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Which Smartphones Support Wireless Charging?

By December 10, 2018 No Comments

Isn’t it cool that the future is finally here? After all, when you look at futuristic movies or other depictions of what the future has in store, there’s always one thing distinctly missing — wires! Now, with the advent of wireless charging for smartphones, it looks like we’ve definitively arrived at that bright, shiny future we’ve all been imagining for so long.

Of course, there are some limitations. While wireless charging allows certain phones to recharge without being physically plugged into anything, the actual charging pads and stations still need to be wired to an energy outlet. But for all the time and hassle you save by simply placing your Android or iOS device on a charging pad, overlooking any charging pads’ wiring shouldn’t be too much of a problem.

What is a concern, however, is understanding which wireless system and smartphones are compatible. For the first part of this equation, the wireless charging system that overwhelmingly appears to be winning out over all others is the Qi — pronounced CHEE — standard, which is sponsored and developed by the Wireless Power Consortium.

Interestingly, the history of wireless power transmission goes all the way back to Nikola Tesla in the late 19th century. Yet even though other forms of wireless smartphone charging have come into existence — like Airfuel — it took the adoption of the Qi standard by major mobile phone manufacturers like Samsung, Google, LG Electronics and Apple to give this technology mass market appeal.

The second important point for consideration is which phones are capable of wireless charging via the Qi standard. To help you with this, we’ve put together the following list of Android and iOS devices that are compatible with Qi wireless charging.

Android Phones With Wireless Charging

The following Android phones are capable of wireless charging with Qi technology:

  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9
  • Samsung Galaxy S9+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8
  • Samsung Galaxy S8+
  • Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S7
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy S6
  • Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • LG G7 ThinQ
  • LG G6 (U.S. versions)
  • LG V30 series
  • LG V35
  • Moto Z series (with Mod)
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Sony Xperia XZ3
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Microsoft Lumia 1520
  • Microsoft Lumia 1020
  • Microsoft Lumia 930
  • Microsoft Lumia 929
  • Microsoft Lumia 928
  • Microsoft Lumia 920
  • Google Nexus 4
  • Google Nexus 5
  • Google Nexus 7
  • BlackBerry Priv

iPhones With Wireless Charging

The following Apple phones are capable of wireless charging with Qi technology:

  • iPhone 8
  • iPhone 8 Plus
  • iPhone X
  • iPhone XR
  • iPhone XS

If you don’t see your phone on the list above, don’t give up hope just yet. There are special adapters that allow wireless charging for certain older phones. So if you have questions about adapters, wireless chargers or selling your old phone for fast cash, simply contact us today. We’re always here to help with all of your cell phone needs.