Results: do you prefer a battery case or a power bank?

Results: do you prefer a battery case or a power bank?
Over the last decade, smartphones have been getting awesome in all areas — screens, hardware prowess, cameras, sound, water- and dust-proofing, you name it! Well, please just don't name "battery life" — that's still a bit wonky in most cases. Truth be told, there's only so much battery the manufacturers can stuff inside an elegant smartphone's body, at least with today's technologies.

If you are an avid smartphone user or one that takes trips regularly, you probably have some sort of portable battery at the ready. There are two main choices to go for — a powerbank, which can get quite massive; or a battery case, which protects your phone while charging it and doesn't require you to remember that one extra item at all times — it's just connected to your smartphone.

We thought we'd ask — what's your choice, bank or case? Here's what you answered!

Battery case or power bank?

Power bank team reporting!
Battery case squad here!
Pft, do you think me an amateur? I have both!
I don't have either



1. Godlymansean

Posts: 337; Member since: Apr 14, 2017

Honestly the reason i would want a Moto Z Play, just slap the battery on the back, so convenient.

12. Pabliell

Posts: 185; Member since: Mar 22, 2016

Why would you buy a phone and a battery pack, when you could go with same spec phone, but with bigger battery? Lenovo P2 tops many battery tests, some Xiaomi phones are right behind.

2. Back_from_beyond

Posts: 1438; Member since: Sep 04, 2015

How about a phone that just last a whole day on a single charge. I have yet to be able to drain my Moto G5 Plus in a single day, easily lasts 2 days on a single charge.

4. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

And my Samsung Galaxy S6 easily lasts me 2 days on single charge... I'm an old man, and the only apps running and syncing in the background are Email, What'sApp, Twitter & my RSS Feed... Sometimes I run TapaTalk when I'm constantly posting on forums, but it mostly stays disable... And the biggest battery hog among them is that frigging What'sApp, which shouldn't be a surprise cause it's now owned by Facebook... S6 doesn't possess remarkable battery, no doubt... But if one use one's phone reasonably and don't post memes on Facebook 24/7 then any phone can see past 2 days... Perhaps even more, if you turn-off everything and set the cellular band to GSM...! My Lumia 430, which I use as a basic, back-up phone without Internet, sometimes see past 5 days while it has a tiny 1,500mAh battery...! For heavy browsing, I rely on my desktop because of my weak eyesight. And that desktop doesn't run on those awful batteries, thank God...! No #RangeAnxiety...! G'Day!

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1696; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

power bank. love using it with fast charging.

5. willy.4

Posts: 72; Member since: Oct 14, 2015

I prefermy note 4.... lol

6. miumiumiu

Posts: 11; Member since: Jun 18, 2017

Have a powerbank but I rarely use it. My Redmi Note 4 with SD625 and 4100mAH battery lasts me two full days of moderate to heavy usage. 9hr+ SOT squad!

7. AnnDroid

Posts: 90; Member since: Aug 02, 2011

I want a slightly thicker phone with a battery that lasts all day.

8. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

My heavy under-clocked phone last a day with 8 hrs of SOT with about 3-4 hours of browsing, no game, under clock makes big difference. That's why I think it's stupid to own flaghship phone with the best high-end cpu and it only last 3-4 hrs SOT.

9. p51d007

Posts: 705; Member since: Nov 24, 2013

Neither! My last two phones have had a minimum battery size of 4,000mAH...gets me 2 days with moderate to heavy use EASY.

10. mail2me98

Posts: 18; Member since: Feb 24, 2013

for me, i would go for power bank. And the reason behind. i can lend it to my friend/family when they needed it.

11. BlackhawkFlys

Posts: 924; Member since: May 07, 2014

Power Bank. Battery cases are ugly

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