Best Powerbanks for iPhones | Portable Chargers for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, X, iPhone 8 Plus, 8 & Older

Apple iPhones are one of the best selling smartphones in the world and offer better battery backup in general compared to Android smartphones. However, everyone of us has required backup batteries or powerbanks while travelling or simply after a particularly heavy session of smartphone use.

The good news is that iPhones mostly use smaller batteries compared to Android smartphones and your powerbank will provide more full recharges for iPhones when compared to Android smartphones. This is because most older iPhones (iPhone 8, 7, 6 etc.) have battery capacity of about 2000 maH while most Android smartphones come with 3000mAH or higher battery. The latest iPhones (XS Max, XS, XR, X, 8 Plus) are comparable to Samsung S9, S8 etc. in battery capacity (about 3000 mAh).

Fast charging – How iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X are different

The 2018 released iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR and 2017 released iPhone 8, iPhone 8+ and iPhone X are the only Apple smartphones that offer 18-watt fast charging over USB-C PD (Power Delivery). This means that you can charge your  iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X from 0 to 50% in just 30 minutes using a compatible USB-C PD powerbank or wall charger. However, the stock 5-watt wall charger that Apple ships with iPhone XS/XS Max,XR/X/8/8+ does not offer fast charging.

fast charging powerbank for i phone 8
Newly released PowerCore Speed 20000 PD can charge iPhone 8, 8 Plus & Iphone X to 50% in just 30 minutes

To fast charge your iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus & iPhone X you will require two things –

Older iPhones such as iPhone 7, 7S, iPhone 6, 6S, 6S+, 5, 5S, SE  do not support USB-C PD fast charging. Instead, older iPhones (7,7S & earlier) support maximum charging spped with 2.4 amp current.

We have compiled best powerbanks for iPhones in two categories –

Best Fast Charging powerbanks for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, iPhone 8+ and iPhone X (18 watt USB-C PD charging + 2.4 amp charging)

Best Powerbanks for iPhone 7, 7S, iPhone 6, 6S, 6S+,5, 5S,SE  (2.4 amp charging only)

Best Fast Charging Powerbanks for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X

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Best Fast Charging Powerbank with bundled USB-C PD fast-charging wall charger

Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD
Anker PowerCore Speed PD is our top recommendation as fast charging powerbank for iPhone XS Max, XS, XR, iPhone 8/8+/X. This sleek and compact high capacity portable charger comes bundled with a high quality 30-watt USB-C wall charger. The powerbank has two charging ports: one USB-C port and a standard 2.4 amp maximum capacity USB port.

Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD has a maximum USB-C PD output of 22.5 watt. This means it will also work as a charger for Nintendo Switch (which requires 18-watt USB-C PD). It will also charge Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, Note 8, etc. at fastest charging speeds (18 watt or Quickcharge 2.0 equivalent).

Powerbank for iphone 8
PowerCore Speed’s bundled USB-C wall charger charges the powerbank in just 4 hours

While the price of the Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 PD  may seem high, the bundled wall charger which costs about $30 to purchase separately means that the effective price is same as Anker’s normal 20000 mah powerbanks. The bundled 30-watt USB-C wall charger allows you to fast-charge your iPhones directly which is no doubt very handy. The bundled wall charger will also work excellently as a Nintendo Switch charger or Macbook charger.

The PowerCore Speed 20000 PD can be recharged using the bundled charger in just 4 hours. The powerbank will give about four full recharges for the iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X and iPhone 8+ and six full recharges for the iPhone 8.

The extensive future proof feature set  of makes PowerCore Speed 20000 PD one of the best portable chargers available.

Pros

  • Bundled USB-C charger makes it excellent value for money
  • Long, slim & stylish design
  • Can charge Nintendo Switch while playing & Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/Note 8 at fastest speeds
  • Can charge Macbooks at pretty good 24 watt charging speed
  • Solid build and reliability
  • Anker 18-month warranty & great customer service

Cons

  • No option to purchase without the bundled wall charger

Best High Capacity Fast Charging Powerbank for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X and iPhone 8 Plus/8 with bundled USB-C wall charger

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD 30 watt with wall charger
Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD is our top recommendation as fast charging powerbank with bundles USB wall charger and with highest TSA-allowed capacity for iPhone 8/8+/X. This massive capacity powerbank has three charging ports – one USB-C port and two standard USB ports.

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD has a maximum USB-C PD output of 30 watt, which makes it a perfect charger for Macbooks and iPads. Its 30 watt output is also more than adequate for Nintendo Switch (which requires 18-watt USB-C PD) and it can the Switch while it is being played. Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD will also charge all latest Samsung smartphones such as Galaxy S9, S9+,S8, S8+, S7, Note 8, etc. at their fastest charging speeds (Quickcharge 2.0 equivalent).

The bundled 30-watt USB-C wall charger allows you to fast-charge your iPhone XS Max/XS/XR, iPhone X or IPhone 8/8 Plus directly as well.

The Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD can be recharged using the bundled wall charger in just 4.5 hours.

Pros

  • Highest TSA-allowed capacity
  • Long, slim & stylish design
  • Can charge Nintendo Switch while playing & Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/Note 8 at fastest speeds
  • Charges Macbooks & iPads at 30 watt charging speed – as fast as stock Apple charger
  • Solid build and reliability
  • Anker 18-month warranty & great customer service

Cons

  • No option to purchase without the bundled wall charger

Best Fast Charging Powerbank for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone X and iPhone 8/8+ (without bundled wall charger)

RAVPower 20100 USB-C PD Hubs 30-watt 

RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD 30-watt 

RAVPower 20100 USB-C PD Hubs and RavPower 26800 PD powerbank are our choice as best fast charging powerbank for the new iPhones if you already have a USB-C wall charger or want to use your existing USB wall charger. Both these powerbanks can be recharged using any standard USB wall charger in about 12 – 14 hours. You can also recharge them with any USB-C PD 30 watt wall charger in 4 to 4.5 hours. This selectable dual charging feature makes these powerbanks more versatile than Anker powerbanks which can be charged only by using USB-C wall chargers.

Anker 26800 PD portable charger review
RAVPower 20100 PD or 26800 PD can be charged in two ways –
with any standard USB wall charger or with a USB-C wall charger

  

RAVPower 20100 USB-C PD Hubs and RavPower 26800 PD powerbank have a maximum output over USB-C PD of 30 watt. This makes them excellent choice if you happen to need a powerbank for your Macbook or ultrabook as well.

Both these powerbanks have three charging ports – one USB-C and two high speed USB ports.

Pros

  • 30-watt output of both powerbanks is great for charging Macbooks and iPads
  • Can charge Nintendo Switch while playing & Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7/S6/Note 8 at fastest speeds
  • 3 charging ports – one USB-C + two USB
  • Dual recharge option – the powerbanks can be charged by using any standard USB wall charger as well as USB-C PD wall chargers
  • Powerbanks get recharged in 4 to 5 hours using USB-C PD wall chargers
  • Solid build and sturdy construction
  • RAVPower 18-month + 12 month warranty & stellar customer service

Cons

  • An option with bundled USB-C wall charger would have been great.

Best Fast Charging Powerbanks for iPhone XS Max, iPhone XS, iPhone XR, iPhone 8, 8 Plus, and iPhone X

We recommend Anker PowerPort II PD Dual port Wall charger for fast-charging these powerbanks and your iPhone XS Max, XS,  X, XR and  8, 8 Plus

Features PowerCore Speed 20000 PD with 30 watt USB-C wall charger PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD with 27-watt USB-C wall charger RAVPower 20100 PD RAVPower 26800 PD
Number of Ports 2 3 3 3
Maximum USB-C PD Output for charging Macbooks 24 watt 30 watt 30 watt 30 watt
Samsung Galaxy S9/S8/S7 fastest charge
Nintendo Switch fastest charge
Time to charge the powerbank 4 hrs 4.5 hrs 4 hrs 12 hrs (USB) 4.5 (USB-C) 14 hrs (USB)

Best Power Banks for iPhone 7, 7S, iPhone 6, 6S, 6S Plus,5, 5S,SE

Best ultra-compact powerbank for iPhone 7, 7S, Iphone 8, 8 plus etc.

RAVPower Luster Mini 3350mAh
RAVPower Luster Mini 3350mAh is the smallest powerbank that you can find for iphones. We think that this lipstick sized powerbank is better than Anker 3350 as it has battery indicator lights and a non-rolling design. The 1 amp charging speed of RAVPower Luster Mini 3350mAh  is  equivalent to Anker 3350.  It will charge almost all iPhones – 8, 7, 7S, 6, 6S, 5 etc. one time.  The RAVPower Luster Mini 3350mAh  is available in 3 colors that match iPhone’s style.

Features

  • Non-rolling design
  • Indicator lights
  • Adequate charging speed
  • Long lasting battery with true 3350 mAh capacity
  • Lipstick size- 4 inches x .8 inch x .8 inches and 2.6 oz weight

Best Slim and Compact Powerbank for iPhone 7, 7S, Iphone 8, 8 plus etc.

Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 
If you are looking for a slim powerbank that you can hold in your phone behind your iphone while charging it, then Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 is the best option due to its slim, grippy, and ergonomic design, support for fast charging 2.4 amp charging for iphones and sturdy li-polymer battery.

Anker PowerCore Slim 5000 will charge iPhone 7, iPhone 8 or iPhone 6 two times. the Anker PowerCore Slim 5000  is also available in 3 colors to go with your iPhones color.

Slim powerbank for iphone 8
5000 Slim is ergonomic and light

Highlights

  • Ergonomic easy to grip design
  • Just .4 inches slim
  • Battery indicator light
  • Ultra light with 4.2 oz weight
  • Charges IPhones 7, 6, at fast 2 amp speeds
  • 4.9 inches x 2.5 inch x .4 inches

#Best all-in-one compact powerbank + wall charger + lightning cable for iPhones

RAVPower Savior 9000
While travelling or commuting, it is difficult to keep track of, and pack all the charging accessories for your iPhone. An powerbank with built-in wall charger and lightning cable is very handy for such situations as it allows you to pack just one thing for the trip besides your phone. RAVPower Savior 9000  is our top choice for integrated all-in-one powerbank for iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 etc.

The  RAVPower Savior 9000 has an inbuilt high quality folding lightning cable and a folding two-prong wall charger. The lightning cable can charge iPhones at the maximum 2.4 amp speed which is the fastest charging speed for iPhones 7 and earlier. The powerbank has an extra 1 amp USB port as well.

Best powerbank for iPhone 8
Saviour 9000 has a folding lightning cable and two-prong wall AC plug

RAVPower Savior 9000  will charge iPhone 7 and 8 more than three times. The 4.5 inches x 2.7 inch x 1.1 inches powerbank weigh just 6.6 inches – much lighter than a wall charger and similar capacity powerbank.

Highlights

  • Compact design
  • Gets charged in 5.5 hours
  • Extra port for charging a device over micro-USb
  • Just .4 inches slim
  • Rubber scratch resistant design
  • 8.5 oz (260 gm) weight – Lighter than combined weight of an equivalent wall charger and powerbank weight
  • Charges IPhones 7, 6, at fast 2.4 amp speeds

Best charging case for iPhone 7, 8

Alpatronix 3200 mAH iPhone 8/7 charging case (BX 170, BX 140, BX 190)
A charging case is the easiest and most convenient way to more than double the battery backup of your iPhone. The Alpatronix  3200 mAH charging case is the best iPhone case that we have tested so far. The  Alpatronix  3200 mAH charging case fits both iPhone 7 and iPhone 8 snugly and hardly adds any bulk to the phone. It also supports all lightning headphones as well. The Alpatronix  3200 mAH charging case weighs just 2.7 ounces (80 gram) and is made from soft TPU material that is easy to grip.

Highlights

  • Weighs just 3.8 oz (110 grams)
  • Increases grip on the phone by adding some soft thickness
  • Flexible TPU material is comfortable to hold and easy to apply or remove
  • 3200 mAH capacity fully charges iPhone 8 and iPhone 7 phones once
  • Inbuilt four-point LED battery-status indicator
  • Qi Wireless charging variants also available

Best 10000 mAh powerbank for iPhone 7, 7S, Iphone 8, 8 plus etc.

Anker PowerCore 10000
Anker Powercore 10000 is our top choice for a medium sized (3-4 charges) powerbank for iPhones. The Anker Powercore 10000 weighs just 6.36 oz (180 grams) which is almost same as your iPhone. The Anker Powercore 10000 will charge iPhone 7, iPhone 8, and iPhone 6S three times with some charge to spare. The compact dimensions of the powerbank mean that you can easily slip it in your handbag, purse or pocket

Anker Powercore 10000. supports fast 2.4 amp charging for iPhones.

Highlights

  • Weighs just 6.3 oz (180 grams) – lighter than any other 10000 mah powerbank
  • Extremely compact at just 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches
  • Charges iPhone 7, 6S etc at their supported speed 2.4 amp. will also charge iPhone 8, 8+, X at 2.4 speed as well.
  • True 10000 mAH capacity

Best High Capacity powerbank for iPhone 7, 7S, Iphone 8, 8 plus etc.

RAVPower 26800 mAH 
Sometimes we need as much battery capacity as possible for our phones. This is often the case during while travelling to remote areas, during long car rides, camping, or during emergencies. RAVPower 26800 powerbank is our top choice as heavy duty high capacity powerbank for iPhones.

RAVPower 26800 powerbank has a true battery capacity of 26800mah – the maximum allowed by TSA on flights. It comes with three high-speed charging ports, which means that you can charge up to three devices at once from the powerbank – a great feature for families. The RAVPower 26800 powerbank supports 2.4 amp fast charging for iPhones 7,8,6S, 5 etc.

The powerbank can be fully charged in 14 hours using 2.4-amp USB wall charger such as RAVPower dual 2.4 amp USB charger. The RAVPower 26800 powerbank  has a scratch proof and sturdy build that is backed by RAVpower’s generous 30 month warranty.

Highlights

  • Price! – As a no frill powerbank that can charge iPhones 7/6S at their maximum possible speed, it excellent value for money.
  • Maximum TSA allowed capacity
  • 5.5 amp total simultaneous charging output
  • Three charging ports
  • Scratch resistant and sturdy design
  • 30 month warranty (18 month standard warranty + 12 months upon online registration)

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