The Google Pixel had made strides ever since its release years ago, and even though Google dropped their Nexus lineup, the Pixel was a great choice to go with as the phone now stands up there with Apple and Samsung. Well, maybe not on the same footing, but then every year when it does come time for the new Pixel to be released, there is hype surrounding it as the Google Pixel is known for having top-tier specs, and the most notable part is the camera quality.
One of the main differences of the Google Pixel compared to flagship smartphones from Apple and Samsung is the price difference, especially when it comes to the Google Pixel 4a. The Pixel 4a is the latest budget smartphone from Google that packs high-tier specs into a great price, and we find it be a better deal than even the latest Samsung Galaxy smartphone. One of the best parts of the Pixel series is how they have always been USB-C Power Delivery fast charging compatible, and in this guide, we’re covering the best chargers you can use to fast charge the Pixel 4a.
Aukey USB-C Focus 36W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
The wall charger usually included with a smartphone only uses a single port; this Aukey wall charger uses two USB-C Power Delivery ports, which can be useful if you’re looking to fast charge two smartphones simultaneously. Each of the Power Delivery ports has an 18W charging speed, and if you’re charging two devices at the same time, then the max output of the wall charger is 36W, so you’re able to use the max power of both ports simultaneously.
Another benefit of this charger is that it features dynamic charging, so if you’re only charging a single device, then the single port you’re charging from can output 30W. This makes it possible to charge USB-C Power Delivery chargeable laptops, as many laptops can now do.
|Aukey Focus 36W PA-D2 PD Wall Charger Specs|
|Each Port when used at the same time||18W Each Port | 36W Max Output|
|One USB-C Power Delivery Port Used||30W|
|Input||AC 100–240V 50/60Hz|
|Size||2.5 x 2.3 x 1.4 inches|
Anker Premium 60W 5-Port USB-C Power Delivery Desktop Charger
As useful as wall chargers are with their charging and portability, the one setback of a wall charger is the number of ports that they have and how they use built-in AC adapters that lower the freedom of where you’re able to place charger; this Anker Premium 60W USB-C Power Delivery desktop charger has five charging ports, so you have plenty options to charge many devices at the same time, even as you’re fast charging your Pixel 4a.
There is a single 30W USB-C Power Delivery port, and yes, you can still fast charge your Pixel 4a using this port, and it won’t get damaged. The USB-C Power Delivery port is also useful for charging USB-C chargeable laptops such as Macbooks, Chromebooks, and many other laptops that use USB-C PD to charge.
The other four ports are USB-A ports, and since the max output of this desktop charger is 60W, you have 30W of charging power spread out between these five USB-A ports. As a result, you can still use the 30W from the USB-C Power Delivery port and charge devices from the USB-A ports without losing much power at all. Most may think that using a power cord on a desktop charger may hinder portability, but it’s not much of a problem as you can wrap the power cord around the charger. Also, if you’re traveling with this Anker desktop charger, the AC outlet may be far away, and with the use of the power cord, you’re able to have the charger and devices that you’re charging closer to you.
|Anker PowerPort 5 Speed Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5-9V/3.0A | 15V/2.0A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|Each USB-A Port||12W|
|Power Indicator||Blue LED Power Light|
|Size||4 x 3.1 x 1.1 inches|
Baseus 65W USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger
This Baseus wall charger is a bit different than other Power Delivery wall chargers, and that’s mainly due to its form factor. This charger has an elongated box shape, and this makes it, so the charger doesn’t block other outlets when you’re plugging it in, at least most of the time. Also, considering the charging power that this Baseus wall charger has, it’s smaller than others, and that’s because it uses a GaN chip that allows it to use more charging power and have a smaller size.
The charging power from this Baseus wall charger will likely have everything you need. There are two USB-C Power Delivery ports and a single Quick Charge 3.0 port. One USB-C Power Delivery port has a 65W charging speed, and the other PD port has a 30W charge rate. The 65W USB-C PD port can be useful for fast-charging USB-C PD compatible laptops, while the 30W PD port can be used to fast charge your Google Pixel 4a. You can even use the 30W PD port for charging another computer.
The Pixel 4a is not Quick Charge compatible, but you can have a Samsung phone fast charging via the Quick Charge port.
|Baseus 65W GaN 3-Port Power Delivery Wall Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 1||3.3-11V/3A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A 20V/3.25A (65W)|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port 2||3.3-11V/2.7A | 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/2.5A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A (30W)|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||2.9 x 1.4 x 1.2 inches|
RAVPower USB-C 20,000mAh Power Delivery Power Bank
A portable charger is great to use daily if you’re someone that relies heavily on their phone every day, especially for the Pixel 4a with its high power usage specs. You have to make sure that you’re getting a power bank that features Power Delivery for fast charging your Pixel 4a no matter where you are, and it has a high power capacity that it can set the Google Pixel to full power at least once.
Since the Pixel 4a has a 3,140mAh, a 20,000mAh portable charger is an excellent idea for this RAVPower 20,000mAh power bank. With a 20,000mAh power bank, you’re able to charge the Pixel 4a to full power about four times without having to recharge the power bank. That’s going four days without having to worry about recharging the power bank.
There are three output ports to charge from; the main one you should use to charge your Pixel 4a is the 18W USB-C Power Delivery port. The other two are a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port and a standard USB-A port. To recharge the power bank, you have options, too, with one being the USB-C PD port for the fastest recharge rate.
The other two input ports are a Micro-USB input and a Lightning input port, making this power bank reliable for iPhone users. This RAVPower charger also has a digital display that shows the remaining power capacity and fast charging status to ascertain if you’re using Power Delivery or Quick Charge.
|RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD - Quick Charge Lightning Tri Input Power Bank Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A Port||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Standard USB-A Port||5V/2.4A (12W)|
|USB-C PD Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Micro-USB Input||5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Size||6.2 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches|
CHOETECH B688 Power Delivery Power Bank with Built-in USB-C Cable
If you’re looking for a power bank with a lower power capacity, consider this CHOETECH power bank with a 10,000mAh power capacity. A 10,000mAh power capacity is enough to charge the Pixel 4a to full power about two times, and the charging is excellent.
This CHOETECH power bank does not have any output ports. Instead, the power bank opts to have a built-in USB-C cable and a built-in Lightning cable, both of the lines use Power Delivery, so you can fast charge your Pixel 4a using the USB-C cable and fast charge iPhones with the Lighting cable. This power bank has a USB-C Power Delivery input port, but it can only recharge the power bank.
Overall, it’s a great power bank to get if you don’t want to worry about bringing your cable with a portable charger, and the wires on this power bank conceal into the power bank when you’re not using them.
|CHOETECH 10,000 B688 Power Delivery USB-C / Lightning Built-in Cable Power Bank Specs|
|Built-in USB-C Cable||5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|Built-in Lightning Cable||5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A|
|USB-C (Input)||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Size||5.75 x 2.72 x 0.67 inches|
UGREEN 18W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger
Fast charging your Pixel 4a when you’re driving can be vital if you’re low on power and need your phone when you reach your destination. Or if you’re someone that uses navigation apps such as Google Maps often. This UGREEN car charger has a USB-C Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge 3.0 port.
The only downside to this car charger is that it has a 24W max output, meaning you can only fast charge a single device at a time, but you can standard charge two devices simultaneously. This car charger’s size is small and is barely noticeable once you plug the charger into a 12Volt outlet.
|UGREEN CD130 Power Delivery Car Charger Specs|
|USB-C Power Delivery Port||18W|
|USB-A Quick Charge Port||18W|
|Size||3.86 x 2.36 x 1.1 inches|