Tong Zhang
(Senior Editor)
02/03/15 08:08 PM
Nokia DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate Review

The Nokia DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate is a Qi wireless charger that works with any phone that supports Qi charging. The DT-903 features large charging area, three color choices with matching LED light ring, and for certain Lumia models, it can also send alerts. The Nokia charger is very easy to use and it has NFC for quick and easy pairing.



Design

The Nokia DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate is a large charging plate. The oval charger measures 6.45 x 3.0 x 0.25 inches and it weighs 4.2 ounces. Most of the surface of the charging plate is inductive which means it has minimum power loss while charging your phone. The charging plate has a non-removable USB cable that's 4.9 feet long and you can connect it with an AC outlet or a computer to power the charger. Like with many Nokia phones, the Nokia DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate comes in eye-catching colors including a creamy white, sap green and bright orange. The surface of the charging plate is matted so your device will not slide off by accident. The charging plate has a small "Nokia" logo and even smaller "nfc" sign. The plate has a hidden tap control where you can tap to initiate Bluetooth connections. Underneath the charging plate, you'll find a ring of bright LED light that indicates charging status, alerts and more.



Features

The Nokia DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate works with any phone that supports Qi wireless charging standard and it works particularly well with Nokia phones including the Lumia Icon, Lumia 720, 820, 920, 1520 and more. For the Lumia phones that don't have a back cover that supports the charger, Nokia offers wireless charging shell or back cover for models including the Lumia 830, 925 and 1020. It's very easy to charge your phone: just lay the back of your phone on the charging plate. The LED will light up while your phone is charging and it'll fade away when the phone is fully charged. We tested it with both Lumia and Nexus phones and found the charging plate work well with all. Inductive charging isn't usually fast and the DT-903 is no exception. It took about 3 hours to charge the Nokia Lumia 830 from empty to full.



If you're indeed using the Nokia DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate with a Lumia phone, you can even get smart features such as low power and missed call and message alert. Be aware, the smart features work only with Lumia devices that run Windows Phone 8.1.1 and have Bluetooth 4.0 and higher, and the Lumia device must be paired with the charging plate. The LED will flash when you have an alert or when your phone isn't properly positioned for charging.



Conclusion

If you have a couple of phones that support Qi charging, be it a Lumia device or a Nexus 6, using the Nokia DT-903 Smart Wireless Charging Plate can eliminate a bunch of charging cables from your desk or your gear bag. As the popularity of wireless charging grows, it makes a lot of sense to use one charger for all devices. The Nokia charger has a large charging area and it's easy to use. The charger works with all Qi compatible devices and the smart features come in handy for Lumia phones. Charging speed isn't fast but once you've seen the bright LED illuminate around the charger, there's no going back.

Editor's Ratings (1-5): 4.5
What's Hot: Large charging area, easy to use, awesome colors and matching LED.
What's Not: Charging speed isn't fast.
Price: $59
Web site: Microsoft

Reviewed by: Tong Zhang









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