Wireless charging is a feature that has been available on Android devices since 2012 and has been a standard for manufacturers like Samsung for a few smartphone generations. In fact, if you have one of the following recent smartphones, you can charge your phone wirelessly using any of the accessories on our list.
Recent Android Phones with Qi Wireless Charging
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Galaxy S8
- Samsung Galaxy S8+
- Samsung Galaxy S8 Active
- Samsung Galaxy S7
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge
- Samsung Galaxy S7 Active
- LG G6
- Moto Z (requires a mod)
- Moto Z2 Force (requires a mod)
- Moto Z2 Play (requires a mod)
Curious about the best wireless charging accessories to use with your phone? All of the above phones support the Qi wireless charging standard, which is what the new iPhone 8 and iPhone X will finally support. Now that Apple has finally caught up to the world of Android, you can bet you’ll see a lot more Android manufacturers making wireless charging a feature for their smartphones.
The best charging accessory really depends on the orientation you want to charge your phone. Here’s a peek at some of the best available on Amazon with our recommendations highlighted based on our past reviews.
Anker Wireless Charger
This Anker wireless charger is pretty great because it can charge your phone up to two times faster than most wireless chargers. It has a few LED indicators around the edge that light up when the phone is being charged, as well as safety features to protect against overheating.
Incipio Ghost 110
Incipio is one of the most respected and trusted case manufacturers for Android phones, so it’s not surprising that they also offer a Qi wireless charging plate. It’s not quite a fast as Anker’s wireless charging plate, but it does have an LED on the side that lets you know your phone has made the connection.
Samsung Wireless Charging Stand
Samsung offers its own Qi wireless charging stand for its devices, but even if you don’t have a Samsung phone it will charge any Qi-enabled device. It’s pretty nifty because it’s different than the previous two, as it allows you to stand your phone up instead of laying it down on a pad. That’s ideal if you have pets who might knock your phone off a pad.
Turbot Wireless Charging Stand
This is another upright stand for those of you who may not like the idea of laying your phone down in a way that it can be easily nudged off of the pad. It holds your phone at a comfortable viewing angle for reading or gaming, so you can still use the phone while you’re charging it.
Samsung Wireless Charging Pad
Wireless charging has been around so long on Android that manufacturers like Samsung have released several different charging puck ideas. If you don’t like the way the Samsung stand above holds the phone, this one is just a puck you set on your desk and lay the phone on top. It’s more akin to the Anker charge pad in it’s design.
Tylt Vu Wireless Charger for Cars
Wireless charging at home is nice, but it quickly becomes annoying when you’re switching between setting your phone down to charge and having to plug it up while you’re in the car. If you use GPS and other features that drain your smartphone’s battery while you’re driving, consider the Tylt Vu wireless charging dock. It can hold any size phone and will charge any Qi compatible smartphone. If you want to know more about this wireless charger, be sure to check out our review.