Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra, Sony Xperia 1 III, OnePlus 9 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max side by side
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Phones with wireless charging make life easier. They save you from worrying about charging cables — drop your phone on a pad and watch everything light up. If you want to bid your charging cable farewell, here are the best phones with wireless charging capabilities.

Wireless charging is mainly available on high-end phones with glass backs — metal and wireless charging typically don’t mix (except for the Pixel 5). 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.

Best phones with wireless charging:

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


1. Samsung Galaxy S21 series

Samsung Galaxy S21 vs S21 Plus vs S21 Ultra 1 1
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The Samsung Galaxy S21 series is fresh off the presses, and it’s not giving up any ground. All three devices — the Galaxy S21, S21 Plus, and S21 Ultra — feature wireless charging and double up as power banks for your wireless accessories, thanks to 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.

See also: Samsung Galaxy S21 buyer’s guide

As expected, the group’s standout is the Galaxy S21 Ultra, which sports several improvements over its S20 Ultra predecessor. It boasts a staggering 12 or 16GB of RAM, up to 512GB storage, and a massive 5,000mAh battery. All three S21 phones also sport ultra-sonic in-display fingerprint sensors and either the latest Snapdragon 888 or Exynos 2100 processor.

There are few phones which can rival the S21 Ultra in the camera department.

We can’t forget the impressive camera capabilities of the Galaxy S21 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 S21 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 S21 specs:

  • Display: 6.2-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128 or 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 64 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S21 Plus specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, Full HD+
  • Chipset: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 128 or 256GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 64MP
  • Front camera: 10MP
  • Battery: 4,800mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.8-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: SD 888 or Exynos 2100
  • RAM: 12 or 16GB
  • Storage: 128,256, or 512GB
  • Cameras: 108, 10, 10, and 12MP
  • Front camera: 40MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

2. Google Pixel 5

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No best list of Android devices is complete without Google’s flagship. Although this year’s model skips the true flagship spec sheet, it’s still among the best Android phones with wireless charging right now. Even though the Pixel 5 sports an aluminum build, a clever hole in the bioresin coating allows for Qi wireless charging. The gap is closing, but Google’s phone ranks among the best in the camera department with astrophotography mode and more.

See also: Pixel 5 buyer’s guide

Like its predecessors, Pixel 5 maintains dual rear cameras with a wide and ultra-wide sensor. It also leaves the top bezel firmly in the rearview, instead featuring a small in-display selfie camera. Google rounded out the Pixel 5 with a 6-inch 90Hz display, 8GB of RAM, and a Snapdragon 765G processor.

One of the most important upgrades over the Pixel 4 comes in terms of battery life. The Pixel 5 packs a 4,080mAh cell, which is far superior to the previous device.


Google Pixel 5 specs:

  • Display: 6.0-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 765G
  • RAM: 8GB
  • Storage: 64/128GB
  • Cameras: 12.2 and 16MP
  • Front cameras: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,080mAh
  • Software: Android 11

3. Samsung Galaxy Note 20 series

Samsung Galaxy Note 20 and Note 20 Ultra together
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Samsung’s Galaxy Note smartphones have always been among the year’s top-of-the-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

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 may need the extra cash instead. The Ultra offers a truly huge 6.9-inch AMOLED display with a 120Hz refresh rate, 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 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.


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. Oppo Find X3 Pro

Oppo Find X3 Pro 5G camera bump with shiny reflections on the glossy back phone.
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Oppo’s latest flagship offers space-age style with a crisp display and quad-camera setup, and that’s only the start.

The Find X3 Pro kicks things off with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 888 onboard, paired with a healthy 4,500mAh battery. You can keep that battery going with either 65W SuperVOOC wired charging or tap into speedy 30W wireless charging. The battery life is excellent on its own, and you can give 10W reverse wireless charging a try to spread the love. Oppo also loaded the Find X3 Pro with 12GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.

See also: Oppo Find X3 Pro buyer’s guide

This latest flagship features four rear cameras, including a 50MP main shooter, a 50MP ultra-wide, a 13MP telephoto, and a 3MP microlens. Overall, the two 50MP lenses perform remarkably well, and the 3MP shooter is an interesting idea, though you have to be right on top of your subject, literally.


Oppo Find X3 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 50, 3, and 13MP
  • Front camera: 32MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

5. OnePlus 9 series

OnePlus 9 Pro vs OnePlus 9 phone with wireless charging
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OnePlus’s brand new flagships finally bring wireless charging to both the OnePlus 9 and 9 Pro. Not only that, but you’ll also get the impressive power of Hasselblad’s camera setup.

Read next: OnePlus 9 buyer’s guide

Both devices are top handsets, packing the excellent Snapdragon 888 chipset under the hood along with as much as 12GB of RAM, 6.55- and 6.7-inch displays with 120Hz refresh rates, dual-SIM support, and a solid and popular software experience.

The OnePlus 9 Pro also has an IP68 rating, which you’ll only find in carrier-locked versions of the OnePlus 9. And to confirm again, it supports wireless charging. As far as speeds go, you’re looking at 15W on the OnePlus 9 and 50W on the Pro model. On the downside, you don’t get a headphone jack or a microSD card slot, but it’s widely available, powerful, and one of the best displays we’ve ever tested.


OnePlus 9 specs:

  • Display: 6.55-inch, QHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

OnePlus 9 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, FHD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 48, 50, 8, and 2MP
  • Front camera: 16MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

6. Xiaomi Mi 11 series

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra phone with wireless charging
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The Xiaomi Mi 11 series is among wireless charging phones as some of the best new phones of 2021. They maximize what matters and skip out on a few of the extra bells and whistles to save you some money. For starters, The Mi 11 is rocking a smooth 120Hz display and one of the first Snapdragon 888 chipsets to hit the market.

See also: Xiaomi Mi 11 buyer’s guide

The battery is solid at 4,600mAh, and the charging speeds have finally been upgraded with 55W wired speeds and 50W wireless charging. As for the camera rig, Xiaomi tapped a 108MP lens as the star of the show. It’s flanked by a 13MP ultra-wide shooter as well as a 5MP macro lens. On the front, you’ll find a 20MP selfie camera holding things down. Finally, the Xiaomi Mi 11 launched with Android 11 onboard, running the MIUI 12.5 skin.

If you want even more power to play with, the Mi 11 Pro and Mi 11 Ultra are now available as phones with wireless charging. They keep the same 6.81-inch display and Snapdragon 888 processor, but the Mi 11 Ultra kicks your storage options up to 512GB. You’ll also get larger 5,000mAh batteries on both models, and the premium Mi 11 Ultra packs a 50MP, 48MP, 48MP triple camera setup with a 1-inch display on the camera bump.


Xiaomi Mi 11 specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 105, 13, and 5MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 4,600mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Xiaomi Mi 11 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 128/256GB
  • Cameras: 50, 13, and 8MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra specs:

  • Display: 6.81-inch, Full HD+
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 8/12GB
  • Storage: 256/512GB
  • Cameras: 50, 48, and 48MP
  • Front camera: 20MP
  • Battery: 5,000mAh
  • Software: Android 11

7. Apple iPhone 12 series

iPhone 12 Pro Max phone with wireless charging
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Thus far, we’ve stuck with Android devices in our best wireless charging roundup, but we have to tip our cap to Apple’s iPhone 12 family. The flagship range consists of 12 devices this year, including the all-new iPhone 12 Mini.

As far as differences go, the largest change between each iPhone 12 model lies in the physical size. The 12 Mini is the baby of the family at just 5.4-inches, while the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro match each other at 6.1 inches. Apple’s iPhone 12 Pro Max tips the scales at 6.7-inches, and it’s easily the most powerful iPhone yet.

You’ll find the A14 Bionic chip under the hood of all four devices, and both the iPhone 12 Mini and standard iPhone 12 employ a dual-camera setup. If you go pro, you’ll get a third lens and up to 512GB of storage compared to 256GB in the non-Pro models. All four models rely on new MagSafe technology for wireless charging and accessories, and they’re all 5G enabled.

You won’t find an unlocked iPhone 12 anywhere, so check your carrier for the best rates.


Apple iPhone 12 Mini specs:

  • Display: 5.4-inch, 2,340 x 1,080
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 2,227mAh
  • Software: iOS 14.1

Apple iPhone 12 specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2,532 x 1,170
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 4GB
  • Storage: 64/128/256GB
  • Cameras: 12 and 12MP
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 2,815mAh
  • Software: iOS 14.1

Apple iPhone 12 Pro specs:

  • Display: 6.1-inch, 2,532 x 1,170
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 2,815mAh
  • Software: iOS 14.1

Apple iPhone 12 Pro Max specs:

  • Display: 6.7-inch, 2,778 x 1,284
  • SoC: Apple A14 Bionic
  • RAM: 6GB
  • Storage: 128/256/512GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 12MP
  • Battery: 3,687mAh
  • Software: iOS 14.1

8. Sony Xperia 1 III

Sony Xperia 1 III phone wireless charging
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The Sony Xperia series has quickly become a go-to for photography enthusiasts and content creators. Now, Sony has announced the third installment, the Xperia 1 III. It’s still in the pre-order phase, but there’s a lot to look forward to when it launches.

For starters, Sony has made the jump from the Snapdragon 865 to the newer 888. That means you’ll have all of the 5G access you can ask for, and the 6.5-inch 4K display is among the best in Sony’s lineup. The 4,500mAh battery comes with 30W fast charging and wireless charging to give you some extra flexibility.

Sony stuck with a trio of 12MP lenses for the Xperia 1 III, and an 8MP selfie shooter holds down the front. Oh, and did we mention there’s a headphone jack? There’s not much more you can ask for on a 2021 flagship. We’ll update this section once we have better availability information.


Sony Xperia 1 III specs:

  • Display: 6.5-inch, 4K
  • SoC: Snapdragon 888
  • RAM: 12GB
  • Storage: 128GB
  • Cameras: 12, 12, and 12MP + ToF
  • Front camera: 8MP
  • Battery: 4,500mAh
  • Software: Android 11

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