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Which Smartphones Support Wireless Charging?

By December 10, 2018May 17th, 2022No Comments

Updated: December 13, 2021
Originally Published: Dec 10, 2018

The future is finally here! How cool is that? For years, science fiction movies and movies set in the future were speculative about what its technology would look like. There was always one thing distinctly missing: wires. At times, it may feel like we’re living in a science fiction movie. With the advent of wireless charging for smartphones, it looks like we’ve definitively arrived!

Of course, there are some limitations. Not all phones work with wireless charging. In addition, while wireless charging allows certain phones and devices to recharge their batteries without being physically plugged into anything, the actual charging pads and charging stations must still 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.

You may be asking yourself, “Does my phone have wireless charging?” Unfortunately, not all devices and phones have this capability. The Whiz Cells will help you determine which phones offer wireless charging. Learn how to tell if your phone has wireless charging by reading this post; we’re here to help.

Qi Compliant Smartphones

The wireless charging system that appears to be overwhelmingly winning out over all other wireless phone chargers is the Qi – pronounced CHEE – standard. The Qi standard is sponsored and developed by the Wireless Power Consortium. Qi wireless charging is based on the principle of induction: electromagnetic waves are used to transfer energy wirelessly over short distances. The chargers themselves are called “induction chargers” or “inductive chargers.” Qi-compliant smartphones, therefore, contain a Qi receiver coil that allows for inductive energy transfer.

Interestingly, the history of wireless power transmission dates back to Nikola Tesla in the late 19th century. Yet even though other forms of wireless smartphone charging have come into existence, such as 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 its mass-market appeal.

The second important point to consider is which phones are capable of wireless charging via the Qi standard. We’ll discuss what phones are Qi standard compliant in this post. To help you with this, we’ve put together a wireless charging smartphone list. This Qi-enabled smartphone list includes both 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. We have included Samsung phones that are Qi compatible, LG phones that have wireless charging, as well as Nokia, Sony and Microsoft, to name a few:

  • Samsung Galaxy S21, S21+, S21 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 20 or Note 20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy S20, S20 Ultra or S20 FE Edition
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10, Note 10 Plus or Note 10 Plus 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S10, Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy S10e
  • 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 S6 Active
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 5
  • Samsung Galaxy Fold or Z Fold 2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip or Flip 5G
  • Samsung Note 20 Ultra 5G
  • Samsung Note 20 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 10, 10+
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Note 8, Note 5
  • LG Wing, LG Velvet
  • LG V60
  • LG V50, LG V40
  • LG G8X ThinQ (Standard and Dual Screen)‚Äč
  • LG G8, G8s ThinQ, V50 ThinQ
  • LG G7 ThinQ, LG V40 ThinQ
  • LG G6 (U.S. versions)
  • LG V30 series
  • LG V35
  • Moto Z series (with Mod)
  • Huawei Mate RS Porsche Design
  • Sony Xperia 1 II
  • Sony Xperia XZ3
  • Sony Xperia XZ2
  • Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium
  • Sony Xperia 10 II
  • Nokia 9 PureView
  • Nokia 9.3 PureView
  • Nokia 8 Sirocco
  • Microsoft Lumia 950
  • Microsoft Lumia 950 XL
  • Lumia 950 Dual SIM
  • Microsoft Lumia 930
  • OnePlus 8 Pro
  • OnePlus 8T
  • Google Pixel 5
  • Google Pixel 4 or 4XL
  • Google Pixel 3 and Pixel 3XL
  • BlackBerry Priv

Apple iPhones with Wireless Charging

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

Don’t see your phone on the list above? Don’t give up hope just yet. Special adapters are available that allow wireless charging for certain older phones. These special Qi charging pads are attached to the back of your smartphone and are then connected to the device’s battery.

If you have further questions about adapters and wireless chargers or you’re contemplating selling your old phone to upgrade to a Qi compatible or another phone compatible with wireless charging, give us a call! We can help answer your questions. Review our selling process and explain how easy it is to get fast cash for your old phone with The Whiz Cells.