Review: Samsung 5,200mAh Power Bank

Samsung 5,200mAh Power Bank

8.3

Power

6.8/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

8.0/10

Pros

  • Features Fast Charging
  • Great Slim Form Factor

Cons

  • Doesn't have Max Quick Charge

We all know that Samsung products are good.

From their smartphones to their tablets and a bunch of other devices. Samsung knows how to make quality electronics, and they’ve been able to prove it time and time again.

One of the most popular things that Samsung smartphones are known for is that they have large battery capacities and almost all of the newer models of their smartphones make use of Quick Charge.

Now with the release of the Galaxy S8 upon us, this Samsung 5,200mAh power bank is going to be one of the best options for portable power. Mostly because of its capacity, size, and the charging power that it brings.

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Power

Power Capacity:

The power capacity is pretty good, and it’s perfect for Samsung smartphones because it’ll at least provide a full single charge.

With that said, you have to take into account the conversion rate of the 5,200mAh initial power capacity, which is usually just doing: 3.7 x 5,200 / 5 and that that’s going to result in an Output power capacity of about 3,800mAh that you can use.

Samsung Power Bank for Smartphones

With that said, if you’re using the Quick Charge that’s available with the power bank, then you may end up with just a little less. However, for the most part, your Galaxy S6, S7, and S7 Edge smartphones are going to be able to charge their full power.

In addition to using the Samsung smartphones with this power bank, other smartphones that use Quick Charge are just as good.

DevicesSamsung 5,200mAh Power Bank
(Output Capacity = 3,800mAh)
Phone CapacitySamsung 5,200mAh Power Bank Left Over Capacity after One Charge

# of Full Charges for the Device
iPhone SE3,800mAh1,624mAh2,176mAh Left Over

2.3 Full Charges
iPhone 63,800mAh1,810mAh1,990mAh Left Over

2.0 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus3,800mAh2,915mAh885mAh Left Over

1.3 Full Charges
iPhone 6s3,800mAh1,715mAh2,085mAh Left Over

2.2 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus3,800mAh2,750mAh1,050mAh Left Over

1.3 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S63,800mAh2,550mAh1,250mAh Left Over

1.4 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge3,800mAh2,600mAh1,200mAh Left Over

1.4 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S73,800mAh3,000mAh800mAh Left Over

1.2 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge3,800mAh3,600mAh200mAh Left Over

1.0 Full Charges
Apple iPad Mini 23,800mAh6,470mAhYou need 2,670mAh More for a Full Recharge
Apple iPad Mini 43,800mAh5,124mAhYou need 1,324mAh More for a Full Recharge

Output Charging:

Even though this power bank does feature Quick Charge, it features the lower end of Quick Charge and that’s because the Quick Charge speeds are: 5V/2.0A | 8.5-9.5V/1.67A.

So Quick Charge compatible smartphones are constantly able to charge at fast charging rates, but there’s no 3 Amp charging.

If you’re using a Normal, Non-Compatible Quick Charge device with this power bank then the max possible charging speed is 5V/2.0A.

It’s a small power bank that does well with its charging speed and provides good speeds for Quick Charge compatible smartphones and those that aren’t.

Input Charging:

The power bank is recharged through a Micro-USB input port, and it has a max recharge rate of 5V/2.0A. So you should use a 2 Amp USB wall charger to recharge this Samsung power bank as fast as possible.

Design

Size and Weight:

The size is the same as a Galaxy S6 and S7. As a result, the power bank is quite slim and just like holding a smartphone; so you’ll be able to hold it and charge your smartphone while you’re using it.

It has a length of 5.7 inches, a width of 2.7 inches, and a thickness of 0.4 inches. The weight of the power bank is 5.3 ounces, and so it’s also very lightweight.

Functional Components:

All of the functional parts of the power bank are on a single side, and that’s where you’ll find: The USB Port, Micro-USB Input, 4 White LED power capacity indicators, and a power button.

Charging automatically starts when you plug a device into the USB port. However, the LED capacity lights stay off until you press the button to turn them on. The power bank shuts off automatically when there isn’t’ anything charging.

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Build

Structure and Material:

The entire power bank is made of Aluminum and it has a very solid build quality to it that’s able to take some light bumps and hits. With that said, be careful to not drop this power bank onto hard ground, because it can very well get damaged then.

Tech:

On the tech side, the Samsung power banks do a good job because it doesn’t have any heating issues whether it’s fast charging or regular charging. This is a great thing because smaller power banks tend to have more heating issues.

Reliability

For its cost, this Samsung power bank is going to be the most reliable for those that can make the most out of fast charging.

The sleek, and slim form factor is highly alluring, and even though the power bank is still able to Output 2 Amp charging to regular devices, the price point simply isn’t matching up to the capabilities of the power bank.

EasyAcc 10,000mAh Slim Portable Charger with Quick Charge

 

Summary:

Power:

Features Quick Charge and has a high enough power capacity to charge most smartphones to their full power at least once.

Design:

It’s the same size as a Galaxy S6 ad Galaxy S7. So you can easily hold the power bank or fit it into your pocket once you’re done using it.

Build:

It has a solid built quality, but the power bank should not be dropped onto hard flooring because it can get damaged from that.

Reliability:

This power bank was made mostly for those that can use the fast charging abilities that it has.

Specs of the Samsung 5,200mAh Power Bank:

  • Power Capacity: 5,200mAh
  • Output:

Quick Charge: 5V/2.0A | 8.5-9.5V/1.67A

Normal Charging: 5V/2.0A

  • Input:    5V/2.0A Via Micro-USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 4 LED Dotted Power Capacity Indicators
  • Size: 5.7 x 2.7 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 5.3 Ounces

Conclusion:

Samsung has a Slim power bank that can offer fast charging for compatible devices and also gives a fast enough charging speed or those that are not compatible.

The power capacity is the same thing that you’d expect any slim power bank to have, it’s just that this one has a certain style to it.

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