Smartphone technology is getting better and better every year, both in terms of hardware as well as software. One of the latest new feature catching up with latest smartphones is wireless charging. Wireless charging as the name indicates allows you to charge the phone without having to connect to wires, simply place you phone on the wireless charging pad. The technology works by the principle of magnetic induction, allowing power to be transferred from a charging mat to phone’s battery. Although as of now wireless charging feature is limited to high end smartphones, we expect it to become mainstream feature soon. So as of now its more of a luxury feature available in few phones and also the wireless charging accessories are pretty costly at the moment.
If you are on the look out for a new premium smartphone and wireless charging feature is one of your needs, then here is a list of best smartphones with wireless charging as of now. We will update the article as and when new handsets are released.
1. Nokia Lumia 920:
Lumia 920 is Nokia’s flagship phone running Windows Phone 8 and was released last October. It features wireless charging feature and Nokia is already selling three types of wireless charger as accessory, flat charger, Fatboy pillow charger and also charging and NFC enabled stand. The energy-efficient wireless chargers come in all shapes, sizes and colours, so you can pick one to match your phone. Best of all, they’re all Qi-compatible, which means you can use any wireless charger you like.
2. LG Nexus 4:
Nexus 4 from LG is Google’s flagship phone running the latest version of Android 4.2.1 and it features wireless charging as well. The Google Nexus 4 delivers, with a gorgeous 4.7-inch 1280 x 768 IPS Plus display, a 1.5-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM. Google will offer a Wireless Charging Orb, but you’ll also be able to use other Qi accessories.
3. HTC Droid DNA (Verizon):
Droid DNA from HTC is actually device made for Verizon network and the international version of this phone (HTC Butterfly) does not feature wireless charging. So basically this feature is limited to US only. Droid DNA sports a 1080p, the 5-inch display and comes with Qi enabled wireless charging.
4. Nokia Lumia 820:
Lumia 820 was announced along with Lumia 920 and is supposed to be a mid range handset and a successor for Lumia 800. Similar to Lumia 920, 820 also features the same wireless charging unit and the accessories are compatible with Lumia 820 as well.
5. HTC 8X (Verizon):
HTC 8X is a high end smartphone running Windows Phone 8 and like the Droid DNA, the international version of 8X does not feature the wireless charging and this feature is only available in US through Verizon. 8X offers almost all features of a high end phone with lots of color options as well.
Update (March 2013)
6. Samsung Galaxy S4:
Samsung has released its new flagship phone Galaxy S4 with high end processor and 5 inch Super AMOLED screen and 13 MP camera. Galaxy S4 comes with 2600mAh battery which is removable and also supports wireless charging. The device will be available towards the end of April.
Are you using Wireless charging on your phone? Is it useful? share your thoughts!