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  1. socalgunner's Avatar
    I am very pleased with the wireless charging for the 1020... I preferred the wireless charging on the 925 as I "hacked the phone" to make it internal... But the 1020 works well also. I have a wireless charger on my desk, on my nightstand and I had one mounted in the dash of my car. I prefer it after having some USB connectors go bad on previous phones. I am never in a huge hurry to charge a phone, so speed is not a concern. And I have never had a heat issue while charging wirelessly.
    I often have to "run off" from my office and its nice to be able to grab the phone without the need to unplug it!
    Rodrigo Mendes likes this.
    10-06-2014 03:41 PM
  2. savagelizards's Avatar
    How many people on this thread that are knocking wireless charging have ACTUALLY used it?
    I use it, and I will tell you why I don't like it.

    Here's my beef. I have the Icon (929) which is functionally identical to the 930. I use a regular charger at home and in the car, and a wireless charging stand on my desk at work. It's nice to have the charging stand, because I can keep the battery topped up, and I need to do so because the battery is undersized for a quad-core device with that handsome, full-1080p display.

    So the wireless charging works okay, but it's really a work-around for a device that constantly needs charging. Had Nokia not included the charging coil in the construction of the phone, they would have had more room for a larger battery - thus eliminating the need to keep charging it all the time.

    For me, I would gladly take the convenience of a battery that can make it through the day over a device that's easy to recharge and requires you to do so frequently.
    akin_t likes this.
    10-06-2014 05:06 PM
  3. worldspy99's Avatar
    I have it and love it on all my WP and Android devices. You're SOL on iOS.
    Karthik Naik likes this.
    10-06-2014 05:12 PM
  4. FredBloggs007's Avatar
    All my chargers (bedside, car, desk at work, couple around the house) are all Qi and I could never go back to a wired USB version. Why? Well, the charging pads are dotted around in places were I'd naturally place my phone, so its getting charged without me making any conscious effort to do so.
    10-06-2014 05:15 PM
  5. Tom Snyder's Avatar
    I have 2 wireless chargers for my 920, my sons even use them on what ever kind of android phones they have when they're at the house. That's one of the things which has kept me from buying a 1520 on AT&T they've disabled it.

    I really think its very convenient as well, plus the fact that you are not plugging in the USB socket all the time taking a chance on damaging it. As for it being slower I don't know, so easy to plunk it down on the pad when I'm not using it and let it get some charge and my battery does really good too. I can go about 36 hrs if I want to let my phone go down to 15% and I stay in a area with good cell signal and my battery drain has done better since I have turned off auto update on my apps and go to the Store and check myself. Before with the auto-update notification my phone would go spastic and get hot, drain the battery quick and I knew then its time to do the calender trick and usually I'd find I had a back load of app updates.
    10-06-2014 05:17 PM
  6. ShinraCorp's Avatar
    I have the Nokia Bluetooth speakers with wireless charging on it and I must say it's a really nice thing to have. It charges just as fast as a wired one however it will get hot (not burning hot but you'll feel the difference) because it's charging via a copper pad inside the phone.
    10-06-2014 07:52 PM
  7. akin_t's Avatar
    How many people on this thread that are knocking wireless charging have ACTUALLY used it?

    For those that say it charges more slowly, it's marginal at best. When I use a wireless charging pad for my 928, my battery meter will show that it is charging as high as 50%/hour. That's pretty dang good in my opinion.

    For those that say it gets hotter, again, I think it's marginal.

    I have 3 chargers, office desk, nightstand and car. Basically, anytime it's not in my hands, it's close to a charger or on a charger. Therefore, my battery stays close to being charged a lot. To me, that's worth the $29.99. Also, as someone who has returned more than a few phones due to the mini and micro USB port failing due to wear and tear, being able to charge without wear and tear on the post is AWESOME!

    Trust me, it's worth the price.
    I've used it everyday for the past 2 years on my Lumia 920.

    I don't hate the feature, I just hate the design trade-offs that are being made to accommodate it; namely, battery capacity and bulk. While I'm not a fetishist for razor thin phones, I do realize that my Lumia 920 is rather bulky and heavy for no reason.

    I can live without wireless charging pretty easily.
    10-06-2014 08:09 PM
  8. stephen_az's Avatar
    Hey guys, I'm from South Africa and for some reason my Lumia 930 came with a really good headset but not a wireless charger. Now, I can buy an official Nokia one (like European 930's come with in the box) at a decent price. My question is, is it worth it? I've heard it's really convenient and easy to use. The money isn't a problem either, but then again, I'm not pulling my hair out because I have to use a normal charger, so this falls in the "would be a nice Christmas treat to myself" category.

    What do you guys think? Also, will it charge at the same pace as with my normal, "wired" charger?
    If you have.a cat that likes to rearrange your desk, it can be a bit hit or miss at times. Otherwise, it is a pretty useful purchase particularly if found cheap and the Nokia chargers are occasionally quite cheap. In the US I picked up a couple for my VZW Lumia 928 and 822 from an AT&T store for $15 and $25. BTW, at least with the those phones, I haven't noticed any significant difference in heat when charging wirelessly vs the cable and the charge cycle isn't that much longer.
    10-07-2014 12:34 AM
  9. Karthik Naik's Avatar
    i hate the fact that we have to buy charging covers for phones such as the 720
    i dont even mind paying for the cover and charger separately but the real issue is getting one,i cannot find it locally and online(talking about the cover not the charger)
    10-07-2014 12:59 AM
  10. TechmeIN64's Avatar
    I'd rather have a phone with a metal unibody frame and a larger battery, imo. Then again, I've never used wireless charging so I don't know all the benefits.
    I get the feeling I wouldn't like it because I like to use my phone while it is charging and I'm in bed. This seems very difficult with a wireless charger.
    10-07-2014 01:15 AM
  11. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    I'd rather have a phone with a metal unibody frame and a larger battery, imo. Then again, I've never used wireless charging so I don't know all the benefits.
    I get the feeling I wouldn't like it because I like to use my phone while it is charging and I'm in bed. This seems very difficult with a wireless charger.
    I keep a Fatboy pillow on my nightstand, so I'll just plop my 920 on the Fatboy pillow when I'm ready to plop my head on my bed pillow.
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    10-07-2014 01:19 AM
  12. bilzkh's Avatar
    Personally, I do not see the advantage. Tried it and for me it is just easier to plug it in. Plus I noticed a significant time increase when on the wireless charger. That's just my opinion. Now if someone can invent a charger that actually wirelessly can charge a device from across the room...that I would be interested in.
    I don't know...I found it easier to put the phone on something for it to charge than to find the cable, hook it up and leave it...and at night/waking up, I remember messing up my Focus' micro-USB slot while trying to turn it off. With the Lumia 920 I've just had to pick it up and put it back.
    10-07-2014 01:26 AM
  13. EngDreams's Avatar
    Put simply, Yes. It is the future for all power outlets from your car to your phone.
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    10-07-2014 04:03 AM
  14. Pieter Wolff's Avatar
    I have been using my wireless charger for my 720 now since June 2013 and simply love it. Would have loved to get the Fat Boy version but found the price exessive. So got myself a Golla phone cover at a fraction of the Fat Boy's price and the charger fits perfectly. The only gripe I have is that I found the wireless covers rather slippery as compared to for example the Nokia CC 1057 cover. So whenever my phone needs a charge I change to a wireless cover and pop the phone onto my Golla. Just perfect!

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    10-07-2014 04:51 AM
  15. Firdaus Fauzi1's Avatar
    It's worth the convenience of just placing your phone on top of the charging plate. I always use it while sleeping at night.
    raycpl and JamesPTao like this.
    10-07-2014 05:04 AM
  16. etad putta's Avatar
    I wouldn't buy a phone without it. The weakest point on any phone is it's charging port. Very easily damaged.
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    10-07-2014 06:13 AM
  17. rkarolak's Avatar
    It's kind of nice to just put the phone down on something and have it charge rather than trying to find the USB cable and plug it in, especially if you tend to have lots of cords or you're doing it in the dark, like on a nightstand.

    On the other hand, you have to buy more equipment - you need a charging station and a charging case (depending on the phone) and it can be a bit slower to charge.

    Wireless charging can be nice and convenient, but it may not be worth it for everyone.
    10-07-2014 09:07 AM
  18. psiu_glen's Avatar
    I have 3 wireless charging points (one is the Nokia stand, 2 are Nokia plates). All bought on sale, so pretty cheap.

    My 928 and Icon both use it.

    The only real con I see is the expense of the charging stands, but you can find them for around $10 (even quality Nokia ones at that price if you stay alert).

    Most of the other cons are exaggerated or made up:

    Slower charging -- With these battery capacities, it will take a couple hours wired or wireless for a full charge. I get about 37% per hour on my Icon and 43% on my 928 according to Battery Sense on the Qi pads. Of course...I get that with wired charging as well.

    Heat -- (mythical) faster charging on wired isn't going to make more heat? Woot!

    Battery size -- I'm SURE the COST of buying a bigger battery has nothing to do with these decisions. And the bulk...oh my. I can barely hoist these behemoths. Seriously, you can jam the charging coil into a 925, it basically adds NOTHING. Did AT&T give their 1520 a bigger battery to make up for removing Qi? No, they halved the storage! *chortle*

    Size -- 920 was big...but that was the style. 928 was slimmer yet, and included Qi. 925 was slimmer yet...and it's been shown that having Qi external was more of a "sell accessory" ploy. Or when the phones can have a battery cover with or without it, and the carriers remove it so they can sell you a $25 cover with added back on (look at something like the LG G3 for this in America).

    Real advantages to me:

    Quicker. Plop on, plop off, Daniel-san.
    Less wear on micro-USB port. Less chance of getting yanked down, or having plug/cord at a high tension position.
    No scratches around it from fumbling around with the cord.
    10-07-2014 11:35 AM
  19. BuckeyeCelt's Avatar
    I have 3 Qi chargers and I love it.

    Now that ATT has started ripping the Qi out of the phones I had thoughts of moving to Verizon just to keep that feature. I thought I was being dumb. So I talked to my wife who immediately said without question that we will be keeping Qi no matter what...

    We will soon be switching carriers now just to keep Qi. It really is that big of a deal...
    10-07-2014 12:33 PM
  20. Rodrigo Mendes's Avatar
    I have 3 wireless charging points (one is the Nokia stand, 2 are Nokia plates). All bought on sale, so pretty cheap.

    My 928 and Icon both use it.

    The only real con I see is the expense of the charging stands, but you can find them for around $10 (even quality Nokia ones at that price if you stay alert).

    Most of the other cons are exaggerated or made up:

    Slower charging -- With these battery capacities, it will take a couple hours wired or wireless for a full charge. I get about 37% per hour on my Icon and 43% on my 928 according to Battery Sense on the Qi pads. Of course...I get that with wired charging as well.

    Heat -- (mythical) faster charging on wired isn't going to make more heat? Woot!

    Battery size -- I'm SURE the COST of buying a bigger battery has nothing to do with these decisions. And the bulk...oh my. I can barely hoist these behemoths. Seriously, you can jam the charging coil into a 925, it basically adds NOTHING. Did AT&T give their 1520 a bigger battery to make up for removing Qi? No, they halved the storage! *chortle*

    Size -- 920 was big...but that was the style. 928 was slimmer yet, and included Qi. 925 was slimmer yet...and it's been shown that having Qi external was more of a "sell accessory" ploy. Or when the phones can have a battery cover with or without it, and the carriers remove it so they can sell you a $25 cover with added back on (look at something like the LG G3 for this in America).

    Real advantages to me:

    Quicker. Plop on, plop off, Daniel-san.
    Less wear on micro-USB port. Less chance of getting yanked down, or having plug/cord at a high tension position.
    No scratches around it from fumbling around with the cord.
    Finally some sense here! Thanks!
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    10-07-2014 12:37 PM
  21. psiu_glen's Avatar
    But you know what -- I can TOTALLY get why some people just don't care.

    Some people don't care as much about a camera, or the speakers, or maybe the headphones mean a lot, or a memory card slot, or they live to load Android builds on a phone, or tinker with the inner workings, or they have a set of apps on iOS that their business runs on and they HAVE to have them. Or maybe they just started with something and they are comfy there.

    It's all cool -- for me, wireless charging "fits" perfectly with what I want my phone to be. But most of the arguments against it are specious at best. It would be interesting to hear from a manufacturer rep what it adds to a phone (cost/weight/size).

    Edit: FWIW, before I tried it, I was definitely in the "cool but probably a gimmick" camp.
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    10-07-2014 08:07 PM
  22. gomezz's Avatar
    I have a pad by my armchair and another charger pad on my nightstand that doubles as a bluetooth speaker and also has a large clock and temperature display that I can read from the bed without needing to hunt for my glasses or move over right up close. Still looking for a decent car charger pad though and also carry a charger lead in my bag for use in the work van (needed to maintain charge when sat-navving and streaming radio) and carry a mains charger travel lead with me when out and about for the day though rarely need it. Would never want to go back to a phone without wireless charging.
    10-08-2014 05:19 AM
  23. scalpetti's Avatar
    From my experience, the wireless charging is worth it. I have been using wireless charging for about 1 year and i wouldn't go back to a usb charger. The charging times are about the same in wireless and usb charger, not that much heat and i love that i just put the phone on the stand and it charges without needing me to do anything else. It's very convenient to use
    10-08-2014 08:00 AM
  24. SAM 77's Avatar
    Its so worth it...

    My mini usb port was getting worn out. I was getting poor charging rates with it so I thought I plunk out for a white charging shell and a DT 910. I just recieved the DT910 today and all I can say is damn why didn't I do this when I got my 820 19 monhs ago. The charge rate is within 10% less than when hooked up to the normal usb port charger.

    The new white shell has improved the look of my 820 that I can hold out for a better phone come upgrade time. I was thinkin of the 830/930 but now I can wait till mid 2015 :)

    I really hope there is a decent flagship released next year.
    10-20-2014 10:24 AM
  25. jason hendry1's Avatar
    its nort a gimmick. I have used my lumia 930 with wireless charging now for 8 months, and no mater what phone I get in the future it has to have wireless charging, its been that convionient for me. The stock suplyed charger with the 930 sucks but the wireless p[late that also comes free with a lot of nokia 930s is pure bliss. The point of having wireless charging is so you don't have to plug it in and yeh when your not using the phone it tends to stay on the charging plate and because I don't have to plug in a charger leaving it on the plate is like leaving it on the table lol. If you haven't used wireless charging before then wait till you actually try it. I forget I'm even charging my phone these days. The battery in any phone could always be biger and yes it would be nice but my 930 battery life is the best I have ever had and easily sees me through the day sometimes 2 if I'm heavey using eg gaming then depending on the game it can last up to 8 hours. 12 with Netflix solid, or 26 hours for my normal, you tube, net, uinstaGRAM, MESSAGING, ODD GAME so its all pretty decent.
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