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Google Pixels offer the best stock Android experience possible with premium hardware and cameras. All six generations of Pixel phones support 18-watt USB-C PD fast-charging. The fastest charging and best portable chargers for Google Pixel phones are USB-C PD power banks with minimum 18-watt USB-C PD output. The new Pixel 6 Pro and 6 have advertised on-paper support for up to 30-watt charging and can be charged fast by 18-watt USB-C adapters and power banks at speeds very close to their real-world charging speed of about 22 watts.
All Google Pixels (except 6/6 Pro/6a) come with 18-watt USB-C PD adapters, so you can charge USB-C PD power banks quickly using your Pixel USB-C PD wall chargers in just about 3-4 hours. This is about half the time compared to charging the older non-USB-C portable chargers.
Here are our top picks as best USB-C portable chargers for the latest Google Pixel 6, 6 Pro, 6a and Pixel 5, 5a as well as the older 4 XL, Pixel 4, 4a and Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel, Pixel XL selected on the basis of criteria including power output quality, features, build quality, charging speed, weight, customer service history, warranty and reliability.
Best Portable Charger for Google Pixel 5, 5a, 6, 6 Pro, 6a, 4 XL/4/4a, Pixel 3 XL/3, Pixel 2 XL/2 & Pixel, Pixel XL
Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 USB-C PD is our top pick for all Pixels due to its excellent overall build quality and charging performance. PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will fast charge all Pixels including the Pixel 6/5/4/3/2/1 series at their fastest charging speed of 20-watt (for Pixel 6/6 Pro/6a) or 18-watt which is about zero to 50% in 30-40 minutes. The second 12-watt port (regular USB) will charge most Android phones, including Pixels, as well as all latest iPhones including iPhone 13, 12, 11, XR at about zero to 60% in 60 minutes.
The 10,000mAh battery capacity gives three charges from 30% to 100% for most regular Pixels and two charges from 30% to 100% for the XL/Pro versions that come with the larger 4000-4500 mah batteries.
PowerCore Slim 10000 USB-C PD has a grippy long and narrow design with just 6.8 oz (200 grams) weight that makes it very handy and pocketable. The portable charger is very sturdily built and is backed by Anker’s excellent 18-month warranty and customer service.
Besides charging Pixels, PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will also fast-charge Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone 13, 12, 11, 11 Pro/Max, SE2, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 and 8 Plus (zero to 60% in 30 mins).
The PowerCore Slim 10000 PD itself gets charged in just under 4 hours with any Pixel charger and being a USB-C portable charger, you can plug-in your Pixel charger’s USB-C cable directly in it for charging. The power bank comes with a USB-C /USB-C cable which is essential for PD charging.
Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is easily one of the best built quality 10000 mah PD portable chargers in the market and is our top picks for Pixels, as well as latest iPhones and Samsung S/Note/A series phones.
ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD from Xiaomi, the maker of Mi phones, is our next pick for Google Pixels. ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD is generally available at more reasonable price compared to Anker 10000 Powercore PD and delivers same 18-watt charging over USB-C PD port and charges Pixel 5/5a, Pixel 4 XL/4, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 2/XL, Pixel/Pixel XL at fastest possible speeds and Pixel 6/6 Pro at very close to their fastest charging speed (22-watts). The power bank also charges Pixel phones at their fastest supported speed of zero to 50% in 30 mins.
ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD also has same charging capacity – It will fully charge Pixel 6/5, Pixel 4 XL/4, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL about two times, Pixel 3 about 2.2 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 2.5 times.
The powerbank gets fully charged using Pixel wall chargers or any other USB-C PD wall charger such as Macbook chargers in about 3.5 hours.
ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD has a USB-C charging port that can be used for both charging the phones and for charging the power bank. The other charging port is a regular USB port. An extra feature of ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD is that it offers 18-watt Quickcharge 3.0 charging from the regular USB port – handy if you have a Quickcharge phone such as Mi phones.
The portable charger weighs around 6.8 oz (195 grams) and is half-inch thick with a premium fabric finish on one side.
Just like PowerCore 10000 PD, ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD will also fast-charge Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone 13, 12, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 and 8+ (zero to 50% in 30 mins).
ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD offers better value for money than Anker PowerCore 10000 PD and is an excellent alternative to Anker’s portable charger, especially as it matches it feature to feature. It even boasts two extra features – It can be used as a USB hub and has an additional micro-USB port for charging the power bank.
Xiaomi Mi 10000 PD is Xiaomi’s latest USB-C PD portable charger in 10000 mah capacity. Mi 10000 PD delivers up to 22.5-watt charging over USB-C PD port and can hence charge all the Pixels at their maximum possible fastest speeds including the new 6/6 Pro that have an advertised 30-watt charging speed and in-practice 22-watts charging speeds. The power bank charges all Pixel phones at approximate speed of zero to 50% in 30-35 mins.
Mi 10000 PD will fully charge Pixel 6/5, 4a, 4 XL, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel XL about two times, Pixel 4/Pixel 3 about 2.2 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 2.5 times.
You can fully recharge the Mi 10000 PD using any of the Pixel wall chargers in about 3.5 hours. You can also use a dual PD charger such as Anker Powerport III Duo dual-PD charger to fast-charge both your Pixel and the RAVPower 10000 PD simultaneously from same wall charger at fastest possible speeds.
This portable charger is about .9 inches thick making it handy and somewhat pocketable. It has two charging ports – one USB-C PD port and a regular USB port. The second USB port can output 12-watt max and will charge most Android phones and iPhones at 10/12 watt speed (twice the speed of stock Apple iPhone charger).
A unique feature of Mi 10000 PD is that it has maximum output of 22-watt from the USB-C PD port.
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD is one of the lightest and most compact 20000 mah power banks in the market and is our top pick for Google Pixel phones in 20000 mah range (4-5 full charges). PowerCore Speed 20000 PD has maximum 20-watt output over USB-C PD and hence can deliver fast charging for all Pixels including the Pixel 6/5 series.
PowerCore Speed 20000 PD will fully charge Pixel 6/ 5, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3 XL, and Pixel 2 XL four times, Pixel 3 about 4.5 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 5 times. It will also charge Macbooks at 24-watt speed.
You can fully recharge the PowerCore Essential 20000 PD using Pixel wall chargers in about 4 hours with the bundled wall charger and in about 6 hours with any Pixel PD wall charger.
This portable charger has two charging ports – one USB-C PD port and a regular USB port. The second port (USB) will charge most Android phones including Pixels at about zero to 50% in 50 minutes.
PowerCore Essential 20000 PD has a long and narrow design with just 12.5 oz weight that makes it quite portable. It is easily one of the best built 20000 mah portable chargers available and comes with Anker’s 18-month warranty and stellar customer service.
Like all USB-C PD powerbanks, PowerCore Essential 20000 PD also fast-charges Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone 13/12, 11, 11 Pro/Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 and 8+ that support 18-watt USB-PD fast charging (0 to 50% in 30 mins).
Charges all Pixels – Pixels 6 series, 5 series, 4 XL/4, 3/3 XL/2/2 XL/Pixel/Pixel XL – at fastest possible speed – zero to 50% in 30-35 mins
Gets charged with bundled charger in 4 hours and any Pixel wall charger in about 6 hours.
Fast charges latest iPhones (iPhone 13/12, 11, 11 Pro, XS, XR, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes.
Fast charges latest Samsung smartphones (S22, S21, 20 and other S/Note) from zero to 50% in 30 minutes
Two charging ports
Sleek and long design
Lightest and most compact quality 20000 mah USB-C PD power bank available
Second port has 12-watt charging speed – excellent for a second phone
Excellent build quality and finish
None. Most negative reviewers complain that this power bank requires a special PD charger to charge it quickly. Pixel owners do not face this problem as all pixels come with an 18-watt PD charger that recharges this power bank in just about 6 hours
Best High-Capacity 20000mah Power bank for Google Pixel 6, 5, 4a & Other Pixels (4 charges)
Xiaomi Mi HyperSonic 20000 50-watt USB-C PD is one of most reasonably priced high-capacity high-output high-quality portable chargers in the market and is great for fast-charging all Pixels at their maximum supported 20 or 18-watt speed, which translates to about zero to 50% in 30-40 mins.
Its high 50-watt output means you can use it to charge three phones at same time or charge a USB-C laptop or Macbook.
Mi HyperSonic 20000 50-watt USB-C PD will fully charge Pixel 6, 5, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL about four times, Pixel 3/4 about 4.5 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 5 times.
The portable charger itself can be fully charged using Pixel wall chargers in about 6 hours.
Mi HyperSonic 20000 50-watt USB-C PD has a sturdy design with 13.5 oz weight. It will also fast-charge Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone 13, 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 and 8+ (0 to 50% in 30 mins).
Charges Pixel 6, 6 Pro at fastest supported 22 watts
Charges Pixel 5, 4 XL/4, Pixels 3/3 XL/2/2 XL/Pixel/Pixel XL at fastest possible 18 watt speed – zero to 50% in 30 mins
Charge two Pixels at same time!
Full support for QuickCharge 3.0 lets you charge old Android Phones with Quickcharge 3.0
Gets charged with any Pixel, Pixel 4/3/2 wall charger or any USB-C PD charger in about 6 hours
Fast charges latest iPhones (iPhone 13, 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes.
Fast charges latest Samsung phones (S/Note series) zero to 50% in 30-40 minutes
Excellent value for money
Supports low-power trickle charging mode (<60mA) for low-power devices such as Bluetooth headsets etc.
USB-C/USB-C cable included.
None. Best high capacity power bank for money in the market.
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6 thoughts on “Best Portable Chargers for Google Pixel 7, 7 Pro, 6 Pro, 6, 6a, and all older Pixels”
I am hoping you can clear up some confusion I have about the Pixel 1 5″. According to what I read it appears Google confirmed that the 5″ OG Pixel maxes out at 15w every though the included wall charger is rated for 18w.
I guess I am confused because I see lots of non PD power banks that support 15w output from USB-C port. So would that charge the OG Pixel 5″ just as fast as the wall charger? If not then how much slower and why exactly?
While the circa 15-watt limit for original Pixel usually holds (not always – it can go to almost 15.5 watts also), besides wattage, charging voltage also comes into play to determine charging speed. Non-PD 15-watt USB-C power banks are not the best charging solution for original Pixel as –
– Such non-PD power banks are hit and miss as they can not negotiate charging power with the Pixel over USB-C PD. You may get anything from 1 amp to 3 amp @ around 5 volts depending on the chipset of the power bank (even of the same brand), and you may or may not get close to 15-watt initial charging power. Some do indeed deliver close to 15-watt but some even fall back to around 1 amp charging despite the 3 amp theoretical limit. With both powerbank and the Pixel supporting PD, this ambiguity is removed.
– Even after a successful power negotiation at around 15-watts, another factor comes into play. Such USB-C power banks can supply a maximum of 5 volts @ 3 amps and cannot supply 9 volts. Pixel can perfectly handle 9 volts and while charging from very low battery charging states, can usually negotiate an initial ~9 volts @ around 1.7 amp with 18-watt PD chargers (or 18-watt PD power banks). While the difference in charging speed is of the order of minutes, it is still there.
A good reasonably priced 15-watt USB-C power bank for Pixel 2/3 is RAVPower 10000 USB-C .
Awesome thank you for the detailed reply that helps clear things up a lot!
I definitely think I will go with a power bank that offers PD. I know the Anker 10000 PD and 20000 PD are highly recommended and with amazon discount codes I found they are tempting but I am thinking I might be better off with two regular USB ports as well as a USB-C PD port (3 total).
Which PD power bank do you recommend that has 3 ports total? Besides the Anker 26800 PD (that’s a little more than I want to spend)
I keep seeing this brand on Amazon and while the reviews are good I haven’t ever seen them mentioned on this site or any other site
If you require 3 ports (one USB-C + 2 regular USB), then ZMI 20000 45-watt PD/Hub is a good alternative. We will NOT recommend the powerbank that you linked, despite its sky-high ratings, because of quality/reliability concerns. Another good 2-port PD powerbank is RAVPower 26800 PD but it is currently (May 25) out of stock in some countries.
Thanks. I just came across the Aukey
Only thing I am worried about is build quality compared to the Anker 10000PD
Yes, the not-satisfactory build quality is the reason we do not recommend this particular model as it feels tacky in hand. Also consider the Zendure A3PD 10000. Make sure to explore the pricing offered by other sellers (Amazon itself also sells it as a seller) for better price options.