PSA: Only the Pixel XL gets 18W charging, but it might not matter


It looks like there was a bit of a typo in the marketing materials for the Google Pixel in regards to the wattage of the charging adapter. The listings for the Google Pixel had been saying that the charger was 18 watts, but that appears to be wrong and that the phone actually ships with a 15 watt charger. The difference was noticed by mechanical engineer Nathan K., who tested the Pixel charger and found it never drew more than 15W of power.

Google has admitted that Nathan is correct. The Google Pixel XL does charge at 18W and Google has updated the spec sheet for the smaller …