2018's Best Portable Phone Charger (2018) - Buyer's Guide

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You might have already noticed that there are hundreds of various portable phone charger on the market. Manufacturers present new models of portable phone charger every year, making the choice even harder. We made this buying guide to assist you to buy the right portable phone charger for you.

Members of our team had to buy and test hundreds of portable phone charger from various manufacturers. The TOP list of the best portable phone charger, which can be found below, is completely based on our own experience.

U.S. Top 10 Best Portable Phone Charger of 2018

Rating Image Name and Features Details
Ease of use 5/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 4/5
Value 5/5
Anker PowerCore 10000 1. Anker PowerCore 10000 (Editor’s Choice)
One of the smallest and lightest 10000mah portable charger.
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Ease of use 4/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 4/5
Value 5/5
Poweradd Apple Lightning Portable Power Bank 2. Poweradd Apple Lightning Portable Power Bank
Auto detect the charging requirement from your devices and allow simultaneously charging for your devices up to 3a(max) per port.
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Ease of use 3/5
Materials 4/5
Performance 5/5
Value 5/5
Portable Charger 3. Portable Charger
Weighs as little as a can of soup (12.5 oz) yet charges the iphone 7 almost seven times, the galaxy s6 five times or the ipad mini 4 twice.
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Ease of use 4/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 2/5
Value 5/5
Anker PowerCore 5000 4. Anker PowerCore 5000
Contains 5000 mah of power.
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Ease of use 2/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 4/5
Value 4/5
Upgraded 5. Upgraded
Add two charges to an iphone 6, or at least one full charge to an iphone 6 plus, galaxy note 5/4/3, galaxy s6/s7 and almost other phones.
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Ease of use 4/5
Materials 5/5
Performance 3/5
Value 3/5
Getihu Portable Charger 6. Getihu Portable Charger
Real 13000mah capacity, 13000mah capacity charger is more than enough for all day trip which can fully charge your iphone 7 for four times.
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Ease of use 4/5
Materials 2/5
Performance 3/5
Value 4/5
Iwalk Portable Charger 7. Iwalk Portable Charger
3300mah is big enough to add almost 1.2 charge (6 hours talk time) to an iphone 7, or about 0.8 charge to a iphone 7 plus.
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Ease of use 3/5
Materials 3/5
Performance 2/5
Value 4/5
Getihu Phone Charger 8. Getihu Phone Charger (Most Autonomous)
Gutihu smart ic and dual usb output ports (2.1a and 1a) allow for charging your iphone and ipad simultaneously and 1.4x faster than standard charger.
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Ease of use 3/5
Materials 2/5
Performance 4/5
Value 2/5
Portable Charger 9. Portable Charger (Budget Pick)
Ultra-density li-polymer cell, 10000mah ultra-density safer li-polymer cell be used, make sure the puridea portable charger ultra-slim (13mm thickness only) and easy to carry.
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Ease of use 2/5
Materials 4/5
Performance 3/5
Value 2/5
Portable Charger 10. Portable Charger
3 ismart usbs automatically adjust the output up to 5.8a.
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№ 1. Anker PowerCore 10000, One of The Smallest and Lightest 10000mah External Batteries, Ultra-compact, High-speed Charging Technology Power Bank for Iphone, Samsung Galaxy and More
 

Ease of use
5/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.8
Anker A1263G12 2.4 x 3.6 x 0.9 inches 8 ounces
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Remarkably compact: one of the smallest and lightest 10000mah portable charger. Provides almost three-and-a-half iphone 8 charges or two-and-a-half galaxy s8 charges. High-speed-charging technology: anker’s exclusive poweriq and voltageboost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device. Qualcomm quick charge not supported. Certified safe: anker’s multiprotect safety system and high-quality lg battery cells ensure complete protection for you and your devices. Usb-c and lightning cable for iphone / ipad sold separately.

 

 
The good
Remarkably compact
Certified safe
The anker advantage
High-speed-charging technology
The bad
I have been using it for months and did not experience any troubles yet.
 

 

 
№ 2. Poweradd Apple Lightning Portable Power Bank, Pilot 4gs 12000mah External Battery Charger with 3a High-speed Output for Iphone, Ipad, Ipod, Samsung and More, Rose Gold (lightning Cable Include)
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.5
Poweradd Pilot 4GS 5.6 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches 10.4 ounces
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Id indentify tech – auto detect the charging requirement from your devices and allow simultaneously charging for your devices up to 3a(max) per port; which means you only 1 hour to fully charge your iphone 6 with pilot 4gs. Powerful capacity – 12000mah rechargeable capacity provide more than 4 solid charges for an iphone 6/6s, or about 2 charges for an ipad mini, which means you get a charging station while you are on a long-term journey. Compact design – a fresh anodized finish with aluminum alloy body unique anti-fingerprints design, more cleanly on its surface the same size like iphone 6s make it easy to carry. Intelligent safety protection – grade a+ li-polymer cell premium microchips multi-protect system supports over-charged, over-discharged, over-voltage, over-current and short circuit protection; supports 500+ recharge cycles over the life of the battery.

Apple input port design – the built-in lightning connector has been licensed by apple, which means you need only one cable to carry around if you are outside for your apple devices. Recharges with 5v/2a adapter is twice as faster than normal 5v/1a input, reduce recharging time by 50%.

 

 
The good
Powerful capacity
Apple input port design
Compact design
Id indentify tech
Intelligent safety protection
The bad
Looks awful.
 

What factors did you consider while making the TOP list of the best portable phone charger?

We sincerely wanted to help our readers, so our team spent many hours comparing various portable phone chargerfrom different manufacturers. It was not easy, since we had to find a way to include both cheap and expensive portable phone chargerin our rating list. That is why we decided to make the price/quality ratio the determining factor. No matter what your budget is, you can use our guide to choose the best portable phone charger in the preferred price category.

 

 
№ 3. Portable Charger Anker Powercore 20100mah, Ultra High Capacity Power Bank with 4.8a Output, External Battery Pack for Iphone, Ipad and Samsung Galaxy and More (black)
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Performance
5/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.3
Anker AK-A1271011 6.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches 12.6 ounces
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High-speed charging: poweriq and voltageboost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge(does not support qualcomm quick charge). Recharges itself in 10 hours with a 2 amp charger, phone chargers (generally 1 amp) may take up to 20 hours. Lightning cable for iphone / ipad sold separately. Ultra-high capacity: weighs as little as a can of soup (12.5 oz) yet charges the iphone 7 almost seven times, the galaxy s6 five times or the ipad mini 4 twice. Certified safe: anker’s multiprotect safety system ensures complete protection for you and your devices.

 

 
The good
Certified safe
Ultra-high capacity
The anker advantage
High-speed charging
The bad
Offers too many unnecessary features.
 

How to find out whether is portable phone charger that I am buying is good?

You can find out everything you need to know about any specific portable phone charger at our site before buying it. That is why we like this marketplace so much: it offers a very convenient website with “Compare” feature, as well as hundreds of user reviews. Read them to understand whether a portable phone charger is suitable for you.

 

 
№ 4. Anker PowerCore 5000, Ultra-compact 5000mah External Battery with High-speed Charging Technology, Power Bank for Iphone, Ipad, Samsung Galaxy and More
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
5/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
4.0
Anker A1109G11 1.3 x 1.3 x 4.2 inches 14.9 ounces
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Ultra-compact: remarkably small, tubular design slides easily next to your phone in any pocket or bag. The anker advantage: join the 10 million+ powered by america’s leading usb charging brand. High capacity: contains 5000 mah of power. Enough to provide two charges to an iphone 6s or at least one to a galaxy s7. High-speed charging: equipped with exclusive poweriq technology, it provides the fastest possible charge to any phone or tablet (up to 2a). Does not support qualcomm quick charge. Lightning cable for iphone and ipad sold separately.

 

 
The good
High capacity
The anker advantage
High-speed charging
The bad
It weighs a ton!
 

What are your reviews based on?

We considered so many factors that it is nearly impossible to tell you about all of them. Believe us, we did not forget about anything. Price, material, user score, and other characteristics of portable phone chargerwere used to create this TOP list. We tried our best to help you choose the best portable phone charger!

 

 
№ 5. Upgraded, Poweradd Slim 2 Most Compact 5000mah External Battery 2.1a Ouput Portable Charger with Smart Charge for Iphones, Ipad, Samsung Galaxy, Htc and More, Blue
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
Poweradd Slim 2 Blue 3.9 x 1.3 x 1.2 inches 7 ounces
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Ultra compact – remarkably small only 3.9.1.3.1.2 inch w/o packaing, hexagonal tubular design, makes it fits into any pocket or wallet easily, just portable on the go whenever you need it. Sufficient power supply – add two charges to an iphone 6, or at least one full charge to an iphone 6 plus, galaxy note 5/4/3, galaxy s6/s7 and almost other phones. Constructed using grade a cell, and premium microchips, to ensure the highest quality and safety, and worry-free operation. Upgraded charging technology – auto detect your device and deliver its fully-intended charge speed up to 2.1a at most once connected.

Lightning cable for iphone / ipad sold separately.

 

 
The good
Constructed using grade a cell
Ultra compact
Upgraded charging technology
Sufficient power supply
The bad
The instruction manual is completely useless.
 

 

 
№ 6. Getihu Portable Charger 13000mah Power Bank 2 Usb Ports 4.8a Output High-speed Charging External Battery Backup with Flashlight for Iphone 7 6s 6 Plus 5s Ipad Tablet Samsung Mobile Phone Pack
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
5/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Value
3/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.8
GETIHU 4334959543 6.2 x 3.1 x 0.6 inches 14.4 ounces
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High-speed charging.2.4a output for each 2 usb ports make it charge 1.4x faster than standard charger (not support qc 2.0 / 3.0 function like samsung s8, s7, s6 note 5 qc mode). Cool led flashlight, press the power button for 3 seconds to turn on/off the led flashlight. Perfect design for camping, travel, business trip and more. It will be a real help in an emergency. Safe to charge, intelligent power manage ic protect your devices against any charging accidents. Two usb ports design.2 usb ports allow you to charge your two devices simultaneously. Share it with your companion anywhere and be relieved from heavy luggage when going out.

Real 13000mah capacity.13000mah capacity charger is more than enough for all day trip which can fully charge your iphone 7 for four times. No worry about out of battery anymore.

 

 
The good
High-speed charging.2.4a output
Two usb ports design.2 usb ports allow you
Cool led flashlight
The bad
Its manufacturer is known to offer many faulty products.
 

 

 
№ 7. Iwalk Portable Charger Power Bank with Lightning Cable Built In, 3300mah Cell Phone Power Bank Lightning Input Output, Portable Phone Charger for Iphone 7, 7 Plus, 6s, 6 Plus, Se, White
 

Ease of use
4/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.3
iWALK 2.8 x 1 x 1.2 inches 4.8 ounces
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Power bank lightning input: designed as iphone battery charger, not like regular power bank that is micro-usb input. Pass-through technology: charge your iphone while charging the power bank. Built in lightning cable connector, just plug & charge, never bother with lightning charging cable again. 3300mah is big enough to add almost 1.2 charge (6 hours talk time) to an iphone 7, or about 0.8 charge to a iphone 7 plus. Lipstick sized design, put in yur pocket, clutch bag or purse handbag ealiely as a mini emergency portable battery charger.

 

 
The good
Pass-through technology
Power bank lightning input
Lipstick sized design
Built in lightning cable connector
3300mah is big enough
The bad
Use this product with a protective cover unless you want to break it.
 

 

 
№ 8. Getihu Phone Charger 10000mah Portable Power Bank Ultra Slim LED Flashlight Mobile External Battery Backup Thin 2 Usb Ports Powerbank for Iphone X 8 7 6 Plus Android Cell Phone Ipad (black)
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Materials
3/5
 

Performance
2/5
 

Value
4/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
3.0
GETIHU PB-01 6 x 3 x 0.4 inches 11.2 ounces
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Safety to charge: intelligent power manage ic protect your devices against over-charged, over-discharged, over-voltage, over-current and short circuit charging accidents. Cool led flashlight: turn on/off the led flashlight by double click the power button. Perfect for camping, travel, business trip and more. It will be good help in an emergency. Two usb ports & charging fast: gutihu smart ic and dual usb output ports (2.1a and 1a) allow for charging your iphone and ipad simultaneously and 1.4x faster than standard charger. Not support qualcomm qc 2.0 / 3.0 function. So qc 2.0/3.0 design phones like samsung s8, s7, s6 can’t charge at qc mode.

Slim & compact: 10000mah capacity is more than enough for all day trip which can fully charge your iphone 7 three times iphone charging cable not included. Thickness as iphone, you can put it in your backpack or pocket wherever you go.

 

 
The good
Slim & compact
Two usb ports & charging fast
Cool led flashlight
The bad
It is easy to break because of poor assembly.
 

 

 
№ 9. Portable Charger 10000mah, Puridea S2 Blue External Battery Pack (max 3a Output, Li-polymer Power Bank) for Iphone X 8 7 6 Plus 5 Se, Ipad, Samsung, Lg, Google Pixel and More
 

Ease of use
3/5
 

Materials
2/5
 

Performance
4/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
PURIDEA 4326194557 6 x 2.9 x 0.5 inches 4 ounces
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Fashion simple design, bi-color, ultra-slim dual output portable charger for digital products, with 4 led indicators to show remaining capacity. Ultra-density li-polymer cell.10000mah ultra-density safer li-polymer cell be used, make sure the puridea portable charger ultra-slim (13mm thickness only) and easy to carry. Intelligent protection ic, multi-protect safety system ensures complete protection for you and your devices. Quick charge, output current can be reach 3.0a (max), input current is 2a, this will help USA to reduce charging and recharging time.

 

 
The good
Intelligent protection ic
Quick charge
Fashion simple design
The bad
The material quickly heats up, making the product impossible to use in summer.
 

 

 
№ 10. Portable Charger S Ravpower 22000mah Portable Phone Charger 22000 Power Banks 5.8a Output 3-port (2.4a Input, Ismart 2.0 Usb Ports, Li-polymer Battery Banks) for Smartphone Tablet Black
 

Ease of use
2/5
 

Materials
4/5
 

Performance
3/5
 

Value
2/5
 
Overall Brand Model Dimensions Weight Details
2.8
RAVPower FBA_RP-PB052(B) 4.7 x 2.7 x 0.9 inches 1.1 pounds
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Colossal battery: 22000mah capacity charges an iphone x for 4.9 times, a galaxy s8 4.4 times, or an ipad mini 4 2.6 times; fully recharge in just 11-12 hours with a 2.4a charger. What you get: lifetime warranty card, ravpower ace series 22000mah portable charger.2 x micro usb charging cables, carry pouch, user guide. Safer for longer: secure high-density li-polymer battery retains up to 70-80% of its full capacity even after 500 charge-discharge cycles. Triple-device charging: 3 ismart usbs automatically adjust the output up to 5.8a; note: power bank does not support qualcomm quick charge.

 

 
The good
Triple-device charging
Colossal battery
The bad
May be uncomfortable for tall people.
 

How expensive should a good portable phone charger be?

Obviously, a good portable phone charger cannot be very cheap. If you want to buy a decent product, you should not be trying to save money on it. We recommend you to order the best models from our list of the best portable phone chargerif you can afford it.

I am wondering if buying a portable phone charger online is safe

Buying portable phone chargeronline is absolutely safe! In fact, it might be even safer than buying them in a local store, since you do not need to leave your house. Moreover, if you get a malfunctioning item you can always get a refund or a replacement.

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