Google made a big deal of the fast charging times for the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, and my testing shows they were right to be proud of it. I recently tested 5 different ways to charge the iPhone 8 Plus and thought it only made sense to put the Pixel 2 up against those numbers to see how it stacks up to its competition. Without further ado, hereΓÇÔs the numbers: The Pixel charges incredibly fast, and eclipses all charging methods I tried with the iPhone 8 Plus. The Pixel is faster off the line, going from zero to 18% in 10 minutes and then getting to 31% in 20 minutes. The iPhone 8 Plus got to 15% and 29% at those same times. In the same ballpark, but the Pixel definitely wins The iPhone mysteriously picked up the pace after that and over took the Pixel from the 30 to 70 minute marks, but the Pixel pulled back into the lead and finished charging to 100% in about 100 minutes, a full 20 minutes before the iPhone 8 Plus completed its charge Now the iPhone really takes its foot off the gas when it gets to about 90% charge, which is actually good for battery health in the long run. ItΓÇÔs good that these batteries donΓÇÔt charge at full speed up to 100% because it would be unsafe and we donΓÇÔt want any more Note 7 incidents The real is who can get to 80 or 90 fastest, and in those cases, the phones are basically the same. I donΓÇÔt even feel like I can declare a winner because theyΓÇÔre totally neck and neck the entire way. Yeah, the Pixel is a little faster off the line, but itΓÇÔs 20% faster in the first 10 minutes. But looking at the first 50 minutes shows the iPhone 11% faster. And considering both phones hit 90% in exactly the same amount of time, I will call this one a wash. The most important thing to notice here is that IΓÇÔve been talking about the iPhone attached to the 29W charging brick that does not come in the box with the iPhone. If youΓÇÔre using the included charging brick, the Pixel is 157% faster in the first 10 minutes, and it maintains a healthy lead.