Results: do you use wireless charging?


So, wireless charging is pretty popular nowadays — almost all current major Android flagships have the feature, sans the occasional heavy hitter like the Google Pixel. It is becoming so prominent that even Apple's iPhone 8 (or whatever that rumored premium edition of the iPhone ends up being called) is rumored to come with a wireless charging coil.

As you probably know, wireless charging requires you to lay your phone on a special pad for it to begin topping up. It's slower, it warms up the phone noticeably, but it works without you fiddling with any wires, so it's convenient when you are at the office or at a local cafe (oh yeah, some venues are outfitting their tables with wireless pads).

So, is the feature really mainstream now? We thought we'd run a poll — seems like it's pretty widely used!

Do you use wireless charging regularly?

Yes, often
39.43%
Sometimes
10.1%
Nope (or very rarely)
20.05%
I don't have wireless charging :(
30.42%

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27 Comments

1. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

No, because it has practically no advantages, slow, still uses cords and can't be used when placed.

3. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

Samsung wireless chargers are fast, also it has a stand so it goes great with the always on display. You can even set it to play a picture slideshow or screen saver. Other uses is that it's simple and if your at a desk u can play movies or have a great viewing angle for checking time date and notifications. Not to mention it's cool, non samsung users will be like you can do that?

14. Bankz

Posts: 2548; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

U can do all those with a conventional charger. Btw, most of those things u mentioned has to do with the phones capability not the wireless charging pad itself (always on display, slideshows, movies).

4. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It has a great advantage. When I come home from work and the wife is asleep, I just lay the phone down, no fiddling with cables in the dark, no waking her up. I use it every night. And, they charge quickly these days.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31063; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

@Bankz. You don't use it, cause you have an iPhone and it's not an option out the box. Liar.

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1345; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

SHUT UUUUUUUUUUUUP you mad cause you dont have it

9. L0n3n1nja

Posts: 1566; Member since: Jul 12, 2016

Samsung's fast wireless charging matches the iPhone with a cable.

12. digitalw

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

There are no practically advantages for You! But there are a lot of folks that actually needs that option, with hard 12 hours intensive work day, 50 phone calls, 20 skype calls, 30 viber calls, photos and drawing s haring...

20. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Absolutely right...none whatsoever. And cell phone signals aren't really wireless because the towers are plugged into a power source. You're soooo smart!! ;)

24. MrElectrifyer

Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

You sheeple never realise the uses until apple brings the same 3 year old tech to your herd...

2. bobby84

Posts: 595; Member since: May 13, 2016

I have one by my bed and use if every night. Be sure to cover up that small blue charge light cause it's bright at night

5. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

One of the reasons I chose the one I did is the indicating LED (mine is red when no phone, green otherwise) is covered by the phone itself. Regardless, they'd much dimmer than many others.

7. Panzer

Posts: 282; Member since: May 13, 2016

The Mr. Obvious Show “The Power Strip” Mr. Obvious: This is the Mr. Obvious Show let’s take our first call. Caller: Hi Mr. Obvious I have a problem. I go on the internet and post about how stupid wireless charging is and how you cannot use your device and charge it at the same time. But what I don’t understand is how so many people like it. I just don’t get it. Mr. Obvious: Wireless charging a very convenient way to charge your phone and easy to see to see why people like it. My guess is those posters also have a corded charger next to their wireless charging pad. So they can either wireless charge or use the corded charger so they can operate and charge their phones. Caller: Well I thought about that Mr. Obvious. Most outlets only allow you to plug in two things. And at home I have a light plugged and my phone charger. Don’t they need the light to see when it is dark out? Or are those people rewiring their homes to get more outlets or do they sit in the dark to charge their phones? Mr. Obvious: Well caller my guess is those users have a power strip to get around that problem. Caller: A power stripe? Mr. Obvious they are called racing stripes I know what they are I have two big ones on my Camaro and that has lots of power. And I don’t recall seeing where I could plug in my phone charger into them though. Mr. Obvious: No caller a power strip is a device that allows you to plug in multiple low amperage devices well only using one outlet. Caller: So you are saying they leave their lamp plugged and then have a charging pad and a corded charger next to their nightstands or end tables? Mr. Obvious: Yes that is precisely what I am saying. Caller: Huh I never made the connection. You are some kind of genius Mr. Obvious

13. tedkord

Posts: 17357; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

But Mr. Obvious, it's not really wireless. There's a wire running from the outlet to the charging pad. MAGA!

10. progosu

Posts: 36; Member since: Feb 21, 2015

not using it because my phone doesn't have it...

11. digitalw

Posts: 79; Member since: Dec 20, 2011

I use it every single day! I have a lot of movement during day, office work , negotiation with clients, driving, drawing ... i use my Lumia 950 as a working tool. It's not that the battery is weak, but constant use of Dropbox, onedrive, Viber, Skype, mail, calendar, a loooot of phone talks, ocasional AutoCad on mobile, Without wireless charging i would be lost and my next phone will MUST have this option.

18. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

Before their where stands for this, with no wireless charging. The one thing I don't like this feature for is I can't use the phone and it turns damn hot when charging. Also some cases are not compatible. So I simply stopped using it.

22. cmdacos

Posts: 4214; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

What's wrong with your phone that it gets so hot charging? Never had that issue in three years of wireless charging.

25. juandante

Posts: 679; Member since: Apr 23, 2013

It's a common issue with wireless charging. What phone do you use?

27. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

My note 5 never got hot wireless charging. Now the s8+ does get just a little warm but nothing bad.

15. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

My 1520 cannot be used with a wireless charging pad since it has leather cover.

16. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

Waiting Apple to finally discover the REAL wireless charging.

17. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Keep waiting :)))

19. PhoneCritic

Posts: 1354; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

You know that Apple would not only have to get the FCC approval but State to State approval ( California would ban it right away ) for such a technology right? That process would be a very long and arduous one. Even the federal government would get involved as the health risk would need to be thoroughly examine and not just the effects on humans but animals and the environment. And speaking of REAL wireless charging don't you think various companies have already come up with this idea and patent it but have not yet implemented it because of the health risks? Apple would not invent it but simply acquire the company that did. in any case this tech is a long way out.

21. cnour

Posts: 2305; Member since: Sep 11, 2014

I don't care how Apple will offer it to its customers (acquiring company, creating the technology etc). What is important for me is that Apple will be the first which gives the real wireless charging to its devices. What is available now is not wireless charging, it is putting the device on a pad instead of plugging in a cable. This is NOT wireless charging.

26. sissy246

Posts: 7117; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

There is no wire plugged into my phone, so my phone is wireless charging when on the pad. Yeah you may have to set it on the pad, but you don't have to plug it in, again WIRELESS

23. cmdacos

Posts: 4214; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

And patent cancer!

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