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Best wireless chargers for Android

How many times have you seen your Android’s battery running low but can’t do anything about it because you left your charger at home? Anxiety levels rise as battery power falls.

Luckily, wireless chargers have become a game-changer. Androids were the big winners as they were compatible early on with the Qi standard found in most wireless chargers.

Other major smartphone manufacturers, including the iPhone, have now adopted the Qi wireless charging standard. There are many Qi wireless chargers out there, so to make it easier for you we’ve picked five popular ones that are sure to be winners.

A convenient two-pack of wireless chargers

The Yootech Wireless Chargers are particularly popular because they are sold in packs of two. Use one at home and leave the other at the office.

The Yootech uses multifunctional technology that provides temperature control, surge protection, short-circuit prevention and more. It also has an intelligent temperature control system to ensure your phone will not become too warm and still charge efficiently.

Using the Qi standard, Yootech supports several generations of Samsung phones. It also supports iPhones, but only the newest models such as the XS MAX, XR and XS.

Charging stand provides flexibility

Its design makes the Anker Wireless Charger more distinctive. Instead of the usual pad, the Anker is a stand that can be flipped from portrait to landscape mode.

Anker’s chipset provides 10W high-speed charging for Samsung Galaxy phones. Meanwhile, iPhones get a 5W charge that’s 10% faster than other wireless chargers.

Anker supports many generations of Samsung Galaxy phones. Only the latest models of iPhones can use the Anker.

Answer phone calls as you charge

The great thing about the Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge is that you can still use your device while charging. You can even answer your phone without having to unplug.

Because it’s a Samsung, naturally it supports several older Samsung phones starting with the Samsung Galaxy S8. It also supports iPhones starting with the iPhone 8.

Charge without glitching out other devices

The Andobil Boost stands out because it takes into consideration one downside of wireless charging. Items such as car key fobs are often disabled by signal interference.

If the Andobil identifies foreign objects — such as key fobs — it automatically shuts down. It also has an intelligent chip that provides overcurrent, overheat, over-voltage and short circuit safeguards.

The charger supports all Qi-compatible phones, including Samsung Galaxy, newer iPhones, and LG phones.

Wireless charging in your car

Many cars today provide USB ports so you can charge most brands of smartphones. But now you have a wireless option.

The iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless can be mounted on your dashboard or windshield. It’s also easy to operate as you can turn it on or off one touch and its telescopic arm allows you to adjust viewing angles.

As with the other wireless chargers we looked at, the iOttie can charge any Qi-enabled phone. However, there can be problems charging iPhones if the iOttie isn’t mounted properly. A good rule of thumb is to position the iPhone so the Apple logo is visible above the mount from the back.

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