All of Apple's upcoming new iPhones could have wireless charging. With the more premium features, the iPhone 8 may cost a pricey $1,000. None of the iPhones have had wireless charging. That could change the next time around. NEW YORK--There's an awfully powerful chance that the 10th anniversary iPhone is going to include wireless charging.
The Galaxy S10 is everything I expect from Samsung after a decade of refining its Android phones. The phone's large, notch-free display is a visual treat on the eyes. Samsung's One UI customization of Android 9 Pie is clean, fast, and responsive -- exactly the way software should be. The cheapest model has twice as much storage as the least expensive versions of Apple's latest iPhones. Headphone jack, fast wireless charging, water resistance, expandable storage, etc. -- the list goes on and on.
Belkin's BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad for Samsung has a charging speed of up to 15W using the Qi standard, so it'd be easy to assume that this $60 pad will blow the competition away. But in fact, it came in dead last in our testing. With an average charge time of 4 hours and 46 minutes (286 minutes) when used with Galaxy S9, this wireless charger was over an hour slower than its next closest competitor. Note: This review is part of our roundup of wireless charging pads. Go there for details on competing products and our testing methods for both Android phones and iPhones.
The new iPhone X and iPhone 8 support wireless charging for the first time in an Apple smartphone – but what is it, how does it work and is it worth using? Wireless charging means, as the name suggests, you no longer need to plug a cable into your smartphone to charge it. Simply placing it face up on a special mat or tabletop is enough to start charging up your smartphone's battery, be it the iPhone X, iPhone 8, Samsung Galaxy S8 or any number of different smartphones that support wireless charging. The first is a smartphone that supports wireless charging, or a case that you can put on one to add wireless charging if it doesn't come built in. The second is a wireless charger.