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Google Nexus 5 wireless charging

How does Google Nexus 5 wireless charging work?
Is it any more "wireless" than previous wireless charging efforts?

Most Useful Answer matt101101  Nov. 18, 2013 at 23:30

I mean in the sense that the phone's still essentially tethered to the charger and in turn a plug socket. It's only wireless in the sense that you don't physically plug in the charger, and in my mind at least, that seems only marginally beneficial, not to mention that the fact that it surely renders the charger less portable.

Someone wake me up when magnetic resonance charging is a thing :p

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Not to mention that wireless charging is usually slower than just using a good old fashioned cable.

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mrew42  Nov. 18, 2013 at 15:37

What do you mean more "wireless"?
The dock charges a phone without wires, how much more "wireless" can it get?

bwillzy  Nov. 18, 2013 at 16:58

Its the same wireless charging as the Nexus 4 and Nokia Lumia phones. They require a QI mat, you simply place your phone on the mat that is plugged into the plug socket via a long wire and they charge.

Some phones require additional cases for this to work but the Nexus does not.

inquisitiveme  Nov. 18, 2013 at 20:34

I mean in the sense that the phone's still essentially tethered to the charger and in turn a plug socket. It's only wireless in the sense that you don't physically plug in the charger, and in my mind at least, that seems only marginally beneficial, not to mention that the fact that it surely renders the charger less portable.

Someone wake me up when magnetic resonance charging is a thing :p

judgey  Nov. 18, 2013 at 23:00

can u not get charging mats for the nexus ?

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 18, 2013 at 23:30

I mean in the sense that the phone's still essentially tethered to the charger and in turn a plug socket. It's only wireless in the sense that you don't physically plug in the charger, and in my mind at least, that seems only marginally beneficial, not to mention that the fact that it surely renders the charger less portable.

Someone wake me up when magnetic resonance charging is a thing :p

+1

Not to mention that wireless charging is usually slower than just using a good old fashioned cable.

matt101101 / MOD  Nov. 18, 2013 at 23:31

OP, the short answer is: no.

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