Review: Aukey PB-Y32 10,000mAh 18W PD Wireless Charging Power Bank with Quick Charge

Aukey PB-Y32 10,000mAh 18W PD Wireless Charging Power Bank with Quick Charge

10

Power

10.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features Power Delivery, Quick Charge and even Fast wireless charging
  • Small form factor that can be taken anywhere
  • There's a rubber grip at the top to make it easier to hold your phone during wireless charging

Mid-range capacity power banks have become the most purchased type of portable chargers and for good reasons. These types of chargers feature fast charging tech that can be useful for smartphones, from either Android phones or iPhones, as many mid-range power banks now feature Power Delivery or Quick Charge.

An odd, but welcome addition to a few power banks is wireless charging, what’s even better is if a power bank has Fast wireless charging. That’s what this Aukey PB-Y32 10,000mAh power bank features.

So, with its fast charging ports, and wireless charging, could this be the ultimate mid-range power bank you’ve been looking for? We think so.

Power

Power Capacity

This Aukey power bank features a 10,000mAh power capacity, and with this much power, you’re able to do enough charging when it comes to smartphones. Not so much for tablets, or laptops.

A 10,000mAh power capacity for charging modern smartphones has changed, as this Aukey power bank can charge your phones about two times to full power or may 1.5 times to full power. This is because many phones have larger batteries these days.

Increasingly Larger Batteries for Smartphones

Take a look at the Samsung Galaxy Note 10, it has a 4,000mAh battery, while the Note 10+ has a 4,300mAh battery. Now, the Samsung Galaxy S20 has a 4,000mAh battery, the S20+ has a 4,500mAh battery, and S20 Ultra has a 5,000mAh battery.

So, if you’re using the S20 Ultra to charge with this power bank, you fair about 1.5 full charges at best. Getting a single full charge is likely what you’ll get considering that power capacity is lost during charging, and since you’re going to be fast charging the Samsung phone with either Quick Charge or Power Delivery, you’re likely to lose more.

Charging iPhones

Charging iPhones does have similar results, as the base iPhone 11 has a 3,110mAh battery, the iPhone 11 Pro has a 3,046mAh battery and the iPhone 11 Pro Max has a hefty 3,969mAh battery. So you’ll be getting about two full charges for an iPhone 11 and an iPhone 11 Pro, but a Pro Max may only get a 1.5 full charge.

With all that said, we think that for its power capacity, being able to fully charge your phone once is enough for keeping it going for another day.

Not the Best for Laptops or Tablets

If you plan on charging a tablet or a laptop with this power bank, you won’t be doing yourself any favors and as there isn’t enough power capacity to charge either to full power. You might be thinking to yourself, “Can I charge a laptop with this power bank?”. Yes, but it’s not useful as you might think.

Output Charging:

There are three ways to charge from this Aukey PB-Y32 power bank.

There are two output ports. One is the Quick Charge 3.0 port that can be used to fast charge Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones. The Orange Quick Charge port can also be used for any Non-Quick Charge phones, but those will only receive a 12W charging speed.

USB-C Power Delivery

The USB-C Power Delivery port has an 18W charging speed and is useful for fast charging most Android smartphones, as most of them are compatible with PD charging. Just remember that you’ll need a USB-C to USB-C charging cable to charge USB-C smartphones, which all new Android phones have been using for the past three years. Luckily, this power bank comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.

The USB-C port can also be useful for charging iPhones, If you have an iPhone X, 8, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, 11 Pro or 11 Pro Max, then you can use the PD port to fast charge your phone. However, you will need a USB-C to Lightning charging cable to do so.

Power Delivery not meant for Laptops

As we mentioned before how this power bank could charge laptops, well, it can be done from the USB-C PD port. That said, 18W of PD power will charge most USB-C laptops very slowly or not at all. The only laptop that you could charge with it, and it’ll work would be a MacBook.

Great Wireless Charging

The highlight of this power bank is the wireless charging feature. The great part about the wireless charging from this Aukey power bank is that it has fast wireless charging. This fast charging only applies to Samsung Qi wireless charging phones and wireless charging iPhones.

Samsung phones will be wirelessly charged at 10W. While iPhones can fast charge at 7.5W. All other Qi-compatible phones will charge at 5W.

Input Charging:

There are two input ports to use to recharge this PB-Y32 power bank. One is the USB-C PD port and the other is a Micro-USB input port. Both of the ports have the same recharge speed of 18W, so you should either use a Quick Charge wall charger or a Power Delivery wall charger to recharge it with.

Design

Size and Weight:

Even with all of its charging power, such as its capacity, and three fast charging technologies, this Aukey power bank is super small. It caught us by surprise.

The charger has a length of 5.6 inches, a width of 2.6 inches and a thickness of 0.6 inches. The weight of the power bank is 8 ounces. So length and width-wise, this wireless charging power bank is smaller than most smartphones. It’s still very slim for a power bank considering what it can do.

 

In our case, we found it completely fine to have a wallet in the front left pocket, a phone in the back right pocket and this power bank in the front right pocket. You can always have this power bank on you and forget you have it until you need it. The small USB-C to USB-C cable that comes with the power bank makes it possible to place it in the same pocket.

Functional Components:

All the ports are on a single side of the power bank. Next to the ports, there are five lights.

There are four White lights and an Orange light. The power button is off to the side and it’s indented into the power bank a bit to prevent any accidental pushes. The wireless charging is at the top and it has a Lightning symbol to indicate the charging pad.

When you press the power bank, all of the lights turn on. The White four white lights indicate the remaining power capacity, and the orange light indicates that wireless charging is ready and you can place your phone on top of the power bank.

Once the orange light turns off, you have to press the power button again to reactivate wireless charging.

Wired charging automatically starts when you plug a device into the charging ports.

A great design choice that Aukey made was making the wireless charging side of this power bank rubber. The rubber does grip to your phone, so if you don’t have a cable and have no choice but to use wireless charging, then you can charge your smartphone and use it at the same while wirelessly charging more easily without your phone sliding around.

Build

Structure and Material:

The quality of this power bank is impressive, considering that quite a few things are going on. The more indented power button is pretty cool so you don’t press it in your pocket. The wireless charging does take a second to kick in, but it does the job.

Tech:

With so many ways to charge, this tiny power bank does heat up a bit, but only with wireless charging, and that’s a given as induction charging generates quite a bit of heat from the charger’s side and the smartphone side. The power bank does not heat up from cable charging.

Reliability

This Aukey PB–Y32 10W wireless charging power bank is one of the most reliable 10,000mAh power banks you can own. Granted, that you have either a Quick Charge, Power Delivery or a wireless charging smartphone.

If you have either Quick Charge or Power Delivery and a wireless charging smartphone, then this power bank is great to purchase. If you don’t own a power bank with either QC, PD or even wireless charging, then it’s best to get a more simple portable charger, as you won’t fully being using this power bank.

Summary:

Power:

Charging power is great for smartphones, from charging them to full power once or twice, to fast charging them with Quick Charge, Power Delivery, and Fast 10W or 7.5W wireless charging.

Design:

The size is likely going to be smaller than your smartphone, and it can be taken with you anywhere daily.

Build:

Heating only occurs during wireless charging, but it’s something that happens in general with wireless charging anyways. A cabled wireless charging pad still heats up.

Reliability:

If you can make use of either Quick Charge or Power Delivery, and also the wireless charging, this is a great power bank to own.

Quick Charge Port5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
USB-C PD Port5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A (18W)
Samsung Phones Wireless Charging10W
iPhone Wireless Charging7.5W
Other Wireless Charging Smartphones5W
USB-C Input5V/3A | 9V/2A
Micro-USB Input5V/2A | 9V/2A
LED Power IndicatorFour White Power Capacity Indicators | Orange Indicator for Wireless Charging
Size5.6 x 2.6 x 0.6 inches
Weight8 Ounces

Conclusion:

This Aukey PB-Y32 10W Fast wireless charging power bank is a jack of all trades, with its use of PD, Quick Charge, and wireless charging that can be useful for most smartphones.

AUKEY Wireless Power Bank with 18W PD, Wireless Portable Charger 10000mAh, USB C Power Bank with QC 3.0, Wireless Charging Compatible with iPhone 11/11 Pro/Xs/XR, New Airpods, Samsung

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Features

  • Convenient Wireless Charging: Fast charge your Qi-compatible phone or wireless charging case for earbuds at up to 10W
  • High-Speed Charging: USB Power Delivery port fast charges your iPhone 11 Pro / XS Max, Google Pixel 4 / 4 XL, and other compatible USB-C devices. Quick Charge 3.0 port charges compatible devices up to 4 times faster than conventional charging
  • Non-Slip Design: Silicone surface effectively keeps your phone on the power bank while charging
  • Safety Features: Built-in safeguards protect your devices against excessive current, overheating, and overcharging
  • Package Contents: AUKEY PB-Y32 10000mAh Wireless Charging Power Bank, USB-C to C Cable, User Manual, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Month Product Replacement Warranty Card

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