It’s time to cut the cords, because the future is smartphones with wireless charging. In this list, you will find three premium smartphones, all with built-in wireless charging!
Although it’s 2017, as we get into details, a lot of phones don’t possess Qi wireless charging capabilities. You may ask – what does it mean, smartphones with wireless charging? Well, we are glad you asked. It means that the phone is capable of connecting to a charger without any wires, usually through the back case cover. The case is sort of magnetized, and connected to the battery, which then can be charged just by touching the surface of the wireless charger. It is simple, it is smart and it is hassle-free. Also, whether we like it or not, it is the future of charging. So, we estimate that by the end of this year, most of us will possess smartphones with wireless charging.
That is why excellent phones, such as the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, the LG G5 or even the HTC 10, will not be present on this list. We sincerely hope that wireless charging will become standard on most of the premium phones by the end of this year.
For most of the people and industry experts, this is the best Android smartphone on the marketing. You get a phone with a 5.1 inch screen (Galaxy S7) or a 5.5 inch curved screen (Galaxy S7 Edge). The screen has a Quad HD resolution and Super AMOLED technology. On the inside, we get maybe the best mobile processing unit in the world. This is the octa-core Exynos M1, in addition to 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. The storage is expandable via a MicroSD card.
This means the phone is lightning fast, especially with the new UFS 2.0 storage. UFS 2.0 is as fast as modern SSD drives. Multi-tasking is a breeze with Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge, as well as handling more complex tasks. Tasks such as video processing, recording 4K video, making complex office documents and much more. Also, you can play any game on the market, regardless of the graphics performance.
Samsung Galaxy S7 and Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge have a specialized wireless charger. The charger costs around 30 dollars and works perfectly with the phone. You can expect to have it fully charged in around 2 hours. There are some knock-off copies on the market, but we strongly advise against using them. They can harm the battery or even harm you. Basically, they can make your battery explode!
Now, this phone may be from 2014, but it is still a beast in the hardware department. Motorola did an excellent job with the Droid Turbo! The smartphone has a 5.2 inch screen with a Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. Performance-wise, we have the quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor. This CPU is still able to output crazy amounts of processing power, along with 3GB of RAM, and storage of either 32GB or 64GB. The camera on the back is with 21 megapixel resolution, while the battery is huge, with 3,900 mAh.
Yes, this is an older phone, but you will be surprised to hear there are not many phones with wireless charging. So, we had to pick one more for the list and we chose this Motorola one. Not only because we had to, but also for being a beast even in 2016 and for being cheap to buy. So there you have it – this is the best price/performance phone on this list.
Interestingly, the battery supports Qi wireless charging, as well as Quick Charge 2.0 technology. This enables you to charge it up to 60% in around 30 minutes.
Microsoft is really trying hard in the smartphone department, but is it enough to win consumers? The relatively new (November 2015) Lumia 950 and Lumia 950XL are true beasts in every sense of the word. Still, they haven’t been able to capture the smartphone market share that Microsoft deserves.
The larger model, Microsoft Lumia 950XL possesses a 5.7 inch AMOLED screen, with Quad HD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels. This phone can act as a mini-PC when needed (more on that later). We get the improved version of the octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, along with 3GB of RAM and storage of 32GB. On the back, we can see a 20MP camera with Optical Image Stabilization. As we know, Lumia phones are lauded for the excellent photos they capture.
One big feature here is Continuum, where you can get a separate adapter, on which you connect a HDMi enable screen, a keyboard and a mouse. You get the fully functional version of Windows 10 on the screen and you can continue working there. Basically, this is a phone, laptop and a desktop PC all in one device.
Besides fast charging, this phone has Qi wireless charging, although this isn’t available on certain markets. We strongly recommend to try out this phone, as it has a lot of interesting and unique features, great price and a stunning camera!