Best Chargers for Google Pixel 5

The Google Pixel was a big deal when it was released, after all, it was the first phone from Google, basically one of the best software companies in the world. Well, here were are now years later with Google Pixel 5, and things have improved drastically.

Pixel 5 has all the latest specs that you expect, with the latest Snapdragon processor, 8GB of RAM, an OLED display, and of course, a 90Hz refresh rate screen. The camera for Pixel 5 is still one of the best on the market with great dynamic range in its photos, but as always, it’s not the camera itself, it’s the image processing that makes the Pixel 5’s cameras exceptional and shows what Google is capable of.

With all these specs, especially using the camera, and the 90Hz refresh rate, the Google Pixel 5 can run out of battery power rather quickly, even with its 4,080mAh battery. In this guide, we’re going to be covering chargers that you should use to charge the Google Pixel 5. The chargers that we’re recommending feature USB-C Power Delivery, as the Pixel is Power Delivery compatible so you’re able to fast charge your Pixel with the chargers in this guide.

Aukey 18W Compact Power Delivery Wall Charger

If you’re searching for a replacement wall charger for your Google Pixel 5, then this Aukey wall charger is a great one to go with. The main reason for this is because the wall charger only has a single UBS-C Power Delivery port. Also, the size of this PD charger is very small, so small that each of the dimensions of this charger has a measurement of 1 inch, and what’s even better is that the charger has a foldable plug that makes it easier for portability.

The wall charger does not come with a USB-C to USB-C cable, but there is a variant of this Aukey wall charger that comes with a USB-C to Lightning cable. Not helpful for charging a Google Pixel 5, but would be helpful if you’re looking to charge an iPhone 12.

Read Review for Aukey 18W Power Delivery Wall Charger

Specs of the Aukey 18W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:

  • Output: (18W PD) 5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A
  • Input: AC 100–240V 50/60Hz
  • LED Power Indicator: No Power Indicator
  • Size: 1.4 x 1.4 x 1.2 inches
  • Weight: 1.5 Ounces

PowerAdd 45W 3-Port Power Delivery Wall Charger

Having more ports to charge from is more helpful as charging multiple devices at the same time is a lot more convenient. This PowerAdd wall charger still has a foldable plug and is quite small and portable, however, it has three ports to charge from.

This PowerAdd wall charger has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port and two USB-A ports that share a 12W charging speed. The 45W Power Delivery port is more than enough charging power you’ll need for charging a Google Pixel 5, as the Pixel 5 requires 18W of charging power. Don’t worry about as this won’t damage the phone like the Google Pixel and any smartphone on the market adjusts the charging speed to fit its needs.

The 45W Power Delivery port is also useful for charging UBS-C Power Delivery laptops, and now more than ever USB-C Power Delivery laptops are very common on the market. If you’re looking for a new laptop then there’s a high chance that it uses a USB-C port for charging and connectivity. The two USB-A ports don’t feature Quick Charge but do have a 12W shared charging rate, and since the max output of this wall charger is 57W, you’re able to use the max power of the USB-C PD port and the two USB-A ports at the same time.

Read Review for PowerAdd 57W PD Wall Charger

 PowerAdd 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs
USB-C Power Delivery port5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A (45W)
Both USB-A PortsShare 5V/2.4A (12W)
Max Output57W
Power IndicatorRed Light
Size2.6 x 2.5 x 1.2 inches
Weight5 Ounces

Anker Premium 60W Power Delivery Desktop Charger

Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger

Going further than wall chargers, desktop chargers are like wall chargers but with many more ports. Also, desktop chargers use a power cord rather than a built-in AC adapter, simply because they have so many ports and a built-in AC adapter would not be able to support the larger size of a desktop charger.

In this case, this Anker PD desktop charger has a single USB-C Power Delivery port with a 30W Power Delivery charging speed. Enough charging power for fast charging your Google Pixel 5, and also for charging USB-C Power Delivery compatible laptops. This Anker charger also has four USB-A ports that each have a 12W charging speed. The best part of this desktop charger is that it has a high 60W max output that allows you to use the max power for the UBS-C Power Delivery port, and still have tons of power available to use for the USB-A port.

The use of a power cord may seem cumbersome, but we think that a power cord also makes a charger more convenient to use, as you’re able to place the charger where you want your devices to be while charging.

Review for Anker Premium 60W 5-Port Power Delivery Desktop Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5-9V/3.0A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A

Each USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A | Max Output of USB-A Section: 6A

  • Input: 100-240V
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Indicator
  • Size:  4 x 3.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 8.8 Ounces

Baseus 63W Dual Power Delivery Wall Charger

Most Power Delivery wall chargers on the market just use a single USB-C PD port, but that is slowly changing with many wall chargers now featuring multiple USB-C ports. This is because the UBS-C port is being used with many devices, and the USB-A port, as useful as it is, the USB-C port is more convenient to use as it’s reversible, has Power Delivery charging, and has faster speeds for sharing files.

This Baseus PD wall charger has two USB-C Power Delivery ports, one port is capable of outputting 65W of charging power, and the other can output 30W of PD charging. This charger also has a USB-A port that features Quick Charge 3.0 for fast charging Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones, however, the Google Pixel, in general, is not Quick Charge compatible.

Not charging related, but the form factor of this Baseus wall charger is quite different than many other chargers on the market. It has an elongated length and this makes it so the wall charger does not cover surrounding outlets.

Review for Baseus 65W Power Delivery Wall Charger

 Baseus 65W GaN 3-Port Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs
USB-C Power Delivery Port 13.3-11V/3A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A 20V/3.25A (65W)
USB-C Power Delivery Port 23.3-11V/2.7A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A (30W)
USB-A Quick Charge Port18W
Input12V/24V
Size2.9 x 1.4 x 1.2 inches
Weight4.2 Ounces

RAVPower 20,000mAh Power Delivery 18W Power Bank

Using power banks for charging smartphones is becoming more of a necessity, even though modern smartphones have larger batteries they use more power. Running out of power while you’re taking beautiful photos with your Google Pixel 5 can be a bummer. The good news is that there are plenty of Power Delivery portable chargers on the market, so you’re able to fast charge your Google Pixel 5 no matter where you are.

This RAVPower portable charger has a 20,000mAh power capacity, and it’s able to charge the Pixel 5 to full power about three or four times. Considering that the Pixel 5 has a 4,000mAh battery, aiming for a higher capacity power bank is the better idea. Charging from this power bank is also great, as the charger has a USB-C 18W Power Delivery port, a Quick Charge port, and a standard USB-A port.

You’re also able to recharge the power bank using three ports, with the USB-C PD port, Micro-USB input port, and there is a Lightning input port for iPhone users. To top it all off, this charger also has a digital display to show the remaining power capacity and fast charging status.

Review for RAVPower 20,000mAh Power Delivery Power Bank

Specs of the RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Micro-USB Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Lightning Input: 5V/2.1A

  • LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Display
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 1 Pound

Xcentz 5,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Mini Power Bank

We did say that getting a high capacity power bank would provide a better charging experience for the Google Pixel 5, and it still stands true. However, if you want a tiny power bank, and still have Power Delivery for fast charging, there are few options as mini power banks don’t generally use fast charging tech such as PD or Quick Charge.

This Xcentz power bank does. The charger has a 5,000mAh power capacity, a lot lower than the first 20,000mAh portable charger that we recommended, and with this capacity, you’re able to charge the Pixel 5 to full power a single time.

The power capacity may be low, but the charging from it is a lot better, as this charger has two ports. One port is a USB-C 18W Power Delivery port for fast charging the Google Pixel 5 and a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port. So this Xcentz power bank has two fast charging ports, not just one, most power banks in this capacity range only have a single standard port.

A better reason to get this charger is that it includes a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-C to USB-A cable in the box. So you’re able to use the power bank right out of the box for charging our Google Pixel or other devices.

Read Review for Xcentz 5,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank

Specs of the Xcentz 5,000mAh Power Bank with PD and Quick Charge:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 5,000mAh

Output Capacity: 3,700mAh

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 18W

USB-A Port: 18W

  • Input:

USB-C Port: 18W

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
  • Size: 3 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 3.6 Ounces

Aukey 8,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Delivery Power Bank

One thing that the Google Pixel did take a while to feature was wireless charging, and even though wireless charging is still slower than wired charging, not having to use a cable to charge your smartphone is pretty cool.

Power banks are likely the last type of charger that you would expect to have wireless charging, but there are now many on the market and this is likely due to the iPhone being wireless charging compatible ever since the release of the iPhone X.

This Aukey power bank does feature wireless charging, and you’re able to charge your Pixel 5 simply by placing it on top of the power bank. The other three ways of charging your Pixel are from an 18W Power Delivery port, a Quick Charge port, and a USB-A standard port.

The power capacity of this Aukey portable charger is on the lower side with it having an 8,000mAh power capacity, so you’re able to charge the Google Pixel to full power about 1.5 times. That said, with the lower power capacity the size of this Aukey wireless charging power is small and slim with a thickness of only 0.5 inches.

Read Review for Aukey 8,000mAh Power Delivery Power Bank

Specs of the Aukey 8,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 8,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)

Wireless Charging: 5W

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Green Power Indicators
  • Size: 5.8 x 3 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 7 Ounces

Anker PowerDrive III Duo 36W Power Delivery Car Charger

Fast charging your Pixel while driving is especially helpful if you’re someone that commutes a lot with a vehicle. Having a low battery and needing to drive somewhere and use your phone can be anxiety-inducing. A fast charger can get your phone back to a good amount of power in a short period.

This Anker PowerDrive III Duo Power Delivery car charger has two USB-C PD ports. Each of the ports has an 18W charging speed, and the max output of this car charger is 36W. So you’re able to use the max power of the two ports at the same time.

Specs of the Anker PowerDrive III Duo Power Delivery Car Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Ports: 5V/2.4A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

Max Output: 36W

  • Input: 12/24V⎓ 4A
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Indicator
  • Size: 2.7 x 1.4 x 1.4 inches
  • Weight: 3 Ounces

RAVPower 30W Power Delivery Car Charger with Quick Charge 3.0

There are also more powerful Power Delivery car chargers, such as this RAVPower one. The charger has a 30W Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge USB-A port. The 30W Power Delivery port can fast charge your Pixel 5, and it can also be used to fast charge USB-C PD compatible laptops while you’re driving, too.

Since the max output of this car charger is 48W, you’re able to use both of the ports at their max power, just like the Anker car charger that we mentioned previously.

Specs of the RAVPower Power Delivery 48W Car Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A | (30W)

USB-A Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

  • Input: DC 12-24V/5A
  • LED Power Indicator: Circular Blue LED Light
  • Size: 2.7 x 1.5 x 1.1 in
  • Weight: 1.2 Ounces

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