External battery for your phone: which is better to buy?

A portable external battery or simply Power Bank is an integral part of many users of smartphones, tablets and some other mobile equipment. It is very convenient to keep Power Bank with you – it allows you to charge, say, a smartphone while it is in the backpack. Another question is which external battery is better to buy for a smartphone. We have collected the most interesting models in our opinion.

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3 10000 (PLM12ZM)

Popular charger from Xiaomi.

10000 mAh is a popular capacity, enough to charge 2-3 times a smartphone with a medium-capacity battery (about 3000 mAh). The features of this charging include an aluminum case, recognizable design, support for fast charging, low-current charging mode (for example, for wireless headphones), three connectors at once: USB Type-A, microUSB and USB Type-C.

And all this charm – for quite adequate money.

Samsung EB-U1200

Let’s not be fooled – the Samsung EB-U1200 is simply handsome. And not least because it received support for wireless charging – it is the platform for wireless charging that sets the device apart from many classmates. True, this is far from the cheapest Power Bank..

The battery capacity is 10,000 mAh, there are two connectors: USB Type-C and USB Type-A.

Users note the cool design, compactness, build quality, compatibility with the Samsung Watch, the ability to charge and simultaneously wirelessly charge another device.


Popular Power Bank from a little-known company ZMI. It turns out that although few have heard the name, it is ZMI that makes almost all types of external batteries for Xiaomi.

Features of this device: 10000 mAh capacity, support for fast charging, light weight, three connectors: USB Type-A, microUSB and USB Type-C.

Buyers like: appearance, the presence of different colors (what is the color of the sea wave alone!), Low cost, quality of materials.

Baseus Mini JA 30000 mAh

If you need a Power Bank that can charge several times in a row not only a smartphone, but also a tablet with a capacious battery, you can consider buying a Baseus Mini JA 30000 mAh, where the declared battery capacity reaches 30000 mAh.

It is worth noting that the device turned out to be quite compact, and its weight is a little more than 600 g, so if you keep the Baseus Mini JA in a backpack, you may not notice it. The claimed ability to charge laptops, simultaneous charging of two devices, protection against overload, overheating and short circuit. Connectors – as many as 5 pieces: two USB Type-A, Lightning (iPhone and iPad), microUSB and USB Type-C.

Plastic housing.

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 5000

Xiaomi’s classic low-cost Power Bank in a stylish metal case. Available in various colors..

There is nothing unusual here: microUSB and USB Type-A connectors, a charge scale, and for a fee you can buy a cute little case. The capacity is 5000 mAh, that is, it should be enough to charge a smartphone 1-1.5 times (depending on the battery capacity of the smartphone).

Differs in low cost. But be careful: due to the popularity of Mi Power Bank 5000, there are many fakes on the market.

ASUS ZenPower 10050 mAh ABTU005

The device from the famous ASUS company is a high-quality Power Bank with a battery capacity of 10050 mAh.

The case is made of metal, a choice of a huge number of colors, including stylish black. There is a charge indication, microUSB and USB Type-A connectors, protection against short circuit and overload is claimed.

Users are satisfied: smartphone charge rate, small size, build quality, nice price.

SOLOVE W5 10000 mAh

SOLOVE W5 looks more like an external battery than a portable speaker, but its appearance is deceiving – we see Power Bank, and not simple, but with support for wireless charging. And, by the way, one of the most inexpensive in its segment.

At the time of writing, SOLOVE W5 10000 mAh supplies in black and gray, and the capacity is 10000 mAh. There are microUSB ports and two USB Type-A. The surface for wireless charging is made of fabric: this is probably done in order to provide the best adhesion to the glass surface of the back wall of the smartphone.

Customers note that SOLOVE W5 supports simultaneous charging of both a wireless device and wire.

Xiaomi Flashlight Power Bank 3350

Formally, Xiaomi Flashlight Power Bank is primarily a flashlight, and then an external battery.

The advantages of this device are noticeable to the naked eye: compact size, bright flashlight, low weight. Xiaomi Flashlight Power Bank is invisible in the handbag at all, and jeans are easy to fit in your pocket. The capacity is small – 3350 mAh, but this is enough to charge a smartphone with a medium-capacity battery once.

Customers are satisfied: the brightness of the flashlight, low price, stylish appearance. The only thing that does not suit everyone is the flashlight power button located on the end of the case.

Xiaomi Redmi Power Bank Fast Charge 20000

Inexpensive “bank” from Xiaomi with a capacity of 20,000 mAh. It features a plastic case (color one – white) and a stylish appearance.

As the name implies, the device received support for fast charging, as well as simultaneous charging of two devices. There are four connectors: two USB Type-A, microUSB and USB Type-C. There is a charge indicator.

Users like: quality of materials and workmanship, cost, support for fast charging, relatively light weight (about 450 G).


A relatively inexpensive option to buy from HARPER. This is probably one of the most inexpensive devices in its class..

Noteworthy is the unusual appearance of the case, as well as a large number of colors. It fits easily into your pocket and weighs a little – just over 110 g. Capacity – 5000 mAh, on the case – two connectors: microUSB and USB Type-A. There is a charge indicator.

Buyers liked the appearance, compact dimensions, low cost.

Baseus Adaman Metal PD3.0 + QC3.0 20000mAh

Baseus Power Bank is already very beautiful, and in all the colors presented. And on the case there is a window, which also shows an indication of the discharge of the device, which is very important for many users.

Note the support for fast charging (many protocols are announced, including Samsung Adaptive Fast Charger and Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0), as well as 5 connectors: two USB Type-A, microUSB, USB Type-C and Lightning. The case itself is clad in metal. Capacity, as the name implies, is 20,000 mAh.

Users note that the kit has a convenient case.

Baseus Mini S Bracket 10W Wireless Charger 10000mAh

Compact and, just as importantly, inexpensive wireless charging device.

Power Bank is “clad” in a plastic case, and for ease of transfer there is a cord. Capacity – 10000 mAh, three connectors: USB Type-A, microUSB and USB Type-C. You should also pay attention to the small display on the side of the case, which shows the remaining battery capacity.

Customers like compact size, light weight, screen availability.

Xiaomi Mi Wireless Power Bank Youth Edition 10000 (WPB15ZM)

Another device with wireless charging support – this time from Xiaomi.

On the one hand, it looks like a familiar Xiaomi Power Bank, and on the other, it’s a platform for wirelessly charging a smartphone. The aluminum case is stylish, and in the hands it is expensive. Two connectors: USB Type-C and USB Type-A. Declared simultaneous charging of two devices and fast charging, there is a battery capacity indicator.

There is also the possibility of charging low-current devices like smart watches, fitness trackers, headphones, etc..


HIPER SP7500 has a low cost – perhaps one of the most inexpensive devices in its segment.

An unusual capacity (7500 mAh), a relatively compact body, as well as a leather finish – pay attention to themselves – in fact, this is a textured plastic. Three connectors: microUSB, as well as two USB Type-A. Supports simultaneous charging of two devices, there is a charge indicator.

But what customers liked: appearance, small dimensions, nice price, unusual texture of plastic.

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2S (2i) 10000

This is one of the most popular external batteries on the market. Why?

There are many reasons, here are some of them: normal price, cool appearance, metal “shell” of the case, solid 10000 mAh, good dimensions, two USB Type-A connectors and one microUSB, charge indicator.

Only one minus is a large number of fakes, so be careful when buying a device.

TopON TOP-MAX2, 30000 mAh

Not quite an ordinary battery with a capacity of as much as 30,000 mAh with a stand for a smartphone (cradle). The stand can be used, for example, to watch a movie while the smartphone is charging.

It supports charging two devices (in fact, four at once, according to data from open sources), laptop charging, fast charging. There is a small screen on the case that shows the remaining battery capacity. There are five connectors at once: USB-Type-A with support for Quick Charge 3.0, two additional USB Type-A, USB Type-C and microUSB.

Users are satisfied with the capacity, support for fast charging, appearance.