Best Wireless Chargers for iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus

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  1. MacRumors macrumors bot


    Apr 12, 2001

    With the release of the iPhone X, iPhone 8, and iPhone 8 Plus, Apple now supports Qi-based wireless inductive charging on its latest phones, and that means charging pads have quickly become popular accessories for iPhone owners.


    Apple's favored partners for wireless charging pads are Belkin and mophie, and Apple is carrying a $60 charger from each company in its own online and retail stores. But there are lots of other options available on the market, and we've had a chance to try out a number of them, so we're rounding them up in this guide which we'll continue to update going forward.

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  2. kmm333 macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2016
    “Best Wireless Chargers...” /proceeds to list nearly every option
  3. jmgregory1 macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2010
    Chicago and a few other places around the world
    Hopefully with Apple now in the Qi market, we'll start to see more better looking (and functioning) chargers hitting the market. I'm currently using the Mophie charger, which seems to work fine, but I'd like to see something even less intrusive design-wise - especially for the stand-version for desk use at work.
  4. UnLiMiTeD558 macrumors 6502a

    Dec 20, 2009
    Happy my Samsung one is listed as a certified one
  5. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor


    Staff Member

    Jan 20, 2005
    Point taken, but part of the difficulty is that "best" means something different to everyone. So it's really an overview laying out some impressions that will hopefully help everyone be more aware of the options out there and help them decided for themselves what will work best for their situation and usage patterns.
  6. Mobster1983 macrumors 6502a

    Sep 8, 2011
    Glad to see this list. Just got an iPhone 8 Plus for my wife and myself, and don't really see much of the benefit of wireless charging. I understand it is faster, but I usually only charge at night. Takes all of 5 seconds to plug my phone in and the charging pad still needs a power cable running to it.

    I suppose getting a larger pad (which would then take up too much space on my nightstand) would be beneficial to charge more than one device. Apple's pad, when it comes out, may be interesting. Once iPads have this feature added, I would hope to see charging devices that can hold multiple devices vertically to save space.

    Don't get me wrong, I am glad this option is included. Interested to see where it goes from here, but with only one device to charge using this, not sure it is worth the extra cost just to avoid plugging in my phone itself.
  7. meaning-matters macrumors 6502


    Dec 13, 2013
  8. Sasparilla macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2012
    Have to say, am enjoying my very old Nokia wireless charging plate (DT-900) ~$30 on eBay with my 8 Plus. Very happy I can use them, but especially with an iPhone.
  9. iHateMacs macrumors 6502a


    Aug 13, 2008
    Coventry, UK
    Lucky I kept my old charger I had for my Galaxy S7 Edge. Works fine on the X in portrait or landscape.

    It is a stand type. At least with that I can see the display from my bed if anything pops up.

    I charge overnight so speed is not important.
  10. kmm333 macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2016
    Agreed! It was a nice overview of the different options. I was just expecting something different given the title. Thanks for the post.
  11. Bladery macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2015
    Well, I thought you would compare at least the two Apple certified 7.5 watt adapters and some other chargers...
    Would like to know the charging speed difference...
  12. jmgregory1 macrumors 68000


    Jun 24, 2010
    Chicago and a few other places around the world
    I felt similarly to you before getting my X and Mophie Qi charger. But now that I've got a week of use under my belt with the wireless charger, I want to ditch all my corded chargers - as does my wife, even though she's still on a 7. There is something really liberating when you can just set your phone down and have it charge. I've currently got the charger next to my bed, where it's probably less important to be cordless (what's it matter while you sleep), but when I wake up at 3am to read emails (coming in from Europe), it's nice to just grab the phone, read the messages then set it back down, with no cords to tug or get tangled up in.

    Now I want a desk-top Qi charger (stand, so I can easily check notifications) for my work desk, to eliminate having to plug and unplug every time I need to leave my desk. I've already got a custom acrylic stand I designed that holds both my iPad and iPhone side by side, so I may just buy a Qi coil and modify the stand to become a wireless charger.
  13. blairh macrumors 68040


    Dec 11, 2007
    I use a TYLT VU and I love it. Just had to prop it up higher with something in the back. It's too low at 45 degrees for my usage.
  14. Dizzy714 macrumors member

    Jun 21, 2009
    So does the RAVPower charge at 7.5w or not? Has anybody found a DIY option to get the Mophie charger vertical like the RAVPower’s upcoming stand that mounts the puck so you can place your phone vertically.
  15. ramallite macrumors regular

    Jan 5, 2004
    Holy crap I saw the photo beneath the headline and immediately thought of the Holy Grail scene in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. If you have an iPhone 8 or X, you must choose....wisely.
  16. Berti10 macrumors regular


    Jan 24, 2012
    I bought two chargers from IKEA (Rällen), that can be build into furniture. They only cost 12,99€ in Germany and have a Wall adapter included. Very happy with those
  17. jayducharme macrumors 68040


    Jun 22, 2006
    The thick of it
    You won't until you try it. I thought the same thing. Now I love it; I just plop the iPhone on the pad and let it charge. You can argue that it only saves one small step, but for me it makes a big difference and saves wear and tear on the Lightning port and cable.

    BTW, I picked up my charger on eBay for $12 and so far it's working great.
  18. xristy macrumors member


    Jul 31, 2007
    Apple doesn't have a wireless charger. Apple sells Belkin and Mophie.
  19. jankyjamie macrumors newbie

    Apr 29, 2015
    The addition of metric measurements would have been nice... you know, the measurement system used by 193 of 195 countries in the world.
  20. Saskat macrumors member


    Mar 27, 2017
    Does wireless charging put more stress than usual on the battery? I heard that fast charging does, due to fast charging generates more heat.
  21. Jack Delgado macrumors regular

    Jack Delgado

    May 11, 2012
    Did anyone else find that first chart overly complicated? I eventually got there, but it seemed screwy.
  22. himynameisjuan macrumors newbie


    Nov 14, 2017
    I bought a magbak case and it sucks when trying to use wireless charging. It'll charge 1% in 10 minutes. I found myself having to remove the case IF i'm going to be using the charging pad. (mophie)

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