Skip to content   Skip to footer navigation 

Baseus 10000mAh review

10000mAh stated capacity. Priced at $25.

CHOICE Expert Rating

Unlock rating

What is the CHOICE Expert Rating

CHOICE Expert rating

This is the product's overall performance score, based on key tests conducted by our industry experts in the CHOICE labs.

Sign in

Good points

The product's best features and benefits

Bad points

Drawbacks or issues you need to know about
locked content

Unlock our expert review and more

  • Reviews and ratings you can trust
  • Easy side-by-side comparison
  • Recommended products at a glance
Recommended View more details.

We recommend models with an overall score of 75% or more.

CHOICE Expert Rating View more details.

This overall score is made up of performance (70%), ease of use (15%) and display (15%) scores. Note: discontinued models were tested using a different methodology. As such, the test results should be used as a general guide if you really want to locate a power bank on the aftermarket that is no longer for sale.

Performance score View more details.

Each power bank is connected to an electronic load reference instrument, which is set to draw the maximum supported current from the fastest charging USB-A port. The the voltage is determined by the power bank itself and recorded in the output, and data is graphed to show capacity drain over time. This gives us the total milliamp hours that the battery supports.

Ease of use score View more details.

Based on port labelling (were the inputs clearly labelled? e.g. USB-A, USB-C and fast charge) and quality of instruction manual.

Display score View more details.

Takes into account the position of the display on the unit and how easy it is to see and understand at a glance.

Number of charges View more details.

Total number of times the power bank can charge a smartphone to 80% before it needs to be recharged.

Pocketability guide View more details.

Broad guide based on our experience handling the devices.

Usable capacity, measured (mAh) View more details.

We calculate what 80% of the battery capacity of our test phone is, then, we use the power bank to charge the test phone to 80%, multiple times, until the power bank is fully discharged. Lastly, we multiply the number of charges (including partial charges) by the 80% phone battery capacity value to give the usable capacity of the power bank.

Powerbank charge time (hh:mm) View more details.

We drain a power bank to the point where it won't charge a smartphone, then record how long it takes to recharge. Older models were charged using a low-end, one amp USB wall socket. Recent models were assessed with a two amp or 30-watt charger. Speeds will increase if you use a USB to wall-socket converter with a higher amperage.

Fastest charging 5V USB port (amps) View more details.

The output that can be reached from the power bank's fastest port.

Slowest charging 5V USB port (amps) View more details.

The output that can be reached from the power bank's slowest charging port.

Maximum combined output (watts) View more details.

The maximum power output that can be achieved by the power bank when two devices are being charged simultaneously. 'Not applicable' is given to power banks with one USB output.

Overload protection View more details.

A safety feature that deactivates the power bank if it begins to overcharge, to prevent damage, fire or an explosion. Overcharge point measured in amperes.

Short circuit protection View more details.

A safety feature that activates protections/deactivates the power bank if it detects a short circuit.

Availability View more details.

'Tested model' means you ought to be able to find this in retailers. We check availability every time we test. Note, discontinued models were tested using a different methodology. As such, the test results should be used as a general guide if you really want to locate a power bank on the aftermarket that is no longer for sale.

Tested model
Price View more details.

Recommended retail.

$25
Stated capacity (mAh) View more details.

Most of the latest smartphones have a battery with around 3000mAh, so a 10,000mAh power bank should be able to charge the smartphone up to three times and a 20,000mAh power bank more than six times. Stated capacity is the capacity given by the vendor in milliamp hours (mAh).

10000
Battery type View more details.

The technology of the battery that's used. 'Not stated' means the vendor hasn't made it clear which technology is used.

Lithium polymer
Weight (g) View more details.

Without any cables or packaging.

185
Size (mm, H x D x W) View more details.

Measured to the nearest millimetre.

14 x 129 x 63
Quick charge output View more details.

Whether or not the power bank supports quick charging technology in any of its ports.

Not applicable
Wireless charging View more details.

Lets you charge your smartphone by placing it on the power bank, rather than plugging it in. Note, your smartphone must also support wireless charging for this to work.

No
Charge indicator View more details.

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

LEDs
Country of origin
Not tested
Number of USB-A ports
1
Number of USB-C ports
0
Auto switch-on View more details.

Refers to the power bank's ability to start charging our phone immediately, without us pressing a button, when we plugged it in to the power bank's fastest charging port.

Yes
Auto switch-off View more details.

Refers to the power bank's ability to switch off once our phone was unplugged.

Yes
Over-charge protection View more details.

The ability of the power bank to stop charging once it's reached capacity. 'Not stated' means the vendor hasn't made it clear this protection is in place.

Yes
Can power a laptop via USB-C View more details.

Some USB-C enabled power banks can power USB-C enabled laptops using a USB-C to USB-C connection. This means the laptop battery will last longer as the power bank is essentially operating as a second battery. Charging is different to powering, as it replenishes the battery during use or when it's off. Power banks in this test can't charge laptops, but some can power laptops. If the laptop didn't indicate that it was on battery power, then we determined that the power bank on test couldn't power it.

Can power Nintendo Switch View more details.

Some USB-C enabled power banks can power a Nintendo Switch console using a USB-C to USB-C connection. This means the Switch battery will last longer as the power bank is essentially operating as a second battery. Charging is different to powering, as it replenishes the battery during use or when it's off. Power banks in this test can't charge a Switch, but some can power it. If the Switch didn't indicate that it was on battery power, then we determined that the power bank on test couldn't power it.

Other features
Hole for a lanyard

Write a review

Get full access to all our tests and reviews