Best Fast Chargers for Google Pixel

Anker PowerPort III Nano and AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PD for Google Pixel

The power adapter included with your Google Pixel provides for fast charging. But it isn’t the most travel friendly design, given its size and fixed prongs. And it probably has a place it stays at your home or work. Luckily there are plenty of other chargers which will offer the same fast charging experience. Often in a small size and/or price. The best fast chargers for Google Pixel 4/3/2/1 can all fast charge them from 0-50% in 30 minutes. While being small enough to keep in your bag for commute or travel.

Looking to charge on the go? Check out Best Portable Chargers for Google Pixel.

Anker PowerPort III Nano and AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PD for Google Pixel

Anker PowerPort III Nano and AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PD for Google Pixel

Fast Charging Google Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, Pixel 2, Pixel 1

All Google Pixel phones use USB Power Delivery (USB PD) as their fast charging standard. With a USB-C charger offering 18W or more USB PD the phones will start fast charging. Under this mode charging from 0-50% takes around 30 minutes. The remaining 50% takes longer, but is still faster using other types of chargers.

Learn more about USB Power Delivery and other fast charging standards.

The Google power adapter included with the Pixel is an 18W USB-C PD charger.

USB-C to USB-C Cable

A USB PD charger uses a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect to your phone. You can use the cable Google included. But for a second charger you likely want a second cable for convenience.

Find a good selection of USB-C cables here. Stick with USB-C to USB-C cables with 60W and USB 2.0 support. They offer as fast a charge rate at a lower cost.


Best Fast Chargers for Google Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, Pixel 2, Pixel 1

Small Size

These fast chargers are as small as they come. While still providing the fastest possible charge for your Pixel. Most include folding prongs, making them perfect for commutes and travel.

Anker PowerPort III Nano

Anker's newer 18W USB-C PD fast charger. Leveraging GaN technology, it is smaller and lighter than most similar chargers. But with its small design comes fixed prongs. So be mindful when tossing it in your bag.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, PowerIQ 3.0 (Quick Charge compatible)
  • GaN tech
  • Size: 1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 inches | 1.1 oz

Review of the Anker PowerPort III Nano

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AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PD

Almost as small as Apple's 5W USB power adapter. But offers fast charging for your Pixel. As well as a folding prongs and a low price.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD
  • Size: 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 in | 1.5 oz

Review of the AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PD

One Charger To Rule Them All

ZMI zPower Turbo 65W

 

If looking for one charger for several devices, including your Pixel, this may be it. It offers enough output for an Google phones, tablets, or Chromebooks. And many other devices along the same size. All at a price like the small chargers listed above.

  • Ports: USB-C
  • Output: 65W USB-C PD
  • Size: 2 x 2 x 1.1 in | 3.4 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable for other devices

Review of the ZMI zPower Turbo 65W USB-C PD

Charge Two Pixels At Once

These are dual USB-C port chargers. Able to offer fast charging to two Pixels at the same time. Great when traveling with someone else.

Anker PowerPort III Duo

A great dual phone charger for both two Pixels or a Pixel and an iPhone or many other Androids. Anker's PowerIQ 3.0 tech supports fast charging for newer Apple, Samsung, LG, and Motorola phones.

  • Ports: USB-C x2
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD each
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in | 3.5 oz

AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36W Dual-Port PD

A multi-functional charger. Can keep up with a tablet or small laptop in single port mode. Or fast charge two Pixels in dual port mode.

  • Ports: USB-C x2
  • Output:
    • Single Port: 30W USB-C PD
    • Dual Port: 18W USB-C PD each
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 in | 4.1 oz

Review of the AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36W Dual-Port PD


Comparison of All Recommended Fast Chargers for Google Pixel 4, Pixel 3a, Pixel 3, Pixel 2, Pixel 1

 

Charger NoteOutputSizeWeightPrice
Anker PowerPort III NanoReview
(4.6)
Smallest18W USB-C PD

PowerIQ 3.0
(Quick Charge compatible)
1.8 x 1.1 x 1.1 in1.1 oz$16.99
AUKEY PA-Y18 Minima 18W PDReview
(4.8)
Compromise between size and folding prongs18W USB-C PD1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 in1.5 oz$13.99
ZMI zPower Turbo 65WReview
(4.9)
Phone, tablet, or laptop65W USB-C PD2 x 2 x 1.1 in3.4 oz$19.99
Anker PowerPort III DuoCharge two iPhones, or an iPhone and Android18W USB-C PD

18W USB-C PD

PowerIQ 3.0
(Quick Charge compatible)
2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 in3.5 oz$27.99
AUKEY PA-D2 Focus Duo 36W Dual-Port PDReview
(4.8)
Charge two iPhones, or a MacBook/MacBook Air30W USB-C PD - Single Port

18W USB-C PD - Dual Port
2.5 x 2.3 x 1.1 in4.1 oz$22.99

Don’t see a charger you quite like? Or which is available in your region? Take what you’ve learned here and check out my larger charger comparison list.

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