Phones that are too big for wireless charging

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  1. raspy

    raspy Senior Member

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    Just got a Samsung S8+ and it doesn't fit flush in the wireless charging pad, it's too long.

    Just wanted to share in case it helps others. I found that it stops charging sometimes and I have to switch it on and off again (wireless charging, not the phone) 1494280797021.jpg


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  2. alanclarkeau

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    I'll pass on the S8 then. I'm only up to S2, so got a bit to go to catch up!!
     
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    The S8+ model is the large one. The regular S8 is smaller.
     
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    Small will be big enough for me. I just use it a bit for email etc while I'm away from home. I understand it makes phonecalls too.

    I need to work out how to use it as a music player - the car tells me that it is connected as an audio device, but no matter where I've saved MP3s, the car can't find them.
     
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    It might work better the other way round (top to bottom).
     
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    I'll give that a try.

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    Yup doesn't charge my iPhone Mophie case either, too big to lay flat.... HUUUGE waste :/
     
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    Thanks for sharing! Oh well. You won't have to deal with the efficiency losses of wirelessly charging your phone with the traction battery, which was charged with a 40% thermal efficient combustion engine, or regenerated from potential energy. :D
     
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    Very iffy to work with my older Motorola Nexus 6 as well. I have a ballistic case and it has a curved back. Shedding the case gets it to kind of charge but very slow. It has been my experience that wireless charging in general doesn't work all that well.
     
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    Agreed it's not ideal, except just to charge the phone rather than run any apps while doing so.
     
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    I have a Samsung Note 3, it is not native for wireless charging. But with few euros I purchased a coil to be connected in the rear side of the phone between the battery and the cover... and it works!
     
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    Wife's Note 8 has to be precisely placed else it won't charge wirelessly. Shame the designers of the Prius didn't think phones would get bigger.

    SM-N950U ?
     
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    So how about the S10+ which is a couple of mm shorter?
     
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    My Samsung Galaxy S8+ phone fits and charges fine in my 2019 Prius XLE, even in its large Otterbox Commuter Series case.
     
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    S10+ is working fine for me even in it's case on the charging pad. Only problem is it runs a lot warmer than the other charging pads I have so I'm really only charging it when I have to.
     
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    Just tested the Galaxy S9 that my wife has and it works nicely on the pad and there is room to spare. In about two weeks I will be getting a iPhone XR from work and I will see how that works. It has the added problem of a Otterbox case which increases the distance from the pad to the coils in the phone.

    My car is a Corolla though, I will measure the pad tomorrow and post the measurements here to see if there is a difference in the sizes of the pads between the Prius and the Corolla.
     
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