1. pauldroidr2d2's Avatar
    Wireless charging is fickle at best.

    So far it has been unreliable and slows way down.

    Plug seems to be the most effective.

    What is your experience?
    11-21-2019 08:43 PM
  2. mustang7757's Avatar
    I prefer wireless charging , less wear and tear on the usb port
    11-21-2019 08:45 PM
  3. kjharrison's Avatar
    I have the Google Wireless charger and like it.
    hub1 and cert15z like this.
    11-21-2019 09:40 PM
  4. PaulQ's Avatar
    I have no problems with wireless charging, even using plain wireless charging stands that I've had for a while (Pleson, Choetech, etc). Not fast but acceptable. My Pixel stand in my office is very fast and works great.

    But - wired is fastest if you are using the OEM charger or a charger with power delivery.

    I'm not concerned about wear and tear on the port. I could be wrong but it seems like USB-C ports are more durable and experience less trauma than micro-USB (e.g., jamming the cable in the wrong way). Would you say the heat generated in wireless charging is worse on the battery?
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    11-21-2019 11:21 PM
  5. ricflairwoo2's Avatar
    Wireless charging is fickle at best.

    So far it has been unreliable and slows way down.

    Plug seems to be the most effective.

    What is your experience?
    I have the Pixel stand and I am not having a single problem.
    pauldroidr2d2, Emperor and hub1 like this.
    11-22-2019 01:15 AM
  6. oliviamia039's Avatar
    Wireless charging is always best in my openion
    11-22-2019 02:51 AM
  7. CellPhOneAGe's Avatar
    In my opinion, wireless charging is convenient and better.
    11-22-2019 03:30 AM
  8. Almeuit's Avatar
    Wireless charging is meant to be a convenience as in you have chargers around, lay them on it whenever, and get what you get. If you truly need power in a pinch the best bet is always to plug in.
    11-22-2019 04:00 AM
  9. ezdoit's Avatar
    I have the Pixel stand and I am not having a single problem.
    I too have the Pixel Stand - put Pixel on in the PM - take Pixel off in the AM - no issues.
    11-22-2019 05:00 AM
  10. scotiez's Avatar
    I charge mine up by the Pixel Stand every night when I go to bed. I use it as my alarm clock too. I have never plugged my pixel in by the cord except to transfer things from my old Pixel 2xl to my new one when I 1st received it. After charging wirelessly overnight I have plenty of charge to last the entire next day, In fact I only use about 40% battery everyday.
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    11-22-2019 03:53 PM
  11. strikeIII's Avatar
    I primarily use a wireless charger. Just picked up the iOttie Wireless car charger with my $79 credit from the Google store.
    11-22-2019 11:47 PM
  12. bhatech's Avatar
    Been using wireless charging everywhere for few years now and can't recall the last time I plugged a cable into my phone for charging

    My default charging mechanism and I could care less it charges slowly, the charging speeds are increasing every year. For me it's more of a convenience and no buying a phone without wireless charging.
    11-23-2019 04:35 AM
  13. o4liberty's Avatar
    I use wireless overnight and hardwire during the day.
    11-23-2019 06:39 AM
  14. ezdoit's Avatar
    Tried a OnePlus 7T, great phone, but no wireless charging. Turns out the lack of wireless charging did bother me, 7T went back.
    11-23-2019 07:20 AM
  15. swebb's Avatar
    Wireless charging is fickle at best.

    So far it has been unreliable and slows way down.

    Plug seems to be the most effective.

    What is your experience?
    What specifically is making it fickle?

    Wireless is definitely not best for a quick top off, but is ideal for overnight charging in my opinion. I've had zero issues using a third party Tylt wireless stand.
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    11-23-2019 08:39 AM
  16. ricflairwoo2's Avatar
    What specifically is making it fickle?

    Wireless is definitely not best for a quick top off, but is ideal for overnight charging in my opinion. I've had zero issues using a third party Tylt wireless stand.
    The Pixel Stand is actually fast for a quick top off.
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    11-23-2019 07:58 PM
  17. ezdoit's Avatar
    the pixel stand is actually fast for a quick top off.
    ^^^ truth ^^^
    11-23-2019 09:08 PM
  18. elvee68's Avatar
    The Pixel Stand is the way to go and once I get the iOttie wireless for my truck, no more cables for me
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    11-23-2019 09:32 PM
  19. Shadnic's Avatar
    I am really curious about wireless charging so would love to hear the experience of folks who have been using it for a long time.

    I spoke to a google engineer at a party summer of 2018. We talked about how android had changed over time and then about the pixel phones. He had a Pixel 3 before it had even been announced and let me play around with it then. I asked him about some of the rumored features that had come up in leaks so far, wireless charging being one of them. He confirmed that wireless charging was in these new phones (pixel 3/XL) but that it was at Google's reluctance. He said that all of their tests showed that wireless charging hurts the longevity of the battery significantly due to heat or some other factor (I don't remember the details) and that they had avoided putting it in phones as long as possible, but were now doing so just to have feature parity with Apple, even though they thought it was bad for the device.

    I've been using a OnePlus 6T since then so I don't have wireless charging, but I've always wondered if people saw battery degradation long term with lots of wireless charging use. Anyone have any insights here?
    11-24-2019 11:55 AM
  20. Kingfroman's Avatar
    I have noticed if I put the pixel when it's hot on pixel stand it does charge slower. on Android P it would say slow charging instead of rapid charging while on the pixel stand.
    11-24-2019 12:23 PM
  21. macawmatt's Avatar
    In a speed race it isn't a question. For an ease of use, even with the new type C connectors, its wireless all the way. Working at a desk, its nice to be able to just set the phone down and then pick it back up without messing with cables. And I second the opinion about wear and tear on the port.
    11-27-2019 09:13 AM
  22. 18t's Avatar
    Wired is faster and better for the battery in the long-term. I've never had a port issue before on any phone. I think the port concern is unwarranted, but that's just me.
    Nikholas Pappas and Shadnic like this.
    11-27-2019 09:31 AM
  23. Mobius's Avatar
    The problem with wireless is you end up with a very fragile device that is easily breakable. My old Pixel 1xl was solid as hell with the metal frame. So while I prefer wireless for the convenience factor, I'd go back to a wired option for a more durable phone design.
    11-27-2019 11:23 AM
  24. Nikholas Pappas's Avatar
    I plug my phone in at night usually, and my phone goes all day without having to charge. In addition to this, when I am driving to and from work, I am using Android Auto that is also charging my phone. I usually end up going to bed between 40 and 60% battery. In my use case I just don't see the need to have a wireless charger.
    11-27-2019 11:31 AM
  25. technomom's Avatar
    I would prefer to have both but it's not the hill that I'll die on as I'm otherwise happy enough with my OnePlus 6T and its superfast charger. I have one in my car that tops my phone off enough for several hours with just a 20 minute drive. I generally go about a day and a half on a full charge anyway.
    11-27-2019 01:01 PM
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