07-02-2015 06:08 AM
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  1. jcp007's Avatar
    I agree with some of the earlier posts. It's about convenience. When you are at your desk, chilling after a hard day, or being asleep. Charging speed is irrelevant. The GS6 has a built-in feature allowing owners to charge wherever and whenever the pad is available for use. Apple products simply do not and until they do, just use whatever you are currently using. Personal preferences are key but to nit pick on a situation that is what it is wastes time.

    Posted via My Samsung Galaxy S6 Handheld Device
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    06-30-2015 11:48 AM
  2. Almeuit's Avatar
    In my opinion, wireless charging is awesome.
    Agreed. I do miss it from my S6 and not having it on my G4. I could get it .. but being built in from the get go is nice (no extra buying of things) .
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    06-30-2015 11:55 AM
  3. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Even the AC staff made fun of Rene on that article!!

    Jerry Hildenbrand

    I finally figured out why Rene writes anti-Samsung posts

    Click for more ...
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    06-30-2015 01:41 PM
  4. Gator352's Avatar
    I see no benefit in it especially if both need to be plugged in and the wireless charger takes forever to charge the device whereas the phone charger charges the S6 in an hour and twenty minutes. It's no competition. So you have the slight "inconvenience" of using a second hand. You also get double the charging speed
    You plug in the charging pad. That's it. Never have to touch the cable again. Just plop the phone down and go.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    06-30-2015 01:51 PM
  5. Wiggum333's Avatar
    On the surface - from a very technical standpoint - it may APPEAR that wireless charging really has no benefits. However, like a lot of things in real life, once you put it into practice, you realize what the true benefits and/or downfalls are, despite what it looks like "on paper".

    That said, I absolutely love wireless charging. I have one pad on my night table next to my bed, and one on my desk at work. At night, I wireless charge and wake up to a fully charged phone. All I do is get in bed, check any last stuff on my phone, and set the phone down ... done.

    At work, I just keep my phone sitting on the wireless charger when I'm not using it ... keeps the phone top'd off, and is more than convenient since I'm constantly taking/making phone calls, getting up and walking around the office for whatever reason, etc. If I didnt have the wireless charger, I'd be plugging/unplugging the phone a hundred times a day - NOT good for the phone. Sure, I could let it run down, then use the fast charger to get it back up quickly ... but what happens if/when I need to dash out of the office to a jobsite? Now I'm stuck with a phone that's low on power.

    There's also the benefits that others have said ... it saves the usb charging port ... it's convenient as all get-out ... it's a major factor for those with life-proof style cases that have covers over all the ports on the phone ... etc.

    And, for those saying that wired charging is twice as fast ... yah, i guess if you consider the fast-charger ... but for those with multiple chargers around the house that are "normal" chargers ... the wireless is really not much slower at all. But, it's not meant to be some kind of hyper-charger ... it's for what I described above ... another OPTION for CONVENIENCE that is a damn good option of you ask me.

    So what if the thing has to be plugged into a wall. You do that one time, and forget it. Just sit the phone down and let it charge up. I just don't see how anyone could consider that an irrelevant factor in evaluating it's usefulness ...
    06-30-2015 02:52 PM
  6. D13H4RD2L1V3's Avatar
    Wireless charging is actually really convenient. Yes, you have to plug in the charger, but once that's done, there's literally nothing else to do. Just put your phone on it and it charges. Done? Just take it off. It's like putting it on a table and taking it off again, only your battery is being topped off. And I'm thinking of getting a Qi Car Mount if I ever decide to either get a wireless charging folio case for my G4 (very unlikely because its leather), my old G3 (which has wireless charging) or an S6 as a backup.

    Honestly, I don't like the way Rene sees things and I really highly disagree with his thinking. I won't go as far as to insult him or make cruel jokes because that's in bad taste and makes us look bad overall, but really, all I have to say is that Rene should just report on everything Apple and not make any insults in the Android world.
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    07-01-2015 02:47 AM
  7. the tall guy's Avatar
    All these posts about it being convenient etc. The main reason I own a wireless charger for my S6 is cause it looks cool I got the white Samsung wireless charger for my white S6 and both of them, together, look amazing.

    I enjoy showing the less technically gifted people of my family how it works lol.
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    07-01-2015 03:15 AM
  8. jcp007's Avatar
    If you are in a restaurant or store, just place your device on the pad. Doesn't get more convenient. I have a feeling we will be seeing Apple incorporate wireless charging at some point.
    07-01-2015 06:23 AM
  9. TechGod2014's Avatar
    I went to take a look at iMore this morning and found Rene up to his usual childish whining about Android and Samsung. Seriously, he acts like an eight year old. I can only imagine that Rene is jealous of Android and Samsung. Why else would he spend so much time trying to prove (to himself) that Apple is better? Hey Rene, you use what works for you and I'll use what works for me. Deal? Deal.

    Rene doesn't understand "wireless charging." This is too hilarious.

    "Of course, anyone and everyone watching the commercial knows that wireless charging pad had to be plugged into an outlet, just the same as a Lighting cable. That would be an equal struggle for iPhone or Galaxy owners alike. And, once the plug is in the socket, the difference between inserting a Lightning connector and plonking onto a pad is negligible."
    I finally figured out why Samsung makes anti-iPhone ads... | iMore

    He literally writes an entire article about how the wireless charger has to be plugged in, so it's no different, lol.
    It IS different in that it's as simple as putting your phone on the table. It's different in that it literally adds zero time. It's different in that I can do it with one hand.

    He wrote a childish, desperate article complaining about Samsung being childish and desperate in their ad. Bravo, Rene! Now I want the next iPhone to have wireless charging so you can completely 180 on the usefulness of that feature.
    I kind of agree. Is it really wireless charging? It is convenient to just plop the phone down on the charging pad but I see that people who use wireless charging needing to have multiple units because it's just an inconvenience to have to carry it with you all over to just treat it like regular charger. Plus it doesn't charge your G6 quickly like the stock charger. It's more of a gimmick to me at this point since it only makes sense by you bed or desk at work.
    07-01-2015 07:52 AM
  10. jimbl's Avatar
    What I learned from this thread is if you have wireless charging, you love it. If you don't have wireless charging, you don't love it. That alone should prove the convenience of wireless charging. Also, let's be real, if iPhone had built in wireless charging, not only would it be touted as a feature, it would be touted as NEW.
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    07-01-2015 08:02 AM
  11. jimbl's Avatar
    I kind of agree. Is it really wireless charging? It is convenient to just plop the phone down on the charging pad but I see that people who use wireless charging needing to have multiple units because it's just an inconvenience to have to carry it with you all over to just treat it like regular charger. Plus it doesn't charge your G6 quickly like the stock charger. It's more of a gimmick to me at this point since it only makes sense by you bed or desk at work.
    I don't have a cable plugged into my phone. So yes, wireless. On average I spend 16-18 hours per day at work or in bed. Those chargers at my work desk and bed side make perfect sense, as they cover me for a large majority of my days.
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    07-01-2015 08:09 AM
  12. ron561's Avatar
    My wireless charger also doubles as a standard charger too. While it doesn't charge as fast as the stock charger, I still enjoy having one more than a regular charger. It seems to charge about as fast as old charges did, so not really a big deal for me. Having it at work/home allows me to keep it topped off anyway. If I ever need to step out and travel, I also have a fast charger for the car.
    07-01-2015 08:12 AM
  13. BioFanatic's Avatar
    I don't have a cable plugged into my phone. So yes, wireless. On average I spend 16-18 hours per day at work or in bed. Those chargers at my work desk and bed side make perfect sense, as they cover me for a large majority of my days.
    Agreed. It's called wireless charging, because the phone does not need to be wired in. Nobody claimed the charger itself could magically create energy.

    I also use it at my desk. I'm stuck there for 7 hours a day, I'm not in a rush. It's about convenience. It's also about choice.
    07-01-2015 08:16 AM
  14. syspry's Avatar
    Are your hands going to break from plugging the phone into a charger?
    To be honest I'm not a fan of this kind of viewpoint; that "you don't need it therefore it's not useful". Of course you don't "need" wireless chargers. The whole tech industry is saturated with things you don't "need". This doesn't mean we should just all adopt a spartan lifestyle and snub our noses at every feature just because one company (or in this case one blogger with a narrow minded agenda) thinks it's not necessary.

    Wireless charging isn't for everyone, but getting up on a soapbox to claim it's not a good feature just to poke shots at your competitor is some we "need" even LESS. It's hitman journalism at best.
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    07-01-2015 09:53 AM
  15. darthhen's Avatar
    Been using Qi charging since my Lumia 820 (or 810, forgot the exact model). Never looked back.

    Everybody's use model is different. For those that tried it, loves it. I'm spoiled by wireless charging now. But I guess one can say that I'm too lazy to plug in a cable every night. :-)
    07-01-2015 09:57 AM
  16. warpdrive's Avatar
    I kind of agree. Is it really wireless charging? It is convenient to just plop the phone down on the charging pad but I see that people who use wireless charging needing to have multiple units because it's just an inconvenience to have to carry it with you all over to just treat it like regular charger. Plus it doesn't charge your G6 quickly like the stock charger. It's more of a gimmick to me at this point since it only makes sense by you bed or desk at work.
    As I and others have said, it's not about what is better, it's about convenience.

    It's why we also have multiple chargers. Such as I have one by my desk, one by my couch, and my car charger is also wireless. Now every time I move from location to the next location in my home or to the car, I now don't have to plug in my phone.

    But more then that, my phone is always topped off as a result too. No longer do I stress that my phone has enough power when I leave my house or even charge overnight because my phone is always topped off.

    Sure, it costs about $50 for each charger if you buy some of the better ones that don't require any fidgeting. But they can be used for any phone that has the feature in the future and I'm going to plop my phone down next to me anyway so why not on a wireless charger?

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-01-2015 10:05 AM
  17. Wiggum333's Avatar
    As others have already said ... what's going to be funny is when iPhones eventually adopt integral wireless charging, and then Rene starts talking about how awesome it is ...
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    07-01-2015 10:20 AM
  18. warpdrive's Avatar
    The funny thing is that there are still plenty of Apple fans buying wireless charging stickers right now on Amazon, so wireless charging is definitely wanted by iPhone fans.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-01-2015 10:47 AM
  19. Almeuit's Avatar
    Mod Note - Please remember to keep the discussion on topic. Talking about your opinions is okay but going after one another with personal attacks is not okay. A moderator has already posted a warning in the thread about this.

    Please use the report button for problem posts instead of engaging. Thank you!
    07-01-2015 11:38 AM
  20. planoman's Avatar
    I live in dfw and am in starbucks quite often. I have yet to see the wireless charging pads. Anyone seen or used one at starbucks?

    Posted via my Galaxy S6!
    07-01-2015 12:04 PM
  21. Almeuit's Avatar
    I live in dfw and am in starbucks quite often. I have yet to see the wireless charging pads. Anyone seen or used one at starbucks?

    Posted via my Galaxy S6!
    I haven't in my area just yet either.
    07-01-2015 12:07 PM
  22. warpdrive's Avatar
    I live in dfw and am in starbucks quite often. I have yet to see the wireless charging pads. Anyone seen or used one at starbucks?

    Posted via my Galaxy S6!
    I'm in the NYC area.
    The Starbucks in the local mall has charging outlets, USB outlets, and 2 charging pads.

    But no other Starbucks has it that I know of. I do have a local coffee house that did renovate and installed a bunch of charges... He says that while most don't use them, I'm not the only one who does.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-01-2015 12:30 PM
  23. TechGod2014's Avatar
    What I learned from this thread is if you have wireless charging, you love it. If you don't have wireless charging, you don't love it. That alone should prove the convenience of wireless charging. Also, let's be real, if iPhone had built in wireless charging, not only would it be touted as a feature, it would be touted as NEW.
    I've had it and returned it once I found out that it does not support quick charge. I don't like the idea of just laying your phone down on a charger just because. I can understand having one bedside but since the phone charges so quickly I find myself sleeping with it and just charging it while I shower and get ready to go to work in the morning. After that I'm good for the rest of the day. I'm not knocking anyone that has one. Good for you buddy👍if you love it. Just expressing my opinion. Never understood the the concept if it doesn't charge as fast of the stock charger.
    07-01-2015 01:23 PM
  24. TechGod2014's Avatar
    Just a side note.... you can also run into a local best buy and plop it down on one of theirs if you need juice. The Samsung display people are very cool about it. Just as long it's an S6 or any other galaxy device. Lol
    07-01-2015 01:30 PM
  25. lutin's Avatar
    to be fair he does have a point though. I didn't know until this post that the wireless chargers had to be plugged in in order to be used. What's the difference in plugging in a wireless charger to plugging in the mobile phone. Either way you are still plugging in a device. Oh well saves me money to not buy a wireless charger any time soon
    I'm still quite intrigued about how you thought that wireless chargers work if you didn't have to plug them in?
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    07-01-2015 02:07 PM
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