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I already have the Mophie wireless charger that after the 11.2 update it should allow my iPhone X to start charging faster (7.5W). However, i would like to buy a "regular" charger for when I´m traveling, since the 5W sometimes feels painfully slow.

What is the best combination? I know that past certain wattage the difference in charging speed is minimal so I´m not sure what I should buy.

Thank you.
 

CharlesShaw

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The $19 Apple 12W charger is noticeably faster (label on mine says the output is 2.4A). If you want the fastest option (the fast-charging feature), then you'll have to spend $74 (for the items BasicGreatGuy listed).
 
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bhayes444

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I´m looking at this one as an alternative: https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Charger-PowerPort-PowerIQ-Foldable/dp/B072HHW3GK/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1512229602&sr=8-3&keywords=iphone+x+fast+charger&refinements=p_72:2661618011&th=1

Is this kind of charger MFi? The difference in price is quite substantial, but Anker is a recognized brand.
I have one of these for traveling and it works quite well, never had a worry with it. As BasicGreatGuy stated, the Apple 12W charger is the cheapest option from Apple to get a significant increase in charging speed.
 

ScubaCinci

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Does anyone know if there's a way to tell if it's fast charging vs "normal"? On the Samsung GS8+ I had, when put on the charger, it would say "fast wireless charging" on screen
 

BigMcGuire

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No way to really know without a Kill-a-watt or a USB watt meter thing. I have several Anker chargers and use those all the time. Get the Anker one or the iPad 12w charger - no need to spend $75 for a few extra minutes faster.
 

ScubaCinci

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Ick...I rarely let my phone drain below 50% and charge in small bursts as available. I'll never be able to tell. Oh well, at least there's the potential. All of my chargers are the fast variety type but I have small metal plate in the back of my case for mounting in the car which may impact charge speed which is really why I wanted the indication that fast charging is indeed in progress.
 

bevsb2

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I have one of these for traveling and it works quite well, never had a worry with it. As BasicGreatGuy stated, the Apple 12W charger is the cheapest option from Apple to get a significant increase in charging speed.

The Apple 12W is also smaller and lighter for travel.
 

blaine07

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Pretty silly Apple didn’t implement some sort of “fast wireless charging” indicator on 11.2. have a Mophie Wireless Charger, a Anker and a Seneo and would like to know what’s doing what. ‍♂️
 
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