Charging speed

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RealLifeReview Dude
Nov 2, 2015
To power up, you consume Red Bull. But your phone just needs its adaptive fast charger. Rate this thread to express how quickly the Google Pixel 4a 5G can charge. A higher rating indicates that it charges extremely fast.

Then, drop a comment if you have anything to add!
Fast charging is pretty decent. I enjoy being able to use the fast charging from Samsung plugs as well as Google and even motorola. Some of those kids they don't use the same voltage they call themselves fast charging! Be sure to be aware of the age of the USB-C cable that you have appropriate USB cable...I find that the older usb-c cables tend to throttle the charging speed.


Senior Member
Nov 22, 2006
I use the magnetic C to C cables myself. Full speed charging whether AC or car adapter. The next best thing to wireless charging. I bought a couple sets so that one cable stays at work, at home, in the car, and I have a couple spares if I need to take one with me anywhere.


Senior Member
Dec 31, 2015
I use a generic usb-c charger that I bought at "5 Below" along with a 10ft usb-c to usb-c braided cable. For $16 total. ($8 each. I know it's called 5 Below, but they have an extended price section in tech. Up to $10-12).

On Ampere, I register 3650ma charge rates. Which is about 20-21 watts @ 5v. Which is interesting to me... Considering both the pixel and the charger are rated at 18w max.

The charger also has an automatic switch to 9v @ 2a, and 12v at 1.5a.

I can charge from 0 to 50% in about 25-30 minutes.

Granted it's no Ferrari by today's high end standards that can fully charge a 4500mah battery in 15 minutes. Lol

It's still not too shabby. And for the price, I don't think I could have done any better.