Best portable chargers and power banks for your phone

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Best portable chargers and power banks for your phone
While phones get bigger and bigger batteries with every new generation, it seems like there will always be room for the power bank market. Power banks give the user freedom to travel more and further, be more flexible, and worry less about finding an AC outlet.

There are numerous different types of power banks on the market: some fit in your pocket, and others need to be carried with two hands; some charge just one phone at a time, others can power up half a dozen; some even offer extras like wireless charging or built-in cables. Of course, when choosing what type of power bank you want, it all depends on your preferences and needs. In case you're in the market for such a useful portable charger, we have plenty of suggestions for you.

We’ve made a list containing the best power banks and portable chargers for iPhone or any Android phone from every type to help you choose the right one for you.

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Best small power banks


1.Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger (5000mAh)



This is a basic pocketable 5,000mAh battery bank good for 1.2 charges of an iPhone 12 Pro. Note that this power bank can charge only one device at a time with its single USB-A charging port. The power bank itself is charged with a Micro USB cable, and a full recharge takes approximately 2.5 hours, depending on your charger. The PowerCore 5000 has 3 LED lights that show the battery level.

  • Weight: 136g/4.8oz
  • Size: 4.2 x 1.3 x 1.3 inches / 106 x 33 x 33 mm
  • Output: 2A/10W
  • Colors: Black, Blue, Red, White

Anker PowerCore 5000 Portable Charger

- a basic pocketable 5,000mAh battery bank

Buy at Amazon

2.Aukey PB-N83 power bank (10000mAh)



Aukey’s compact 10,000mAh power bank supports USB Power Delivery 3.0 fast charging, meaning it can bring an iPhone 11 Pro Max to 50% charge in 30 minutes. It also has Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

Despite the generous charge capacity, the Aukey PB-N83 has a pocketable design. It has roughly the footprint of a credit card – but is thicker, of course. The portable battery has 3 LED lights that show the battery level.

The Aukey PB-N83 has two output ports: one of them is USB-A type, the other one is a USB-C type. The USB-C port is also used for charging the power bank.

  • Weight: 6.14oz / 181g
  • Size: 1.06 x 2.2 x 3.17 inches / 25 x 56 x 80 mm
  • Output: USB-C: 18W, USB-A: 2.4A/12W
  • Colors: Black, White

Aukey PB-N83

- a compact 10,000mAh power bank with fast charging

Buy at Amazon

3.Anker PowerCore+ Mini (3350mAh)



The lipstick-sized Anker PowerCore+ (3350mAh) is the smallest and lightest power bank on this list. But its small size comes with tradeoffs: it’s a bit slow with an output of 5W/1A, and it only holds enough energy to recharge an empty iPhone 12 up to about 70%. Still, the Anker PowerCore+ is a good choice for those who want the smallest portable battery worth getting.

  • Weight: 2.8oz / 80g
  • Size: 3.7 x 0.9 x 0.9 inches / 94 x 23 x 23 mm
  • Output: 1A/5W
  • Colors: Black, Pink

Anker PowerCore+ Mini (3350mAh)

- а lipstick-sized small power bank

Buy at Amazon

Best average-size power banks


1.Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD (10000mAh)



The Anker PowerCore Slim is a 10,000mAh portable battery with USB Power Delivery support. Its USB-C port can be used to charge a compatible phone – or the power bank itself – at up to 18W. The bank needs 4.5 hours to charge fully from a charger supporting USB-PD.

The power bank has a USB-A output port as well, but it goes only up to 12W. You can charge two devices simultaneously, but only at up to 18W of combined power. The Anker PowerCore Slim can recharge an iPhone 12 or a recent Google Pixel model at least two times.

  • Weight: 7.5oz / 212g
  • Size: 5.86 x 2.7 x 0.6 inches / 149.5 x 68.5 x 14.5 mm
  • Output: USB-C - 18W, USB-A - 12W
  • Colors: Deep-Sea Indigo, Arctic White, Dark Olive, Terracotta Rose, Fossil Gray, Black

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD

- a 10,000mAh portable battery with fast charging and USB-C

Buy at Amazon

2.Mophie powerstation PD XL (10050mAh)



This Mophie power bank is a 10,050mAh unit that supports fast charging via USB-C Power Delivery. The USB-C port can also recharge the Mophie Powerstation rapidly at 15W with a USB-PD charger. The power bank also has a USB-A port and can charge two devices simultaneously.

The Mophie powerstation PD XL has a rubberized design for better grip. The power bank has three LED lights that indicate its battery level.

The Mophie powerstation PD XL is now at a great discount of $60 off on Amazon.

  • Weight: 3.2oz / 90 grams
  • Size: 2.11 x 0.87 x 4 inches / 54 x 22 x 101 mm
  • Output: USB-C - 18W, USB-A - 12W
  • Colors: Black

Mophie powerstation PD XL

- a 10,050mAh power bank with fast charging and USB-C

Buy at Amazon


Best big power banks


1. Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600 PD with 65W PD Charger (25600mAh)



This Anker power bank has a chunky 25,600mAh battery good for 5.9 recharges of the iPhone 11. The power bank also supports fast charging and can charge up to three devices simultaneously with its two USB-A and one USB-C port.

The PowerCore III Elite comes with a 65W fast charger in the box, allowing the power bank to recharge in only 3 hours. This power bank can also charge laptops that can charge from a USB-C port like the Apple Macbook, making it very versatile and practical.

The design of the power bank is simple, with 8 LED lights that indicate its battery level. The PowerCore III Elite is also a bit heavier because of its big battery.

  • Weight: 21oz / 595 grams
  • Size: 7.22 x 3.24 x 0.94 inches / 183 x 82 x 24 mm
  • Output: USB-C: 60W, USB-A: 12W
  • Colors: Black

Anker PowerCore III Elite 25600 PD

- a 25,6000mAh power bank with fast charging, USB-C and a 65W PD Charger in the box

Buy at Amazon

2.RAVPower Portable Charger 20000 PD (20000mAh)



The RAVPower Portable Charger is a 20,000mAh power bank that supports fast charging. The bank itself also supports fast charging, allowing a full recharge time of 5.4 hours.

The RAVPower power bank can charge up to three devices simultaneously with its two USB-A and one USB-C port. Note that this power bank can be recharged by either its USB-C or Micro USB port.

The RAVPower Portable Charger has an LED screen that shows its battery level and charging modes. The power bank has a matte grippy finish.

  • Weight: 15.7oz / 445 grams
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.59 inches / 157 x 74 x 15 mm
  • Output: USB-C: 18W, USB-A: 12W
  • Colors: Black, White

RAVPower PB-172

- a 20,000mAh power bank with fast charging and USB-C

Buy at Amazon

The biggest power banks


1.Anker PowerHouse II 400, 300W/388.8Wh



This is more than just a power bank. Anker calls it a portable power station, with a 108,000mAh capacity that can charge an iPhone 11 up to 23 times. The power station is also offered in a bigger, 216,000mAh variant called the PowerHouse II 800. A 65W power adapter for recharging the power station is included.

Not only does the PowerHouse II have three USB-A ports and a USB-C port, but it also has an AC outlet and a car lighter socket. The Anker PowerHouse II can also be connected to a solar generator, making it perfect for camping or emergency situations.

The Anker PowerHouse II has a big LED screen that shows you its battery percentage, battery temperature, current input and output and an estimated time for recharging the battery. Note that the PowerHouse II’s AC outlet cannot support devices that consume over 300W, such as hair dryers or microwaves.

The design of the PowerHouse II is tough, with its 8 corners strengthened and with outdoor use in mind. It is also not too difficult to carry on with its compact design and an integrated handle.

  • Weight: 162oz / 4.62kg (PowerHouse II 400)
  • Size: 10 x 5.8 x 5.5 inches / 255 x 148 x 139 mm
  • Output: USB-C - 60W, USB-A - 3A, AC output (300W max), DC output, Car socket
  • Colors: Black

Anker PowerHouse II 400

- a portable power station with a 108,000mAh capacity and an AC outlet

Buy at Amazon

Best power banks for iPhone


1.Mophie powerstation all-in-one (8000mAh)



This Mophie power bank is especially designed for the iPhone and Apple Watch. It features wireless charging and a built-in magnetic Apple Watch charging dock, with the power bank being able to charge the two Apple devices at the same time.

The Mophie powerstation all-in-one has a 8,000mAh battery, as well as a USB-A and USB-C port, with the latter supporting fast charging. The Mophie power bank can charge up to four devices simultaneously. The powerstation all-in-one has a glossy design with metallic trim.

  • Weight: 3.8 oz / 109 grams
  • Size: 2.83 in x 6.48 in x 0.7 inches / 72 x 165 x 18 mm
  • Output: USB-C: 18W, USB-A: 12W, Qi wireless charging - 5W, Apple Watch charging dock
  • Colors: Black, Gray

Mophie powerstation all-in-one

- a power bank designed for the iPhone and Apple Watch with wireless charging

$99 95
$139 95
Buy at ZAGG

2.Mophie powerstation plus XL wireless with PD (8000mAh)



This power bank is similar to the previous Mophie offering, but without the Apple Watch magnetic charging port. It has the same capacity of 8,000mAh and Qi wireless charging.

The look of the powerstation plus XL is also similar to the powerstation all-in-one, but comes in more colors. A USB-A and a USB-C port are present with the latter supporting fast charging.

This power bank has an integrated Lightning cable for Apple devices that is hidden behind a retractable back cover.

  • Weight: 8 oz / 227 grams
  • Size: 2.83 in x 5.89 in x 0.75 inches / 72 x 150 x 19 mm
  • Output: USB-C: 18W, USB-A: 12W, Qi wireless charging - 5W, Lightning cable
  • Colors: Black, Gray, Navy Blue, Light Pink

Mophie powerstation plus XL wireless with PD

- A 8,000mAh power bank for Apple devices with Lightning cable and wireless charging

$59 95
$99 95
Buy at ZAGG

Best power banks with wireless charger


1.Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless Power Bank (10000mAh)



This Anker power bank combines a 10,000mAh capacity with Qi wireless charging. The PowerCore III also has fast charging and a USB-C port. The USB-C port is also used for recharging the Anker PowerCore III. The power bank also has a USB-A output port. The Anker PowerCore can recharge an iPhone XS or a Google Pixel at least two times.

The Anker PowerCore has four LED lights that show the battery level. Recharging the power bank takes around 4.5 hours, depending on the charger you use.

  • Weight: 8.5 oz / 240 grams
  • Size: 5.89 x 2.7 x 0.77 inches / 150 x 69 x 20 mm
  • Output: USB-C: 18W, USB-A: 12W, Qi wireless charging: 10W
  • Colors: Black

Anker PowerCore III

- a 10,000mAh power bank with wireless charging and fast charging

Buy at Amazon

2.Aukey PB-WL03 (20000mAh)



This is a 20,000mAh power bank with Qi wireless charging and fast charging via USB-C. It also has a USB-A charging port. What’s interesting about the Aukey PB-WL03 is that it can turn into a phone stand with its smartphone-sized design and retractable stand. This power bank can charge up to three devices at a time.

The Aukey PB-WL03 has an LED screen that shows you its battery percentage. Its compact size allows it to fit in your pocket and makes it easy to carry. The design of the Aukey PB-WL03 has a matte finish.

  • Weight: 12.5 oz / 354 grams
  • Size: 6.26 x 2.59 x 0.79 inches / 159 x 66 x 20 mm
  • Output: USB-C: 18W, USB-A: 12W, Qi wireless charging: 10W
  • Colors: Grey

Aukey PB-WL03

- a 20,000mAh power bank with wireless charging, a stand and fast charging

Buy at Amazon

Best power bank with AC outlet


RAVPower 3 in 1 Power House



The RAVPower 3 is a 20,000mAh power bank with a 80W AC outlet. The power bank has a USB-C fast charging port and a USB-A port. The RAVPower 3 in 1 can also charge USB-C laptops. The 3 in 1 Power House supports 30W fast recharging, taking only 3.1 hours for the power bank to recharge. This power bank can charge up to three devices simultaneously.

The design of the RAVPower 3 in 1 Power House is rubberized for a better grip and features five LED lights that indicate its battery level. This power bank has a fan cooling system to help its AC outlet performance, so you don’t have to worry about the power bank overheating when you plug in your AC devices. Note that the AC outlet can support up to 80W power consumption, making it suitable for most laptops, but not for things like drills or hairdryers.

  • Weight: 24oz / 680 grams
  • Size: 6.06 x 2.72 x 2.72 inches / 152 x 69 x 69 mm
  • Output: USB-C: 30W, USB-A: 12W, AC outlet: 80W
  • Colors: Black

RAVPower 3 in 1 Power House

- a 20,000mAh power bank with an AC outlet

Buy at Amazon

Best power bank with car jump starter


HALO Bolt 58830 mWh



This power bank has a 58,830 mWh battery with two USB-A ports and a standard car jump starter. The HALO Bolt is capable of up to 217 jump starts of a regular car on a single charge. It also has an AC outlet and charges from an AC cable. Note that this power bank does not have a USB-C charging port or fast charging. This power bank can charge up to two mobile devices at a time.

The design of the HALO BOLT is chunky but tough with a wide range of colors to choose from. This power bank is perfect for professional drivers and camping enthusiasts that are always on the move with its big battery and versatility. Note that this power bank is a bit heavy, so it’s not the easiest one to carry.

  • Weight: 44oz / 1234 grams
  • Size: 7.2 x 3.8 x 1.6 inches / 183 x 96 x 41 mm
  • Output: USB-A - 12W/2.4A, AC outlet, Car jump start cables
  • Colors: Black Graphite, Blue Graphite, Silver Graphite, Rose Gold, Camo, Grey, Violet Paisley, Wood Grain

HALO Bolt 58830 mWh

- a power bank with a car jump starter and an AC outlet

Buy at Amazon

Best power bank for laptop and phone


RAVPower RP-PB201 (20000mAh)



This is a 20,000mAh power bank that can fast charge laptops via USB-C. The RAVPower also has a USB-A charging port. The power bank supports 30W fast recharging and can be topped off in 3 hours. The RAVPower can charge up to two devices at a time.

The RAVPower RP-PB201 has a simple design with a matte finish. It has four LED lights indicating its battery level.

  • Weight: 13.2oz / 374 grams
  • Size: 5.98 x 2.64 x 0.98 inches / 152 x 67 x 25 mm
  • Output: USB-C - 60W, USB-A - 12W
  • Colors: Black

RAVPower RP-PB201

- a 20,000mAh power bank with fast charging and fast laptop charging

Buy at Amazon

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