Google clarifies Pixel 6 series charging, confirms 23W speeds

Michail, 18 November 2021

Earlier this month we came across a report that detailed a rather odd charging behavior by the brand new Google Pixel 6 series. We also found out in our own testing that the Pixel 6 Pro charges at 23W rather than the implied 30W speeds. Google doesn't originally mention any charging rates, just says that the charging times are achieved with its 30W adapter.

Now, Google came out with an official statement on its Pixel community page which confirms the true charging speeds of the two new phones.

The peak power that Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro draw from the wired charger is 21W and 23W, respectively. As the battery gets closer to full, charging power is gradually reduced in order to improve battery longevity. – Google

Google also expands on the battery charging data saying both devices can reach 50% capacity in 30 minutes of charging with the official 30W Pixel charger which is sold separately from the phones. A charge to 80% should take about an hour though there’s no official info on how long a full 0-100% charge should take. In our testing with the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro we got a lengthy 1:50h for a full charge.



Reader comments

  • Anonymous
  • 19 Nov 2021
  • 7xM

Let's not give Google a pass for such shortcomings, the phone is great but this is bad in a 2021 flagship

  • Anonymous
  • 19 Nov 2021
  • 614

Imagine people want super ultra fast charging pro plus feature, only to spend more time with their miserable buggy also outdated UI. I still prefer phone with great quality of UI and with whatever charging speed it has. And i am not talking abou...

Why the hell are those things always made to such MEH standards ... Pixels and Nokia phones... wastes of money and resources.

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