Battery life is slowly improving in smartphones, but we can’t be tethered to a wall at all times. 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, which are great for daily use. 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 10,000mAh portable charger
The RAVPower 10,000mAh portable offers the perfect blend of size and speed. It pumps up to 18W through the USB-C port or 11W with the USB-A option, and measures just one inch thick. It’s not the fastest charger, but you can recharge the full capacity in just about three hours thanks to the PD 3.0 USB-C port.
You can tap into either port and the RAVPower should be good for two or more charging cycles. Best of all, the current price firmly places RAVPower’s slim portable charger in the 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 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 Supermini 18W PD 10,000mAh power bank
Living up to its name, the Zendure Supermini 18W PD 10000 is only about the height and width of a credit card. However, it is a bit thicker to hold the full 10,000mAh battery. Zendure’s Supermini power bank also packs just one USB-C outlet for your charging needs, though the 18W PD 3.0 speed should bring a smile to your face.
Rounding out your options, the Supermini comes in blue, red, black, and even silver. It should hold enough charge to bring your phone up to speed twice, and it’s quick to recharge after about three hours. Finally, the aluminum body of the charger is something we don’t normally see in power banks.
ZMI PowerPack 10,000mAh 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 on 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.