Is wireless charging more efficient compared to wired charging? We’re not sure if it is. After all, plugging in a cable and unplugging it probably takes about a second. This is probably the same amount of time it takes for you to place a phone down on a charging mat and then taking it back off.
That being said, this isn’t to say that wireless charging is bad. While perhaps not more efficient, it can be more convenient. For example, if you don’t want to deal with cables, wireless charging is the way to go. For some, placing a phone on a charging mat is better for them compared to plugging in a charger, but at the end of the day, it’s personal preference.
Unfortunately, the Poco X3 NFC launched in 2020 does not support wireless charging, a feature that has almost become a default in most smartphones today. The good news is that there are a couple of ways you can actually retrofit wireless charging tech to the phone and here’s how.
What you will need:
- A wireless charging adapter
- A wireless charger
Wireless charging adapter
Since the Poco X3 NFC does not come with built-in wireless charging, what a wireless charging adapter will do is it essentially retrofits the tech you might have otherwise found inside the phone into an external accessory.
This accessory then plugs into the phone’s USB-C port and transfers energy from the charging mat to your phone, charging it.
For the most part, the wireless adapters we’ve come across so far are usually small and thin enough that they can be slipped inside of the phone’s case, so you won’t even know that it’s there.
The downside is that it takes up your USB-C port so you will have to remove it if you need the port for wired charging or if you need to transfer data from your phone to your computer and vice versa.
- Nillkin Magic Tag USB C Qi Wireless Charger Receiver Chip
- MyMAX – Type C 1300mA Magic Tag Super-Fast Qi Wireless Charging Receiver and Adapter
- Yking Qi Receiver Type C
- Olixar Wireless Charging Adapter for USB-C Smartphones
Now that you’ve gotten a wireless charging adapter, you’ll need a wireless charger. If you already have one at home that’s Qi compatible, then you should be able to use it just fine, if not here are some of our recommendations.
- ZealSound Wireless Charging Pad
- Yootech Wireless Charger
- Anker Wireless Charger, PowerWave Pad Qi-Certified 10W
Keep in mind that generally speaking, these wireless charging solutions don’t have the same charging speeds compared to higher-end phones that come with built-in wireless charging, but if you’re fine with slower speeds and aren’t in any particular rush, then this setup should work for you.
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