Best Portable Chargers for iPhone 8 Plus

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iPhone 8 Plus has a battery capacity of 2675 mAh – more than any iPhone before it. The 8+ and the 8 are also the first iPhones to be fast-charge capable, meaning it can be charged from zero to 55% in just 30 minutes by an 18-watt or more USB-C fast-charging adapter using a USB-C to Lightning cable. Though, Apple shipped the iPhone 8+ with very slow Apple 5-watt adapter.  The best portable chargers for iPhone 8 Plus can fast-charge it super-fast via USB-C PD. Here is our pick of the best fast-charging power banks for the 8 Plus.

Best Premium Slim Fast-charging Power Bank for iPhone 8 Plus 

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 USB-C PD 18-watt 

(also has a 20-watt version )

Anker offers some of the best power banks for iPhones. PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  is its newest lightweight and premium 18-watt USB-C  portable charger with a weight of just 6.8 oz (192 grams) and dimensions of 5.8 x 2.8 x .55 inches (14 x 7 x 1.5 cm).  PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  will fast charge the iPhone 8 Plus from zero to 55% in about 30 minutes.

The 10000 mAh battery capacity of the portable charger will fully charge iPhone 8 Plus more than two times.

18-watt USB-C PD charging feature of the power bank will also charge other latest iPhones including the latest iPhone 13 & 12 series, 11, 11 Pro/Max, 8, X, XR, XS, and XS Max with a USB-C to Lightning cable. It will also fast-charge most latest Android phones (Samsung S/Note, all Pixels etc.) from zero to 50% in about 30-40 minutes. It also supports 2.4 amp (12 watt) charging which enables the power bank to fast charge the older iPhones (6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus) from empty to 50% in about 40 minutes. It will charge older Android phones to the same level in 50-55 minutes.

Any 18-watt or more USB-C PD fast-charger such as Macbook charger or iPad Pro 2021/2020/18 chargers will fully charge the portable charger in about 4 hours.  It can also be charged with standard Apple iPhone 8 Plus charger using an USB-A to USB-C cable in 12 hours.

Please Note: You will require a USB-C to Lightning cable to fast-charge your iPhone 8+ using this power bank. With normal Lightning cable, you will get 12-watt speed. Also, to fast-charge the power bank in 4 hours, a USB-C PD fast-charger is required. As iPhones no longer come with a power adapter, a USB-C adapter is a good investment as it will also charge your 8+ at 3 times the speed of Apple 8+ adapter (5-watt).

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PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  is Anker’s slimmest USB-C power bank and is perfect for latest iPhones

PowerCore Slim 10000 18-watt USB-C PD has two charging ports – a USB-C port and a regular USB port, which allow it to charge two phones simultaneously, though at low speeds. It will fast charge the iPhone 8 Plus or iPhone 13/12/11/XR through the USB-C port or fast-charge any older iPhone 6, 6s, 7, 7 Plus, etc. through the other port at its fastest supported charging speed.

Please Note: Anker now also offers a 20-watt version of the PowerCore Slim 10000 18-watt. We recommend 20-watt version as Apple iPhones from iPhone 12 onwards and iPads etc from 2021 onwards support slightly faster 20-watt charging. 18-watt version will also work fine with latest iPhones/iPads as well.)

Pros

  • One of the most lightweight 18-watt USB-C  power banks with a weight of just 6.8 oz (200 grams)
  • Premium build quality
  • Fast charges all the latest iPhones (13/12/11 series, 8, 8+, X, XR, XS, XS Max etc.)
  • Gives iPhone 8 Plus two full charges
  • Charges iPhone 8 Plus from zero to 55% in about 30 minutes
  • Fast charges latest iPhones and iPads zero to 50-60% in 30 mins
  • Supports 18-watt USB-C PD, as well as 2.4 amp charging
  • 2 charging ports – USB-C and regular USB which enables the power bank to fast charge two devices at once
  • Takes 3.5 hours to get recharged by a 18-watt USB-C PD charger

Cons

  • None.

Best Fast-charging Power Bank for iPhone 8 Plus with Lightning Input (Runner-Up)

ZMI PowerPack 10000 18-watt USB-C 

ZMI PowerPack 10000 USB-C PD from ZMI, associated with the world’s largest phone maker Xiaomi, is a premium slim and future-proof fast-charging 18-watt USB-C PD portable charger for iPhone 8 Plus that comes with both USB-C input and micro-USB input. This means you can charge it with an old micro-USB Android adapter or new USB-C fast-charging adapters.

The power bank will charge the iPhone 8 Plus from zero to 55% in about 30 minutes. Besides fast-charging the iPhone 8 Plus, ZMI 10000 PD will also fast-charge the other latest iPhones such as iPhone 13/12 series, 11, 11 Pro/Max,  8, X, XR, XS, XS Max etc. It will also fast-charge almost all the latest Android phones including the latest Samsung S/Note, etc. It can fully charge the big-screen iPhones and latest Androids a minimum of two times.

ZMI PowerPack 10000 USB-C PD‘s 10000 mAh battery capacity will charge your iPhone 8 Plus almost three times. The power bank will itself get recharged in just 4 hours from any 18+ watt USB-C fast-charger.

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ZMI 10000 PD will charge latest iPhones (12/11 series, X, XS, XR, etc.) and most of the latest Android phones (Samsung S/Note, Pixels etc.)

The power bank has a dual purpose input/output USB-C port and a regular USB charging port. A helpful feature is that it also has a micro-USB input port and hence it can be charged by either a USB-C cable or a micro-USB cable. The portable charger also has an inbuilt ‘low current charging mode’ which delivers current less than 60 mA to low battery capacity devices.

With weight under 7oz (200 grams) and phone size 5.5 inch x 2.8 x 0.6 inch dimensions, this is a pocket friendly power bank.

ZMI PowerPack 10000 USB-C PD Pros

  • Charges iPhone 8 Plus almost three times
  • 18w USB-C PD fast-charge will give the iPhone 8 Plus zero to 55% charge in about 30 minutes
  • Fast charges all the latest iPhones (13/12/11 series, 8, 8+, X, XR, XS, XS Max etc.)
  • Fast charges almost all the latest Android phones (Samsung S/Note/A, Pixels etc.)
  • Supports both 18-watt USB-C PD and QuickCharge 3.0
  • Pocket-friendly with .55 inch thickness
  • Reasonably priced
  • Can be charged by micro-USB cable, or USB-C cable
  • Low current charging mode
  • Two cables – a USB-A to USB-C cable and a USB-C/USb-C cable included
  • 24-month warranty
  • Premium fabric finish

Cons

  • None

Best High Capacity Fast-Charging Portable Charger for iPhone 8 Plus & iPads

AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD

AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD is an excellent high capacity fast-charging portable charger for the iPhone 8 Plus. It is an all-rounder power bank as it supports both 18-watt USB-C PD for latest iPhones and Samsung/Pixel/Moto Android Phones.

It supports 18-watt USB-C PD charging which fast-charges the iPhone 8 Plus from zero to 55% in about 30 minutes.  20000 mAh battery capacity of the AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD means it will give the iPhone 8 Plus five full charges!

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AmazonBasics 20000 PD fast charges the 8+ and latest iPhones/ipads

The power bank can be charged via USB-C port and has three ports in total – a USB-C and two USB. The USB-C port can be used either for charging the power bank itself or for charging phones. It will take about 6 hours to get recharged by any 18-watt or higher USB-C PD wall charger. You can also use Macbook USB-C charger or iPad Pro 2021/2020/2018 chargers to fast-charge it.

AmazonBasics 20000 USB-C PD has a weight of 14 oz (390 grams) and dimensions of 6.98 x 2.71 x 0.97 inches (17.7 x 6.9 x 2.5 cm). 

Pros

  • Supports 18-watt USB-C PD as well as 2.4 amp charging
  • High battery capacity will give the iPhone 8 Plus five full charges 
  • Gives zero to 55% charge to the 8 Plus in about 30 minutes
  • Fast charges all the latest iPhones (13/12 series, 11, 11 Pro/Max, , 8, X, XR, XS, XS Max etc.)
  • Also fast-charges all latest Android phones from Samsung S21, S20, S20+ to latest Pixel 5/4/3
  • Gets charged directly via USB-C port
  • Gets recharged in just 6 hours by 18-watt USB-C PD charger and in about 12 hours by the Apple charger for the 8 Plus
  • Light at about 14 oz weight
  • Three charging ports – a USB-C and two USB

Cons

  • No USB-C to USB-C cable included

Best High Capacity Fast-Charging Power Bank for iPhone 8 Plus and Macbooks

ZMI 20000 45-watt PD

ZMI 20000 45-watt PD is one of the most high-output power banks for iPhone 8 Plus with a maximum PD output of 45-watts. This enables it to charge not just the latest iPhones (13, 12, 11 series,  8 Plus, XS, XR, etc.) and Android phones (Samsung S/Note/A series), but Macbook Pro or Macbook Air as well at high charging speeds.

The power bank fast-charges the iPhone 8 Plus via 18-watt USB-C PD at speed of zero to 55% in about 30 minutesZMI 20000 45-watt PD will fully charge your iPhone 8 Plus five times. On full charge, it charges Macbook Air 2021 almost once.

ZMI 20000 45-watt PD will get fully recharged in about 4 hours by a 45-watt USB-C PD wall charger including Macbook Air or Macbook Pro chargers. It can also be charged via micro-USB port as well.

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ZMI 20000 45-watt PD will charge the iPhone 8 Plus from zero to 100% five times

The two output ports – one USB-C and one regular USB – of ZMI 20000 45-watt PD allow it to charge two devices at once.

ZMI 20000 45-watt PD weighs around 14.1 oz (398 grams) and has dimensions of 6.3 x 3.0 x 0.9 inches, which is quite reasonable such a high-capacity portable charger.

Pros

  • Upto 45-watt USB-PD fast-charging for Macbooks
  • Fast charges all the latest iPhones (13/12/11 series, 8, 8+, X, XR, XS, XS Max etc.)
  • zero to 50% charge for the iPhone 8 Plus (and other latest iPhones) in about 30 minutes.
  • 20000 mAh battery capacity will charge the iPhone 8 Plus from zero to 100% five times
  • Fast charges all latest iPhones/iPads zero to 50-60% in 30 mins
  • Fast-charges most latest Android phones including Samsung S/Note with 18-watt and higher USB-C PD
  • Gets fully charged in about 4 hours by any 45-watt USB-C PD wall charger
  • Can also be charged by micro-USB

Cons

  • None

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