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Best power banks of 2019: The top portable battery chargers

You might call them power banks or portable chargers but whatever that is, these little beauties are a must for the modern day person. Depending on what you do or where you go, you might want a pocket-sized battery to top up your devices or a large power bank to juice up your laptop. As we spend more and more time on our devices and gadgets, power banks have become a “must-have” if you want to remain active as the day goes on. With so many choices out there, the expression “I run out of battery” is no longer an option.

All of the power banks in the shortlist below can charge a wide range of devices although their primary function, as far as most people are concerned is to be ready when your smartphone/ tablet battery dies at the end of the day. It can literally be the difference between knowing your way back home, a hotel, a convention, etc or being stranded in no-man’s-land

As portable chargers have become commonplace, of course, they run into the opposite problem: there are a lot to choose from. We have checked, tested and based our recommendations below on a balance of battery capacity, how well they are built, their safety and size.

Below you’ll find out top five list of the top portable chargers that include high-capacity, and even laptop-compatible power banks. Say no more to being stranded with 0% battery left and no access to mains power.

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Best power banks of 2019: The top portable battery chargers

You might call them power banks or portable chargers but whatever that is, these little beauties are a must for the modern day person. Depending on what you do or where you go, you might want a pocket-sized battery to top up your devices or a large power bank to juice up your laptop. As we spend more and more time on our devices and gadgets, power banks have become a “must-have” if you want to remain active as the day goes on. With so many choices out there, the expression “I run out of battery” is no longer an option.

All of the power banks in the shortlist below can charge a wide range of devices although their primary function, as far as most people are concerned is to be ready when your smartphone/ tablet battery dies at the end of the day. It can literally be the difference between knowing your way back home, a hotel, a convention, etc or being stranded in no-man’s-land

As portable chargers have become commonplace, of course, they run into the opposite problem: there are a lot to choose from. We have checked, tested and based our recommendations below on a balance of battery capacity, how well they are built, their safety and size.

Below you’ll find out top five list of the top portable chargers that include high-capacity, and even laptop-compatible power banks. Say no more to being stranded with 0% battery left and no access to mains power.

Build Quality90%
Performance98%
Capacity83%
Size98%
Our Top Pick
Anker PowerCore 20100 Power Bank

Offering one of the highest capacities in their lineup, Anker’s PowerCore 20100 incorporates PowerIQ technology for adapting to basically any device that is plugged into it. “VoltageBoost” helps overcome electrical resistance from some third-party cables, delivering a fast charge to your device.


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Build Quality90%
Performance98%
Capacity83%
Size98%
Our Top Pick
Anker PowerCore 20100 Power Bank

Offering one of the highest capacities in their lineup, Anker’s PowerCore 20100 incorporates PowerIQ technology for adapting to basically any device that is plugged into it. “VoltageBoost” helps overcome electrical resistance from some third-party cables, delivering a fast charge to your device.


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Anker’s large capacity PowerCore 20100 will keep your phone powered up as it is one of the Most Powerful 4.8A Output units for iPhone XS/ XR, X, 8/ 7 /6s, iPad and Samsung Galaxy S8 / S7 and More. The 20,100mAh of power is enough to recharge a smartphone about 7-8 times and an iPad or tablet about one and a half times. It is ideal makes for when you’re travelling or camping and you won’t have access to a power outlet for a few days. Honestly, this thing will go on and on and on.

The PowerIQ smart identification technology from Anker means that the unit will adapt to any device you plug it into it. The PowerIQ port provides 1 amp for charging smartphones, which is the maximum those type of devices can handle. The same port automatically adapts to 2 amp output when you connect a table/ iPad for fast charge. We ran our iPhone X down to dry and plugged in the phone and found it took two hours and 15 minutes to charge up our handset. That is quite good.

Anker’s large capacity PowerCore 20100 will keep your phone powered up as it is one of the Most Powerful 4.8A Output units for iPhone XS/ XR, X, 8/ 7 /6s, iPad and Samsung Galaxy S8 / S7 and More. The 20,100mAh of power is enough to recharge a smartphone about 7-8 times and an iPad or tablet about one and a half times. It is ideal makes for when you’re travelling or camping and you won’t have access to a power outlet for a few days. Honestly, this thing will go on and on and on.

The PowerIQ smart identification technology from Anker means that the unit will adapt to any device you plug it into it. The PowerIQ port provides 1 amp for charging smartphones, which is the maximum those type of devices can handle. The same port automatically adapts to 2 amp output when you connect a table/ iPad for fast charge. We ran our iPhone X down to dry and plugged in the phone and found it took two hours and 15 minutes to charge up our handset. That is quite good.

Build Quality97%
Performance92%
Capacity92%
Size98%
Our Top Pick
RAVPower Power Bank 16750mAh

In its price range, we’d recommend the RAVPower 16750mAh anytime, anywhere. It features 2 ultra-fast USB ports and incredible charging capacity. Ideal if you don’t mind a bit of extra bulk and you don’t mind waiting a while for the power bank to charge itself (given its capacity).


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Build Quality97%
Performance92%
Capacity92%
Size98%
Our Top Pick
RAVPower Power Bank 16750mAh

In its price range, we’d recommend the RAVPower 16750mAh anytime, anywhere. It features 2 ultra-fast USB ports and incredible charging capacity. Ideal if you don’t mind a bit of extra bulk and you don’t mind waiting a while for the power bank to charge itself (given its capacity).


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The RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Charger features 2 incredibly fast USB ports, impressively efficient lithium-ion batteries and a sleek design. The 2 USB ports provided give a max output of 4.5A. Running simultaneously, this will probably be closer to 3-3.5A. However, the real benefit here is that both USB outputs are lightning fast. All too often we see dual USB power banks favouring one port over the other. One is rated at 1A and the other 2.1A which slows down the overall charging speed of the unit. Not with this baby.

The unit features iSmart technology which very cleverly identifies your device for maximum charge efficiency. We really like the look of the RAVPower 16750mAh Power bank unit. The bevelled edges and LED strip to make it smart, professional and modern looking. The way it is designed is quite clever, with all the useful bits on the far edge of the unit. This includes a handy flashlight for any emergency, very handy.

Overall, it is a very good and efficient unit. You won’t be disappointed. It is not as high capacity as other units but in return, it is smaller and less bulky. Still, with 16750 mAh capacity, you won’t run out of juice any time soon. For most people, this is more than they will ever need in a day, or two, three or even a week.

The RAVPower 16750mAh Portable Charger features 2 incredibly fast USB ports, impressively efficient lithium-ion batteries and a sleek design. The 2 USB ports provided give a max output of 4.5A. Running simultaneously, this will probably be closer to 3-3.5A. However, the real benefit here is that both USB outputs are lightning fast. All too often we see dual USB power banks favouring one port over the other. One is rated at 1A and the other 2.1A which slows down the overall charging speed of the unit. Not with this baby.

The unit features iSmart technology which very cleverly identifies your device for maximum charge efficiency. We really like the look of the RAVPower 16750mAh Power bank unit. The bevelled edges and LED strip to make it smart, professional and modern looking. The way it is designed is quite clever, with all the useful bits on the far edge of the unit. This includes a handy flashlight for any emergency, very handy.

Overall, it is a very good and efficient unit. You won’t be disappointed. It is not as high capacity as other units but in return, it is smaller and less bulky. Still, with 16750 mAh capacity, you won’t run out of juice any time soon. For most people, this is more than they will ever need in a day, or two, three or even a week.

Build Quality94%
Performance90%
Capacity98%
Size92%
Our Top Pick
EC Technology 22400mAh

The EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank is an ideal purchase for power users with multiple devices to charge. For the money, you’ll get solid construction, three USB output ports and charge times which are quite good for a power bank of this capacity. All in all this a really well built, good value power bank from EC Technology.


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Build Quality97%
Performance90%
Capacity98%
Size92%
Our Top Pick
EC Technology 22400mAh

The EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank is an ideal purchase for power users with multiple devices to charge. For the money, you’ll get solid construction, three USB output ports and charge times which are quite good for a power bank of this capacity. All in all this a really well built, good value power bank from EC Technology.


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The EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank doesn’t disappoint. They have certainly managed to cram a whole lot of raw power into this portable unit. The 22400mAh capacity is enough to recharge the current roster of smartphones for up to eight times! The EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank provides you with three separate USB output ports. A great feature for heavy users with multiple devices.

The three output ports are rated at 1A for iPhone, 2A for Samsung Tab and 2.4A for iPad. (Each port is labelled). EC Technology 22400mAh comes with AUTO-IC technology, which will automatically recognize what type of device you have plugged in to charge, and deliver the fastest, safest, most efficient current for that device. And with over-charge, over-voltage, over-current and short-circuit protection built-in, you can rest assured that your expensive electronics are in safe hands.

Whilst it is not the lightest power bank in this power category we feel that is offset by its solid build and rugged construction. It is however not nearly as big as some of its competitors. At 0.9 inches (22.86mm) high it has a very flat profile, with a length of 6.3 inches (160mm) and width of 3.1 inches (78.7mm). The slim profile makes it easy to fit into a laptop bag or rucksack.

The EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank doesn’t disappoint. They have certainly managed to cram a whole lot of raw power into this portable unit. The 22400mAh capacity is enough to recharge the current roster of smartphones for up to eight times! The EC Technology 22400mAh Power Bank provides you with three separate USB output ports. A great feature for heavy users with multiple devices.

The three output ports are rated at 1A for iPhone, 2A for Samsung Tab and 2.4A for iPad. (Each port is labelled). EC Technology 22400mAh comes with AUTO-IC technology, which will automatically recognize what type of device you have plugged in to charge, and deliver the fastest, safest, most efficient current for that device. And with over-charge, over-voltage, over-current and short-circuit protection built-in, you can rest assured that your expensive electronics are in safe hands.

Whilst it is not the lightest power bank in this power category we feel that is offset by its solid build and rugged construction. It is however not nearly as big as some of its competitors. At 0.9 inches (22.86mm) high it has a very flat profile, with a length of 6.3 inches (160mm) and width of 3.1 inches (78.7mm). The slim profile makes it easy to fit into a laptop bag or rucksack.

Build Quality94%
Performance90%
Capacity98%
Size92%
Our Top Pick
Poweradd Pilot X7 20,000mAh

The Poweradd Pilot X7 performs well and provides you with around 6-8 full recharges to most smartphones. The 2 amp input allows you to recharge the power bank in as little as 12 hours. Overall, this power bank performs well and provides a reliable charge when you need it.


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Build Quality87%
Performance90%
Capacity98%
Size92%
Our Top Pick
Poweradd Pilot X7 20,000mAh

The Poweradd Pilot X7 performs well and provides you with around 6-8 full recharges to most smartphones. The 2 amp input allows you to recharge the power bank in as little as 12 hours. Overall, this power bank performs well and provides a reliable charge when you need it.


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With a 20,000mAh of power capacity, the PowerAdd Pilot X7 will allow you to recharge an iPhone, Samsung or any other smartphone about 6-8 times. Long gone are the days where your power bank runs out of juice halfway through a busy day or when you are on a plane.

The unit provides two USB ports for charging two devices at the same time plus A micro-USB Input port that can be found on the long side of the charger. While charging two devices at the same time, one port will output 2.1 amps of power while the other one will output 1 amp. The only practical difference is that one device will charge quicker than the other one, but it is important to bear in mind so you don’t assume the unit is malfunctioning.

The Pilot X7 has a small LED light at the front that can be used as a flashlight by simply holding down the power button. This is not going to floodlight by a long margin, it is simply a small light source for when you need to find keys or small items in your bag.

With a 20,000mAh of power capacity, the PowerAdd Pilot X7 will allow you to recharge an iPhone, Samsung or any other smartphone about 6-8 times. Long gone are the days where your power bank runs out of juice halfway through a busy day or when you are on a plane.

The unit provides two USB ports for charging two devices at the same time plus A micro-USB Input port that can be found on the long side of the charger. While charging two devices at the same time, one port will output 2.1 amps of power while the other one will output 1 amp. The only practical difference is that one device will charge quicker than the other one, but it is important to bear in mind so you don’t assume the unit is malfunctioning.

The Pilot X7 has a small LED light at the front that can be used as a flashlight by simply holding down the power button. This is not going to floodlight by a long margin, it is simply a small light source for when you need to find keys or small items in your bag.

Build Quality99%
Performance99%
Capacity95%
Size80%
Our Top Pick
RAVPower Power Bank Portable Charger 26800mAh

With a gigantic battery capacity, the RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger is simply one of the best power banks you can get if you’re looking for a high-speed battery that provides you with more than a week’s worth of charges.


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Build Quality99%
Performance99%
Capacity95%
Size83%
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RAVPower Power Bank Portable Charger 26800mAh

With a gigantic battery capacity, the RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger is simply one of the best power banks you can get if you’re looking for a high-speed battery that provides you with more than a week’s worth of charges.


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With three charge ports for simultaneous charging and a solid and durable build, the RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger is simply one of the best power banks you can get if you’re looking for a high-speed battery that provides you with more than a week’s worth of charges.

The RAVpower Xtreme 26800’s design has a sleek glossy shell. It measures 6.81 inches in length and 3.19 inches wide which is similar to other models of similar capacity. However, it’s slightly thinner at 0.87 inches. Which makes it somewhat possible to carry in your pocket but you will most likely use a rucksack or travel bag. The RAVPower 26800, however, holds just 81.4Wh power, and thus it is fine to take with you on domestic flights.

The RAVPower 26800 Portable Charger is fitted with three USB output ports so you can charge three devices at once. All of these ports are smart charging ports fitted with RAVPower’s iSmart technology. The unit will seek the optimal charging rate for the device you’re charging, giving you the most efficient charge possible. This is simply a top-notch power bank with colossal battery capacity.

With three charge ports for simultaneous charging and a solid and durable build, the RAVPower 26800mAh Portable Charger is simply one of the best power banks you can get if you’re looking for a high-speed battery that provides you with more than a week’s worth of charges.

The RAVpower Xtreme 26800’s design has a sleek glossy shell. It measures 6.81 inches in length and 3.19 inches wide which is similar to other models of similar capacity. However, it’s slightly thinner at 0.87 inches. Which makes it somewhat possible to carry in your pocket but you will most likely use a rucksack or travel bag. The RAVPower 26800, however, holds just 81.4Wh power, and thus it is fine to take with you on domestic flights.

The RAVPower 26800 Portable Charger is fitted with three USB output ports so you can charge three devices at once. All of these ports are smart charging ports fitted with RAVPower’s iSmart technology. The unit will seek the optimal charging rate for the device you’re charging, giving you the most efficient charge possible. This is simply a top-notch power bank with colossal battery capacity.

Build Quality99%
Performance99%
Capacity95%
Size95%
Our Top Pick
Litionite Hurakan 120W

if you are going to be out and about, using your laptop, in a remote location with no access to power, the alternative is either this unit or a petrol generator, with its loud noise. We would take this unit any day! For extreme power needs, add two of them with Litionite foldable solar panels and you are pretty much running full steam ahead, non-stop, no matter the workload.


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Build Quality99%
Performance99%
Capacity95%
Size95%
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Litionite Hurakan 120W

if you are going to be out and about, using your laptop, in a remote location with no access to power, the alternative is either this unit or a petrol generator, with its loud noise. We would take this unit any day! For extreme power needs, add two of them with Litionite foldable solar panels and you are pretty much running full steam ahead, non-stop, no matter the workload.


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The Litionite Hurakan 120W, 0utputting at 154Wh with a capacity of 41600mAh, this monster boasts lithium-ion batteries and only weighs 1.8kg. I say only because it is a heck of weight, but think about what you get. Take this outdoors, or on location and you can pretty much power anything. Laptop? Not a problem. It will give you that peace of mind in case there is literally no power around you and your laptop is about to run out of battery.

This power supply can serve as backup power for outdoor, camping, reading, emergency lighting, field work, or pretty much any situation or environment. It goes without saying that with a 120W power supply, it is perfect for recharging or powering laptops, TVs, CPAP machine and even mini fridges. The Litionite Hurakan 120W will run and run, especially if all you power is smartphones and iPads. You can pretty much go for an entire weekend non-stop and you’d still have enough juice left inside.

Naturally, this is not the kind of power battery/ generator that you are going to carry on your backpack for a day out with friends, it would be mad. However, if you are going to be out and about, using your laptop, in a remote location with no access to power, the alternative is either this unit or a petrol generator, with its loud noise. We would take this unit any day!

The Litionite Hurakan 120W, 0utputting at 154Wh with a capacity of 41600mAh, this monster boasts lithium-ion batteries and only weighs 1.8kg. I say only because it is a heck of weight, but think about what you get. Take this outdoors, or on location and you can pretty much power anything. Laptop? Not a problem. It will give you that peace of mind in case there is literally no power around you and your laptop is about to run out of battery.

This power supply can serve as backup power for outdoor, camping, reading, emergency lighting, field work, or pretty much any situation or environment. It goes without saying that with a 120W power supply, it is perfect for recharging or powering laptops, TVs, CPAP machine and even mini fridges. The Litionite Hurakan 120W will run and run, especially if all you power is smartphones and iPads. You can pretty much go for an entire weekend non-stop and you’d still have enough juice left inside.

Naturally, this is not the kind of power battery/ generator that you are going to carry on your backpack for a day out with friends, it would be mad. However, if you are going to be out and about, using your laptop, in a remote location with no access to power, the alternative is either this unit or a petrol generator, with its loud noise. We would take this unit any day!

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