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Google’s charging effort

pixel 6 test results

Tristan Rayner / Android Authority

One thing odd is going down with the Google Pixel 6 sequence: Android Authority’s checking out published that it’s no longer charging at 30W, no topic what Google has in its advertising factor.

The effort:

  • It’s easy ample: the Pixel 6 guarantees 30W mercurial charging.
  • However genuine checking out says the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Expert don’t charge faster than 22W, which isn’t important better than 18W charging on the Pixel 5.
  • And leaves Google’s adoption of the USB Energy Offer PPS charging protocol (particularly, PD 3.0), which is a few years inclined anyway, many methods at the abet of competitors.
  • These are flagship-stage telephones! There’s a 30W charger! And aloof, decrease than spec.

The genuine effort: 

  • At finest, Google is deceptive. At worst, its advertising is an outright lie.
  • Google says the Pixel 6 sequence has 30W Wired Fleet Mark, with the no longer compulsory 30W wired charging brick no longer in the box. Google has been seen asserting “mercurial charging” comes with the 30W adapter.
  • That acknowledged, the handiest figure given is that both telephone will charge from 1% to 50% in around 30 minutes.
  • So, Google didn’t explicitly dispute the telephones charge at 30W. It’s magnificent intently implied. 
  • An no longer compulsory 30W charger no longer charging at 30W? Enormous stuff.
  • Overall: it magnificent undoes a few of Google’s factual work with the Pixel 6. Why spec one thing that isn’t upright?

How Opt came upon — in his words:

pixel 6 test rig

Tristan Rayner / Android Authority

  • “We’re repeatedly unfamiliar when companies undertake new skills and our group had been discussing boring charging with the Pixel 6. Two hours to fat is clearly a prolonged charge time this bid day, so I became as soon as wanting to investigate what became as soon as in actual fact going on.
  • “We’ve been checking out smartphone and computer chargers as segment of our accessories experiences as we safe your hands on the finest of the finest, and own the final checking out gear. Our setup captures present, voltage, energy, and charging protocol recordsdata between a jog and telephone or computer in genuine-time, which is fed into PC instrument that recordsdata the charging cycle.
  • “It’s then simply a case of charging up a instrument and sorting thru the recordsdata choices. Obviously, the Pixel 6 drawing magnificent 22W of energy became as soon as beautiful, so we ran a few checks with a few chargers to ascertain the outcomes. It’s time-drinking however has provided us some genuine perception into the phone’s inner workings.

Bonus: Google says “enhanced security algorithms” would possibly maybe well be the rationale Pixel 6 fingerprint scans are so boring. In varied words, Google says it’s a feature, no longer a bug.


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