Best Wireless Chargers For Pixel 3 & 3XL Android Central 2020
The Pixel 3 and 3 XL were the first devices of the series to support wireless charging, paving the way for the feature to appear on future Pixels. Google took a unique approach to the Pixel 3's wireless charging, however, by only allowing fast charging speeds on explicitly supported models. This dramatically limits your selection for wireless chargers that support the full 10W rate, but if you don't mind stepping down to 5W, there are plenty of other options that'll work just fine.
- Made by Google: Google Pixel Stand
- 10W charging speeds: Belkin Boost Up Pad
- Fast stand: Belkin Boost Up Stand
- Sit or stand: Samsung 15W Fast Charge 2.0 Wireless Charger Stand
- Universal compatibility: Anker PowerWave II
- Fashionable fabric: iOttie iON Wireless Mini Fast Charging Pad
- Actually portable: Anker PowerCore Wireless
- Two for the price of one: Yootech Wireless Charging Bundle
- For the car: iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless
- Compact and powerful: Anker PowerWave 15
- Flexibility is king: Spigen Steadiboost
- Charge in style: Native Union Drop
Made specifically for the Pixel 3 series, the Pixel Stand delivers fast charging speeds and turns your phone into a showcase for Google Photos.
You'll get super-fast 10W charging speeds with the Belkin Boost Up in your choice of black, white, or rose gold. We also love how compact it is!
Just like the other Boost Up charger, this one delivers full 10W fast wireless charging to the Pixel 3. The only difference is that it's a stand.
Samsung's Fast Charge 2.0 wireless charger features built-in fan cooling and includes a 25W wall charger. There's even an LED indicator on the front to let you know when the juice is flowing. And if you switch over to Samsung, you'll be able to control the built-in fan.
Anker's PowerWave II charger fixes the biggest problem with the first iteration. Instead of limiting charging speeds and not including a wall plug, the PowerWave II has one built-in. Plus, there are charging modes ranging from 5W all the way up to 15W.
For about the same money as Anker's charger, the iOttie iON effortlessly juices up your Pixel 3 while featuring a unique fabric design that we love.
Rather than needing to be plugged into a power outlet, this pick from Anker is actually a portable battery pack that features a Qi wireless charging pad. There are LED indicators on the side to let you know how much juice is left, along with two USB-A and a single USB-C port on the end. You can even use this as a wireless charger while you're plugged into the wall and recharging the power bank itself.
For the price of one wireless charger, this bundle from Yootech gives you two — a pad and a stand. You just need to supply the AC adapter to get going.
iOttie's Easy One Touch Wireless is made for the Pixel and allows charging speeds up to 10W. This mounts right on the dash or window of your car and is adjustable with the built-in telescopic arm.
Anker's PowerWave 15 is small and portable but has plenty of juice built-in to keep your Pixel 3 chugging along. The company includes a USB-A to USB-C nylon cable, but you'll need to supply the wall adapter.
Spigen is primarily known for some of the best cases available, but the company has a new wireless charger. The Steadiboost allows you to prop up your Pixel 3, or you can have it lay flat, depending on what your use case is.
Some folks don't want a wireless charger that is boring and bland. The Native Union Drop solves that with its unique fabric designs and fast wireless charging speeds. There are nine different designs to choose from, and a cable included, but you'll need your own wall adapter.
Want fast wireless charging? Get ready to spend more
While the Pixel 3 and 3 XL both support the universal Qi wireless charging standard, they work a bit differently than other phones. The Pixel 3 will charge on any Qi charger, but unless it's an official Google-approved one, you'll max out at 5W speeds.
If you want the full 10W fast wireless charging goodness with the best experience possible, we recommend splurging for the Google Pixel Stand. Not only does it get you that top speed, but it gives the Pixel 3 some unique features when it's docked — such as showing pictures saved to Google Photos and having the display showcase warm colors before your alarm goes off to help you wake up more peacefully.
Unfortunately, the Pixel Stand isn't cheap. Doubling that bad fortune, there are hardly any third-party wireless chargers that retain the 10W speed. Your only other options are the Belkin Boost Up Pad and Boost Up Stand. These don't have the special features found on the Pixel Stand, but they do deliver 10W wireless charging for a bit less money.
You can save even more cash with a lot of the other options on this list, but just keep in mind, you'll be limited to the much slower 5W rate.
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