The 5 Best Power Banks to Charge Up Your Day

By Haroon Sultan on 10-11-2016 02:00:07

Just like phones, there are a large number of power banks out there. Each has a different set of features and specifications to suit your needs. Sure, there main purpose is to charge your phone but there are many factors to consider like power capacity, connector types, energy-efficiency and more.

So, without further ado, here are the top 5 power banks that we found worth dangling by your phone’s side.

Samsung Battery Pack

Credits: Samsung

The Samsung Battery pack with a capacity of 8400 mAh is pretty much standard in every way and there are no major frills attached to it. The main issue with it however is that the cable for connecting your phone that comes pre-attached to the device is tiny. However, there’s another slot available that lets you connect to a second device, effectively doubling your charging capabilities. Share with a friend or hog it all for yourself and charge two of your devices.

You can grab the Samsung Battery Pack from at a relatively low price of 119 AED.

Anker PowerCore 20100

Credits: Anker

Okay, this is where power banks start to get massive. With a total capacity of 20,100 mAh, the Anker PowerCore is able to charge your iPhone 6s seven times, Galaxy S6 five times, and iPad mini 4 two times. Now that is a lot of power for one tiny little device. You basically have enough power to keep your phone running for an entire week on the go.

Although it doesn’t support Qualcomm Quick Charge, you can recharge the battery in about 10 hours with a regular 2-amp charger. It also comes with 2 ports so you’ll be able to charge multiple devices at the same time. This beast of a battery pack is available at Souq and various other retailers for 120 AED and can come in black or white colors.

Mi Power Bank 10000mAh

Credits: Xiaomi

This is currently my dedicated Pokemon Go power bank to help my phone keep up while I journey on to be the very best. Having put it through its paces for a few months, I can confirm that it’s a reliable and inexpensive option for power hungry mobile users. It doesn’t come with any quick charging options or multiple ports, but it does its job well. With a 10,000mAh battery capacity and a sleek form factor designed by Xiaomi, it is functional as well as comfortable. A nifty plus is that it also supports pass-through charging (charging your phone while charging the battery pack), which is something more and more common in current generation power banks.

It does come in three metallic colors, although silver is the most commonly available option. You can pick up the Mi Power Bank for a paltry 49 AED on Souq.

Aukey 16000mAh Universal Portable Charger

Credits: Aukey

Aukey’s 16,000mAh powerhouse is an easy pick for our top 5 list. With Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 Technology and their proprietary AUKEY AiPower Adaptive Charging Technology, there’s a lot going on behind the scenes to make sure your phone is topped up in as little time as possible. The 16,000 mAh capacity on this device can charge your fancy new iPhone 7 Plus over 3.5 times, the Galaxy S7 about 3.5 times, or the Nexus 6P about 3 times. An LED light indicates three levels of battery power remaining, from 30%, 70% to 100%.

With dual charging ports, you should have no problems keeping both your devices filled to the brim. You can pick up the Aukey 16000mAh Universal Portable Charger for 115 AED on Souq.

Romoss Solo 5Credits: Romoss

Romoss was one of the first power banks I ever owned, although mine was a tiny 2600mAh device. The Romoss Solo 5, on the other hand, is a magnificent 10,00mAh capacity battery pack that is capable of charging two of your devices at the same time. With fast charge capabilities and an 85% power conversion rate, it beats out smaller power banks on pure value. Similar to the Mi Power Bank, it comes with “Sync Charge”, which is their version of pass-through charging.

The Solo 5 takes only 6.5 hours to attain a full charge and although it’s a bit on the heavy side compared to most other power banks, it still wins a ton of points in our books for its simple design and functionality. You can find it on most retailer shelves or online on Souq for only 45 AED.


Well that was our list of the top power banks that we feel can brighten up your mobile screen a little longer. What do you think is the most important feature a power bank should have?