If your portable power backup needs exceed the limited few recharges provided by the normal powerbanks, then 26,800 mAH is the maximum point at which portable and reasonably priced powerbanks are available. 26,800 mAH (or 100 watt-hours) is also the maximum powerbank capacity allowed by TSA for cabin or carry-on luggage in flights. The latest 26800 Mah massive capacity powerbanks will offer you the ability to recharge most of your smartphones up to 7-10 times (iPhone X and iPhone 8+ about six times, iPhone 8/7/6S about eight times, Galaxy S8 or Galaxy S7 five+ times, iPad Air 2 two times).
The latest 26800 mAH+ power banks weigh as much as previous generation 20000 mAH powerbanks and enable smartphone use for nearly a week without coming near a wall outlet – an incredibly handy feature for professional users, disaster preparedness kits, mobile gaming and entertainment enthusiasts, power users, outdoor lovers and campers as well as survival enthusiasts.
Here is our pick of four best 26800 mAH power banks that offer the best mix of battery capacity, features, reliability, quick-charging capability, portability and price –
#1 Best Future-proof High Capacity Powerbank
Highest TSA-allowed capacity powerbank compatible with fastest charging modes for Macbooks and latest and upcoming phones including iPhone 8, iPhone 8+, iPhone X & Samsung Galaxy S8, Galaxy S8+, Note 8, S7, S7 Edge, Note 5, Note 4, Google Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Pixel, Nexus 6P, 5X
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD & RAVPower 26800 PD
The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD and RAVPower 26800 PD are our top picks among the currently available highest TSA-allowed capacity powerbanks. Both these powerbanks support the fastest charging speed (50% in 30 minutes) for the latest iPhones (iPhone X, iPhone 8, 8s) and also support the fastest charging mode (9 volts @ 2 amp =18 watt) for the latest Samsung smartphones Galaxy S8, S8+, Note 8, S7 etc. as well as most other Android smartphones.
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD is an ideal choice if you want a future proof fast charging powerbank with a bundled USB-C PD wall charger. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD has three charging ports (one USB-C and two USB 3-amp ports). The powerbank itself can be charged in just 4.5 hours using the bundled 30 watt USB-C wall charger or any other 30 watt+ USB-C wall charger such as Macbook or iPad or Pixel wall charger.
The feature that makes RAVPower 26800 PD and Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD so future proof is that both these powerbanks support USB-C PD 30 watt output. USB-C PD supports a large range of varying voltages and currents (including QuickCharge 2.0 used by Galaxy S8, S7 etc.). With both Apple and Google Android now supporting 18 watt USB-C PD fast charging in their latest phones, you can be sure that these powerbanks will support upcoming phones for some time.
Both the powerbanks can also recharge the latest Macbooks and iPads at speeds equal to that of stock Apple wall charger thanks to the 30 watt maximum output. Additionally, many USB-C ultrabooks such as Pixelbook can also be charged with the RAVPower 26800 PD and Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD powerbanks.
The 9 volt @ 2 amp max (18 watt) mode of USB-C PD ensures that both Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD and RAVPower 26800 PD support QuickCharge 2.0 used by the latest Samsung smartphones (S8, S8+, Note 8 etc.). The Pixel, Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL series phones also use 9 volt @ 2amp maximum charging current.
The 5 volt @ 3amp max mode of USB-C PD ensures support for Google Nexus 6/5P series phones.
The 15 volts @ up to 1.2 amp support charges the latest iPhone X, iPhone 8, iPhone 8+ at speeds (50% in 30 min) that even the stock Apple iphone wall chargers can not provide.
The prices of both these powerbanks are very close when you consider that the higher priced Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD comes bundled with a USB-C PD wall charger that costs about $30 if purchased separately.
RAVPower 26800 PD is an ideal choice if you just want to buy a high capacity powerbank and already have a USB-C wall charger or if you want to use your existing USB wall charger. You can charge the RAVPower 26800 PD powerbank using any standard USB wall charger in about 13-14 hours or by using a USB-C PD 30 watt+ wall charger in 4 to 5 hours. This selectable dual charging feature makes RAVPower 26800 PD the best option if you want a quality high capacity USB-C PD powerbank at minimum cost.
RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD comes with a USB-C reversible cable but does not come with a USB-C PD wall charger, which has to be bought separately.
Please Note: Only a 30-watt+ USB-C PD wall charger such as Anker 30 watt PD charger or RAVPower Super-C 36 watt Type-C charger or iClever 45 watt USB-C PD wall charger will charge RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD in 4 hours. A regular (non-PD) 30 watt USB-C wall charger will not charge RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD in 4 hours and will take about 10 hrs to charge it.
…And of course both , Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD and RAVPower 26800 PD are allowed to be taken in carry-on luggage on flights, both domestic inside US as well as internationally. The total power capacity is 96.4 Wh – less than the 100 Wh maximum limit set by TSA and other international airline safety authorities.
#2 Best High Capacity powerbank for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 6s/6s plus/6/SE/5/4/4S
# Best reasonably priced high capacity powerbank for Android Smartphones
If you have iPhone 7, 7Plus, 6S or older iPhones and require the fastest charging powerbank for your current needs than there are many reasonably priced models available in the market with 2.4 amp maximum charging. These portable chargers will also charge Android smartphones at more than twice the speed of regular wall-chargers & powerbanks (though about 30-40% slower than QC 3.0 or USB-C PD 18 watt).
RAVPower 26800 external battery pack is our top recommendation as a massive capacity reasonably priced powerbank for iPhone 7 and 6S. iPhone 7 and 6S support a maximum charging current of 2.1 amp and the RAVPower 26800 portable charger pack offers enough battery power to charge two iPhone 7 or 6s at the maximum charging speed at once with a port to spare. This feature is of great utility to families with multiple iPhones. The RAVPower 26800 powerbank is scratchproof and has a very sturdily build that inspires confidence.
This powerbank will also charge all Android phones at quite fast maximum speed of 12 watt. Even though this is not “fastest possible charging”, this is still very good charging speed as the fastest charging speeds for even the latest Android phones are 18 watt in the beginning with charging current gradually dropping to 10 watt and lower levels as the battery gets full.
RAVPower 26800 powerbank comes with three charging ports – one fast charging 2.4 Amp port, one fast charging 2.1 A port and a regular 1 Amp port. Total output comes to 5.5 Amp.
It also offers 2 Amp rapid input charging which allows you to charge the powerbank in about 14 hours – twice as fast as regular 1 Amp chargers.
RAVPower 26800 USB battery bank measures 6.8 inches x 3.2 inches x .9 inches and weighs about 1 pound.
What We Like!
- Price!!! 🙂 Great for those who do not require 50% in 30 minutes fast-charging feature of iPhone 8, 8+, X.
- Fast charging 2.4 A ports charge iPhone 7 or 6s at maximum speeds.
- 12 watt fast charging is great for both iPhones and Android phones & charges devices in less than half the time of traditional 5 to 2.5 watt USB charging
- Reliability and robustness
- Scratch proof design and compact powerbank for its capacity (6.5 inches x 3.2 inches x .8 inches) with weight of 16oz.
What we do not like!
- No QuickCharge (18 watt) charging support. The 2.4 amp and 2.1 amp ports can charging at more than twice the speed of regular 1 Amp USB ports but the speeds are lower than QC 3.0 or USB-C PD
- No fast-charging for the power bank. This massive powerbank will take long to charge (14 hours+), with a 2 Amp charger. For powerbanks with this high capacity, fast recharge is useful. USB-C (~ 4.5 hours) or Quickcharge charging. (~5 hours) greatly cut the recharge time.
#3 Best 26800 mAH Power Bank for iPhone 7, iPhone 7 plus, iPhone 6s/6s plus/6/SE/5/4/4S
Best High Capacity reasonably priced powerbank for Android Smartphones
EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh Power Bank- 12 watt max
EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh Power Bank has a real capacity of 26800 mAH (higher than given on the package). This monster capacity powerbank has an innovative 2-input feature that allows you to charge the powerbank in just 8 hours using two 2 Amp input ports! This clever feature allows you to charge it in half the time taken by the RAVPower 26800 at #2 in the list.
Another distinguishing feature of EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh is its 4 dynamically adjusting USB charging ports. All the four “smart” ports automatically adjust current and can deliver fast charging current up to 2.4 Amp at a single port. Total overall power is limited to 4.8 Amp.
Such a large number of ports may allows you to charge phones for your entire family at once!
The EasyAcc Monster 26000mAh Power Bank measures 6.57 inches x 3.1 inches x 0.86 inches and weighs 1 pound.
We are ranking it almost as equal to RAVpower 26800 even though it has a total power output of 4.8 Amp compared to 5.5 for the RAVPower 26800. EasyAcc’s Monster’s dynamically adjusting ports mean that you can plug your phone in any port for fast charging of up to 2.4 Amp per port. However, only two maximum fast charging 2.4 amp ports can be used at a time as total power is limited to 4.8 amp.
The 8 hour fast charging using dual input ports makes it twice as fast to charge than RAVPower 26800. Overall, the two powerbanks compete closely in terms of features and flexibility.
What We Like!
- Unique 4 Amp dual input that charges the powerbank in 8 hours
- 4 dynamically adjusting ports for up to maximum 2.4 A fast charging at one port.
- 12 watt (2.4 amp) charging gives fastest charging speeds for iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, SE and good charging speed for Android phones
- Four charging ports
- Built-in Flashlight – a nice feature for emergency use.
What we do not like!
- A bundled dual USB wall charger would have been very convenient.
#4 Best QuickCharge 3.0 26800 mAH Powerbank for Samsung S8, S8+, S7, Note 8, HTC U11, Sony XZ Premium
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 (with Quick Charge 3.0)
Without QC3.0 With QC3.0
Wall Charger Wall Charger
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 is hands down the winner when it comes to massive capacity powerbanks with support for the latest QC 3.0 input/output thanks to its smooth output and rock-solid build and finish. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 is a sleek and slim device measuring 7.1 inches by 3.1 inches that is just .9 inches thick. It comes with both QuickCharge 3.0 input and output. The QuickCharge 3.0 output feature charges your QuickCharge compatible smartphones up to 80% in just 30 minutes.
The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 comes with a QuickCharge 3.0 wall charger and weighs about 20.8 ounces (590 grams). Here is a list of Quickcharge compatible smartphones/tablets. Even if your phone does not have QuickCharge compatibility, the PowerIQ feature in this battery pack senses the maximum charging current for your device and can charge at up to 3 Amps – nearly 3 times faster than a standard wall 1 Amp charger.
The QuickCharge 3.0 input feature allows you to charge your massive capacity power bank in about 6.5 hours flat!
What We Like
- The latest QuickCharge 3.0 – Both Input and Output
- Charges iPhones 7, 7 Plus, 6s, SE and below at maximum speed.
- Charges Samsung Galaxy S8, S8 plus, Note 8, S7, S7 Edge, HTC U11, Sony XZ Premium at maximum speed
- 3 amp charging charges Nexus 6, 5X etc. at maximum speed
- Slim, long and stylish design
- Robust construction and QC 3.0 wall charger included
- Reasonably priced considering its feature-set
- 10 LED indicator
- Three charging ports
- 6A total output for simultanous charging
What We Do not like
- No USB-C port. (USB-C PD version now available, though at a higher price. See update below.)
- Will not charge iPhone X, iPhone 8 & iPhone 8 plus at fastest possible speed
Update: Anker has recently released a version of its PowerCore+26800 powerbank with USB-C PD charging port. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD features a 30-watt USB-C/USB PD port for charging USB-C devices such as the latest Macbooks, many latest laptops, latest high-end phones such as the IPhone X, iPhone 8+, iPhone 8, & other devices such as Nintendo Switch. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD can also be fully charged using the accompanying 27-watt USB-C wall charger in just 4.5 hours!!
Please note that the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD also includes support for QuickCharge 2.0 compatible charging used by phones such as Galaxy S8, S7, S6, etc. The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD comes with a 30-watt USB-C wall charger and its ability to charge USB-C laptops and Macbooks, besides the latest USB-C phones makes it Anker’s most versatile portable charger ever and among the best portable chargers available.
#4 Best High Capacity Powerbank for Google Nexus 6 and Nexus 5X
RAVPower 26800 USB-C Dual Input PowerBank
RAVPower 26800 USB-C is hands down the winner when it comes to massive capacity powerbanks that support the 3-Amp USB-C charging required for Google Nexus 6P and Nexus 5X phones. This powerbank also features dual inputs for charging the powerbank quickly and offers a rock-solid build and finish.
The RAVPower 26800 USB-C is a sleek looking portable charger measuring 6.8 inches by 3.2 inches that is just .79 inches thick with a weight of 16 oz. It has a total maximum output of 5.4 amps and has 2 USB ports and one USB-C port.
The RAVPower 26800 USB-C portable charger features a unique dual USB-C and USB input feature, meaning you can charge this massive capacity battery in just 7-8 hours using USB-C wall charger AND regular 2 amp USB wall charger simultaneously.
What We Like
- Support for 3 amp USB-C charging used by Google Nexus 6P & nexus 5x phones
- Charges iPhones 7, 7 Plus, 6s, SE and below at maximum speed.
- Compact and sleek design for a battery of such capacity
- Robust build
- Reasonably priced
- Three charging ports
- Slim at just .79 inches thickness
- Dual-input charging for charges the powerbank in 8 hrs
- Lifetime warranty after registration
What We Do not like
- No bundled dual USB-C/USB wall charger.
- Will not charge Galaxy S8, S7, etc. and at maximum speed (9volt @ 2 amps or 18 watt)
Please note that the RAVPower 26800 USB-C is not suitable for charging USB-C laptops as laptops require much higher charging currents than 15 watt. If you intend to charge Macbooks and other USB-C laptops, the best alternative is RAVPower 26800 USB PD which offers 30 watt charging for Macbooks as well as 4.5 hr charging of the Powerbank itself over USB-C.
RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD
|Anker PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD with PD wall charger||
|Anker PowerCore+ 26800 QC 3.0 with QC wall charger||Anker PowerCore 26800|
|USB-C PD for Macbooks, Galaxy S9, S8, iPhone X, 8, 8+|
|iPhone X, 8, 8+ USB PD fast charging 50% in 30 mins|
|Special Features||30 watt USB-C PD charging for Macbooks, Nintendo Switch etc.||30 watt USB-PD port for charging Macbooks, Nintendo Switch etc.||Maximum 2.4 Amp fast charging. No USB-C or QC 3.0||Has QC3.0 input and output||Gets charged in 7 hours using dual-input, No USB-C or QC 3.0|
|Time to charge the powerbank||4~5 hrs||4-5 hrs||~14 hrs||4-5 hrs||~7 hrs|
|QuickCharge 3.0 Support||but has better 30-watt USB-C PD input/output||has better 30-watt USB-C PD input/output|
|Number of Ports||3||3||3||3||3|