Best portable chargers for Google Pixel 2023
Keep that good ol' Pixel of yours running a little longer
The first-generation Google Pixel is a little over six years old at this point, no longer receiving Android OS updates. But even after that, it's still a fairly good smartphone that can still be used for some basic tasks. If you've held on to it for this long and still see no point in upgrading to a newer device, we'd still suggest getting one of the best portable chargers for Google Pixel, since it's all but certain its battery life is nowhere close to what it used to be. And the best part is that these external battery packs will also let you juice up a variety of other devices that you may have.
These are the best portable chargers for Google Pixel
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Zendure's Supermini is a 10,000mAh power bank that comes in a fairly compact body, but don't let that small size fool you. This thing supports 20W charging over USB-C Power Delivery, which is all that your Google Pixel needs. The four LED lights allow you to keep tabs on the battery pack's charge level easily, and there are also a bunch of cool colors to choose from.
Ideal for both big and small devices
Anker's products are well-known for offering amazing value for money, and the PowerCore Slim 10000 is no exception. As you might've guessed by the name, it's a 10,000mAh power bank that features a fairly slim design. You get a PowerIQ USB-A port, as well as two input (microUSB and USB-C) ports. There's even support for trickle charging for low-power devices.
Premium portable power
If you're in the market for a feature-packed portable charger for the Google Pixel (and many other devices), look no further than Anker's PowerCore 26K. Having a 26,800mAh capacity, it comes with three PowerIQ USB-A ports. Not just that, you get two (yes, two!) microUSB ports that can charge it fully in a short time. The PowerCore 26K is flight-approved as well and weighs around 1.1 pounds.
Powerful and versatile
Among the better external battery packs out there, mophie's Powerstation XXL packs in a 20,000mAh portable battery that's plenty of charging your Google Pixel and many other devices. It supports 18W USB-C PD charging, and also has two USB-A ports for other devices. The four LED lights make it easy to monitor the charge level with ease, while the fabric-like finish helps in keeping away scuffs and scratches.
Simple yet reliable
Belkin's BoostCharge 20K is a 20,000mAh external battery pack that makes it possible to charge two devices together. While the USB-C ports has a 30W output that can even charge a MacBook Air, the USB-A port has a 12W output which makes it ideal for smartphones (e.g., Google Pixel) and smaller devices. It's even backed by a two-year warranty.
Just the right angle
While most battery packs come with charging cables, they are usually short and unreliable. We suggest pairing up the external portable charger with UGREEN's USB-C to USB-C cable. One of its ports is right-angled and thus, allows you to use your phone comfortable even when it's being charged. It's also quite sturdy, being able to withstand being bent up to 10,000 times.
Extend the life of your Google Pixel with these external battery packs
While it's certainly can't compete against the best Android phones (opens in new tab) available in the market today, the original Google Pixel (opens in new tab) continues to be a well-made device that can still serve you well, even if as a secondary smartphone. But in order to do that, you need to make sure it can keep going all day, and this is why we suggest getting one of the best Google Pixel portable chargers.
Our top vote goes to Zendure's Supermini, which gives you 10,000mAh of portable power in a card-sized body that makes it super easy to be carried anywhere, It even looks amazing, thanks to the funky colorways on offer.
Then there's Anker's PowerCore Slim 10000, which gives you two inputs (microUSB and USB-C) for easy recharging. The USB-A output port means it can work with just about any cable you might have lying around in your home. We also suggest taking a look at mophie's Powerstation XXL, which includes a 20,000mAh battery pack in a design that's both stylish and practical.
Once you've picked the right external battery pack, you can also consider pairing it up one of the best USB-C cables (opens in new tab) for an even better experience. If your favorite power bank also has a USB-C output port, you can pair it up with UGREEN's sturdy USB-C to USB-C cable. Not only does its right-angled port let you use your smartphone while it's being charged, but the cable is also extremely rugged.
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