Should I buy wireless charging pad or Apple USB-C Power Adapter for my iPhone 8


Newest iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X arrived with plentiful high-tech features. Referring to charging, quick charge and wireless charge are both eye-catching highlights. Nevertheless, neither of their necessary adapters is included in the box. If you want to have them all, you don’t need this article. If you just want to choose the one quickest or want to know which is the quickest charging way for iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X, you should continue your reading.


Comparing iPhone 8 charging speeds in different charging methods

<Apple 5W Standard  Adapter>

Even to this day, this is still the most controversial phone charger. Although the smartphone technology keeps iterating, Apple is the only company who dare continue to use the same charger for generations of models in 5 years. ChargerLAB POWER-Z KM001 has tested the original charger. And the measured power is 4.88W. 


It can’t surprise you anymore, but we have to admit that it’s classical and powerful. Its compact size makes it super portable. And most important, it’s free. You don’t have to pay extra money for it. As for the charging speed, it’s acceptable because the phone battery capacity isn’t too large.

<Apple 29W USB-C Power Adapter>

After some research, we found Apple is the earliest company who applies USB PD protocol in their products. Up to now, more and more companies follow up the trend. Is it really such a powerful charging mode? Should we pay for it? ChargerLAB POWER-Z KM001 tested for you. iPhone 8 supports USB PD quick charge and the measured power can up to about 11.9W.

should-i-buy-wireless-charging-pad-or-apple-usb-c-power-adapter-for-my-iphone-8-USB-PDTo some users whose live at a fast pace, this is the optimizing experience. However, if you choose it, you should pay $49. But this is not your only choice. You can buy USB-C adapters from other companies which work well too. Best Quick Charger for iPhone 8 and iPhone X


AUKEY USB C Charger with 46W USB-C Power Delivery 3.0

<Wireless Charging Pad>

New added wireless charging should be the biggest surprise at that night. New released iPhone 8, 8 Plus and iPhone X support Qi wireless charging standard which makes your charging more freewheeling. As a convention, Apple has its own wireless charging accessory, AirPower. But if you want to buy it, please wait for a while and prepare $199. (according to rumors) Or choose one from a mass of wireless charging pads of other brands. 


Comparing to the 5W charging, iPhone 8 can veritably support 7.5W wireless quick charging after updated to iOS11.2. However, the 7.5W charging power can only last for about 10 minutes and contribute less to the charging speed. At present, most of the wireless charging pad can meet the requirement. Therefore, there is no need to struggle whether to wait for AirPower or buy one from another brand just now. If it is Qi certified one, then it’s okay. Best Wireless Charger for iPhone X and iPhone 8


Samsung Qi Certified Fast Charge Wireless Charger

<Apple 12W USB Power Adapter for iPad>

From iPhone 6S, this 5V/2.4A adapter can be used to charge iPhone. If you have experienced the charging speed before, you must know what I mean. At least, way faster than charged by the original 5W adapter. According to the test result from ChargerLAB POWER-Z KM001, when iPhone 8 remains 47% battery, the output power of 12W charger approaches 10W.


The curve in this format shows that the power is remarkably high at the first 15 minutes above 10W. The charging speed almost catches up with USB PD and even more stable. Therefore, if you have a 12W iPad adapter, you can save $49 for a 29W USB-C Power Adapter. 

The final option depends on you. You can share your review with us after you buy anyone of them. Leave it in the comment.

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