- 9 min ago Tech Firms Go Extra Mile To Help Fight Against Coronavirus In India
- 58 min ago Reliance Jio Likely To Face Little Impact Of Lockdown: Report
- 1 hr ago Samsung Galaxy A21s With Mystery Exynos Chipset Visits Geekbench
- 2 hrs ago Coronavirus Lockdown: This Website Helps You Find Stores Open Near You
- Movies Vakeel Saab Goes The RRR Way! Makers Gearing Up For Digital Promotions Amid Lockdown
- Lifestyle Esha Gupta Flaunts Her Printed Top And Boots And This Is How She Wished Quarantine Should Look Like
- News Health Ministry issues guidelines for dialysis of COVID-19 infected patients
- Sports 2011 World Cup: This is what happened to MS Dhoni's bat which he used in the final against Sri Lanka
- Automobiles Bajaj Pulsar 180F BS6 Model Launched In India At Rs 1.08 Lakh, Ex-Showroom Delhi
- Travel 10 Best Places To Visit In Tamil Nadu In April
- Finance Wait 15 Days For Next LPG Cylinder Booking; No Shortage, Says IOC
- Education Coronavirus Outbreak: NTA Helpline Numbers Released For JEE Main & NEET Aspirants
Belkin Wireless Charging Pad Review: Steady, Reliable But Flawed
Wireless charging is gaining popularity, even if doesn't really match up to the speed of wired charging. But taking a look at the new charging tech, it's certainly going to be the new format of fueling smartphones and other devices. Nowadays, many companies offer wireless charging pads and Belkin is one such company.
- No heating issues
- Easy to use
- Steady, reliable charging
- No Adapter Provided
- Stops charging if moved slightly
The Belkin wireless charging pad packs a sleek lightweight design and comes at a price of Rs. 4,499. I used the wireless charger for a couple of days and found it to be quite handy, despite a couple of cons. I've detailed the features, pros, and cons in this review.
Belkin Wireless Charging Pad: Steady Performance
I used the wireless charging pad to charge my iPhone XR. Since Belkin doesn't provide an adapter with the charging pad, I used the 5W adapter Apple ships with the iPhone. On average, my phone took roughly three hours to fully charge, with very minimal use while charging.
Comparatively, when I put my phone on wired charging (again with minimal-to-no use), it took two hours to fully charge. This gives us roughly an hour of difference. If I used a higher-powered adapter, it would have probably charged the phone faster.
I also noticed that the phone needs to be placed exactly in the center of the charging pad. The phone would stop charging when moved slightly out of the center portion, which I found to be a minor disadvantage.
Slow, But Stable Charging
Another plus point for the Belkin wireless charging pad is that there's no heating issue. After nearly three hours (and a fully-charged phone) I noticed the charging pad to be slightly warm along with my phone but nothing uncomfortably so.
Compared to wired charging, I felt that I could use my phone easily when on wireless charging. Be it texting or checking notifications, it's easier to use the phone when charging through the wireless pad. However, it was slightly difficult (almost impossible) to unlock the phone using Face ID when kept on the charging pad.
The Belkin wireless charging pad comes with one LED indicator that displays two colors. When the charging pad is plugged in, a white light blinks, indicating the power flow. The white light is steadily displayed when the phone is charging. The LED indicator displays a Solid Amber color when there's an error or insufficient power source.
The same light is displayed when a FOD (foreign object detected) or temperature fault occurs. I noticed that when the smartphone wasn't placed properly on the charging pad, the LED indicates the Solid Amber color, reminding me to check the error. When I placed a smartphone that doesn't support wireless charging, there was no indication and the LED didn't show any light.
My overall experience with the Belkin wireless charger was quite satisfying. The trend of fast charging smartphones with equally powerful adapters is developing now, which is currently available only in premium devices like the iPhone 11 Pro and the 11 Pro Max. So, smartphones like my iPhone XR still ship with the 5W charging adapter, which doesn't unleash the full potential of the Belkin charging pad, a slight let down for me.
For a charging pad that costs Rs. 4,499, one would certainly expect an adapter. Surpassing the adapter, I would recommend the Belkin wireless charging pad for a steady and seamless wireless charging.