External battery for iPhone: which is better to buy?

Power Bank specifically for the iPhone? In fact, there are universal external batteries on sale that charge equally well both Android and iOS smartphones. And some of these devices are capable of charging other equipment, such as tablets or laptops. In this review, we have collected the most interesting devices that, in our opinion, are perfect for iPhone owners..

Baseus Mini S Bracket 10W Wireless Charger 10000mAh

The stylish and relatively small Power Bank from Baseus with a capacity of 10,000 mAh. This is enough to charge iPhone X or Xs a couple of times.

Among the features of the Mini S Bracket 10W Wireless Charger, you can highlight the presence of a small screen, which displays a percentage charge, a carrying strap, and also three connectors at once: microUSB, USB Type-A and USB Type-C.

Declared support for fast as well as wireless charging! We were able to find evidence that the Mini S Bracket 10W Wireless Charger allows you to charge your iPhone wirelessly (those that have wireless charging support), but we cannot vouch for the words.

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3 Pro 20000 (PLM07ZM)

In general, most Xiaomi Power Banks have a metal case, but some recent models have received a plastic case. Mi Power Bank 3 Pro 20,000 – just one of those. However, this is a very high-quality device, including finishing materials and assembly.

The capacity is high – 20,000 mAh, that is, it should be enough for 5-6 full charges of the iPhone X or iPhone 11. The device has support for fast charging, and this applies to almost all iPhones, including 8, X, Xs, 11, etc. . Also declared simultaneous charging of two devices.

Three connectors: two USB Type-A and one USB Type-C.

The device is quite large, but in the backpack is almost not felt.


Small and, no less important, inexpensive Power Bank with a capacity of 5000 mAh. Is this a lot? Enough to charge the iPhone X 1-1.5 times. Someone will say that this is very small, but in fact, in most cases, there are plenty.

It is worth noting the unusual design of the device, the presence of a flashlight, a large number of colors. The case is compact, and therefore Power Bank can be carried even in your pocket. Of course, there is a charge indicator.

There is no support for fast charging, there are two connectors: microUSB and USB Type-A.

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 5000

Compact external battery with a capacity of 5000 mAh. It features a small thickness of the case and it is convenient to carry it even in your pocket. It’s also funny that for this version very cute covers are provided – purchased separately.

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 5000 is as simple and cheap as possible, although it got a metal case. There are only two sockets: microUSB and USB Type-A.

The device is inexpensive, but beware of fakes – there are a lot of them on the market.

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2S (2i) 10000

One of the most popular Power Bank on the market. What caused the popularity? Here are just a few components: excellent build quality and materials, metal case, relatively small dimensions, sufficient capacity (10,000 mAh), low cost. There is a minus – there are fakes.

Mi Power Bank 2S (2i) received three connectors: two USB Type-A and microUSB. Supports simultaneous charging of two devices, as well as fast charging, including Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. At the time of writing, it is offered in two color options: silver and black.

There is a charge level indicator.


Inexpensive Power Bank with an unusual capacity of 7500 mAh, which should be enough for two full charges of the iPhone X.

The unusual texture of plastic, which resembles skin, is noteworthy. It is also worth noting the battery charge indicator located on the side wall.

Three connectors: two USB Type-A and microUSB. Declared support for simultaneous charging of two devices.

Baseus S10 10000mAh

Baseus S10 has not only a cool case design, but also the presence of wireless charging. Whether the iPhone is charging wirelessly, it was not possible to find out. But the availability of USB Power Delivery support allows us to conclude that the Baseus S10 supports fast charging for iPhone smartphones.

Other unusual features include the presence of a retractable stand, on which you can install a smartphone, while you, for example, watch a video on it.

There are three connectors: USB Type-A, USB Type-C and microUSB. Declared the ability to simultaneously charge two devices.


Not the smallest external battery, judging by the dimensions, but it’s understandable – the capacity is as much as 20,000 mAh. In addition, support for charging laptops is announced (see system requirements for a laptop and Power Bank).

HIPER MPX20000 received a metal “vestment”, high build quality, as well as four connectors: microUSB, USB Type-C and a pair of USB Type-A.

Buyers liked the large capacity, stylish design, fast charging support, including Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger and Huawei FCP.

Xiaomi Flashlight Power Bank 3350

A very interesting option to buy from Xiaomi. In fact, we do not even have an external battery, but a flashlight, but in reality it is 2-in-1 – Power Bank, which can serve as a flashlight.

The device is compact and easily fits even in your jeans pocket. The capacity, of course, is small – 3350 mAh, that is enough to charge the iPhone X once (not the fact that it is full). But as a compact and inexpensive option – why not?

Two slots are microUSB and USB Type-A. They are located at the end of the case, the flashlight power button is also located there..

SOLOVE W5 10000 mAh

And what is it, really a wireless speaker? Not at all, although the device really resembles it. In fact, we have an external battery, with support for wireless charging! And the fabric part is used to wirelessly charge the smartphone. Also note that this is one of the most inexpensive Power Bank, which received wireless charging.

There are three connectors: microUSB and a pair of USB Type-A. There is a charge indicator on the side wall and two small holes for the strap.

The device is very compact, its capacity is 10,000 mAh.

ASUS ZenPower 10050 mAh ABTU005

ASUS is well known among us, including for its high-quality mobile devices..

ASUS ZenPower – external battery with a metal case, stylish appearance and a lot of shades.

Capacity – 10050 mAh. Two ports – microUSB and USB Type-A. At the end there is a charge indicator. Like similar devices, ASUS ZenPower received protection against overload and short circuit.


If you have never heard of ZMI, you will probably be interested in what exactly it creates the majority of Power Bank, which are sold under the Xiaomi brand. QB810 entered the market under the name of its own.

The first to catch the eye is the cool case design and the presence of the color of the sea wave. Capacity – 10000 mAh, three connectors: USB Type-A, microUSB and USB Type-C. It can be noted a pleasant cost, relatively compact dimensions, support for fast charging Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0.