Review: Jackery Force65 Mini Power Bank

Jackery Force65 Mini Power Bank

9

Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

9.5/10

Reliability

7.5/10

Pros

  • Very compact and lightweight. Perfect portability
  • LED Power Capacity lights don't stay on to conserve power.
  • Solid build quality with a Aluminum Casing

Cons

  • Has a very low power capacity that can only charge smartphones once to full power.

The most used types of power banks are the ones that have low power capacities, the reason for that is because they use very few batteries. If you were to go Amazon and see what power banks have the most reviews, it’s going to be the compact segment. It makes the most sense too because Mini power banks are literally able to go with us everywhere.

That is why it’s important to know what this Jackery Force65 power bank has to offer because even though it a might have a low power capacity and a simple USB port, it holds value with its portability.

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Power

Power Capacity:

The power capacity of the Jackery Force65 starts at 3,350mAh and this is what most Mini power banks have. The conversion rate is going to be average because it only uses a single USB port, so you can only charge a single device at a time.

3.7 x 3,350 = 12,395 / 5 = 2,479

Most of the time you’re going to be getting a 2,500mAh Output power capacity that you’re actually able to use and truth be told that’s just enough to charge most smartphones to full power. I say most smartphones because not all smartphones are going to be able to charge to full power with this Jackery Force65 because there are smartphones such as a Galaxy S8 that have 3,000mAh of battery power, and there’s also the Google Pixel XL that has a whopping capacity of 3,450mAh.

 Jackery Force65 Mini Power Bank
(Output Power Capacity = 2,500mAh)
Phone CapacityJackery Force65 Mini Power Bank's Remaining Power Capacity

Number of Full Charges
iPhone SE2,500mAh1,624mAh876mAh Remaining

1 Full Charge
iPhone 62,500mAh1,810mAh690mAh Remaining

1 Full Charge
iPhone 6 Plus2,500mAh2,915mAhYou need 415mAh more for a Full Recharge
iPhone 6s2,500mAh1,715mAh785mAh Remaining

1 Full Charge
iPhone 6s Plus2,500mAh2,750mAhYou need 250mAh more for a Full Recharge
Samsung Galaxy S62,500mAh2,550mAhYou need 50mAh more for a Full Recharge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge2,500mAh2,600mAhYou need 100mAh more for a Full Recharge
Samsung Galaxy S72,500mAh3,000mAhYou need 500mAh more for a Full Recharge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge2,500mAh3,600mAhYou need 1100mAh more for a Full Recharge
Apple iPad Mini 22,500mAh6,470mAhYou need 3970mAh more for a Full Recharge
Apple iPad Mini 42,500mAh5,124mAhYou need 2624mAh more for a Full Recharge

With all that said, the power capacity is still enough to charge smartphones like the regular Google pixel or an iPhone 7 to full power at least one time. Also, this type of power capacity with a Mini power bank is common with most of them, so this isn’t something to be disappointed about.

Output Charging:

The Force65 only has a single USB port and it has a charging speed of 5V/1.0A, and that is quite a slow charging speed even for smartphones. As smartphones are now having faster charging speeds within the 2 Amp range.

So unless you’re charging an iPhone 5 or below, or an older Android smartphone, then you’re not going to be receiving max charging capabilities. However, we think that 1 Amp is better than something like 800mA, which is even lower than 1 Amp charging speeds.

Input Charging:

The recharging speed of the power bank is faster than the Output at 5V/1.5A and if you’re using a 2 Amp USB wall charger, you’re able to recharge this Jackery power bank to full power in about 3 hours.

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Design

Size and Weight:

The size and weight of the Jackery Force65 are the best part of the power bank.

That’s because it has a length of 4 inches, a width of 0.9 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight of the power bank is 2.8 ounces. It can literally be taken anywhere by putting the charger into your pocket or holding it in your hand while you’re charging your smartphone.

Functional Components:

The Jackery Force65 power bank is very easy to use. On the short side of the power bank, there’s a USB port and also a Micro-USB Input port.

Then on top of the power bank, there are 4 Blue LED power capacity indicators and a power button. Charging automatically starts when you plug a device into the USB port, and one of the best design features is that the LED power capacity indicators don’t turn on. Instead, to check the power capacity you have to press the power button and the reason that this is a good thing is that it conserves battery power.

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Build

Structure and Material:

It’s a solidly built power bank that has an Aluminum shell and a uses about 3 pieces to make itself whole. Overall, the power bank is great when it comes to being compact and have a solid built quality. It’s not Rugged power bank but it’ll take light falls and bumps.

Tech:

On the tech side, there are no hang-ups. Meaning there was no overheating and we’ve been using the power bank for about a month and a half, yet the power bank still holds very strong.

Reliability

For what a Mini power bank offers, the Jackery Force65 power bank is at an optimal level because it has a power capacity that’s able to charge most smartphones to full power multiple times and a charging speed that isn’t exactly the fastest but gets the job done.

The main event though, is that the power bank has is very very small and can be taken anywhere.

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Summary:

Power:

Even after its conversion, the low power capacity of this power bank holds up well with being able to charge smartphones to full power or at least near full power most of the time.

Design:

The reason that you’re getting this power bank is that of its portability. It’s also easy to use because charging automatically starts, and the LED power capacity display stays off unless you press the button.

Build:

It has a solid built quality with an Aluminum shell and 3 pieces that make whole.

Reliability:

It’s as reliable as a Mini power bank can get and that means it’s meant for charging a smartphone most of the time and can be portable to the ends of the earth.

Conclusion:

The Jackery Force65 power bank is one of the best Mini power banks and that can mean a lot or as little as you want it to because the Mini segment of power banks is ever growing and has a strong footing in the portable charging space.

Purchase From:

Harvey Norman

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