What is Qi?
Samsung-s7-edge-key-features-img-xs-area-2-bp3-220216Wireless charging is a technology that allows charging over (very) short distances without cables.
The advantage of wireless charging is that it’s quicker and easier, as you don’t have to plug and unplug each time – you just place your device on top of your wireless charging pad. It also looks neater.
There are various competing standards for wireless charging. The most popular is Qi (pronounced ‘chee’), which has been supported by all of the major companies. Apple has included wireless charging on its latest iPhone models, and Samsung has done that for years; they’ve also made a wide range of Samsung wireless chargers that work with all phones with Qi wireless charging built-in.
A few phones have wireless charging built right in. See them here.
Other phones need a replacement rear cover or case. These are built to fit specific phones, so make sure you choose the right one. To make it easier, we’ve linked to appropriate cases and rear covers.
If a wireless charging cover isn’t available for your phone, you can use a universal adapter instead, allowing even much older devices to support wireless charging.
Phones and tablets with built-in Qi wireless charging
If your phone is among one of the devices that appear here, you just need to buy a wireless charger. Note that you don’t need to get a wireless charger made by the same company as your phone, e.g. Samsung wireless chargers work just fine with the iPhone X.
Apple iPhone: XS Max XS, XR, 8, 8 Plus,
Samsung Galaxy: S10 Plus, S10, S10e, Note 9, S9, S9+, Note 8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge (Plus more devices)
Sony: Xperia XZ3, Xperia XZ2 Premium, Xperia XZ2 (Plus more devices)
LG: G7 ThinQ, V30, G6 (US version only), G4 (optional), G3 (optional) (Plus more devices)
Nokia: 9 PureView, 8 Sirocco
Huawei: P30 Pro, Mate 20 Pro,
Microsoft Lumia: 1520, 1020, 930, 929, 928, 920
Google: Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3,
Nexus: Nexus 6, Nexus 5
BlackBerry: Priv (Plus more devices)