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Wireless charging vs. wired: what are the benefits?

Your smartphone is your assistant for everyday tasks. From FaceTiming friends, to scrolling social media, to watching movies, it all takes a toll on your battery. The next time your battery is low, you won’t have to worry about deciding wireless charging vs. wired. In this blog, we’ve listed the benefits of both, so you’ll know what to grab when you need to power up.

Everything you should know about wireless charging

Wireless chargers come in wide varieties for every need. It’s convenient, fast, and easy to use. Set your phone on a wireless charger and it starts powering up immediately. 

What is wireless charging?

Wireless charging uses magnetic fields to transfer power between a battery or other device and a charger.

Does my phone have wireless charging capabilities?

All the latest models of Apple iPhone, like iPhone 13 Pro Max, support wireless charging. Not all Android devices support wireless charging. The Samsung Galaxy S22, S22+, and Ultra all have wireless charging capabilities. As do Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro.

Some Android phones support reverse wireless charging. It uses your smartphone to power up other devices like other phones, Galaxy Watch4, or earbuds.

How do I connect my phone to a wireless charger?

The most common wireless charger is a charging pad. Connect your device to the PureGear Wireless Charger or the Ventev Wireless Chargepad by laying your phone on the pad.

Use the Samsung Wireless Stand to charge your device in portrait or landscape mode. Just place your device’s back against the charger to being. The built-in fan prevents the device from overheating while charging.

The PureGear Magnetic Wireless Charger attaches to iPhone 13 devices using a magnet. This charging option allows you to hold and use your smartphone while charging.

Why should I use a wireless charger?

Wireless chargers offer many benefits, making them the perfect companion for your wireless devices.

  • It’s convenient. Wireless chargers allow you to charge your device anywhere, anytime, without worrying about plug-ins.
  • It’s universal. Charge Apple and Android devices on the same charging pad without any issues.

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Benefits of wired charging

When deciding wireless vs. wired charging, consider the benefits of wired charging as well.

Which charging cord do I use?

USB is the industry standard plug for cables and connectors. Over the years, it’s gone through several transformations. It’s commonly used for keyboards, mice, cameras, printers, and chargers. The standard has shifted from USB to the new USB-C.  It’s much smaller and more powerful than standard USB, allowing for a quicker charge. Most 5G smartphones come with a USB-C cord included.

Why should I use a wired charger?

Despite wireless charging providing so many benefits, wired charging has advantages that make it a reliable option.

Speed

Wireless vs. wired charging speed is one of the main benefits of plug-in chargers. Wired charging takes less time to fuel your phone’s battery. Pure Gear wall chargers can power your device up to 50% more than the standard charger in the same amount of time.

In 30 minutes, a standard charger will boost your Samsung Galaxy S22+ to 17%. The PureGear 45W charger will get your device to 76% in the same half hour. Explore how fast they can charge your device here.

Use while charging

Wired chargers allow you to continue using your device while it’s charging. The Ventev Charging Cable comes in 3, 6, and 10 ft. options for more mobility while getting your battery to 100%.

Efficient

Wired chargers provide a more stable current to the device, giving the battery a faster boost.

Portable

There are many options if you need to charge your phone while on the go. Plug your charging cord into the Ventev Portable Battery while walking around or usejj the Pure Gear Car Charger while on the road.

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Wireless charging vs. wired battery health

Wireless charging is not more harmful than wired. It’s just a myth. Wireless chargers regulate the charging speed to manage heat. For example, if Samsung 9W Wireless Convertible Stand detects excessive heat generated, it will reduce charging speeds. The lower energy output means lower heat, so your battery will stay safe.

Click here for more tips and tricks to extend your phone battery’s life.

Regardless of their pros and cons, there’s no real winner in the battle of wireless charging vs. wired. It all depends on your needs and preferences. No matter what you choose, Cellular Sales has all the best options to get your devices powered up.

Visit your nearest store location to find gadgets to charge your devices up the right way.

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