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Mobile phones are everywhere you look nowadays. Almost everyone carries a phone and they cannot live without it.
Whether it’s an iPhone by Apple or a Galaxy 9 by Samsung or a Mi Mix2 by Xiaomi one of the most important things one must do is maintain an good charge on the smartphone.
In recent months, Apple found itself in trouble for admitting to slowing down phones due to concerns about battery life and battery charging.
According to the Cupertino Company, a phone that has not been properly charged can cause the iPhone to “unexpectedly” shut down in order to protect electronic components.
To address the controversy Apple announced a program for low cost battery replacements for iPhones 6 and newer.
So the importance of a good battery cannot be understated. Most smartphone manufacture’s build phones with bigger batteries but still, expect users to charge their phones at least once a day.
Mobile phone chargers have definitely evolved along with mobile phones. These days wireless charging is all the craze and almost all the newest high-end phones are have the feature.
What is Wireless Charging?
If you think wireless charging is an exclusive feature for the iPhone X, you are mistaken. Wireless charging has existed for some years in the market.
The most popular wireless charging standard is called qi (pronounced chee). The open standard is used by all the major smartphone manufactures, including Apple, Samsung, Sony, Xiaomi, LG, HTC, etc.
With wireless charging, there is no need to plug your smartphone into the charger. There is a dock that uses induction charging to charge the device when it gets placed on the dock.
It is crucial to know that, these docks can only charge smartphones that support wireless charging.
One of the first companies to launch Wireless charging was Nokia with their high-end phones in the Lumia series.
After that Galaxy S series supported the feature for a long time. Wireless charging became a sensation when Apple announced that their iPhone 8 and iPhone X will have the wireless charging feature.
Some popular charging docks have multiple charging coils for maximum contact as well as the ability to fold over or recline for easy storage.
The flexible qi standard also allows devices without a built in qi receiver to add an external adapter for full compatibility with a qi charging station or pad.
Advantages of Wireless Charging
Any feature that is present in a smartphone is of course assessed by the company. Even if wireless charging didn’t become popular in its early days, it definitely has a potential now. So, here are some of the things that are the benefits of the wireless charging:
Do we really like to unplug and plug our smartphones throughout the day? Most of us find it tedious.
With qi wireless charging, you can place a dock throughout your house, office or any other place that you frequent.
One just needs to put their phone on the charging pad and their job will be done. It is also great as there will be no more tangled wires. It is just convenient to use wireless charging.
Charging of Multiple Smartphones
A single charging pad can support several devices.
If someone uses different smartphones, they often need to carry different types of USB cables. But with wireless charging, they do not need to do so.
With a qi wireless enabled smartphone or a phone with a qi receiver and anyone can start charging without compatibility issues.
The Phone Looks Pristine
Often the constant plugging and unplugging leaves marks on your phone. This is unintentional but the wear and tear can be felt.
Also, you may need to place your phone on different surfaces for charging. The wireless dock or pad makes it much safer and easier.
The need for speed.
Finally, with a phone that supports wireless charging its grab and go. If you’re on a rush, no need to pull the plug out of the phone. It’s much easier to pick up your phone and walk away.
In addition, wireless charging was thought to be slow in its early days. But the qi charging standard has increased the time it takes to charge a phone. With 10w of power on some charge stations, charge speeds are doubled when compared to traditional charging methods.
So, we are sure that the upcoming years will bring a boom in the market for smartphones with wireless charging.