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  1. warpdrive's Avatar
    Never understood the the concept if it doesn't charge as fast of the stock charger.
    That's because you are looking at it like a normal charger and are probably charging your phone like in the past....once it gets low.
    But for me, it's for topping off my phone every time I put my phone down. I don't use it to charge it once empty, I use it to top it off from say 60 or 70 percent, or anytime I'm sitting down by my desk or couch.

    Then if I get a few texts or a call, I just pick it up and use it, then place it back on the charging pad or stand. It's a different way of thinking about charging. No longer am I charging just when it's low, I now do it when it's resting, thus it's always topped off and ready for a long day out of the house.

    This is not for charging when your phone is dead. That's what the quick charger is for. This is so that you never need the quick charger.

    Posted via the Android Central App
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    07-01-2015 02:42 PM
  2. Aquila's Avatar
    That's because you are looking at it like a normal charger and are probably charging your phone like in the past....once it gets low.
    But for me, it's for topping off my phone every time I put my phone down. I don't use it to charge it once empty, I use it to top it off from say 60 or 70 percent, or anytime I'm sitting down by my desk or couch.

    Then if I get a few texts or a call, I just pick it up and use it, then place it back on the charging pad or stand. It's a different way of thinking about charging. No longer am I charging just when it's low, I now do it when it's resting, thus it's always topped off and ready for a long day out of the house.

    This is not for charging when your phone is dead. That's what the quick charger is for. This is so that you never need the quick charger.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Hopefully this helps people stop letting their batteries get so low and/or die. Ideally the battery should never be "conditioned" and should never be below 40% or so, but when below 20% damage to longevity is occurring.

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.
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    07-01-2015 03:17 PM
  3. Wiggum333's Avatar
    Hopefully this helps people stop letting their batteries get so low and/or die. Ideally the battery should never be "conditioned" and should never be below 40% or so, but when below 20% damage to longevity is occurring.

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.

    Even with my older/other phones prior to my S6, when I never had wireless charging, I always tried to keep my battery/batteries full ... I'm "that guy" that sees the phone at 70% and freaks out thinking it's about to die on me LOL. So either way, I was always trying to keep it fully charged ... not because I knew about possible battery life issues, but because I was/am always fearful of when I'd be going out away from the ability to charge, and also have to heavily use my phone ... which would possibly get me in a situation where my phone dies and I"m completely screwed.

    Now, with the wireless charging, it makes it infinitely easier to keep it close to fully charged. I spend most of my normal days at the office, so sitting it on the pad while i'm at my desk just makes sense, and keeps it nearly full all day with rare exception. At home, I don't use the wireless charger that much except for overnight charging. It's on my night table next to my bed, so I just put it on the pad when getting in bed, and wake up to a fully charged phone. This also allows me to just pick it up in the morning to check email, messages, forums, etc. w/out having to worry about the cord connected to it ... it also allows me the freedom to answer an emergency call should I get one while sleeping, and not have to worry about ripping the phone away from a cord and damaging something on either the charging cord or the phone itself.

    Again, it's hard to express exactly how great wireless charging is until you start using it, and figure out how it works best for you. It's also hard for me to imagine now how I got along w/out it, and how anyone else could feel there are any negatives to it.

    On that note, I keep my quick-charger brick with me, and the factory cable so that IF it gets lower than I like, and feel I need to juice it back up quickly (anticipation of a potential emergency), I can still do that for 30 minutes, then place it back on the pad to fully top off and get back to "normal operation" with my phone.

    Now, if/when one day we have pads that hold a charge, and can be taken remotely with you to set on a table that don't need to be plugged in, THAT would be amazing ... and probably not far off ... it would be the same thing as one of those battery pack cases or packs that you carry to charge your phone (samsung makes some, as do others) ... but combine that with a Qi charger body on top of it, and you'd really have something cool!
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    07-01-2015 03:28 PM
  4. Almeuit's Avatar
    I'm "that guy" that sees the phone at 70% and freaks out thinking it's about to die on me LOL.
    I always knew you were weird!! ... Just kidding!
    07-01-2015 03:36 PM
  5. stevelam's Avatar
    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.
    is this a joke???

    a table still needs to have a charger on it which in turn still needs to be plugged in. so in that regard, yes its basically pointless. last time i checked , its not even close to convenient for most peoples coffee tables in their living rooms to have a wire that runs from an outlet somehow to the table and call that 'convenient'.

    "literally adds zero time"?? do you not realize how slow it is to charge wirelessly? it isnt even close to being useful in a mainstream way at all. this saves absolutely no time.

    when wireless charging is available in more settings and becomes significantly faster, thats when apple will get on board. otherwise right now its just a random talking point added to the s6 for no real reason other than just saying it has wireless charging.
    07-01-2015 03:40 PM
  6. BioFanatic's Avatar
    Now, if/when one day we have pads that hold a charge, and can be taken remotely with you to set on a table that don't need to be plugged in, THAT would be amazing ... and probably not far off ... it would be the same thing as one of those battery pack cases or packs that you carry to charge your phone (samsung makes some, as do others) ... but combine that with a Qi charger body on top of it, and you'd really have something cool!
    Have I got great news for you!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Fortitude-1000...cUvbUpU4528198

    Great post, by the way...
    07-01-2015 03:42 PM
  7. galaxyfive's Avatar
    I just want to defend Apple here. They have always had wireless charging I think.

    I have an Apple wireless device and I get charged for everything I download to it. Have been for some time......
    07-01-2015 03:43 PM
  8. TechGod2014's Avatar
    Hopefully this helps people stop letting their batteries get so low and/or die. Ideally the battery should never be "conditioned" and should never be below 40% or so, but when below 20% damage to longevity is occurring.

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.
    OK, so ur saying that I need a wireless charger to save the battery on my phone? Interesting.
    I've never had any battery issues in the past when letting my phone go below 40% or 20% for that matter before charging it. I actually get better battery life that way. Don't ask me why. Maybe I have the attention of the battery gods???
    Anyway, I always let it go down below 10% And I would assume that 80% of people with cell phones do the same. No one with real lives say "oh my god my phone is at 40% what will I do?"
    I see 40% on my phone and I say awesome! I have a Lil less than half of the battery life left. I should be able to get thru the rest of the day.
    I think it's hilarious how people get all bent out of shape in a forum when others have a different opinion than them. It's just a phone folks get over it. Or in this case a battery. Cheers!
    07-01-2015 03:58 PM
  9. Aquila's Avatar
    OK, so ur saying that I need a wireless charger to save the battery on my phone? Interesting.
    I've never had any battery issues in the past when letting my phone go below 40% or 20% for that matter before charging it. I actually get better battery life that way. Don't ask me why. Maybe I have the attention of the battery gods???
    Anyway, I always let it go down below 10% And I would assume that 80% of people with cell phones do the same. No one with real lives say "oh my god my phone is at 40% what will I do?"
    I see 40% on my phone and I say awesome! I have a Lil less than half of the battery life left. I should be able to get thru the rest of the day.
    I think it's hilarious how people get all bent out of shape in a forum when others have a different opinion than them. It's just a phone folks get over it. Or in this case a battery. Cheers!
    Wireless isn't better AFAIK; keeping it topped off is. Wireless merely makes it easier to not wear it down. But I'm not sure anyone was getting bent out of shape...

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.
    07-01-2015 04:01 PM
  10. Wiggum333's Avatar
    07-01-2015 04:26 PM
  11. Gator352's Avatar
    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.
    Concept is: Convenience.

    I plop my phone down at night to charge and when i wake up....guess what? It's charged. Never have to plug a cable into my phone unless i want or need to.

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    07-01-2015 04:51 PM
  12. Blues Fan's Avatar
    In my experience the lighting plug is so much easier to attach to an iphone than USB to Samsung. Much less wear and tear on the port since it goes in either way. I use wireless charging to avoid having to use the port.

    Wireless charging will be cool once apple invents it... lol!

    Posted via my ZenFone 2!
    On my black Defender I noticed after two months the flap by the charging port is showing wear from being flapped up every night. I now use wireless charging to avoid the issue.
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    07-01-2015 04:57 PM
  13. Gator352's Avatar
    is this a joke???

    a table still needs to have a charger on it which in turn still needs to be plugged in. so in that regard, yes its basically pointless. last time i checked , its not even close to convenient for most peoples coffee tables in their living rooms to have a wire that runs from an outlet somehow to the table and call that 'convenient'.

    "literally adds zero time"?? do you not realize how slow it is to charge wirelessly? it isnt even close to being useful in a mainstream way at all. this saves absolutely no time.

    when wireless charging is available in more settings and becomes significantly faster, thats when apple will get on board. otherwise right now its just a random talking point added to the s6 for no real reason other than just saying it has wireless charging.
    What?

    Couch. End table. Charging pad. Wires behind table. Never seen. Period.

    Pointless? How's that? You never have to plug the phone in and fumble with wires. That saves you time, your energy, and your charging port.

    And for most, it's for topping off and charging over night while you sleep. I don't know about you, but i sure don't care if my phone is at 100% in an hour. ....if im sleeping. Zzzzzzz

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    07-01-2015 05:03 PM
  14. smooth4lyfe'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
    All you have to do it plug in the wireless charger to the wall and never take it off, you dont have to plug it into the wall each time you charge
    Once its plugged into the wall, all you do is place your phone on the mat each time....Its especially convenience when you are laying down, just place your phone on the charging pad to charge rather than fumbling for the wire each time you go to bed...even more convenient if you are in bed with the lights off
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    07-01-2015 05:23 PM
  15. wrecklass's Avatar
    Have I got great news for you!!

    http://www.amazon.com/Fortitude-1000...cUvbUpU4528413

    Great post, by the way...
    Gah! Thanks, I just bought one. Amazon owes you a referral fee!

    Oh and why wireless can be better. I have a Nexus 7 that I charged via a standard wired charger on my nightstand. One night I knocked it off and as a result the charging port in the N7 was damaged.

    Wireless charging would have resulted in a harmless fall to the carpeted floor.

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
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    07-01-2015 05:36 PM
  16. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    That's because you are looking at it like a normal charger and are probably charging your phone like in the past....once it gets low.
    But for me, it's for topping off my phone every time I put my phone down. I don't use it to charge it once empty, I use it to top it off from say 60 or 70 percent, or anytime I'm sitting down by my desk or couch.

    Then if I get a few texts or a call, I just pick it up and use it, then place it back on the charging pad or stand. It's a different way of thinking about charging. No longer am I charging just when it's low, I now do it when it's resting, thus it's always topped off and ready for a long day out of the house.

    This is not for charging when your phone is dead. That's what the quick charger is for. This is so that you never need the quick charger.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    Hopefully this helps people stop letting their batteries get so low and/or die. Ideally the battery should never be "conditioned" and should never be below 40% or so, but when below 20% damage to longevity is occurring.

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.
    That's exactly how I use wireless charging with the devices I have they are supported. I just use them for awhile, and then plop them on the Qi charger and let them stay there until I use them again. I have 2 Qi chargers, one for my nightstand and one for my desk. So my battery always stays charged.

    I used to use BlackBerry charging pods for the BlackBerry 9000 and 9700. That's not Qi, but it worked well too.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    07-01-2015 05:39 PM
  17. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Wireless isn't better AFAIK; keeping it topped off is. Wireless merely makes it easier to not wear it down. But I'm not sure anyone was getting bent out of shape...

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.
    For my devices that don't have wireless charging, I plug them in when I get a chance, like when I'm at my desk or in the car. I also leave them plugged in overnight. But I do the same thing by topping off the battery.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    07-01-2015 05:42 PM
  18. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Gah! Thanks, I just bought one. Amazon owes you a referral fee!

    Oh and why wireless can be better. I have a Nexus 7 that I charged via a standard wired charger on my nightstand. One night I knocked it off and as a result the charging port in the N7 was damaged.

    Wireless charging would have resulted in a harmless fall to the carpeted floor.

    Sent from my SM-G920P using Tapatalk
    The Nexus 7 2013 version supports wireless charging. That's how I charge mine.

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    07-01-2015 05:45 PM
  19. wrecklass's Avatar
    The Nexus 7 2013 version supports wireless charging. That's how I charge mine.

    Sent from my Moto X using Tapatalk
    Yes, but not really the point. I didn't have a wireless charger at the time.
    07-01-2015 06:03 PM
  20. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    Yes, but not really the point. I didn't have a wireless charger at the time.
    Gotcha! I had wireless chargers before I got mine, since I got them when I got my old Nokia Lumia 920.

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    07-01-2015 06:05 PM
  21. smooth4lyfe's Avatar
    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.
    Wireless chargers will soon support quick charge...which will make it even better than it is now

    Your Qi charger will soon support 15W fast charging | Android Central
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    07-01-2015 06:09 PM
  22. dmlv's Avatar
    I like Renee... I try and catch him on Mac break weekly w twit.tv
    But....watch when apple finally incorporates wireless changing and offers their own proprietary charger, Renee will have a glowing review of it and how it's a convenient accessory to have around.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-01-2015 06:31 PM
  23. TechGod2014's Avatar
    Wireless chargers will soon support quick charge...which will make it even better than it is now

    Your Qi charger will soon support 15W fast charging | Android Central
    Yup. That's what the Samsung tech told me at my local crack dealer (best buy). I can imagine how much that will cost if the regular one is fitty bucks.
    07-01-2015 07:31 PM
  24. warpdrive's Avatar
    Wireless isn't better AFAIK; keeping it topped off is. Wireless merely makes it easier to not wear it down. But I'm not sure anyone was getting bent out of shape...

    M Dev Nexus 6 Assassin Edition. Android Central Moderator.
    You can say it's not what's better until you're blue in the face. You can say it's all about convenience, and they still won't get it.

    But this is the issue....
    The thought of topping your phone up instead of charging your phone is an alien concept to some. Until they try it out just seems crazy.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    07-01-2015 07:48 PM
  25. TechGod2014's Avatar
    Avoid wireless charging

    Wireless charging can be incredibly convenient if your phone can do it, but it's not without its disadvantages. The inductive, wireless chargers out there today have this nasty habit of generating a fair bit of waste heat. And while wasted energy is just a bummer in general, that heat will also toast your battery in the process. That's no bueno. It's a little less convenient, but standard plug-in charging is going to keep your battery in better shape, especially if you're some place warm to begin with.

    This is straight from the Gizmodo Web site. So what's worse? Charging the phone at 20% or wireless charging?

    So much for the convenience of wirless charging. Lmao.
    07-01-2015 08:39 PM
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