A power bank is one of those mobile accessories which you simply must have.

Many phones run out of juice too quickly and some can’t even get you through a whole day without needing a recharge, and this is a serious problem for those who spend a lot of time on their phones, especially once the battery starts suffering some wear after years of use.

Luckily, with the help of a power bank, you won’t have to rush to the wall socket nor pay for any pricey battery replacement. Simply get yourself an affordable power bank and you can easily have several days’ worth of power in your pocket!

So, if you’re shopping for a new power bank or just replacing an old one, here’s our selection of the best ones that you can get in 2019.

Top 7 Power Banks For 2019

Power BankCapacityColorsWeight 
Jackery Bolt6000 mAhBlack
Orange
5.99oz (170g)
Anker PowerCore 50005000 mAhBlack
White
Red
Blue
4.7oz (134g)
Anker PowerCore 1000010000 mAhBlack
White
Red
Blue
6.3oz (180g)
Aibocn Power Bank10000 mAhWhite-black
White-gray
White-blue
White-red
7.5oz (212g)
Mophie Powerstation Plus XL10000mAhBlack
Black-khaki
9.2 oz (260g)
SOLICE Power Bank20000 mAhWhite-grey
White-blue
16.8oz (476g)
RAVPower 26800 mAh Power Bank26800 mAhBlack16.1oz (456g)
RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank16750mAhBlack
White
10.9oz (310g)

Jackery Bolt

Best Power Bank

About the Power Bank

The first product on the list is the Bolt, made by Jackery, a company that also deals in portable power stations and even solar panels. Now, the Bolt is a sleek and compact power bank that comes in two colors: black and orange, both of which are glossy and look great.

A feature not commonly seen in power banks are integrated cables, and the Bolt has two of those: one with a Lightning connector for Apple devices and one with Micro USB. Both of them rest in their respective “sockets” along the sides of the power bank, eliminating any potential cable hassle. Of course, it has one USB port, so you can use other cables as well.

Another convenient but less standout feature is a built-in LED flashlight which is fairly bright, which may come in handy in emergencies.

Our Thoughts

Overall, this is a very high-quality power bank. It’s well designed, easy to transport, and the integrated cables are highly convenient. However, some might find the Micro USB connector discouraging, since many phones have already made the switch to USB-C. Furthermore, while 6000 mAh is generally two full charges, which ought to be quite enough for most users, there are other power banks out there with greater capacity, and they cost less to boot.

What We Loved

  • Sleek and compact design
  • High-quality build
  • Convenient integrated cables

What We Didn’t Like

  • No USB-C integrated cable
  • Limited capacity compared to other power banks
  • Only two colors

Anker PowerCore 5000

Best Portable Power Bank

About the Power Bank

Next up, we have a product from Anker, a Chinese company that manufactures all sorts of chargers, portable and non-portable, as well as a range of other accessories.

The PowerCore 5000 is, as the name suggests, a 5000 mAh power bank. It is cylinder-shaped and highly compact, easily capable of fitting neatly inside your pocket. It also comes in multiple colors: black, white, blue, and red.

Now, the power bank has no remarkable features and only one USB port for charging, which is quite understandable considering its compact frame.

Our Thoughts

Overall, the greatest advantage of the PowerCore 5000 is just how small and light it is. It is incredibly portable, and 5000 mAh will still get any phone through a full day of use. Plus, the color options are neat, too.

The only qualm that we have with this power bank is the one mentioned above, and it’s the lack of any notable features. An extra USB port would have been nice, but as already said, we can’t rightly hold this shortcoming against the power bank due to how compact and affordable it is.

What We Loved

  • Extremely compact
  • Lightweight
  • Comes in four color options

What We Didn’t Like

  • No standout features
  • Only one USB port

Anker PowerCore 10000

Power Banks

About the Power Bank

Following up, we have another power bank from Anker, and it’s simply a beefier version of the PowerCore 5000 – the PowerCore 10000. Again, much like with its more compact counterpart described above, the name indicates the power banks capacity – a hefty 10000 mAh.

Now, despite the capacity being doubled, the PowerCore 10000 is still fairly compact. Granted, it no longer has a neat cylindrical body but it is still fairly light and can conveniently fit in a pocket. Much like the 5000, it only has one USB port for charging cables and no extra features to speak of.

Our Thoughts

As you can see, the PowerCore 10000 is basically just PowerCore 5000 but bigger. As such, it shares the latter’s shortcomings which we’ve mentioned above. Naturally, the extra capacity does mean some extra bulk, but the power bank is still very portable nonetheless.

What We Loved

  • Fairly compact
  • High capacity
  • Comes in four color options

What We Didn’t Like

  • No standout features
  • Only one USB port

Aibocn Power Bank

Best Anker Power Bank

About the Power Bank

Now, what if you could have a 10000 mAh external battery that cost a fraction of what the Anker PowerCore 10000 costs? Well, this power bank made by Aibocn is just that! It is mainly white, though there are versions with different-colored highlights, including black, grey, orange, and red. The power bank also has two USB ports for charging, something that we’ve already pointed out as missing from the PowerCore 10000.

But of course, you can’t have your cake and eat it, too, so in what respects does this Aibocn power bank not outshine the one from Anker? Well, that would have to be the size. This is a rather hefty power bank – it’s as big as a phone and quite a bit thicker than one.

Our Thoughts

All in all, this power bank presents great value for your money, offering a 10000 mAh external battery for as little as $12. If you don’t mind the extra bulk, then this might seem like the obvious choice, but as it usually goes with budget products, there’s some corner-cutting involved. The build quality and the quality of the battery isn’t stellar, though the company does appear to have good and responsive customer support and is quick to refund or replace any defective power banks.

What We Loved

  • Extremely affordable
  • High-capacity battery
  • Good value for the money
  • Two USB ports

What We Didn’t Like

  • Mediocre build and battery quality
  • Bulky
  • Only comes in white

Mophie Powerstation Plus XL

Best Power Bank 2020

About the Power Bank

If you’re not satisfied with either the Aibocn or the Anker power banks described above, then the Mophie Powerstation Plus XL might grab your attention. True, the battery capacity is the same on paper, but this power bank prioritizes quality over affordability.

First, there’s the unusual design – namely, the front of the power bank is covered by a high-quality textured fabric. Not only that, but it can also recharge wirelessly via any Qi charger, which is an added convenience. When it comes to charging phones, the Powerstation has a single USB-A port which can deliver up to 10W of power to any compatible device. This model also comes with a Lightning adapter, which is obviously a good thing if you’re an iPhone user.

Our Thoughts

When you consider the build and the Qi charging support, it’s obvious that Mophie was aiming for quality with this product. The power bank looks great, feels solid, the textile front gives it an extra dash of elegance, all the while the wireless recharging is a very convenient addition.

But of course, it’s not without fault. Mainly, it’s the hefty price, but the Mophie Powerstation is also a bit heavier than the average power bank, though not by much. Other than that, our only qualm with this product is that it is currently only available in black and khaki colors, and we would love to see some other shades as well.

What We Loved

  • Appealing design
  • Good battery quality
  • Can be charged wirelessly

What We Didn’t Like

  • Pricey
  • Only two colors available at the moment
  • A bit on the heavy side

SOLICE Power Bank

Portable Power Bank

About the Power Bank

Speaking of high-capacity power banks that don’t cost much, this SOLICE power bank is essentially what you’d get if you took the above model from Aibocn and doubled its capacity and price. That said, this is a fairly affordable power bank with a massive 20000 mAh battery that doesn’t cost much either. It mainly comes in white and grey, though a version with blue highlights is available as well.

The power bank also has two USB ports and an LED flashlight, and it’s roughly the same size as Aibocn’s offering.

Our Thoughts

All in all, there’s not much to say about this power bank. As mentioned above, it is essentially the same deal as with the Aibocn power bank, only twice the capacity for twice the money. There are only two color options and it, too, is the size of your average 2019 smartphone, though the extra bulk is understandable in this case, considering the massive battery capacity.

As before, the quality is not stellar, though the customer support is reportedly quick to replace or refund defective power banks. Moreover, this power bank weighs over a pound, which is quite heavy as far as power banks are concerned.

What We Loved

  • Relatively affordable
  • Extremely high capacity
  • Good value for the money
  • Two USB ports

What We Didn’t Like

  • Mediocre build and battery quality
  • Comes only in white-grey and white-blue
  • Very heavy

RAVPower 26800 mAh Power Bank

Best Power Bank 2019

About the Power Bank

If you’re looking for a more serious high-quality, high-capacity solution, then you might definitely want to take a look at this power bank from RAVPower. It has a 26800 mAh battery crammed into a fairly compact frame (again, roughly phone-sized), comes only in black, and has two USB ports, plus an extra USB-C port.

Our Thoughts

Needless to say, this is a serious power bank that can be used to charge not only phones and tablets, but certain laptops as well via that additional USB-C port. It is well-built and black is a very neutral color, though some other color options would have been welcome.

Furthermore, this power bank is quite expensive, but considering the quality, the increased price is quite justified. On top of that, it is almost as heavy as the above model from Solice, so that’s something to keep in mind.

What We Loved

  • Quality build
  • Extremely high-capacity
  • Has two USB ports and a USB-C port

What We Didn’t Like

  • Expensive
  • No color options
  • Very heavy

RAVPower 16750mAh Power Bank

Best Portable Phone Charger

About the Power Bank

And finally, if you find the 26800 mAh RAVPower power bank to be a bit too much for your wallet, then you might be interested in a smaller and cheaper 16750 mAh variant. This one is, naturally, smaller and boasts a slightly different design, and it is also available in both black and white and has an LED strip on the front.

Now, it also has two ports down from the pricier version’s three, as it lacks a USB-C port, though it has the LED flashlight that is commonly found in a number of power banks.

Our Thoughts

All in all, there isn’t much to say about this one. It is quite bulky, especially when it comes to thickness, and it looks quite good overall. The lack of a USB-C port is quite a shame, especially considering the battery capacity and the quality of the product. In any case, if you need a heavy-duty external battery, we can hardly think of a better choice.

What We Loved

  • High battery capacity
  • Sleek design
  • Great overall value

What We Didn’t Like

  • Bulky
  • On the heavy side
  • No USB-C port

How to Pick the Best Power Bank for Your Needs

Ultimately, picking an accessory such as a power bank doesn’t require as much research and consideration as picking, say, a phone does. At the end of the day, it is simply an external battery that you carry around with you, so what do you need to keep in mind when buying one?

The Size and Weight

Best Anker Powerbank

As with all portable products, the size and weight are both important factors to keep in mind. The power banks listed here are all fairly compact and lightweight, and most of them are roughly as large and as heavy as the average smartphone. As such, most can be carried easily in a bag, though the smaller ones such as the Anker PowerCore 5000 would definitely be more comfortable if you intend on carrying it in your pocket.

The Capacity

Best Powerbank

The battery capacity can vary wildly with power banks. Some offer less than 1000 mAh while others can go well over 20000 mAh. Now, when deciding on the capacity, there are two factors to consider:

  1. How big is your phone’s battery?
  2. How long will you go without access to a power source?

The average capacity of a battery found in a modern smartphone usually ranges from about 2500 mAh to 4000 mAh. Based on that, it would be best to get a power bank with the capacity to match the capacity of the phone’s battery. And luckily, that is quite easy considering that there isn’t a model on this list under 5000 mAh.

Of course, it goes without saying that a higher-capacity power bank should be your top priority if you spend a lot of time away from home or just away from power outlets. However, even if you’re not much of a traveler, having a high-capacity power bank can be quite convenient. Imagine having an external battery that can charge your phone anytime and anywhere, all the external battery itself only needs to be recharged once a week!

Conclusion – The Best Power bank for 2019

Best Powerbank 2019

In the end, it’s not very easy to pinpoint the single best product, since there are multiple factors to consider. But ultimately, if we had to choose the one which offers the best value for your money, it would have to be the 16750 mAh RAVPower power bank. True, it’s not the most compact nor the cheapest, but it is a high-quality product that you won’t need to recharge very often.

Of course, it goes without saying that every power bank listed here would make a great purchase, provided that you keep your own needs and budget, as well as the pros and cons of each power bank in mind.

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