Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger Pad

Last updated date: July 30, 2019

DWYM Score
8.9

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We looked at the top 1 Wireless Chargers and dug through the reviews from 7 of the most popular review sites including Android Central, BestReviews, Best10.ai, Top Reviews, The Verge, Gadget Nutz, Best Life 4 Us and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wireless Charger you should buy.

Overall Take

You'll get 10 watts of power with the Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger Pad, cutting your charging time down by as much as 50 minutes. The LED lights not only let you know when you've made a connection, but they also show your charging progress. The built-in fan keeps your phone cool while charging, helping prevent the overheating that can happen as a battery ages. In our analysis of 78 expert reviews, the Samsung Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger Pad placed 3rd when we looked at the top 9 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

Editor's Note July 30, 2019:
Checkout The Best Wireless Charger for a detailed review of all the top wireless chargers.

Expert Summarized Score
9.1
7 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
17,556 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Retailing for a good deal less, the wireless charging pad offers 10W fast charge and LED indicators to indicate whether the device is charging.
- Android Central
March 4, 2019 | Full review
Features Fast Charge technology (works only with compatible devices) and a sleek design. Devices can be charged upright or flat. Rubber nubs underneath keep the unit from sliding around and a compact design makes it easy to place the pad almost anywhere.
- BestReviews
- Best10.ai
- Top Reviews
The Samsung Fast Charge Wireless Charger was just as fast as the RavPower when it came to actually charging phones, and usually sells for the same price point that the RavPower does. It’s also a single coil charger, with an active charging area around the same size as that on the RavPower.
- The Verge
March 29, 2019 | Full review
Fast Wireless speeds. Beautiful Design and larger surface.
- Gadget Nutz
December 21, 2015 | Full review
Its fast charging, especially for the models of the brand. The battery level indicator is a great idea and it can be easily transportable.
- Best Life 4 Us
December 17, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Pricey, and the LED lights are very bright, making it a poor choice for bedroom use.
- BestReviews
The Samsung charger is both larger and taller than the RavPower, is made out of plastic instead of the RavPower metal case, and features an honest to god fan inside.
- The Verge
March 29, 2019 | Full review
Its brightness, a little strong, can interfere in certain contexts, and you have to place the phone very precisely.
- Best Life 4 Us
December 17, 2018 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

Samsung Fast Charge Qi Wireless Charging Pad - US Version - Black

Overall Product Rankings

1. Anker Qi Certified Wireless Charger
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 10
2. Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 5
3. Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger Pad
Overall Score: 8.9
Expert Reviews: 7
4. Anker Qi Certified Wireless Charger Stand
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 4
5. Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 11
6. Anker Qi Certified Ultra-Slim Wireless Charging Pad
Overall Score: 8.5
Expert Reviews: 8
7. CHOETECH Qi Certified Wireless Charger
Overall Score: 8.0
Expert Reviews: 14
8. Yootech Qi Certified Wireless Charging Pad
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 10
9. EKER Qi Certified Wireless Charger Wood
Overall Score: 6.7
Expert Reviews: 2

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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DYWM Fun Fact

Wireless charging may seem like it has only just been discovered, but the concept was actually realized in 1820. Physicist Hans Christian Oersted noticed that an electric current can cause a magnetic field. This idea was furthered 10 years later when English scientist Michael Faraday discovered a way to transfer energy between two objects. That concept is the very foundation of the wireless charging used today. However, the biggest advancement in the technology came in 1890, when Nikola Tesla transferred electricity wirelessly using his now-infamous Tesla Coil. His invention allowed him to illuminate a light bulb from the other side of the room with the use of a high-frequency alternating current.

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.