Best wireless chargers 2020: top Qi-enabled charging pads

Hate wires? Then cut the cord with these top Qi charging pads

Best wireless charger 2020

When it comes to picking the best wireless charger of 2020 you've got a few factors to factor in – and we've done all the factoring for you, to direct you to the top options on the market right now.

The selection of devices for getting your gadgets juiced up, cable-free, has never been better, actually: more and more smartphones have added wireless charging to the mix lately, including the Samsung Galaxy S20 and the iPhone 11 Pro. Unless you're shopping down at the budget end of the scale, your phone is likely to offer wireless charging.

What's more, the industry has now almost universally adopted the Qi wireless charging standard, so compatibility issues aren't as much of a worry as they once were. Some proprietary chargers work better than others, however, so keep an eye on charging rates while you're doing your shopping.

Read on for our definitive list of the best Qi wireless chargers for iPhones, Samsung phones, or any other handset.

Best wireless chargers 2020: get the best wireless charging pad for you

Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charging Pad best wireless chargers

Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charging Pad

1. Anker PowerWave Fast Wireless Charging Pad

Speedy wireless charging with style

Reasons to buy
+Slim and sturdy option+Compatible with most phones

Anker certainly knows its charging tech, and with the PowerWave Fast Wireless Charging Pad gives you the perfect place to pop down your phone after a long (and battery draining) day – it gives you up to 10W of power, depending on your phone.

The tactile surface and rubber base mean it stays solidly on top of any surface, and it's fantastically slim too. Add in the fact that it works through many phone cases as well, and it's definitely one of the best wireless chargers out there at the moment.

Moshi Porto Q

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2. Moshi Porto Q

Stylish looks and excellent performance

Reasons to buy
+A wireless charger that looks good+Take it everywhere with you

The Moshi Porto Q looks better than most wireless chargers out there and it's portable too – as well as using it as a wireless charger connected to a power source via USB, you can also pack it up in your bag and use it to juice up your gadgets while you're away from home and the office.

It packs in 5,000 mAh worth of battery, which should be enough to recharge your phone once or twice, and the stylish fabric and rubber design means there's no chance of your devices sliding off here either. An all-round winner, even if it is a little on the pricey side.

Holife Fast Wireless Charger best wireless chargers 2020

Holife Fast Wireless Charger

3. Holife Fast Wireless Charger

Affordable two-coil charging

Reasons to buy
+Comes in gold, silver and black+18 month warranty

This highly-rated charger is a steal at under £20. Available in three colours, it promises a wide charging area with temperature control to protect your battery. The two-coil design means you can charge your handset in portrait or landscape. And, there are no beeps or flashes, just a simple soft-glow LED indicator strip to let you know how the charge is progressing.

Mophie Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless XL best wireless chargers

Mophie Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless XL

4. Mophie Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless XL

Go completely wire-free with Mophie

Reasons to buy
+Get rid of wires on the go+LED status light

Why not ditch the wires completely and juice up your phone using a portable battery pack with wireless charging? Mophie has you covered with the Charge Stream Powerstation Wireless XL, packing 10,000mAh worth of battery storage inside.

Charge it up before your travels and you can use the charger to top up phones with or without wires (either by placing them on top or plugging them in via USB). The device is smaller than your average handset, though several times thicker.

Google Pixel Stand

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5. Google Pixel Stand

Does wonders for your Pixel

Reasons to buy
+Minimalist look+Turns your Pixel into an ambient display

Perfect for your Google Pixel 3 or Google Pixel 4 – as you could probably surmise from the name – the Pixel Stand turns your Google-made smartphone into more of a smart display while it's charging. Once you connect the phone, you get a few options for hands-free Google Assistant access, the always-on display settings, and more.

Aside from that, this is a fairly standard wireless charging dock, and we actually like the plain approach. The charging rate is 10W and white is your only colour option at the moment. Other Qi-enabled phones will work with this, but its shape and size are designed for the flagship pixels.

RavPower Wireless Charging Pad best wireless chargers

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6. RavPower Wireless Charging Pad

A speedy 10W of wireless charging for your devices

Reasons to buy
+Compact and sleek+Can output 5W and 10W

This compact, sleek-looking wireless charger from RavPower can output 10W of charging power for devices that can take it (Samsung Galaxy phones) and drop back to 5W when that's not supported ( Apple iPhones). The important point is: it can charge just about any phone with wireless charging support.

The overcurrent, overheat and short circuit safeguards give you extra peace of mind about something going wrong while charging, and the unit comes with an 18-month warranty as well. We also like the LED light that tells you when it's in standby mode and when it's charging.

Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand best wireless chargers

Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand

7. Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand

Sleek and compact wireless charging for your iPhone

Reasons to buy
+Stylish and compact dock+Allows calls to be made/received

The Logitech Powered Wireless Charging Stand keeps your iPhone stood up and visible while it's charging, so you can carry on checking the weather or browsing the web or doing whatever else it is you're doing (it's especially handy if your phone has Face ID).

This dock is compatible with the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone XR, iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus, and it delivers up to 7.5W of power for a reasonably fast charge. We'd suggest it's the looks rather than the performance that you're buying this for though.

ESR Ultra-Slim best wireless chargers 2020

ESR Ultra-Slim

8. ESR Ultra-Slim

One of the thinnest chargers available

Reasons to buy
+Zinc alloy dissipates heat+Lifetime warranty

At just 5.5 millimetres thick, this is one of the most streamlined Qi charges on the market at the moment. Offering protection against overheating and short circuiting, the rubberised non-slip surface is surrounded by a zinc frame that promises to dissipate heat faster than plastic models. 

It's got a soft-LED charge indicator that turns off after 60 seconds so as not to disrupt your sleep, and the compact design makes for an ideal travel companion.

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad best wireless chargers

Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

9. Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad

A charger equipped with a powerful 7.5-watt transmitter coil

Reasons to buy
+Safer charging than standard 5-watt Qi chargers+LED indicator that signals correct alignment

Belkin’s Boost up Wireless Charging Pad includes a nonslip surface that can prevent a potential accident. The charger also uses a 7.5-watt transmitter coil, resulting in fast wireless charging. Safety is also a priority, with a thermal protection sensor and foreign-object-detection circuit to monitor operations. The Belkin Boost up Wireless Charging Pad ensures consumers will not have to worry about slippage or damage.

Ikea Riggad Work Lamp best wireless chargers 2020

Ikea Riggad Work Lamp

10. Ikea Riggad Work Lamp

Not just a good wireless charger, but a lamp also

Reasons to buy
+Adds to a space with decorative charm+Features wood for a soft design

Ikea's Riggad LED work lamp features wireless charging that's Qi compatible. You can charge two devices at once. This makes it ideal for a bedroom or office space, considering the added benefit of its LED light, which consumes up to 85 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs. Designer David Wahl has functionality and stylistic cohesion in mind for the work lamp, appealing to those who desire a charger that doesn't look like one and actively adds to their space.

Samsung Wireless Charging Stand best wireless chargers

Samsung Wireless Charging Stand

11. Samsung Wireless Charging Stand

The official wireless charger from Samsung

Reasons to buy
+Matte silicone design+5100 mAh

Samsung knows a thing or two about the best wireless chargers (especially for Samsung devices, though this works with any Qi-enabled phone): its official charging stand is well built, well designed, and a breeze to use.

Even better, you can use your phone in portrait or landscape mode while it's charging. You get up to 9W of charging power, if your phone can take that much, and  you can pick up this charger in white or black.

Choetech T511 best wireless chargers 2020

Choetech T511

12. Choetech T511

Very slim and affordable

Reasons to buy
+Efficient minimalist design+Bank account friendly

Simply place your device on the square-shaped Choetech Qi Certified T511 Qi Wireless Charger Pad for instant charging. The charger is very slim, at only 0.4-inch thickness, helping deliver a sleek and mobile appearance. Inside the charger is a smart chip that prevents overvoltage, short-circuiting and overheating. Despite its small size and low price, the Choetech T511 offers efficient charging, mobility and safety.

Fonesalesman WoodPuck best wireless chargers

Fonesalesman WoodPuck

13. Fonesalesman WoodPuck

A wireless charger with a unique, natural appearance

Reasons to buy
+Made from natural bamboo+Hidden micro-USB socket

If you're a fan of products created with bamboo, the Fonesalesman WoodPuck is for you. The bamboo-built QI-compatible charger is sturdy and safe, with detection for inefficient placement and excess heat via a simple audio notification. Mao Zhu bamboo adorns the entire charger, which looks even sleeker with the hidden micro-USB socket. The nifty-looking bamboo charger is available in the colors dark Espresso and light Cappuccino.

Tylt SOLO Wireless Charging Pad best wireless chargers

Tylt SOLO Wireless Charging Pad

14. Tylt SOLO Wireless Charging Pad

A statement piece

Reasons to buy
+Available in 4 bold colours+Anti-slip silicone

The design team at Tylt have worked hard to create a wireless charger that stands out from the crowd. With eye-catching silicone covers, a distinctive square outline, and a short, flat-ribbon cable, Tylt SOLO keeps your desk looking sharp. Don't want your charger to blend in to the background? This is the pad for you.

Kroma Wireless Charger best wireless chargers

Kroma Wireless Charger

15. Kroma Wireless Charger

Lightweight and boasting a minimalist design

Reasons to buy
+Small, square and mobility-friendly+At only 3.7 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches, it can fit essentially anywhere

The Kroma Wireless Charger embraces minimalism with its simple and small design. Despite its size, the charger will start immediately once a device is placed on it. A 2A adapter or power source will provide the best results. A blue indicator light is beneath the phone, so you can check when charging may be complete. This lightweight charger also touts a very light, lush sound effect, making it hardly noticeable despite getting the charging job done.

Pleson PLS-WR-C400 best wireless chargers 2020

Pleson PLS-WR-C400

16. Pleson PLS-WR-C400

A Qi charger that is also versatile stand

Reasons to buy
+No wires, beeps or lights+Flexible design allowing for horizontal or vertical charging

In addition to compatible with the majority of cases, the Pleson PLS-WR-C400 is one of the most flexible chargers on the market. The wireless charger stand touts an anti-slip mat and sleek design, in addition to the ability to charge your phone horizontally or vertically, whichever you prefer. Safety features include overvoltage, undervoltage and temperature control, as well as surge and short-circuit prevention. If you enjoy sleek and quiet Qi wireless chargers, the Pleson PLS-WR-C400 is worthwhile.

Seneo 10W Fast Wireless Charger best wireless chargers

Seneo 10W Fast Wireless Charger

17. Seneo 10W Fast Wireless Charger

A charging pad that's designed to last and last

Reasons to buy
+LED lighting to alert you of a full charge+Works with earphones and phones

One of the most capable charging mats out there, the Seneo 10W Fast Wireless Charger can go all the way up to 10W in terms of charging capacity, as it's name suggests – assuming your phone can take it (the wattage will be automatically lowered if it can't).

Apart from that, we've got a sleek and stylish design, as well as a 24-month warranty for extra peace of mind. It's slim enough to pack away when you go travelling as well, so you need never be without it.

Pasonomi Tilt Wireless Charging Stand best wireless chargers

Pasonomi Tilt Wireless Charging Stand

18. Pasonomi Tilt Wireless Charging Stand

Super fast and sporting a non-slip pad

Reasons to buy
+Fast charging available for various Samsung models+Vertical or horizontal charging

The Pasonomi Tilt Wireless Charging Stand allows you to use your device while it charges, with a nonslip pad and sleek front LED light providing the security and notifications you need. The charger promises to charge a dead Samsung Galaxy to full in about two hours, 1.4 times quicker than standard wireless charging pads, similar to the Seneo Qi Wireless Charger.