The Google Pixel 6 and 6 Pro got announced quite recently with 30W fast wired charging, in addition to 21W and 23W wireless charging, respectively. Well, a new report claims that the Pixel 6 series is charging slower than Google implied.
The Pixel 6 series charging is slower than you think
Android Authority tested this claim, and it seems like the Pixel 6 series peak charging isn’t 30W. Truth be said, Google never said that it is, the company did suggest you use its new 30W fast charger, though.
So, what’s going on here? Well, it seems like it will take you about two full hours to fully charge the Pixel 6 Pro from 0 to 100-percent. That definitely screams that charging is slower than 30W.
Now, you will be able to get from 0 to 50-percent in only 30 minutes, but the remaining 50-percent will take you a lot longer than that, an extra hour and 30 minutes, actually.
Google officially did say that you can get a 50-percent charge in 30 minutes with its 30W charger. That charger is sold separately, by the way, and it does support PD 3.0 PPS standard. The company never said how long will a full charge take, nor did it say that the device will charge at 30W at all times.
The charging caps out at 22W, while the average charging speed is only 13W
What’s interesting, though, is that the Pixel 6 and 6 Pro never utilize 30W. Android Authority tested the charging speed, and it seems like the two phones cap out at 22W. They don’t charge at 22W at all times either, their average charging speed over a full cycle is only 13W.
Does that sound disappointing? Well, nobody can blame you, as Google did kind of imply that we’ll get 30W fast charging with both devices. This is kind of disappointing.
The source even tested the charging speed with some other USB Power Deliver PPS plugs, just to confirm the findings. The Anker Nano II, Samsung 45W Travel Adapter, and the Elecjet X21 Pro were used. All of them confirmed that the maximum output is 22W.
So, essentially, no matter what charger you end up using, you won’t be able to utilize 30W fast charging here. You’ll get 22W at the most, and that wattage won’t be in effect the entire time, not even close.