Best Power Banks for Google Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL

It seems like Google is now everywhere nowadays and even though that may sound like a concerning thing, the company is highly professional with nearly everything that they do and in this case, we’re talking about Google’s very own smartphone. The Google Pixel. The first Google Pixel was a bit of a surprise for the market, and even though it wasn’t as well known as the iPhone or Samsung Galaxy phones, the Pixel still left a strong impression on lots of users that did get it. The result of some people purchasing the phone made the word get out that the Google Pixel was a great phone with an awesome Android experience and one of the best cameras on the market.

Now, Google has released the successor, the Google Pixel 2 to show that they can go even further and that has indeed happened. As the Pixel 2 basically improves on the everything that the first Pixel did pretty well with. With that said, with their latest smartphone being basically more powerful, this also means that you’re most likely going to burn through the power capacity of the Google Pixel 2 rather quickly and that is why we’ve chosen the best power banks for the Google Pixel 2 so you can use it constantly while you’re on-the-go. One of the main reasons that you’re going to want to always have a power bank handy when you’re using the Pixel 2 is because of its top-tier camera that takes some of the best photos available on a smartphone.

Also, just something to know is that the USB-C port on Google Pixel 2 can basically take 27W of power but the battery and the circuitry within the smartphone are only able to recharge at 18W. That’s why most of the portable chargers within this guide use 15W to 18W of power and we may have added a few power banks that use Power Delivery but those chargers are not necessary at all to charge the Google Pixel 2 at its max charging speed.

Tronsmart Presto 10,400mAh Power Bank

One of the main parts to consider when it does come to choosing a power bank for the Google Pixel 2 is to know the power capacity. The power capacity of the Google Pixel 2 is 2,700mAh and the large version, the Google Pixel 2 XL has a capacity of 3,520mAh. So you’re going to need a power bank that has enough power capacity to charge the Pixel to full power at least once, or even better, two times.

That’s what this Tronsmart Presto power bank is able to do, It has a 10,400mAh power capacity and so that’s enough power to charge your Google Pixel 2 to its full power about two times. The charging experience that you’re able to get from this portable charger is also one of the best for its form factor and capacity too.

Two Very Powerful Outputs with a Minimalistic Power Bank

It has two output ports. With one of the outputs being USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 that’s able to charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones at their max charging speed. Unfortunately, the Google Pixel is not compatible with Quick Charge and therefore the USB-A port on this power bank will output 5V/2.4A to those standard devices. However, the second output on this Tronsmart charger is what you’re going to want to use to charge your Google Pixel 2 as it’s a USB-C port.

The Type-C port on this charger has an output of 5V/3.0A and that’s basically 15W of power. It’s enough power to charge the Goole Pixel 2 near its max charging speed. You must use a USB-C to USB-C to charging cable to charge your Google Pixel 2 with this port and we found that since there’s quite a powerful USB-A output port if you don’t have a USB-C to USB-C cable then you can opt for using the Quick Charge port on this power bank. Or you can always charge your Pixel 2 with the USB-C port and have another device charging at the same time with the other port.

Read Review for Tronsmart Presto 10,400mAh Power Bank

Specs of the Tronsmart Presto 10,400mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity:                 Advertised Capacity: 10,400mAh        Real Capacity: 8,400mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5-6.5V/3.0A | 6.5V-9V/2A | 9V-12V/1.5A

USB-C Charging Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/3.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Indicators
  • Size: 6.5 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Comes with 30cm USB-C to USB-A cable

EasyAcc MegaCharge 16,750mAh Power Bank

The EasyAcc MegaCharge power bank is quite an interesting portable charger from an interesting company.

First of all, the power capacity of this MegaCharge portable charger is 16,750mAh. That’s enough power capacity to charge a Google Pixel 2 and a Pixel 2 XL to full power at least four times. So it definitely has the power that can last you quite a while before you have to go ahead and recharge it.

That said, the most notable part of this charger is the charging aspect of it. There are two USB-A ports on this EasyAcc power bank. One of the ports uses Quick Charge 3.0 to charge Quick Charge compatible devices at their max power. If the Quick Charge port isn’t charging a Quick Charge device it automatically defaults to outputting a charging speed of 5V/3.0A and that’s a very good part of this power bank. The other USB-A port does not feature Quick Charge but it can also output 5V/3.0A which is 15W of power and can, therefore, charge a Pixel 2 near its max charging speed.

The reason that we find the output speed of these ports so good is because for the most part, power banks with standard ports usually have an output charging speed of 5V/2.4A but this one pushes the envelope.

Has a Very Fast Recharge Rate with a 5 Amp Speed

Then there’s the recharging of this power bank and that’s the other reason why we recommend this EasyAcc charger. There are two input ports for recharging and you can use them at the same time to recharge this 16,750mAh power bank to full power within just 3.5 hours. There’s a USB-C input port that has a recharge speed of 3 Amps and the Micro-USB input has a recharge speed of 2 Amps. That results in a full recharge power of 5 Amps.

Read Review for EasyAcc MegaCharge 16,750mAh Power Bank

Specs of the EasyAcc MegaCharge 16,750mAh USB-C Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 16,750mAh            Real Capacity: 12,400mAh
  • Output:  

Smart Charge USB Port: 5V/3.0A

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A – 5-6V / 3A, 6-9V / 2A, 9-12V / 1.5A

Max Output: 5V/6.0A

  • Input:

Type-C Input Port: 5V/3.0A

Micro-USB Input Port: 5V/2.0A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.3 x 3 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 10.9 Ounces

Aukey 5,000mAh USB-C Power Bank

There are very few low capacity mini power banks that use USB-C as most companies find that it simply isn’t worth implementing the charging tech on lower capacity power banks. That said, Aukey has done just that and that’s why we just had to add their 5,000mAh mini power bank which uses a single USB-C port in this guide.

Very Few Like It

So yes, there’s just a single USB-C port on this power bank and therefore you’re going to need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to actually use it to charge your Pixel 2. The output charging speed on this mini power bank is on par with many of the other USB-C charging speeds on this guide and that would be 5V/3.0A (15W) which comes close to charging your Google Pixel 2 at max speed.

For recharging this power bank though, you’re going to need a USB-C to USB-A cable and that’s one of the slight setbacks as your going to need another cable to recharge it. The power capacity of this power bank is on the low side at 5,000mAh, but that’s what makes this charger small in the first place.

Speaking of the size of this charger, it only has a length of 4.4 inches and a thickness of 1.1 inches. As a result, it can easily fit in your pocket or your hand while you charge your Pixel 2 and use it at the same time.

Read Review for Aukey 5,000mAh Power Bank

Specs of the AUKEY 5,000mAh USB-C Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 5,000mAh            Real Capacity: 4,000mAh
  • Output:  5V/3.0A
  • Input:      5V/2.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.5 Ounces

Jackery Titan S 20100 Power Bank with Quick Charge 2.0 and USB-C

The best part about high capacity power banks isn’t just their massive amounts of power, but it’s what comes with the power that matters even more. This Jackery Titan S has a 20,100mAh power capacity that’s able to charge your Google Pixel 2 to full power about 4.5 times. So there’s no shortage of power when you’re away from a stable source of power.

Then there are the charging options that come with the high power capacity and that would be the three output ports. There are two USB-A ports with one of the ports using a Quick Charge and the other USB-A port has an output speed of 5V/3.0A. The third output with this power bank is its USB-C port that also has an output of 5V/3.0A.

Two of the Best Options for your Pixel 2

Jackery states that the Quick Charge port on this power bank is able to output 18W of power but that’s only going to be the case for Quick Charge compatible devices for getting that kind of charging power. As a result, it’s going to be best to charge your Pixel 2 with either the standard 3 Amp USB-A port or the USB-C port that also has the same charging speed. With all that said, the main reason to get this power bank is that of its versatility and power.

The Quick Charge port can charge Quick Charge compatible devices at max power and the standard USB-A port and the USB-C port are quite powerful too. Also, since the USB-C port is used as the input for recharging, you can basically go from charging your Google Pixel 2 to recharging the power bank with the same cable if you’re using the standard USB-A Port.

Recharging for this Jackery Titan S power bank is quite good as it has a 5V/3.0A recharging speed, so you should use a Quick Charge USB wall charger to recharge this power bank at its max speed.

Specs of the Jackery Titan S 20,100mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity: 20,100mAh
  • Output:

Smart Fit Port: 5V/3.0A

Quick Charge 2.0 Port: 18W

USB-C Port 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/3.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.9 x 0.8 x 3.2 inches
  • Weight: 15.4 ounces

Anker PowerCore 13000 C

This power bank is from one of the best companies that make charging electronics, they’re called Anker. Anker has been acclaimed to sell some of the best charging accessories on the market and it’s been proven with tons of reviews and their products use some of the latest technology available in this space.

This PowerCore 13000 C portable charger of theirs is basically a step forward into the USB-C charging arena, as USB-C is becoming more of the standard. There are two USB-A ports on this 13,000mAh power bank and each of them is capable of outputting 5V/3.0A which will come very close to charging your Pixel 2 at its max speed. The capacity of this power bank is also quite good as it can provide about 3 full charges for your Google Pixel 2 if you’re charging it alone.

Only a USB-C Input Port

Recharging is done through USB-C input port and in this case, the USB-C port on this power bank is only used for recharging purposes and not used as an output. This is actually a good thing as you can use the same cable that you charge your Pixel 2 with to recharge this power bank.

Specs of the Anker PowerCore 13000 C:

  • Capacity:    13,000mAh
  • Output:

USB Ports: 5V/3.0A

  • Input:

Type-C Input: 5V/2.0A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.8 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 8.5 Ounces

RAVPower 20100 Quick Charge 3.0 Portable Charger

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Another 20100 power bank that we felt was necessary to place within this guide is RAVPower’s 20,100mAh power capacity portable charger. So it definitely has a lot of power to charge your Google Pixel quite a few times to its full power. What’s even better is the charging power that you’re able to get from it.

Quite a few Options for Charging

It has three output ports. Two of the output ports are USB-A ports; there’s a Quick Charge 3.0 port and then there’s a standard port that has an output of 5V/2.4A for standard devices. That said, the Quick Charge 3.0 port on this power bank can still be used with Non-Quick Charge devices and it’ll output 5V/2.4A too. The third output on this charger and the output that you’re going to want to use with your Pixel is the USB-C port which has an output of 5V/3.0A.

It’s Best to use the Quick Charge Micro-USB Input Port

There are two input ports on this power bank, with one being a Micro-USB input which uses Quick Charge and the other one is the USB-C port that has a recharge speed of 5V/3.0A. In this case, you can only use a single input port at a time and you’re going to want to use the Micro-USB input port for the fastest recharge rate because if you use a Quick Charge USB wall charger with it, then that will result in a full recharge time of just 5 hours.

Read Review for RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

Specs of the RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,100mAh            Real Capacity: 17,100mAh
  • Output:  iSmart Port: 5V/2.4AQuick Charge port: 5V/2.4A, 6.5V-9V/1.5A, and 9V-12V/1.2A

USB-C: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input      5V/3.0A Via USB-C Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 13 Ounces

Jackery Titan X 20,800mAh Power Delivery Power Bank

The last two power banks that we want to recommend use Power Delivery and with that said, we want to disclose that these last two power banks are quite a lot more expensive than the other chargers within this guide. That’s mostly because Power Delivery is a very powerful charging technology and therefore more expensive to implement when it comes to portable chargers.

This Jackery Titan X power bank is one of Jackery’s newest portable chargers on the market and it has only two very powerful output ports. There’s a single Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A port that can charge compatible devices at their max speed and then there’s the USB-C port that has Power Delivery Capabilities. The Power Delivery on this power bank is able to output 45W and that’s more than enough to charge your Pixel 2 at its max power.

The main reason to get this power bank is not only for charging your Google Pixel 2 but also for charging a larger USB-C compatible device such as newer MacBook models that now use USB-C, Chromebooks that use USB-C and also something like the Nintendo Switch. As the power output of the USB-C is quite good and can charge those larger and more powerful devices at a faster rate.

Use Power Delivery to Recharge it and it Comes with a PD Wall Charger

Another great part of this Jackery Titan X power bank is its recharging, as this power bank can recharge through the same USB-C Power Delivery port. The best part is that this power bank comes with a Power Delivery USB-C wall charger and therefore you can use that to recharge it and that can result in a full recharge in just three hours. Three hours of recharge time resulting 20,800mAh of power capacity is a lot of power that can be used to charge smartphones multiple times or larger devices to their full power too.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD

The final power bank that we have to recommend is from Anker and it’s their PowerCore+ 26800 portable charger. There’s a lot of power capacity to be used and you can very well use this charger for a few days or up to a week of constant use depending on how you’re using it and it won’t need a recharge. That said, when it does come time to recharge this power bank, the USB-C port uses Power Delivery and the PowerCore+ comes with a Power Delivery wall charger and therefore you’re able to recharge the power bank to its full power within just 3 hours.

As for the output charging, there are a total of three output ports. There are two USB-A ports that each have a charging speed of 5V/3.0A. The USB-C port on this power bank has an output speed of 30W and can charge your Google Pixel 2 at its max charging speed.

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD with 27W Portable Charger:

  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
  • Output:

Both USB Ports: 5V/3.0A

Type-C: 30W

  • Input: 27W
  • LED Power Indicators: 10 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.8 x 1.7 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 pounds

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