portable chargers

Smartphone technology has come a long way in the past few years, but there is a lingering issue that is taking time to evolve – battery life. Sure, batteries are getting bigger and phones more resourceful, but many of us still have a problem keeping our devices alive. One solution is to charge your phone throughout the day, something that proves to be an issue when there is no outlet around. The next best solution is to buy yourself  portable charger to charge on-the-go.

With so many options around, we know it’s hard to find the best units in the market. This is why we have curated a list with our very favorite portable chargers!

Shall we get started and show you the goods?


RAVPower External Power Bank 26,800 mAh

RAVPower is a trusted name when it comes to portable chargers, and this particular option offers it all. To start with, you get the massive capacity of 26,800 mAh, that is more than enough to fully recharge your smartphone multiple times. The power bank comes with three USB ports, including a USB-C port with 30W output to let you charge a MacBook and charge the Nintendo Switch while using it. Four LED indicators let you know how much charge is left on the power bank, and charging it is quite fast as well with via the USB-C input. Like every portable charger on this list, you get protection from short circuits, overcharging, and current and voltage surge.

Worth noting is that the USB-C charging isn’t compatible with every device that comes with a USB-C port like the OnePlus 5, Huawei P10, and more, so do make sure to check for compatibility before picking this charger. Another point of note is that you will have to press the power button and turn on the portable charger first before plugging in your phone in case you are using the USB-C output.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 26,800 mAh
  • Output: 2 x USB ports 5V/3.4A max (2.4 A per port), 1 x USB-C port 5V/3A or 9V~15V/2A or 20V/1.5A
  • Dimensions: 172 x 80 x 20 mm, 372 grams
  • Current price: $79.99

Anker PowerCore+ 20,100 mAh

portable battery chargers

Anker is one of the most popular makers of portable chargers, with a variety of options available, ranging from slim, ultra-portable ones, to those like the PowerCore+. This battery pack comes with an impressive capacity of 20,100 mAh, that should be enough to fully charge your smartphone or tablet multiple times. You get two USB ports that utilize PowerIQ technology, as well as a USB Type-C port that can be used to charge current generation smartphones, tablets, and even the new Macbook.

Worth noting is that the USB-C charging isn’t compatible with every device that comes with a USB-C port like the Google Pixel, Sony Xperia XZ, and more, so do make sure to check for compatibility before picking this charger. Another point of note is that you will have to press the power button and turn on the portable charger first before plugging in your phone in case you are using the USB-C output.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 20,100 mAh
  • Output: 2 x PowerIQ ports 5V/3A max (2.4 A per port), 1 x USB-C port 5V/3A
  • Dimensions: 182.9 x 61 x 22.9 mm, 454 grams
  • Current price: $53.99

Vinsic Terminator P3 20,000 mAh

The Vinsic Terminator P3 external power bank also comes with a large 20,000 mAh battery, and features three USB ports, including a USB-C port and one that supports Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 fast charging capabilities. There is an easy to read digital screen that shows you exactly how much charge on the power bank is left instead of having to guess from three or four LED lights. Even with all its features, this battery pack is one of the cheapest option available when compared to other portable chargers with a similar capacity and that’s why it is easily one of the best portable battery chargers you can buy.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 20,000 mAh
  • Output: 1 x USB port 5V/2.4 A, 1 x USB-C port 5V/3A, 1 x QC 3.0 port 5V/2.4A or 6.5V~9V/1.5A or 9V~12V/1.2A
  • Dimensions: 155 x 91.4 x 20.3 mm, 422 grams
  • Current price: starting at $29.95

EasyAcc External Power Bank 20,000 mAh

portable battery chargers

The final high capacity power bank on this list is the EasyAcc external battery pack, which features a large 20,000 mAh capacity. What makes this battery pack stand out is the fact it comes with four USB ports to charge multiple devices at the same time, with one of them supporting Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 fast charging capabilities. Another useful feature is that there are dual inputs available, including one with QC 3.0 support, and both can be utilized to charge the battery pack faster than other similar devices. And for those who might find it useful, the EasyAcc power bank also comes with bright flashlight. That’s a lot of features, so no wonder we consider it one of the best portable battery chargers you can buy.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 20,000 mAh
  • Output: 3 x USB port 5V/3.1A, 1 x QC 3.0 port 5V~9V/2A or 9V~12V/1.5A
  • Dimensions: 167 x 81 x 22 mm, 410 grams
  • Current price: $39.99

Eighty Plus power bank 10,000 mAh

Looks aren’t an important criteria when picking a power bank, but the Eighty Plus portable battery charger is definitely one of the sleeker and more stylish options out there, and hence why we consider it one of the best portable chargers on the market today. A capacity of 10,000 mAh ensures that you can charge your smartphone multiple times, and the device comes with one Quick Charge 3.0 port and a USB-C port. Included in the box is a microUSB cable and and a USB-C cable.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 10,000 mAh
  • Output: 1 x USB-C port 5V/3A, 1 x QC 3.0 port 5V/3A or 6.5V~9V/2A or 9V~12V/1.5A
  • Dimensions: 148 x 74 x 13.5 mm, 270 grams
  • Current price: $29.99

Anker PowerCore Slim 5,000 mAh

The Anker PowerCore Slim, as the name suggests, is a think, sleek, and ultra portable portable battery charger. The device comes with a 5,000 mAh capacity, that should be enough to fully charge or get close to a full charge with most current smartphones. The device comes with a single USB port that takes advantage of PowerIQ technology to allow for the fastest charge possible. While the PowerCore Slim may not be as feature packed as the other power banks on this list, its portability is the biggest selling point.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 5,000 mAh
  • Output: 1 x PowerIQ port 5V/2A
  • Dimensions: 124.5 x 63.5 x 10.2 mm, 126 grams
  • Current price: $29.99

Heloideo portable charger 5,000 mAh

The Heloideo portable charger comes with a built-in USB input cable, USB-C cable, and AC adapter, which means that you don’t have to worry about carrying around extra adapters and cables with you. For additional non USB-C devices, the device also comes with two regular USB ports. This portable charger may not offer as fast a charge or as much capacity as the others on the list, but the convenience of not needing additional cables may supersede that for some people.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 5,000 mAh
  • Output: 1 x built-in USB-C cable 5V/2.4A, 2 x USB ports 5V/2.4A
  • Dimensions: 140 x 63.5 x 15 mm, 204 grams
  • Current price: $27.99

OUTXE Rugged Power Bank 16,000 mAh

The OUTXE Rugged Power Bank is one that is built for the outdoors and will be an ideal companion for all the adventurers out there. The power bank comes with a large capacity of 16,000 mAh, which will let you fully charge your smartphone multiple times. The power bank comes with an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, and it is also shock resistant. It also includes a solar panel that will give you some charge back in case you run out, and finally, it comes with a bright flashlight with three modes – normal, SOS, and strobe, which is great for emergencies.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 16,000 mAh
  • Output: 1 x USB port 5V/2A, 1 x USB port 5V/1A
  • Dimensions: 166 x 82 x 20.5 mm, 356 grams
  • Current price: $39.99

Aukey Solar Charger 16,000 mAh

If you like the idea of the OUTXE solar charger but need a little more speed charging speed from the device, the Aukey Solar Charger is the one to consider. This device also comes with a 16,000 mAh capacity, and while you do not get any of the rugged features like waterproofing and shock resistance, it comes with a faster USB-C port and a regular USB with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 16,000 mAh
  • Output: 1 x USB-C port 5V/3A, 1 x QC 3.0 port 5V/3A or 6.5V~9V/2A or 9V~12V/1.5A
  • Dimensions: 160 x 75 x 23 mm, 360 grams
  • Current price: $39.99

Beatit 500A Portable Jump Starter 10,800 mAh

If you are looking for a single device to address all of your emergency power needs, including being able to jump start your car, the Beatit Portable Jump Starter is the one for you.  This portable chargers will jump start a 3.0 L gas or 2.5 L diesel engine up to 20 times on a single charge. It also comes with three USB ports, including one with support for Qualcomm QuickCharge 3.0 fast charging capabilities, and a USB-C port, to keep all your devices charged on the go. Finally, there is also a flashlight with three modes – normal, SOS, and strobe. Considering all its features, this portable jump starter is rather affordable as well.

Key details:

  • Capacity: 10,800 mAh
  • Output: 1 x USB port 5V/2A, 1 x USB-C port 5V/3A, 1 x QC 3.0 port 5V/2A or 6.5V~9V/1.5A or 9V~12V/1A
  • Current: Start current 250A, Peak current 500 A
  • Dimensions: 145 x 84 x 25.4 mm, 454 grams
  • Current price: $43.99

There you have it, guys. Those are our favorite portable chargers currently available! Now hit the comments and let us know which is your favorite. Do you have any other portable chargers you think your fellow Android fans would like?