Charging your phone via cable is the best way to get a fast charge, but it can be cumbersome if you’re not near a charging outlet, are picking your phone up a lot throughout the day, or would simply rather not deal with cables. That’s where an excellent wireless charging pad comes into play. These are the best wireless charging pads for your Android phone.
Note: Regarding Samsung’s Fast Charging capabilities, while many of these stands claim to charge at 10W, your Galaxy phones won’t charge any faster than 9W.
Anker PowerWave 7.5 Fast Wireless charging pad
Anker’s Qi-certified charging pad comes with a 3-foot Micro-USB cable and the necessary Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger so you get the fastest wireless charging speeds. This is a slim and discreet single coil charger that works with all the latest phones with a small LED indicator that won’t keep your bedroom aglow at night.
$50 at Amazon
Get stood up
Seneo charging stand
If you don’t want to worry about placement or you’d prefer to have a great view of your phone while it charges, then this stand is the way to go. It has two charging coils and charges your phone standing up or on its side. Seneo’s stand charges at 5W or 10W and supports all Qi-enabled phones. It comes in black or white.
$16 at Amazon
Add some color
Choetech wireless charging pad
The simple design of Choetech’s Qi-certified charging pad is as appealing as the five available colors. This flat charging is under an inch thick and and provides overheating and overvoltage protection for your phone. Choetech also provides an 18-month warranty in case anything goes wrong.
$15 at Amazon
Charge multiple devices
IBIS 9W dual wireless charging pad
If you need to charge multiple devices at once, this is the pad you want. It has two wireless charging coils spaced a good distance apart, so you can charge two phones at a time. There are also three ports for charging devices via cable. It comes in black or white.
$39 at Amazon
For Samsung diehards
Samsung Qi-certified Fast Charge wireless charger
This 2018 model of Samsung’s charging stand has a Fast Charge feature that works with all flagship Galaxy phones from the Note 5 and on. The stand itself also works with all other wireless charging-enabled phones at standard speeds.
$40 at Amazon
Yootech Qi-certified wireless charger
This 10W charger comes in colorful accents for the non-slip ring, so you can juice up your phone without worrying about it falling off your desk. This model has a temperature sensor to prevent the charger from overheating, and you won’t have to worry about overvoltage or short circuiting either.
$15 at Amazon
For larger phones
Nanami Qi-certified wireless charging stand
If you like to use your phone while it charges, this stand is perfect, since it’s longer than others and can easily hold a Note-sized phone. It has an LED charging indicator and has two charger coils, so the placement of your phone shouldn’t be an issue.
$16 at Amazon
Slim and simple
RAVPower Qi-certified 10W charging pad
This charging pad has a single coil and can charge your phone at up to 10W. It offers all the standard protections against overvoltage and other damaging electrical defects. It comes in black or white.
$15 at Amazon
Aukey Qi wireless charger
Aukey is a trusted brand in charging accessories, and its wireless charging pad is affordable and reliable. It can Fast Charge your Samsung Galaxy phones and will also charge any other Qi-enabled phone.
$17 at Amazon
Anker PowerWave 10W wireless charging stand
Anker’s charging stand has two coils, so you can charge your phone on its side or upright. The lip of the stand is wide enough to accommodate your phone with a case, and it offers high-speed charging for all the latest phones that support wireless charging. To get the most out of this wireless charging stand, you’ll also want a Quick Charge 3.0 all adapter to get the fastest speeds — I’ve linked one down below.
$30 at Amazon
Ditch the cables and wirelessly charge your phone everywhere
Just because your phone supports wireless charging doesn’t mean you should throw out your wired charger. Wireless charging continues to improve in speed and efficiency, but it’s always going to be slower than a wired connection — but if used in smart ways, wireless charging can be really convenient. In my experience, wireless charging is best used to casually top up your phone while you get work done in the office, cook something up in the kitchen, or just hanging around the house.
The prices for quality wireless chargers continue to come down, which means you might be able to better incorporate them into your office and home. Our top recommendation is Anker PowerWave charging pad because it comes with the required Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger and is backed by an 18-month warranty from a trusted brand. For those who’d prefer an angled stand or have a bigger phone check out the Nanami Quick Charge 2.0 Fast Wireless Charging Pad which offers a great value.
No matter which charging pad or stand you go with, chances are you’re going to need the right tech to plug it into a wall, and we recommend the Anker Quick Charge 3.0 wall adapter, available in black and white.