Apple, through its latest iPhone iterations has already joined the wireless charging bandwagon, specifically among the iPhone X, 8 and 8+ units. While there already are several wireless chargers available, the reality is that not all of these are compatible with Apple brands. With that said, what are some of the things you ought to consider in choosing a charger for iphone wireless charging?
Qi or PMA?
There are 2 different standards that are employed in the realm of wireless charging. Fans could pick between Qi or PMA (Power Matters Alliance), with the former being the more widely preferred, and thus having more iPhone-compatible units. If you want to be sure that these are indeed, compatible, then you have 2 options, either the Belkin Boost Up or the Mophie Wireless Base.
5W or 7.5W?
The higher the wattage, the faster the charging. You should keep in mind, however, that not all of the units out in the market are capable of adapting to a faster 7.5W. Always be mindful of the software updates which enable support for faster charging. If you’re fine with just getting the “feel” of wireless charging, however, then a 5W charger would suffice.
Flat or Standing?
This refers to how your iPhone would be positioned when charged. Some are flat, and some are angled. The flat one is as simple as it gets, where all you would have to do is place your unit directly on top of the plate. The standing one, however, allows you to use your unit while charging. For the iPhone X, it is a much better option for you to choose the standing one for it’s easier to unlock your device and use it. If you are the kind of person to not use your phone when charging, then the flat pad would be okay.