The Pixel 2 charges much more slowly below certain temperatures, but it doesn’t tell you that

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Battery advancements haven’t kept in step with performance improvements, but the charging tech for topping those cells up has come a long way. Now, most phones come with some flavor of quick-charging technology that promises to fill our capacious flagships in arbitrarily small periods of time. But in the case of Google’s Pixel 2 XL, it turns out that its “Charging rapidly” notification isn’t always an accurate statement. In low temperatures, Google’s flagship will claim to be charging quickly (10W+) when, in fact, it’s actually charging at less than 4W. 

The Pixel 2 XL charging at below ~20°C (68°F)

We were tipped off about the issue by a few of our readers, and though reports and our own tests only confirm this for the 2 XL, we don’t know if the smaller Pixel 2 is also affected.

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Google offering 20 percent discount on Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL to ‘loyal’ Nexus owners

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Google wants to help Nexus owners get a new Pixel phone.

Google is now emailing “loyal” Nexus owners to offer them a 20 percent discount on a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL. “As a thanks for being a loyal Nexus owner, here’s a 20% discount on any Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL,” the email reads.

The discount is applied at checkout and is valid through February 28. This deal is only available using the “Shop now” link provided in the email, meaning that it’s not a discount code that just anyone can use.

With this 20 percent discount, the Pixel 2 64GB will cost around $ 520 while the Pixel 2 XL 64GB will set you back around $ 680.

It’s unclear exactly how Google is determining who a “loyal” Nexus owner is, but it seems likely that Google is sending it to customers who previously bought a Nexus device from the Google store. If that’s you, keep an eye on your inbox for a nice discount on a new Pixel smartphone.

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