There are many explanations for this including the pitfalls in wireless charging technologies.
Inside a car, particularly one that is driving, having a phone to be charged reliably is difficult to use wireless charging, as the turning of the vehicle also takes the phone from the wireless charging spot. Since most wireless chargers do not allow a magnetic link, charging may be interrupted at random. It’s unreliable, to say the least.
- One of the most inexpensive and popular smartphones to offer the feature is two times more costly than the average smartphone price in India. Wireless charging is at best a marginal gain.
- That’s not accurate either because wireless charging isn’t exactly wireless. You need a pad that leaves your screen on. But the second you pick up your phone, your phone ceases charging. Many people do use their phones when charging with a cable, and this is not feasible by wireless charging. Of course, it’s dangerous and incredibly ill-advised to use a phone when it’s being charged, but people do it.
- Wireless charging also heats up your phone-so whether you have a cooling pad, like the current Hyundai i20, it’s a convenience that can make your phone toasty. In a country like India, where temperatures can get pretty unbearable in the summers, this is an even bigger problem as overheating can reduce the life of your phone’s battery and can cause all sorts of phone harm.
- Wireless charging will also give people the motivation to use the phone when commuting since they don’t need to plug in the cord. Again this is a bad practice that inculcates wireless charging. Perhaps in a way, the older wired charging is better-quicker, it’s reliable, it’s inexpensive and it works all over the house.