Review: Tylt 3,200 Mini Power Bank

Tylt 3,200 Mini Power Bank

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Power

9.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

8.5/10

Reliability

8.5/10

Pros

  • Enough power to charge most smartphones at least once
  • Has a very small size that can fit into your pocket easily
  • Has a flashlight
  • Great build and keeps working even with repeated uses

Cons

  • Only has 1 charging port
  • Not meant to charge very high capacity devices

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Mini power banks are the most used type of power bank chargers.

That’s because many people want power banks that are very easy to carry just like their smartphones.

This is why charging electronic companies always make sure they create a power bank that accommodates the crowd that enjoys having a super portable charger. Small chargers are even starting to hold rather fast charging speeds and lots of capacity.

The Tylt Mini power bank is a portable charger that goes into the Mini power bank category and into the category of features that people will love for a Mini power bank to have.

Let’s take a look at what makes this incredibly portable charger so great and how it takes advantage of its insanely portable size.

Power

Mini power banks these days now have a certain standard to meet and if that standard isn’t met, then disappointment will ensure the user.

The Tylt Mini power bank fulfills all the standards and we found that it’s a power bank that goes a little over the limits.

Power Capacity:

With a capacity of 3,200mAh, the Tylt portable charger will be able to charge smartphones with a battery capacity of 1,810mAh (The capacity of an iPhone 6 about 1.5 times.

If you’re charging smartphones like the Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge, then expect a nearly full charge because both of those smartphones feature very large battery capacities.

The S7 has a capacity of 3,000mAh and the S7 Edge has a capacity of 3,600mAh.

We also mention that you won’t be getting a full charge for the S7, although it has 3,000mAh battery capacity with the Tylt Mini power bank has 3,200mAh, because you can expect some energy loss during conversion while you’re charging your devices.

 Tylt 3,200mAh
Real Capacity = 3,000mAh
Phone CapacityLeft Over Capacity for Tylt 3,200mAh Charger

# of Full Charges
iPhone SE3,000mAh1,624mAh1,376mAh

1.3 Full Charges
iPhone 63,000mAh1,810mAh1,190mAh

1.5 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus3,000mAh2,915mAh85mAh

1 Full Charge
iPhone 6s3,000mAh1,715mAh1,285mAh

1.1 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus3,000mAh2,750mAh250mAh

1 Full Charge
Samsung Galaxy S63,000mAh2,550mAh450mAh

1 Full Charge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge3,000mAh2,600mAh400mAh

1 Full Charge
Samsung Galaxy S73,000mAh3,000mAh0mAh

1 Full Charge
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge3,000mAh3,600mAh0mAh

600mAh more Power would be needed

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Output Charging:

So the capacity of the power bank is on par with the standards by being at the 3,000mAh mark. The charging output also delivers with an Output charging speed of 5V/2.1A.

That’s 2.1 Amps of charging speed with a Mini power bank! We found that charging our smartphones with this power bank is very similar to a charging experience of a wall charger. Devices will charge fast since the Output of Amps is quite close to max charging at 2.4A.

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Input Charging:

Take a look at the Aukey 2-Port Wall Charger to recharge this Tylt Power Bank at max power.

The Input charging speed is a little disappointing, though, coming in at 5V/1.0A.

Charging your devices is going to be fast, however recharging the power bank to use it again can take some time and we found that a little bothersome.

We’d have to wait 2.5 hours for a full charge for the Mini power bank to charge to its fullest.

Using a Mini Power bank when it’s not at its fullest power is simply not a good experience because it’s going to die very soon. Although a 1.0A recharging speed for the power bank is alright, an Amperage output that matched the Output would have been stellar.

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Design

The first thing that you’re going to notice about the Tylt power bank is that it’s really mini, just as we’ve stated before.

The power bank can easily fit into your pocket, a small pouch and many of them can fit into any large bag. We’re actually sure that the Tylt Mini power bank is most likely one of the smallest high capacity power banks out there that is able to do a great job at being small.

Has a Versatile Shape

The shape of the power bank isn’t just cylindrical, it’s also a got a squarish bend to it that feels great in the hands which provides a good grip.

The square shape also means that the power bank won’t roll when you put it on a completely flat surface.

It’s a small shape difference that sets it apart from the other Mini power banks that are purely cylindrical that can roll and fall to the floor. Measuring in at about 5 inches, the Mini power bank will have no problem fitting into your hand.

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Functional Components:

The Output and Input ports on the power bank are on one side with their power capabilities clearly labeled and their locations are easy to find and use.

One other feature that is located where the Output and the Input are, is a LED flashlight that is quite bright. On the top body of the power bank is where you’ll find two more features of the power bank where the 3 power indicators are and the power button are.

The indicators provide a measure of about 1,000mAh each (remember energy is lost during conversion) so it should give you a good idea how much juice you’re going to get from your current capacity.

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The power button is a metal plating that is really shiny and very responsive to the touch. To turn on the power bank simply tap the power button.

To turn off the power bank, hold the button down. You can also check the capacity of the power bank when a device is not plugged in by just tapping the power bank. To turn on the flashlight, just double the tap the power button.

Build

The build of the power bank is common from what you should expect from a Mini power bank. Mini power banks are supposed to be built structurally strong because of their small and compact.

The same goes for the Tylt Mini power bank. Its got an Aluminum casing that is very hard.

We conducted a drop test to the ground, 6 feet over a carpeted floor and nothing happened; All of the features of the power bank were working like usual. We even dropped it on a wooden floor but even that yielded no physical damage.

We say physical damage because there’s no way of telling if the power bank somehow got damaged electronically but it was working like normal even after the test.

Note: We did one test for the carpet flooring and one test for the wooden floor. This does not mean the power bank is indestructible.

Don’t be afraid to take this power bank while you’re on a run, biking and of course for everyday use. It will be able to take those unexpected events of carelessness. Expect water, it’s not waterproof!

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Although it may be able to take drop tests like a boss, pre-drop testing we noticed the USB charging output port’s receptacle began to bend after a few weeks of use.

We didn’t have any trouble using the power bank even with it bent and we didn’t notice any changes in charging performance but we hope that it doesn’t end up falling out or begin showing symptoms of damage.

Reliability

When you combine the Mini size of the power bank along with all of the other attributes of the Tylt power bank, it morphs into a power bank that you can truly rely on as a daily powering device.

Although it will work as a daily power bank as long as you keep it charged overnight and ready to go for the next day because a Mini power bank like this and many others can do their best by being at full charge.

Expect your smartphone to be charged to full capacity or near full capacity once this power bank is done doing its charging job.

You won’t be charging iPads with it very much, however when it comes to smartphones the power bank is at its strongest. Also reliable enough that it’s truly an on the go portable charger that you can take with you anywhere for fast charging.


Summary:

Power:

The power of the Tylt Mini power bank is awesome with 2.1A charging speed. This charging speed is usually the standard on a wall charger and higher capacity power banks.

The capacity is 3,200mAh and although the power bank is labeled as such, it suffers from quite a bit conversion energy loss and as a result, the power bank has a capacity of 3,000mAh.

Design:

The design of the power bank is perfection is terms of what a Mini power bank should bring to the small power bank categories.

Its shape is cylindrical with a squarish shape that makes it possible to put on a flat surface without it rolling around and makes it extremely easy to hold.

The Output and Input ports are in one place for easy access and along with them is a LED light. LED light capacity indicators are clear to see. The Power button is very helpful and is used for all the functions of the power bank.

Build:

The build quality of the power bank is mostly top notch and it’s to be expected with power bank of its size.

All the components are packed together to provide a Mini power bank that can take falls (Only occasional ones!) and is prepared for daily use.

Just one concern was the receptacle for the USB Output port; Which began to bend a bit after we used it for a while, but the power bank performed the same regardless.

Reliability:

The reliability of pthe ower bank is perfect for everyday use. It has fast charging, a good capacity and is sturdy enough to take some falls.

It’s a Mini power bank that has taken portability to its limits with the capability of fitting into your pocket along with your smartphone.

The design is very user-friendly. Although the energy conversion could use some improvement and if you really want full reliability with this power bank, then you must have it fully charged for getting its full potential.

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Specs of the Tylt 3,200mAh Mini Power Bank:

  • Capacity: 3,200mAh
  • Output: 5V/2.1A
  • Input: 5V/1.0A
  • LED Power Indicators: 3-LED status system
  • Size: 5 inches long
  • Weight: 5 ounces
  • 18-month warranty

Conclusion:

Mini power banks are nearly the most used kind of power banks. They’re easy to carry and still pack a punch when it comes to power.

The capacity of the Tylt Mini power bank may not live up to its advertised capacity, but a charging speed of 2.1A more than makes up for it.

The Mini power bank stays true to its mini title by coming in at 5 inches, the portable charger is easy to carry in the hands, pocket or for any other portable needs.

Its got a bright LED flashlight that can serve you well in dark places; With the power button being highly reliable for all the functions of the power bank.

Build is near perfect except for USB charging output receptacle that simply won’t stay straight but the power bank functions perfectly. It’s Mini power bank that does all the things a normal Mini power bank should but with a little more effort.

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