Wireless charging: do you use it?

Wireless charging: do you use it?
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).

We thought we'd ask — how often do you use that handy feature?

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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63 Comments

1. MrHate

Posts: 318; Member since: Feb 09, 2015

Why use "wireless" charging when it is inferior to charging with a simple cord? With "wireless" charging you can't move your phone. With a cord you can.

4. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

I use wireless charge all the time because it's neat.. no need to grab cable and plug it in, and I charge my phone whenever I don't use it, so it's fine.. but at least we have option to charge with wire or charging pad.

61. miketer

Posts: 520; Member since: Apr 02, 2015

which also decreases the battery life if charged regularly throughout the day.

7. Bankz

Posts: 2543; Member since: Apr 08, 2016

A pretty useless feature. Btw, its inductive charging, not wireless.

8. bucknassty

Posts: 1337; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

cant miss a feature you never had. its great and convenient

30. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

First phone I had that featured the tech was an LG Spectrum 2 and since then I've had a couple of phones that featured it and a couple of others that didn't. It wasn't a make or break feature for me nor was it that convenient for me to use it constantly. I did like the Nokia slab that I bought but it just sat on my desk as a statue or something.

14. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

Until this fall

34. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Until this fall what? The wireless chargign Apple is goign to use, other phones will have too. However its dumb. Because it still requires a pad. The difference is the pad also emits the waves which allows chargign from a distance. But the charging inside the Galaxy also supports this. Down side is it works like wireless network. The farther from the source, the less effective. Also it doesn't have a far range, do to emissions which are harmful to humans and pets. So the fact is, it won't charge any faster even if you lay it on the source, and if you are even 1 meter away, charging times increase. Which means it will be slower than present wireless options. So you are looking forward too what exactly? As you can see here, Qualcomm already had the tech Apple also had a patent for. But what Qualcomm has will be industry adopted, while Apple solutions will be only for them. Which means its gonna be locked down, limited and more -https://www.qualcomm.com/products/wipower?p=232 Don't get to happy before you even get to see/use it.

41. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Lol! I know where you are getting to!

22. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

Is there a wire between the phone and the pad? No!!! So it is wireless!!!

25. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Due to the case I have on my phone, the actual phone itself is approximately 5-6 mm away from the surface of the charging pad. I suppose by your logic lightning isn't really wireless once it touches the ground??

31. Tipus

Posts: 869; Member since: Sep 30, 2016

Until iphone implements it, then it will be "innovation" and "others will follow" . Right?

33. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

It is wireless...STUPID. All wireless chargers will have a source that will be plugged in. But you're too stupid to understand that. Because you know as much about tech as knowing how you even got here. You probably believe in the Matrix...lol

56. iushnt

Posts: 3105; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

There is no wired connection between charger and phone. So it's wireless. I have a power Bank with induction charging capabilities as well. You won't see any wires when the power bank charges S7, S8. Yes it is induction and wireless. You cannot say both are are mutually exclusive.

58. dampv

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 06, 2012

It is indeed a wireless charging. Inductive charging is a technology used behind the scene. As long as it has no wire for charging, we can call it a wireless.

21. GoGoGalaxyNexus

Posts: 80; Member since: Nov 01, 2013

I have a wireless charger on my desk and my night stand, let the phone sit there and I don't have to worry about any cords when I need to grab it. It's extremely convenient. On top of that I don't mess with the USB port which I do need to work when I need to transfer files to my PC

23. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

With pads 2 places home and 1 at work, I never have to use my phone while it's charging. It's just charging while I don't use it. Problem solved and the battery is kept at a nice level all the time.

24. lyndon420

Posts: 6790; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

You should research all the different types of Qi wireless chargers. I have no problem holding my phone while it's resting in it's TYLT charger...then again my hands are massive.

32. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

When most people use the wireless charger, they aren't trying to use their phone. I use mine when I go to bed. Also it isnt inferior. Actually its superior because of no cord. Also, if you pick it up, you can't put it back down? I have the fast wireless charging which charges almost as fast as the cord. 95 mins from 0 to 100 vs the cord at 88 mins. You;re just mad because whatever phone you use doesn't have it. Go troll somewhere else - HATER!!! All I heard was, I hate wireless charging because the phone I have doesn't have it, so I will hate on those who have it; because obviously their phone is better than mine.

39. Bjray

Posts: 199; Member since: May 29, 2014

Here's an different perspective: Whenever I'm not using my phone, it's usually laying on a wireless charging pad. My phone never needs to be charged while in-use. Because it's already charged... I only plug-in my phone when traveling.

48. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

also, why do you have to pick up a phone to use it? YOU NEVER HAVE TO EVER PICK UP A PHONE TO USE IT. When I am at work and I have my phone in the wireless pad, I have my phone display on my PC via SideSync. I can operate 100% of the phone screen from my desktop, which is something no other phone has. I never have to pick it up to use it. I can text, answer calls via BT and more all from my PC screen. You claim as with all trolls is nothign more than fanboy hatred and not having nay facts or an argument.

2. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

I dont use it because its slow and heats up the phone therefore degrades your battery.

15. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

Are you saying wired charging doesn't heat up the phone?

18. Supraman21

Posts: 467; Member since: Jun 09, 2010

Normal charging doesnt but fast charging does. Dash charge is the only fast charging method that doesnt.

36. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

That is a lie. And the fact you have to liek yoru own comments makes you a stupid idiot. FACT - Fast chargign does not degrade the batteries for batteries designed to be fast charged. I have posted that many times. But you;'re so sh*t stupid, you don't even look up the sh*t you troll. PLEASE FACT CHECK YOUR STUPIDITY!!!! https://www.qualcomm.com/products/features/quick-charge/faq QUOTE: Q4: Can Quick Charge hurt my smartphone's battery? A: Quick Charge operates within the design parameters of batteries found in most smartphones. It is just charging the battery the way it is designed to be charged. Device manufacturers build smartphones with a specific battery that can accept a specific level of charge. The battery size and maximum current of each battery are design decisions made by the manufacturer and can vary from smartphone to smartphone, tablet to tablet and so on. However, traditional battery charging technology does not come close to the full power requirements of today's large batteries. Quick Charge is designed to allow device manufacturers to achieve the full rated capability of the batteries they choose while still meeting the performance and safety standards set by the battery manufacturer. You should change your name to SupraSTUPID because like all trolls, you never have facts.

37. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Also just to show how dumb you are. Even though heat does degrade batteries, you will likely never have a phone long enough to even worry about it. A battery is certified to hold a certain percentage of charge based only on how many times you charge. For a phone you might keep 3 years, it will be fine and they are replaceble anyways,. So you basically crying over nothing. Your claim about dash charge is a complete lie. Batteries that are designed to be fast charge degrade at the same rate as batteries that are not design to fast charge and you don't fast charge them. Even if you use a fast charger with batteries not designed to be, it has ZERO effected, because the phone is only design to accept X amount of voltage to charge. So if you phone was designed to use a 2V charger, and you used a 5V charger, it will still only pull 2V. You are a dum dum.

42. phonearenarocks

Posts: 606; Member since: Mar 26, 2015

Buddy! I really appreciate your patience in writing such long posts. I can never do that

49. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

FAlse...all types of chargign heats up a phone. You are a complete fool, who keeps liking his own comments. What a douchebag @ Supra Dupra Stupid Man

52. ph00ny

Posts: 2031; Member since: May 26, 2011

My phone is not warm when i pick it up from the wireless charging pad in the morning when i get up in the morning. It's comparable to wired charging Also fast charging doesn't make the phone that warm to actually think it's too warm

35. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

FALSE!!!!!

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