Battery life continues to be an issue with smartphones, and we can’t be tethered to a wall at all times. Having an external power bank is essential for keeping your smartphone up and running without having to go hunting for outlets. In this list, we focus on 10,000mAh power banks. This is a very convenient size for the average user. With 10,000mAh you can charge most phones 2-3 times, while keeping prices and portability at a minimum.
Best 10,000mAh power banks:
Editor’s notes: We will regularly update this list of the best 10,000mAh power banks. With regards to the 10,000mAh power banks that feature USB-C ports, make sure your device is compatible before buying.
RAVPower 18W PD 10,000mAh portable charger
The RAVPower 18W PD 10,000mAh portable charger reveals its highlight feature in the name — support for Power Delivery. The charger outputs up to 18W through the USB-C port, which also supports up to an 18W input. That means it takes 3.5 hours to fully juice up the charger, compared to the five hours it would take if you use the micro-USB port.
The charger also features a regular-sized USB port with Quick Charge support and a maximum 8W output. Best of all, the current price firmly places RAVPower’s slim portable charger in impulse-buy territory.
Samsung Wireless Charger 10,000mAh
This portable charger from Samsung features a normal USB port and a USB-C port. The USB-C port supports up to 15W of output.
What separates this device from most other 10,000mAh portable chargers is right in the name: wireless charging. The battery supports up to 7.5W wireless fast charging with compatible smartphones and other accessories. Samsung’s wireless charger isn’t cheap, but wireless charging support makes this one of the best 10,000mAh power banks you can get.
Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000 PD
Apart from being one of the smallest 10,000mAh portable batteries, the Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000 PD also supports Power Delivery. That means the USB-C port can charge at up to 18W. Not to be outdone, the standard USB-A port’s maximum output is 12W. The PowerCore Slim 10,000 PD is only about the same size as your phone, yet it packs enough power to charge it twice.
Aukey 10,000mAh PD portable charger
Featuring a slim profile, the Aukey 10,000mAh PD portable charger supports 18W input and output through the USB-C port. The charger also features two regular USB ports, with one supporting Quick Charge 3.0. The other USB port outputs at 12W, while the micro-USB port supports up to a 10W input.
Aukey offers a cheaper version of its portable charger, but we prefer this one. Not only do you get Power Delivery, but the 10,000mAh PD portable charger is only $10 more expensive than the alternative. Seeing how this option only costs around $30, the extra money is worth spending.
Zendure Slim 18W PD 10,000
Living up to its name, the Zendure Slim 18W PD 10000 features a 15mm profile. Even with such a thin design, the portable charger features a USB-C Power Delivery port. That means the portable charger supports up to 18W of input and output.
Rounding out the ports are the micro-USB input port and regular USB output port. The regular USB port supports Quick Charge 3.0 and delivers a maximum output of 18W. Finally, the aluminum body of the charger is something we don’t normally see in power banks.
ZMI PowerPack 10K USB-C
Winner of a 2019 Red Dot Design Award, the ZMI PowerPack 10K USB-C features a woven fabric top and bottom. There’s also an aluminum frame that houses the regular USB, micro-USB, and USB-C ports. The regular USB port supports Quick Charge 2.0 output, while the USB-C port supports Power Delivery output and input. That means the PowerPack 10K USB-C supports up to 18W output and input.
As if that wasn’t enough, the portable charger has a great trick up its sleeve: USB adapter mode. If you connect the PowerPack 10K USB-C to a computer, you can connect USB peripherals and use it as a portable adapter for your computer. Given all the features and fancy exterior, the PowerPack 10K USB-C’s asking price is very reasonable.
T-Core Ultra Compact Power Bank
The T-Core 10,000mAh power bank is the smallest portable charger in this list. It is tiny! The unit measures 2.6 x 2.6 x 0.9 inches and weighs only 6.2 ounces. You can’t pack much into such a small package, so you can forget about fancy features. A 2.1A output is all you get, but you can charge two devices simultaneously.
What’s cool about this 10,000mAh power bank is that you can charge it with most cables you already have: Lightning, USB Type-C, and Micro USB. The device costs around $30, which means it’s not a great deal, but you are paying a little extra for the novelty factor.
Aibocn 10,000mAh Power Bank
Aside from being among the cheapest on this list, this 10,000mAh power bank has a feature you won’t often find in most other products in this category. The Aibocn 10,000mAh Power Bank has a flashlight, making it a great choice for those who want an accessory that can do more than its intended use. Other specs are rather basic. The power bank features two charging ports (2A and 1A).
That wraps it up for our list of the best 10,000mAh power banks out there. We’ll update this post with new options once they are released.