The Pixel 6 and Pixel Pro 6 they have launched a lot of praise from critics and buyers alike. However, some have complained about the device’s loading speed, and Google has finally explained it to them.
Android Authority discovered for the first time that the Pixel 6 did not reach the maximum speed offered by its 30W charger . It found that the phone drew around 22W of power, which is certainly not what people expected to see on their new phones.
Google addressed the problem in a Community Support post And basically the company says that the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro are designed to draw 21W and 23W of power, respectively.
As for why phones use less power than their charging bricks can produce, Google says it chose battery life in instead of loading speed. “A battery can be designed for high energy density or fast charging capability, which requires swapping capacity to minimize battery degradation,” explains a Google spokesperson.
Google also says that it optimized the phone to charge faster when the battery is low and slower when it is full. The spokesperson said: “We have optimized the Pixel lithium-ion battery for high charge rates when the battery level is low. The Pixel 6 can get up to 50% in about 30 minutes (using Google’s 30W USB-C Power Charger) and quickly reaches up to 80% in about an hour, depending on usage and device temperature.
Google isn’t technically withholding anything advertised from the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, as the company doesn’t actually claim the devices are capable of charging 30W. However, offering a 30-watt charger for the phone misleads buyers slightly, as they would think that offering such a charger would mean that the phone is compatible.
Between this and the slow fingerprint scanner It seems like Google’s Pixel 6 might not be as perfect as we first thought, but it’s still a fantastic phone.