Is wireless charging overrated, or needed?

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  1. PereDroid

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    Anyone that's thinks it's useless obviously never had to replace w phone with a bad charging port. Looking at you HTC Incredible 2.

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    I have had to replace two phones with defective charging ports (both a Turbo 2). And wireless charging was invaluable at that time, it was the only way to charge them for a while. I don't think it's useless myself, but also don't feel that it makes the phone any more premium than a phone that doesn't have it.

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    but what would you have done without the wireless charging feature? that is where the premium lies, the convenient of having a backup method for charging. but then it also depends on a persons definition of premium.
     
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    I think every phone should have it, therefore I don't think it should be a premium item either. ;)
     
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    I like wireless charging when it works but my old turbo would iverheat and not charge fifty percent of the time. Haven't tried it with Z2 I think I need a Moto mod which defeats the purpose if I have to swap in a mid why not just plug in a cable. It should be built in

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    It can't be built into the back of a Moto Z because of the big ass magnets used to attach the Moto Mods. So yes, you need a wireless charging Style Shell with any Moto Z phone.

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    I currently only use wireless charging at home and a cable in the car. First started using it when USB-C started and either myself or company had both of the USB types to charge. Worked great. I have had a charging cable instantly go behind my dresser when unplugged which was not possible to locate at night so had to wait until morning. Sold me. The real benefit to me is when watching video stored on a USB-C drive. I can keep it charged while using it for other things (casting etc). Will not buy a phone without it (at least until something even better comes along).
     
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    first let me say Nicholas Tesla would spit on you for dissing Wireless charging. lets be serious for a minute. how many things are charged wirelessly, I can think of my toothbrush, thats pretty much it. how many people have loose charging/micro-usb ports? that right there is THE reason. period. at home, its wireless charging only, saving wear and tear on my phone. over-rated?!!!? seriously ? I got a galaxy s7 and my wife got an iphone 7. I got a free wireless charger and a credit for more stuff, which I used for a super Otter-Box. Applw gave her NOTHING. that is the only drawback to wireless charging. a very good thick 2 part case like the good otterbox means you have to be picky about setting it down on the charging puck. but it is worth it in my opinion. the car option however, I wont bother with. the only other drawback I see is those fancy magnetic phone holders for the car vents... putting an iron disc inside the case will make the already finicky wireless charging situation ( because of the case) useless. so I cant use the MAGNETIC vent holder if I want to wirelessly charge the phone.
     
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    Welcome to the Forum.

    This is why I started this thread. To have a discussion and express our points of view. In my opinion there is no right or wrong answer, we all have our opinions and points of view on functionality and whether it's "needed" or just "convenient". This thread has been a good discussion so far. Let's keep it going.

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    My wireless charger is the stand up kind. I set it to go to clock mode when I set it down.

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    Sound like a stand I need to get
     
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    Convenience is the key also don’t forget all these coffee shops and places with wireless charging on tables


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