Wireless charging has been around for a few years now, but sadly it hasn't become as widely adopted as we'd like. That's changing and the various groups that build wireless charging standards are working together and even Apple finally embraced the technology starting with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X.
Many of the best Android phones likely already embrace wireless charging, and if that's something you're looking for in your next phone, here's a list of those lucky devices. Then, once you've found the phone to upgrade to, make sure you get the best wireless charging pads to pair with it.
- Samsung Galaxy Note 20 / Note 20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Z Flip / Z Flip 5G
- Samsung Galaxy Fold / Z Fold 2
- Samsung Galaxy S20 / S20 Plus / S20 Ultra
- Samsung Galaxy Note 10 / Note 10 Plus
- Samsung Galaxy S10 / S10+ / S10e
- Samsung Galaxy Note 9
- Samsung Galaxy S9 / S9+
- Samsung Galaxy Note 8
- Samsung Galaxy Note 5
- Samsung Galaxy S8 / S8+ / S8 Active
- Samsung Galaxy S7 / S7 Edge / S7 Active
- LG Wing
- LG Velvet
- LG G8 / G8s / G8X
- LG G7
- LG G6 (U.S. Versions)
- LG V60
- LG V50
- LG V40
- LG V35
- LG V30
- P40 / P40 Pro / P40 Pro+
- P30 / P30 Pro
- P20 Pro
- Mate 20 / Mate 20 Pro / Mate 20 RS Porsche Design
- Mate 30 / Mate 30 Pro / Mate 30 RS
- Honor 30 Pro / Pro+
- Honor V30 Pro
- Pixel 4 / 4 XL
- Pixel 3 / 3 XL
- Xperia 1 II
- Xperia 10 II
- Xperia XZ3
- Sony Xperia XZ2 / XZ2 Premium
- Mi 10T Pro
- Mi 10 / Mi 10 Pro / 10 Lite
- Mi 9 / Mi 9 Pro
- Mi Mix 3
- Mi Mix 2S
- Nokia 9.3 Pureview
- Nokia 9 Pureview
- Nokia 8 Sirocco
- Nokia 6 (2018)
The rest of the wireless charging Android phones
- OnePlus 8 Pro
- Motorola Edge+
- ZTE Axon 10 Pro
- ZTE Axon 9 Pro
While wireless charging may not be as fast as a traditional plug, being able to plop your phone on a wireless charging block/stand/mat while at your desk, eating dinner, or sleeping can make a world of difference to the phone and its user. It helps that some of these new devices, like the OnePlus 8 Pro, are seeing the boundaries of wireless charging speeds pushed. OnePlus finally brought wireless charging to one of its handsets, and instead of being limited to the standard 10W or 15W, the 8 Pro features speeds up to 30W (with a compatible charger).
Samsung is usuaully one of the companies to lead the way in terms of pushing the limits of what Android can do, and the company did the same thing with charging. Sure, you are able to see wireless charging speeds up to 15W, but the real benefit for Samsung flagships is the company's "Wireless PowerShare". This makes it so you can plop some of the best wireless earbuds onto the back of your Galaxy Note 20 and they will be charged wirelessly.
We'll update this list periodically with new devices that support this wonderful feature.
Update September 2020: Added the newest phones that support wireless charging.
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