Best Ultra-Compact Powerbanks for Handbags & Travel | Lightest Portable Chargers

Battery backup is a big concern for smartphone users. A small and light power bank goes a long way in ensuring that adequate battery backup is always within our reach. Ultra-compact mini portable chargers are also great for reducing the total carried weight and simplifying the packing while travelling. These compact power banks are also extremely handy for carrying in handbags or backpacks as well.

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

Best Ultra-Compact Power Bank for Handbags & Travel

RAVPower 6700 Portable Charger

best smallest phone charger for iPhone 8
RAVPower 6700mAh is very compact at just 3.5 inches length and 4 oz weight

RAVPower 6700mAh is our top pick as ultra-compact portable charger. This mini portable charger weighs just 4.8 oz (136 grams) and features 2.4 amp fast charging output. RAVPower 6700mAh charges iPhone 8, 7, 6/6s, SE, 5s at twice the speed of Apple phone chargers – zero to 50% in about 40 minutes. This is because it charges iPhone 8/7/6/6s/SE at their maximum supported 2.4 amp charging current. It will charge big-screen iPhones 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 50-60 minutes.

6700 mAH battery capacity of RAVPower 6700mAh enables it to charge small-screen iPhones (iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s, or iPhone SE, etc). from 20% to 100% about three times! It charges big-screen iPhones (XS, XR, X, 8+, 7+, 6+) as well as most Android phones including S10/S9/S8/S7 from 30% to 100% about two times.

RAVPower 6700mAh gets charged in 3.5 hours with a 2.4 amp charger. It can be charged in about 6 hours with stock Apple iPhone 5-watt chargers. The powerbank is very small at 3.6 x 1.5 x 1 inches and has a oval rounded body that makes it easy to slip in pockets and handbags. The awesome price of RAVPower 6700mAh seals the deal.

What We Like!

  • Just 4.1 oz or 118 gram weight and very compact
  • Charges iPhones twice as fast than stock Apple phone chargers
  • Fast-charges both Android phones & iPhones from zero to 50% in 40-50 minutes (2.4 amp charging).
  • Charges small-screen iPhones 25% to 100% about three times
  • Charges all Android phones, and big-screen iPhones (XS, XR, X, 8+, 7+, 6+) from 20% to 100 two times
  • Great Price
  • Rugged rounded mini rectangular shape

What we do not like!

  • A slim phone type shape would have been even better

Best Ultra-Compact Power Bank for Handbags & Travel (Very close #2 )

Anker PowerCore 6700 Portable Charger

best small power bank for iPhone XR
PowerCore II 6700 is compact, lightweight and charges iPhones at twice the charging speed of Apple charger. It will charge most smartphones from 30% to 100% two to three times 

Anker PowerCore II 6700 is #2 pick as best ultra-compact and light weight portable charger. At 4.2 oz (120 gm), it weighs almost same as as our #1 pick RAVPower 6700mAh. In fact it weighs a bit less than most smartphones.

PowerCore II 6700 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 (XR/XS/X/8+/7+/6+/6s+) and latest Samsung S10, S10+, S9, S8, S7, etc.  at speeds of about zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes.

Despite its small size and weight, Anker PowerCore II 6700 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 30% to 100% two times.

The power bank will get fully charged in 3 hours by a 2.4 amp charger or any modern Android phone charger. It will get fully charged in just over 5 hours with the Apple 5-watt charger.

PowerCore II 6700 weighs just 4.2 oz is pretty small at just about 2 inches x 3 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. PowerCore II 6700 has a scratch resistant and very grippy design. It has a six-point LED battery-status indicator that is much better than 4-point indicators usually seen in most power banks.

Build-quality wise, Anker PowerCore II 6700 is the best mini portable charger in the market. The only reason we have it #2 is because of its slightly higher price!

Pros

  • 4.2 oz (120 gram) weight. Extremely light and compact portable charger for its battery capacity
  • Maximum 2.4 amp charging output gives decent speed of charging to all iPhones and Androids
  • Adequate battery capacity for a day’s heavy use
  • Can be fully charged in 3 hours
  • 6-point LED battery status indicator
  • Grippy scratch resistant design. Best design among compact chargers.
  • Solid, sturdy build
  • Reliable Anker customer service

Cons

  • .9 inches thickness is slightly high. A wider/slimmer phone type shape would have been more ergonomic
  • The better looking white color version is priced much higher!

Best Ultra-light Power Bank with High Capacity

Anker PowerCore 10000 mAH 

Best compact power banks
Anker PowerCore 10000 weighs just 6.3 oz and charges most iPhones thrice & most Androids twice

If you simply want a high-quality large capacity power bank with the weight of a smartphone, then Anker PowerCore 10000  is hands down the lightest and smallest option available. PowerCore 10000 weighs just about 6.3 oz (175 gm) and has adequate battery capacity to charge most Android phones twice and most iPhones three times.

The 10000 mah battery of Anker PowerCore 10000 will fully charge most Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S10, S10+, S9, Note 9/8, S8, S7 two times. It will fully charge all small-screen iPhones such as iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s three times with some power left to spare. PowerCore 10000  charges iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE etc. from zero to 50% in about 40 minutes. It will charge most Android phones from zero to 50% in about 50-55 minutes.

Anker PowerCore 10000  has a single charging port with maximum output of 2.1 amps making it suitable for charging both Androids and iPhones at quite fast speeds. 2.1 amps is the maximum supported charging speed of iPhones 7, 7 Plus, iPhone 6, 6s, 6s Plus, 6 Plus, SE and earlier.

The powerbank itself has 2 amp input and will get fully charged from empty in about 7 hours.

What We Like!

  • Lightest high-quality 10000 mah power bank
  • 2.1 amp max output fast-charges both iPhones & Android phones
  • 6.3 oz (175 gram) weight is lightst in class
  • Rugged build quality and very small size
  • Available in 3 colors (black, white, and red)
  • Reasonable price for the high build quality and low weight

What we do not like!

  • None

Best Ultra-Compact Power Bank + 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 XR, XS, X, 8, 7, 7 Plus, 6/6s/6 Plus, 6s Plus, SE at charging speeds of zero to 50% in 40-50 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 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 (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 + 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 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 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 High Capacity Charger + Power Bank 2-in-1 Combo Portable charger

RAVPower 10000 mAH Powerbank + Wallcharger

Ultracompact portable charger
RAVpower 10000mAH 2-in-1 is great for both iPhones and Androids due to its 2.4 amp max output

RAVpower 10000mAH 2-in-1 wallcharger+portable charger combo is our next pick as best ultra-compact and lightweight power bank. RAVpower 10000mAH 2-in-1 weighs just 8.99 oz (270 grams) and combines a 10000mah power bank and wall charger in a single compact package.

RAVpower 10000mAH 2-in-1 has two USB charging ports with maximum output of 2.4 amp per port and total combined output of 3.4 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.

The 10000 mah battery will fully charge most Android phones such as Samsung Galaxy S10, S9, S8, S7 two times. It will fully charge small-screen iPhones such as iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6/6s more than three times and large-screen iPhones (iPhone XR, XS, XS Max, X, 8 Plus, 7 Plus) two times.

The powerbank itself gets charged in about 6 hours.

What We Like!

  • Wallcharger + power bank combo
  • 2.4 amp max output suitable for charging both iPhones & Androids at high speed (zero to 50% in 40-55 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.
  • 9 oz weight – much lighter than carrying a 10000 mah powerbank and a separate wall charger
  • 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

One thought on “Best Ultra-Compact Powerbanks for Handbags & Travel | Lightest Portable Chargers

  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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