phones with wireless charging: samsung galaxy s20 plus and google pixel 4 xl

Phones with wireless charging are cool. They save you the hassle of dealing with cables — just drop your phone on a pad and watch everything light up. However, there are a few drawbacks to keep in mind: wireless charging usually takes longer than using a cable and makes phones difficult to use while charging.

Wireless charging is also mainly available on high-end phones with glass backs — metal and wireless charging don’t mix. Not every flagship has the technology, but more and more manufacturers are hopping on the bandwagon. Phones with the feature either support the PMA or Qi standard, although Qi is the more popular choice. Here are the best phones with wireless charging capabilities.

Best phones with wireless charging:

Editor’s note: We will update this list regularly as new devices with wireless charging launch.


1. Samsung Galaxy S20 series

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra with wireless charging

The Samsung Galaxy S20 series is here, and it once again consists of some of the best Android phones on the market. All three devices — the Galaxy S20, S20 Plus, and S20 Ultra — feature wireless charging and double up as power banks for your wireless accessories thanks to 9W reverse wireless charging. But this is just the tip of the iceberg! Samsung has gone all out and equipped its latest flagship series with many powerful specs and features.

As expected, the standout of the group is the Galaxy S20 Ultra, which sports a number of improvements over its Galaxy S10 Plus predecessor. It boasts a staggering 12 or 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB storage, and a massive 5,000mAh battery. Wired charging is much better too, jumping from 15W to 45W. All three S20 phones also sport an ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint sensor and either the latest Snapdragon 865 or Exynos 990 processor.

There are few phones which can rival the S20 Ultra in the camera department.

We can’t forget the impressive camera capabilities of the Galaxy S20 Ultra either. It features a quad camera with a 108MP main sensor, a telephoto, ultra-wide and TOF sensors, topped off by 10x hybrid optical zoom. It’s hard to ask for more. The Galaxy S20 Ultra is not only one of the best phones with wireless charging, but it’s also one of the best Android phones on the market.


Samsung Galaxy S20 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 64 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, QHD+
  • Chipset: SD 865 or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 or Exynos 9890
  • RAM: 12/16GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 48, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

2. Google Pixel 4/4 XL

Google Pixel 4 vs Pixel 4 XL with wireless charging

Credit: David Imel / Android Authority

No best list of Android devices is complete without Google’s flagship pair. Although this year’s models were met with more criticism than usual, the Pixel 4 and 4 XL are still among the best Android phones you can buy. And, they have wireless charging, unlike the newer Pixel 4a. Along with wireless charging, the Pixel 4 and 4XL still reign supreme in the camera department with the amazing new astrophotography mode, but they also sport great specs along with Qi wireless charging.

Unlike their predecessors, both the Pixel 4 and 4 XL now have dual rear cameras with a telephoto and a wide sensor. The notch has also disappeared in favor of a top bezel, which houses a single selfie camera and a number of facial recognition sensors. The specs have received much-needed upgrades too. Both phones now have 90Hz displays, 6GB of RAM, and the Snapdragon 855 on board.

Unfortunately, the battery life on the smaller Pixel 4 is far from impressive. If you don’t want to reach for the wireless charger constantly, the Pixel 4 XL is undoubtedly the better choice.

We’re also awaiting the Pixel 4a 5G and Pixel 5. It’s hoped the Pixel 5 will have wireless charging, so stand by for that perhaps during September or October at the latest. 


Google Pixel 4 specs:

  • Display: 5.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP + ToF 3D
  • Battery: 2,800mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Google Pixel 4 XL specs:

  • Display: 6.3-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP + ToF 3D
  • Battery: 3,700mAh
  • Software: Android 10

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra together

Credit: Eric Zeman / Android Authority

Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones have always been among the year’s top line premium phones with all the bells and whistles. So, it should come as no surprise that the latest Galaxy Note 20 series both pack wireless charging.

Read also: Samsung Galaxy Note 20 vs Galaxy S20 series: Which should you buy?

If money is no object, the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is the obvious choice for many reasons. In fact, the Note 20 isn’t really a contender, but you’ll need the cash! The Ultra offers a truly huge 6.9-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate and 12GB of RAM, and a triple camera setup led by a wide-angle 108MP sensor, and 5G support.

The regular Galaxy Note 20 is no slouch, but it has compromises including a controversial plastic material backing, instead of glass. But both phones do have the latest Snapdragon 865 Plus processors (or Exynos 990, but you should avoid this model if possible) and, of course, the ever-popular S-pen accessory. You also get all of the standard premium trappings like an IP68 rating and, the reason you’re here, wireless charging.

These remain Samsung’s king of the kill but at the price, not everyone will be diving in. 

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 A "cheaper" Note
The standard Galaxy Note 20 has some trade-offs to hit a lower price point, but it should still satisfy many Note users.
Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra Bigger, better, and pricier
Samsung's Galaxy Note line has always been for the power users, and this year's models are no different — especially the Galaxy Note 20 Ultra. This new ultra-premium phone is Samsung's most refined device yet.

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 865 Plus or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 64, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,300mAh
  • Software: Android 10

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.9-inch, WQHD+
  • SoC: SD 865 Plus or Exynos 990
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 12, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 10

4. LG V60 ThinQ

LG V60 with wireless charging

LG has outdone itself with its latest V-series smartphone. The LG V60 ThinQ is not only powerful, but it is also one of the best looking phones currently on the market. It sports wireless charging and a number of improvements over its predecessor.

The LG V60 is a 5G phone with all of the specs you’d expect from a flagship. Under the hood, it offers 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and the latest Snapdragon 865. Just like the Galaxy S20 Ultra, the V60 has a 5,000mAh battery. But the LG flagship has some advantages over other high-end phones. Like many other LG phones before it, the V60 is an audiophile’s device with a Quad DAC. It has kept both the microSD slot and the headphone jack two things which seem to be disappearing from many Android phones as of late. The LG V60 can also sport a dual-screen for multitasking, making it one of the more versatile devices you can currently buy.

The LG V60 also has improved cameras. On the back you will find a main 64MP sensor, accompanied by a 13MP ultra-wide and a ToF sensor. Unfortunately, the selfie camera is still housed in a notch, but it’s a tiny one that can be relatively easy to ignore. Overall, however, the LG V60 is a truly excellent phone that you shouldn’t overlook.

Keep in mind that the phone hasn’t gone on sale yet, although that’s expected to happen any day now. You can sign up on LG’s website via the button below to get notified once the handset hits the market.


LG V60 ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 64 and 13MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 10

5. OnePlus 8 Pro

OP 8 Pro in hand 2

OnePlus’ current flagship is the OnePlus 8 Pro and it’s a wireless charging beast. It also has the best camera setup of all OnePlus phones released to date.

Read next: OnePlus 8 buyer’s guide — Everything you need to know

With the OnePlus 8 Pro you get a top handset, packing the excellent Snapdragon 865 chipset under the hood along with as much as 12GB of RAM, a 6.78-inch display with 120Hz display, dual-SIM support, and a solid and popular software experience.

The OnePlus 8 Pro also has an IP68 rating, for the first time in the OnePlus series. And just to confirm again, it supports wireless charging. On the downside, you don’t get a headphone jack or a microSD card slot, but it’s widely available and powerful, and one of the best displays we’ve ever tested.


OnePlus 8 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.78-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 865
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 48, 8, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,510mAh
  • Software: Android 10

6. LG G8X ThinQ

LG G8X ThinQ Review with wireless charging capabilities

LG did not jump on the foldable phone bandwagon, instead giving us the dual-screen LG G8X ThinQ. More affordable and not prone to display malfunctions, this phone is basically an LG G8 ThinQ with an extra screen. There have been minimal changes to the spec sheet. The LG G8X sports 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage and the same Snapdragon 855 chipset as its predecessor.

The battery has been upgraded to 4,000mAh, but wireless charging speed remains the same at 9W. Unfortunately, extensive use of the second screen takes a toll on the battery.

The LG G8X still has a lot to offer though. It’s among the few audiophile phones left on the market, with stereo speakers and support for a 32-bit HiFi Quad DAC. The phone also has a more than a decent dual rear camera with standard and super-wide lenses. So, if you want the foldable experience at a lower price, you can’t go wrong with the LG G8X.


LG G8X ThinQ specs:

  • Display: 6.4-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 16MP
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

7. Huawei P30 Pro

Huawei P30 Pro - Best phones with wireless charging capabilities

The P30 Pro is quite impressive with its incredibly versatile camera setup, featuring four sensors on the back. It does wonders in low-light scenarios and gives you plenty of options thanks to its wide-angle and 5x telephoto lenses.

The P30 Pro supports wireless charging as well as reverse wireless charging.

The phone looks gorgeous, sporting a much smaller notch than its predecessor and thinner bezels all around. It comes with an in-display fingerprint scanner, 15W fast wireless charging, and even reverse wireless charging.

The phone is powered by the Kirin 980 chipset and sports a 6.47-inch display that’s curved on the sides. Other specs and features include IP68 water and dust resistance, up to 512GB of storage expandable via Huawei’s proprietary Nano Memory card, and a massive 4,200mAh battery. The phone is available in Europe and many other regions but was unfortunately not released in the US. However, it made it on the market before the Huawei ban debacle, so future software updates are not expected to be affected.


Huawei P30 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.47-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Kirin 980
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128/512GB
  • Cameras: 40, 20, and 8MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,200mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

8. ZTE Axon 10 Pro

ZTE Axon 10 Pro display

If you’re looking for a flagship with a more affordable price tag, the Axon 10 Pro is worthy of your attention. It features a 6.47-inch AMOLED display with tiny bezels, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor, either 8GB or 12GB of RAM, and 256GB of expandable onboard storage.

The Axon 10 Pro comes with two rear cameras. These include a huge 48MP primary sensor and a 20MP secondary camera. There’s also a 20MP front-facing sensor on board. The phone also has a large 4,000mAh battery with support for both Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ fast wired charging and Qi wireless charging.

Keep in mind that the Axon 10 Pro’s successor has already been announced. It’s called the Axon 10s Pro, but it is not available yet. It should go on sale soon, though.


ZTE Axon 10 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.47-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 855
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 40 and 20MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 9.0 Pie

There you have it, folks. These are the best phones with wireless charging capabilities in our opinion, although there are a number of other great options available. We’ll update this post with new models once they are released.