Best Portable Chargers for Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 4 XL/4, 3a, 3a XL, Pixel 2 XL/2, & Pixel, Pixel XL

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Google Pixels offer the best stock Android experience with premium hardware and cameras. All five generations of Pixel phones support USB-C PD fast-charging (18-watt maximum) and the fastest charging and best portable chargers for Google Pixel phones are USB-C PD power banks with minimum 18-watt PD output.

Another good reason for buying USB-C PD portable chargers for Google Pixel phones is that as all Pixels come with 18-watt USB-C PD wall chargers, you can fully charge the PD power banks quickly using your Pixel PD wall chargers in just about 3-4 hours. This is about half the time compared to charging the conventional 2-amp portable chargers.

Here are our top picks as best portable chargers for the latest Google Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a as well as older 4 XL, Pixel 4 and Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Pixel, Pixel XL, and the Pixel 3a XL, 3a selected on the basis of criteria including power output quality, features, build quality, charging speed, weight, customer service history, warranty and reliability.

Best Portable Charger for Google Pixel 5, 4 XL/4/4a, Pixel 3 XL/3, Pixel 2 XL/2 & Pixel, Pixel XL 

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is our top pick for all Pixels due to its excellent overall build quality and charging performance. PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will fast charge all Pixels including the Pixel 5, 4a, 4 XL and Pixel 4 at their fastest charging speed of 18-watt or zero to 50% in 30 minutes. The second 12-watt port (regular USB) will charge most Android phones, including Pixels, as well as all latest iPhones including iPhone 12, 11, XR at about zero to 60% in 60 minutes.

Its 10000mAh capacity gives two full-charges for most regular Pixels and two charges from 20% to 100% for the XL versions that come with the larger 3700-4000mah batteries.

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD has a grippy long and narrow design with just 6.8 oz (200 grams) weight that makes it very handy and pocketable. The portable charger is very sturdily built and is backed by Anker’s excellent 18-month warranty and customer service.

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PowerCore Slim 10000 PD fast-charges all Pixels including 5, 4a, 4 XL/4, all iPhones and latest Samsung/LG phones

Besides charging Pixels, PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will also fast-charge Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro/Max, SE2, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 and 8 Plus (zero to 50% in 30 mins).

The PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  itself gets charged in just under 4 hours with any Pixel charger and being a USB-C portable charger, you can plug-in your Pixel charger’s USB-C cable directly in it for charging. The power bank comes with a USB-C /USB-C cable which is essential for PD charging.

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is easily one of the best built quality 10000 mah PD portable chargers in the market and is our top picks for Pixels, as well as latest iPhones and Samsung S/Note/A series phones.

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Pros

  • 18-watt USB-C PD output charges all Pixels at fastest possible speed – zero to 50 in about 30-35 mins
  • Gets charged with any Pixel 4 XL/4, 4a, Pixel 5, Pixel 3 XL/3/2 XL/2/Pixel/XL/3a/3a XL wall charger in about 3.5 hours
  • Two charging ports – a PD port and a regular USB Port
  • Fast charges all latest iPhones (iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS, XR, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) from zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • Fast charges latest Samsung phones (S21, S20, S20+, A72/A71/70/A52/51/50, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, Note 10/9/8, S8, S8+) zero to 50% in 30-40 minutes
  • Robust build quality
  • Supports low-power charging mode for devices such as Bluetooth headsets, wireless earbuds etc.
  • Low weight at 6.8 oz/200 grams.
  • Comes with a high quality USB-C to USB-C cable. So you need not buy any extra cable, or take out your Pixel AC adapter’s USB-C/USB-C cable, to fast-charge your Pixel.

Cons

  • None really 

Best Power Bank for all Google Pixels (Runner-Up)

ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD

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ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD fast charges all Pixels and all new iPhones at maximum possible speed

ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD from Xiaomi, the maker of Mi phones, is our next pick for Google Pixels. ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD is generally available at more reasonable price compared to Anker 10000 Powercore PD and delivers same 18-watt charging over USB-C PD port and charges Pixel 5, Pixel 4 XL/4, Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 2/XL, Pixel/Pixel XL at fastest possible speeds. The power bank also charges Pixel  phones at their fastest supported speed of zero to 50% in 30 mins.

ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD also has  same charging capacity – It will fully charge Pixel 5, Pixel 4 XL/4, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL about two times, Pixel 3 about 2.2 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 2.5 times.

The powerbank gets fully charged using Pixel wall chargers or any other USB-C PD wall charger such as Macbook chargers in about 3.5 hours.

ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD has a USB-C charging port that can be used for both charging the phones and for charging the power bank. The other charging port is a regular USB port. An extra feature of ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD is that it offers 18-watt Quickcharge 3.0 charging from the regular USB port – handy if you have a Quickcharge phone such as Mi phones.

The portable charger weighs around 6.8 oz (195 grams) and is half-inch thick with a premium fabric finish on one side.

Just like PowerCore 10000 PD, ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD will also fast-charge Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 and 8+ (zero to 50% in 30 mins).

ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD offers better value for money than Anker PowerCore 10000 PD and is an excellent alternative to Anker’s portable charger, especially as it matches it feature to feature. It even boasts two extra features – It can be used as a USB hub and has an additional micro-USB port for charging the power bank.

ZMI Powerpack 10000 PD Pros

  • Excellent value for money- a very reasonably priced good USB-C PD power bank with fabric-finish and USB-C/USB-C cable.
  • Charges all Pixels (all four generations) at fastest possible speed – zero to 50% in about 30-35 mins
  • Unbeatable price, especially with included USB-C/USB-C cables and premium slim design and fabric finish
  • Gets charged with any Pixel wall charger in about 3.5 hours
  • Fast charges latest iPhones (iPhone 12 series, 11, 11 Pro/Max, XS, XR, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes.
  • Fast charges latest Samsungs (S21, S20, A72/71/70/52/51/50, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, Note 9/8, S8) zero to 50% in 30 mins
  • Full support for QuickCharge 3.0 for fast charging Android Phones that support Quickcharge 3.0 (LG G8/G7, Mi 9/8 etc.)
  • Supports low-power charging mode for devices such as Bluetooth headsets
  • Comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Cons

  • None

Best Value for Money Portable Charger for Google Pixel 5, 4a, and all older Pixels  

Xiaomi Mi 10000 PD

RAVPower 10000 PD is RAVPower’s latest PD portable charger in 10000 mah capacity. Mi 10000 PD delivers 18-watt charging over USB-C PD port and can hence charge  all the Pixels at their maximum possible fastest speeds. The power bank charges all Pixel phones at approximate speed of zero to 50% in 30-35 mins.

Mi 10000 PD will fully charge Pixel 5, 4a, 4 XL, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel XL about two times, Pixel 4/Pixel 3 about 2.2 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 2.5 times.

Mi 10000 portable charger
Mi 10000 PD fast-charges all Pixels from 0 to 50% in 30 mins

You can fully recharge the Mi 10000 PD using any of the Pixel wall chargers in about 3.5 hours. You can also use a dual PD charger such as Anker Powerport III Duo dual-PD charger to fast-charge both your Pixel and the RAVPower 10000 PD simultaneously from same wall charger at fastest possible speeds.

This portable charger is about .9 inches thick making it handy and somewhat pocketable. It has two charging ports – one USB-C PD port and a regular USB port. The second USB port can output 12-watt max and will charge most Android phones and iPhones at 10/12 watt speed (twice the speed of stock Apple iPhone charger).

A unique feature of Mi 10000 PD is that it has maximum output of 29-watt and can fast-charge two phones at a time from both its ports (18-watt USB-PD + 11-watt USB).

Mi 10000 PD Pros

  • 18-watt USB-C PD output charges all Pixels at fastest possible speed – zero to 50 in about 30-35 mins
  • 22.5 max output makes it future-ready for higher charging future Pixels
  • Gets charged with any Pixel 5, Pixel 4 XL/4, Pixel 3 XL/3/2 XL/2/Pixel/XL/3a/3a XL wall charger in about 3.5 hours
  • Three charging ports! – a USB-C PD port and two 12-watt capable USB Ports
  • Fast charges all latest iPhones (iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS, XR, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) from zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • Fast charges latest Samsung phones (S10, S10+, S9, S9+, Note 10/9/8, S8, S8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • Great build quality from Xiaomi – one of the world’s largest phone makers
  • Support for low-power mode for devices such as Bluetooth headsets
  • Even has a micro-USB port for charging the power bank
  • Low weight @ 7 oz/200grams, lighter than any other quality PD charger in the market (Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD also weighs a close 6.8 oz/198 grams)

Cons

  • No USB-C/USB-C cable included

Best High-Capacity USB-C PD Portable Charger for Google Pixel 5, 4a, Pixel 4 XL/4, & Other Pixels (4 charges)

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD 

Best USB-C PD power bank for iPad Pro 12.9
PowerCore Essential 20000 PD fast-charges all Pixels,  as well as latest iPhones/iPad Pros

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD is one of the lightest and most compact 20000 mah power banks in the  market and is our top pick for Google Pixel phones in 20000 mah range (4-5 full charges). PowerCore Speed 20000 PD has maximum 24-watt output over USB-C PD and hence can deliver 18-watt charging, the maximum supported by Pixel 3/XL and Pixel 2/XL.

PowerCore Speed 20000 PD will fully charge Pixel 5, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3 XL, and Pixel 2 XL four times, Pixel 3 about 4.5 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 5 times. It will also charge Macbooks at 24-watt speed.

You can fully recharge the PowerCore Essential 20000 PD using Pixel wall chargers in about 4 hours with the bundled wall charger and in about 6 hours with any Pixel PD wall charger.

This portable charger has two charging ports – one USB-C PD port and a regular USB port. The second port (USB) will charge most Android phones including Pixels at about zero to 50% in 50 minutes.

PowerCore Essential 20000 PD has a long and narrow design with just 13.5 oz weight that makes it quite portable. It is easily one of the best built 20000 mah portable chargers available and comes with Anker’s 18-month warranty and stellar customer service.

Like all USB-C PD powerbanks, PowerCore Essential 20000 PD also fast-charges Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro/Max, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 and 8+ that support 18-watt USB-PD fast charging (0 to 50% in 30 mins).

PowerCore Essential 20000 PD Pros

  • Charges all Pixels – Pixels 5, 4 XL/4, 3/3 XL/2/2 XL/Pixel/Pixel XL – at fastest possible speed – zero to 50% in 30-35 mins
  • Gets charged with bundled charger in 4 hours and any Pixel wall charger in about 6 hours.
  • Fast charges latest iPhones (iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS, XR, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes.
  • Fast charges latest Samsung smartphones (S20, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, Note 9/8, S8) from zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • Two charging ports
  • Sleek and long design
  • Lightest and most compact quality 20000 mah PD power bank available
  • Second port has 12-watt charging speed – excellent for a second phone
  • Excellent build quality and finish

Cons

  • None. Most negative reviewers complain that this power bank requires a special PD charger to charge it quickly. Pixel owners do not face this problem as all pixels come with an 18-watt PD charger that recharges this power bank in just about 6 hours

Best High-Capacity 20000mah Power bank for Google Pixel 5, 4a & Other Pixels (4 charges)

AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD

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Aukey 20000 PD  offers excellent value for money and gets charged in 6 hours with Pixel chargers

AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD is one of most reasonably priced high capacity portable chargers in the market and perfectly suits all Pixels and charges at their maximum supported 18-watt speed, which translates to about zero to 50% in 30 mins.

AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD will fully charge Pixel 5, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL about four times, Pixel 3/4 about 4.5 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 5 times.

The portable charger itself can be fully charged using Pixel wall chargers in about 6 hours.  Just like its smaller cousin, AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD can also be charged with wither USB-C port or via or micro-USB used by old Android phones.

AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD has a sturdy narrow and long design with 13.5 oz weight. It will also fast-charge Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 and 8+ (0 to 50% in 30 mins).

AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD Pros

  • Charges Pixel 5, 4 XL/4, Pixels 3/3 XL/2/2 XL/Pixel/Pixel XL at fastest possible 18 watt speed – zero to 50% in 30 mins
  • Full support for QuickCharge 3.0 lets you charge old Android Phones with Quickcharge 3.0
  • Gets charged with any Pixel, Pixel 4/3/2 wall charger or any USB-C PD charger in about 6 hours
  • Fast charges latest iPhones (iPhone 12, 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes.
  • Lightning input for seamless charging with Apple iPhone and iPad chargers
  • Fast charges latest Samsung phones (S20, S10, S10+, S9, S9+, Note 9/8, S8) zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • Excellent value for money
  • Can be charged with micro-USB port cable
  • Can be charged with Apple Lightning cable chargers used to charge iPhones and iPads
  • Supports low-power trickle charging mode (<60mA)  for low-power devices such as Bluetooth headsets etc.

 Cons

  • No USB-C/USB-C cable but one can’t complain at this price!

6 thoughts on “Best Portable Chargers for Google Pixel 5, Pixel 4a, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 4 XL/4, 3a, 3a XL, Pixel 2 XL/2, & Pixel, Pixel XL

  1. I am hoping you can clear up some confusion I have about the Pixel 1 5″. According to what I read it appears Google confirmed that the 5″ OG Pixel maxes out at 15w every though the included wall charger is rated for 18w.

    https://9to5google.com/2016/11/01/google-pixel-charging-speeds/

    I guess I am confused because I see lots of non PD power banks that support 15w output from USB-C port. So would that charge the OG Pixel 5″ just as fast as the wall charger? If not then how much slower and why exactly?

    Thanks!!

    1. Hi Jonathan,
      While the circa 15-watt limit for original Pixel usually holds (not always – it can go to almost 15.5 watts also), besides wattage, charging voltage also comes into play to determine charging speed. Non-PD 15-watt USB-C power banks are not the best charging solution for original Pixel as –
      – Such non-PD power banks are hit and miss as they can not negotiate charging power with the Pixel over USB-C PD. You may get anything from 1 amp to 3 amp @ around 5 volts depending on the chipset of the power bank (even of the same brand), and you may or may not get close to 15-watt initial charging power. Some do indeed deliver close to 15-watt but some even fall back to around 1 amp charging despite the 3 amp theoretical limit. With both powerbank and the Pixel supporting PD, this ambiguity is removed.
      – Even after a successful power negotiation at around 15-watts, another factor comes into play. Such USB-C power banks can supply a maximum of 5 volts @ 3 amps and cannot supply 9 volts. Pixel can perfectly handle 9 volts and while charging from very low battery charging states, can usually negotiate an initial ~9 volts @ around 1.7 amp with 18-watt PD chargers (or 18-watt PD power banks). While the difference in charging speed is of the order of minutes, it is still there.

      A good reasonably priced 15-watt USB-C power bank for Pixel 2/3 is RAVPower 10000 USB-C .

      Thanks!

      1. Awesome thank you for the detailed reply that helps clear things up a lot!

        I definitely think I will go with a power bank that offers PD. I know the Anker 10000 PD and 20000 PD are highly recommended and with amazon discount codes I found they are tempting but I am thinking I might be better off with two regular USB ports as well as a USB-C PD port (3 total).

        Which PD power bank do you recommend that has 3 ports total? Besides the Anker 26800 PD (that’s a little more than I want to spend)

        I keep seeing this brand on Amazon and while the reviews are good I haven’t ever seen them mentioned on this site or any other site

        https://www.amazon.com/Charmast-Delivery-26800mAh-Portable-Compatible/dp/B07P96JN11/ref=sr_1_3?crid=99ZMNDKCN91Q&keywords=charmast+power+bank&qid=1558790658&s=wireless&sprefix=charm%2Cmobile%2C125&sr=1-3

        1. If you require 3 ports (one USB-C + 2 regular USB), then ZMI 20000 45-watt PD/Hub is a good alternative. We will NOT recommend the powerbank that you linked, despite its sky-high ratings, because of quality/reliability concerns. Another good 2-port PD powerbank is RAVPower 26800 PD but it is currently (May 25) out of stock in some countries.

          Thanks!

          1. Yes, the not-satisfactory build quality is the reason we do not recommend this particular model as it feels tacky in hand. Also consider the Zendure A3PD 10000. Make sure to explore the pricing offered by other sellers (Amazon itself also sells it as a seller) for better price options.

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