The 12 Best Wireless Phone Chargers of 2019

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The Rundown

Our Top Picks

Best for Samsung Phones: Samsung Wireless Charger Stand


Samsung’s charging pads have been a go-to wireless charging interface for a few generations now, and they've been at the forefront of fast-charging technology for just as long. The 2018 model is an obvious choice if charge speed is a priority for you. But what does "fast charge" actually mean? If you have an Android device, you’re going to want more than the 7.5W of maximum fast-charge speed that’s standard with the iPhone. The Samsung pad puts out 9W, which is the best top speed for Samsung devices.

Samsung has also built a fan into the back of the stand, which is a great measure against the common problem of overheating. Round that out with a sleek, Samsung-friendly design, and you have a great option for your Qi-enabled device.

Best Dual Charger: Samsung Wireless Charger Duo


You can do two things at once — your wireless charger should, too. The Samsung Wireless Charger Duo, though more expensive than other options, is able to charge two devices simultaneously and is compatible with more than just Samsung phones and smartwatches. Any device with the standard Qi charging spec can function with the charger, including the Samsung Galaxy S9, Samsung Galaxy Note9, Samsung Gear S3, Apple iPhone 8, Apple iPhone X, and Gear S3 or later Samsung smartwatches. The Galaxy S9, Note9, and other compatible Samsung smartphones can benefit from the 7.5W Wireless Fast Charge. While all devices can get an energy boost simply by being placed on the charger, it is also USB-C compatible for older devices. Don’t worry about your phone overheating: a built-in fan and ventilation keep devices cool. 

With a minimalist appearance designed to integrate seamlessly into your living space, the multi-device charger is available in either black or white. However, keep in mind that while aesthetically pleasing, the charger measures eight-and-a-half inches wide and may take up more space than what you’re used to. 

Best Budget: Yootech Wireless Charger


With a sleek and minimal design, the Yootech 7.5W wireless charger is an outstanding option for budget-conscious buyers looking to wirelessly charge a variety of Qi-enabled devices. Measuring approximately 3.5 x 3.5 x 4.5 inches, the Yootech does its job without compromising on features. Built-in safety measures prevent overcharging and overheating. Compatible with smartphone cases up to 6mm in thickness, the Yootech can provide up to 7.5 watts of power for the newest iPhones (XS, XS Max, XR, X, and 8) as well as Samsung’s latest Galaxy series devices beginning with the S7. There's also a 5W standard charge mode for all other Qi-enabled devices. The green LED light indicates when a power source is connected and then turns off after 15 seconds (so it won't keep you awake at night). 

Runner-Up, Best Budget: Choetech Wireless Charger


At only 0.3 inches thick with a matte black finish, this is a sleek little device that can fit seamlessly into your home. And Choetech has folded in some advanced features like protection against overcurrent, overheating, over-voltage, and short-circuiting. It's also compatible with cases up to 5mm thick.

It doesn't have any other flashy features, but it'll definitely charge your devices quickly. If you have a quick-charge-capable device (one of the newest iPhones or Samsung Galaxy smartphones), then the CHOETECH can charge it at its top speed. If you have a Qi-enabled device that isn't capable of fast charging, it's still compatible with this device — it will just charge it at a slower speed.

Best Value: Anker Fast Wireless Charger


The streamlined design of this Anker Fast Wireless Charger is sure to complement your Apple device. It's compatible with the newest iPhone models (XR, XS, XS Max, X, and 8), as well as most Samsung Galaxy phones. Set up is a one-step process: simply place your device on the stand and it’ll start charging. The Anker charger automatically detects whether the phone is an Apple or Android, and adjusts the wattage accordingly (7.5W for iPhones, 10W for Samsung). It’s also case-friendly, so you don’t have to fumble to remove your phone case every time the battery is low. The charging stand is positioned at an angle so you can easily read notifications at a glance or watch videos hands-free. Its TPU anti-slip coating will also keep your phone securely in place.

Best Compatibility: CHOETECH Fast Wireless Charger


When trying to find the best value wireless charger for your phone(s), you should look for it to have the latest features and broad compatibility at a reasonable price. Look no further than the CHOETECH Fast Wireless Charger.

This charger stands upright and offers a wide charging area, so you can place your phone in landscape or portrait while charging it. It's capable of fast-charging many of the newest Samsung Galaxy and Note models by pushing through a whopping 10W of power. You can also fast-charge the latest iPhone models (XR, XS, XS Max, X, and 8) using Apple's maximum charge input of 7.5W.

One final note: If you’re buying this charger for the “fast wireless charging” option, be sure to also use it with a 2.0 or 3.0 USB adapter that can push more electricity and ensure the quickest possible charging time. Older USB adapters can’t push enough electricity to charge at the fastest rates.

Best Stand: Seneo WaveStand 153 Fast Wireless Charger


The Seneo WaveStand Fast Wireless Desktop Stand charger has sharp looks and the need for one less cord on your desk. Built with the latest Samsung phones and iPhones in mind, the Seneo is ready out of the box to support fast charging for your device. If you don't have one of these compatible models but your device is still Qi-enabled, this stand is still capable of charging it (at normal speed). It can also function when you have a case on your phone, so you don't have to pry your case off every time you're running low on battery. Measuring 3.5 x 3.5 x 5.5 inches in size, the Seneo reduces the need for cables while adding a sleek and small design that’s both attractive and functional.

Best Car Charger: Baseus Qi Charger

The Baseus car charger here has basically everything you could want in a wireless phone charger for your car. First off, it’s Qi-enabled, so any device that supports that protocol will work seamlessly with this one. They’ve advertised it as fast charging, but it’s important to note that that fast-charging capability – which Baseus clocks in at 1.4x the speed of standard wireless chargers – is only compatible with the Samsung Galaxy line, including the Note 8, Note 5, S6 Edge, S7, and the S7 edge.

They’ve taken that charging to even greater levels by equipping this thing with enlarged copper wires arranged in a large oval shape, a configuration they claim is optimized for stable charging even when being used in bumpy environments (crucial for a car charger). And the charging itself is pretty smart, employing intelligent internal chips that will register automatically what level of current your device needs. They’ve even equipped those chips to register surge protection and temperature regulation. Add that to the fact that the holder itself, which connects via the air vent, is a one-handed, gravity-based clamp that grabs/releases your phone automatically, and you’ve got a pretty versatile charger that could even beat many of the non-charging, vent-based car holders out there.  

Want to take a look at some other options? See our guide to the best car chargers.

Runner-Up, Best Car Charger: BESTHING 10W Wireless Car Charger

The car is one of the most important places to have a phone charger, and combining a Qi-enabled wireless charger with an air vent phone holder is a really handy idea. This option from BESTHING includes 10W of power output, meaning it’s going to charge any fast-charge capable phone as well. The design is also interesting and futuristic, offering circle-ended swiveling arms that will automatically lock over your phone when you place it in the charger (BESTHING calls it a “gravity linkage” system). Also, because it’s a third-party charger, it will support most wireless-enabled smartphones available, including Samsung’s Galaxy line, the iPhone XS, XS Max and XR, and basically any other device that charges wirelessly via Qi-certified tech.

The claw that holds the stand onto the vent will be stable for most dashboards, but if you can’t fit it into the vent you want, it might be a little difficult to find optimal car placement. There is a button that will raise and lower the bottom holder, meaning it will fit phones ranging 4 to 6 inches in size. It’s all outfitted with soft silicon rubber that will both your phone securely without scratching. There aren't that many bells and whistles on this charger, but for the build quality and versatility alone, it’s a good fixture to leave in your car.

Best Design: Google Pixel Stand

Google Pixel Stand

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The new Google Pixel Stand does not come cheap. However, for Android users, especially for those with a Google Pixel 3 or 3 XL, the Stand is the ideal accessory. The device is 3.6 inches wide, 4.1 inches tall, and weighs 5.6 ounces, featuring a sleek, all-white design with a non-slip base and an angled stand that allows you to comfortably read the screen, even at a distance.

The Pixel Stand is compatible with all Qi-enabled devices and boasts 10W of charging power. While the device can promise slightly faster charging speeds for all phones, it’s best suited for the Google Pixel 3 and 3 XL specifically. These products work best as a matching set, due to a few key features. First off, the Stand essentially doubles as a mini Smart Hub; when connected to the charger, the Pixel phone provides a new interface that allows you to navigate the stand’s features and take full advantage of the voice-activated Google Assistant. Secondly, it makes for the perfect bedside companion, providing customizable options for your daily routine: set a light-based alarm for a gentler wake-up, check your day’s schedule, and research traffic conditions first thing in the morning.

The Pixel Stand is definitely a splurge-worthy item, and it doesn’t necessarily meet the needs of every Android users. However, if you happen to be a proud Pixel 3 user, then it would be a considerable waste to miss out on buying this wireless charger.

Runner-Up, Best Design: iOttie iON Wireless Charger

Your charger is pretty much always in view, whether it's on your work desk or your desk at home. And with so much of our tech trending toward sleek and minimal design, why not have accessories that look just as good? This fabric-covered wireless charger comes in four different heathered colors — charcoal, ash, ivory, and ruby — and will look great wherever you put it. The non-slip rubber ring on top keeps your phone in place and also provides a target for setting it down to charge.

The iON does support fast-charging, as it dishes out 7.5A for iPhones and up to 10W for Android, which is an important touch for modern smartphones. It’s also Qi-enabled, so it will work with third-party accessories like wireless charging cases or even other wireless charging technology. Finally, it plugs in via USB type-C protocol, which means it will support the highest energy capacity and will be largely future-proof, as most devices require this connection these days.

Best for Cooling: RAVPower US-RP-PC013

Wireless chargers are great, but it's important to get a model that doesn't overheat or overcharge your phone as this can cause lasting damage to the battery. The RAVPower delivers one of the fastest charging speeds on the market thanks to an overheat guard system that protects against overcharging, overcurrent, and overvoltage. The device is compatible with the latest iPhone and Samsung Galaxy models.

This charger allows you to charge your phone in both landscape or portrait mode. It holds your phone upright with an anti-slip rubber rim around the bottom edge to keep your device firmly in place as it charges. The only downside to the RAVPower is that it can’t charge through metal cases, or cases thicker than 3mm, so if you have one of those you'll have to take it off before you juice up.

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How We Tested

We bought seven top-rated wireless phone chargers that our reviewers tested for more than 150 hours by using daily for weeks on end. We asked our testers to consider the most important features when using these chargers, from their speed to their design. We’ve outlined the key takeaways here so that you, too, know what to look for when shopping.

What to Look for in a Wireless Phone Charger

Charging speed - Time is precious and you can’t always afford to sit around and wait for your phone to charge up. This is where a fast-charging option makes all the difference. The iPhone has a standard fast-charge speed of 7.5W, but Android devices have more, so if you have one of those, choose a charger that puts out 9W. Also, you’ll want to use a fast-charge model with a 2.0 or 3.0 USB adapter to guarantee the speediest charging time.

Compatibility - Most newer phones come equipped with built-in wireless charging capabilities, but before you spring for a wireless charger, make sure it’s compatible with your model. Even if you buy a “fast wireless charging” option, but your phone doesn’t support that, you can often still charge most Qi-enabled devices at regular speed. Also be sure to check if the charger is compatible with your phone case, so you don’t have to pry it off every time you want to juice up.

Design - Wireless phone chargers come in an array of designs and cater to different needs. Upright chargers, for instance, can charge phones in horizontal or vertical orientations, while car chargers let you power up your phone while you’re on the go.


Our 3 Favorite Wireless Phone Chargers Compared

Test Results: Samsung Wireless Charger Stand (Best for Samsung Phones)


What We Like

  • Sleek design

  • Cooling fan

  • Quick charge

What We Don't Like

  • Pricey

Our testers thought the Samsung Wireless Charger Stand stood out from its competitors in terms of design and value. “The connection is modern using USB-C and the design of the overall product is sleek,” revealed one of our reviewers. Other highlights, according to our testers, include the cooling fan on the back and the LED light at the base so you know when the charger is on. Negatives? “The only major drawback would be the price, being that there are other alternatives much cheaper than this,” noted one of our reviewers. Still, the value is worth it, according to our testers, particularly because of the quick charge and the fact that it’s compatible with both Samsung and Apple devices.

Test Results: Samsung Wireless Charger Duo (Best Dual Charger)


What We Like

  • Easy setup

  • Simultaneously charges two devices

  • Compatible with multiple brands

What We Don't Like

  • Expensive

  • Not very portable

Our testers praised the Samsung Wireless Charger Duo for its functionality: “Not only is it easy to use, but it can accommodate two devices at once,” explained one of our reviewers. Another plus? “Being able to charge devices from different companies is a real benefit,” noted one of our testers. In terms of speed, one of our reviewers reported, “My phone would fully charge within an hour to an hour and a half,” but mentioned that the time went up slightly when charging a second device. In terms of negatives, one of our testers said, “I just wish it was foldable so that I can easily pack it.” And while one of our reviewers thought that the price was a bit “steep,” she loved not having multiple chargers clutter her common space.

Test Results: Yootech Wireless Charger (Best Budget)


What We Like

  • Portable size

  • Good price

  • Works with phone case

What We Don't Like

  • Slower to charge than competitors

  • No power brick included

Our testers were impressed with the affordable price and portable size of the Yootech Wireless Charger. “It is inexpensive, and the long cable makes it easy to use almost anywhere,” reported one of our reviewers. One of our testers also liked that she didn’t have to remove her leather case (even with a cardholder in the back) before charging. On the other hand, one reviewer flagged that it was slower to charge than some of its competitors: "Once we placed the phone on the stand," he explained, "it charged to 100% in just over three hours, which is a bit longer than other chargers we’ve tested." Overall, though, our testers thought this was a great budget-friendly option for anyone with a compatible phone.

Test Results: Choetech Wireless Charger Pad (Runner-Up, Best Budget)


What We Like

  • Compact size

  • Great price

  • Anti-slip, matte finish

What We Don't Like

  • Slow charge

  • Heats up while charging

Our testers recommended this product for “budget-conscious consumers” looking to charge their phones wirelessly. One of our testers specifically liked the charger’s “matte finish with anti-slip rubber,” as well as its “small form factor.” On the flip side, our reviewers weren’t impressed with the charging time, with one tester reporting it took about four or five hours for a full charge. The bottom line: According to our reviewers, if you’re just looking for a wireless charger at a low price, this one gets the job done, but there are other more functional options out there at similar prices.

Test Results: Anker Fast Wireless Charger (Best Value)


What We Like

  • Modern design

  • Great price

  • Easy setup process

What We Don't Like

  • Slow iPhone charge speed

  • Prone to scratches and fingerprints

  • Bright LED light doesn’t turn off

While our testers reported slighly below average charging speeds, particularly for iPhones, they were fans of the Anker Fast Wireless Charger based on its price and easy setup process. One of our reviewers also liked its “sleek and minimal design.” In terms of negatives, one of our testers commented that it was prone to scratches and fingerprints, as well as that its “blue LED light is a little intense and doesn't shut off while charging, shining bright at night.”

Test Results: CHOETECH Fast Wireless Charger Stand (Best Compatibility)


What We Like

  • Sleek design

  • Great compatibility

  • Affordable

What We Don't Like

  • No power brick included

Our testers liked the compatibility, price point, and design of this wireless charger, with one of our reviewers calling it “an aesthetically appealing charger that is convenient for use with multiple device types.” In terms of speed, one of our testers noted that “it doesn't include a power brick so you don't know if you are maximizing your charging speed.” However, one of our reviewers thought it was on par with other wireless chargers, commenting, “For individuals who are using it as a stand and charger while at work or when cooking or performing chores, it's a great device.”

Test Results: Seneo WaveStand 153 Fast Wireless Charger (Best Stand)


What We Like

  • Great charging speeds

  • Good price

  • Vents keep it cool

What We Don't Like

  • Doesn’t come with AC adapter

Our testers agreed that this is a great option for a wireless stand because it delivers a fast charge at a reasonable price. Our reviewers liked that it didn’t heat up like other chargers can and that it works with both Samsung and Apple devices to charge “at their respective maximum speeds.” As one of our reviewers noted, “One of the most positive attributes is the price, as it is something you can buy that costs less than buying a new cable to charge your phone.” The downside? “A negative attribute is that there's no AC adapter included, for people that don't know any better, they may not be using at optimal charging speeds,” revealed one of our testers.