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# 181086 1-Oct-2015 22:49
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I'm considering buying a new phone, and one feature which I think I won't be budging on is wireless charging.

With our googling every single phone, is there a list available or does anybody have recommendations?

Thanks!

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  # 1398413 2-Oct-2015 06:43
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I have an insert in my S4 that enables wireless charging, I expect you can do something similar for most phones. It's significantly slower than a good quality charger than a good quality cable, but it's handy. I don't use it all that often because the wireless charger base station I has makes an annoying noise when it's plugged in but not charging.

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  # 1398415 2-Oct-2015 06:58
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good list, not complete, but good list is theairdock.com since their product needs a wireless charging phone they list the supported devices.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1398419 2-Oct-2015 07:29
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If you want a hard and fast rule, just about any phone with a metal body will not have built in support for wireless charging

Personally, i wouldn't limit my choice to those that supported wireless charging, I'd be more interested in fast charging and/or battery capacity. I had a Nokia 920 with wireless charging and couldn't rave enough about how great and convenient that feature was (and it was) then i went back to Android and after a month without forgot all about wireless charging

Wireless was a buzz a couple of years ago, back when you still struggled to get a full day out of a flagship device under moderate to heavy use, these days better battery management, better SOC's, bigger batteries etc you can easily get through a day on a single charge so the convenience factor is mitigated, there is no need to top up charge, and if there is then the benefit of fast charge is a better option
 


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Wade: If you want a hard and fast rule, just about any phone with a metal body will not have built in support for wireless charging

Personally, i wouldn't limit my choice to those that supported wireless charging, I'd be more interested in fast charging and/or battery capacity. I had a Nokia 920 with wireless charging and couldn't rave enough about how great and convenient that feature was (and it was) then i went back to Android and after a month without forgot all about wireless charging

Wireless was a buzz a couple of years ago, back when you still struggled to get a full day out of a flagship device under moderate to heavy use, these days better battery management, better SOC's, bigger batteries etc you can easily get through a day on a single charge so the convenience factor is mitigated, there is no need to top up charge, and if there is then the benefit of fast charge is a better option
 



Couldnt disagree more.  Wireless charging is a must for any phone I buy, the convenience of it is far too great.   It's basically the number 1 item on my checklist for a new phone. #cablessuck.

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  # 1398421 2-Oct-2015 07:33
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That URL missed the various Lumias such as 820, 735, 930 etc.

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  # 1398451 2-Oct-2015 08:50
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Here's another way of seeing at least what's available in NZ: http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=103#rparams=m=s238408083

Edit: the above link is for "supports wireless charging"; this link is to those that have "built-in wireless charging" http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=103#rparams=m=s238408130

Not sure if it's fully comprehensive, but may give you some idea of the options.

I'm yet to be convinced of the necessity of wireless charging, but that may be because I was too stingy to buy a charging base that was known to work properly with my phone (a G3), and the cheap-as one I bought off eBay is notoriously fussy about the phone's location on the charger so I've hardly used it (that said, I understand the G3 is known as a fussy phone for wireless charging). I've just this week ordered another cheap charger (clearly I don't learn from my mistakes!), as I'm over trying to insert the USB cable into the phone in the dark. Hopefully its design (a flat pad) will deliver better results than the first (an angled cylinder).

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  # 1398452 2-Oct-2015 08:59
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jonathan18: Here's another way of seeing at least what's available in NZ: http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=103#rparams=m=s238408083

Edit: the above link is for "supports wireless charging"; this link is to those that have "built-in wireless charging" http://pricespy.co.nz/category.php?k=103#rparams=m=s238408130

Not sure if it's fully comprehensive, but may give you some idea of the options.

I'm yet to be convinced of the necessity of wireless charging, but that may be because I was too stingy to buy a charging base that was known to work properly with my phone (a G3), and the cheap-as one I bought off eBay is notoriously fussy about the phone's location on the charger so I've hardly used it (that said, I understand the G3 is known as a fussy phone for wireless charging). I've just this week ordered another cheap charger (clearly I don't learn from my mistakes!), as I'm over trying to insert the USB cable into the phone in the dark. Hopefully its design (a flat pad) will deliver better results than the first (an angled cylinder).


I just 3d printed these, so my phone is always charging when in the dock.   similar docks with usb type connectors are a pain to use i find and often require force or mucking around getting them to plug in.  the ones i printed i can just drop it in, less than 1 second and its charging, very handy.    And im using cheap qi charges I bought off ebay in them.

 
 
 
 


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  # 1398490 2-Oct-2015 09:48
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Wade: If you want a hard and fast rule, just about any phone with a metal body will not have built in support for wireless charging

Personally, i wouldn't limit my choice to those that supported wireless charging, I'd be more interested in fast charging and/or battery capacity. I had a Nokia 920 with wireless charging and couldn't rave enough about how great and convenient that feature was (and it was) then i went back to Android and after a month without forgot all about wireless charging

Wireless was a buzz a couple of years ago, back when you still struggled to get a full day out of a flagship device under moderate to heavy use, these days better battery management, better SOC's, bigger batteries etc you can easily get through a day on a single charge so the convenience factor is mitigated, there is no need to top up charge, and if there is then the benefit of fast charge is a better option
 



Couldnt disagree more.  Wireless charging is a must for any phone I buy, the convenience of it is far too great.   It's basically the number 1 item on my checklist for a new phone. #cablessuck.



Yeah i thought the exact same until i had no option and soon realized it's not that bigger deal and far from a dealbreaker



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