20 best powerbanks – for smartphones, tablets and laptops

Review of the best according to the editorial board. On the selection criteria. This material is subjective and does not constitute advertising and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

Any electronic gadget can be discharged at the most inopportune moment. And if earlier this technique functioned on batteries that are easily replaceable, now a built-in battery is used, often even non-removable. And what to do if there is no outlet at hand, or there is no access to the mains charger? The only way out is to use an external battery. In this article, the team of authors decided to talk about just such accessories.

Rating of the best external batteries

Nomination a place Name of product price
The best external batteries for phones and tablets 1 Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2C 20000 1 440 rub.
2 Rombica NS240 Quick RUB 3,599
3 MOMAX iPower Air RUB 2,500
4 ASUS ZenPower 10050 mAh ABTU005 1 249 rub.
5 HIPER MP7500 996 RUB
Best external laptop batteries 1 TopON TOP-T72 RUB 3,149
2 DELL Power Companion 18000 mAh RUB 7,190
3 Rombica NEO PRO280 RUB 7,990
4 Cactus CS-PBPT18-18000AL RUB 5,870
The best external batteries with a waterproof case 1 KS-is KS-303 RUB 3,169
2 IconBIT FTBTravel + RUB 1,484
3 Ritmix RPB-5800LT RUB 1,199
Best solar powered external batteries 1 Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit RUB 7,950
2 Sititek Sun-Battery SC-09 RUB 2,990
3 G-Power STX6000II + Solar Panel 12000 mAh RUB 1,690
The best external high-capacity batteries 1 Rombica NEO PRO 440C
2 Remax Proda Note book 30000 RUB 1,990
Best Power Banks for iPhone 1 HIPER MP12500 RUB 1,775
2 HARPER RB-20001 RUB 2,790
3 Deppa NRG Art 5000 999 RUB

The best external batteries for phones and tablets

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2C 20000

Rating: 4.9

Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2C 20000

A very popular powerbank that is in demand both in Russian retail and in Chinese online stores. This model is capable of delivering a maximum current of 2.4 A. This makes it possible to recommend the accessory for purchase to tablet owners. Even a 10-inch device can be recharged at least twice, since the capacity of this battery is 20,000 mAh.

The main distinguishing feature of the accessory is support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging technology. This will be appreciated by all owners of smartphones equipped with this technology. By the way, the battery itself charges in about four hours. With such a capacity, this can be considered a very commendable result.

Of course, the Chinese manufacturer did not forget to introduce support for all kinds of protection here. That is, the product is not afraid of short circuit, overheating or overload. It remains to add that it is proposed to charge gadgets using two USB connectors.

Advantages

  • High amperage;

  • Large capacity;

  • The battery charges quickly enough;

  • Able to work with Qualcomm's fast charging technology;

  • High reliability;

  • The price does not exceed 2,000 rubles.

disadvantages

  • The number of USB ports is quite small;

  • Large dimensions and weight;

  • Boring appearance.

Rombica NS240 Quick

Rating: 4.8

Rombica NS240 Quick

This external battery got into our rating due to the combination of a high capacity, reaching here 24,000 mAh, and a relatively compact size. The accessory weighs 415 g, which can be considered its main disadvantage. But the manufacturer managed to place the battery inside a rather thin case, albeit with a large area. Such a powerbank will definitely find a place in a backpack.

Unlike the example discussed above, there are already three connectors, and the outgoing current is capable of reaching 3 A (at least this applies to one port). At the same time, micro-USB, Lightning and USB Type-C connectors are used to charge the external battery – that is, you don't have to keep a specific cable at hand, the cord for your smartphone will do, whatever it may be. And here, too, there is support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, which allows many mid-budget and flagship devices to charge in the shortest possible time.

Otherwise, this is a typical powerbank, the high cost of which is due to the presence of a large number of connectors, huge capacity and decent amperage.

Advantages

  • Large capacity;

  • You can charge up to three devices at the same time;

  • Supports Qualcomm fast charging technology;

  • The battery is quite thin;

  • High output current;

  • Several different connectors for charging the powerbank itself.

disadvantages

  • Decent weight;

  • The cost reaches 4000 rubles.

MOMAX iPower Air

Rating: 4.8

MOMAX iPower Air

A very curious product, the main task of which can be considered the surprise of the buyer. The fact is that this is the only powerbank in our rating capable of charging a smartphone wirelessly, if it supports such technology. If you use a wired connection, then the maximum buyer is waiting for a current of 2.1 A. Unfortunately, there is no support for any fast charging technology here. Also, someone may be upset with two USB connectors. But more of them are not required, since the capacity of this powerbank is low – it is only 10,000 mAh.

To recharge the external battery, you can use a cable with a micro-USB or USB Type-C connector (only the first option is included in the kit). There are two versions of the accessory on sale, with white and black body colors. Such a miracle costs about 2500 rubles.

Advantages

  • Two body color options;

  • Wireless charging supported;

  • High amperage;

  • Relatively small size;

  • Good means of protection;

  • The cost cannot be called prohibitive.

disadvantages

  • Only two connectors for charging gadgets;

  • The capacity cannot be called very large.

ASUS ZenPower 10050 mAh ABTU005

Rating: 4.7

ASUS ZenPower 10050 mAh ABTU005

This external battery comes in standard sizes and shapes. The product got into our rating mainly due to the abundance of color options – in stores you can find this model in blue, yellow, pink, white versions, and these are only the most popular versions. Also, the 215-gram device is able to boast of a high outgoing current, reaching 2.4 A. This allows you to relatively quickly charge almost any gadget.

It must be admitted that this model was not created for tablets. The fact is that the capacity of the external battery does not exceed 10,050 mAh. This is barely enough to charge a 10-inch tablet. Nevertheless, smartphone owners will definitely like the accessory. The only drawback of selling for 2000 rubles. external battery can be considered the presence of only one USB port.

Advantages

  • Lots of color options;

  • High amperage;

  • Several built-in protections;

  • Robust construction with metal body;

  • The weight cannot be called very large;

  • Affordable price tag.

disadvantages

  • Only one charging connector;

  • Charging speed is far from record;

  • Not very large capacity.

HIPER MP7500

Rating: 4.7

HIPER MP7500

A very popular model created for those who regularly need a small amount of energy. The capacity of this battery is 7500 mAh. This is enough to charge a standard smartphone a couple of times. But even more often, an accessory from HIPER is used to charge an action camera. At the same time, it is allowed to charge two gadgets here, while the maximum current on one of the connectors reaches quite decent 2.1 A. I am glad that the manufacturer took care of installing all kinds of protection means – the accessory is not afraid of overload and short circuits.

This external battery has become very popular in due time due to several nice additions. Firstly, there is a flashlight, albeit a simple one. Secondly, the set comes with a lot of adapters, including those designed for old mobile phones. Third, the battery can act as a card reader, providing a microSD slot. Finally, one cannot fail to note the high-quality metal construction.

Advantages

  • Adequate size and weight;

  • High amperage;

  • Two connectors are used to charge gadgets;

  • The set includes adapters for different phones and smartphones;

  • The simplest card reader is built in;

  • There is a flashlight;

  • High build quality;

  • Cost – less than 1000 rubles.

disadvantages

  • Low capacity;

  • The battery charging time reaches 3.75 hours.

Best external laptop batteries

TopON TOP-T72

Rating: 4.9

TopON TOP-T72

One of the most affordable options among external batteries, including for charging laptops. The accessory is sold for 3290 rubles, supplied with a lot of adapters for popular and not so popular laptop sockets. Of course, there are also adapters for smartphones in the kit. Perhaps such a kit is the main reason for this model to be included in our rating.

It should be understood that with a capacity of 18,000 mAh, it was difficult to increase the current strength to more than 2.1 A. Therefore, the buyer should not count on very fast laptop charging. But the external battery itself can be charged very quickly, since the input current can reach 3 A. To charge compact gadgets, two USB connectors are used here, there is support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology. As befits such a device, a large number of protection measures have been introduced into it, including those against short circuit and overheating.

Advantages

  • High capacity;

  • The set includes a car adapter;

  • There are many round connector adapters available;

  • Implemented support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0;

  • Reliable construction.

disadvantages

  • Weight reaches 420 g.

DELL Power Companion 18000 mAh

Rating: 4.8

DELL Power Companion 18000 mAh

For some time now, DELL has also produced its own accessories. Its portable battery with a capacity of 18,000 mAh is primarily intended for charging laptops. And not necessarily made by DELL – in the kit you can find adapters for different sockets. In total, two USB ports and one universal connector are intended for charging gadgets, and the maximum product is capable of delivering a voltage of 19.5 V at a current of 2.3 A.

The weight of the accessory reaches 417 g, and this is with a plastic case! As for the cost, it cannot be called particularly humane – in Russia, they ask for a little less than 7,000 rubles for a battery that got into our rating.

Advantages

  • High-quality assembly;

  • High amperage;

  • Can charge laptop and battery at the same time;

  • The dimensions cannot be called very large;

  • Simple and clear charge indicator;

  • Battery charging time is no more than three hours.

disadvantages

  • Very high cost;

  • The capacity is not too large.

Rombica NEO PRO280

Rating: 4.8

Rombica NEO PRO280

One of the most capacious external batteries in our rating. He is also the most difficult. However, with a capacity of 28,000 mAh, the product cannot weigh less than 830 g. The dimensions of the accessory suggest that it is better to carry it in a laptop bag. Also, the battery can be stored at home in case the electricity suddenly turns off. There is not only a universal connector, but also two USB ports. With the help of the latter, you can charge a smartphone, push-button telephone and other portable gadgets. A maximum current of 2.1 A is supplied to these connectors. As for the universal socket, a current of 3.2 A is output to it, which is most important in the case of laptops.

There are ten laptop adapters included in the kit. There is no doubt that the manufacturer has not forgotten about any type of nest. The accessory also comes with two charging cables Apple MacBook – with the first and second types of MagSafe. The box also contains its own power adapter capable of delivering high-voltage current to speed up the charging time of the external battery. Without it, charging such a capacious product would have lasted, it seems, several days.

Advantages

  • Rare battery for charging MacBook;

  • High amperage;

  • High-quality assembly;

  • Very high capacity;

  • A large number of adapters included;

  • Supplied with mains adapter.

disadvantages

  • There is no overload protection;

  • The cost reaches 8000 rubles.

  • Large dimensions and weight;

Cactus CS-PBPT18-18000AL

Rating: 4.7

Cactus CS-PBPT18-18000AL

Another external battery with a capacity of 18,000 mAh in our rating. It also has not only a pair of USB sockets, but also a universal connector that serves to connect a laptop. The kit contains a set of adapters designed for a variety of laptop models. As expected, a current of 3.2 A is supplied to the universal connector. As for the USB ports, they output current of 2.1 and 1 A, which is ideal for charging modern smartphones and tablets.

Otherwise, this is a typical portable battery. It comes strictly in silver color, its body is made of metal. There are also some remedies here.

Advantages

  • High amperage;

  • There is a set of adapters for laptops;

  • High-quality assembly;

  • Can charge two devices at the same time;

  • Adequate size and weight.

disadvantages

  • May become noticeably warm;

  • When charging the laptop, it may emit a squeak;

  • The cost reaches a decent 6,200 rubles.

The best external batteries with a waterproof case

KS-is KS-303

Rating: 4.9

KS-is KS-303

One of the most inexpensive portable batteries among those that are absolutely not afraid of rain and fog. The product is equipped with a rubberized case, thanks to which it is also not afraid of falls on a hard surface. The increased size and weight are compensated by the presence of a solar battery. However, you cannot count on it even if you are in Brazil. The fact is that the solar battery generates a current with a very weak force – the battery is simply not able to fully charge from it.

The manufacturer indicates on the box a capacity of 20,000 mAh. However, in reality, this parameter does not exceed 16,000 mAh. The accessory also has a pair of USB ports, which are supplied with a current of 1 and 2.4 A. Adapters for micro-USB and Lightning are supplied with the product. A nice bonus is the carabiner with which the 377-gram accessory can be fastened to the belt.

Advantages

  • There is a waterproof and shockproof case;

  • The kit includes a carbine;

  • One of the connectors has a high amperage;

  • There is a clear charge indicator;

  • The cost does not exceed 3300 rubles.

disadvantages

  • The manufacturer is lying about the capacity;

  • The solar battery almost does not work.

IconBIT FTBTravel +

Rating: 4.8

IconBIT FTBTravel +

Another portable battery with a solar battery and a rubberized case. On one of the corners of the device, you can easily see the loop – it serves to attach to the belt with a carabiner. Another nice addition is a flashlight, which is quite capable of being useful anywhere in nature. Unlike the model discussed above, this battery is still capable of charging a gadget from the energy of the sun. But, again, there is no need to rely on high amperage, the device with a capacious battery is so unlikely to be charged even for a whole day.

The accessory included in our rating has two USB connectors. Both of them are capable of boasting a current strength of 2.1 A. Otherwise, this is a typical 7800 mAh external battery.

Advantages

  • There is a waterproof case;

  • Both USB connectors are high amperage;

  • There is a loop for a carabiner;

  • The solar battery is working properly; There is a flashlight;

  • Price – about 2500 rubles.

disadvantages

  • Low capacity;

  • The battery itself takes a long time to charge;

  • Strange operation of the charge indicator;

  • A large percentage of defective products.

Ritmix RPB-5800LT

Rating: 4.7

Ritmix RPB-5800LT

Perhaps the most original external battery in our rating. The product has a round shape, and in its upper part there is a carrying handle. At the same time, the accessory turned out to be very compact, which is not at all surprising with a capacity of 5800 mAh. On one of the sides of the Ritmix RPB-5800LT there is a display on which it is shown what the battery is doing right now – receiving or releasing energy. A flashlight should also please the buyer. Someone has to make a choice in favor of this accessory and due to the availability of three color options – batteries with red, green and black cases are on sale.

As befits a travel battery, the Ritmix RPB-5800LT boasts a waterproof case. Unfortunately, this is where its main advantages end. However, one can be glad at least that the list of shortcomings is essentially limited only by low capacity. You cannot even blame the creators for one USB connector – with such a capacity, it makes no sense to charge two gadgets at the same time.

Advantages

  • The current strength is 2.1 A;

  • Small size and weight;

  • Unique shape;

  • Three colors to choose from;

  • There is a waterproof case;

  • There is a flashlight;

  • You can buy it for only 1300 rubles.

disadvantages

  • The battery itself charges very slowly;

  • Low capacity.

Best solar powered external batteries

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

Rating: 4.9

Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit

Everyone should be aware that a miniature solar cell can only supply electricity to a calculator. If you need to charge a portable battery, you need a large enough solar panel. And this is exactly what the product called Goal Zero Guide 10 Plus Solar Kit has. Already by its name it is clear that the solar battery is supplied separately. It looks like a very large case. It needs to be spread somewhere in the meadow, after which it will begin to process solar energy, charging a portable battery or a gadget connected to it.

By the way, the device itself is also very unusual here. It uses four nickel-cupronickel batteries. At any time you can insert them, for example, into a remote control for a quadcopter. This solution also has a drawback – at most such batteries can give out only 1 A, this is the current that goes to both USB connectors installed here. By the way, the total capacity of external batteries reaches 9200 mAh, which can be called a quite acceptable parameter. And there is also a built-in flashlight – in nature it is rarely superfluous.

Advantages

  • Complete with NOMAD 7 solar panel;

  • There are two USB connectors;

  • Built-in flashlight;

  • Not the lowest capacity for such a small device.

disadvantages

  • A mini-USB connector is used for charging;

  • Not everyone will want to mess with Ni-MH batteries;

  • The weight of the whole set reaches 641 g;

  • The price is an impressive 8,000 rubles.

Sititek Sun-Battery SC-09

Rating: 4.8

Sititek Sun-Battery SC-09

This is an external battery in its usual form. That is, the solar panel is here on one side of the accessory. The product got into our rating due to its cost, which does not exceed 3000 rubles. For this money, the buyer will receive a 5000 mAh battery, which is enough for one-time charging of the smartphone. Charging it from the sun is tough unless you're somewhere in Africa. But it is quite possible to at least partially replenish the charge during a halt.

Despite the frankly low capacity, the product produces a current of 2 A. It can also boast of the presence of a large number of adapters – you can send electricity via connectors Apple 30 pin, Lightning, micro-USB and even mini-USB. The only thing missing is the version with USB Type-C – such an adapter seems to have to be purchased separately. Which, however, is not a problem.

Advantages

  • There is a solar panel;

  • Optimal price tag;

  • A large number of adapters;

  • Compact size and light weight;

  • High amperage.

disadvantages

  • The solar panel has low power;

  • Low capacity;

  • There is no waterproof case.

G-Power STX6000II + Solar Panel 12000 mAh

Rating: 4.7

G-Power STX6000II + Solar Panel 12000 mAh

This external battery from G-Power got into our rating due to its rather large capacity – this parameter here is 12,000 mAh. The solar panel is located on one of the side ends of the device. Of course, its area does not allow hoping for a decent current strength, but it is still capable of partially restoring the battery charge.

Like most external batteries existing today, the accessory has a charge indicator. The product also includes a plastic case. Alas, it does not possess any moisture-proof properties, so it is better not to get into the rain with such a power bank. Two USB connectors are used to charge gadgets. One of them delivers a current of 1 A, while the other – 2 A.

This is where all the features of the accessory end. He is not capable of surprising anything else. Perhaps this is one of the cheapest external batteries with a solar panel – its cost in Russia does not exceed 1,500 rubles.

Advantages

  • There is a solar battery;

  • High amperage available;

  • Reasonable price tag;

  • High enough capacity;

  • You can charge two gadgets at the same time.

disadvantages

  • The solar panel does not work well;

  • There are questions about the reliability of the design.

The best external high-capacity batteries

Rombica NEO PRO 440C

Rating: 4.9

Rombica NEO PRO 440C

If your portable power bank has a very high capacity, you won't be able to take it with you on the plane. However, these accessories can be very useful in the face of regular power outages. For example, in such places the Rombica NEO PRO 440C, which has a capacity of 44,000 mAh, literally saves. This is a huge parameter, which is enough for a week of constant use of the flagship smartphone! But, of course, much more often this accessory will be used in tandem with a laptop. In total, the kit contains 28 adapters for a variety of devices, including laptops. There are even MagSafe 1 and MagSafe 2 cables, which will be useful to owners of MacBooks.

This is one of the few power banks that is capable of delivering a current of 3 A via USB. If we talk about a universal connector, then it does give out a current of 4 A. The user can also switch modes in which not only the current strength, but also the voltage changes . Also, it should be noted that there is support for the USB Porwer Delivery Rev.2 standard – this function works when the gadget is connected to the USB Type-C connector, which is supplemented here with a pair of traditional USB ports. The manufacturer did not forget about the introduction of Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology, without which the battery itself would charge forever.

Come to think of it, this is the most advanced power bank in our ranking. But you won't be able to carry such an accessory in your pocket – it is huge, and its weight reaches 1150 g! Another obvious drawback is the cost of 9,000 rubles.

Advantages

  • Huge capacity;

  • There is support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0;

  • The set includes a network adapter;

  • Charging of laptops is possible;

  • There is support for MacBook;

  • The package includes a huge number of adapters;

  • Reliable metal case;

  • Support for different charging standards.

disadvantages

  • Scary price tag;

  • Huge size and weight.

Remax Proda Note book 30000

Rating: 4.8

Remax Proda Note book 30000

The capacity of this external battery has been increased to 30,000 mAh. In this case, the accessory is sold for only 2000-2500 rubles. What is the reason for such an affordable price tag? To be honest, it is very difficult to answer this question. The device comes in two colors. At its end you can find as many as four USB connectors, which is even an excessive amount. The maximum current is 2.1 A, which is also quite good. And only the plastic case raises some questions – we can say that in the hands there is a feeling of cheapness.

If you read the reviews for this model, then the catch becomes clear. Independent measurements showed that the actual capacity of the battery is far from the declared one. In fact, a battery with a capacity of approximately 15,000 mAh is installed inside. As they say, miracles do not happen – it is impossible to integrate a more capacious battery into such a small case. And then this accessory would not weigh 350 g.

Advantages

  • There are four USB ports;

  • High amperage;

  • The battery itself charges quickly enough;

  • Small size and adequate weight;

  • Optimal price tag.

disadvantages

  • The real capacity is much lower than the declared one.

Best Power Banks for iPhone

HIPER MP12500

Rating: 4.9

HIPER MP12500

Above in our rating, I already talked about an analogue of this external battery, which differs only in a smaller capacity. But it is not a sin to repeat, even if in many ways this instance is similar to its younger brother. It just turned out to be a little larger, and its capacity was increased to 12,500 mAh. This product comes with a set of adapters, including Lightning for iPhone. By the way, the capacity available here is enough for three or four full recharges of the Apple smartphone, which can be considered a very good result.

Using this battery, you can charge two gadgets at once – this is the number of USB connectors installed here. One of the jacks produces a current of 2.1 A, while the second is designed to charge less demanding devices – for example, smart watches, push-button mobile phones or bicycle computers. Like its less capacious brother, the HIPER MP12500 received a card reader and a flashlight, which might come in handy someday. The weight of the accessory with a metal case is 312 g. Perhaps this is the only significant drawback – now some manufacturers have learned how to make batteries with such a capacity less heavy. This instance costs only about 1300 rubles.

Advantages

  • A large number of adapters included;

  • Optimal capacity;

  • Low cost;

  • Robust metal case;

  • One of the connectors has a high amperage;

  • There are bonuses in the form of a flashlight and a card reader.

disadvantages

  • Large weight;

  • The battery itself takes a long time to charge.

HARPER RB-20001

Rating: 4.8

HARPER RB-20001

Another portable battery with adapters for Lightning and Apple 30 pin. The capacity of this product has been increased to 20 800 mAh. This allows you to use your smartphone for almost a whole week, charging it only from this accessory. Of course, you can also charge some other gadgets. Moreover, it is possible to recharge three devices at the same time. But the current of 2.1 A is given by only one connector, the other two are limited to one ampere. As for charging the battery itself, the maximum product is capable of accepting a current of 1.5 A. This is not God knows what indicator, so the process is expected to be quite long – it takes about 15 hours.

The manufacturer decided to please the buyer with several bonuses. Firstly, the battery can act as a flashlight. Secondly, in the box you can find a case that helps to carry the accessory without damaging its plastic case. In a word, it turns out to be a very good choice for those 1,700 rubles that are asked for it.

Advantages

  • High capacity, almost the same as stated;

  • The dimensions cannot be called gigantic;

  • Affordable cost;

  • There is a flashlight;

  • The kit contains all the most necessary adapters;

  • Supplied with a case;

  • There are three USB sockets;

  • One of the connectors has a high amperage.

disadvantages

  • Long charging of the battery itself.

Deppa NRG Art 5000

Rating: 4.7

Deppa NRG Art 5000

The only external battery in our rating with a nice drawing on the case. There are three variants in total, one of which comes in black with the addition of a snarling bear.

Basically, the manufacturer relied on the drawing. In terms of technical characteristics, the powerbank does not really stand out from its competitors. The capacity of the product is only 5000 mAh. This suggests that the battery is only for one-time charging of the smartphone. But the accessory has a very compact size, and its weight is only 117 g. Adapters for micro-USB and Lightning are supplied with the product. As for the USB connectors, there are two of them here. The maximum outgoing current is 2 A, which allows you to charge your smartphone in a fairly short time. And the powerbank itself charges very quickly.

Advantages

  • There is short circuit protection;

  • High amperage;

  • Can charge two devices at the same time;

  • Small size and weight;

  • The case of the accessory is decorated with a stylish pattern;

  • The cost does not exceed 1000 rubles.

disadvantages

  • Low capacity.

Conclusion

This is an almost complete list of the best external batteries available on the Russian electronics market. Any of the considered devices should leave only positive impressions after their use. Now you just have to decide on the purpose of the accessory, as well as the amount that you would be ready to part with.


Attention! This rating is subjective and does not constitute an advertisement and does not serve as a purchase guide. Before buying, you need to consult with a specialist.

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