Tesla launched its own Model 3 wireless phone charger around June. Model 3 owners have requested this useful accessory for almost one year after a third party seller has released the first wireless charging pad for Model 3.
There are more and more options of wireless charging pad for Model 3 out there ranging from $49.9 to $129.95. So you may wonder that is there any difference between them. So this review is a deep research of the pricy official Model 3 wireless QI charger by Tesla and the first cheap option TapTes Wireless Charging Pad.
1. Package Content
The Model 3 wireless phone charger from Tesla comes with a wireless charging pad and a black trim.
While TapTes Model 3 wireless phone charger comes with a wireless charging pad, two micro USB cables, and two USB splitters.
Tesla official Model 3 wireless charger features a different appearance compared to all those aftermarket wireless phone chargers. Its upper body is thinner and bottom body is thicker, which may be designed to allow large phones, such as iPhone XS MAX, Samsung Note 9, etc.
TapTes wireless phone charger has two LED lights, which will indicate charging status, a shorter separator and three positions to allow charge charging horizontally, vertically. It also has an integrated USB Type C cable in case your passenger's mobile doesn't support wireless charging. As more and more phones will support USB Type C, the cable could be useful for most Model owners.
Both of the two wireless phone chargers fit perfectly in the phone docking area. They both won't move around while you're driving even accelerating.
4. Charging Speed
Since both wireless chargers don't have a built-in battery so the charging speed of the two wireless phone chargers is the same, depended by the input, namely the Model 3 front USB ports output. Some Moel 3 owners hook up the charger to the car's 12v port, which enables fast charging of the two options.
Tesla Model 3 wireless phone charger is compatible with iPhone 8 or later, plus Galaxy: Note9, S9, S9+, Note8, S8, S8+, S7, S7 edge, Note5, S6 edge+, S6 edge, S6 and various Qi-certified phones from other manufacturers can be used with the Model 3 Wireless Phone Charger. While TapTes Model 3 wireless phone charger is compatible with the above phones, as well as mobiles that don't have wireless charging function and support USB Type C.