Have you ever suffered from the low battery curse? Are you using an old device which has a very short-lasting battery? Maybe you just want to be prepared for an upcoming long trip with your friends? Or you’re looking to just get your hand on a better quality power bank with higher capacity. Whatever the reason may be, in this article you’re going to learn more about which is the best power bank to perfectly suit all your needs.
When you’re looking for a power bank you need to look for a few key elements: power capacity (mAh), charging time and output port(s) (USB 2.0/3.0/C). Charging your phone with anything less than the best power bank could result in a shorter lifespan of your battery over time. Unfortunately, though, the best power bank requires not only good technical characteristics but also a good build quality.
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Finding the best power bank in 2018 could be a daunting task, especially since the market is overflowing with low and mid-quality ones. To help you make the right choice, I’ve spent some time to compile my number one picks for the best power bank.
Trusted by millions of users worldwide, RAVPower is a leading manufacturer of all kinds of electronic gadgets. Available in two colors, the RAVPower Portable Charger is probably my number one choice for the best power bank. With the astonishing capacity of 26800 mAh, this power bank is a must-have for me everywhere I go.
With a single charge, you are capable of providing most phones with more than 6 charges. Having the proper safety certification, the power bank is capable of preserving your device’s battery live. When it comes to tablets, I’ve been able to charge my iPad 3 times with a single charge. On the device itself, you can find three ‘iSmart’ USB 2.0 ports allowing you to charge three devices simultaneously. The charging time of the battery is about 14-15 hours with a 2.4A charger or 23-24 hours with a 1A one.
The longest I’ve been able to go with a single power bank charge is about 10-11 days. If you’re looking for a long-lasting solution to your battery issues, then maybe you’re looking to buy the best power bank — RAVPower.
You might also like to check out our review of the RAVPower Charging Pad.
Whether the above choice is too pricey for you, or you don’t need that much extra power up your sleeve then you might be interested in checking out the Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger. Available in two colors — white and black, this power bank comes with a power storage of 13000 mAh.
Trusted by millions of users to charge their batteries, the PowerCore 13000 is probably the best power bank to keep you stocked up with juice during short trips. The gadget is capable of charging my iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S8 3 times. The iPhone 8 can be filled up about 5 times with a single power bank charge. This gadget is equipped with two high-speed USB output ports for you to charge two devices simultaneously.
The combination of 10 safety features included in the device will ensure that your battery’s life is preserved at it’s most. All of this makes the Anker PowerCore 13000 one probably the best power bank for those in need of less.
If you’re a fan of this brand, then you might also like our review of the Anker wireless charging station!
What if you don’t like the hassle of having to bring cables with you? Maybe you’ve been in the situation where you have a power source but no cable to charge your device? Most people don’t and creators of the Jackery Bolt 6000 have thought of that.
On two of the sides of the Jackery Bolt 6000, you will find an Apple MFi certified lightning cable and a Micro-USB one. The built-in lightning cable is capable of providing twice as much power to your device than your normal charger. Charging your iPhone has never been easier and more convenient! The power bank is capable of charging an iPhone 6/7/8 up to two times within 1.5 hours or an iPhone 6 Plus/7 Plus/8 Plus up to one and half times within 2 hours.
The device is available in two colors variations to match your preferences — metallic color with black side panels, and orange one with white side panels. Except the Jackery Bolt 6000, inside the package, you will also find a Micro-USB cable without an adapter, a thank-you card, a user guide and a 24-month warranty.
Are you’re looking for the big numbers when it comes to power capacity but you’re still tight on the budget? Then you are probably looking for a budget-friendly solution that is still worth naming the best power bank. The EC Technology Power Bank is probably my number one choice for the best budget-friendly power bank. Whether you want to go hiking, to the beach, to picnic or just outside — you won’t have to worry a dying battery with its superb power capacity of 22400 mAh.
Because of its extra-powerful capacity, the EC Technology Power Bank can charge most phones of up to 6-7 times, while for most tablets the charges are about 2-3. All of this with just a single power bank charge! On one of the side panels, you can find three high-speed USB power output ports. Each of them is equipped with the innovative AUTO IC technology, allowing the device to detect and provide you with the best power output matching your smartphone.
The device is available in three color variations — white with black side panel and black with both red and blue side panels.
What if you want to go camping for a little longer than what most batteries can hold? Wouldn’t it be awesome if you could grab with you a massive, self-rechargeable battery on the way? Stepping a bit further than a simple power bank, the SUAOKI Portable Power Station comes with the mindblowing power capacity of 40500 mAh at 3.7 V and 13500 mAh at 11.1 V output. The device comes with 3 types of outputs — 2x AC, 4x DC, 1x USB 3.0 and 3x USB 2.0.
This incredibly powerful bank is, surprisingly very compact for the juice it stores. The size of the device is about 18.5cm x 11cm x 12cm, while the weight is about 1.3 KG. There are also two comfortable to hold, hideable handles. Unfortunately, though, if you wish to get the rechargeable feature you will have to look into getting both the Portable Power Station and the additional solar panels that cost the additional $169.99.