The Best Qi Wireless Charger for iPhone and Android Phones

The Best Qi Wireless Charger for iPhone and Android Phones

Due to the pandemic, our top stand pick from RAVPower may be unavailable. Although we ruled it out during the most recent round of testing due to its proprietary AC adapter and slightly slower charging speeds, the Anker PowerWave 10 Stand performed well overall and would be a good substitute if you need a charger right away and don’t mind its flaws.

Our pick

RAVPower Wireless Charging Stand (RP-PC069)

RAVPower Wireless Charging Stand (RP-PC069)

The best iPhone and Android wireless charger

This charging stand provides the fastest charge to both iPhone and Android smartphones and includes a wall charger and long USB cable.

Buying Options

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The RAVPower Wireless Charging Stand (RP-PC069) can charge common smartphones from empty to about 50 percent in an hour, while much of the competition is closer to 30 or 40 percent. Unlike some Qi chargers (including our budget picks), this model comes with the charging stand plus a cable and a wall plug, so you don’t need anything else to charge your phone at the highest available speeds. Its power-indicator light isn’t so bright as to be disruptive in a dark room (and is easy to cover if you’re bothered by it), and the charger didn’t make any noises in our tests. Available in black or white, the stand has a simple design that will blend into most environments. It’s certified safe by the Wireless Power Consortium, but if anything goes wrong, RAVPower’s warranty covers you for 18 months, with an extra year of protection if you register the product at the company’s site.

Charging speed: 7.5 W for iPhones, 10 W for Android phones
Input port: Micro-USB
Included in the box: Charging stand, 4-foot Micro-USB cable, 24 W QC 3.0 wall charger

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RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger (RP-PC058)

RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger (RP-PC058)

The best horizontal wireless charging pad

If you prefer a charger that holds your phone flat, this model will charge your phone as fast as the best stand-style chargers, and it still includes a wall charger and cable in the box.

Buying Options

$23 from Amazon

The RAVPower Fast Wireless Charger (RP-PC058) is a great option if you prefer your phone to lie flat while it’s charging. It has the same 10-watt charging coil as the RP-PC069, so it will charge your phone just as fast, and it comes with the same cable and AC adapter. You might prefer a pad-style charger because they’re generally less expensive than equally fast stand-style chargers, or if you’d rather not be tempted to look at your screen once you’ve set it down.

Charging speed: 7.5 W for iPhones, 10 W for Android phones
Input port: Micro-USB
Included in the box: charging pad, 4-foot Micro-USB cable, 24 W QC 3.0 wall charger

Budget pick

Anker PowerWave Base Pad

Anker PowerWave Base Pad

An inexpensive wireless charging pad

This pad doesn’t include a USB wall charger—you’ll need to provide your own—but it’s an inexpensive option for a nightstand or any situation when slower charging won’t be a problem.

Buying Options

$11 from Amazon
Anker PowerWave Stand

Anker PowerWave Stand

An inexpensive wireless charging stand

This stand will charge your phone more slowly than others, but it’s still a great choice for overnight charging. It’s inexpensive and reliable but doesn’t include a USB wall charger, so you’ll need to provide your own.

Buying Options

$20 from Amazon

If you want to spend a little less on a charger and already have USB power bricks lying around, the Anker PowerWave Base Pad and Anker PowerWave Stand are great options. Both come with a Micro-USB cable, but neither comes with a USB power brick. In our tests, the Anker chargers delivered about 20 percent less charge in an hour than the fastest chargers, but the Anker models are also much cheaper. Light-sensitive sleepers will appreciate that the small blue charging-indicator light isn’t too bright and is easily covered if it’s still too much. Anker claims that—when paired with a QC 3.0 wall charger—the Base Pad can charge the latest iPhones at 7.5 W, and both units should provide 10 W charging for recent Samsung Galaxy phones. However, in our testing both maxed out at 5 W with the iPhone 11 and LG V30.

Charging speed: 5 W
Input port: Micro-USB
Included in the box: charging stand or pad, 3-foot Micro-USB cable

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