Does your mobile device support wireless charging or Qi charging?
Wireless charging is a technology that allows charging over (very) short distances without cables. The advantage of wireless charging is that it’s quicker and easier, as you don’t have to plug and unplug each time – you just place your device on top of your wireless charging pad. It also looks neater on tables and you can charge your devices anytime.
Does your smartphone support Qi wireless charging? Below are the models that support wireless charging:
◆ Apple iPhone: 8, 8 Plus, X, XR, XS, XS MAX
◆ Samsung Galaxy: Note 9, S9, S9+, Note 8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge (Plus more devices)
◆ Sony: Xperia XZ3, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ2 (Plus more devices)
◆ LG: G7 ThinQ, V30, G6 (US version only), G4 (optional), G3 (optional) (Plus more devices)
◆ Nokia: 8 Sirocco
◆ Huawei: Mate series (Plus more devices)
◆ Microsoft Lumia: 1520, 1020, 930, 929, 928, 920
◆ Google Nexus: 4, 5, 6, 7 (2013) Pixel series
◆ BlackBerry: Priv (Plus more devices)
If you can find your smartphone in the list, it means your smartphone is designed with a thin adapter that includes the required coil for wireless charging. You can place your mobile on the magnetic charging platform and it will automatically start charging. Fast and user-friendly.
However, if you cannot find your smartphone in the list, maybe you are still using an older version of smartphones. Does it mean that you cannot enjoy wireless charging, except from buying a new iPhone XR or Android S9? First we need to know how wireless charging works.
When the receiving magnetic plate on the mobile device comes into contact with the transmitter - or at least within the specified range - the magnetic field generates an electrical current within the device. This current is then converted into direct current (DC), which in turn charges the built-in battery. All of these just happen in 1 second.