Various advancements have been made to some smartphones by their manufacturers over the years. One such concept that has been integrated into these devices is the concept of wireless charging. In other words, you can ensure that your handset does not run out of juice by charging it without one of those corded accessories that has been the norm for quite some time. Gadgets incorporating this feature have undergone a change in design on their rear by making use of special plates. Two widely accepted and used wireless charging technologies are the PMA and Qi.
One such concept that has been integrated into these devices is the concept of wireless charging. In other words, you can ensure that your handset does not run out of juice by charging it without one of those corded accessories that has been the norm for quite some time. Gadgets incorporating this feature have undergone a change in design on their rear by making use of special plates. Two widely accepted and used wireless charging technologies are the PMA and Qi.
Wireless charging gives the user quite a few advantages like safety by avoiding cord tangling. However, it may be worth noting that in some cases, opting for a wireless charger can take more time for your smartphone to get charged than when you use a normal charger.
The following is a list of some of the popular smartphones by various manufacturers supporting the wireless charging functionality.
Samsung Galaxy S6
The Galaxy S6 released as a part of the Galaxy S series by Samsung has been accepted as the pioneer in wireless charging. The S6 along with its counterpart S6 Edge support both PMA and Qi technologies. It is very easy to identify if a Samsung Galaxy S6 is fully charged with the Qi wireless charging pad. The corners of the pad appear light blue in color when the handset is being charged. Once the smartphone is fully charged, the light blue color changes to green. The circular pad comes with a 5’ cable for charging.
Sony Xperia Z3
Sony is not far behind Samsung in offering the wireless charging technology to its fan base. While the initial sets that rolled out did not support this functionality, the later Sony Xperia Z3 handsets saw a change in this trend with the ability to get wirelessly charged using the Qi technology. However, you will have to use a separate wireless cover for the Z3 to use it with a charging plate.
Google Nexus 6
Nexus used to have its own array of wireless chargers but stopped manufacturing them. But, this does not stop the Google Nexus 6 getting its juice from a Qi wireless charger. What makes things all the more interesting is that this functionality comes inbuilt into the smartphone. This means that unlike the Sony handset mentioned above, you will not have to spend extra bucks on buying a wireless charging cover.
Motorola Droid Turbo
It is time for Motorola lovers to enjoy some wireless charging supported by Qi technology with their Droid Turbo smartphone. Supported as a built-in functionality with wireless charging coils, the Motorola Droid Turbo is one of the first smartphones from the manufacturer to help you get your hand off the regular charger.
Nokia Lumia 930
Running on Windows operating system, if you feel that it is not worth owning the Nokia Lumia 930 because of the limited number of apps, think again. The Lumia 930 comes with Qi technology supported inbuilt wireless charging capability. An attention grabbing aspect here is that the charging plate is available in various colors, most of which match the rear panel of your smartphone. So, if your charging plate and the rear panel of your handset match each other, outsiders are hardly like to notice that your smartphone is being charged if you have placed it on a matching charging plate.
Not to be left behind, LG has also offered wireless charging powered by PMA technology in its LG G3 handset. To avail this feature, you will however have to make slight changes to your handset by opting for a wireless charging quick circle folio case that is compatible with a PMA charging mat.
Regarding making a choice whether to opt for PMA or Qi, there are no set rules to determine which is better. Yet, a point to be borne in mind is that the PMA and Qi chargers are not compatible with each other. In other words, a PMA charger cannot be used to a Qi device. The same holds good vice versa too. When wireless charging was first introduced in smartphones, the handsets supported only any one option. But, there has been a change in the recent past. Most current smartphones that support this functionality allow both methods of wireless charging to make your lives easier.