Google recently refreshed its flagship Pixel phone lineup. The two new additions are the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. This year Google has improved many things in its Pixel phones, from design changes to bringing some new AI language models. But what about other changes? Does the Pixel 8 have wireless charging? You will know your answer here.
Nobody likes wires everywhere and hence most of the users prefer wireless charging to keep the desk setup clean which also helps in focusing on work. There are many other advantages of Wireless charging. Wireless chargers are expensive but due to a lot of competition they are coming under the budget.
While every OEM is adding much faster charging speed support to their phones, tech giants like Apple, Google, Samsung are still taking their time and are currently only offering average charging speeds. But when we talk about wireless charging they are not that far behind. Not every model supports wireless charging. So what about Pixel 8 series? lets find out.
Do Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro come with Wireless Charging?
Yes, both Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro come with support for Wireless charging. Along with the normal wireless charging both phones also support reverse wireless charging. This means you can charge your Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro if you have a wireless charging dock or even another phone with reverse wireless charging support.
Both Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro are premium phones and every premium phone nowadays comes with wireless charging support. But their charging power/speed are different.
Now that I have pointed out the charging power, you must be curious the wireless charging ratings for Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro. You will find them below.
Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro Wireless Charging Speed
Although there are complaints about the wired charging speed, Google has done a good job in the wireless charging department. Here are the numbers:
Pixel 8 support 18W wireless charging. Whereas the Pixel 8 Pro support 23W wireless charging. Wait there is a catch. These numbers are with Google Pixel Stand (2nd gen).
With a third party Qi-certified wireless chargers the Pixel 8 and Pixel 8 Pro support only 12W wireless charging.
Wireless charging are slower than wired charging because of many reasons. One common reason is that it generate more heat than wired which could be bad for battery as well as phones.
Reverse wireless charging is even slower under 5W. And it deteriorate battery health much faster than wired and wireless charging. So avoid using reverse charging unless it is necessary.
Which is better Wired or Wireless Charging?
Of course, Wired charging is better than Wireless charging mainly because of two reasons. Wired charging is faster than wireless charging and it is better for long use of the battery. While with wireless charging battery health goes down faster.