With a power bank, you will never run out of battery ever again. There are dozens of different power bank brands and models available in Singapore. We have gone through 12 hours of research, reading dozens of product specification sheets and examined 27 different power banks. Here are the best power banks you can buy in Singapore today!
Best wireless charging power bank
- Convenient Qi wireless charging
- 4 times faster charging with Qualcomm 3.0
- Excellent protection and safety safeguards
If you are looking for a power bank that has excellent wireless charging, check out this PROLiNK Premium Power Bank. It can automatically detect your devices and adjust the power output with a maximum of 15W. It works great with any Android and Apple smartphones, which are capable of wireless charging.
With the Qualcomm 3.0 Quick Charge, it is 4 times faster than the standard power bank. Within a few minutes, you can get your dead phone battery up and running for hours. For a quality device, it is also surprisingly affordable – so there’s no reason not to try it out.
- Huge 30000mAh battery capacity
- Can charge two devices at the same time
- Very lightweight at 304g
With a humongous 30000mAh capacity, you will never ever run out of battery on your smart devices with the Remax Proda Power Bank. It can even fast charge two of your devices at one go.
For a big capacity power bank, the Remax Proda is very lightweight and portable. It weighs only 304grams with dimensions of 10.3 x 16.5 x 1.1cm. We also love the faux leather exterior that makes it look luxurious. You definitely won’t be disappointed with this mighty power bank!
- 3 charging outputs
- LED display for remaining battery capacity
With a LED display to show battery life, you’ll never unexpectedly run out of battery on the Pineng PN-962 QC3.0 Power Bank. Well, with a 20000mAh battery, you can charge your phones many times over before worrying about running out.
You can fully utilize this power bank’s capacity by charging up to 3 different devices simultaneously. It is compatible with smart phones, tablets, cameras and even game devices.
- Built-in charging cables
- Super light at 150g
- Excellent build quality with premium alloy
Have you ever forgotten to bring your cables out? You can forget all you want when you have the EnergSolo XP Power Bank. It has two built-in cables compatible with iPhones and Androids so you won’t need to remember to bring a cable.
We also like that the exterior of this power bank. It is made with premium alloy that is similar to the material used to make the luxurious Apple Macbooks. All these are contained within a super-light package of 150g. What is not to love about this amazing power bank?!
Best power bank for Nintendo Switch
- Designed especially for the Nintendo Switch
- 10 hours extra playtime on a single charge
- Works with iPhone and Android devices too
Wouldn’t we all like to game endlessly on our Nintendo Switch? Fortunately, we can do just that with the help of the Anker PowerCore Nintendo Switch Power Bank. This power bank is officially licensed by Nintendo and designed to cater to the needs of the Switch.
On a single charge, you can get a total of 10 hours of additional playtime and use on your Switch. And it is also compatible with other devices including iPhones, Androids and even laptops. If you have a Nintendo Switch, this is the power bank that you want.
- 80% battery in 35 minutes
- Small enough to fit in your pocket
- 18-month warranty
If you hate bulky power banks, then consider the Anker PowerCore Speed Power Bank instead. It is super small and compact and can fit in your pocket or purse easily. With 10000mAh, it can charge your phone up to 2 times fully before needing a recharge.
Inside this small package is the Quick Charge 3 technology. It allows quick charging that gives you 80% battery in just 35 minutes. With an 18-month long warranty, you can be assured of its reliability and performance. This Anker model is definitely one of our top choices for a reliable and compact power bank.
Best Quick Charge and High Powered
- Two way Quick Charge
- 20000maH large battery capacity
- Relatively light
- Solid build quality
If you’re looking for our recommendation of which power bank would be the best, this is it. The Xiaomi Mi 20000maH Power Bank has all the qualities you want from a power bank. It has a large battery capacity of 20000maH which can easily charge your smartphone multiple times over. With its Quick Charge ability, any device connected to it for charging will see its battery percentage rise at a rapid rate, up to 5.1V / 3.6A. It can also sense the type of device you are charging and adjust the charging rate accordingly. Rest assured whether you are charging a smartphone or your laptop. Yes, you can even power your laptop with it!
With its two way quick charge, you should only require just 7 hours to fully charge the Xiaomi Mi with just 3 hours required for you to charge it to around 70% capacity. Safety is also one of its core advantages. It has a total of 9 layers of protection to ensure that there will be no safety breaches. Along with all these wonderful features, it is also rather lightweight and easy to bring around.
Best Quality and Most Reputable
- Number 1 brand in America (20 million units sold)
- 20000maH large capacity
- 18 months local warranty
Anker is one of the top and most reputable brands within the power bank market. In the United States, it is the number 1 selling power bank. The Anker PowerCore has a 20000maH battery that can charge an iPhone fully for almost 7 times. With a 20W input, you will need just 6 hours to fully charge the power bank. Also, it comes with 3 output ports that will allow you to charge 3 different devices at fast speed.
Very importantly, it is one of the few power bank manufacturers who offer an 18-month warranty. With a local distributor, you can easily send your device in for repair if required. This warranty will provide you with peace of mind when using it.
Best Lightweight and Portable
- Very light, slim and sleek
- Two-way fast charging
Xiaomi Mi Pro Powerbank is definitely one of the slimmest power banks with 10000maH capacity that we have seen in the market so far. It weighs in at 223g and is just 12.58mm thin. With two-way fast charging, you can charge both your devices and the power bank in extra quick time. To fully charge the power bank, you will only need 3.5 hours, much faster than other models that can take up to 8 to 12 hours! With Xiaomi’s expertise in the power bank segment, you can be sure of a reliable device because of their nine layers of protection inbuilt within the Mi Pro power bank.
Popular and Reliable
- Fast charging
- Very slim and lightweight
- 6 months warranty
Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 2 is another great power bank produced by Xiaomi! The core advantage of this Mi Power Bank 2 is that is it extremely thin, with its thickness measuring only 14.1mm. This is a power bank that you can easily slip in your pocket or bag and forget that it is even there. It has a decent amount of battery capacity of 10000mAh that will be more than enough to charge your phone fully for 2 to 3 times. Furthermore, it is reliable as it is a very popular choice in the market with countless positive reviews. Also, it comes with a 6 months warranty!
Best Value for money
- Cheapest 20000mAh power bank
- Decent charging speeds
- LCD display for battery life
Well, we were surprised when we saw the price. A 20000mAh power bank below $20? We have never seen such an affordable price for a quality power bank before. Naturally, we had to buy the Pineng PN-920 and test it out. With its dual output, you can charge 2 devices with it at relatively fast speeds. Naturally, it took slightly longer to charge up the power bank because it only has a 2.1A input instead of Quick Charging. Also, because of its larger battery capacity, Pineng PN-920 weighs heavier at 435g. However, in view of its very affordable price, we view this power bank as the most value for money among the various offerings.
Best for Charging Multiple Devices
- Quick Charge 3.0
- 20000maH capacity
- 1-year local warranty
With Quick Charge 3.0 technology, you will be able to charge your devices at up to 4x the speed of normal charging. What this means is that the AUKEY power bank is great for keeping all your devices charged up in quick time. This is also supported by its large 20000maH battery capacity that can fully charge an iPhone 6s close to almost 8 times! With its inbuilt controls, it is a safe device that will prevent overheating and overcharging. What we also like is that the AUKEY power bank is covered under a 1-year local warranty.
Best for Wireless Charging
- Wireless charging
- Pocket slim and light
Wireless charging is one of the new innovations in the smartphone category. Previously, it was only possible with a charging base that was connected to a power point. However, it is now available in the QI power bank. For wireless charging enabled phones like the iPhone 8, X and Samsung Galaxy S7, S8 and S9, this power bank should be an interesting choice. You will no longer have to bring a cable around to charge your phone. It has a good battery capacity of 10000mAh, sufficient for at least 2 full charges. It is also lightweight and will fit in your pocket snuggly.
Best for the Outdoors and Solar Power
- Super large 30000maH battery
- Extremely rugged and waterproof
- Solar powered
Do you love the outdoors? Do you subject your devices to extreme conditions? This is the perfect power bank to accompany you on your outdoor expeditions. It has a humongous battery capacity of 30000mAh that will last you for days. If that battery ever runs out, you can count on its 1.5W polycrystalline solar panel to charge it up. It is also waterproof in the event that you encounter rainy conditions. Some other useful components for the outdoors include a compass and two led lights that will guide you in the night.
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Why Do We Need a Power Bank?
Smartphones are arguably one of the most impactful innovation within the personal device category in the 21st century. They combine your phone, camera, mp3 or cd player and many more in one lightweight device. Most of us are probably in more than a dozen Whatsapp groups and receive thousands if not hundreds of messages, videos and pictures each and every day.
The fast processing power of the smartphone has also made it popular among gamers. You can play games like angry birds or even more fast-paced shooter games like Fortnite or PUBG mobile. However, the more you do with your phone, the faster the battery drains. This is especially so when you are on the move constantly and do not have access to a power point!
When you see the dreaded low battery warning on your iPhone or Samsung phone, it feels like your world is crashing. How are you going to game with your squad?! How can you use the Mobike or ofo app to get a bike?! How can you call a GrabCar?!
If you noticed, our phones and tablets’ battery lives have not increased much despite new versions coming out every year. Although phone manufacturers try to make battery improvements, the increased processing power, camera, functions will continue to take up more battery life. Batteries also need to be kept small and light because we expect our phones to be slim and fit nicely in our pocket. Simply put, a power bank is one of the essentials accessories for our smartphone generation!
Things to Know Before Buying a Power Bank
Before getting any power bank, there are some factors you should consider so that you can choose the right one for your phone, usage patterns and habits. Here are what you should look out for.
What is the capacity of my smartphone’s battery?
Knowing how much juice your smartphone needs is important as it will help to determine what power bank capacity you need. Let’s take a look at two of the most popular phones in the market right now, the Apple iPhone and Samsung S9.
The iPhone has a battery capacity of 2716mAh while the Galaxy S9 has a 3000mAh capacity. What we usually use as a gauge is 2.5 times the battery capacity to be able to charge the phone at least twice before the power bank needs to be recharged. Why 2.5 times instead of 2?
That is because when you charge anything there is a loss of energy during the transfer process due to inefficiency. But if you want to future proof yourself with the smartphone’s constant increasing battery capacity, go for at least a 20000maH power bank.
Should I get a small or large power bank?
That depends on how much additional battery you need on a daily basis. For instance, if you find that your smartphone or tablet can last almost ¾ of your day. Perhaps, you would only need a smaller power bank to sustain your battery. However, if you find that your phone runs out of battery even before half the day has gone past, you will definitely need a larger power bank.
Another consideration is, how many devices do you usually need to charge concurrently? If you have both a smartphone and a tablet that requires charging, a larger power bank may be more suitable for you as it would likely have 2 or more charging ports. A larger power bank will also have a larger capacity and be able to charge both devices sufficiently.
Quick Charging and Fast Charging – The Future
With the larger batteries that phones have nowadays, it would mean that it takes much longer to get a full charge. Older power banks usually charge with a 1A current. However, for newer power bank models, we would recommend a 2.4A charge rate for quicker charging.
Additionally, Quick charging or Fast Charging is the future for most smartphones as most new Android and Apple phones are starting to support it. We would definitely recommend you to get a power bank that supports quick charging. With Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4, they are promising 5 for 5 charging, meaning that if you charge for just 5 minutes, you can get up to 5 hours of battery life. This means you won’t have to keep your phone connected to the power bank for long.
How fast can I charge my power bank?
The larger the capacity of the power bank also means charging it may take a longer time. You would not want to need to charge for power bank for 12 hours every day as it would defeat the purpose of it being a convenient source of external battery power. We would recommend that you go for a power bank that enables charging at more 1.5A / 5V.
Additionally, some power banks do not come with a charger as they may expect you to use your own wall USB charger. However, do not use an old charger for it as it may result in dreadfully slow charging rates. Also, try not to charge your power bank through a computer or laptop USB port as it will likely be much slower than through a wall charger.
For the larger power banks with more than 20000mAh, consider power banks that support Quick Charge for their input charging. This will drastically reduce the charging time and allow you to leave the house with a full power bank every single day!
Price vs Quality – Should I go for the cheapest power bank?
No. A power bank is a very useful product that can last at least 2 years if it is well taken care of. However, it can also be a dangerous product when its build quality is questionable. I am sure you have heard of power banks or phones exploding when they are overheated. While most power banks should not face this issue, this risk should not be taken lightly, especially since the power bank is usually placed in our pocket or bag. Even when it is charging at home, a burning power bank could lead to a house fire. It would be very dangerous if something does go wrong.
Therefore, we definitely recommend going for more reputable brands. If you see a great offer for a high capacity power bank at a price that is too low to believe, definitely look deeper into it. Go for more reputable brands like Xiaomi or Anker and most importantly, check out our review and also other customer reviews on the shopping site you are buying from!
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