For years now, OnePlus has been taking flak for not offering wireless charging on their phones. Fortunately, that changes with the OnePlus 8 Pro. Not only is the OnePlus 8 Pro the company’s first phone to offer wireless charging, but they have also come out with a dedicated wireless charging accessory, the Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger, and boy, it’s a fast one.
The Warp Charge 30 is a 30W charger that is capable of charging the OnePlus 8 Pro to 50% in just 30 minutes. That is impressively fast for a wireless charger. For comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S20 can charge at 15W and the iPhone 11 Pro only at 7.5 watts. Unfortunately, OnePlus has not brought wireless charging to the OnePlus 8. However, we were able to test charging the OnePlus 8 Pro on the Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger. Fortunately, these claims lined up in our tests. When it came to charging the phone to 100%, it took just under 2 hours.
Instead of laying the OnePlus 8 Pro down flat, the Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger is designed to hold the OnePlus while it’s propped up. The charger’s design is both clean and minimalist. What is a bit odd however is that its cord isn’t removable from its base, but we’d hardly consider this to be a deal-breaker.
The Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger retails for $69.95 and it will be available on OnePlus.com starting on April 29th. That is kind of pricey for a wireless charger, but when you consider that it’s a super-fast wireless 30-watt charger, it’s worth it. The Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger also uses Qi wireless charging, so that means it’s able to wirelessly charge most other Qi-enabled smartphones.