When you look at the majority of smartphones these days, wireless charging can be considered almost a standard feature. We say almost because there are some manufacturers who have opted not to include the tech in their phones, like the Oppo Reno 7 Pro.
While some handset makers may cite technical philosophies as to why they don’t believe in wireless charging, including it will at least give users the option to choose. Thankfully, if you own the Oppo Reno 7 Pro and want wireless charging, it’s actually pretty easy to retrofit wireless charging tech on the phone, and here’s how.
What you will need
To give your Oppo Reno 7 Pro wireless charging, you will need a couple of accessories to start:
- A wireless charging adapter
- A wireless charger
Wireless charging adapter
A wireless charging adapter uses more or less the same components as wireless charging inside of a phone, except in this case, it will exist outside of the phone instead of being in it.
The wireless adapters we’ve chosen connect to the phone via its USB-C port, where the power it receives from the wireless charger is sent to the phone which is then charged. This makes it quick and easy to install, but keep in mind that this method also means that if you need to transfer data, you will have to remove the adapter first to free up the USB-C port, unless you’re using a wireless method of data transfer.
It is also thin enough where it should be able to fit inside of a smartphone case, but it’s best to check the measurements just to be safe.
- 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 will need a wireless charging mat to charge your phone on. If you’re new to wireless charging and don’t already have one lying around at home or the office, then these are some charging mats you might be interested in checking out:
- ZealSound Wireless Charging Pad
- Yootech Wireless Charger
- Anker Wireless Charger, PowerWave Pad Qi-Certified 10W
As we mentioned previously, since the phone lacks native wireless charging, you’re pretty much at the mercy of what third-party charging accessories have to offer. In most cases it can be pretty slow, especially when you consider the fact that there are phones with native wireless charging that can go as fast as 50W, but like we said, if the convenience of going wireless is something you must have, then this is the compromise you’ll have to make.
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