AirPower Alternative| Top 5 Wireless Charging Pads for iPhone X/8

Last Updated : September 14, 2017

Apple AirPower arrives late and a little overpriced? Get cheaper alternative to AirPower iPhone X wireless charging pad here to charge your iPhone X or 8.

For the first time, Apple has finally caught up with the rest of the mobile phones to add wireless charging method to its new flagship iPhone X, 8 and 8 Plus. Getting power from a wireless charger solves the big headache of not being able to use the Lightning Earpods while the device is plugged into a charger, and you could also pick up and put down your iPhone more freely. This time, Apple product is not that mysterious as iPhone X/8 has adopted Qi charging protocol that is sharable between Android phones and iPhone X/8. So, if you think Apple's AirPower for wireless charging on iPhone X/8 costs you a lot, you can choose some cheaper alternatives to iPhone X wireless charging pad AirPower to have a try.

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Considering the official wireless charger for iPhone X/8 AirPower would come with a pretty hefty price tag, we hope to offer you some cheaper alternatives just as we select alternatives to wireless iPhone AirPods. Luckily, many high-end handsets like Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, LG G6, etc had used Qi-standard wireless charging pad for a long time, you can get a good alternative to the official wireless charger for iPhone X/8 AirPower at a much lower price. Here is a list of Qi wireless charging pad for iPhone X/8 and most flagship phones.

Belkin Wireless Charging Pad

No. 1 Belkin Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone X/8/8 Plus

Belkin announced its brand new charging pad compatible with iPhone X/8 just in time when Apple released its new iPhone handsets on September 12. The 7.5W Boost Up Wireless Charging Pad for iPhone X/8 engineers an efficient and high-speed performance to make your iPhone X/8 fully charged in a very short time. The foreign-object-detection circuit keep your phone from shutting down prematurely and thermal protection sensor protect it from overheat. This wireless charger can also charge through cases up to 3mm thick and won't interface other operations of your iPhone X/8 while powering up. Now the pre-order is available, and you can have this cable-free convenience in $59.99.

Mophie Wireless Charging Base

No. 2 Mophie iPhone X/8 Wireless Charging Base

Like Belkin, Mophie also unveiled its wireless charger for iPhone X/8, imaginatively called the Mophie Wireless Charging Base. Adopting the latest Qi wireless technology and high-speed wall adapter, this alternative to AirPower iPhone X wireless charging pad supports wireless charging up to 7.5W. By using the non-slip finish, it allows you to place your iPhone X, 8 or 8 Plus in a proper and safe position without sliding. Simply set your iPhone on this pad and the wireless charging begins immediately. This wireless charging base will be available for $59.95 from, Apple stores, and other premium retailers starting September 20th.

Anker Wireless Charging Pad

No.3 Anker Wireless Charging Pad

Anker is well known for cables and battery packs, but also producing budget friendly wireless chargers. Though Anker has not officially released a wireless charging pad for iPhone X/8, but from AnkerOfficial community we have known that Anker is testing such products. The existent Anker wireless charger pad models can deliver 10 watts of power that can charge any Qi compatible device, say iPhone X, 8 , 8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8, etc. More pleasingly, this kind of wireless charger for iPhone X/8 is a great budget option that you can choose paying about $20, much cheaper than AirPower indeed.

Samsung Fast Charging Wireless Stand

No.4 Samsung Fast Charging Wireless Stand

As the name implies, this dock-style charger is mainly designed for Samsung phones (Galaxy phones). Since it is also Qi-based, all Qi devices including iPhone X and 8 can use this kind of wireless charging pad to get power. This stand allows you to look at your notifications or watch a movie while powering up and you can also orient your phone vertically or horizontally when charging. And Samsung wireless charger is also known for its fast speed that is 1.4x faster than normal wireless chargers on the market. Maybe, that will be defeated by Apple's AirPower. It is notable that you have to buy an additional wireless charger cover if you need this $59.99 wireless charging pad.

PAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Pad

No.5 PAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Pad

Designed for all Qi-enabled devices, PAVPower Qi Wireless Charging Pad now supports iPhone X, 8/8 Plus, Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 Plus, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, and S6 Edge Plus. Its anti-slip silicon design keeps your phone securely in place that gets a good reputation. This wireless charging pad for iPhone X/8 also shines among others as it is still compatible with non-Qi enabled phones as long as there is a Qi wireless charging cover. Now, keep your desktop neat and say goodbye to tangled wires.

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Good news, you are even able to charge your new iPhone X or iPhone 8 at Starbucks and Mcdonald in the near future. Just a cup of coffee or drink, you will get your iPhone X/8 be in full charge. Basically, you can find the cheaper wireless charger good enough for your iPhone X/8 as long as the charger supports the Qi standard, owns at least 7.5W of power, includes standard connector and wall adapter. But, Apple's AirPower supporting iPhone, Apple Watch Series 3, and AirPods simultaneously is still a good choice. Whatever, it depends on your preference to choose a wireless charger iPhone X/8.

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