iPhone X and iPhone 8 support the QI standard that allows for contact-based wireless charging. Compared to previous Apple devices, these two models are easier to charge than ever.
Because wireless charging has been around for a few years, iPhone users now have several options to choose from. The number of charger manufacturers that have partnered with Apple has also increased.
So what are the best options for wireless charging for the iPhone 8 and the iPhone X?
Mophie Wireless Charging Base
This charging disc from Mophie is one of the few models that supports fast charging. It also performs better when compared with other models.
The small black disc can be placed on a nightstand or on any available surface. The cover is made with a non-slip coating that will keep your iPhone in place. Your device will not easily slide off even with the occasional vibration.
Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad
The white charging pad offers 7.5W fast charging for supported iPhone devices. Its cover is made of a soft-gripping material that protects the back glass of your iPhone from scratches.
Samsung Fast-Charging Wireless Charger
This charging disc works perfectly with the iPhone 8 and iPhone X. Unlike other wireless chargers, however, it only offers a slow and steady 5W.
You can charge your iPhone lying flat or standing upright on the charging desk.
Its loyalty remains with Samsung devices, which are the only ones that get the full 9w fast-charging juice. If you have both iPhone and Samsung devices, this wireless charger works with both brands.
Scosche MagicMount Charger
This is a standing mount that charges your iPhone upright. You can keep an eye on your iPhone screen while it charges wirelessly.
It is fitted with a magic plate that uses a magnetic connection to keep your iPhone in place.
This charger has a suction cup base to keep it fixed in place on your desk or table. Its head, on the other hand, can be adjusted to different angles.
Anker Wireless Charging Pad
This slim wireless charging pad offers 5W charging for iPhone 8 and iPhone X. It is fitted with an LED status light that slowly pulses while your phone is charging.
You have to remove the case of your iPhone before you can charge it. However, some users have confirmed that the charger works just fine even with the case on.
Spigen Essential F306W Wireless Charger
This charging pad is a newly improved version of the old F301W model. It is heavier and sturdier and comes with an indicator light.
It has a broad sweet spot for charging so you don’t need to search for the best location to get a connection. The charger supports both Apple and Samsung flagship phone at faster 7.5W and 10W charging mode, respectively.
It also supports up to 15W wireless charging. This may seem a bit much considering that current phones don’t go that high, but a bit of future proofing could prove a worthy investment. Two downsides—a bit on the expensive side and only has a 3-foot long microUSB cable.
RAVPower RP-PC069 Wireless Charging Stand
It features a rubberized pad where you can rest your iPhone upright either in portrait or landscape orientation using the two coils on the pad. It supports the standard 7.5W fast charging for the latest iPhone models.
Compared to previous models, cooling has been improved to prevent the coils from getting too warm and affecting the charging speed.
As one of the least expensive options for iPhone 8 or iPhone X wireless charging, you can’t expect much from this charging disc. It is as basic as it gets but gets the job done.
It comes with a rubberized design that prevents slipping and supports a 5W power output. It doesn’t come with the microUSB power adapter and searching for the precise spot to start charging can be a challenge.
Clearly, you get what you pay for.
iOttie Easy One Touch Wireless Charger
This is a wireless charging car mount for charging your iPhone while driving.
It features a slim and sleek design with an adjustable telescoping arm and a suction cup for mounting the charger on your car’s dashboard. Plug it into your cigarette lighter and you’re good to go.
Anker PowerWave 7.5 Stand
This is a charging stand with an angle that is steep enough to allow you to unlock your iPhone X with face ID while it is charging. Charge your iPhone either in portrait or landscape orientation.
The charger supports 7.5W for Apple devices and 10W fast-charge mode for the latest flagship phones from Samsung.
Like most Anker wireless chargers, the microUSB cable is quite short.
Take your pick…
As wireless charging becomes the norm, more charging devices will be available on the market. Choose one based on compatibility, charging speed, and overall performance. Don’t overlook where you want to use the charger as well. The length of the cable will matter then.