This is an excellent entry level battery for someone that just needs an occasional charge for a phone, earbuds, or tablet on the go. Its compact size make it easy to carry and the 5000 mAh of battery will power the average phone more than twice on a single charge. At $21.99 on Amazon, it’s a great buy from a reliable company. Here’s what I like about it:
It will fit in your pocket with your phone (unless you wear skinny jeans and/or yoga pants). It definitely will fit in a backpack or purse.
It charges my Galaxy S9+ at 7.3W – Not as fast as technically possible, but still good for a small battery. A lot of people try to find the battery that charges their phone the fastest. However, that is less important here because it is small enough to to stick in your pocket or bag and keep on moving while charging. So for me, the charging speed is less important when you have a small form factor like this.
Don’t get me wrong – 7.3w is still really good. In fact, that’s faster than the standard compact Apple wall charger. So your iPhone will charge faster with this than with the included 5w Charger brick.
I was most impressed with recharge speed. It pulls power at an astonishing 10.9W. This is more important for a small portable battery because you have limited time to charge while traveling. For quickly refilling on a layover, this recharging speed is excellent.
The only thing I don’t like about this is the cylindrical shape. I’d rather something slimmer to slip into marginal places in pockets and bags. The cylinder shape means that there’s no way to minimize the profile – its diameter is the same no matter how you turn it.
Great entry level battery and a reasonable price – plus very fast recharging. There’s not much to dislike about this battery!
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