The Google Pixel is a smartphone that has done well with competing against larger brands, such as Apple’s iPhones and Samsung’s Galaxy lineup. That said, it has come to pave its own path in a market where nearly all smartphones are nearly identical. The smartphone comes in at a lower price, and with the release of their Pixel A series, things only get better with the price to performance difference.
One of the best parts of the Google Pixel 5 being on par with top tier brand smartphones is that it’s 10W fast wireless charging compatible. 10W wireless charging speed only used to be possible with Samsung Qi-compatible charging smartphones, but now the Pixel 5 can charge at 10W with a wireless charger. In this guide, we’re going to covering the fast wireless chargers that are best to use with your Pixel 5, a phone that competes with the best brands on nearly every front.
Anker PowerWave 10W Wireless Charging Pad
The first wireless charger that we want to recommend comes from one of the best brands when it comes to charging electronics, Anker. This PowerWave wireless charging pad of theirs features a 10W charging speed for the Google Pixel 5, also, it can charge Samsung phones at 10W, Qi wireless charging iPhones can charge at 7.5W, and any other wireless charging smartphones are able to charge at 5W.
This charging pad is also able to charge wireless charging Bluetooth earbud cases.
Using the charger is simple, as you only have to plug the wireless charger into a Quick Charge wall charger to fully power it, and the charging pad comes with a Micro-USB cable. That said, you will need to provide your Quick Charge wall charger to receive the 10W charge rate to your Google Pixel 5.
This PowerWave charger has a rubber top to prevent your Pixel 5 from sliding around, and it also has a rubber grip to prevent the charger itself from moving around. There is also a blue LED power light that turns on during charging.
Specs of the Anker PowerWave 10W Fast Wireless Charger Pad:
Samsung Galaxy Smartphones / Pixel Phones: 10W
Other Qi-compatible Smartphones: 5W
5V/2.0A Input – 5W Output
5V/2.0A | 9V/2.0A Input – 10W Output
- LED Power Indicator: One Power Indicator
- Size: 3.9 x 3.9 x 0.4 inches
- Weight: 2.4 Ounces
YooTech 2-Pack Wireless Charging Stands
At this point, wireless chargers are very common and it’s one of the main reasons why we recommend this YooTech 2-Pack wireless charging stand pack. You do indeed get two wireless charging stands with this purchase, and the best part is that both of these chargers can offer 10W to your Google Pixel 5.
What’s even more impressive is that these charging stands also feature 7.5W for iPhones and can also charge any other smartphones at 5W. What we found to be a relief, is that these YooTech charging stands are powered via the USB-C port, and this is a great thing because the USB-C port is a lot more common, and it’s the same port that the Pixel 5 uses, so you’re able to use the same cable that you’d use to charge your Pixel, to also power this YooTech charger.
This charging stand pack also comes with two USB-C to USB-A cables that you can use to power the chargers. On the design usage side, each of the chargers has a green power light when you have a smartphone charging and there is also rubber padding where you place your phone down to prevent any scuffs.
Specs of the YooTech Wireless Charging Stand:
Samsung Smartphones: 10W
All other Qi-compatible Smartphones: 5W
- Input: 18W with Quick Charge wall charger
- LED Power Indicator: Green Charging Indicator
- Size: 3.56 x 3.56 x 4.33 inches
- Weight: 12.3 Ounces
Anker PowerWave 10W Wireless Charging Stand
Yet another wireless charger from Anker, this is their PowerWave 10W wireless charging stand. The charger has two charging coils, with one at the top and one at the bottom, this makes it possible for you to place your Google Pixel 5 either vertically or horizontally for those times you want to watch videos while wirelessly charging your phone.
This Anker PowerWave 10 stand is capable of charging your Pixel at 10W, as well as Samsung wireless charging smartphones. However, when it comes to charging other Qi-compatible wireless charging smartphones, this PowreWave will only charge them at 5W.
The charger has a great build, and it’s basically what you can expect from Anker, and it comes with a Micro-USB cable that you can use to power the wireless charger.
Specs of the Anker PowerWave 10W Fast Wireless Charging Stand:
Quick Charge Wall Charger: 10W for Samsung Qi-compatible Smartphones
Other Qi Compatible Smartphones: 5W
- Input: Quick Charge Wall Charger
- LED Power Indicator: Single Blue Power Indicator
- Size: 3.1 x 2.7 x 4.5 inches
- Weight: 3.8 Ounces
Aukey 10,000mAh 10W Wireless Charging Power Bank
This is a bit of an odd choice to add to this guide, but we thought, why not? This is an Aukey power bank that features wireless charging, so we think it counts. We think that this is one of the best ways to use wireless charging in the first place, as there are no cables to deal with if you’re using wireless charging.
This Aukey power bank has a charging pad at the top that is capable of 10W, so it can provide max wireless charging power to your Google Pixel 5 no matter where you are. With a 10,000mAh power capacity, this charger can also charge your Pixel to full power about two times. What makes this Aukey portable charger possibly the best one to get for your phone is that it features an 18W Power Delivery port that you can use to fast charge your Pixel 5 if you ever need faster charging.
All of this charging power, from the power capacity to the easy access wireless charging comes in a small form factor that can fit into your pocket.
|Quick Charge Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|USB-C PD Port||5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)|
|Samsung Phones Wireless Charging||10W|
|iPhone Wireless Charging||7.5W|
|Other Wireless Charging Smartphones||5W|
|USB-C Input||5V/3A | 9V/2A|
|Micro-USB Input||5V/2A | 9V/2A|
|LED Power Indicator||Four White Power Capacity Indicators | Orange Indicator for Wireless Charging|
|Size||5.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches|
Spigen SteadiBoost 10W Wireless Charging Pad
Going back to the basics, this Spigen 10W wireless charging pad is quite possibly the most simple yet effective charging pad that you can go with. The charger has a very small size just a 2.7-inch diameter, so it won’t be taking up any space on your desk. So you will have to make sure that you place your Pixel 5 is in the center of this charging pad to charge it.
There is a rubber top to prevent your smartphone from moving around, and the charger also has a USB-C input port to be powered from. The Spigen charger also comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable that you can use to power it, however, you will need to have your own Quick Charge wall charger to fully power the charger and use the 10W of wireless charging.
|Spigen SteadiBoost Fast Wireless Charging Pad Specs|
|Samsung Wireless Charging Speed||10W|
|iPhone Wireless Charging Speed||7.5W|
|Size||2.7 x 0.4 inches|
CHOETECH 5-Coil Dual Wireless Charger Pad
This CHOETECH 5 coil charging pad is the easier to use type of charging pad, and that’s because this one features 5 coils. Most charging pads on the market only use a single charging coil, just take a look at the other pads that we have in this guide.
With this CHOETECH charging pad featuring 5 coils, this means you’re able to place your phone and on top of the charger, and not just the center. This makes it easier to place your phone down and go about your day, rather than being sure you have it in the right spot. In addition to the easy charging, there is fast charging with this one featuring 10W fast charging for your Pixel 5, and 7.5W fast charging for iPhones.
Another benefit of getting this 5 coil charging pad is that it’s powered via a USB-C port, and a Quick Charge wall charger, as well as a USB-C to USB-A cable are included in the box. So you’re ready to use the charging pad right out of the box.
Specs of the CHOETECH 5-Coil Dual Wireless Charger:
Samsung Fast Wireless Charging: 10W
iPhone Fast Wireless Charging: 7.5W
Standard Wireless Charging: 5W
- Input: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Green Power Indicator
- Size: 6.7 x 3 x 0.5 inches
- Weight: 12 Ounces
RAVPower 15W MagSafe Wireless Charging pad
Something somewhat new is MagSafe, a wireless charging cable that attaches to the back of the iPhone 12, and can wirelessly charge the phone. Even though this new charging method is known to work for the iPhone 12, it’s also compatible with the Google Pixel 5.
This comes as a surprise, as MagSafe charging is compatible with all wireless charging smartphones, but the magnetic mechanism is the part that is not compatible with most smartphones. However, tests have shown that the MagSafe charger can hold onto the back of a Google Pixel 5 quite well, so you’re able to have the convenience of MagSafe charging with your Pixel 5.
That’s what this RAVPower 15W MagSafe wireless charging pad can offer. Of course, this one comes from a third-party brand, but a very reputable one at that. Also, with the purchase of this RAVPower charger, you get an included 20W mini Power Delivery wall charger that is used to power the MagSafe charger, something that is missing when you purchase MagSafe directly from Apple. Also, you get a lower cost for this charger bundle.
|RAVPower 15W Fast Wireless Charging MagSafe Charger Pad Specs|
|Wireless Charging Output||15W|
|PD Wall Charger Output||5V /3A | 9V/2.22A | 12V/1.5A|
|Size||2.44 x 0.24 x 2.44 inches|