The Google Pixel series of phones have been great competition for the other two top dogs within the smartphone industry, such as Samsung and Apple. They’ve always had top specs; the most notable part of the Google Pixel is the amazing quality camera.
With the release of the Google Pixel 4, things are pushed even further with the phone using a 90Hz refresh rate with its screen, and this is necessary as many other leading phones are now using the higher refresh rate feature. Adding the higher refresh rate to the already top-tier specs, you have a higher battery usage than ever before.
The news is that the Google Pixel 4 and the Pixel 4 XL are Power Delivery compatible, so even if you’re low on power, you can recharge the phone quite quickly with a fast charger. In this guide, we will be covering fast chargers that you can use to charge your Pixel 4 faster. These chargers are going to include portable chargers and wall and car chargers, so you’re able to use fast charging no matter where you are and no matter what charger you use.
VOLTME 35W 2 Port Charger
The VOLTME 35W charger is an excellent charger for the Google Pixel 4; with the charger having two USB-C ports, you can use 35W of Power Delivery if you’re charging one device at a time. 35W of charging power is more than enough to fast charge the Pixel 4, and it can be useful for charging USB-C laptops. Then, if you’re charging two devices at the same time with the VOLTME charger, each of the ports can output 18W because the max output becomes 36W when charging two devices. This makes it possible to fast charge your Pixel 4 and charge another phone simultaneously. In my review for this VOLTME 35W charger, I could fast charge my Note 9 and LG G7 simultaneously.
|VOLTME 35W Dual USB-C PD Charger Specs|
|Single Port Charging||35W|
|Dual Port Charging||18W|
|Size||1.8 x 1.8 x 1.1 inches|
UGREEN Nexode 45W 2 Port Charger
If you’re searching for a charger with a bit more power than the VOLTME 35W, then consider the UGREEN Nexode 45W charger. The UGREEN charger also has two USB-C ports but has a max output of 45W, and a 45W Power Delivery charge rate can be more useful for charging USB-C laptops; in my review for the UGREEN 45W charger, I was able to fast charge my Lenovo laptop alone. Then, when it comes to dual charging, the UGREEN charger has a 25W and 20W power split; the first device you plug into the charger will get 25W of charging power.
It doesn’t matter when you plug in your Pixel 4 because it can fast charge the Pixel 4 with either of the ports. I recommend the UGREEN 45W charger for a reliable laptop and phone charger because it can deliver on both fronts.
|UGREEN Nexode 45W Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 | USB-C 2||5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.25A, 45W Max. PPS: 3.3-11V/4.05A|
|Dual USB-C Charging||Dual Ports - C1+C2：PD25W+PD20W/ PD20W+PD25W|
|Input||100-240V ~ 50/60Hz 1.2A Max|
|Size||1.56 x 1.56 x1.94 inches|
UGREEN 30W Robot Charger
On the more simple side, there’s the UGREEN 30W Robot charger. The UGREEN Robot charger is a different design take on a charger because it looks like a robot and even has a face that smiles during charging. That said, this UGREEN charger has a single USB-C port that can output 30W of Power Delivery, and that can fast charge the Pixel 4; 30W can be used to charge a select few laptops, and it can be used to fast charge a variety of other phones. In my review for the UGREEN 30W Robot charger, I could fast charge my Note 9, and I could super fast charge a Galaxy S20 at 25W.
|UGREEN Nexode Robot RG 30W USB-C Charger Specs|
|USB-C PD Port||30W|
|Size||1.68 x 1.85 x 2.65 inches|
Baseus 100W 4 Port Charger
On the more universal side, the Baseus 100W 4 port charger is a good choice if you want a laptop and phone charger in one. If you have a USB-C chargeable laptop like I do and want to fast charge your Pixel 4, that is possible with the Baseus 100W charger. Yes, you can use 100W of Power Delivery when charging a single device from the USB-C 1 or 2 ports, and that’s great.
What matters most is that even when charging four devices simultaneously, you can have a laptop charging from the USB-C 1 port, the Google Pixel 4 fast charging from USB-C 2, and then you can have another two devices charging from the two USB-A ports. In my review for the Baseus 100W charger, I could charge my Lenovo laptop, a power bank at 20W, and two phones simultaneously. This Baseus charger also comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
|Baseus 100W GaN II 4 Port Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 (Single Port Charging)||100W|
|USB-C 2 (Single Port Charging)||100W|
|USB-A 1 (Single Port Charging)||60W|
|USB-A 2 (Single Port Charging)||60W|
|Size||3.35 x 1.20 x 2.16 inches|
iWalk LinkPod USB-C Mini Power Bank
You should consider owning a power bank if you need a quick charge for your Google Pixel 4 while going through your day. The iWalk LinkPod USB-C mini power bank has a 4,800mAh battery capacity to charge the Pixel 4 to full power once. The capacity makes this power bank so small, and the charger has a USB-C connector that you plug directly into your Pixel 4, so you don’t need a cable to use this power bank. The USB-C connector has a 20W Power Delivery charge rate that can fast charge the Pixel.
In my review of the iWalk LinkPod power bank, I found that I could recharge it by plugging in the USB-C connector into a wall charger directly, so you don’t need a cable for recharging this power bank either. That said, the power bank also has a USB-C port for recharging.
|iWalk LinkPod USB-C Mini Power Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C PD Output||5V/2.4A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C Input||5V/2.4A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Size||4.61 x 3.31 x 1.34 inches|
ROMOSS PEA30 Power Bank
The ROMOSS PEA30 power bank has a massive 30,000mAh battery capacity, and this power bank can help charge the Pixel 4 if you want to charge it to full power a few times. The battery of this ROMOSS power bank can last a few days before needing a recharge. Also, the power bank has a 30W Power Delivery USB-C port that can charge the Google Pixel 4 fast, and there are two USB-A ports. In my review of the ROMOSS PEA30 power bank, I found that fast charging is not available when charging three devices simultaneously, so to fast charge your Pixel 4, you should charge it alone with this power bank.
|ROMOSS PEA30 30,000mAh 30W Power Delivery Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Output||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|USB-A Output||4.5V/5A | 5V/4.5A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/2.5A (18W)|
|USB-C Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/3.0A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|Size||6.6 x 3.1 x 1.3 inches|
Baseus 160W Car Charger
It seems silly to recommend the Baseus 160W car charger for charging your Pixel 4, but this Baseus 160W car charger covers all bases, meaning that you can charge your laptop, Pixel 4, and any tablet you own with this car charger. The USB-C 1 port outputs 100W, and the USB-C 2 and USB-A port on the Baseus car charger output 30W. In reviewing this Baseus car charger, I could charge my Lenovo laptop and fast charge two phones simultaneously.
|Baseus 160W 3 Port Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C 1 Port||100W|
|USB-C 2 Port||30W|
|Size||3.03 x 1.69 inches|
Final thoughts about my choice of Chargers for the Google Pixel 4
The Google Pixel 4 is a solid phone from Google with decent charging. The great part about charging the Pixel 4 is that you don’t have to get the highest power chargers. Still, it helps to have a charger that can deliver more than just 18W because, at this point, most other phones, tablets, and laptops can charge with Power Delivery and at a faster charging speed. So, getting a more powerful charger is future-proofing for your own devices. If you’re curious about what power banks would be a good fit for the Pixel 4, please look at my best power banks for Pixel 4 guide.