Add one more to the list of complaints regarding the LG-made Google Pixel 2 XL. According to some in-depth analysis the Google Pixel 2 XL charging speed is capped at 10.5W and does not actually utilize the full 18W that the supplied charger is capable of providing.
According to user Nathan K., the power draw tops out at 10.5W and because the charging is usually non-linear, the power draw drops even further than 10.5W after 65%. This results in a total charge time of around two and a half hours.
The general understanding here is that Google and LG may have taken a more conservative route to prevent strain on the battery and thereby increasing its longevity. Yet ma have been complaining about slow charging on the Pixel 2 XL, despite the fast charging claim, which is what prompted this test in the first place.
We are not sure if this is true for the smaller Pixel 2 as well.
Google hasn’t commented on this yet.