Do You Really Need a Wireless Charger for iPhone 8/8 Plus/X?

The answer is probably yes


Wireless charging has been around for a good few years and become more popular with the adoption of Qi wireless charging in Apple's iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X. It's also found on some Android phones, like Samsung's Galaxy Note 8, Galaxy S8, and Galaxy S7. Wireless charging is absolutely cool and has an incredibly exciting future. Unfortunately using wireless charging on the iPhone 8/8 Plus/X is not as easy as it sounds, you'll need to buy wireless charger separately. So do you really need to buy a wireless charger for iPhone 8/8 Plus/X? The answer is probably yes.

First of all, wireless charging may be a lot more convenient than wired charging when you’re at home - you can put a pad on your nightstand, desk or hallway table. Whenever you want to charge your phone, you can just put your phone down and easily charge it.

As we know, it's annoying enough to struggle with charging your phone at night. While a wireless charger in your bedroom can stop you from glancing over to stare at it on a dock, or keep you from incorrectly inserting your connector into the port. You can easily pick up your phone in the morning without abruptly pull out phone from charging slot, which is easy to undermine the phone's USB charging port.

Wireless chargers typically use magnetic induction. Wireless chargers have at least one induction coil inside, which creates an alternating electromagnetic field. Phones and other devices with wireless charging have a receiver coil inside that converts the power back into electricity, which in turn, charges the phone's battery. You don't have to be quite so precise when you lay your phone down, because coil charger gives you enough charging area on the pad.

We love to put a case on our new smartphones, especially for people who own a new iPhone X – one of the most insanely expensive smartphones in 2017. We need a case to protect our phone from damage. But don’t worry about wireless charging, it still works fine with a case. Remember, wireless charging is based on magnetic induction, not direct contact. As long as your phone manages to get within a few millimeters of the pad -- and there's no metal interference – it should be able to charge. So simply place your iPhones on the wireless charging base and charging will begin instantly.

But most people still hesitate to use the wireless charger, they have questions about wireless charging – like is wireless charging as fast as wired charging? You know, practical stuff. Wireless charger is not as fast as the standard charger that comes with the phone, it’s slower and less energy efficient than traditional cabled charging. But it’s perfect for home, you can simply keep the pad plugged in on a small table next to your sofa and put the phone there whenever you’re watching a movie or using the tablet.

Do you really need a wireless charger for your new phone, the answer is why not.

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