Anker Qi Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad

Last updated date: May 8, 2019

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8.5

Anker Qi Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad

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We looked at the top Wireless Chargers and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wireless Charger you should buy.

Update as July 30, 2019:
Checkout The Best Wireless Charger for a detailed review of all the top wireless chargers.

Overall Take


In our analysis of 71 expert reviews, the Anker Qi Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad placed 6th when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

Power Port Wireless 5 Pad The High-Speed Wireless Charging Pad From ANKER, America's Leading USB Charging Brand Faster and safer charging with our advanced technology 20 million+ happy users and counting Optimized Charging Cut 30 minutes off of your iPhone charging time compared to standard 5W wireless chargers. Just set your phone down on the pad (leaving your case on), then get up and go as quickly as possible with Anker's world-renowned technology. Cover Up Specially designed to transmit a charge through case material. Don't waste time taking off and replacing your iPhone case, just place on Power Port Wireless and let the power flow. Worry-Free Wireless Eliminate the stray radiation concerns and overheating associated with some wireless chargers. Full CE, FCC, and RoHS certification, along with advanced temperature control, ensure a totally safe charge. br>Outstanding At Anker, we believe in our products. That's why we back them all with an 18-month and provide friendly, easy-to-reach support. Charging Devices compatibility list: - iPhone XS Max / XR / XS, iPhone X, iPhone 8/8 Plus - Wireless Charging Case for Air Pods - Galaxy S9 / S9+ /S8 / S8 Plus /Note 8 / S7 / S7 edge / S6 edge+ / Note 5 - Nokia Lumia 830 / 920 / 1020 / 1520 / 930 - Yota Phone 2 - Google Nexus 6 / 4 / 5- Pixel 3 / Pixel 3 XL (The phone's screen will display the message: Charging slowly. )Notes: Do not use Apple's 5V/1A stock charger or a computer USB port as a power supply. When the wireless charger is connected to power, the blue LED light will activate for three seconds. No light will display while the charger is on standby mode. While charging, the light will stay on. If the LED light flashes while charging, please check to ensure that that your phone case is less than 5 mm thick and has no metal attachments, expandable grips, or credit cards. If the problem persists, reboot your phone and make sure that it is centered on the charging surface. Input: 5V/2AOutput: 5V/1A.

Expert Reviews

Expert Summarized Score

8.8
8 expert reviews

User Summarized Score

7.8
2,932 user reviews

What experts liked

- Top Reviews
Universal compatibility with all Qi compatible smartphones. This is easy to use once it's powered and it uses a very small LED light that doesn't cause a disturbance.
- Charger Harbor
March 10, 2018 | Full review
The new Anker PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad is a Qi charger that provides a large, flat surface for your phone. While you still need to generally center your phone on the pad in order to charge, I still find it easier to use than many smaller Qi charging pads. The pad has a non-slip surface that helps keep your phone in place, so if you’re a popular person who receives a lot of notifications, your phone should not vibrate off the pad.
- Technically Well
This is a 7.5W Qi wireless charger that is extremely thin and low-profile with a larger charging coil that dissipates the heat over a wide surface area.
- Android Central
December 25, 2018 | Full review
- Review Meta
- Comparaboo
- Best10.ai
The unit is super slim, and all-black in construction, meaning it will look classy on both a night stand as well as an office desk.
- Lightning Cans
November 16, 2018 | Full review

What experts didn't like

Only Features standard wireless charger, so there's no Fast Wireless charging for Samsung smartphones or the iPhone X/iPhone 8.
- Charger Harbor
March 10, 2018 | Full review
The non-slip surface does seem to attract dust and typically requires a slightly damp lint-free towel to clean.
- Technically Well

An Overview On Wireless Chargers

It may seem like magic, but wireless charging is actually science. Instead of having to plug your mobile devices in with a cord, you can now simply set them on a charging mat and wait. With fast-charging technology, you won’t even have to wait as long. But how can a mat possibly charge your phone?

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Wireless charging works by transferring energy via an electromagnetic field between two copper coils. There are various ways this is done. Generally speaking, the technology relies on the physics behind time-varying magnetic fields, which causes a current if a loop of wire is closed.

The real convenience of a charging mat, though, is that with some of them, you can set your device anywhere and charging will happen. Not all charging mats offer this, though, and some are so small, you won’t have a variety of choices. The larger your mat is, the more important it is to have multiple coils so that you aren’t limited to just one spot.

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Smaller mats have the benefit of being more portable, though. If you travel frequently, or you just want to take your charger to work with you, that’s a plus. However, if you’ll set your mat up at home and leave it there, a larger one may be a better choice, especially if you’ll be charging multiple devices with it.

Many charging mats use LED lights to alert you to charging status. As helpful as that is, it’s important to keep in mind that they can be bright if you keep them in your bedroom. Unless you want a nightlight, look for a bedroom-based charging mat with a darker LED, or choose a spot in your room where the light won’t be as disruptive.

Although it isn’t a must-have, some mats have a bonus feature that keeps your device cool while it’s charging. You may also find add-ons, like surge and overvoltage protection. These little things could help you sleep a little better as you leave your phone on the mat each night.

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The Wireless Charger Buying Guide

  • Before you start searching for a charger, you need to make sure your phone is compatible with the technology. You’ll need your phone to be Qi-enabled, which means it has the build to handle fast-charging technology. You’ll find the iPhone X, iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, Nokia 9 and Lumia 920 have that functionality, as do many newer versions of the most popular smartphones.
  • If you use your charging pad to recharge your phone overnight, you probably won’t pay too much attention to how quickly your mat does its job. But there will occasionally be times when you need it to work quickly. Maybe you’ll forget to charge it one night and need to at least get some juice into the battery before you head out the door. The Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger’s fast-charging capabilities can cut charging time by as much as 50 minutes. Its output is 10 watts, compared to the 7.5-watt Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad and CHOETECH Qi Certified Wireless Charger.
  • With some mats, you’ll need a special adapter to take advantage of the fast-charging technology. The CHOETECH Qi Certified Wireless Charger will only support quick charging with a 2-Amp A/C adapter.
  • At the lower price point, you’ll find many wireless chargers build in only one coil. That means you’ll have to set your phone in a very specific spot on the pad to get a connection. For that reason, it may be wiser to go with a smaller unit that is easier to set on a bedside table or tuck into a bag rather than purchasing a large mat. With the Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger, you’ll find that you have to place the phone very precisely to make a connection.
  • One issue that comes into play with charging pads is that devices can easily slide off, especially with the smaller mats. The CHOETECH Qi Certified Wireless Charger has an anti-slip surface to keep your phone in place, along with antislip rubber underneath to keep it in place on a tabletop.
  • Handy LED lights let you know when your device is charging. The LEDs on the Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger and CHOETECH Qi Certified Wireless Charger also display the battery level. If you’ll be keeping your charging mat in the bedroom while you sleep, the LED lights can be a problem on some models. The lights on the Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger and CHOETECH Qi Certified Wireless Charger may not be ideal for this type of use since their lights are so bright. With the Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad, you’ll get a softer light that’s easier to handle in a dark room.
  • Before you make a purchase, consider the area where you plan to use it. Even a small size difference can be an issue when dealing with an already overcrowded bedside table.
  • You may not think about it outright, but safety features can come in handy. The Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger and CHOETECH Qi Certified Wireless Charger all build in cooling. With the CHOETECH Qi Certified Wireless Charger, you get surge protection and short-circuit prevention.