Qi wireless-charging the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X
iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X
A wireless charging pad is for anyone who owns a smartphone that supports the Qi wireless-charging standard including the iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and X, and the past few generations of Samsung Galaxy phones. The question is : who would like to charge without plugging a cord into the phone itself.
With a Qi charger, you just rest your phone or tablet on the charging pad to power it up. A wireless charger is just a matter of convenience: You don’t have to fuss with physically plugging in a cable. It also frees up the Lightning-connector port on an iPhone, so you can use wired headphones while charging.
Wireless charging is generally slower than wired charging, and the wattage number on the charger doesn’t necessarily indicate how quickly it will charge. For example, our Kollio 15W QI1.2 charger, charged that phone in 2 hours, 25 minutes, while other 5 W wireless chargers generally took between 3 and 4 hours.
The other downside to wireless charging is that you can’t pick up and use your phone while it’s charging, unlike with a cable connection. This makes wireless charging a better option for recharging overnight than for charging while you’re watching Netflix or scrolling through Twitter.