Samsung Galaxy S10: Is The Wireless PowerShare Feature Really That Useful?

Samsung Galaxy S10 was a much-awaited phone, and now people are starting to analyze all of its features to see if it has been worth all the hype. Overall, the answer is of course it has.

Samsung’s latest Galaxy S10 phones are allowing other devices to charge off the back of the phones via wireless Qi standard, CNET writes. This means other phones as well.

Wireless PowerShare

BGR writes that Samsung has implemented on the Galaxy S10e, Galaxy S10 and Galaxy S10+ a new capability called Wireless PowerShare.

The family of phones is among the first ones ever to sport this feature, but it is definitely something that is expected to become really popular on flagship phones.

The Samsung Galaxy S10 can be charged wirelessly when you place it on a wireless charging pad/stand, but it can also become a wireless charging pad itself.

All you have to do is enable Wireless PowerShare and place your phone face-down on a table or desk.

Any smartphone that you will put on top will begin charging, of course as long as it supports wireless charging.

The feature is really smart, and there are tons of Android fans who are excited about it.

Is the feature really that useful?

BGR wrote an article that debates the real utility of this feature.

They write that “One big problem with the feature is fairly obvious: you can’t use your Galaxy S10 at all while it’s functioning as a wireless charger. That means your phone is basically useless to you while you’re sharing power with a friend’s phone.”

BGR continues and explains that “Since the output isn’t very fast, you’re not going to be able to move a meaningful amount of power in just a few minutes, so you’ll have to be okay with leaving your phone untouched for quite some time. That also means you’re taking a big chunk out of your own battery life.”

Their article concludes that the only time when such a feature can be useful is when you’re traveling.

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