PROS / Has a power output of 12 volts, which results in fast charging times.
CONS / Your phone may slightly slide while it's sitting on the charger.
VERDICT / The Nokia DT-900 Wireless Charging Plate is compatible with most devices on the market, it is a great buy and is arguably the best wireless charger available.
Although wireless chargers are incredibly simple devices, a lot goes into making an almost flawless charging pad. A perfect charger exceeds expectations in design, features and charging speed. The Nokia DT-900 does just that. It provides wireless power to a large variety of devices, and it's easy to use. It has great customer support and a one-year warranty to back it. The Nokia DT-900 is the winner of our Top Ten Reviews Gold Award for going above and beyond in the relatively new field of wireless charging.
It's important to note that many smartphones are not able to be charged wirelessly right out of the box. It is up to smartphone manufacturers, not wireless charger manufacturers to ensure that a device is capable of wireless charging.
The Nokia DT-900 uses the Qi charging standard, which makes it compatible with most devices, including several Nokia devices. The technology was developed and introduced by the Wireless Power Consortium and is one of the most common standards for wireless charging. If your smartphone is Qi-ready, you just plop your device on the DT900's plate to start charging. If it's not, you will have to purchase a special case, battery door or receiver to enable wireless charging.
Nokia's DT-900 charging pad is more powerful than most wireless chargers, which means faster charging times so you can get back to your day and spend less time waiting around for your phone or tablet to charge. It has a power output of 12 volts, while several other charging pads only output 5 volts. In our testing, it took about 3.5 hours to fully charge a Nexus 5 with a dead battery. The DT-900 it is powerful enough to allow you to keep your phone in a silicon or plastic case while charging your device.
Of course, plugging your phone directly to a wall outlet is still faster than using any Qi-based charger. However, the convenience factor of just setting your smartphone on the charging pad is worth the slightly slower charging speeds.
There is a white light indicator that shows if your phone is charging. It is very small and isn't very bright, which is a plus if you want to keep it on your night stand to charge your phone at night.
Nokia also includes an AC adapter; many other companies don't include one with their wireless chargers. Not only that, its cable is almost 6-feet long, so you have plenty of slack to reach whatever outlet you need.
This power mat slightly resembles a flattened computer mouse. It weighs in at just 4 ounces and it is about 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. You have a choice of five vibrant colors to pick from – including simple colors like black and white and extremely eye-catching colors like bright yellow or light blue.
Once your phone is flat on the charger you won't even notice that the pad is there. The charger has a rubber anti-slip ring is designed to prevent your cellphone from sliding around or slipping off while it is charging. It is very thin and doesn't work incredibly well, but it is better than not having one at all, which several wireless chargers don't.
Some chargers are extremely finicky, requiring you to line your device up perfectly for it to begin charging. This is not an issue with Nokia's charger plate. However, you phone sits flat on the charger, so it's difficult to use your device as it's charging. Some inductive charging pads hold your phone in a more upright position.
Help & Support
Nokia offers a handful of support systems in case something goes wrong with your charging mat. If you run into a problem and want to do some trial and error yourself to get things up and running again, there is a FAQs page on Nokia's website. There is even an online forum where you can ask questions and reach out to other Nokia product owners. If you want to talk to a support representative directly, there is included telephone support. Nokia also has both email and chat support, and the charger comes with a one-year limited warranty.
Nokia's DT-900 is a smart buy and one of the best wireless chargers on the market for a number of reasons. It is compatible with most devices, and with a power output of 12 volts, it powers your devices faster than others do. It has a small footprint, and a long power cord is included. To top it off, Nokia offers customer support options and a one-year warranty. This minimalistic, high-quality wireless charger is definitely a good buy.