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Does this really work with the Nexus 4, or is my unit faulty?
on 12 February 2015
I received this for Christmas for my Nexus 4, and it's been a bit hit and miss - the Nexus 4 hates this when it gets below 15% battery life and constantly makes the wireless connection noise every 5 minutes or so as it tries to reconnect. Sometimes it works like a dream, and I wake up with the battery at 100%, and sometimes it disconnects during the night for no apparent reason and I wake up with a phone at 30ish percent making it unusable for most of the day unless I plug the wallcharger in for the hour between waking up and heading out.
To try and figure out what has been happening, I checked my battery usage - for example last night the phone went on charge at 7pm, but at about 11pm, it decided to stop charging at just under 50% and then drained 20% of the battery from then until 8am, I assume trying to re-establish the connection. A quick internet search leads me to believe that this might be a Nexus 4 problem more than the Choetech charger, and many happy reviews seem to back this up, but food for thought if you are purchasing one for your Nexus 4. I'd hoped that the 3 coils might solve issues such as this, but I can only speak from my experience over the past 6 weeks.
The actual product itself is well made, and doesn't feel cheap thanks to the soft touch plastics, and if it worked properly with my Nexus 4, then I'd probably be giving it 5 stars, but as it says it's compatible with the Nexus 4 and with the issues I've had, I can only award 2.