Best Portable Phone Chargers

Portable phone chargers (also known as power banks) have emerged as a must have device for smartphone users. Portable phone chargers enable you to recharge your iPhones or Android smartphones from one to as many as 10 times without worrying about finding a wall outlet. We have exhaustively used, tested and compiled the collection of best portable phone chargers currently available in the market to come with with our picks for best portable chargers in the market to suit every need, requirement and budget.

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Best Low Cost Phone Chargers (1-2 charges)

Best Mid-range Phone Chargers (3-4 charges)

Best Upper Midrange Portable Chargers(5-6 charges)

Best Portable Chargers Money Can Buy (5-9 charges)

 

Best Low Cost Portable Phone Chargers

Anker PowerCore II 6700 

PowerCore II 6700 is easily our top pick as best ultra-compact, light weight and low cost portable charger. PowerCore II 6700 will fully charge iPhone 7, 8, 6S twice. It will also charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc.  from 35% to 100% twice (about 1.3 charges).

Portable phone charger for iPhone and Android cell phones
PowerCore II 6700 can charge Iphone 8/7/6s twice

PowerCore II 6700 weighs just 5 oz and is very tiny at just 2 inches x 3 inches x .9 inches. This portable charger has a modern scratch resistant grippy design. PowerCore II 6700 can be fully charged in 3 hours. It will charge most iPhones and Android phones at fast 2 amp charging speed which charges iPhones 8, 7, 6s etc. to about 50% in about 45 minutes and most Android phones to about 35-50% in 45 minutes.

Pros

  • Ultralight and compact portable charger
  • Gets charged in 3 hours
  • Smooth charging current output
  • 2 amp fast charging for iPhones and Androids
  • 6-point LED battery indicator
  • Grippy scratch resistant design
  • Solid long-lasting build
  • Excellent Anker customer service

Cons

  • White color version is priced higher!

 

RAVPower 10000 

RAVPower 10000 is our next pick as a low cost portable battery charger. RAVPower 10000 will fully charge iPhone 7, 8, 6S three times. It will also fully charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc.  two times. RAVPower 10000 weighs about 8.5 oz and has dimensions of 3 inches x 4 inches x .8 inches. It has a robustly constructed design with two USB charging ports. RAVPower 10000 can be fully charged in 6 hours using a 1 amp wall charger.

best portable phone charger for Android and iPhone
RAVPower 10000 has two ports with a fast 2.4 amp charging port

RAVPower 10000 portable charger charges all iPhones and Android phones at quite fast 2.4 amp charging speeds. This means that it will charge iPhones 8, 7, 6s etc. to about 50% in about 40 minutes and most Android phones to about 35-50% in 45 minutes.

Pros

  • Very Attractively priced
  • Two charging ports
  • Smooth charging current output
  • 2.4 amp fast charging for iPhones and Androids
  • Solid build quality
  • Excellent RAVPower warranty & customer service support

Cons

  • Weighs 8.8 oz (260 gm)

 

Anker Astro E1 6700 

Astro E1 6700 is Anker’s previous generation 6700 mAH powerbank model. Astro E1 6700 is priced slightly lower than the newer PowerCore II 6700 portable charger. Astro E1 6700 is an excellent ultra-compact, and light weight and low cost phone charger. There are three key differences between PowerCore II 6700 and Astro E1 6700 –

  • Astro E1 6700 is priced slightly less than PowerCore II 6700
  • Astro E1 takes 5.5 hrs to fully charge itself compared to 3 hrs taken to charge PowerCore II 6700
  • Astro E1 6700 has a side on/off button instead of the clickable round button of PowerCore II
  • Astro E1 6700 has a plastic gloss finish that is not as grippy and cool looking as newer PowerCore II 6700
  • Astro E1 6700 weighs slights less (4.4 oz) compared to 5 oz of PowerCore II 6700
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Astro E1 phone charger comes in striking red, white, and blue colors, making it ideal for gifts

Astro E1 6700 will fully charge iPhone 7, 8, 6S twice and charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc.  from 35% to 100% twice (about 1.3 charges). Astro E1 6700 weighs just 4.4 oz (120 gm) and has exactly same dimensions as PowerCore II 6700 – 2 inches x 3 inches x .9 inches. Astro E1 6700 also has same 2 amp charging speed that charges charge most iPhones and Android phones to about 50% in about 45 minutes.

Pros

  • Reasonable price
  • Ultralight and compact portable charger. At 4.4 oz, it is lighter than PowerCore II 6700
  • Smooth charging current output
  • 2 amp fast charging for iPhones and Androids
  • Available in cool 4 colors
  • Solid long-lasting build
  • Excellent Anker customer service

Cons

  • It takes 5.5 hrs to recharge this powerbank

 

Best Mid-Range Portable Phone Chargers

Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000

PowerCore II Slim 10000 is our top pick among mid-range phone chargers. The special thing about PowerCore II Slim 10000 is that it is Anker’s lowest cost portable charger that offers fastest 18-watt charging for latest Android smartphones including Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc. Besides, it will also charge iPhones 8, 7 , 6, 5 etc. at fast 2.1 amp charging speeds. PowerCore II Slim 10000 will fully charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc twice. It will charge iPhone 8, 7, 6S three times and iPhone X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus twice.

Best portable phone charger that is also slim
PowerCore II Slim 10000 phone charger can be easily held in hand with the phone

PowerCore II Slim 10000 weighs just 8.8 oz and is just .6 inches thick (5.4 x 2.4 x .6 inches) making it pocketable and easy to hold in the hand along with the phone. PowerCore II Slim 10000 can be fully charged in 4 hours with a Quickcharge wall charger.

PowerCore II Slim 10000 will charge most Android phones such as S9, S8, S7 to about 50% in 30 minutes. This portable charger will charge  iPhones at fast 2.1 amp charging speed – about 50% in about 45 minutes.

Pros

  • Slim, ultralight and compact
  • Gets charged in 4 hours
  • Smooth and consistent current output
  • Supports fastest charging for Samsung S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8 etc. (18 watt Quickcharge 2.0)
  • Supports fastest charging for iPhone 7, 6, 5 and 2nd fastest charging mode for iPhone 8, 8+, X (12 watt charging)
  • Pocketable design
  • Excellent value for money
  • Solid build
  • Anker customer service

Cons

  • Just one color option!

Anker PowerCore 13000 Compact 

PowerCore 13000 Compact is easily our next top pick as best compact, mid-range portable charger. PowerCore 13000 Compact will fully charge iPhone 7, 8, 6S etc. four times. It will also fully charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc.  almost 3 times. The best thing about PowerCore 13000 Compact  is that it weighs and costs as much as most 10000 mah portable chargers but delivers full 30% extra battery capacity (one more charge for same weight and price).

Best portable phone charger for Android and iPhone
PowerCore 13000 Compact weighs just 8.5 oz and charges most phones 3-4 times

PowerCore 13000 Compact portable charger has two USB ports and is an excellent charger for both iPhones and Android Phones. PowerCore 13000 Compact can be fully recharged with a 2.4 amp wall charger in 6 hours. PowerCore 13000 Compact will charge iPhones 7, 6, 5s at their fastest possible charging speed (2.4 amp or 12 watt) charging speed which charges iPhones 8, 7, 6s etc. to about 50% in about 45 minutes.

Please note that while it does not support fastest peak charging speed (18 watt) for the latest fast charging Android smartphones, PowerCore 13000 Compact can charge Android phones at up to fast 15 watt charging speed (3 amp) that will charge most Android phones to about 35-50% in 45 minutes.

Pros

  • Lightest 13000 mAH powerbank in the market
  • Great balance of battery capacity, price, charging speeds and weight. PowerCore 13000 Compact  is one of Amazon’s bestselling portable phone chargers for this reason.
  • Priced extremely well
  • Two ports
  • Gets charged in 6 hours
  • Smooth output
  • Fastest charging for iPhone 7, 6, 5 and 2nd fastest charging mode for iPhone 8, 8+, X (12 watt charging)
  • Up to 15 watt charging output for Android smartphones
  • Solid and compact build
  • Excellent Anker customer service

Cons

  • White color version is priced way higher!

 

RAVPower 10000 QuickCharge 3.0 

RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0  is our next pick as a mid range portable battery charger. RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0 will fully charge iPhone 7, 8, 6S three times and fully charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc.  two times. RAVPower 10000 weighs about just 6.8 oz and has dimensions of 5.75 x 0.63 x 2.83 inches. This makes it one of the lightest 10000 mAH portable battery charger in the market.

Fast charging Portable phone charger for S8
RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0 phone charger is slim and ergonomically shaped with rounded edges.

The highlight feature of RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0 portable charger is that it has both QuickCharge 3.0 input as well as output.  QuickCharge 3.0 output lets you recharge Quickcharge 3.0 phone ssuch as LG V30 up to 80% in 30 mins. It will also recharge QC 2.0 compatible phones such as Samsung S9, S8, S7, S6 etc to 50% in 30 mins.

QuickCharge 3.0 input lets you recharge the powerbank in just 3.5 hours using a QC 3.0 wall charger.

RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0  will also charge all iPhones at quite fast 2.4 amp charging speeds ( 50% in about 40 minutes).

While buying RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0 portable charger, do not forget to benefit from discounts available with the product.

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Do not forget to look for any available discounts

Pros

  • Extremely light and slim (.63 inches and 6.8 oz)
  • Two charging ports
  • Quickcharge 3.0 input and Output
  • Fastest charging for all Samsung smartphones and other Android smartphones
  • 2.4 amp fast charging for iPhones
  • Excellent RAVPower warranty with lifetime warranty on registration

Cons

  • None

 

Best Upper-MidRange Portable Chargers

 Anker PowerCore 20100

PowerCore 20100 rules when it comes to low cost high capacity chargers that are also lightweight as well. PowerCore 20100 is an all-round champion thanks to its light weight, good capacity, and lower price than fancier Quickcharge portable chargers.

PowerCore 20100 has two 2.4 amp ports with max combined output of 4.8 amp. This means it can simultaneously charge two iPhones (iPhone 7/6s/5s) at fastest possible speed. The highlight feature of PowerCore 20100 portable charger is its low weight (12.5 oz) which makes it the lightest 20100 mAh charger in the market. PowerCore 20100 will charge iPhone 8, 7, 6S six times and iPhone X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus four times. It will fully charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc four times.

Anker powercore 20100 portable phone charger
Powercore 20100 has a narrow and long design with the least weight among  any 20000 MAH charger

PowerCore 20100 can be fully charged in 10 hours with a 2.4 amp wall charger. PowerCore 20100 charges most Android and iPhones such at up to 2.4 amp max charging speed – about 35 to 50% in about 45 minutes.

Pros

  • Lightest 20000 mAH portable charger
  • Supports fastest charging for iPhone 7, 6, 5 and 2nd fastest charging mode for iPhone 8, 8+, X (12 watt charging)
  • Consistent current output
  • Supports 12 watt fast charging for all Android smartphones including Samsung S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8 etc.
  • Pocketable design
  • Excellent value for money
  • Solid build
  • Great Anker customer service

Cons

  • Takes 10 hours to charge.

RAVPower 20800

RAVPower 20800 is easily the lowest cost quality 20000 mAH portable battery charger. RAVPower 20800 weighs more (16 oz) than Anker 20100 (12.5 oz) but compensates for it with its much lower cost.

RAVPower 20800 has three 2.4 amp ports (PowerCore 20100  has two) with max combined output of 5.5 amp. This means it can simultaneously charge two iPhones (iPhone 7/6s/5s) at fastest possible speed and a third phone at lower charging speed. The highlight feature of RAVPower 20800 portable charger is its low cost considering its excellent build and high 5.5 amp output. RAVPower 20800 can charge iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 5s etc. six times and the larger iPhone X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus more than four times (4.5 times). RAVPower 20800 will fully charge Samsung smartphones such as S9, S8, S7, S6 etc four times.

RAVPower 20800 can be fully charged in 10 hours with a good 2.4 amp USB wall charger.

This portable phone charger  can charge most Android smartphonesand iPhones such at up to 2.4 amp max charging speed – which means about 35% to 50% charge in about 45 minutes.

Pros

  • Lowest cost premium 20000 mAH portable charger
  • Fastest charging speeds for iPhone 7, 6, 5 and 2nd fastest charging mode for the new iPhone 8, 8+, X (12 watt charging)
  • Three charging ports
  • Supports fast charging at 12-watt for all Android smartphones including Samsung S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8 etc.
  • 5.5 watt max combined output means you can charge three devices at good charging speed simultaneously.
  • Excellent value for money
  • Solid build
  • Good RAVPower service and Warranty service

Cons

  • Takes 10 hours to charge.
  • Heavy at 16 oz
  • Wider than PowerCore 20100

Anker PowerCore II 20000

PowerCore II 20000 is our pick among best upper mid-range portable phone chargers. The highlight feature of PowerCore II 20000 is that it supports the fastest 18-watt charging for latest Android smartphones including Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc. PowerCore II 20000 will charge iPhones X, 8, 8 Plus, 7 , 7 Plus,  6, 5 etc. at fast 2.1 amp+ charging speeds.

Portable phone charger for iPhone
PowerCore II 20000 features both fast charging input and output

This portable charger has adequate capacity to fully charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc four times. It will charge iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 5 six times and iPhone X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus four times. PowerCore II 20000 weighs 13.5 oz and features Anker’s new textured grippy and scratch-resistant design that feels much better in the hand than the older design.

PowerCore II 20000 can be fully charged in 5 hours with a Quickcharge wall charger.

PowerCore II 20000 portable charger supports QuickCharge 2.0 equivalent Input and Output. It will charge most Android phones such as S9, S8, S7 to about 50% in 30 minutes. PowerCore II 20000 will charge  iPhones at fast 2.2 amp charging speed – about 50-60% in about 45 minutes.

Pros

  • 18-watt fast charge input & Output (QC 2.0 equivalent input/putput)
  • Gets charged in 5 hours despite the large capacity
  • Highly consistent current output
  • Delivers fastest supported charging speeds for Samsung S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8 etc. (18 watt Quickcharge 2.0)
  • Delivers fastest charging speeds for iPhone 7, 6, 5 and 2nd fastest charging mode for iPhone 8, 8+, X (12 watt charging)
  • Grippy, scratch resistant design with the new six-point indicator round clickable button
  • Rock Solid build
  • Ever Reliable Anker customer service

Cons

  • Just one color option!

Best Portable Chargers Money Can Buy

Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD

PowerCore Speed 20000 PD is currently our top picks as a future proof USB PD power bank for the latest and upcoming iPhones and Android smartphones. Apple’s latest iPhones (iPhone X, 8, and 8 Plus) now support 18-watt fast charging over USB C PD that enables 50% charging of phone in 30 minutes. Similarly, almost all new Android smartphones  also support 18-watt or higher USB C PD charging. PowerCore Speed 20000 PD portable charger can output a maximum of 22.5 watt of charging power over USB PD making it perfect for charging all new and upcoming smartphones at fastest possible speed.

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Newly released PowerCore Speed PD portable charger can charge iPhone 8, 8S & Iphone X to 50% in just 30 minutes

PowerCore Speed PD is not as bulky as the 26800 mAh portable chargers and is priced quite well once you consider that it is bundled with a high quality PD wall charger which in itself costs much more if you buy directly from Apple (Apple stock iPhone chargers cannot fast charge the new iPhones).

PowerCore Speed 20000 PD has two ports (One USB C and a USB port). The powerbank weighs 13.5 oz and can charge iPhone 8, 7, 6S six times and iPhone X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus four times. PowerCore Speed 20000 PD will fully charge S9+and S8+ more than three times and Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc. more than four times.

The powerbank will also charge Nintendo Switch at its highest speed (18 watt) and Macbooks at pretty decent 22.5 watt speed.

Thanks to its USB PD input feature, the PowerCore Speed 20000 PD portable charger can be fully charged in just 4 hours with the bundled PD wall charger.

Pros

  • Lightest 20000 mAH USB C PD portable charger
  • Supports fastest charging for all iPhones – from the latest iPhone 8, 8+, X to old iPhone 7, 6, 5 etc.
  • Supports fastest charging for Android smartphones including Samsung S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8 etc.
  • Bundled high quality 30 watt PD wall charger that can also act as fast charger for iPhones and Macbooks.
  • Good value for money
  • Dependable Anker customer service

Cons

  • No option to buy without the bundled wall charger.

RAVPower 26800 PD

RAVPower 26800 PD is the lowest cost premium 30 watt USB PD portable charger in the market . The 30-watt USB PD output of RAVPower 26800 PD makes it a fool proof charger for latest iPhones and Android smartphones but also an excellent charger for Macbooks.

RAVPower 26800 PD has three output ports in all (one USB C and two regular USB). RAVPower 26800 PD is an especially great choice if you already have a USB C PD wall charger or a Macbook 29 watt wall charger and simply need a high capacity wall charger without any bundled wall charger.

Anker 26800 PD portable charger review
RAVPower 26800 portable charger can be charged in two ways –
with any standard USB wall charger or with a USB-C wall charger

This portable charger can charge iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 5s etc. eight times and the larger iPhone X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus about six times. RAVPower 26800 PD will fully charge Samsung smartphones such as S9, S8, S7, S6 etc. five times.

RAVPower 26800 PD can be fully charged in 5 hours with ant 30 watt USB PD wall charger or a 29 watt (or higher) Macbook wall charger.

Pros

  • Reasonably priced 30 watt premium PD wall charger
  • Supports the fastest charging speeds for all iPhones – from the latest iPhone 8, 8+, X to old iPhone 7, 6, 5 etc.
  • Supports the fastest charging speeds for latest Android smartphones including Samsung S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8 etc.
  • Charges Macbooks at excellent 30 watt speeds.
  • Three charging ports
  • Excellent value for money
  • Available without a wall charger. You can also club it with any good wall charger such as Anker 30 watt PD wall charger
  • Good RAVPower service and Warranty service

Cons

  • 16 oz weight.
  • A bundled PD wall charger option would have been great

 

Anker PowerCore 26800 PD with 30 watt PD wall charger

Anker PowerCore 26800 PD is a future-proof 30 watt USB C PD portable charger (powerbank) for latest iPhones and Androids as well as Macbooks and ultrabooks. It is available with a bundled PD wall charger and is our top pick among portable chargers with the highest TSA allowed battery capacity. The high capacity also makes Anker PowerCore 26800 PD a great charger for Macbooks and ultrabooks. However, please note that it will not charge top-end USB C laptops such as Dell XPS 15 or XPS 13.

Best USB-C PD powerbanks for iPhone X and best portable charger for s9
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 portable charger comes with a 30-watt USB-C PD wall charger and can charge all iPhones, Android smartphones at fastest speeds

PowerCore 26800 PD will fully charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc. five times. It will charge iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 5 an incredible eight times and iPhone X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus five times. Anker PowerCore 26800 PD weighs 16 oz and comes in a very sturdy design.

The PowerCore 26800 PD can be fully charged in 5 hours with the Macbook 29 watt or 60 watt wall charger or the bundled 30 watt PD wall charger.

Pros

  • Future proof 30-watt USB PD wall charger
  • Gets charged in 5 hours despite the large capacity
  • Supports fastest charging speeds for latest Android USB-C smartphones including Samsung S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8 etc. (18 watt Quickcharge 2.0)
  • Supports fastest charging speeds the entire range of iPhones – including the new iPhone X, 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone 7, 7 Plus, 6, 6S, 5S.
  • Robust premium build quality
  • Dependable Anker customer service and warranty
  • Bundled 30 watt PD wall charger can fast charge new iPhones.
  • Good value for money compared to any other 30-watt PD portable charger in the market.

Cons

  • No option to purchase without the bundled PD wall charger.

OmniCharge Omni 20 Portable charger with 100 watt AC outlet and variable voltage DC outlets

Omnicharge Omni 20 is a unique portable charger that that comes with a portable 110 volt AC outlet as well as DC outlets for running a wide range of electronic equipments such as laptops, speakers, camera equipment, etc. in addition to charging smartphones.

Best portable phone charger for iPhone and laptops
Omni 20 is a compact powerbank with a wide range of output/input options

The standout feature of this extremely highly priced portable charger is its flexibility. Omni 20 can power most latest laptops due to its 100 watt AC outlet port. The same AC port can be used to power almost any electrical appliance with a power draw of up to 100 watts. Omni 20 comes with variable adjustable DC outlet port – which can output a wide range of DC voltages. In fact, it can output ANY DC voltage from 1 volt to 24 volts including 9 volt, 10 volt, 12 volt, 18 volt, 20 volt, 24 volt etc. with a power draw of up to 70 watt This enables Omni 20 to power a huge range of professional electronic equipment.

Another uniquely feature of Omni 20 is its wide range of input power. Omni 20 can be charged with a wide range of input voltages including solar cells in addition to the bundled AC brick. It can be charged in just 3 hours with the bundled AC brick.

Pros

  • 100 watt AC outlet is great for laptops
  • 1- 24 volt adjustable Dc output.
  • Can be charged with a wide range of DC voltages via the DC barrel port
  • Supports solar charging
  • Supports pass through charging – charge devices while charging the powerbank.
  • QuickCharge 3.0 compatible USb ports are  great for fastest charging of Android USB-C smartphones including Samsung S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8 etc.
  • Supports 12 watt fast charging for all iPhones.
  • Compact and sturdy charger with premium build quality (5 x 1.1 x 4.8 inches and 1.39 pounds weight)
  • Unique portable charger with unmatched versatility

Cons

  • High price makes it a reasonable purchase only for enthusiasts and professionals.
  • 1 year limited warranty is a bit less than ideal for such a highly priced piece of equipment
  • 20000 mah capacity is less than the 26800 MAH maximum allowed by TSA. For such a high price, 26800 mah would have been an ideal capacity.
  • No USB PD output as of yet

 

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