Google Pixel 2 XL has been going through some problems since it has been released and the latest one being the slow charging of the device. After an in-depth analysis, it has been found that the problem is recurring due to the fact that the device isn’t capable of using the entire power which is being supplied to it by the charger. While the smaller version of Google Pixel 2 XL, i.e. the Google Pixel 2 isn’t facing any similar problems, the former has quite a few complaints of a longer charging period than is stated by Google. Some experiments by fans shows that this problem is occurring due to a fall in the charger with the passage of time.
According to Google, the wall adapter is supposed to draw a wattage of 18 W from the power source but actually it draws only about 15 W which further falls to about 11 W after a few minutes and keeps falling after that. It is seen that Google Pixel 2 XL takes around 2.5 hours to get completely charged from a power of 15%. This is way too long for a fast charging device. While the owners of the Google Pixel 2 XL are certainly not happy, the theory doing rounds is that LG and Google hasn’t put much emphasis on the battery of the device as they preferred durability over the performance of the same and claims it to be a not so serious issue of the device.
Since it has been released, Google Pixel 2 XL is facing quite some issues with the users which started off with the burn in problem that appeared on the display and continued with the crashing of Android Auto, no operating system in some devices, appearance of green lines on display and dead pixels among others. Although there is no official statement from Google, it seems they are regretting letting go of the Musky version of Google Pixel 2 XL which was released as HTC U11 for this.