Best Portable Chargers for Google Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 & Pixel, Pixel XL

Google Pixel phones are known for offering the best stock Android experience with premium hardware and cameras. All three generations of Pixel phones come with USB-C PD support (18-watt max) and therefore the fastest charging and best portable chargers for Google Pixel phones are USB-C PD power banks with 18-watt or more output.

Another good reason for buying USB-C PD portable chargers for Google Pixel phones is that as all Pixel phones come with 18-watt USB-C PD wall chargers, and you can fully charge the PD power banks quickly using Pixels’ PD wall chargers in 3-6 hours.

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

Best Light Portable Charger for Google Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 & Pixel, Pixel XL (Overall)

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD 

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Anker PowerCore 10000 PD is Anker’s smallest and lightest power bank with two ports

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD was launched in February 2019 and it is Anker’s first PD portable charger in 10000 mah capacity. PowerCore 10000 PD delivers 18-watt charging over USB-C PD port and can hence charge Pixel 3 XL/3, Pixel 2 XL/2, and Pixel/XL at their maximum possible fastest speeds. The power bank charges all Pixel phones at approximate speed of zero to 50% in 30-35 mins.

PowerCore 10000 PD will fully charge Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel XL two times, Pixel 3 about 2.2 times and Pixel 2, Pixel about 2.5 times. A great thing is that PowerCore 10000 PD comes with a high quality USB-C to USB-C cable, which you will require to charge the Pixel via the USB-C port of the powerbank

You can fully recharge the PowerCore 10000 PD using Pixel wall chargers in about 3.5 hours.

The portable charger has two charging ports – one USB-C port and a regular USB port. The second USB port can output 10-watt max and both ports can be used simultaneously to charge two phones at max speeds- one from USB-C @ 18-watt and one from USB port @ 10 watt. The second port (USB) will charge most Android phones, including Pixels, at about zero to 50% in 50 minutes.

PowerCore 10000 PD has a grippy long and narrow design with just 6.8 oz 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.

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

Overall, Anker PowerCore 10000 PD is easily one of the best build quality 10000 mah PD portable charger in the market and our top pick.

Anker PowerCore 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 3 XL/3/2 XL/2/Pixel/XL wall charger in about 3.5 hours
  • Two charging ports
  • Second port has 10-watt charging speed
  • Fast charges all latest iPhones (iPhone XS, XR, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • Fast charges latest Samsung phones (S10, S10+, S9, S9+, Note 9/8, S8, S8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • 28-watt max output enables fast charging for two phones
  • Robust build quality
  • Supports low-power mode for devices such as Bluetooth headsets
  • Anker PowerCore 10000 PD is lighter in weight (6.8 oz/198 grams) than any other quality PD charger in the market
  • 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.

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Cons

  • 1-inch thick. A slim and wider phone type design would have been better.

Best Light Power Bank for Google Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 & Pixel, Pixel XL (Runner-Up)

Aukey 10000 PD 

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Aukey 10000 PD will fast charge all Pixels and all new iPhones at maximum possible speed

Aukey 10000 PD is our next pick for Google Pixel Phones. Aukey 10000 PD portable charger is available at much more reasonable price compared to Anker 10000 Powercore PD and delivers same 18-watt charging over USB-C PD port and charges Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 2/XL, Pixel/Pixel XL at fastest possible speeds. The powerbank charges Pixel  phones at approximate speed of zero to 50% in 30 mins.

Aukey 10000 PD Powerbank  also has  same charging capacity – It will fully charge Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL 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. A great feature of Aukey 10000 PD Powerbank  is that it offers three ways to recharge the powerbank – USB-C, Apple Lightning used by iPhones, and micro-USB used by old Android phones.

Aukey 10000 PD has one USB-C charging port that can be used for both charging phones and for charging the powerbank.

The portable charger weighs around 8.29 oz and comes in a 1-inch thick design.

Just like PowerCore 10000 PD, Aukey 10000 PD will also fast-charge Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone XS Max, XS, Xr, X, 8 and 8+ (0 to 50% in 30 mins).

Aukey 10000 PD offers slightly better value for money than Anker 10000 PD and is an excellent alternative to Anker’s portable charger.

Aukey 10000 PD  Pros

  • Excellent value for money- a very reasonably priced good USB-C PD power bank
  • Charges all Pixels (all three generations) at fastest possible speed – zero to 50% in about 30-35 mins
  • Gets charged with any Pixel wall charger in about 3.5 hours
  • Fast charges latest iPhones (iPhone XS, XR, 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 Samsungs (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.)
  • Can be charged with micro-USB port as well
  • Can also be charged with Apple Lightning cable
  • Supports low-power charging mode for devices such as Bluetooth headsets

Aukey 10000 PD  Cons

  • 8.29 oz weight is higher than about 7 oz of  PowerCore 10000 PD
  • Comes with a USB-A to USB-C cable. A USB-C to USB-C cable would have been better.

Best USB-C PD Portable Charger for Google Pixel 3 XL/3, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 & Pixel, Pixel XL with bundled wall charger

Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD 

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PowerCore Speed 20000 PD is a sleek, light fast-charging power bank that fast charges all Pixels

PowerCore Speed 20000 PD is one of the lightest and most compact 20000 mah powerbanks 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 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, and Pixel XL 4 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 Speed 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 Speed 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 Speed 20000 PD also fast-charges Apple’s latest iPhones – iPhone XS Max, XS, Xr, X, 8 and 8+ that supprt 18-watt USB-PD fast charging (0 to 50% in 30 mins).

PowerCore Speed 20000 PD Pros

  • Charges all Pixels – Pixels 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 XS, XR, XS Max, X, 8, 8+) zero to 50% in 30 minutes.
  • Fast charges latest Samsung smartphones (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

  • No option to buy without wall charger. Pixel owners already have the Pixel 18-watt PD charger and may not always need another PD charger just for the powerbank. Though the included 30-watt PD charger does recharge the power bank in an incredible 4 hours

Best Medium Capacity Power bank for Google Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 3, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2 & Pixel, Pixel XL

Aukey 20000 USB-C PD 

Best USB-C PD powerbanks for Google Pixel 3XL
Aukey 20000 PD  offers excellent value for money and gets charged in 6 hours with Pixel chargers

Aukey 20000 USB-C PD is one of most reasonably priced high capacity portable chargers in the market and perfectly suits Pixel 3/XL, Pixel 2/XL and Pixel/XL phones and charges Pixels at their maximum supported 18-watt speed, which translates to about zero to 50% in 30 mins.

Aukey 20000 USB-C PD will fully charge Pixel 3 XL, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel XL four times, Pixel 3 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, Aukey 20000 USB-C PD can also be charged with any of the three methods – USB-C, Apple Lightning used by iPhones, or micro-USB used by old Android phones.

Aukey 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 XS Max, XS, Xr, X, 8 and 8+ (0 to 50% in 30 mins).

Aukey 20000 USB-C PD Pros

  • Charges Pixels 3/3 XL/2/2 XL/Pixel/Pixel XL at fastest possible 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 3/2 wall charger or any USB-C PD charger in about 6 hours
  • Fast charges latest iPhones (iPhone XS, XR, 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 (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 7 chargers used to charge iPhones and iPads
  • Supports low-power trickle charging mode (<60mA)  for low-power devices such as Bluetooth headsets etc.

Aukey 20000 USB-C PD Cons

  • None

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