After more than 460 hours of testing, we think Samsung’s Wireless Charging Pad EP-PG920 is the best Qi wireless charger for most people who have a phone that supports the Qi wireless-charging standard (which includes the latest iPhones and many Android phones). Although this Samsung model is not the absolute fastest wireless charger we tested, and it doesn’t support 7.5-watt charging for iPhones running iOS 11.2 or later, more expensive chargers proved only slightly faster with both iPhones and Android devices, so we don’t think you need to spend more. Wireless charging is sure to become more popular, and we’ll see many more charging options now that Apple is including Qi technology in its phones, but this Samsung charger is a solid bet no matter your smartphone platform.

Our Pick: Samsung Wireless Charging Pad EP-PG920

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Not only does the Samsung Wireless Charging Pad EP-PG920 power up phones at a fast rate, but it also looks nice while doing so, and it comes in black or white, so you can match it with the rest of your accessories. A rubber ring on the top allows it to hold even glass-backed phones in place better than some other Qi chargers, ensuring that your handset stays properly aligned for charging. And it comes with its own AC adapter and USB cable in the box, so you don’t need to worry about supplying (or buying) your own.

Runner Up: Samsung’s Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand EP-NG930

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Samsung’s Fast Charge Wireless Charging Stand EP-NG930 is a great option if you prefer your phone to stay propped up while charging. In our tests, it was faster at charging our iPhone 8 than anything else we tried. But it’s generally more expensive than our main pick, and that speed won’t really matter if you’re using the charger overnight.

Also Great:  Anker’s PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad and PowerPort Wireless 5 Stand

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If our picks are out of stock, if you want to spend a little less, or if you prefer something with a less obvious status light, Anker’s PowerPort Wireless 5 Pad and PowerPort Wireless 5 Stand are great options, though you’ll have to provide your own AC adapter. In our tests they charged iPhones at the same rate as our Samsung picks and charged the Galaxy S8 as fast or faster, but they’re generally a few dollars less expensive. Both come with Micro-USB cables, but neither comes with an AC wall adapter, so you’ll need to use the charger that comes with your phone or tablet or buy one separately. Light-sensitive sleepers will appreciate the small blue charging-indicator lights, which you can easily cover.

Also Great: IKEA’s Nordmärke Triple Pad

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IKEA’s Nordmärke triple pad is the best Qi charger for a family or an individual with multiple devices to charge. It charged every test phone at the same speeds as single-phone models, even when we were charging three phones at once. It also has an extra 2.4-amp USB-A port on the side for charging a fourth device, and that port can charge larger devices like iPads quickly. The Nordmärke’s only downside is the slightly slippy top surface.