Google Pixel 3 XL

Fast Chargers for Google Pixel


Phone battery life has not improved at the same rate as other features. Having an extra charger at work or a power bank in your bag is handy. And with the right USB-C charger you can fast charge your Google Pixel up to 50% in ~30 minutes.

This guide will help you get the charger and cable needed to fast charge these USB-C equipped Google phones:

  • Google Pixel/Pixel XL
  • Google Pixel 2/2 XL
  • Google Pixel 3/3 XL
  • Google Pixel 3a/3a XL

Skip to recommended chargers, power banks, or cables.


Fast Charging Google Pixel

Google uses USB Power Delivery (USB PD) as the fast charging standard in the Pixel. It can charge your phone up to 18W.

The Pixel includes an 18W USB-C PD charger from Google. As well as a USB-C to USB-C cable. Together they offer fast charging. But if you need a second charger there are cheaper options which work just as well. And Google doesn’t offer power banks for charging on the go.

Learn more about USB Fast Charging Standards.


Recommended USB-C PD Chargers

These are the chargers I recommend for fast charging the Google Pixel. Good for home, work, or your travel bag. Or see my full listing of USB-C PD chargers.

Anker PowerPort PD 1

Similar size as Google's 18W charger. But with folding prongs and a lower price.

  • Pros: USB-IF certified
  • Cons: Bigger than similar chargers, no cable included
  • Dimensions: 2 × 1.7 × 1.1 in | 2.1 oz
AUKEY PA-Y18 18W PD

Much smaller than Google's charger. But with the same output. And its plug folds down!

  • Pros: Small and light
  • Cons: No cable included
  • Dimensions: 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.3 in | 1.5 oz

My review of the AUKEY PA-Y18 18W PD

Anker PowerPort II PD

Have a blended family with a Google and other brand Android phone? This charger will fast charge both.

The USB-C port fast charges Google Pixel. As well as newer iPhones.

The USB-A port fast charges Samsung, Motorola, LG, and other Quick Charge supporting Android phones.

  • Pros: Can charge two phones at once, USB-IF certified
  • Cons: No cable included, price
  • Dimensions: 2.7 x 2.7 x 1.1 in | 5.7 oz

My review of the Anker PowerPort II PD

AUKEY PA-Y17 18W Turbo Charger

The USB-C port fast charges Google Pixel. As well as newer iPhones.

The USB-A port fast charges Samsung, Motorola, LG, and other Quick Charge supporting Android phones.

  • Pros: Price
  • Cons: No cable included
  • Dimensions: 2.2 x 2 x 1.1 in | 2.3 oz
Nekteck USB Type-C Car Charger 45W PD

  • USB-C port fast charges Pixel
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable
  • USB-IF certified

All chargers require a USB-C to USB-C cable. See recommendations below. Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-09-22.


Recommended USB-C PD Power Banks

These are the power banks I recommend for fast charging the Google Pixel. Good for charging on the go. Or see my full listing of USB-C PD power banks.

NOVOO PowerCube Mini 5000

Among the smallest USB-C PD power banks on the market.

Use the USB-C port for fast charging.

The USB-A port can also fast charge Samsung, Motorola, LG, and other Quick Charge supporting Android phones.

  • Good for 1 full recharge of your phone
  • Dimensions: 2.9 x 1.4 x 1.1 in | 3.6 oz

My review of the NOVOO PowerCube Mini 5000

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AUKEY PB-Y13 10000 USB-C PD

Similar shape as your Pixel. Making it easy to hold both together while charging.

Use the USB-C port for fast charging.

The colored USB-A port can also fast charge Samsung, Motorola, LG, and other Quick Charge supporting Android phones.

  • Good for 2+ recharges of your phone
  • Dimensions: 5.8 x 2.9 x 0.4 in | 6.9 oz

My review of the AUKEY PB-Y13 10000 USB-C PD

AUKEY PB-Y23 20000 Universal

For when you need to keep your phone charged for days.

Use the USB-C port for the fastest charge.

The USB-A port can also fast charge Samsung, Motorola, LG, and other Quick Charge supporting Android phones.

  • Good for 4+ recharges of your phone
  • Dimensions: 7 x 2.7 x 1 in | 13.4 oz

All power banks require a USB-C to USB-C cable. See recommendations below. Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-09-22.


Recommended USB-C to USB-C Cables

These cables are USB-IF certified to meet USB-C specifications. See my full list of USB-C to USB-C cables.

AmazonBasics USB-C to USB-C 2.0 Cable

  • 0.5, 3, 6, & 9 feet
  • Black & White
  • USB-IF certified
AmazonBasics Double Braided USB-C to USB-C 2.0 Cable

  • 1, 3, 6, & 10 feet
  • Braided nylon, for extra durability
  • Grey, Red, Silver, & Gold
  • USB-IF certified

Prices are from Amazon Product Advertising API, last updated on 2019-09-22.