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5 Best Power Banks for My Phone 2016

Updated on February 18, 2016

Best Power Banks for Every Budget

If you are like me, you tired of sitting by a wall outlet at extremely inconvenient times, and you like to go enjoy yourself by camping or going to rural beaches, then you may want to stick around to read this guide, which will help you decide which power bank or battery charger might be best for you depending on mobility, functions and the size of how many mAh you need.

We clearly are in need of power supply to our mobile world, hence the mobile companies are producing more and more power banks, as we have seen so far, everything was improved, from camera pixels, size of the display and the glass they use; Gorilla glass and Sapphire, and built quality in general, except for battery life, there wasn't much of an improvement in this sector, we all remember how we used to love our Nokia phones, when we used it only for calling and texting and the only game was there, the snake one, which we learnt to love and embrace, so power bank comes along to make things easier and without compromising to run out of battery , or at least for more rounds to come.

Anker Lipstick-Sized
Jackery Bar
Omaker
Anker 3E
Vinsic
Ultra portable
Fits in pocket easily
Fast charging
Small form factor for the amount of battery content
Large battery capacity
Very small
Can charge a device and itself
4 LED notifications lights
Automatic power off
Stylish design
Inexpensive
LED flash
Well built
Great costumer support
LED lights indicator

#1 Anker 2nd Gen Astro Mini 3200mAh Lipstick-Sized

If you need something ultra-portable, and fits into a pocket unnoticeable, then Anker 2nd generation Astro mini is the one for you, because it does just that, it's light and has a convenient size and durably made.

Color options on Astro mini are vibrant making it easy to locate, when it is fully charged in about 2 hours, gives you one full charge to one and a half, depending on your smart phone battery capacity, it is highly recommended item for any smart phone owner from personal use.

Pros:

* Ultra portable, and fits into a pocket.
* Inexpensive.

Cons:

* There is not light indicator of how much juice left.
* It doesn't charge automatically when you plug it, till you press the button next to USB slot.

-In the Box:

  • Anker 2nd Gen Astro mini.
  • Mini USB Cable.
  • Carrying pouch.
  • Instruction manual.

-Hours to fully charge: 2 to 3 Hours

-Price range: $11 - $19.99

#2 Jackery Bar

The Jackery power bank has an aluminum casing that looks elegant and feels sturdy, it has many colors to choose from, it fits in your pocket and isn't too bulky, it charges the phone as quickly as the plug-in charger of the wall, and better than charging via PC, plus, I have to mention that it stays cool while in use, not like some other power banks out there.

This portable power bank, has a light indicator of battery status of the device itself on the side, that tells you how much battery is left, depending on how many bars are enlightened, you can toss it in a purse while exploring the city without worrying about your smart phone running out of battery.

In general, it is a wonderful device, at a great price point, and it includes a flashlight next to the micro USB port which is useful especially at nights.

Pros:

* The device feels solid and fits in a pocket easily.
* A light indicator of battery status.
* Can charge a device and itself at the same time.
* Useful LED flash.

Cons:

* The blue Charging LED's are very bright, and can be annoying at nights.
* It's a little bit bulky and heavy.

-In the Box:

  • Jackery Bar.
  • Micro USB Cable.
  • User Guide.

-Hours to fully charge: 3 to 4 hours

-Price range: $25 - $29.95

#3 Omaker Intelligent 10000mAh

Now we move to another level of power banks category, I like to call it "professional user category" Here we'll state Omaker Intelligent power bank and the other two big brothers, you will find them down below.

Bouncing between airports can be challenging for you to keep your smart phone running, Omaker Intelligent can keep a smart phone flowing for a few days away from an outlet, and it can support a tablet and gives it a full charge and more, thanks to the 2.1 Amp ports, not many power banks can promise the same.

When I held Omaker for the first time I felt how well built it is, the finish looks good, it has a flashlight built-in which is a handy feature, it has a two USB ports which allows you to charge more than one device at a time, the charging speed is comparable to the genuine wall charger you get with your phone or phablet.

When it comes to colors, you have only black and white as simple as that, and it has a cool 4 LED notification light, each one represent 25% of the battery status.

Pros:

* Fast charge capability.
* Well built, and the finish looks good.
* 4 LED notifications lights, each one represent 25% of juice.
* LED flashlight.

Cons:

* It's significantly large and heavy.
* Not too many colors to choose from.

-In the Box:

  • Omaker Intelligent.
  • Micro USB cable.
  • User manual.
  • Carrying pouch

-Hours to charge: about 10 hours

-Price range: $18 - $24.99

#4 Anker 2nd Gen Astro 3E Ultra Compact 10000mAh

This 2nd generation Astro 3E comes as large as a 5" phone, but a little bit thicker and heavy, the first time I saw this device, it reminded me of the Nokia N95 in design, that being said, it has 2 USB ports, 4 LED light indicator, and it is compatible with most known electronic devices such as MP3 players, smart phones and tablets.

This product does what it advertises, and does it very well, When it comes to battery, this thing is great, it provides a phone with 5 to 6 full charges, this first time you connect it to a new device, it might delay charging for a bit up to 1 min till it becomes familiar with that device, this is a one time thing only.

I like the fact that I can charge Astro 3E itself, with a micro USB cable, not like most other brands which you are conducted to use their DC, AC charger which can be very big.

Pros:

* Small form factor for the amount of battery content.
* Automatic power off, when fully charged.
* Great costumer support.

Cons:

* It's quite bit thicker and heavy.
* It might delay charging for up to 1-2 min with new devices.
* Not much color options.

-In the Box:

  • Astro 3E.
  • Instruction Manual + (IQ).
  • Micro USB cable.
  • Carrying pouch.

-Hours to fully charge: about 10 hours

-Price range: $25 - $28.99

#5 Vinsic 20000mAh Ultra-slim

I saved the best for last, each power bank above is chosen carefully, and Vinsic is among the best of them, Vinsic has the largest battery capacity among all the mentioned above power banks, and it has a numerical LED indicator which none of the above has to offer, that being said let's jump to the device itself.

The built quality of Vinsic, is something else, it feels really premium stylish with that solid aluminum cover and LED numerical indicator which has a sensor when you swipe near it to enlighten, it is very slim, yet it is a bit heavy, it was made to be durably, the company delivers both form and function in their outstanding power bank line, it has two USB ports, one with 1.0 Amp and the other with 2.1Amp which is meant to be fast charging.

The Battery on Vinsic is a whole another level, you will be amazed of how many charges you'll get from this thing, it charges an iPhone 6 with up to 10 times, it is compatible with tablets as other smart phones and electronic gadgets.

The biggest drawback with Vinsic is its size in addition of being little bit expensive, you get over that, then you will have a good quality power bank, which satisfies the urge of power charging we all need, and not much competitors can deliver.

Pros:

* Large battery capacity.
* Elegant and stylish design.
* Digital LED lights indicator in percentages.
* Quit affordable for its massive capacity.

Cons:

* Large design.
* It takes about 12 Hours to fully charge.
* It doesn't come with a carrying pouch.

-In the Box:

  • Vinsic Ultra Slim.
  • Micro USB cable.
  • Returns & Exchanges.

- Hours to fully charge: about 12

- Price range: $45 - $49.90

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    • Anuj Saroch profile image

      Anuj Saroch 2 years ago

      Hi Amine,

      I suggest you to add the best one which is still absent in your list that I recently checked on Android Guys: 15600mAh CHOETECH Power Bank. I read so many articles about this on Android Central, Android Police about this power bank. I ordered it recently.

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      Amine 2 years ago from Doha, Qatar

      @peachpurple Well that's the point of making the list, which is to show visitors which is the best power bank for their iPhone or Smartphone in general, most of power banks we see are china's branded, which translate into large percent in store's owner, and the client will still be happy because he bought it cheap, but for the power banks I putted in this list they are a brand you can trust, look them up in amazon or similar platforms, and read the reviews of people who used the products, and you will find me here waiting for your reply Ms Peach :smile:

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      peachy 2 years ago from Home Sweet Home

      i have never seen any of these brands, our local brands are ok, good enough to charge twice. Cheap skate brnads