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June 14, 2017

Best Wireless Charging Pads for Galaxy S8

by John_A

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Your new Samsung Galaxy S8 supports wireless charging, so take full advantage of the convenience!

Update June 2017: The Samsung Fast Charge Convertible Wireless Charging Pad is now for sale on Amazon!

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is a beautifully designed phone packed with convenient features. That includes wireless charging, which allows you to forgo dealing with cables and elegantly have your phone charging on your desk at work or nightstand at home and simply grab it when it’s time to get up and go.

There are a variety of wireless charging stands and pad options compatible with the Galaxy S8, from chargers designed by Samsung to third-party products. Here are your best available options for the Samsung Galaxy S8.

  • Samsung Fast Charge Convertible Wireless Charging Pad
  • Samsung Wireless Charging Pad w/ 2A wall adapter
  • Spigen Qi Wireless Charging Stand
  • Tylt Qi Wireless Charging Stand
  • Aukey Wireless Charging Pad

Samsung Fast Charge Convertible Wireless Charging Pad

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Samsung has come out with a completely redesigned wireless charging pad/stand, which launched alongside the Galaxy S8. Besides the premium leather-like appearance and ingenious design which allows you to easily convert this pad into an angled charging stand, you can be sure that this charging pad was created with your Galaxy S8 in mind.

The charger comes with a spare Samsung Fast Charge wall charger — because let’s be honest, you can never have too many Samsung wall chargers — and allows you to fast charge your Galaxy S8 wirelessly at your home or office. At over $60, this is the most expensive option on the list, but if premium quality and functionality are your top priorities this is the one you want.

See at Amazon

Samsung Wireless Charging Pad w/ 2A wall adapter

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If functionality and cost are your two biggest buying factors, you’ll want to consider Samsung’s older wireless charging pad, which has been deeply discounted on Amazon.

These UFO-like charging pads can charge Qi-compatible devices and are Fast Charge-compatible with your Galaxy S8. It also comes with a Samsung 2A wall charger — always great — and also has a standard one-year warranty. This is a great option if you’re looking to set up wireless charging at your home and at work because they’re so damn cheap right now. You can also get the older style as a charging stand if you prefer that look instead.

See at Amazon

Spigen Qi Wireless Charging Stand

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Spigen is one of the best accessory makers, and its Qi Charging Stand is a fine example to back that claim. This charging stand is angled so you are still able to see your display easily while your phone is charging. If you need a way to quickly top off your phone on your desk or a new place to keep it safe on your nightstand, this may be the choice for you. Pick yours up for under $30 at Amazon.

See at Amazon

TYLT Qi Wireless Charging Stand

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TYLT has been in the wireless charging game for years, proving itself to be one on of the most trusted third-party manufacturers. This is another angled wireless charging stand that lets you keep your phone accessible while it charges at your desk. What separates TYLT from Spigen’s stand is the color options — you can get this charging stand in black, red, blue and yellow.

See at Amazon

Aukey Wireless Charging Pad

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Aukey’s wireless charging pad for Qi-enabled devices is sleek and minimalist, which might jibe well with your personal tastes. It’s roughly the size of a coaster and available in both black and white, so it won’t take up too much space on your desk or nightstand. The trade-off here is that the smooth charging surface may not be the best for the slick glass back of the Galaxy S8, but it should also charge through most cases.

See at Amazon

Do you charge wirelessly?

Have you owned any of the wireless chargers we’ve featured here? What has been your experience? Let us know in the comments below!

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