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
If you want a versatile wireless charger that can fuel both your wireless earphones and your smartphone at the same time, you can have a look at the in-house Wireless Charger Pad 2021. Unlike most popular charging pads, this one has a square shape and resembles a mini trackpad. As for the power, it can deliver up to 9W to fuel your smartphone. Here, the dual charging coils ensure that you do not have to worry much about the phone’s proper alignment.
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
If you want to step outside the in-house Samsung accessories, then the Anker PowerWave II is worth considering. One of the main advantages is that it’s not as expensive as the in-house product. Secondly, this one is rated to work exceptionally well in Samsung phones. Since it’s not a charging pad, you can mount it on your office desk and charge the phone when you are working.
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 (just like Always on Display) 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
Another wireless charger from Anker is the Powerwave Alloy. Like the charger above, this one can also provide power up to 15W, although compatible Samsung phones can pull a maximum of 10W of power. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that a 10W wireless charger will take its own sweet time to drive the phone’s battery to 100%. In this case, the ideal scenario is to lay it down on the charging pad when you go to bed and wake up to a fully charged phone in the morning.
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 (see Samsung Galaxy Buds Pro vs Galaxy Buds Live).
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 (see best GaN chargers with Power Delivery). 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.
4. Nanami Fast Wireless Charger
The Nanami Fast Wireless Charger brings the best of both worlds. It’s neither too expensive and does its job as advertised. It delivers 10W of power to Samsung phones, and as long as your phone fits the charging pad, it will juice it up with no issues. Perhaps the best thing is that the company ships a Quick Charge 3.0 adapter with the wireless charging stand.
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
The Aukey Wireless Charger stand is sleek, and yet it manages to bring a modern and minimalistic look to your office desk. You will find similar features like 10W of power for Samsung phones and 7.5W of power for iPhones. Aukey claims that this one can charge with the cover, and that’s a huge plus. Here, you’ll have to ensure that the case isn’t too thick.
Again, if you own one of the bigger phones like the Galaxy Note 10 Plus or the Galaxy S21 Ultra, you might want to consider the size before buying this one.
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.
6. Yootech Wireless Charger
Last but not least, we have the Yootech Wireless Charger. Like the Anker PowerWave Alloy charger, this one is also shaped like a hockey-puck. It carries the usual bells and whistles like 10W charging for Samsung phones and around 7.5W charging for iPhones. Since it’s a flat pad, you can also charge your wireless earphones if you have one.
Like most wireless chargers above, the Yootech one also bundles safeguards against high-voltage and overcharging. To get the maximum out of this charger, you will have to pair it with a Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 adapter. Though the company ships a charging cable, it doesn’t ship an adapter.
The adapter comes in three colors—Black, Black/Blue, and Black/ Red. This stands out in a sea of similar-looking devices thanks to the affordable pricing and the color.
It has earned its share of positive reviews as well and has a whooping ninety thousand reviews to its credit. People seem to love its portability, easy-to-use nature, and value-to-price proposition.
As per Fakespot’s estimates, over 70% of the reviews are reliable.
These were some of the third-party wireless chargers that you can get for your Samsung phone. While going for a charger stand, note that larger phones like the Galaxy S21 Ultra or the Galaxy Note 20 Plus might not fit that well to initiate wireless charging.
In such cases, it’s better to go for charging pads instead. Plus, if the charger you chose doesn’t come with an adapter, it’s always ideal for getting the most out of the device’s recommended adapter.
Last updated on 02 February, 2022
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