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Take advantage of OnePlus 8 Pro’s wireless charging with these pads

After years and years of wishing and begging, OnePlus answered our prayers and finally put wireless charging into one of its phones. Not only can you wirelessly charge the OnePlus 8 Pro at almost the same speed as its wired chargers, but OnePlus also made sure its latest flagship was compatible with the standard Qi profile, so you aren’t entirely reliant on first-party wireless chargers. Here are the best OnePlus 8 Pro wireless chargers to grab for speed, value, and reliability.

Top speed

OnePlus Warp Charge 50W Wireless Charger

Staff Pick


To get 30W wireless charging, you’ll need to buy OnePlus’s wireless charger, which is bright white with some lovely silver accenting around the side. OnePlus stopped selling last year’s 30W version, but you’ll still get 30W with the 50W model.

$70 at OnePlus

Integrated charger

Anker PowerWave II Stand


Anker sells a wide, wide array of wireless chargers, but most of them either don’t come with an AC charger or use old, outdated micro-USB. This one has an integrated wall plug and should charge the 8 Pro at 10W.

$36 at Amazon $36 at Walmart

Value pick

Yootech Upgraded 15W Fast Wireless Charging Pad


This charger might not come with a wall charger, but since it can use either USB-C or Qualcomm QuickCharge, you can use whatever charger you have lying around. This charger supports 15W charging, but don’t expect more than 10W with the 8 Pro.

$10 at Amazon

Convertible charger

Spigen SteadiBoost


Can’t decide between a flat charging pad and a raised stand? Spigen lets you get both with this hinged wireless charger. Just keep in mind you’ll need a QuickCharge charger to power it since Spigen doesn’t put one in the box.

$30 at Amazon

Sweet look

Anker PowerWave 15 Pad


This metal-rimmed wireless charging pad from Anker has a sweet look to it and a smaller profile so that it shouldn’t take up too much space on your coffee table or nightstand. An AC adapter is not included.

$40 at Amazon

Extra style

Native Union Drop


Are you tired of dull plastic chargers? Native Union is, too, so they covered this one with vibrant fabrics and non-slip textures. It also uses Power Delivery or Qualcomm QuickCharge, so you can power it with whatever’s handy.

$50 at Amazon

What’s the best OnePlus 8 Pro charger?

OnePlus touted 30W wireless charging on the OnePlus 8 Pro, but now that the OnePlus 9 Pro, 50W wireless charging is the new hotness. That’s why the charger to buy for the 8 Pro is the Warp Charge 50W Wireless Charger — OnePlus discontinued the 30W model in favor of the newer, faster charger that sells at the same price — but it should still give your 8 Pro top speed. This is still an important upgrade over last year’s model because it has a detachable cable rather than the 30W’s permanently attached wall charger. This means you can fit the Warp Charge 50 in more places and snake it through the wire cubbies on your desk. Huzzah!

If you prefer a more adaptable wireless charger, you’ll have to settle for 10W wireless speeds, which is what most other phones get these days. I’m a fan of the Spigen SteadiBoost Flex because I can use it as a stand or a flat pad depending on what I’m doing — or if my current case has a PopSocket base that gets more finicky with Qi chargers.