Google Pixel Wireless Charging – Is It Even Possible? Pixel (xl-2-2xl)
- Salman Ahmed
- May 9th, 2018
Wireless charging becomes a necessary feature in smartphones these days, especially if you pay a hefty amount for it. There is no doubt that Google Pixel series stands out due to its incredible features.
However, it does not support wireless charging. This is a significant drawback, since its competitors include this feature in their smartphone models.
Google Pixel Wireless charging could save you from the hassle of carrying a data cable, power bank, or finding a socket near to your bed. This kind of struggle is annoying at times and makes you wish for Google Pixel wireless charging option.
We know that you are desperately searching for a way to enable Google Pixel wireless charging.
Brace yourselves because we have good news for you. There are ways through which wireless charging is possible on Google Pixel, mainly via third-party equipment.
In this guide, we will provide you some amazing tricks to enable wireless charging feature on your Pixel 2 and 2XL.
Note: Remember, the third party equipment’s that we discussed in this article are not affiliated with us. We recommend the following equipment entirely based on our technical team review.
Qi sticker and wireless charging docks are the only solutions to use wireless charging feature on your Pixel smartphone. However, there are various Qi stickers and charging docks available in the market.
Based on our technical team’s findings, one brand of wireless charger out performs other brands, and we will discuss that in detail in this article.
NillKiN’s Magic tag (Qi sticker) and Magic Disc is a complete package to enable wireless charging on your Pixel device. These products are compatible with Google Pixel 2 and 2XL.
The reason why our technical choose NillKiN’s wireless charging set is that of its easy to use, relatively fast charging and does not harm your Pixel 2 and 2XL battery at all.
Following video will help you setup NillKiN wireless charger on your Google Pixel 2 and 2XL. Moreover, you can also set up Google Pixel wireless charging on your previous Pixel models.
However, there is no gadget in this world, which is flawless. Our tech team found some issues while using wireless charging feature on Google Pixel 2 and 2XL.
So, what are these Google Pixel wireless charging issues?
When it comes to using third-party app or equipment to enjoy extra features, there is no guarantee that it will work smoothly. Therefore, we found some problems while using third-party wireless charging equipment with Google Pixel 2 and 2XL.
You need a unique back cover enable Google Pixel Wireless Charging feature. Unique back cover means that you should have a case that supports Qi sticker when you put it on your Pixel smartphone.
It might be annoying for many because standard back covers create problems in receiving wireless charging signals.
For this, there are multiple covers available in the market that supports wireless charging. However, some covers might support wireless charging but might not as fast as charging via cable.
The second major drawback of using third-party equipment to enable the wireless charging on your Pixel smartphone is it cut-offs the water resistance feature.
It means that when you assemble the Qi sticker with your Pixel smartphone you should keep it away from water or wet places. Otherwise, the wireless dock will fail to charge your Pixel 2 and 2XL and risk damaging your phone.
Genuinely, these third-party wireless chargers don’t charge your Pixel smartphone fast. When we tested its charging speed, it took almost 3-4 hours to full charge Pixel 2 or 2XL.
We don’t even think that somebody will spend 3-4 hours in charging their smartphone to avoid the headache of using cable charger, especially in the day and age of fast / turbo / dash charging.
Furthermore, we also find some responses on reddit of users who are using Google Pixel wireless charging feature on Pixel 2 and 2XL.
This person is not happy at all while using wireless charging feature on Pixel smartphone:
However, one user commented his opinion about how could you effectively use wireless charging feature on your Pixel smartphone
The current Pixel 2 and 2XL model have proficient battery performance and also support fast charging charger, but does not support wireless charging. This beckons the question, will the upcoming models have this feature, especially when Apple is also providing wireless charging. There are many ways through which Google can implement this feature, such as power mats or charging bowls.
(Unofficial image of Google Pixel 3 & 3XL)
We expect that Google looks into this issue and might offer wireless charging feature in its upcoming Pixel 3 and 3XL series. However, there is no sign yet that will offer its users wireless charging as a new feature in the upcoming Pixel series.
Potentially, wireless charging is something that becomes a key feature nowadays, especially when you are paying a hefty amount for a smartphone like Google Pixel 2 or 2XL.
That said, you can avail Google Pixel wireless charging feature by using third party equipment as an alternative, but you can not use it in routine because of its average performance.
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