If you are careful enough, you may find that when it comes to wireless charging, it is always compliant with Qi. So what exactly does Qi mean? According to Wikipedia, it is from the Chinese word “气” and is used for defining wireless power transfer while using inductive charging over distance of up to 4 cm.
Before knowing about Qi wireless charging phones, we need to know what Qi wireless charging is first.
What is Qi wireless charging?
Just as the name shows, wireless charging finishes the charge without plugging and unplugging cords; it is much more convenient, avoids the hassle of cord, and seems safer than traditional wired chargers. There are two main standards in market, one is Qi, and the other is Powermat (PMA).
Qi wireless charging has been adopted by many of the major smartphone manufacturers: Samsung, Sony, LG, HTC, Huawei, Nokia, Motorola and Blackberry, while PMA is less popular on the market. So when choosing your wireless chargers, you should realize that not all the phones are available for wireless charging, and not all the phones supports Qi wireless charging.
Wireless charging isn’t perfect, it still have rooms to improve. Compared with traditional wired one, wireless charger is less effective, and can cause heat, which even drag the speed of charging. So if you go for quick charge, you’d better choose a wired one.
What are Qi Wireless Charging Phones?
As it is mentioned above, not all the phones are available for Qi wireless charging, and if you use a wireless charger to charge an incompatible phone, it is useless. Thus, we need to know some basic products that support Qi wireless charging. Here is a list:
- Apple iPhone: 8, 8 Plus, X
- Samsung Galaxy: S9, S9+, Note 5, Note 8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Active S7 Edge, S6, S6 Edge
- LG: V30, G6 (US version only), G4 (optional), G3 (optional)
- Microsoft Lumia: 1520, 1020, 930, 929, 928, 920
- Google Nexus: 4, 5, 6, 7 (2013)
- BlackBerry: Priv, Z30
- Motorola: Droid Maxx, Droid Mini, Droid Turbo, Droid Turbo 2, Moto X Force
- Nokia Lumia: 735, 830,920,928,929 / Icon,930,1520
- Asus Padfone S
Do I need an adapter?
As soon as you have determined the wireless charging function of your phone, you need to prepare a wireless charger. You can refer to this video to know about how to add wireless charging to phones.
There are different varieties of Qi wireless chargers on the market. When considering how to choose them, there are three factors. One is compatibility, the other is charging time, and the third is design. If your phone supports Qi wireless charging, you should choose a Qi wireless charger, and if it supports PMA, you have to find PMA wireless charger. Generally speaking, wireless chargers take longer than a wired charger to get to a full charge. But fortunately, there are fast wireless chargers on the market, and they save time. When it comes to the design, you may want a portable one, a beautiful one, or a durable one. It all depends on your preferences. Here is a suggestion for reference.
Zendure Q3 is an efficient product that provides rapid charging speed (7.5W for iPhone X/8/8 Plus and 10W for Samsung Galaxy S9/ S8/ S7 / S7 Edge / S6 Edge Plus / Note 8). It is safe and sleep-friendly, which means that there is no radiation and noisy sounds to interrupt your dream. Also, it is case-friendly. Zendure Q3 can juice up your phone through cases up to 6 mm thick, good news for case users! Portable as it is, Zendure Q3 is a good choice for travelers.
One of the pros of using a wireless charger is that, it is tangle free. Yet you must consider one thing, what if your friend comes with a phone that is not available for wireless charging but there is only one plug available? At that moment, a portable power bank seems necessary.
Zendure A3 portable power bank (10000mAh)
Zendure A3 stands out from many normal products with its compactness and lightweight (7.2 oz). As portable as it is, it is also powerful. This little thing can easily extend your phone usage 3-4 times. The frame is covered with two outputs and reaches to 2.4A output speed while charging.
Zendure A5 power bank (16750mAh)
Zebdure A5 is also covered with 2 output ports, which allows you to charge an alternative device. With each port reaches to its maximum speed at 2.1A, Zendure A5 also works with efficiency. By the way, Zendure A-series power banks are compatible with almost all Apple and Android smartphones, tablets and other USB-charged devices. Zendure portable chargers also offer the optimal use for charging.
To sum up, for phones that support Qi wireless charging, it is wise to get your phone prepared with both chargers and power banks for the sake of convenience.