Samsung Galaxy S IV rumored to support wireless charging, dock to be sold separately
1. hung2900 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:25 9 1
I remember that they said Galaxy S3 supports wireless charging in its annoucement.
3. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:30 2 3
You can buy special back cover for Samsung Galaxy S III.
38. Bernoulli posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:54 2 3
Yeah, or else we'd be having something bulky and heavy, like the lumia 920
5. wendygarett (limited) 2 days ago posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:33 8 6
I remember galaxy s3 is rumored to have 13mp camera, made in ceramic, 1080p super-amoled+ and less than 8mm thick....
I guess rumors is just rumors lol
8. AstronautJones posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:36 1 0
But the Galaxy SIII wireless charging was announced by SAMSUNG. Not a rumor. Still in development, I guess. You can get aftermarket wireless charging if so inclined...
Don'tsee the point myself .
20. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:19 7 2
It's not going to be a rumor. My HTC Droid DNA can be charged wirelessly. I have been doing it for almost 2 months now. Samsung would be CRAZY not to add this feature.
Dude my HTC Droid DNA is such a GREAT phone. Everything from the 1080p HD screen/quad-core performance, to the wireless charging I have been enjoying since Nov. 2012. I love that I am an early adopter. The HTC Droid DNA is a preview of what will be standard features in 2013. lol
24. richardyarrell2011 (banned) posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:25 9 6
You still have VERY POOR battery life.
37. fanboy1974 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:23 1 0
If compared to my Note 2 then your correct.
42. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:53 2 4
What do you know about the HTC Droid DNA? You have busted a$$ T-Mobile. Just so you know my HTC Droid DNA gets battery life comparable to the Samsung Galaxy S III ALL on Verizon's BEST in the WORLD 4G LTE.
Get a clue before you speak about poor battery life.
Also you have a poor 720p screen on your Samsung Galaxy Note II. lol
27. Whateverman posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:39 0 0
Thanks for the mini review, I was gonna ask what you thought of the DNA. I wanted a Note2, but VZW has butcher the phone so mercilessly I thought about leaving to get one from Sprint or T Mobile. I still may do that because VZW's new pay more, get less approach just isn't something I can deal with anymore. But if I had to stay, I was thinking the DNA would be a good choice. Im just not sure how I feel about giving up expandable memory and unlimited data to get this phone.
39. Bernoulli posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:58 0 0
On t-mobile you're going to get your money's worth, for 20 $ all you can eat data, 5 $ for unlimited texting, compared to Verizon is a killer deal, with sprint you pay more and get less, their 3G is a joke of network
43. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:58 0 2
I have a 64GB Flash Drive that works GREAT on my HTC Droid DNA. All my movies are there. I also have the whole Looney Tunes Golden Anniversary set, all 30GB's on my Flash Drive & it works flawlessly. Plus the Batman Trilogy (Christian Bale) some Resident Evil Movies, Transformers the Movie '86 & the Aliens Anthology. Plus I also have 2 more 32GB Flash Drives. lol
Storage for me is not that big of an issue.
56. Mario1017 posted on 18 Jan 2013, 01:54 0 1
You done yet? has a high resolution display, get over it, its just a phone and in about 1 month it will be old news.
58. SuperAndroidEvo posted on 18 Jan 2013, 06:32 0 1
Your point is? Thank you "Super" Mario1017. You have been most insightful. lol
Still doesn’t change the fact that the HTC Droid DNA has raised the bar & set forth what is expected to be in the HIGH-END smartphone here in the U.S.
13. Diego! posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:41 1 0
I remember that too. What happened to it? Does it support wireless charging?
31. taz89 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:12 0 0
It has wireless charging support built in...samsung were suppose to release a back cover which would allow it...the tech is already in the s3...you can buy a 3rd party back cover which supports wireless charging though a samsung official one wouldnt be bad...my guess they will release it after the s4 to boost sales of the s3 again.
41. dan86 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 12:12 1 0
Galaxy SIV without wireless charging would be a sad surprise but having this in it is as expected as having latest Android key lime pie 5.0
7. wendygarett (limited) 2 days ago posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:35 0 6
Eventhough I decided to get lumia, I will refuse to get wireless charging... I don't want to say hello to cancer :p
11. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:39 2 0
I'm pretty sure that you won't buy Nokia Lumia 920 or Sony Xperia Z or that you even have iPhone 5. ;)
12. wendygarett (limited) 2 days ago posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:40 0 8
What makes you so sure? :)
18. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:10 13 0
In one article you were claiming that you will definitely buy Sony Xperia Z as your next phone and now in this article you say that you have decided to get Lumia and I already saw that many, many time with different devices so I'm not looking at you seriously anymore.
Or for example in some articles you say "Apple take my money" in other articles you say "Never pay to Apple a single cent" and so on an on...
So in my opinion you are just talking that you want this or that or you have this or that, but in reality you are nor thinking to get something, nor have something, nor whatever else just trolling around and empty talking. ;)
48. motty posted on 17 Jan 2013, 16:54 0 0
57. Mario1017 posted on 18 Jan 2013, 01:57 0 1
Are you really that dumb? Might as well call wifi a cancer causer.
9. hung2900 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:37 0 1
Or maybe you can charge it throught both ways and reduce the battery charging time? Reduce the battery age also.
22. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:22 0 0
"Or maybe you can charge it throught both ways..."
I don't think that it is good idea.
25. Nathan_ingx posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:35 0 0
'...and reduce the charging time' he says, haha...that's something funny i haven't heard in a while.
Hung2900, if what you said won't have harmed phones in anyway, you would have seen mobile phones with multiple charging holes in your device...
51. AWiseGuy posted on 17 Jan 2013, 18:04 0 0
That doesn't work. The phone will preferentially charge through the wire rather than the inductive charger. I know this because I decided to try it with my own phone. You can't "double charge," as I guess you could call it.
4. emadshiny posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:32 0 0
they abandoned good ideas like bendable screen and stick to useless one like distance charging.
10. VLaRueC posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:37 1 1
Wireless charging is great! I rank it right up there as one of the best features ever invented.
14. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:41 1 0
I respect your opinion, but could you explain me from your own position, what is so great in wireless charging?
17. VLaRueC posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:06 0 1
Convenience is my most obvious. In my experience, Palm had it right with their version due to the way it adhered the phone to the charger (touchstone). The Lumia 920 I have doesn't have the magnets but it stays put just fine. When I get in bed, the phone gets placed down and behind charging. No need to fumble around with a cord to find a little hole when I'm dozing off. Now if the phone is dying, and you want to plug it in and continue playing with it, that's a legit excuse to have a wired charger. Then again, the Lumia it's going to die anyway if it's critically low.
21. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:20 1 0
"No need to fumble around with a cord to find a little hole when I'm dozing off."
I agree with that 100%, it is convenient that you don't have to fumble with cord, but in my opinion it is the only one advantage of wireless charging and everything else is just disadvantages.
29. Nathan_ingx posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:49 0 0
For now, maybe, it has many disadvantages. But it won't have as much soon enough...like how Samsung had thought of using a more advanced wireless charging technology, like charging the phone even meters away, it won't be bad as it is now.
And about the health issues, i'm sure there'll be safety measures taken for it if it runs major.
30. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:08 0 0
We all free to use microwave ovens even if we still know about the harm to our health.
26. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:35 4 0
1. Wireless charging is slower than usual.
2. Using wireless charging you are just wasting some % of energy.
3. Wireless charging is not good for your health.
And if you want charge and use your phone at the same time, chargint through cord is the only one solution to do that since wireless charging range is only few millimeters.
And if you want convenience and don't want to fumble with cord, you can use usual charging dock, I think is much better solution than wireless charging.
Anyway, it is just mine opinion. :)
15. specialedition99 posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:43 0 1
What are you going to do with speed or screen seize or wireless charging. No one points out the issues with these phones. The memos cannot sync and u need to to make a backup overtime , when your scrolling through pages , u need to double tap or scroll up all the way. Memos cannot sync via outlook. Either u Ned to download third party app or make a backup overtime. These basic things , get them sorted out. It all pomp no show.
16. willywill_evo posted on 17 Jan 2013, 08:59 0 0
I had wireless charging in my old HTC Thunderbolt and never really used it, i still got the charging pad but i won't bother getting the back cover for the Galaxy S3
23. RohanM posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:24 6 0
instead of charging innovations they should invent long long lasting batteries.... stupid feature...
28. rusticguy posted on 17 Jan 2013, 09:44 0 0
Dirty electricity causes diabetes. So more money for Pharma companies and more health issues for users of this 2 m charging concept :(
32. Shino posted on 17 Jan 2013, 10:17 0 10
Oh, dear! First they copied Apple, now Nokia. Samsung - you can only sue them. :)
34. rusticguy posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:02 1 0
Powermat launched first wireless charging device in 2009. They also copied Nokia? Just asking .... :)
35. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 11:10 1 0
Wireless charging for smartphones is nothing new, people was making own wireless charging systems even before they were announced by samrtphone manufacturers.
44. VLaRueC posted on 17 Jan 2013, 13:40 0 0
Palm was the first manufacturer in the US to embed wireless charging onto the back of the phone. Powermat required a special adapter to plug in. In my opinion, there isn't one disadvantage of wireless charging that can't be countered by an advantage. Even a dock argument is week considering most docks require the phone to be without a case to work. Not to mention, the connectors could wear out with all the connecting and disconnecting. I can also lay my phone sideways on my charging pad which gives me a choice. Cradles don't. One last point, Intel once powered a light bulb from 3 feet away from its power source. Think this form of wireless energy is a disadvantage?
45. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 14:20 0 0
" In my opinion, there isn't one disadvantage of wireless charging that can't be countered by an advantage."
1. Wireless charging is not good for your health. Is it advantage?
2. Using wireless charging you are just wasting some % of energy. Is it advantage?
3. Wireless charging is slower than usual. Is it advantage?
4. You are unable to properly use and charge your phone at the same time. Is it advantage?
"Even a dock argument is week considering most docks require the phone to be without a case to work."
I agree with that, but case also suppress power transfer's productivity and then you are wasting even more % of power! Also case can be to thick and wireless charging just won't work at all.
"Not to mention, the connectors could wear out with all the connecting and disconnecting."
For example look at Sony Xperia Z, on the side you will see special connection for a charging dock, how in your opinion it can wear out?
Also it is still not a fact because it may wear out but also may not wear out!
"One last point, Intel once powered a light bulb from 3 feet away from its power source."
Tesla also made experiments with wireless power transfer, so what?
46. Bilpocalypse posted on 17 Jan 2013, 15:56 0 0
I can counter every one of your disadvantages...
1. The act of breathing is even hazardous to your health these days.
2-4. You can still charge the phone with a wired connection.
47. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 16:16 0 0
"1. The act of breathing is even hazardous to your health these days."
Don't need to be off-topic, we were talking about usual charging versus wireless charging! And wireless charging brings more harm to your health than usual charging. Fact!
"2-4. You can still charge the phone with a wired connection."
I don't say that you can't! I say that using wireless charging you are wasting some % of energy and that wireless charging is slower than usual and that you are unable to properly use and charge your phone at the same time. It is also fact!
49. Bilpocalypse posted on 17 Jan 2013, 17:44 0 0
My point is, that having wireless charging capability is not a disadvantage...ever. Your point is moot.
50. PhoneArenaUser posted on 17 Jan 2013, 17:57 0 0
"My point is, that having wireless charging capability is not a disadvantage...ever."
Of course it is not disadvantage when you have wireless charging capability along with usual charging capability because it gives you more options.
But my point is that wireless charging by itself has more disadvantages than advantages comparing with usual charging!
"Your point is moot."
For example? :)
52. -SEUL8TR- posted on 17 Jan 2013, 18:39 0 1
Just leave it on charge over night, sometimes people tend to forget or become lazy, so this is "COOL"
60. Bilpocalypse posted on 18 Jan 2013, 09:18 0 0
Your point is moot because wireless charging is not the standard... it is an extra feature. You talk like you assume that the phone can only be charged wirelessly. If you don't like it, you simply don't have to use it. So answer me this: How is it a disadvantage if you are not required to use it?
55. VLaRueC posted on 17 Jan 2013, 23:53 1 0
Just charged my Lumia from critical to full charge on the wireless charger. No signs of sickness yet but it did take an extra five minutes to charge..