Mi wireless charging pad

We, at nghienxiaomi.com, were anxiously waiting for Apple’s ambitious Wireless Charger – “AirPower”. But since that never happened, we started looking for other options. Last week, I got my hands on the Xiaomi Mi Wireless Charging pad & interestingly I couldn’t find any Review about it on the Internet. Not, even a mention in the best wireless chargers. So, to Cosplay for all of these here’s my full đánh giá of the Xiaongươi Mi Wireless Charger ($29) & whether you should spover your money on it.

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Xiaomày Mi Wireless Charger Review

What’s in the Box

First, the box packaging is fairly simple. There is not much to talk about it. You open the case và you find the charging pad in a plastic case. I just loved the look of the product. Minimal branding, sleek thiết kế và it feels premium. This is a trend I have sầu been noticing with the recent Xiaomày Products like the Xiaomày Mi Eardots, Mi Band 3, etc. They are working a lot on the aesthetics, look and feel of the product.

Within the box, you get only a Type-C cable, few leaflets & the charging pad itself. What you don’t get is a power briông chồng. This is where Xiaomày has cut corners.

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Design và Build Quality

Now, for the price, the device does look & feel premium. The bottom side is built completely out of aluminum alloy. It has a rubber ring at the bottom which works as an anti-slip material. It helps the charging pad lớn stay glued at a certain place. The top of the pad which functions as the tương tác portion khổng lồ the smartphone is made of a matte finish rubber material. You have the XiaoMI biệu tượng công ty embossed at the center.

Since the top material is made out of rubber, I haven’t experienced dust or lint sticking lớn it. That means it’s safe lớn put your phone without the case on it and it won’t experience any scratches. The rubber also ensures that the phone doesn’t slip when you use it or due khổng lồ vibrations. Mostly, the wireless charger won’t move out of your desk or bedroom so durability isn’t an issue. But still, the Mi charging pad is built well and should last longer.

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Talking about the looks of the device, it looks like a puông chồng. This design actually works well to lớn place a phone on it. You get a small LED at the front which glows up when the device is successfully charging. You have a USB-type C at the back & yes, its USB-C. This is good lớn see because most of the flagship phone has wireless charging and are type-C. If I want to lớn use the same power brick with the charging pad, it has to be type-C. This just eliminates an extra cable from my life.

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Charging Process

Xiaongươi Mi Wireless Charger is a Qi charger, which means it will pretty much charge any phone or smartwatch, that supports wireless charging. But what separates this from the rest is the fast charging. The Mi Wireless Pad is capable of pumping out a maximum output of 10W. But for that, you need a 9V charger. In simple words, you need a fast charger which many of the flagships come with out of the box. Unless you have an iPhone *wink*. With a regular 5V charger, the maximum output you will get is 5W.


Now, due khổng lồ the puchồng kiến thiết, the entire front surface is used for the inductive sầu charging aka. wireless charging. You can place your device anyhow & 99% of the time, it will over up charging. Since the wireless charger is Qi certified, it can charge almost all your devices that tư vấn wireless charging. For example, I could charge Apple Watch, Galaxy Watch, iPhone XS Max, Samsung lưu ý 9, etc.

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Charging Speed

So, Xiaongươi claims it supplies 10W output and for some reason, it’s called fast charge. But, it isn’t anything cthảm bại khổng lồ 10W is normal charging tốc độ. To demo the power output & the charging process, I used the following 3 devices.

Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo 9Google Pixel 3điện thoại iPhone XS Max

I used a Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 charger which you would get with a Pixel or Samsung lưu ý devices. So, the graph below shows the charging tốc độ of the 3 devices.

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Summarized Data:

As you can see, the Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo charges the faschạy thử in 3 hours 35 minutes. The reason being Samsung Galaxy lưu ý 9 can accept an input of 10W. While the slowest is the điện thoại iPhone XS Max which takes 4 hours lớn max out. But, it can accept a max wireless output of only 7.5W. So actually, the slowest was the Pixel 3 which took exactly 3 hours 49 minutes lớn charge a smaller 2915 mAh.

In my testing, Samsung Galaxy cảnh báo 9 turned out to be the faschạy thử to wirelessly charge. It has a massive 4000 mAh battery và took around 3 and a half hours lớn fully charge. But, considering fast charging it’s still very slow.

Device NameCharging PercentageTime (hours)

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Should you buy it?

Yes, for 18$, the Mi Wireless charger seems a pretty good deal. But that said, it makes sense only if you have multiple wireless charging devices lying around. You can quickly stiông chồng one of your devices on the charging pad while the other one is being used. For people with multiple wireless charging devices, wireless charger pretty much makes sense. Like, I would any day charge my Galaxy watch on these rather than the normal Samsung charger.

Who shouldn’t buy this? If you have sầu only 1 device that wirelessly charges, just stay away from a wireless charger. Imagine, a Google Pixel charging on one of these wireless charging pads. It might take almost 4 hours khổng lồ charge completely through the wireless charging pad. Whereas if you charge it via the wired charger, it can go 0 o 100 in about 90 minutes. Wireless charging would just be another add-on for you.

To summarize the entire Review, below are the pros và cons.

If you have any queries regarding the device, let me know in the comments below.