging means about 50% charge in 50-60 minutes for most new phones. Full charging takes minimum 2+ hours.
  • All wireless power banks can also function as wired power banks. In wired mode, the charging speed will be almost twice the speed compared to wireless mode.
  • Wireless charging is about 25-30% less efficient than wired charging. To get maximum possible backup from your powerbank, it is better to charge in wired mode. A 10,000 mAh wireless power bank will fully charge an iPhone 12 Pro about 1.5 times in wireless mode but charge it two times in wired mode.

Here is our picks of the best wireless power banks currently available in the market on the basis of observed charging performance, build quality, charging speed, weight/size, and customer support.

Best Wireless Power Bank for iPhones, Samsung S/Note & Google Pixels

ZMI LevPower 10000 18-watt USB-C PD + Wireless Charging Power bank (18-watt USB-C wired & 10-watt wireless)

ZMI Levpower 10000 18-watt USB-C PD wireless power bank  from ZMI/Xiaomi (the world’s 2nd largest phone maker), is our top pick among wireless power banks for iPhones, Samsungs and Google Pixels. ZMI 10000 Wireless power bank  offers an excellent balance of features, price, build quality, weight and customer service which makes it the best power bank in our opinion to try wireless charging.

Wireless portable charger for iPhone 13
ZMI 10000 USB-C PD wireless is a slim wireless power bank that also fast-charges latest iPhones and Androids to 50% in 30 mins over USB-C PD
IPhone 13 wireless portable charger
ZMI Levpower 10000 looks sleek and and is also excellent as a wired power bank

ZMI Levpower 10000 Wireless power bank portable charger will charge iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max/XR/SE 2/XS/XS Max/8/8+ and most Qi wireless charging compatible Android smartphones (such as S21 series, S20/S20+/S10/S9/S8/Note 9/8/LG G6/G7) from 20% to 100% two times in wireless mode and from zero to 100% two times in wired mode. It will fully charge iPhone 8 about 2.4 times in wireless mode and about three times in wired mode.

The powerbank itself will get charged in about 4.5 hours using a 18-watt iPhone 11 Pro USB-C charger. Most chargers that come with newer iPhones/Android phones these days can supply 18-watt PD or Quickcharge output and can be used to charge ZMI 10000 Wireless power bank. If you have slower Apple 5-watt charger, the power bank will take about 12 hours to get charged with it.

ZMI Levpower 10000 Wireless power bank measures 6.1 inches x 2.9 x .6 inch and weighs around 8 oz (250gm). The powerbank looks good and is quite slim and can be used both as a charging pad and as an handheld power bank.

The power bank supports maximum supported charging speed for both latest iPhones (7.5 watt)  and for latest Samsung phones (10-watt).

Another great plus for Aukey 10000 Wireless power bank is ZMI’S excellent 18 month warranty. This, coupled with Lightning input port for direct charging with iPhone adapters, makes ZMI Levpower 10000 Wireless power bank our top pick as wireless power bank.

 

 

ZMI Levpower 10000 Wireless power bank Pros:

  • The power bank can be charged while it is charging a phone wirelessly. This allows you to keep it fully topped up as you charge your phone.
  • 18-watt USB-C PD support means it fast charges latest iPhones 12, 12 pro, 12 mini, 11, 11 Pro, /XR from zero to 60% in 30 mins
  • Also fast charges latest Samsung phones and Pixels/LG/Huawei/Moto phones from zero to 50% in 30 mins
  • Supports 18-watt USB-C PD and 12-watt charging in wired mode
  • Can be charged via USB-C or Lightning port
  • Supports fast 10-watt Samsung wireless charging
  • Supports fast 7.5-watt wireless charging for new iPhones 12, 11/XR etc.
  • Power bank gets charged in just 4.5 hours
  • Excellent build quality, robust enough for heavy use.
  • Can charge two devices at once – one in wireless mode and one in wired mode.
  • Charges both Qi charging compatible Androids and iPhones
  • Stylish 0.6 inch slim design
  • USB-C to USB-C cable included.
  • Lightning input port for charging the power bank directly with iPhone adapters
  • Great price for the premium quality!

  Cons

  • No cables included! Still it is hard to complain given its premium quality and low price. Also, it can be charged directly via iPhone Lightning adapters or Android USB-C adapters and charge phones at same time – all without any cable and just your phone adapter.

Best Wireless Powerbank for iPhones & Samsung/Pixels (Close Runner-Up)

Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless USB-C PD (18-watt USB-C wired & 10-watt wireless)

Wireless power bank
Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless is an excellent wired/wireless power bank that can double as a wireless charging pad

Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless is our next pick as best wireless power bank for iPhones, Samsung S/Note and Pixels. This power bank also offers a great wireless charging speed (10-watt) and also offers 18-watt USB-C PD wired fast-charging for new iPhones or Android phones.  Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless will charge all Qi wireless charging compatible phones such as iPhone 12, 11/11 Pro/Max/XR/XS/XS/Max/X/8/8+ at 7.5 watt max charging speed and Android smartphones (such as Galaxy S21 series, S20/S20+/S10/S10+/S9/S8/Note 10/9/8/LG G6/G7) at 10-watt max wireless charging speeds .

Just like the ZMI 10000, it charges the iPhone 12, 11/XR/XS/S10/S9/S8 about 1.5 times while charging in wireless mode and about twice in wired mode.  Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless  will fully charge iPhone 8, which has a much smaller 2000mah battery, about 2.5 times in wireless mode and about 3 times in wired mode.

The Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless will get charged in about 4 hours using a USB-C charger or in 8 hrs with a 2.4 amp wall charger such as the iPad wall charger. In fact, almost all chargers that come with newer Android phones these days can supply 2/2.4 amps @5V and can be used to charge the power bank.

Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless measures 5.2 inches x 2.7 x .6 inches and weighs around 8.5 oz (250gm). It has a grippy textured rubber charging surface which is handy for placing the phone without slipping.

The powerbank comes with 24 month warranty, which is great.  Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless is priced usually a bit higher than ZMI 10000 USB-C PD wireless power bank for similar build quality. This is why it is our second choice after the ZMI Levpower 10000 USB-C PD wireless power bank .

Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless Pros:

  • Passthrough wireless charging support. The power bank can be charged while it is charging phones.
  • 18-watt USB-C PD support means it fast charges latest iPhones 12, 12 pro, 12 mini, 11, 11 Pro, /XR from zero to 60% in 30 mins
  • Also fast charges latest Samsung phones and Pixels/LG/Huawei/Moto phones from zero to 50% in 30 mins
  • Supports 18-watt USB-C PD and 12-watt charging in wired mode
  • Can be charged via USB-C port
  • Supports fast 10-watt Samsung wireless charging
  • Supports fast 7.5-watt wireless charging for new iPhones 12, 11/XR etc.
  • Power bank gets charged in just 4.5 hours
  • Excellent build quality, robust enough for heavy use.
  • Can charge two devices at once – one in wireless mode and one in wired mode.
  • Charges both Qi charging compatible Androids and iPhones
  • Stylish 0.6 inch slim design
  • USB-C to USB-C cable included.

  Cons

  • No Lightning input port like ZMI Levpower 10000

Best Wireless Powerbank for Samsung Phones

Samsung 10000 Wireless USB-C fast-charging power bank  (15-watt wired & 7.5-watt wireless)

Wireless portable charger for Samsung S10 Plus and Note 10, Note 9
Samsung 2-in-1 10000 Wireless + wired portable charger has a premium design

Samsung 10000 Wireless USB-C portable charger is our next top best choice as fast charging wireless+wired 2-in-1 powerbank for Samsung S21 series, S20, S20+, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, S8, Note 20/10/9, Note 8 and other Samsung Phones that support wireless charging.

Wireless power banks free you from cables and allow you to simply put the phone on top of the power bank for charging. This enables you to quickly pick it up and answer calls or see messages whenever needed without bothering with the cable.

Released in April 2019 by Samsung, Samsung 10000 Wireless portable charger provides 100% compatible, and most versatile power backup solution for all Samsung phones including S21/S20 series, S10, S10+, S10e, S9/S9+ as it offers both compatible fast wireless charging (7.5-watt) and fastest wired charging (15-watt) for the Samsungs. It is a USB-C input powerbank that can be charged directly with your Samsung S or Note chargers in just 4 hours.

In wired mode, Samsung 10000 Wireless USB-C portable charger  will fully charge S10, S10e, S9, S9+, S8, S7, S6, Note 8 etc. two times. It will charge S21, S21+, S20+ and Note 20/10 from 30% to 100% about two times. It will charge Samsung phones at their maximum possible 15-watt charging speed (zero to 50% in 30 mins) in wired mode.

Best Wireless power bank for Samsung S10, S10+, S9, S8
Samsung 10000 Wireless charger can charge Galaxy watch wirelessly and charge phone at same time

In wireless mode, Samsung 10000 Wireless USB-C portable charger  will charge S10, S10e, S9, S9+, S8, S7, S6, Note 8 etc. about 1.5 times. It will charge S21, S20, S10+, and Note 10/9 about one time. Besides Samsungs, Samsung 10000 Wireless charger  will also  wirelessly charge iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS, XR, X, XS Max, 8, and 8+. It also fast-charges all other Qi phones such as Google Pixels.

Samsung 10000 Wireless charger  supports 10-watt Qi wireless charging and charges latest Samsung phones at 10-watt wireless charging speed (zero to 50% in about 50 minutes).

Samsung 10000 Wireless USB-C portable charger has a weight of 7.5 oz (238 gm) making it the lightest wireless fast-charging 10000mah portable charger for S10, S9, S8.

Samsung 10000 Wireless USB-C portable charger  Pros

  • Supports fast wireless charging (7.5-watt) for latest Samsung phones including S20/S20+/S10+/S10.
  • Supports fast wired charging (15-watt) for latest Samsung phones including S20/S20+/S10/S10+.
  • Can charge two phones/devices at once – one wirelessly and one with cable
  • Works as a wireless charging pad when plugged in to power.
  • Can wirelessly charge Samsung Galaxy watch and other Qi devices such as wireless earbuds etc.
  • Zero to 50% charge for S10+, S21, S20, S20+, S10, S9+, S9, S8, S7, Note 10/9/8 in about 30 mins
  • Qi wireless support allows it to deliver fastest wireless charging (10-watt) for latest iPhones 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS etc. and Pixel 4, 4 XL, 3/3 XL etc.
  • USB-C charging for the powerbank directly using Samsung chargers
  • Slim design
  • Fully charges in 4 hours with standard Samsung USB-C chargers that come with S10/20, S9, S8, Note 9, Note 8 etc.

Cons

  • No USB-C PD wired fast-charging support for fast-charging iPhones 11/11 Pro/XR/XS/8/8+. This makes it unsuitable for latest iPhones.

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