Nowadays, the most important accessory for a smartphone is a power bank. It is really needed in this fast running world. People spend most of their day outside their home, so charging their phone is a big hassle.
For these situation a power bank can come in quite handy.
Are you looking to buy a power bank? Then this the complete buyer's guide for power banks in India. We have listed all the best power banks below for your reference.
There are many types of people who are in a great need of this product like-
- Field worker
- Mobile Game lover
- Extensive phone user
What is a power bank?
Power Bank contains a rechargeable Lithium polymer battery. It is a gadget using which you can charge your phone instantly.
Why should you buy a Power Bank for yourself ?
Consider yourself in a situation, when your phone is only 5% charge and you need to go out somewhere, it may be a party, hospital or somewhere else. At such situations carrying phone is useless. Even you carry your phone you can’t do anything with it.
Right? No power means, it will only act as a paper weight.
But if you have a power bank in that situation you are good to go.
Other reasons to buy a power bank -
Features of Power Banks
Power Banks are portable. It can carried by you anywhere as you carry your smartphone. It act as a power backup for your phone and can be used in the time of so called emergency.
You also get a torch inbuilt in some power banks. Very handy is some situations even when all phones have a LED flash these days.
Most power banks have multiple outputs , this means you can charge more than one device at a time. Some power banks have capacity of more than 20,000 mAh. This means power will easily last you for more than few days.
Have you heard about the new USB-C powered laptops? Most recent Macbooks and Laptops come equipped with USB-C ports.
Still, what's the big deal?
You can charge your USB-C laptops using a power bank. How cool is that, charging a laptop using a power bank.
What to look for when buying a power bank?
While buying a power bank you should consider many things-
Choose Capacity according to your usage.
If you do a lot of travelling , a 10,000 mAh power bank is more than sufficient. Just keep in mind, more milli-amps more is the weight of the power bank.
For light usage a 5,000 mAh power bank is more than sufficient. All depends on your usage.
If you are looking to charge your tablet then make sure to pick at least a 10,000 mAh power bank, not lesser than that.
Did you know ?
Battery size is denoted in mAh. Its full form is milliampere hour. How powerful is your power bank is known by the mAh that is written on it.
The voltage output of the power bank, generally written on it, should be equal or higher than that of your phone or device.
Did you know ?
Battery size is denoted in mAh. Its full form is milliampere hour. How powerful is your power bank is known that is write on it.
The voltage output of the power bank, generally written on it, should be equal or higher than that of your phone or device.
No. of ports
If you have more than one port then make sure to buy a power bank with more than one port. Also make sure to check if that the output of on both ports are more than 2.1 milli amps.
This way it will both save time and hassle of charging devices one after the other.
If you are keeping a smartphone which supports fast charging then it is recommended to buy a power bank whose power output of more than 2.4 milli amps. You don't want to wait for 3+ hours to charge up your phone.
Time is everything 🙂
People often neglect the weight of the power bank but it is important too. You don't want a power bank to be an extra burden. Like some power bank you can keep in your pocket while other's you can't.
You wouldn't want to keep the power bank in your hand while charging the phone.
So should you buy one?
As you all know everything has both advantages and disadvantages. In case of power bank too it has few disadvantages but are of not much of concern as these are long term effect. Don't worry, nothing serious 🙂
While using power bank usually people get into habit of using it more often even if your battery is not completely dead. So, your battery life of your phone may get affected. Your battery should discharged completely and charged completely for better battery life.
Only few good quality power bank can only provide you the capacity as mentioned.
Most power bank are not so bulky but still add up weight in your daily carrying things.
Let's check out the best power banks you can buy online -
1. Ambrane P-2000 20800 mAh Power Bank
First thing which come to everyone’s mind is the brand. As brand decides the quality and trust. So, Let me tell you about the brand ambrane. It's a leading power bank company in India.
Besides power bank, the company also manufacture other gadgets too like Bluetooth speaker, Tablets and many more. Its provide a quality product at affordable price and people like their products. Its products are easily available on Amazon, Flipkart and Snapdeal.
Coming back to the Ambrane P-2000 power bank, it is decently priced. Its 20800 mAh power allows you to charge your phone more than four times which is a great thing.It is a rectangular shaped power bank mostly made up of plastic. Its comes in white colour with little black touch which make it look funky.
So, overall the power bank is good enough in terms of look and price.
Here’s comes the features which you must know before buying it.
Ambrane P-2000 power bank has a Li ion battery which is very much recommended.
Its 20800 mah battery which quite much sufficient for a long traveller. Usually 10000 mah to 15000 mah is quite decent for a normal usage people.
It has three output ports with different output specifications. One port has a specification of 5V and 1 amp. And other two ports with specification of 5V and 2.1 amps.
I would recommend to see your charger specification before deciding and using a specific port.
It is compatible with most of the smartphones. You can easily charge your phones and tablets too using the power bank.
Its dimensions are 181 x 124 x 38 mm which is larger than other power banks of lesser capacity.
Its weight is approx 600 grams which is a serious thing you should take in consideration. Its is bulkier than most other power banks. You need to compromise if you want power bank of this capacity.
This power bank need more than 20 hours to charge it full. Which is again a point you need to compromise because of battery capacity.
This power bank is best suited for people who travel for days together. If you don't mind the extra burden then the power bank is perfect for you.
2. Intex IT-PB11K 11000mAH Power Bank
Intex is one of the best accessories manufacturer in India. Earlier it only used to make accessories. But now it has started making smartphones too. I am personally using a Intex speaker for a year now and I did not regret my purchase.
So, I would totally recommend the brand. You can easily find their products on Flipkart, Amazon or Snapdeal.
Intex IT-PB11K power bank is one of the best selling power bank with a battery capacity of 11000 mAh. You can easily charge your phone more then twice for sure when it is fully charged. It comes in two in two colour variants black and white. It is mostly made up of plastic. I am fan of its black colour invariant but white colour is also not bad.
Now below are some of the feature which you must consider before buying it.
It’s 11000 mAh battery is quite decent for everyday use as you can charge your phone more than thrice if your phone battery is of 2500 mAh which is quite decent for casual users.
It comes with three ports which allows you to charge three device at a time. This feature is most often needed in daily day to day uses. One of the port give output as 5V/1amp and other two ports give output of 5V/2.1amps. One ampere port is meant for the mp3 player and Ipods. Through other two ports you can easily charge your phone and tablets.
One things that is impressive in this device is no heating issue even if you use three ports at a time.
Another feature of this power bank is flash light which can become a companion in your travelling.
The dimension of the powerbank is 142x63x26mm which is not so big. Can be easily carried with your phone.
Now the time is discuss the cons. As of these product the cons are not so dominating. So, can be easily overlooked.
Weight of this power bank is approx 300 grams. So, it can be issue for some people else it's fine.
Another issue is that after a year of use of this power bank, it don't give that efficiency as it was giving initially. That a normal but still it can be regarded as cons for this product.
Charging this power bank will take about 6 hours to complete charge.
This is good product for daily use and one the best in this price range. A must pick for light users 🙂
3. Lenovo PA13000 13000 mAh Power Bank
Lenovo brand doesn't need any introduction still for some let's introduce it briefly. Its a chinese multinational company with a huge name in the market. Recently, it purchased motorola. It’s phone in the market are getting sold like anything and quality wise too they are one of the best in their industry. They manufacture manything like power banks, phone and many more devices. You can easily find their product online as well as offline.
Lenovo PA13000 power bank is again one of the bestselling in the market and the brand name linked to it might can give you more trust and satisfaction with its purchase. Its 13000 mah capacity is good enough for charging your phone more than thrice when your power bank is fully charged. Again this powerbank is also made up of plastic.
Overall this product is good enough to be bought. I think that might be the reason, it is in our list. :-p
Let’s brief you some features which you will get in this powerbank.
It comes with 13000 mah capacity which is good enough for your daily use. It is not the best but still decent at that price. One more thing to be considered is if you want more capacity then you will have to face consequences in terms of its increased weight.
As all other power banks it can also be used with all the phone brands.This is amazing.
Another important thing is number of ports. This power bank has two output ports which is good but yeah other power banks has more than two ports. But one thing is good that for both, output configuration is 5V/2.1 ampere.
The dimension of this power bank is 141 x 64 x 22 mm.
There are some other features which is included in this powerbank like overcurrent protection, led indicators, over discharge protections and overcharge protection. These features seems useless but they very important for your phone and powerbank in long run.
One special feature is Fast charging which comes in few powerbank only.
The compatible devices are digital camera, media player, Mobile phone and tablet.
Few of the cons are listed below but are of no use if you are satisfied with the above listed features.
The power bank takes about 7 hours to full charge. It might seems as a cons but it need to compromised.
It weigh 400 grams which could be a issue for some but again compromise.
I would recommend this power bank just because of fast charging as now a days many phone are coming with fast charging.
4. Xiaomi Power Bank 2 10000mAh
Xiaomi is one the leading company in the field of mobile and related accessories. Their mobile phones are great and value for money. Like their phone , they also manufactures accessories. You can easily find their product online on their official website.
Xiaomi Power Bank 2 10000 mAh ( lenovo wala thoda dekh lai basv ) has came to the market with few new features added as upgrade to its predecessor. You might be curious about the new features. It is more slimmer to get things started. Fast charging speed is one of the best features to have. It comes in a aluminium metal case. Looks are killer but only the weight is an issue. It has Li polymer battery which is long lasting.
Let's discuss some of the features of this powerbank which you must consider before buying this power bank.
It comes with 10000 mAh which is lesser than the capacity of other powerbank which we reviewed. Actually it gives a power of 6900 mah in reality which is less than its specified on the power bank. All power bank does , so no worries.
Again like other power bank it is also compatible with devices of all brands.
The power bank has a new technology called fast charging 2.0 which can be found in very few power banks online. This fast charging works in two ways that means you can charge both power bank and mobile phone with fast charging features.
Another important features in this powerbank is the pass through charging. In pass through charging you can charge your phone while charging the powerbank. This is also one one of the unique feature that comes with the Xiaomi 2 Power Bank.
Another important feature is low power energy feature. It means sometime when we charge devices like wireless bluetooth speaker, bracelet etc which need lower power we need to use this feature otherwise you can’t.
This powerbank comes with many safety features which includes Temperature Resistance, Reset Mechanism, Protection from Short Circuit, Input Overvoltage Protection, Protection from Output Overcurrent, Protection from Incorrect Insertion, Protection from Overcharge and Over-discharge, Output Overvoltage Protection, PTC Protective Circuits for the Cell.
It automatically start charging your phone whenever your phone is connected with the power bank. If device is not detected then it will turn off after 30 seconds.
The powerbank is slim and sleek with only 14.1mm thickness. I think this to be a great factor for buying.
It has just one output port with outpower specification as 5.1V2.4A 9V/12V15W MAX.
The dimension of this powerbank is 130 * 71 * 14.1mm. You can easily carry this power bank in your jeans pockets.
This powerbank can be easily fully charged in 3.5 hours of time which is decent.
Now come the discussion about the cons.
You can easily make out that the biggest cons is the 10000mah capacity of this power bank which is less as compared to the other powerbank. If your mobile phone battery is of less capacity then you should think of this power bank otherwise not recommended.
If 10000mAh is less as per your requirement then you can opt for the 20,000 mAh model.
Its appearance, design,ultra slim body and fast charging are the most important features of this power bank. If your phone battery is not good then I would totally recommend this power bank.