Best Wireless Chargers For Indian Android Users Right Now
Viswamitra Jayavant - Oct 03, 2019
Wireless chargers are believed to be the future of smartphone charging. Many phones already have wireless charging: So what are the best chargers for them?
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If someone you know owns a smartphone and you have to make a guess, it’d be accurate for the majority of the time if you would just say that they’re using an Android. The popularity of Android is 85% of the market. And if your friend is using an Android, make another guess and say it’s a Samsung and most of the time, once again, you’d be right. Samsung is currently the biggest manufacturer who’s using Android and its ecosystem of apps right now.
Most of the higher-end phones nowadays offer wireless charging. It is a capability that Apple initially offered, but Android phone makers are catching up to. Although it’s not very essential, and even when most users never use it, most phones have it anyway.
One good thing about wireless charging, or at the very least, the most popular standard of wireless charging, Qi: You can use it to charge any phones capable of wireless charging. Any phone that supports Qi can use Qi, no matter if it’s an iPhone, a Samsung, or a Huawei. So rest assured, if you happen to be an iPhone user that stumbled into this article, you can still use these suggestions for yourself.
Let’s dive in. Here are some of the best Qi wireless chargers on the market right now.
Samsung Fast Wireless Charger
If you’re looking for a Fast Wireless Charger from a reputable source, Samsung’s Fast Charter from 2018 might be the best choice. The charger has two color options: black and blue (But not the dark shade of blue on the Note 9). The charger is a stand, so you could scroll through your notifications while the phone’s charging.
The fast-charging capability is only available to supported devices like the Samsung Galaxy Note and the Galaxy S series. If you were to try and charge any other phones with it, your phone would only be charged with the standard 5W. So don’t be afraid to get it even though you don’t own a Samsung device.
It’s a good charger to get: Well built, well priced, and definitely good looking.
Price: Rs 4,301
Google Pixel Stand
It’s not surprising that Google was interested in joining the smartphone race. Although it took the company three generations to include wireless charging in their handsets, it’s worth it. Along with powerful hardware, beautiful, extremely capable cameras, and highly streamlined stock Android: If you’re a die-hard Android fan, the Google Pixel shouldn’t be missed. And when you have a Google Pixel in your hand, you should look into the Google Pixel Stand.
It is a little bit overpriced and can only fast charge Google’s devices like supported Pixel phones (Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL), other phones will have to resign to a 5W current. But the best thing about this stand is that if you have a Pixel phone, it can virtually transform your phone into a control center: Acting as an ambient smart display, or even a photo frame. There are plenty of nifty features you can juice out of the Pixel and this stand.
Unfortunately, as expected, you won’t be able to do that with other phones. A good wireless fast charger, yes, but only if you have Google’s phone. Other than that, it’s quite mediocre.
Price: Rs 5,732
RAVPower Wireless Charging Stand
There are several good options for wireless charging if you want to skip your manufacturer’s offerings. But you should consider RAVPower and look through their wireless charging stand. Since the charger has two coils instead of one, no matter if you put it right side up or upside down, it would still seamlessly start charging.
With the QuickCharge 3.0 adapter, you’d be able to juice 7.5W out of the charger for iPhones. For Samsung’s high-end, flagship phones like the Galaxy S10, as well as a range of other high-end Androids, you’d be able to get the full 10W quick charging speed.
The pricing is quite good, neck-to-neck with Samsung’s charger although, with some deals, there could be times when Samsung’s charger sinks below this price point. But on the plus side, there aren’t fast-charging limits to any particular brand.
Price: Rs 3,579
Anker Powerwave Fast Wireless Charger Stand
Last but not least, we have to mention Anker. The brand has been going up in the market for quite a while as the manufacturer of several types of affordable, durable, but totally worth the money electronics. This one right here is the cheapest on the list and can charge iPhones at 7.5W speed, some supported Androids at 10W speed, and the rest, 5W.
But the thing is that there’s no QuickCharge 3.0 AC to make any sort of fast charging happen. So if you want one, you have to buy one yourself. The reasoning behind this move is that Anker probably assumed that you already have the adapter with you already, and it’s not that bad of an assumption: Any Galaxy smartphone today comes with a fast-charging adapter out of the box.
Price: Rs 2,147