Best Power Banks for iPhone 12 Pro Max and iPhone 12 Mini

The iPhone 12 is once again another powerful phone in Apple’s lineup. One of the most important factors for this launch is the charging, or rather, the lack of charging that comes out of the box for the iPhone 12 series. That’s because none of the models for the iPhone 12 comes with a wall charger or earbuds. This is another one of those plot twists that Apple drops, such as them not having a headphone jack, only using USB-C ports for their MacBook, and here were are with iPhones no longer including wall chargers.

The iPhone 12 does come with a USB-C to Lightning cable, and Apple’s thought process is that most people already have wall chargers to use the cable with. This is not necessarily true as most past iPhones have included a USB-A wall charger, not a USB-C one. You could go for a USB-C wall charger to purchase separately. Or you could go with a Power Delivery USB-C portable charger.

Power banks can be more useful than wall chargers, as they feature fast charging tech, such as Power Delivery that can be used to fast charge the iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, and the iPhone 12 Mini. Of course, you’re also able to take them anywhere and have the fast charging feature along with it.

Aukey 8,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank

With the iPhone 12 and the iPhone 12 Pro models having a 2,815mAh battery, and the iPhone 12 Mini having a 2,227mAh battery, the power bank capacity that you get doesn’t have to be super high.

That’s why we’re starting with this Aukey 8,000mAh power bank, and with this much power you’re able to get nearly any model of the iPhone 12 to full power about two times. The charging from this Aukey portable charger is something else though, and most power banks in this capacity range don’t have what it features.

This one has four ways to charge from it, with the main one in his case being its 18W USB-C Power Delivery port that can be used to fast charge the iPhone 12. The charger also has a USB-A Quick Charge 3.0 port for fast charging Android smartphones, a standard USB-A port and it even has wireless charging on top of the power bank. Since the iPhone 12 features wireless charging, you can place the phone on top of the power bank for it to charge.

With all the charging features it has, this Aukey portable charger also has a slim form factor of 0.5 inches, making it very easy to fit into your pocket.

Read Review for Aukey 8,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank

Specs of the Aukey 8,000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 8,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)

Wireless Charging: 5W

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Green Power Indicators
  • Size: 5.8 x 3 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 7 Ounces

RAVPower 20,000mAh Power Delivery Power Bank with Lightning Input

Even though we did mention how the iPhone 12 has a small battery all across the board with their models, and how using a lower capacity portable charger shouldn’t pose a problem, using a high capacity power bank is not a bad idea at all.

That’s because the iPhone 12 still uses a great deal of power, so you may run out of power quickly, and using a high capacity power bank that you can use continuously without recharging may be useful.

This RAVPower portable charger has a 20,000mAh power capacity that can charge the iPhone 12 Pro Max and the iPhone 12 Mini to full power about four times. The charging is the same as the first Aukey power bank that we mentioned as it has an 18W PD port, a Quick Charge port, and a 12W USB-A port.

This RAVPower power bank has three ways to recharge it, with a USB-C PD port, Micro-USB input port, and the charger even has a Lightning input port. The use of a Lightning input port makes this power bank highly reliable for iPhone users.

To add the powerful charging, this portable charger also has a digital display that shows the power capacity, and the charging status of the devices that you’re charging.

Read Review for RAVPower 20,000mAh Tri Input / Output Power Bank

Specs of the RAVPower 20,000mAh USB-C PD Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 20,000mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Standard USB-A Port: 5V/2.4A (12W)

  • Input:

USB-C Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Micro-USB Input: 5V/3.0A | 9V/2.0A | 12V/1.5A (18W)

Lightning Input: 5V/2.1A

  • LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Display
  • Size: 6.2 x 2.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Weight: 1 Pound

Xcentz 5,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Power Bank

Going even lower on the power capacity than the first power bank that we recommended, this Xcentz portable charger has a 5,000mAh power capacity. Yes, a very lower power capacity,  but at the same time, you’re still able to charge the iPhone 12 to full power at least once with this power bank. Also, power banks within this power capacity range rarely use fast charging, but this Xcentz portable charger uses Quick Charge and USB-C Power Delivery.

Since the charger has a very lower power capacity, it’s what also makes the size very small. The charger measures about 3 inches in length and has a thickness of 1 inch. Also, this power bank comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-A to USB-C cable, so you’re able to use the two ports out of the box.

Read Review for Xcentz 5,000mAh Mini PD Power Bank

Specs of the Xcentz 5,000mAh Power Bank with PD and Quick Charge:

  • Capacity: 5,000mAh
  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 18W

USB-A Port: 18W

  • Input:

USB-C Port: 18W

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
  • Size: 3 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Weight: 3.6 Ounces

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 45W Power Delivery Portable Charger

If you’re an iPhone user, then you may also be a Macbook user. If that’s the case, then you likely have a newer Macbook model that uses Power Delivery for charging, and that’s why we’re recommending this Anker power bank, as it can be used for fast charging you’re iPhone 12, and for charging your Macbook.

This Anker PowerCore+ portable charger has a massive 26,800mAh power capacity, and with it, you’re able to charge iPhone 12 Pro, and the iPhone 12 Mini to full power about fives times. Charging a Macbook can be done about two times with this power bank.

Charging is very powerful, and it’s the reason why this Anker power bank can be used to charge a Macbook, as this charger has a 45W USB-C Power Delivery port. Of course, you’re still able to use the USB-C PD port on this power bank to charge your iPhone 12, and no, it won’t cause damage. This power bank also has two USB-A ports that share a 12W charging speed.

The portable charger also includes a 60W Power Delivery wall charger that you may use to recharge the power bank, and you may also use the PD wall charger to fast charge your iPhone or a MacBook, the charger also comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

Read Review for Anker PowerCore+ 26800 30W PD Power Bank

Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 26800 Power Bank with 45W Power Delivery Charger:

  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
  • Output:

Both USB-A Charging Ports: 5V/3.0A

USB-C Port: 45W

  • Input: 45W through USB-C input with a Power Delivery USB-C Wall Charger
  • LED Power Indicator: Yes
  • Size: 6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 1.3 Pounds

Anker PowerCore Fusion III 5K AC Portable Charger

Another Anker power bank that we want to recommend is this PowerCore Fusion III portable charger. It’s a 2 in 1 type of power bank that has an AC adapter, so you’re able to plug the power bank into an outlet and recharge, while still being able to use it. The charger also has a 5,000mAh power capacity, and it has some powerful charging.

The PowerCore Fusion portable charger has an 18W Power Delivery port, and a USB-A 12W port. It brings the best of both worlds when it comes to stationery and portable chargers, and the foldable AC adapter ensures that you’re always going to get that small form factor portability.

 Anker PowerCore Fusion III 5K AC Portable Charger Specs
Power Capacity5,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery 18W
USB-A Port12W
Input12V/24V
Size3.15 x 1.18 x 2.81 inches
Weight8.4 Ounces

Aukey 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Compact Power Bank

This Aukey power bank is quite similar to the Xcentz portable charger that we recommended, with this one also having an 18W USB-C Power Delivery port and a Quick Charge port. The charger also has the same port location as either of the ports on two different sides of the charger. The main difference with this power bank, though, is that it has a 10,000mAh power capacity, therefore you’re able to charge your iPhone 12 to full power about two times.

Even with its larger power capacity, this Aukey power bank is the same size as the 5,000mAh Xcentz portable charger, with this power bank having a length of 3 inches, a width of 2 inches, and a thickness of 1 inch. The power bank also includes a USB-C to USB-A cable that you can use to recharge the power bank or charge USB-C Android smartphones, but you’ll have to provide your own Lightning to USB-C cable.

 Aukey 10,000mAh 18W Power Delivery Compact Power Bank Specs
Power Capacity10,000mAh
USB-C Power Delivery 18W
USB-A Port18W
Input18W
Size3.17 x 2.27 x 1.06 inches
Weight6.1 ounces

myCharge Portable Charger with Built-in Lightning Cable

This myCharge portable charger does have a built-in AC adapter, just as the Anker PowerCore Fusion has, but this one also has a built-in Lightning cable and a Micro-USB cable. The power bank does not feature Power Delivery, so you won’t be able to fast charge your iPhone 12 with this power bank, but the good news is that the charger will always be reliable for charging your iPhone at any time because it always has a cable available to use, and you won’t have to carry a separate cable.

The myCharge power bank can also be used as a wall charger with its built-in AC adapter and that also recharges the power bank.

 myCharge Portable Charger with Built-in Lightning Cable Specs
Power Capacity10,000mAh
Lightning Built-in Cable12W
Micro-USB Built-in Cable12W
Input12-24V
Size4.6 x 2.8 x 0.9 inches
Weight11.2 Ounces

Aukey 20,000mAh Power Delivery Power Bank with Lightning Input

Just one more Aukey portable charger that we wanted to squeeze into this guide is this Aukey 20,000mAh portable charger. It has a high 20,000mAh power capacity that can charge either an iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone 12 Pro Max, or an iPhone 12 Mini to full power about four times.

The charging is as great as the power bank has an 18W Power Delivery port, a Quick Charge port, and a USB-A 12W standard port. Recharging has variety, with this Aukey charger using a USB-C PD port, a Micro-USB input port, and a Lightning input port for recharging. Once again, the use of a Lightning input port for iPhone users is quite big because not many power banks use it.

Read Review for Aukey 20,000mAh Lightning Input Power Bank

Specs of the Aukey 20,000mAh 18W USB-C Power Delivery Power Bank with Quick Charge:

  • Power Capacity:

Initial Capacity: 20,000mAh

Output Capacity: 15,000mAh

  • Output:

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

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

  • Input:

Micro-USB: 5V/2.0A

Lightning Input: 5V/2A | 9V/2A

USB-C Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A

  • LED Power Indicator: Four Power Indicators
  • Size: 6.9 x 2.7 x 0.9
  • Weight: 13.4 Ounces

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