Best Portable Chargers & Power Banks November 2019

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

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Best 1-2 Charge Portable Chargers (Smallest, Lightest Portable Chargers)

Best 2-3 Charge Portable Phone Chargers (Compact)

Best 5-6 Charge Portable Chargers (High capacity, Can charge Macbooks also)

Best PD Portable Chargers (8+ Charges, USB-C PD Premium Portable Power)

Best Smallest Portable Phone Chargers for iPhones and Android Phones

(1-2 Charge)

Anker PowerCore II 6700 

PowerCore II 6700 is our top pick as best ultra-compact, light weight, and low cost portable charger. At 5 oz (150 gm), it is remarkably light in the pocket and weighs same as most modern smartphones.

PowerCore II 6700 will fully charge an iPhone 8, 7, or an iPhone 6S twice. It will also charge Samsung S9, S8, S7, etc.  and Apple iPhone XS, X, XS Max, 8 Plus etc. from about 35% to 100% twice (about 1.3 charges).

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

PowerCore II 6700 weighs just 4.1 oz (120 grams) 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 all iPhones at twice the speed of Apple iPhone charger (zero to 50% in 40-50 minutes). It also charges all Android phones at about zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes speed (2.4 amp fast charging). This means it will charge 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
  • Weighs just 4.1 oz or 120 grams
  • 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. Best design among compact chargers.
  • Solid long-lasting build
  • Excellent Anker customer service

Cons

  • It is .9 inches thick. A slimmer but wider smartphone like design would have been more easy to hold and more pocketable
  • White color version is priced higher!

Best Slimmest & Lightest Portable Charger

Luxtude PowerEasy 5000mah Ultra Slim Portable Charger with built-in Lightning or USB-C cable

slimmes portable charger 5000mah
Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 comes with an in-built Lightning cable for charging iPhones or with a USB-C cable for charging Androids phones
Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 Ultra Slim Portable Charger is our pick as the slimmest lightweight portable charger. This 0.3 inch (8mm) slim portable charger is as slim as iPhone 8 and weighs just 4.5 oz (128 grams). With its 2.1 amp fast charging output, the Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 will charge all iPhones (iPhone XS/XR/X/Phone 8, 7, 6/6s, SE, 5s) at twice the speed of Apple phone chargers – zero to 50% in about 30-40 minutes. This is because it charges iPhones at 2.1 amp charging current while the standar Apple charger charges at 1 amp only. Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 will charge most Android smartphones including Samsung S10, S9, S8 etc. from zero to 50% in 45-50 minutes with the 2.1 amp charging.

5000 mAH battery capacity of Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 is adequate for the power bank to fully charge small-screen iPhones (iPhone 8, 7, 6/6s, 5s SE, etc). from zero to 100% two times! It will even charges the bigger-battery large-screen iPhones (XS, XR, X, 8+, 7+, 6+) from 40% to 100% about two times. The power bank  will charge most Android phones such as Samsung S10/S9/S8/S7 minimum about one time.

slimmest 5000mah power bank for iPhone
Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 power bank is as slim as latest iPhones making it perfect for holding in hand with the phone while charging
Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 slim portable charger gets charged in about 2.5 hours with a 2.4 amp charger. It gets charged in about 4 hours with stock Apple iPhone 5-watt chargers. The powerbank is very small at 5.43 x 2.68 x 0.31 inches and has a flat slim body with rounded corners that makes it easy to grip in hands and keep in pockets and handbags. Given that the portable charger comes with a built in high-quality Mfi Lightning cable or a USB-C cable, the price of Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 is very reasonable as well.

Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 portable charger comes in two in-built cable options –

Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 with in-built Mfi certified Lightning cable for charging iPhones

Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 with in-built USB-C cable for charging Samsung S10/S9/S8 or other Android phones

Tip:  A 2.4 amp charger  will also charge your iPhone twice as fast as Apple charger and with a dual port 2.4 amp charger you can charge both your iPhone and the portable charger super-quick at same time.

Pros!

  • .3 inch (8mm) thicknes makes it one of slimmest portable chargers around
  • Easy to grip in hand with phone or keep in pockets
  • Charges iPhones twice as fast as stock Apple phone chargers
  • Fast-charges both Android phones & iPhones from zero to 50% in 35-50 minutes (2.1 amp charging).
  • Just 4.5 oz or 128 gram weight
  • Fully charges all small-screen iPhones two times
  • Charges all Android phones S10/S9/S8 minimum one time and big-screen iPhones (XS, XR, X, 8+, 7+, 6+) 1.2 times (40% to 100% two times)
  • Excellent quality in-built Mfi Lightning Cable or USB-C cable included – No need for carrying separate cable

Cons

  • None

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.

Despite its age, the Astro E1 6700 is an excellent ultra-compact, and light weight and low cost phone charger with its only drawback being it slow charging speed as it takes about 5.5 hours to charge itself fully.

There are three key differences between PowerCore II 6700 and Astro E1 6700 –

  • Astro E1 6700 has a slightly lower price 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 has a four-point led battery status indicator while PowerCore II 6700 has a better 6-point status indicator.
  • 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 more (4.4 oz) compared to 4.1 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.
  • 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
  • PowerCore II 6700 is lighter than it at 4.1 oz at similar price and gets charged in 3 hours

Best Compact and Light Portable Chargers for iPhones and Android Phones (3-4 charges)

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 (Currently Not in Stock  in US)

RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0  is our next pick as a 2-3 charge 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.  more than  two times. RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0 has a very slim design with a width of just .63 inches and weighs about just 6.8 oz with exact dimensions of 5.75 x 0.63 x 2.83 inches.

The slim design and light weight make this portable charger one of the most pocketable and lightest 10000 mAH portable battery chargers 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 apply 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 20000 mah Portable Chargers (5-6 charges)

 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 22000

RAVPower 22000 is easily the best value for money heavy-duty 20000 mAH class portable battery charger. RAVPower 22000 weighs more (14.5 oz) than Anker 20100 (12.5 oz) but compensates for it with its much lower cost and greater battery capacity and total charging output.

RAVPower 22000 has three 2.4 amp capable ports (PowerCore 20100  has two) with max combined output of 5.8 amp. This means it can simultaneously charge two iPhones (iPhone 7/6s/5s) at fastest possible speed and a third phone at decent 1 amp charging speed. The highlight feature of RAVPower 22000 portable charger is its low cost considering its excellent build and high 5.8 amp output. RAVPower 22000 can charge iPhone 8, 7, 6S, 5s etc. almost seven times and the larger iPhone XS Max, XS, XR,  X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus about five times. RAVPower 22000 will fully charge Samsung smartphones such as S9, Note 9, S8, Note 8, S7, S6 etc four times.

RAVPower 22000 can be fully charged in 11 hours with a good 2.4 amp USB wall charger.

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

Pros

  • Excellent value for money
  • Lowest cost premium 20000 mAH class 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.
  • 5.8 watt maximum 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 11 hours to charge.
  • Heavy at 14.5 oz
  • Quite heavier than PowerCore 20100 but its low cost with greater capacity makes it an excellent solution for carrying in car, luggage, or for home emergencies.

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 USB-C PD Portable Chargers & Premium Portable Chargers

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.

fast charging portable charger powerbank for iphone 8
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 (Currently Not in Stock  in US)

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.

7 thoughts on “Best Portable Chargers & Power Banks November 2019

  1. Hi! this site is great but i’m still not sure what to get. i’m looking for a portable charger with dual charge ability mainly for my Pixel 2 and wifes iphone SE but also a chromebook asus302 on rare occasion. would the Anker 10000 PD fit the bill?

    1. Hi Matt, PowerCore 10000 PD will be an excellent portable charger for charging your Pixel 2 and iPhone SE. However, it will not be able to charge your Chromebook Asus C302 as the Chromebook draws much higher charging current.

      To charge the both phones (Pixel 2, iPhone SE) and the Chromebook, our top recommendation is RAVPower 20000 45-watt PD 3.0 portable charger. This portable charger can provide adequate 45-watt charging power (and enough battery capacity) for charging all your three devices, including the Asus Chromebook C302.

      Thanks

  2. Hey! Love your site and hoping you can help. My wife and I are taking a trip and have 2x moto g4s and might also bring our samsung digital camera. We will do a little hiking, but no situation where we will go more than 12 hours without access to a charger. I am leaning towards RAVPower, mostly because they seem fairly trustworthy and the price is right.

    Based on your suggestion above, the RAVPower 10000 QC3 would be a good pick at $23.99 a piece after the current promotion, totaling approx $48 for two of them before tax (one for each of us).

    However, there is also a promotion where I can get the RAVPower 10000 QC and the RAVPower 22000 for $62 before tax.

    22000 does not appear to have Qualcomm QC. Should I stick with the 2 x RAVPower 10000?

    Thank you!

    1. Hi Ryan,

      We will recommend the RAVPower 10000 QC3 due to its extremely useful Quick recharging/charging features supported by your Moto G4 Plus phones, much lower weight and lower price as well as your charging requirements (less than 12 hrs). RAVPower 10000 QC3 is also slim and light enough to use on the go as well. Weight is a very important consideration here as you will save a full 1-pound (~450 gm) weight by opting for the RAVPower 10000 QC3.

      Another handy advantage of RAVPower 10000 QC3 over the RAVPower 22000 is that you can use your Moto G4 Plus Turbo wall chargers for rapidly charging the RAVPower 10000 QC3 powerbanks as well.

      Thanks!

      PS. Also, in case you want to charge all 5 devices (2 phones + 2 powerbanks + camera) from one AC outlet simultaneously, for ease of use/packing, you can consider a good 5 port USB wall charger with QC 3.0 such as Anker 63 watt 5-port wall charger. It has 2 quick charging ports to top-up QC 3.0 powerbanks (or phones) at maximum speeds and 3 other USB ports. RAVPower also has 4/6 port chargers but Anker 5-port wall charger’s 63 watt total output and 2 Quickcharging ports is better than similar RAVpower wall charger (60 watt, 5ports, 1 QC port0 for about $5 extra.

      1. Thank you very much for your input! Just ordered 2x ravpower 10000 and made sure to use your links : ) I will see how things go on this trip and keep the 5 port charger in mind for the future. Thanks again and have a wonderful night/day!

  3. Hello,

    Per an Anker phone support rep, Walmart is currently selling the Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD without a wall charger for $69.99. Make sure the one u buy has the large blue PD sticker on the box. (Model# A1275)

    Also, I think it would be a great idea to add a section on well reviewed / quality USB-C cables as this especially important for those ppl wanting to properly power their Macbook or Chrome laptops. I had a difficult time confirming the quality of the usb-c to usb-c cables on Amazon trying to find a one capable of handling 5a/100w.

    1. Hi John, Thanks for the suggestions, We will be updating the page with the new Anker powerbank model # A1275 once we review it. We will also soon be adding a section with quality USB-C cables.

      Thanks!

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