Literally, with each day you can do and manage more and more with your smartphone – take pictures, browse the internet, navigate and so on. Using your smartphone frequently increases their power consumption. A conventional smartphone has a battery large enough to hold you through one day. They can’t match good old Nokia phone which could last one week on a single charge. While battery technologies are improving, there is a simple solution how to increase the time you can spend on your smartphone.

If you run out of battery life in the middle of the day and don’t have a charger or no valid power outlet, a portable charger or power bank could give you that extra power boost, to get things done. It’s also a great way how to make your phones last during long hikes or on camping trips. And the best thing is that you can charge just about anything with a power charger not only your smartphone. We have created a list of top 7 best portable chargers on the market, to help you choose your best fit.

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1. Anker PowerCore 26800

Anker PowerCore 26800 Portable Charger, 26800mAh External Battery with...
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  • Colossal cell capacity: 2,6800 mAh of power charges most phones over 6 times, tablets at least 2 times and any other USB...
  • High-Speed Charging: 3 USB output ports equipped with Anker's PowerIQ and Voltage Boost technology ensure high-speed...

The Anker PowerCore 26800 is our first pick when it comes to choosing a portable charger. This charger has a whopping power capacity of 26,800mAh. Let’s do some simple math. If this portable charger has 26,800mAh and Samsung Galaxy S7 has a battery with a power capacity of 3000mAh, this means you can charge your S7 nine times before your charger runs dead. An interesting feature on Anker PowerCore is two Input ports for recharging your device. If you charge your portable charger with both 5V/2.0A micro USB ports at the same time, it will be full after about 6 hours. As for output charging ports – it has 3 of them, meaning that you can charge three USB devices at the same time.

If we are talking about its dimensions one thing is for sure – this is not one of those super slim chargers. However, you can’t call it extremely big. Anker PowerCore has a length of 7 inches and width of 3.2 inches. Overall this charger seems to be built very well and is one of the best companions for long road trips or hikes.

2. Anker Astro E1

[Upgraded to 6700mAh] Anker Astro E1 Candy-Bar Sized Ultra Compact...
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  • Exclusive PowerIQ Technology: Detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 2 amps. Does not...
  • Upgraded Cell Capacity: Add over two full charges to an iPhone 8 or 1.5 full charges to an X, Galaxy S8, Nexus 5 or...

When people are looking for a power bank, they mostly prefer a slim device that doesn’t weigh too much nor take too much space. They are a great backup if you suddenly run out of battery life and compact size makes sure you can always keep one in your backpack or purse.

Unlike its bigger brother Anker PowerCore 26800, Astro E1 has a power capacity of 5200mAh so you can expect about two phone charges. USB output on Astro E1 has a voltage/current rating 5V/2.0A. This is very pleasing as most compact chargers feature 5V/1.0A ports. It also has four blue LED indicator lights that show the level of charging. Each LED light stands for 25% of power. Astro E1 is one of the best choices when it comes to compact power banks.

3. AUKEY 30000mAh Portable Charger

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AUKEY 30000mAh is a high capacity portable charger that’s made by a well-known brand and is a great solution for long trips with out power.

Despite its large capacity, you can’t call this device big. However, it weighs quite a lot – 552g. That’s a good amount of mass to carry with you especially if you are hiking where every extra pound is important. You can charge your devices with micro USB or Lightning. There are two USB Type-A ports: one is green, and one is orange. The first one is Quick Charge 3.0 port that can charge your devices in large voltage/current range for example with 3.6V-6.5V/3A. This is a lot more than standard 5V/2.0A resulting in a faster charging and much less time to wait.

4. MAXOAK 50000mAh

MAXOAK Laptop Power Bank 185Wh/50000mAh(Max.130W) Portable Laptop...
  • Superior Quality&SAFETY Guaranteed: Conform to UL1642 and UL2056 Standards. Constructed with Lithium-ion Polymer Battery...
  • Long-lasting DC Power Bank for Laptops:Ultra High Capacity 50000mAh(3.7V)/185Wh(130W Max.).Compatible With a Wide...
  • DC20V/DC12V/USB5V Outputs:All-IN-1 FAST CHARGE Battery Pack.It Features with 1*DC20V/5A for Laptops(18.5V~20.5V),...

This is by far the biggest capacity power bank we have tested so far. It has four USB ports and two direct current ports: 12V and 20V, so you can charge even your laptop. Weighting in at 2.8 pounds, it’s surely not for everyday use.

5. RAVPower Universal Power Bank Travel Charger

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RAVPower Universal Power Bank Travel Charger combines two things: a power bank and Travel Charger. This is perfect for those who love to travel a lot and charge not only their smartphones but also laptops and tablets.

6. Anker PowerCore+ mini Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger

Anker PowerCore+ Mini, 3350mAh Lipstick-Sized Portable Charger...
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  • High-Speed Charging: PowerIQ detects your device to deliver its fastest possible charge speed up to 1 amp. (Press the...
  • Ultra-Compact: Our original lipstick-shaped aluminum design (3.7 × 0.9 × 0.9in, 3oz). Recharges in 3-4 hours with a 1...

Anker PowerCore+ mini is a super slim portable charger that is super easy to carry around, and it doesn’t weigh much. 3350mAh power capacity means that you will be able to fully charge your smartphone just once or maximum twice. But do you really need more? If you need a compact portable charger that you can bring anywhere without noticing it’s even there, an Anker PowerCore+ mini is one of the best choices.

7. GETIHU Portable Charger

GETIHU Power Bank, 13000 mAh Portable Charger, 4.8A High-Speed 2 USB...
  • High-speed charging: 2.4A Output for each 2 USB ports make it charge 1.4X faster than standard charger (Not support QC...
  • Real 13000mAh capacity: 13000mAh capacity charger is more than enough for all day trip which can fully charge your...
  • Two USB ports design: 2 USB ports allow you to charge your two devices simultaneously. Share it with your companion...

GETIHU Portable Charger is a slim and very simple portable charger. It has two USB ports with different power ratings: one with 1A and another one with 2.1A. For recharging a micro USB port is used. A feature we loved is an integrated LED flashlight. If there is no power, there also might be no light. This is perfect if you plan to use it outdoors.

Last update on 2020-08-20 at 15:37 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

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