Best Smallest and Lightest Power Banks for Handbags & Travel | Lightest Portable Chargers

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A small and light power bank goes a long way to ensure that battery backup is always within our reach. Ultra-compact mini portable chargers are also great for reducing luggage weight and simplifying packing while travelling. Such compact power banks are also extremely handy for carrying in handbags or backpacks.

Here is our selection of best ultra-compact small portable chargers for handbags and daily use.

Best Lightest Small Portable Chargers with Fast-Charging (less than 6 oz/180 grams) 

Best High Capacity USB-C PD Fast-Charging Portable Charger for iPhones & Androids (< 7 oz/200 grams) 

Best High Capacity USB-C PD Fast-Charging Portable Charger for Samsung/Pixels/Androids with in-built USB-C cable (< 6.5 oz/190 grams) 

Best Power Banks with in-built chargers (2-in-1 portable charger+ wall charger combo)  

Best Lightest & Small Portable Chargers (Single charge & less than 3 oz/80 grams) 

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Best Lightest and Smallest Power Bank for Handbags & Travel (With 2-amp Fast Charging)

Anker PowerCore 10000 Redux for iPhones & Androids – 3 charges from 20% to 100%

PowerAdd EnergyCell 10000  for iPhones & Androids –  3 charges from 20% to 100%

smallest fast-charging power bank for iPhone 12 Pro Max
 PowerCore Redux 10000 is our favorite due to build quality and gives 3 charges from 20 to 100% 
Smallest portable charger for iPhone 11 Pro Max
EnergyCell 10000 is more compact, lighter, & priced better. It charges iPhones twice as fast as Apple charger – smaller iPhones from 20% to 100% 4 times & larger iPhones/Androids 3 times

Anker PowerCore Redux 10000 and PowerAdd EnergyCell 10000 are our top picks as best ultra-compact and light weight portable chargers as they balance adequate battery capacity with small size at an acceptable price. EnergyCell 10000 is 6 oz (180 gm), much lighter than most 10000 mah power banks. In fact it weighs a bit less than many modern smartphones.

(For Australian readers only, we recommend PowerAdd EnergyCell 10000 as the best ultra-compact power bank available in Australia as PowerCore Redux 10K is not available in AU. PowerAdd EnergyCell 10000  has same charging features as PC Redux 10K. PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is also available in AU but for quite steep price.)

EnergyCell 10000 features a maximum charging output of 2.4 amps and charges all iPhones almost twice as fast as stock Apple 5-watt phone chargers! This mini portable charger will charge small-screen iPhones (iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE) at speed of zero to 50% in about 40 minutes. It charges big screen iPhones (11, 11 Pro/Pro Max, XR/XS/XS Max/X/8+/7+/6+/6s+) and latest Samsung S20, S20+, S10, S10+, S9, S8, S7, etc. at speeds of about zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes.

PowerCore Redux 10000 will charge small screen iPhones (iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE) from 20% to 100% about four times. It will charge big screen iPhones and most Android phones from about 20% to 100% three times.

Despite its small size and weight, PowerAdd EnergyCell 10000 will charge small screen iPhones (iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE) from 20% to 100% about three times. It will charge big screen iPhones and most Android phones from about 20% to 100% two times.

Both PowerCore Redux 10000  & PowerAdd EnergyCell 10000 get fully charged in 6 hours by a 2.4 amp charger or almost any Android phone charger. They will also get fully charged in about 11 hours with the Apple 5-watt charger.

EnergyCell 10000 weighs just 6 oz is pretty small at just about 2 inches x 4 inches x .9 inches (5 cm x 7.5 cm x 2.5 cm). This mini power bank is also our pick as the best small portable charger in the market due to its premium build quality and attention to detail with a scratch resistant design. It has a four-point LED battery-status indicator that is much better than indicators usually seen in most small power banks.

Build-quality wise, PowerCore Redux 10000 is the best mini portable charger we have seen with a design and attention to detail that stands out. It is hard to pick one of the two, but if money is no concern we recommend PowerCore Redux 10000. However, you can’t go wrong with EnergyCell 10000 especially with its even lighter weight and incredible price.

PowerCore Redux 10000 and EnergyCell 10000 Pros

  • 4.2 oz or 120 gram weight (6.6 oz for PowerCore Redux 10000) . Extremely light and compact portable chargers for battery capacity
  • Maximum 2.4 amp charging output gives good speed charging to all iPhones and Androids
  • Charges iPhones twice as fast as Apple 5-watt iPhone chargers
  • Charge time from zero to 50% – iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE (40 mins), iPhone 11/XR/XS/X/8+/7+ (50-60 minutes), Samsung/Android phones (50-60 mins).
  • Redux 10000 charges iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE from 20% to 100% about 4 times .
  • Both charge 3 times from 20 to 100%  – iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/X/8+/7+/6s+/6+ and Samsung S20, S10, S9, S8/S7, other Android phones  
  • Adequate battery capacity for a day’s heavy use
  • Can be fully charged in 5 hours.
  • 4-point LED battery status indicator
  • Grippy scratch resistant design. Best design among compact chargers.
  • Solid, sturdy build
  • Reliable Anker customer service in case of

Cons

  • .9 inches thickness is slightly high. A wider/slimmer phone type shape would have been more ergonomic

Best Slim and Small Light Portable Charger with 2-amp Fast Charging

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

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Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 comes in two options with in-built Lightning cable for charging  iPhones or with in-built USB-C cable for charging Androids/Samsungs

Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 Ultra Slim Portable Charger is our top pick as ultra-compact slim portable charger. This super slim portable charger is just 0.3 inch thick (8mm – same as iPhone 8),  weighs just 4.5 oz (128 grams), and features 2.1 amp fast charging output. Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 charges iPhone 8, 7, 6/6s, SE, 5s at twice the speed of Apple phone chargers – zero to 50% in about 35-40 minutes. This is because it charges iPhone 8/7/6/6s/SE at their maximum supported 2.1 amp charging current. It will charge big-screen iPhones 11, 11 Pro/Max, XR, XS, XS Max, X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus, 6s/6 and most Android smartphones including Samsung S10, S9, S8 etc. from zero to 50% in 45-50 minutes.

5000 mAH battery capacity of Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 enables it to fully charge small-screen iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s, or iPhone SE, etc). from zero to 100% two times! It charges big-screen iPhones (11, 11 Pro, XS, XR, X, 8+, 7+, 6+) from 40% to 100% about two times. It will charge Android phones such as S10/S9/S8/S7 minimum about one time.

slimmest 5000mah power bank for iPhone
Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 portable charger is as slim as an iPhone 8 and can be held easily in hand with the phone

Luxtude PowerEasy 5000 gets charged in 3 hours with a 2.4 amp charger. It can be charged in about 5-6 hours with standard 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 –

What We Like!

  • .31 inches (8mm) thick – as slim as iPhone 8
  • Easy to hold with phone or keep in pockets
  • Charges iPhones twice as fast (2.1 amp) as Apple 5-watt iPhone chargers (1 amp)
  • Charge time from zero to 50% – iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE (~40 mins), iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/X/8+/7+ (50-60 minutes), Samsung/Android phones (50-60 mins).
  • Fully charges iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE two times.
  • Fully charges iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/X/8+/7+/6s+/6+ and Samsung S10, S9, S8/S7, other Android phones one time 
  • Just 4.5 oz or 128 gram weight
  • Fully charges small-screen two times
  • Excellent quality in-built Mfi Lightning Cable or USB-C cable included – No need for carrying separate cable

What we do not like!

  • None

Best Lightest and Slimmest Power Bank for iPhones ONLY (With 2-amp Fast Charging)

Anker PowerCore III 5000 Portable Charger with Lightning Input and In-built Lightning cable

Slimmest power bank for iPhone 11 Pro Max
Anker PowerCore III 5K is slimmer than iPhone 11 and has in-built Lightning cable. It also gets charged directly with iPhone chargers via Lightning input

Anker PowerCore III 5000 is Anker’s latest ultra-slim and super-compact power bank for iPhones and it is our next pick as best ultra-compact and light weight portable charger for all iPhones for three reasons –

  • It is just 7mm (less than one-third of an inch) thick. This makes it perfect for slipping in handbags and pockets and for holding in hand with iPhones while charging
  • It has inbuilt Lightning cable – This means no hassle of carrying a cable around for power bank. Also means less chance of cable getting loose as one end is permanently fixed to powerbank
  • PowerCore III 5000 has direct Lightning input for charging the power bank. This means you can directly plug-in your iPhone’s charging cable into the power bank to charge it and do not have to carry any separate cable for charging the power bank. Lightning input is very rare among power banks and is very handy for iPhone owners.

The only reason it is down at #3 is its price! It comes with a killer feature (powerbank can be charged via Lightning port) but charges a premium price for the convenience.

At 5 oz (140 gm), PowerCore III 5000 is extremely light and lighter than most new iPhones.

PowerCore III 5000 features a maximum charging output of 2 amps and charges all iPhones almost twice as fast as stock Apple 5-watt phone chargers. This power bank will charge small-screen iPhones (iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE2, SE) at speed of zero to 50% in about 30 minutes. It will charge large screen iPhones (11, 11 Pro/Pro Max, XR/XS/XS Max/X/8+/7+/6+/6s+) at speeds of about zero to 50% in around 50 minutes.

Lightest portable charger for iPhone 11 Pro
PowerCore III 5000 fits snugly in the hand behind an iPhone for charging as it is super-slim and phone-sized

Anker PowerCore III 5000 will charge small screen iPhones (iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE 2020, SE) from 20% to 100% about two times. The portable charger charges large screen iPhones such as iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS Max, 8 Plus etc. fully one time (actually you can charge from 40% to 100% twice). The only exception is the iPhone 11 Pro Max as it has very large battery and PowerCore III 5000 charges it from 20% to 100% one time.

The power bank will get fully charged in 3 hours by a 2.4 amp charger. It will get fully charged in about 5 hours with the Apple 5-watt charger. For iPhone 7/7+/6s/6, we recommend a dual port charger such as Powerport Elite dual port charger for quickly charging both iPhone and the PowerCore III 5000  at fastest speeds at the same time. If you have a new iPhone (iPhone 8 and later), then a PD + USB dual port charger will charge your iPhone to 50% in 30 mins and fast-charge the PowerCore III 5000  at same time fully in 3 hours.

The 4.8 inches x 2.6 inches x .30 inches dimensions of PowerCore III 5000  snugly fit it behind iPhones. The portable charger has eye-catching patterned and scratch-resistant, grippy design with premium finish and goes well with iPhones. It has a four-point smart-looking LED battery-status indicator on the on-off button.

Please note that PowerCore III 5000  is only suited for iPhones and does not have a regular USB port for charging Android phones. It cannot be charged with Android micro-USB/USB-C cables. You can, however, plug your iPhone’s Lightning cable to an Android charger to charge the PowerCore III 5000 .

Pros

  • 7.4 mm ultra-slim design is easy to hold in hand while charging and in pockets/handbags. It is slimmer than most new iPhones and as slim as iPhone 8
  • In-built 4.7 inch Lightning cable saves you hassle of carrying a cable around
  • Supports Lightning input – Can be charged directly with Apple iPhone charger cables. No other cable needed
  • 5 oz (140 gram) weight is great for its battery capacity
  • Maximum 10-watt (or 2 amp) charging output gives fast speed charging to all iPhones from iPhone 6 to iPhone 11 series and SE 2020
  • Charges all iPhones twice as fast as Apple 5-watt iPhone chargers
  • Charge time from zero to 50% – iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE 2 (~35 mins), iPhone 11/11 Pro/XR/XS/X/8+/7+ (~50 minutes).
  • Charges iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE from 20% to 100% about two times.
  • Charges iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/X/8+/7+/6s+/6+ fully once 
  • Can be fully charged in 3.5 hours
  • Sleek, premium build
  • Anti-slip and scratch resistant design. Perhaps the best looking charger in the market.
  • Reliable Anker customer service

Cons

  • No 18-watt PD fast-charging to 50% in 30 mins for latest iPhones. Anker’s PowerCore Slim 10000 PD offers PD fast charging and is attractively priced though it is twice as thick.
  • A bit pricey! PowerCore Slim 10000 PD seems better value for money as it has twice the capacity and twice the charging speed for new iPhones

Best Ultra-Light Fast Charging USB-C PD Power Bank with High Capacity for iPhones & Android Phones (up to 2-3 charges)

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD

Also available in Australia smallest power bank in australia

pd portable charger for iPhone XI and XRR
PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is Anker’s slimmest and lightest PD power bank

All latest iPhones from 8, 8+ to iPhone XR/XS/X, 11, 11 Pro,11 Pro Max, SE2, support USB-C PD fast charging from zero to 50% in 30 minutes using a USB-C to Lightning Cable. Portable chargers that can fast-charge the latest USB-C PD iPhones and can also be charged super-quick via the USB-C chargers in under 4 hours are a very convenient.

If you want a high-quality USB-C PD power bank with weight and size of an smartphone, then Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is our top pick (Also available in Australia) . PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  weighs just about 6.7 oz (175 gm). PowerCore Slim 10000 PD can be used to fast-charge all latest iPhones to 50% in 30 mins using a USB-C to Lightning Cable and also Samsung/LG/other Android phones using the free USB-C/USB-C cable that comes with it.

The 10000 mah battery of PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will fully charge latest large screen iPhones such as iPhone XR/XS, 11, 11 Pro/Max/8+ two times. It will fully charge all small-screen iPhones such as iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s/5s/SE three times with some power left to spare. It will charge most Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S20, S10, S10+, A51, A71, S9, Note 9/8, S8, S7 two times.

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will charge iPhone XR/XS, 11, 11 Pro/SE 2/Max/8+ from zero to 50% in 30 minutes using a USB-C to Lightning Cable . It charges iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE etc. from zero to 50% in about 45-50 minutes. It will also charge most Samsung and other Android phones from zero to 50% in about 30-40 minutes.

The PowerCore Slim 10000 PD has two charging ports – an 18-watt USB-C PD port and a 12-watt regular USB port. This allows you to charge your phones with a wide range of cables and chargers.

The powerbank itself can also be charged via either the USB-C port (in 4 hours with an 18w PD charger).  Charging time for the power bank with standard Apple 5-watt iPhone charger (using a USB-A to USB-C cable) is around 11-12 hours and with Samsung S10/A51/S9/S8 USB-C charger is around 5 hours.

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD What We Like!

  • 18-watt USB-C PD support for all latest iPhones, and iPads including 2020 iPad Pros
  • 18-watt USB-C PD support for all latest iPhones, iPads, Samsung, Pixels and other Android phones
  • Charge time from zero to 50% – iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE (~45 mins), iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max/ XR/XS/X/8/8+/ (25-30 minutes), Samsung S10, S10+, S9+, S9, Note 10/9/8, Pixels (30-35 mins).
  • Fully charges iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE three times.
  • Fully charges iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/X/8+/7+ and Samsung S10, S9, S8/S7, other Android phones two times
  • Gets charged in 4 hours with an 18w PD charger or Apple iPhone 11 Pro/11 Pro Max/Macbook/iPad Pro/Pixel chargers or S20/S20+ chargers
  • Gets charged in 5 hours with Samsung S10/S9/S8/A51/A71, Note 9/8 chargers
  • Gets charged in 12 hours with Apple iPhone 5-watt chargers.
  • 6.7 oz (175 gram) weight is very light
  • Half inch slim design is easy to hold
  • Charges older iPhones (7, 7 Plus and older) twice as fast – 2.1 amps – than the standard 1-amp Apple iPhone chargers
  • Rugged solid build quality
  • Reasonable price considering the free USB-C USB-C cable that can be used to fast-charge the powerbank

What we do not like!

  • None

Best Ultra-Light Fast Charging USB-C PD Power Bank with High Capacity ONLY for Android Phones (2+ charges)

Anker PowerCore+ 10000 18-watt USB-C PD with in-built USB-C cable for Samsung, LG, Pixels, other Androids 

(Also available at Amazon Australia)

Smallest usb-c PD power bank for Samsung A71 and Pixel
Anker PowerCore+ 10000 is perfect for latest USB-C Android phones 

Almost all Samsung and other new Android phones these days come with USB-C chargers. Portable chargers that can fast-charge the latest USB-C PD Samsung/Android phones and can also be charged directly and quickly via the USB-C chargers in under 4 hours are a very convenient.

If you want a high-quality USB-C PD power bank with weight of a smartphone and an in-built USB-C cable for hassle-free charging, then Anker PowerCore+ 10000 (Also available at Amazon Australia) is the best choice right now. Anker PowerCore+ 10000 (Also available at Amazon Australia) weighs just about 6.7 oz (175 gm).

The difference between the PowerCore+ 10000 and PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  is that PowerCore+ 10000 comes with an in-built USB-C cable and is also better priced. This makes PowerCore+ 10000  only suitable for Samsung/Pixels/LG/Android phones. Also PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  comes with a free USB-C/USB-C cable while PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  does not have a separate included cable other than the in-built PD capable USB-C cable.

The 10000 mah battery of Anker PowerCore+ 10000 will fully charge latest Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, Pixel 4 XL/3 XL, A51, S9, Note 9/8, S8, S7 two times. It will charge S20/S20+/Note 10/Note 10+ from 30% to 100% two times.

Anker PowerCore+ 10000 will charge most Samsung and other Android phones from zero to 50% in about 30-40 minutes.

The Anker PowerCore+ 10000 has two charging ports – an 18-watt USB-C PD port and an 18-watt Quickcharge capable regular USB port.

The powerbank itself can also be charged via either the USB-C port (in 4 hours with an 18w PD charger) or via the micro-USB port (in 5 hours).  Charging time for the power bank with Samsung S10/S9/S8 USB-C charger is around 5 hours and with S20/S20+/Note 10/10+ chargers is 4 hours.

Anker PowerCore+ 10000  What We Like!

  • 18-watt USB-C PD support for latest Samsung phones, Pixels, LG, Moto, Xiaomi, and other Android phones
  • Charge time from zero to 50% – Samsung S20, S10, S10+, S9+, S9, Note 10/9/8, Pixels 4/3 XL (30-35 mins), S20+, S20 Ultra, Note 10+ (40 minutes).
  • Fully charges Samsung S10, S9, S8/S7, and most other Android phones two times and S20/S20+/Note 10/Note 10+ from 30% to 100% two times.
  • Gets charged in 4 hours with an 18w PD charger  or S20/20+/S20 Ultra/Note 10/10+ chargers
  • Gets charged in 5 hours with Samsung S10/S9/S8/A51 Note 9/8 chargers
  • 6.7 oz (175 gram) weight is very light
  • Half inch slim design is easy to hold with phone
  • Rugged sleek build quality
  • In-built cable reduces clutter
  • Very Reasonable price considering the in-built USB-C cable

What we do not like!

  • Suits Android phones only as you cannot connect a USB-C to Lightning cable to it to fast-charge iPhones. It would have been great to have an in-built Lightning cable version of this power bank to fast-charge latest iPhones via USB-C PD.

Best Lightest and Small Portable Chargers (~4 oz/110 grams) 

Aukey Mini 5000 Power Bank

Aukey Mini 5000  is our top pick as ultra-light and ultra-small power bank with weight about 4 oz (110 grams).

Small fast-charging portable charger for iPhone 11 Pro Max
Aukey Mini 5000  is just 4 inches & tops-up iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE from 20 to 100% twice

Aukey Mini 5000 weighs just 4 oz (110 grams) and offers fast charging (2-amp or 10-watt) two times as fast as Apple iPhone 5-watt chargers that come with most iPhones.The Aukey Mini 5000 fully charges all small-screen iPhones i.e. iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE  from 20% to 100% two times. It will charge large screen iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/X/8+/7+ and Samsung S10/S9/S8 and most other Android phones from zero to 100% one time. Aukey Mini 5000 gets charged at  fast 2-amp/10-watt speed and given its small size it gets fully charged in about 2.5 hours with any Samsung/LG/Moto Android charger, and in 6 hours with Apple iPhone 5-watt chargers.

Pros

  • 4 oz/110 gram weight
  • Fully charges (0 to 100%) iPhone 8/7/6s/6/5s/SE from 20% to 100% two times.
  • Charges iPhones twice as fast (10-watt) as Apple iPhone charger (5-watt)
  • Charges Samsungs & Androids at 2-amp speed (0 to 50% in 50-60 mins)
  • Can be fully charged in 2.5/6 hours with any Samsung,LG,Moto/iPhone chargers.
  • Less than an inch across (0.9 inch/22mm diameter)
  • 4 inch length and round design means it can be slipped anywhere easily
  • Low-current charging mode for wireless earbuds, fitness trackers etc.
  • Great price

Cons

  • USB-C charging port would have been great.

Best Small Power Bank with in-built Wall Charger 2-in-1 combo

ZMI Plugornot Zero 6700mAh 2-in-1 Quickcharge 3.0 wall charger + 6700 mah powerbank

most compact portable charger for iPhones
ZMI Plugornot Zero 6700mAh combines a 2-3 charge power bank and a Quickcharge 3.0 wall charger in one compact package

ZMI Plugornot Zero 6700mAh is our top pick as light portable chargers. This portable charger weighs just 7 oz (210 grams) and combines two charging accessories in one –

  • One 6700 mAH powerbank with two ports
  • A foldable Quickcharge 3.0 wall charger

In the powerbank mode, ZMI Plugornot Zero  will charge iPhones 11, 11 Pro/Max, XR, XS, X, 8, 7, 7 Plus, 6/6s/6 Plus, 6s Plus, SE at charging speeds of zero to 50% in 40-60 minutes. It will charge Android smartphones including Samsung S10, S9, S8 etc. at 2.4 amp charging speeds (zero to 50% in 50-55 minutes) in the power bank mode.

In the wall-charger mode, ZMI Plugornot Zero  works as a Quickcharge 3.0 wall charger for all compatible Android phones. This means it fast-charge most Android smartphones including Samsung S10, S10+ S9, S8 etc.  from zero to 50% in about 30 minutes. It will also charge iPhones 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8, 7, 7 Plus, 6/6s/6 Plus, 6s Plus, SE via 2.4 amp charging at charging speeds of zero to 50% in 40-50 minutes.

6700 mAH battery capacity of ZMI Plugornot Zero  means that it will charge  all small-screen iPhones – iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s, or iPhone SE etc. from 25% to 100% three times! It will  charge all big-screen iPhones (XS, XR, X, 8+, 7+, 6+) and most Android phones including S10/S9/S8/S7 from 25% to 100% two times.

The powerbank itself can be charged in 3.5 hours with the integrated wall charger. ZMI Plugornot Zero 6700mAh has a rugged build and a grippy  design with foldable pins for compact storage.

The combination of a quality Quickcharge 3.0 wallcharger+ a pretty decent capacity powerbank in one incredibly priced compact package makes ZMI Plugornot Zero 6700mAh our favorite portable charger for handbags and travel.

What We Like!

  • Works as Quickcharge 3.0 wall charger and fast-charges all Samsung phones and most Android phones zero to 50% in 30 minutes
  • Charges iPhones at 2.4 amp fast speed in wall-charger mode – faster than stock Apple phone chargers
  • Fast-charges both Android phones & iPhones at 2.4 amp speeds
  • In powerbank mode, it charges all small-screen iPhones 25% to 100 three times
  • In powerbank mode, it charges all Android phones, big-screen iPhones (11, 11 Pro, XS, XR, X, 8+, 7+, 6+) from 25% to 100 two times
  • Two charging ports with 3 amp maximum combined output
  • Priced very well
  • Light weight at 7 oz
  • Rugged build
  • Foldable pins

What we do not like!

  • None

Best Ultra-Light Wall charger with in-built Power Bank 2-in-1 Combo Portable charger (Runner Up)

Anker Fusion 5000 mAH 2-in-1 Powerbank + Wallcharger

Best compact portable charger
PowerCore Fusion 5000 combines a foldable wall charger with a powerbank in a 7 oz package 

Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 mAH Powerbank + Wallcharger is our #2 pick in lightweight power banks that also work as wall chargers . Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 charger weighs just 7 oz (200 gm) and combines a 5000 mah power bank and wall charger in one space-saving package that is about the size of a wall charger.

PowerCore Fusion 5000 has two USB charging ports with maximum output of 3 amps per port. It supports both 2.1 amp fast-charging for iPhones and 2.4 amp fast-charging for Android phones.

The 5000 mah battery of PowerCore Fusion 5000 will fully charge large-screen iPhones (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus) and most Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S9, S8, S7 at least once. It will charge small-screen iPhones such as iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6, 6s from 20% to 100% two times.

On connecting to the power outlet, the PowerCore Fusion 5000 will first charge your device and then charge itself.

PowerCore Fusion 5000 itself gets fully charged in about 2.5 hours.

What We Like!

  • Lightweight 7 oz (210 gram) wallcharger + powerbank combo
  • Fast-charges both Android phones & iPhones at 2.4 amp speeds (zero to 50% in 40-60 minutes)
  • As wall charger, it charges iPhones twice as fast as Apple iPhone chargers 
  • As power bank, it charges iPhones twice as fast as iPhone chargers
  • Charges small screen iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s, or iPhone SE) from 20% to 100% about two times.
  • Excellent as iPhone charger replacement – twice the charging speed + 2 full charges backup
  • About one full-charge for Samsung S10/S9/S8, other Android phones, and large iPhones (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, Max, X, 8+, 7+, 6+, 6s+)
  • 3 amp maximum combined output is suitable for both iPhones & Androids
  • Two charging ports
  • 7 oz weight
  • Foldable pin design
  • Sturdy build quality
  • Anker reliability

What we do not like!

  • No Quickcharge 3.0 support for fast-charging Samsung phones or Android phones. This means that in wall-charger mode, it charges Samsung/Android phones slower than the stock wall chargers.
  • Pricey for the battery capacity

Best Compact Charger + Power Bank 2-in-1 Combo Portable charger (Runner-Up)

RAVPower 6700 mAH Powerbank + Wallcharger

 

Ultracompact portable charger
At just 3.2 x 3 inches, RAVpower 6700mAH 2-in-1 is an extremely compact powerbank+wall-charger combo

RAVpower 6700mAH 2-in-1 wallcharger+portable charger combo is our next pick as best ultra-compact and lightweight power bank. RAVpower 6700mAH 2-in-1 weighs just 6.80 oz (210 grams) and combines a 6700mah power bank and wall charger in a single compact package.

RAVpower 6700mAH 2-in-1 has two USB charging ports with maximum output of 2.4 amp per port and total combined output of 3.0 amps. This makes it suitable for Android phones as it will charge most Android phones at about 1%  battery per minute  (0 to 50% in 50 minutes). It will charge iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE etc at zero to 50% in 40 minutes and newer iPhones 11/XR etc to 50% in about one hour.

The 6700 mah battery will charge most Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S8, S7 from 20% to 100% two times. It will fully charge small-screen iPhones such as iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s more than two times and large-screen iPhones (iPhone 11, 11 Pro, XR, XS, XS Max, X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus) from 20% to 100% two times.

The powerbank itself gets charged in about 3.5 hours when plugged directly into power outlet. It also has an micro-USB input port and can hence also be charged via the micro-USB port in 4.5 hrs.

What We Like!

  • Wall charger + power bank combo
  • Foldable charger pins
  • 2.4 amp max output suitable for charging both iPhones & Androids at high speed (zero to 50% in 40-60 minutes)
  • As wall charger or as power bank, it charges iPhones twice as fast as Apple iPhone chargers 
  • Good power bank for both Android phones & iPhones
  • Adequate capacity – charges almost all small-screen iPhones three times and most Android phones and large-screen iPhones twice.
  • Less than 7 oz weight – much lighter than carrying a powerbank and a separate wall charger
  • Two output charging ports
  • Solid build quality
  • Very reasonable price

What we do not like!

  • Great wall charger for iPhones but as it lacks Quickcharge support, it is not so great as wall-charger for Samsung and most other Android phones

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Best Compact Power Banks Available in Australia

Of all the power banks listed above, four are currently available in Australia –

For Fast-charging latest iPhones 11/11 Pro/Max, XR/XS/X/8/8+ and all Samsungs, Androids from 0 to 50% in 30 mins (18-watt) 

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD   18-watt USB-C PD – Two full Charges for most big-screen iPhones & Androids. To Fast-charge latest iPhones 11 series to XR/XS/X, 8, 8+ from 0 to 50% in 30 mins, all you need is a USB-C to Lightning cable.

If you have a USB-C Android phone, a better (and less costly) alternative is to get the version with inbuilt USB-C cable – Anker PowerCore+ 10000 USB-C.

If the above Anker power banks, seem high priced, an alternative is Romoss Sense4+ 10000maH 18-w USB-C PD power bank. At 210 grams it is not as compact or slim but is still lighter than all other PD powerbanks Romoss sells in Australia and far better priced than other 10K/20K USB-C PD powerbanks. Please note, it does not come with PD cable and you will need a PD cable to fast-charge your Android phone with it. You can use your phone’s USB-C/USB-C cable as well. 

Recommended wall charger – You can fast-charge Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD with any Macbook USB-C charger, or iPhone 11 Pro/Max charger, or iPad Pro 2020/2018 chargers in 4 hours. You can also get the Anker 30-watt USB-C PD charger with Australia style plug to fast-charge the power bank in 4 hours.   If you have an iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, , XR, XS, XS Max,  X, 8, 8+, you can use the Anker 30-watt PD charger with Australia style plug to also directly fast-charge your iPhone from empty to 50% in 30 mins.

For Fast-charging ONLY latest USB-C Android phones from zero to 50% in 30 mins (18-watt)

Anker PowerCore+ 1000018-watt USB-C PD – Two full Charges for most phones. If you have a USB-C Android phone, the PowerCore+ 100000 is more reasonable priced USB-C PD option.

For Charging all iPhones twice as fast as Apple 5-watt charger and all Androids (10-watt)

PowerAdd EnergyCell 10000 Two full Charges for most big-screen iPhones & Androids , Three full charges for iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE, SE 2020.

For Charging all ONLY USB-C Android phones (10-watt)

Luxtude 5000 with in-built USB-C cable 10-watt – One full charge for S10, S10+, S9, S8, S20 etc.

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  1. Hello,
    I’m so glad I stumbled onto this site! What a wealth of information, but I still need some direction! I have an LG G7 Thin Q. What would you recommend for traveling abroad? I’m looking for something that is TSA approved for a carryon and yet get me through a very long day of travel…..maybe even overnight if I’m not near an outlet? I’m going to Morocco and will be in the desert overnight. Obviously I would like something quick charging and light weight. The customer service rep at Anker mentioned the Power Core 15000 redux but I’d like another opinion! Thank you!

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