GIVEAWAY: Best Power Banks Of 2016


Welcome back to a new entry in our ongoing Holiday Gift Guide! Power Banks are becoming increasingly popular and more people are relying on them on a daily basis. We use Power Banks mainly to charge our device, but some of us have a hard time choosing between the many options, as there are a myriad of companies now selling them. In this article, I will narrow down the choices into four different categories.

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RAVPower 3350
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Anker PowerCore
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Yulass 10400
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Pokemon Power
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Ultra Portable

1. RAVPower 3350mAh

Ravpower 3350mAh Battery Bank

This has a compact design and is slightly taller than a standard credit card! Despite its tiny form factor, it is powerful enough to charge an iPhone 7, S7 Edge and most modern smartphones. It features iSmart Technology and detects the optimal charging current your device needs in order for it to charge at its optimal speed. This is definitely a great pick for anyone that needs something in a tiny form factor that will charge your device with no problem at all.


  • Lightweight
  • High Compact Form Factor
  • Protection Guarantee from RAVPower
  • iSmart Technology


  • Only 1 USB Port
  • Low Charge Capacity (3350mAh)

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2. Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 



This Power Bank holds an impressive 10000mAh into its fairly compact form factor. It manages to charge an iPhone 6s over 3 times, S7 Edge over 2 times and will easily charge most devices out there. Inside the box, you will receive the powerbank, Micro-USB Cable, Travel Pouch and Anker’s 18-month warranty.


  • Large capacity in a compact form factor (10,000 mAh)
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • Features Anker’s advanced safety and will not overheat
  • Complimentary Micro-USB, travel pouch and free 18-month warranty.
  • Lightweight


  • Only 1 USB Port
  • Only certain devices support Quick Charge

If you want the best of both worlds then I would say to go for the Anker PowerCore Speed 10000 as it is compact and has everything that you need – not to mention the fairly large capacity it stores.

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Alternative Recommendations For Portable Power Banks:

Anker Mini 3350mAh –

Ravpower 10400mAh –

Sinoele 10000mAh –

Massive Capacity

3. Anker PowerCore 26800mAh


This battery bank has it all. Its massive 26800mAh capacity and can charge most phones over seven times and tablets at least two times. Like many of Anker’s products, it has High-Speed Charging with three USB ports which allow you to charge multiple devices at once. Something unique about this product is that is has a dual Micro-USB charging method which allows the Power Bank to be charged twice as fast only taking around six hours.


  • Extremely large capacity (26800mAh)
  • 3 USB Outputs
  • Charges twice as fast (Dual Micro USB Charging)
  • Box includes 2 Micro USB Cables, Travel Pouch and free 18 Month Warranty.


  • Pricey
  • Heavier than expected

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4. EC Technology 22400mAh


This Power Bank has a capacity of 22400mAh and never fails to last me at least a few days of usage. It has three USB Ports on the side to charge your devices and also features four integrated LED indicators to show the power status.  EC Technology also added a flashlight to the side which may come in handy – you never know! We are also reassured that this will last over five hundred recharge cycles, which is incredible.


  • Large Capacity (22400mAh)
  • 3 USB Outputs
  • 4 LED Indicators (Charging Status)
  • Long Lifespan


  • Heavy
  • Flashlight is not bright enough
  • Takes around eight hours to charge.

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5. RAVPower 26800mAh 


Admittedly this is very similar to the Anker powerbank and they both have similar features. With that being said the RAVPower 26800mAh can charge and iPhone 7 over nine times and an S7 Edge over six times. It also has a scratch resistant surface and is the fastest 5.5A charger on the market as it maintains a stable charging current for three devices simultaneously. You also get RAVPower’s Safety Protection which has a security protection design meaning the Power Bank cannot overheat and will automatically shut down if it detects a short circuit.


  • High Capacity (26800mAh)
  • 3 USB Outputs
  • Fastest 5.5A Charger On The Market
  • Scratch Resistant Surface


  • Heavy
  • Takes around eight hours to charge

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6. Jackery Titan S 20100 mAh


This power bank is much larger than the others, but still very portable. Because of it’s size, the power bank has 3 outputs, 2 USB outputs, and one USB-C input/output. This power bank has the capability to give you 8 hours use, with Qualcomm quick charge 2.0 and is supposedly the fastest charger in the world for the 75% of devices that support quick charge. It also has a large capacity for a power bank, with a 20100 mAh battery.


  • 3 Outputs
  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
  • Large Capacity (20100 mAh)
  • Superior quality with 4 years of protection


  • Quite Heavy
  • Hefty Price

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Most Stylish

7. Yulass 10400mAh 


The Yulass power bank is much more stylish than the others and has an Ultra-thin aluminum alloy design. It is also quite thin, at just 15mm. It also has a lower price point than other Power Banks, and for this, you get 2 dual USB ports and a standard micro-USB input. One is 1A and the other is double that. It has a 10400mAh capacity meaning you can charge an iPhone 7 around 5 times. On top of this, the power bank lets you have a choice of 3 different colors, the Gold particularly standing out.


  • Decent capacity(10400mAh)
  • Not too big or small(15mm thin)
  • Great design and customizability


  • Picks up minor scratches easily

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8. Polanfo 12000mAh


If you are looking for a light and sleek Power Bank then the Polanfo 12000mAh is just for you. It has a decent capacity size and best of all it only weighs around 9.4oz which is lighter than 90% of its competitors. What I really liked about this Power Bank was how sleek and compact it was and how it wasn’t a pain to fit in my pockets. It has two USB output ports which charge at 2.1A and 1A and best of all both ports can be used at the same time.


  • Decent Capacity (1200mAh)
  • Sleek Design
  • Fits In Pockets
  • Lightweight
  • Fast Charging


  • No Qualcomm Quick Charge
  • Cannot maintain 2Amps consistently all the time

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9. DULLA 12000mAh


This power bank screams great design. It’s gold color brilliantly stands out and has nice curves unlike what you normally see in Power Banks. It conveniently has 2 USB outputs, each with a decent 2A current. It has a capacity of 12000mAh, which can charge an iPhone 7 over 5 times, and is great for short trips where you won’t bring a normal charger. As an extra perk, it has an included flashlight. 


  • Unique & Sleek Design
  • Thin Build
  • 2 Outputs


  • Small Capacity For Size (12,000mAh)

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10. Jackery Bolt 6,000 mAh


The Jackery Bolt is probably the most unique power bank on this list. Rather than having 2 USB outputs, it has it’s own built-in chargers. It comes with an Apple Lightning Cable and a standard Micro-USB. On top of this, it has another USB output, as well as a Micro-USB input! It also has a great size, being shorter and less wide than an iPhone but thicker. It also has a decent capacity, being capable of charging an iPhone at least a couple of times before it needs to be recharged again. 


  • Incredible design-Built in cables
  • Perfect size-fits in your pocket
  • 3 outputs
  • Fast charging


  • Could be a nuisance for users needing a USB-C charger, as it only has 1 USB input

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Just For Fun

11. Pokemon Go Power Bank -10,000mAh


I never thought a product like this would appear on the market but apparently, there is demand for it. This is the Pokemon Go Power Bank which has a battery capacity of 10,000mAh. The physical size of this isn’t too big and while it evidently will not fit inside your pocket it’s dimensions are (LWH): 3.6 inches, 3.5 inches and 3.5 inches. Despite how different this is, in terms of design compared to other Power Banks it still does what is says. Its 10,000mAh battery can charge most phones over 4 times and I had no problems or issues whilst charging it. The Pokemon Go Power Bank definitely something different however it will make a great Christmas or Birthday gift for any Pokemon enthusiasts out there!


  • Something different
  • Decent capacity of 10,000mAh
  • Lights up in the dark
  • Great build quality


  • It’s not for everyone
  • Only has one USB output

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Giveaway: RAVpower 3350


Our Holiday spirit continues with another great giveaway! Click the button above to enter for a chance to win the RAVpower 3350 mAh bank. This is a very portable bank that can keep your phone charged without taking up a lot of space in your pockets or bag

The giveaway will run for 7 days. After that, 1 winner will be selected and notified by Amazon. All you have to do is watch the video included at the link. You can also follow us at the places below to know when new giveaways go live. Good luck!

Hamzah Baig
Hamzah Baig is a UK-based content creator on YouTube and a technology enthusiast. While not working on any upcoming videos his time is geared towards creating content for Phandroid and pursuing his sports career. He is an ex Great Britain Gymnast and has now decided to commit to his online ventures while balancing out sport and studying Computer Science.

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