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Last updated: 26 June 2018

The battery life of your smartphone is under a lot of extra strain from apps, social media, music streaming and online video – a power bank will help keep your phone charged throughout the day.

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We test more than 30 power banks designed to keep even the most power-hungry smartphones kicking day and night. Our detailed test reveals:

  • the number of times they can charge your phone before they need charging
  • approximate charge time (USB-A, USB-C and fast charge)
  • approximate portable battery recharge time
  • size, weight and which models can fit in your pocket.

Our interactive comparison table shows the number of devices each power bank can simultaneously charge, as well as useful features and functions such as auto on/off settings, fast charge and USB-C output.

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Weight of each power bank was recorded without any cables or packaging.

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Number of times each battery charged a test phone (Moto C) to 80%.

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Refers to the type of display present on the power bank.

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  • Overall score
  • Performance score
  • Ease of use score
  • Versatility score
  • Display score
  • Pocketability guide
  • Powerbank charge time - 1A (hh:mm)
  • Powerbank charge time - USB-C (hh:mm)
  • Average time to charge a phone
  • Average time to charge a phone - USB-C
  • Average number of times phone could be charged
  • Average speed of charge (tested, mA)
  • Fastest charging 5V USB port (amps)
  • Slowest charging 5V USB port (amps)
  • Maximum combined output (watts)
  • Can power a laptop USB-C
  • Good points
  • Bad points
  • Brand
  • Model
  • Availability
  • Price
  • Stated capacity (mAh)
  • Number of USB-A ports
  • Number of USB-C ports
  • Battery type
  • Weight (g)
  • Size (mm, H x D x W)
  • Quick charge output
  • Auto switch-on
  • Auto switch-off
  • Over-charge protection
  • Charge indicator
  • Can charge a tablet
  • Other features
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