Ever since Apple added wireless charging to the iPhone 8 and iPhone X last year, the feature has become commonplace in almost all smartphones released since then. And with the iPhone XS and iPhone XR this year, Apple has further improved the efficiency of its Qi wireless charging implementation. If you have still not jumped on the wireless charging bandwagon and are looking for a Qi wireless charger for your iPhone, check out some of our recommendations.
When Apple had unveiled the iPhone X last year, it also showcased AirPower — its own Qi wireless charger. AirPower was unlike any other wireless charger in the market. It allowed one to charge the iPhone, Apple Watch, and the AirPods wirelessly.
Sadly, due to engineering issues, Apple never got around to releasing AirPower to the public and it is still unclear if the company ever will. This means that for your wireless charging needs, you will have to rely on wireless chargers from third-party manufacturers. That’s not a bad thing though since there are some excellent wireless chargers available in the market. Check out some of our recommendations below.
Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR
Samsung Wireless Charging/Convertible Stand
Ironically, the best wireless charger for the iPhone XS and iPhone XR is made by Samsung. The company’s convertible fast wireless charger can also be propped up so that you can charge your iPhone in a vertical orientation thereby making it easier to use it while being charged.
The fast wireless charger supports charging speeds of up to 9W, though the iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR can draw a maximum of 7.5W when charged wirelessly. While the faster wireless charging speed might not be of your use, it can come in handy for your friends using an Android device. Plus, it is always possible that Apple ends up bumping the wireless charging speed on its future devices.
The charger also comes with a built-in cooling fan for better thermal dissipation.
At $49.99, I’d say this wireless charger offers plenty of value for money since it even comes bundled with the fast wall USB-C charger.
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There’s also a non-convertible stand version of the wireless charger that available for almost the same price.
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Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand/Pad
Belkin makes some expensive but quality wireless chargers for the iPhone X, iPhone XS, and iPhone XR with excellent build quality. The two most notable wireless chargers in the company’s lineup as Boost Up Wireless Charging Stand and Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad.
As the name suggests, the first one is a wireless charging stand with a very unique design that allows one to charge their iPhone in both landscape and portrait mode. The charging LED is neatly integrated into the stand so as not to be too distracting.
The charging pad has a very simple and elegant design, with a charging LED that is not too bright to be distracting. The anti-slip surface also ensures your iPhone will not vibrate and fall off the charger.
Both chargers come with a 5ft AC adapter bundled, though they don’t use a microUSB or USB-C port which is a bummer. On the flip side, they offer up to 10W of wireless charging speed and Belkin offers 3 years of warranty. Plus, the company is known for making quality iPhone accessories.
Anker PowerWave Wireless Charging Stand
If you want a wireless charging stand instead of a pad, look no further than Anker’s PowerWave wireless charging stand. Like with other Anker products, the PowerWave also features a very premium build quality. It comes bundled with a Quick Charge 3.0 adapter to ensure that it can charge your iPhone X, iPhone XS or iPhone XR at full speed (7.5W) or other Samsung and compatible devices at 10W.
Despite being slim, it comes with a small internal fan for better heat dissipation and keeping your iPhone cool.
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Yootech Wireless Charger
Another cheap but equally good wireless charger for your iPhone if you are not looking to spend a bomb. The build quality of the Yootech wireless charger is not its strong suit but it makes up for it with its 10W fast charging mode and 18-month warranty.
Even better, the LED light on the charger turns off automatically after 16 seconds when it detects the device is charging properly so as not to be distracting when one is sleeping.
The charger does have a single-coil design so you will have to ensure that your iPhone is properly placed for wireless charging to work.
At $14.99, the Yootech wireless charger offers plenty of bang for its buck. You just need to ensure you are using a Quick Charge 3.0 wireless charger to ensure your iPhone is being charged at its maximum 7.5W capacity.
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Which wireless charger do you use for your iPhone X, iPhone XS, or iPhone XR? Drop a comment in the section below.
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This post was last updated on April 25, 2020.