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Investigations reveal Pixel 2’s rapid charging depends on battery temperature

Are you a Pixel 2/2 XL user? Have you been experiencing charging issues where-in your unit charges slowly despite the phone showing the “Charging rapidly” notification? Well, if your answer is yes, you are not alone.

A lot of other users are also facing the same problem, evident from discussions on Google’s official forums.

A few of those affected did some experimenting and found that this behavior isn’t consistent, cropping up only when the handset is being charged at below certain temperatures.

Folks over at Android Police did some detailed testing, and found that’s indeed the case, at-least with the Pixel 2 XL, which they observed charges at less than 4W in low temperature conditions despite claiming to be charging quickly (10W+).

For its part, Google has just said the company is investigating the matter.

Google Product Forums | Android Police