Review: Lumina 5,200mAh Power Bank

Lumina 5,200mAh Power Bank

8.4

Power

7.5/10

Design

9.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Reliability

8.0/10

Pros

  • Can charge nearly any smartphone to full power
  • Has a 2 Amp Charging Speed
  • Compact and Lightweight

Cons

  • Slow Recharging

 

Since power banks that have low power capacities are the most used out of all the different types of power banks on the market, they’re also the type that is innovated on the most.

These types of chargers capture the essence of what a portable charger is because they’re really small and lightweight, which means that they can practically be taken anywhere. However, it’s important to note what qualities a Mini power bank has because as small as one is, it all comes back to power capabilities.

This is the Lumina 5,200mAh power bank that has lots of similar properties to other Mini power banks but there are differences within its detailed spots that you should know about.

Also, Charger Harbor has done a review for another review on Lumina’s 15,000mAh power bank that you could probably find interesting as well with its higher power capacity, powerful charging and it has LCD power capacity display.

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Power

Power Capacity:

The power capacity of this Lumina power bank starts at 5,200mAh and since it has just a single USB port with a charging speed of 5V/2.0A, the power capacity is going to go through an average conversion rate during charging.

3.7 x 5,200mAh = 19,240 / 5 = 3,848

 Lumina 5,200mAh Power Bank
(Output Power Capacity = 3,848mAh)
Phone CapacityLumina 5,200mAh Power Bank Left Over Capacity after One Charge

Number of Full Charges
iPhone SE3,848mAh1,624mAh2,224mAh Left Over

2.3 Full Charges
iPhone 63,848mAh1,810mAh2,038mAh Left Over

2.1 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus3,848mAh2,915mAh
933mAh Left Over

1.3 Full Charges
iPhone 6s3,848mAh1,715mAh2,133mAh Left Over

2.2 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus3,848mAh2,750mAh1,098mAh Left Over

1.3 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S63,848mAh2,550mAh1,298mAh Left Over

1.5 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge3,848mAh2,600mAh1,248mAh Left Over

1.4 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S73,848mAh3,000mAh848mAh Left Over

1.2 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge3,848mAh3,600mAh248mAh Left Over

1.0 Full Charges
Apple iPad Mini 23,848mAh6,470mAhYou need 2,622mAh More for a Full Recharge
Apple iPad Mini 43,848mAh5,124mAhYou need 1,276mAh More for a Full Recharge

So the amount of power capacity that you’re actually able to use will be 3,848mAh of power capacity.

It’s with this power capacity that you should mainly use to charge smartphones because even though this Mini power bank has a higher end capacity when it comes to Mini portable chargers, there’s not nearly enough power to charge tablets anywhere close to their full capacity.

However, charging smartphones with this Lumina Mini power bank is the best course of action because you’re able to charge nearly any smartphone to its full power.

For example, a very capable smartphone such as the Galaxy S8 with its 3,000mAh capacity or Google Pixel XL with its 3,450mAh capacity is able to charge their full power at least once.

So if you’re charging smartphones that have lower capacities such as an iPhone SE or an iPhone 7 then they can charge to full power once and the power bank can still have some power left over to use.

Output Charging:

This power bank uses a single USB port that has a charging speed of 5V/2.0A and it’s a good charging speed that most Mini power banks within the 5,000mAh range have.

Quite a lot of smartphones have a max charging speed of 2 Amps but it’s important to know that this power bank does not feature Quick Charge so those that do own Quick Charge compatible devices will have to look elsewhere to charge their smartphones at max charging speeds.

Input Charging:

The recharging of the power bank could be faster since this power bank it’s on the higher end of Mini portable chargers since it has a 5,000mAh power capacity.

The reason that I say that is because it has a 5V/1.0A recharging speed and it’s going to take about 3-4 hours to fully recharge. Most of these power banks have a recharge speed of 5V/2.0A.

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Design

Size and Weight:

It’s a very compact power bank that is also lightweight.

It has a length of 4.7 inches, a width of 3.1 inches and a thickness of 1.3 inches. The weight of the charger is 5.6 ounces. So you’re able to fit the power bank into your pocket or you can just hold it in your hand and charge your smartphone while you’re walking around.

Functional Components:

This is a very minimally designed power bank. On the short side, it has a USB port and a Micro-USB Input port and on the long side, it has a power button. At the top is where there are 4 White LED power capacity indicators.

Build

Structure and Material:

The entire power bank is solidly built and it’s made of plastic. There’s a centerpiece and the two side panels that make the power bank whole. Perfect for everyday use.

Tech:

On the tech side, the power bank has the good tech to keep you and your devices safe during charging. There’s no heating as there’s just a single USB port and the Output port has a charging speed of 5V/2.0A only.

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Reliability

It’s as reliable as Mini power banks can get. The only unreliable part of this power bank is its recharging speed because it’s only 5V/1.0A and power banks on this level benefit a lot when they have faster recharge speeds that are 5V/2.0A.

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Summary:

Power:

The power capacity is mostly meant for smartphones only and Output charging is quite good but does not feature Quick Charge. Recharging is quite slow.

Design:

It’s designed very well with a compact size and a lightweight.

Build:

The build quality of this power bank is really good even though it’s made of plastic. It uses only three main parts to make itself whole.

Reliability:

The reliability of this power bank is as good as it gets when it comes to Mini power bank. With an increase in Output charging speed, and power capacity. The main unreliable aspect is its slow recharging.

Specs of the Lumina 5,200mAh Power Bank:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 5,200mAh            Output Capacity: 3,848mAh
  • Output:   5V/2.0A
  • Input:     5V/1.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 White LED Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 4.7 x 3.1 x 1.3 inches
  • Weight: 5.6 Ounces

Conclusion:

This Lumina 5,200mAh power bank is a great portable charger that you can take on-the-go.

It has a power capacity that is able to charge nearly any smartphone on the market to full power and it has a faster than average charging speeds than most Mini power banks. Recharging could be better because it’s only 5V/1.0A.

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