Best Chargers for the Essential Phone

There are two main titans on the market when it comes to the smartphone market and that would be Apple and Samsung. Both of these companies make some of the greatest quality phones out there, and their marketing campaigns are so widespread that it’s hard for someone not to know about them. However, just because there are very well-known brands doesn’t mean that we should forget about phones from other brands. In fact, we should be supporting and checking out other brands that sell smartphones because they tend to have more flexibility and their phones are still on par with the larger brands.

That’s what the Essential phone has brought to the market. Essential is a new company that has released their first smartphones called the Essential PH-1. It’s a testament to show what happens when you allow a smaller company to create a flagship-like phone. It has a Snapdragon 835 processor, dual cameras to take some very sharp photos and the build quality is quite different than the competition.

What makes the build quality of the Essential phone great is that it has a Titanium frame and it’s a lot more resilient than steel that most smartphones use. Also, the back of the smartphone is made of ceramic which is also more durable than the glass that other smartphones such as the iPhone and Galaxy phones use now.

Actually uses Power Delivery

Perhaps one of the main misconceptions when it comes to charging the Essential phone is that it uses Quick Charge. The Essential phone does in fact NOT use Quick Charge and this isn’t too much of a bad thing and that’s because it uses Power Delivery. Power Delivery is used with USB-C charging and it’s a more powerful method of charging. Essential made a better choice with using Power Delivery because it’s going to be the more standard method of charging across nearly all portable devices in the future.

So if you’re having trouble with what the best chargers are to use for the Essential phone, as we’ve brought together all the types of chargers that are best to purchase. Most of these chargers use Power Delivery and therefore you’re able to charge your phone at its max charging speed. That said, it’s important to own a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge your phone at its max charging speed as that’s the only way to take advantage of PD charging.

All the Chargers in this Guide:

Last updated on April 18, 2018 10:53 pm

Best Portable Chargers for the Essential PH-1 Smartphone

Using a portable charger with your smartphone is a great idea and that’s because you never know how much you’re going to be using your phone while you’re out and about. That said, chances are that you’re going to be using your phone a lot and as a result, the battery is going to run out very quickly and that can leave you with a dead phone.

The power banks that we’ve chosen for you to use with your Essential phone are ones that are able to charge it to full power at least once, and some of them use Power Delivery which is great if you want to charge it at its max charging speed while you’re on the move.

Tronsmart Presto Power Bank with USB-C and Quick Charge 3.0

This Tronsmart Presto power bank is one of the best options to choose from on the market for charging your Essential phone with, as it has a 10,400mAh power capacity. It’s with that capacity that you’re able to charge your Essential Phone to its full power about two times. This type of capacity is also perfect for charging another person’s smartphone too, as there’s enough capacity to go around.

Even though we’re recommending you to use this charger for the Essential Phone, it doesn’t use Power Delivery. The reason that we’re adding chargers on here that don’t use Power Delivery is because the ones that do use PD simply have a higher price point. Recommending portable chargers and other chargers that don’t use Power Delivery is a way to offset the higher price options that you have.

No Power Delivery but still Versatile

There are two charging outputs ports with this Tronsmart Presto portable charger. It has a single USB-A charging port that uses Quick Charge 3.0 and if you’re charging Non-Quick Charge devices with it, then it’ll output 5V/2.4A. However, you’re going to want to use the second port with your phone, and that’s because it’s a USB-C port.

The USB-C port on this power bank has a charging speed of 5V/3.0A, and of course, you’re going to need a USB-C to USB-C cable to use this charger and take advantage of that charging speed. It’s not Power Delivery charging power, but it’s enough to charge your Essential at a noticeably faster rate than standard USB-A charging is able to do.

Recharging this power bank is also done through the USB-C port, and it has a 5V/3.0A recharge rate.

Also, take a look at Tronsmart’s 20,000mAh Power Bank Version.

Read Review for Tronsmart Presto 10,400mAh Power Bank

Specs of the Tronsmart Presto 10,400mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity:                 Advertised Capacity: 10,400mAh        Real Capacity: 8,400mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge 3.0 Port: 5-6.5V/3.0A | 6.5V-9V/2A | 9V-12V/1.5A

USB-C Charging Port: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/3.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Indicators
  • Size: 6.5 x 3.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 10.4 ounces
  • Comes with 30cm USB-C to USB-A cable

RAVPower 20100 Portable Charger with Quick Charge and USB-C

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The final power bank that we want to recommend without Power Delivery before we do actually dive into Power Delivery portable chargers is this RAVPower one. It has a high power capacity 20,100mAh and it’s with this capacity that you’re going to be able to charge your smartphone to its full power about four times. This is the type of capacity that you’re not solely going to use to charge your Essential Phone (or you might) but it can also be utilized to charge other devices to full power such as tablets or you can charge multiple phones at once to their full power.

Since this power bank has quite a few charging ports.

There are a total of three ways to charge your devices with this power bank. The first two ways are the two USB-A charging ports. You have one port that uses Quick Charge 3.0 and then you have another port that has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A.

The third output port is the USB-C port that has a charging speed of 5V/3.0A and that’s basically the charging speed that most USB-C ports without PD have. It’s not quite Power Delivery charging, but at the same time, it’s faster than 2.4 Amp charging with USB-A charging ports.

There are also two input ports that you can use to recharge this power bank, but something to keep in mind is that you can only use one at a time. There’s the USB-C port that has a recharge rate of 5V/3.0A and then there’s the Micro-USB input port that uses Quick Charge 3.0 to recharge. It’s best to use the Micro-USB input port for recharging this power bank because you can use a Quick Charge wall charger and recharge it at a much faster rate.

Read Review for RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0

Specs of the RAVPower 20,100mAh Power Bank with Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 20,100mAh            Real Capacity: 17,100mAh
  • Output:  iSmart Port: 5V/2.4AQuick Charge port: 5V/2.4A, 6.5V-9V/1.5A, and 9V-12V/1.2A

USB-C: 5V/3.0A

  • Input: 5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input      5V/3.0A Via USB-C Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Weight: 13 Ounces

Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 Power Delivery Charger

Jumping into Power Delivery portable chargers head-on brings us this Anker PowerCore Speed 20,000mAh charger. It has a good amount of power capacity that’s going to be able to charge your Essential phone about four times if all you’re doing is charging your phone with it.

Of course, the main event of this charger is the charging that comes with it. There are just two output charging ports with this power bank and that would be a single USB-A port and the USB-C port. The USB-A port on this charger is only capable of 5V/2.0A charging and though we expected more, it makes sense to have slow charging with the USB-A port because the USB-C port is able to output lots more power.

So yes, the USB-C port is one that’s capable of Power Delivery charging and that’s because it’s capable of outputting 22.5W of Power. As a result, you’re able to charge your Essential phone much faster than standard USB-C charging that uses 15W of power. Just something to know that 22.5W of charging power is still not enough to charge your Essential phone at its max charging speed.

Comes with a USB-C Wall Charger

In fact, you’re going to need a charger that’s capable of outputting 27W with its USB-C Power Delivery port. The good news is that this Anker portable charger actually comes with a USB-C 30W Wall charger and can, therefore, charge your Essential phone at its max charging speed.

Another part where USB-C Power Delivery charging is prevalent is the recharging of this power bank. You can actually recharge this power bank using a C to C connection with a wall charger that comes with it and recharges it at Power Delivery speeds that result in a full recharge time of 4 hours only.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 30W Power Delivery Charger

Specs of the Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 Power Delivery Charger:

  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Output:

Type C Output: 5V=3A | 9V=2.6A | 15V=1.6A

USB-A Output: 5V/2.0A

  • Input:

Type-C Input: 5V=3A | 9V=3A | 15V=2A | 20V/1.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.5 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds

 

RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger with 2 USB-A Charging Ports

Another portable charger that’s from a well-known brand on the market is from RAVPower. This RAVPower power bank has a power capacity of 26,800 and can potentially charge the Essential phone to its full power about 5 times. Of course, it’s with this amount of power capacity that you’re going to want to use this charger to charge other devices to full power as well; such as tablets or even larger devices such as laptops. The reason that I brought up laptops is that quite a few laptops have begun using USB-C for charging such as the MacBook and also Chromebooks too.

Charging with this power bank is going to be a great experience as it has a total of three output ports to charge your devices. There are two USB-A charging ports with each of them having a charging speed of 5V/2.4A and the total output of the USB-A port section of this charger is 3.4A.

Then there’s the USB-C port that’s capable of Power Delivery charging and it’s able to output 30W of power. As a result, you’re able to charge your MacBook at its max charging speed, as well as an Essential phone as it fits beyond the max powering range.

Two Input Ports

Recharging this power bank can be done through one of the two input ports of this charger. It has a single Micro-USB input port and it also has the USB-C port which can also be used to recharge it. Recharging this RAVPower portable charger through its USB-C port is the best recharge method. The reason for that is because it’s capable of recharging at Power Delivery speeds, but that can only be done if you’re using a Power Delivery USB-C wall charger.

This power bank doesn’t come with a USB-C wall charger, but if you choose to get one then we recommend using this charger.

That said, you can always just use the Micro-USB input port to recharge it, but that will result in a much slower recharging speed of 5V/2.0A.

Read Review for RAVPower 26800 Power Delivery Portable Charger

Specs of the RAVPower 26800 PD Portable Charger:

  • Capacity:    26,800mAh
  • Output:

USB Ports: 5V/2.4A Each

Type C Output: 5V/3A |9V/2A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A

  • Input:

Micro USB Input: DC 5V/2A

Type-C Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A

  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 6.77 x 0.79 x 3.15 inches
  • Weight: 13.3 ounces

Aukey 26,500mAh Power Bank with Power Delivery and Quick Charge

The final portable charger that we have to recommend for the Essential phone is very similar to the Power Delivery RAVPower one and also the Anker one. As it has a very high power capacity of 26,500mAh that’s enough to charge most smartphones about 5-6 times and it’s great for charging larger devices to their full power a few times too.

Quick Charge along with Power Delivery

There are two USB-A charging ports, and surprisingly, one of the USB-A ports uses Quick Charge and can, therefore, charge compatible devices at their max charging speed. The other port has standard charging of 5V/2.4A to charge most standard devices at their max charging speed.

Then there’s the USB-C port that’s able to output 30W of charging power which can charge the Essential PH-1 at its max charging speed, as well as larger devices such as MacBooks/Chromebooks that also use USB-C. Recharging with this portable charger can be done through two input ports, but can only be used one at a time. With one being the USB-C port that uses Power Delivery when you use a Power Delivery wall charger with it.

Or you can use the Micro-USB input port which has a recharge rate of 5V/2.0A.

This power bank does not come with a USB-C 30W wall charger so you will have to purchase one yourself.

Read Review for Aukey 26,500mAh Power Bank with USB-C Power Delivery

Specs of the Aukey 26,500mAh Power Bank with USB-C Power Delivery and Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 26,500mAh

Output Capacity: 19,610mAh

  • Output:

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4

Quick Charge USB-A Port: 5V–6.5V/3A | 6.5V–9V 2A | 9V–12V/1.5A

USB-C PD Output: 5V 3A | 9V/2A | 12V/2A | 14.5V/2A| 20V/1.5A (30W)

  • Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/2A | 14.5V/2A
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 5.9 x 3.3 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds

Best USB Wall Chargers for the Essential Phone

The basis of charging all begins with USB wall chargers as they mostly come with new devices that we get such as smartphones and tablets. Thankfully, the Essential Phone actually comes with a Power Delivery charger and so if you’re content with that, you can skip this section. However, if you’re somebody that has a broken charger, lost the original charger or want more USB charging ports while still having the Power Delivery power, then take a look at our picks for some of the best Power Delivery wall chargers for the Essential Phone.

Anker Power Delivery USB-C 30W Wall Charger

Anker actually offers a Power Delivery wall charger that uses a single USB-C charging port, and it’s a perfect replacement if your current one is no longer doing you any good. The reason for that is because this charger has the bare minimum of what Power Delivery wall chargers can offer and that would its use of a single USB-C port.

The charger is able to output 30W of charging power and can, therefore, charge your Essential phone its max charging speed. It’s also perfect for charging larger devices that use Power Delivery charging such as laptops and you can also use it to charge the Nintendo Switch as it also uses USB-C for charging.

Design wise, this charger is another great reason to purchase it as it has a retractable AC adapter that folds into the wall charger itself and therefore makes the charger square. So it can make portability with it a lot easier for traveling. There are no USB-A charging ports, so you won’t be able to charge more than a single device, so you’re mostly purchasing this device for the Power Delivery charging.

Specs of the Anker PowerPort Speed 1 USB-C:

  • Output: 30W
  • Input:
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.2 x 2.1 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 3.5 ounces

Anker Premium USB-C 5-Port Power Delivery Charging Station

If you want quite a few USB-A charging ports along with a USB-C Power Delivery port then we recommend Anker’s 5-port charging station. It has a single USB-C port that uses Power Delivery and four of the other ports are USB-A.

Overall, the charger is capable of outputting 60W of power. The USB-C Power Delivery port is able to output 30W of power while the other 30W is based on the USB-A charging ports. Each of the USB-A ports is able to output a charging speed of 5V/2.4A which is great for standard devices.

Read Review for PowerPort+ 5 USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

Specs of the Anker PowerPort+ 5 USB-C:

  • Output:   Per PoweriQ Port: 5V/2.4A | USB-C Power Delivery: 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 15V/2A | 20V/1.5A
  • Input:
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 3.0 x 4.0 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 7.5 ounces

Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

One of the most useful types of charging stations to get are ones that feature different charging tech with their ports. This Satechi charger is just like that, with its use of four ports. It has three USB-A ports, with one of them using Quick Charge to charge Quick Charge compatible smartphones at their max charging speed. Then the other two USB-A ports have a standard charging speed of 5V/2.4A. Then there’s the USB-C Power Delivery port, which has a 60W charging output.

Not only is the Power Delivery charging with this Satechi charger able to charge your Essential Phone at its max charging speed, but if you have other Power Delivery compatible devices then it’s also able to charge those devices at their max charging speed. Such as Apple’s MacBook Pro USB-C laptop, which has a 60W max charging speed.

Read Review for Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station

Specs of the Satechi 75W USB-C Power Delivery Charging Station:

Quick Charge Output Capacity: 5,900mAh

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V – 20V/3.0A (60W)

Quick Charge USB Port: 3.6-6V/3.0 | 6-9V/2.0A | 9-12V/1.5A

Standard Port: 5V/2.4A

  • Input:

Micro-USB or USB input Port: 100-240V AC input

  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Light
  • Size: 4 x 2.6 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 13.1 Ounces

Aukey Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger with 2-Ports

The final wall charger that we recommend is Aukey’s 2-port wall charger that uses the single USB-C port and then it has USB-A port. The USB-C port has an output speed of 46W and that’s quite a lot more than your usual Power Delivery charger with USB-C. The USB-A port on this charger has a charging speed of 5V/2.1A, and even though it’s not at a max standard charging rate, it’s enough to charge most standard devices at or near their max charging speed.

Along with two very useful charging ports, this charge is very compact with its use of a retractable AC adapter that makes the charger very portable and easier to take everywhere.

Specs of the Aukey 2-Port USB-C Power Delivery Wall Charger:

  • Ports: 2
  • Quick Charge: No
  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: (PDO) 5V/3A | 9V/3A | 12V/3A | 15V/3A | 20V/2.3A (PPS) 3V–16V 3A

USB-A Port: 5V/2.1A

  • LED Light Indicator: None
  • Size: 2.5 x 2.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 4.8 Ounces

Best Car Chargers for the Essential Smartphone

Car charging can be very useful in this day and age. The reason for that is because we spend quite a lot of our time driving around, if you’re someone that uses your smartphone quite a lot throughout the day and drive around quite a bit, then it’s best to get a powerful car charger so once you reach your destination you have enough power available throughout the day.

Another reason to get a car charger is that you might be using power intensive apps that require navigation and that can result in a dead battery. Using a car charger ensures that your smartphone stays charged up.

MaxBoost 36W Quick Charge Car Charger with Built-in USB-C Cable

Having a built-in charging cable with a charging electronic can be very useful as that charging electronic is going to be usable no matter what. That’s exactly why we added this MaxBoost car charger into this guide. It has a USB-A port that uses Quick Charge 3.0, and there’s the USB-C built-in charging cable that also uses Quick Charge, too. So you’re always going to have access to a USB-C charging cable with this car charger, and you can even charge two Quick Charge compatible smartphones with this MaxBoost car charger, too.

Specs of the MaxBoost 36W Quick Charge Car Charger with Built-in USB-C Cable:

  • # Of Ports: 2
  • Output:

Built-in USB-C Cable: 3.6-6.5V/3A | 6.5-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

Quick Charge USB-Port: 3.6-6.5V/3A | 6.5-9V/2A | 9-12V/1.5A

Standard Speed for Standard Devices: 5V/2.0A

Max Output: 36W

  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 2.5 x 1.5 x 1.5 inches
  • Weight: 0.8 Ounces

Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

A car charger that uses Power Delivery might sound ridiculous but it exists! This Nekteck car charger actually features Power Delivery charging with its SUB-C port and what’s even more surprising is the Power Delivery charging is 45W, so it’s able to charge your Essential Phone at ist max charging speed, while you’re driving. Another thing is that 45W is more powerful than the average Power Delivery charging speed.

In addition to the Power Delivery port, this car charger also makes use of a USB-A port, which has a charging speed of 5V/2.4A.

Read Review for Nekteck USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger

Specs of the Nekteck 45W USB-C Power Delivery Car Charger:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/9V/12V/15V-3A | 20V-2.25A

USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

  • Input: DC 12-18V
  • LED Power Indicator: Single Blue LED Power Light
  • Size: 2.9 x 1.6 x 1.6 inches
  • Weight: 3.2 Ounces

Aukey 27W Power Delivery Car Charger

Also, if you want a USB-A port with a Power Delivery car charger just without the Quick Charge, we recommend this Aukey charger that has a single USB-C port that uses Power Delivery. It also uses USB-A port that just has a standard USB-A charging port that can charge most standard devices at their max charging speed. It’s also an explanation for the lower price point that this car charger has in comparison to the Trianium car charger above.

Specs of the Aukey USB-C Car Charger with Power Delivery:

  • Output:

USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A

USB-C Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.5A | 12V/2.0A

  • Input: 12-24V
  • LED Power Indicators: None
  • Size: 1.26 x 1.26 x 2.39 inches
  • Weight: 0.9 ounces

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