Best Power Banks For Smartphones
It’s light and small enough to carry easily in your coat or jeans all day, it’s about half size of deck of cards but it’s also sturdy and solid, which is very important for gadgets that’ll get shoved evenly into small messy bags and pockets (or even dropped down onto the concrete time and again). Some packs cost much less (they’re low-capacity and small), and others are even smaller. But Astro feels like actually it was designed with exact same attention and care as bigger and more expensive batteries. Thats’ what makes it one of the Best Power Banks For Smartphones.
At 6,400 mAh, Astro can recharge completely just about every smartphone at least a single time and some twice or add few hours of usage time to tablets. (It’s handy for storing e-cigarettes topped up, also.) Its main downside however is that it would not charge connected phones when you are charging it (although one of the runners-up does, if that is a deal breaker).
Can’t live with any pass-through charging? Therefore we recommend Zendure A8, which is the runner-up pick. It is a bit chunkier compared to Anker Astro, making this harder to shove evenly into pants pockets; it costs few dollars extra than Astro; and over these past few months, it is periodically been unavailable. However it aced our examinations plus offers pass-through charging. (Lime fuels Blast L60X are a bit smaller, but they don’t charge devices fast enough
Don’t like the somehow chunky shape of Anker Astro? You are not alone actually plenty of Wire cutter staff members and readers prefer the wide and flat smartphone shapes of Amazon Basics Portable Power Banks 5600. It is larger by volume compared to Astro, with less capacity, but it is easier to carry comfortably in coats and tight jeans or even slip it into one side of any tightly-packed bag; this device weighs almost the same; and has better power-to-price mathematical ratio. In terms of its performance, the Amazon Basics is as good as one can get in this major category, well on par with Astro. It even has same downside of being unable to support pass-through charging. It almost became the top pick, but really it comes down to the shape you prefer.
If you’re looking out for something really small, the named above picks might still be very large for one. The extra-slim packs we like the most are the Go Designs Travel Card, that fits well in most wallets plus has built-in charging cables (Lighting or Micro-USB) so you’re very unlikely that you will find yourself stranded with no power. The Travel Card holds power of about 1,500 mAh of juice, this is enough juice power to add few hours of life to any battery of a smartphone perfect for making this through the evenings so you could summon Uber to well pick you up in that last call.
If small size is a top priority, the Travel Card is thin enough that it can fit in your wallet perfectly, though it has fractions of the capacity and space of our main picks. Still, it could juice phones about halfway, and also it has built-in charging cables.