The Pixel 7a has landed, and it does quite a few things better than its predecessor. While it still has the 6.1-inch OLED display as last year’s Pixel 6a, the Pixel 7a bumps the refresh rate up to 90Hz from the original 60Hz. You also have the newer Google Tensor G2 chip inside, plus a huge jump to 64MP on the main camera compared to the 12.2MP camera on the Pixel 6a.
But what about wireless charging? The Pixel 6a did not have wireless charging capabilities, so did Google learn its lesson by adding that feature to its next budget-friendly phone?
Yes, the Google Pixel 7a has wireless charging
Almost all of the best smartphones these days have wireless charging, so it was a little surprising that the
However, like all wireless charging, don’t expect it to be super fast — the Google Pixel 7a caps out at 7.5W wireless charging speeds.
It’s important to note that while wireless charging is convenient since you don’t need a cable, it’s typically slower than plugging it in directly with a USB-C cable. It’s best used to either top off your device when you’re not using it or for overnight charging while you sleep. The Pixel 7a has 18W fast wired charging, so if you need to juice it up quickly, it’s best to plug it in with the included USB-C cable to any 18W or higher power adapter.
What about reverse wireless charging?
Unfortunately, while Google added wireless charging to the Pixel 7a, it still does not have reverse wireless charging. If you want a Pixel with such a capability, you need to pick up a Pixel 7 or Pixel 7 Pro, as both of those have Battery Share.
With reverse wireless charging, you can use your smartphone as a wireless charging pad for other small devices, like wireless earbuds or smartwatches, by placing the device on the back of the
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