Review: UGreen 10,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank

UGreen 10,000mAh USB-C Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank

9.5

Power

8.5/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

10.0/10

Pros

  • Features Power Delivery and Quick Charge
  • Uses a Digital Power Capacity Display
  • Has a very small form factor that can fit into a pocket

Cons

  • You can only fast charge a single device at a time

Portable chargers have gotten a lot better over recent years, the main reason for that is because of the fast charging tech that they use. In the past, most power banks would just use standard USB-A ports that would have a 1 Amp or 2 Amp charging speed.

That’s not the case anymore as there are now quite a lot of power banks on the market that are now making use of Power Delivery and Quick Charge. Two of the most used fast charging technologies. Of course, the great benefit of the using these two charging technologies is that you’re able to fast charge your portable devices while you’re on the move.

In this review, we’re going to be taking a look at the UGreen 10,000mAh power bank with Quick Charge and Power Delivery. This charger does indeed make use of two of those fast charging technologies, and the awesome thing is that it has quite a lot of power capacity, and a small form factor, too.

Power

Power Capacity:

So just like all power banks, the power capacity that is shown on the product page or what the brand mentions how much power the portable charger has is not the real amount of power that you’re able to use. That’s because during charging some power is lost due to the transfer of power from the power bank to the device that you’re charging.

Something great about this UGreen power bank is that they tell you how much power you’ll be receiving since it says it on the power bank. On the info panel, it says that the rated power capacity of this charger is 6,000mAh. This is correct, because if you do a simple calculation for conversion:

10,000 x 3.7 = 37,000/ 5 = 7,400

The above capacity that we got would be the standard capacity, meaning the capacity that you’d get if you weren’t using either Quick Charge or Power Delivery. Along with the use of Power Delivery or Quick Charge, the conversion of power is worse as there’s more heat generated.

With all that said, with a 6,000mAh power capacity you’re able to charge most Android smartphones to full power at least once or twice. For some phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Note 10+ or the Galaxy S10+ that have a 4,000mAh battery, you’re going to fair one full charge and then have a little extra power left over.

When it comes to charging iPhones with this power bank, that’s where you’ll get closer to multiple full charges, with even the highest-end iPhone XS Max using a 3,174mAh battery.

Also, since this UGreen power bank does have a Power Delivery port, you can charge only a few tablets and laptops with it. If you do so, you can likely get one full charge if you use the entirety of the power capacity that this power bank has.

Output Charging:

The charging power is the main reason to get this charger. There are only two ports to use, one being the USB-A Quick Charge port and the other is the USB-C Power Delivery port.

So the USB-C Power Delivery port on this power bank is the base of what PD charging can offer. That’s because the charger has an 18W charging speed. With this much power, you’re able to fast charge Android smartphones that use a USB-C port. Also, you can fast-charge an iPhone.

Charging an iPhone XS Max using UGreen’s Lightning to USB-C charging cable

Ever since the release of the iPhone X, and iPhone 8, you’re able to fast charge these newer iPhone models. This also includes the iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and also the iPhone XR. For you to fast charge your iPhone from a USB-C Power Delivery port, you’ll need a Lightning to USB-C charging cable.

In the image above we’re using the Ugreen Lightning to USB-C cable, and you’re able to fast charge your iPhone that way.

So what about charging larger Power Delivery compatible devices, such as tablets or laptops with this power bank? Well, it can be done, but it’s highly limited, and that’s because there’s not much power for those devices. You’re able to charge the new iPad that released in 2018 with a USB-C port, and you can also charge a USB-C MacBook.

However, charging a MacBook is where we’d draw the line as most USB-C Power Delivery compatible laptops require that you use more power than 18W.

Then there’s the Quick Charge port, which can fast charge Quick Charge compatible Android smartphones.

Google Pixel is Fast charging using the Power Delivery port, while the S8 is standard charging while being connected to the Quick Charge port.

So, can you fast charge two smartphones at once with the two ports? The answer is no, you cannot. This UGreen power bank prioritizes the USB-C Power Delivery port for faster charging if you’ve got two devices charging at the same time.

Input Charging:

To recharge the power bank you have to use the USB-C port, and you can recharge the power bank faster if you use a Power Delivery wall charger to recharge it.

Design

Size and Weight:

One of the other highlights of this power bank is the form factor. The charger has mid-range power capacity, two fast charging technologies and you’re still able to fit it into your pocket.

The charger has a length of 3.7 inches, 2.6 inches and a thickness of 1 inch. The weight of the power bank is 6.7 ounces. So it’s not only small, it’s lightweight.

Functional Components:

There isn’t much when it comes to using the power bank. The two ports are on the same side, and the charging automatically starts when you plug a device in. There is a power button off to the side that UGreen did a great job implementing as it’s unnoticeable.

The power button is useful for checking how much power is left, by lighting up the LED power capacity display that is in between the two ports.

Build

Structure and Material:

The entire power bank is made of plastic, but that doesn’t take away from how well it’s built. The ports hold well to the cables that you place into them, the power capacity display had no problems and the power button feels well placed.

Tech:

With its use of two powerful charging technologies, this UGreen power bank surprisingly does not overheat.

Reliability

This UGreen power bank provides valuable portable charging experience. The use of Quick Charge and Power Delivery enables either Android smartphones users or iPhones users to fast charge their phone. Along with that, the power capacity is enough to fast charge most phones to full power at least once or twice. To top it all off, the form factor of the power bank can fit in your pocket.

Just remember, the Power Delivery charging is not meant for charging USB-C PD laptops, as 18W is usually not enough for larger devices like those.

Summary:

Power:

You’re able to fast charge most smartphones on the market with either of the two ports on this UGreen portable charger.

Design:

With all of its charging power, this power bank is still able to fit into a pocket and forget about it.

Build:

The build quality of this power bank is solid and we could not find any corners that were being cut. A truly well-built portable charger.

Reliability:

The reliability of this power bank is great for fast charging smartphones on the move. It’s not meant for charging laptops even if it has Power Delivery as it’s a lower grade of charging power that’s being used.

Specs of the UGreen 10,000mAh Power Delivery Quick Charge Power Bank:

  • Output:

USB-C Power Delivery Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

Quick Charge Port: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A

  • Input: 5V/3A | 9V/2A | 12V/1.5A
  • LED Power Indicator: Digital Power Capacity Indicator
  • Size: 3.7 x 2.6 x 1 inches
  • Weight: 6.3 Ounces

Conclusion:

This UGreen portable charger with Quick Charge and Power Delivery is a jack of all trades at a lower level and it’s a great power bank to have whether you have a Samsung Galaxy phone or an iPhone.

UGREEN Portable Charger 10000mAh PD 18W USB C Power Bank Power Delivery 3.0 Battery Pack QC 3.0 Fast Charge with LED for iPhone XR XS X 8, iPad, Nintendo Switch, Samsung, LG, More Phones and Tablets

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Features

  • Power Delivery Fast Charging: The USB C power bank comes with USB C Power Delivery input and output, which can output 5V/3A,9V/2A,12V/1.5A,fast charge your PD devices, fast charge your iPhone Xs from 0% to 50% in 30 minutes.
  • Quick Charge 3.0 Fast Charging: Both of the USB C and USC A output of the charger can be compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0, fast charge your Quick Charge devices. Charging your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus fully in about 1.6 hours.Note: When the 2 ports are charging devices simultaneously, fast charge will be enabled automatically with a total Max.18W output
  • Ultra High Capacity: The battery pack comes with 10000mAh capacity, which can fully charge your iPhone xs 2.7 times, iPhone 8 4 times, Huawei P30 2 times or Samsung Galaxy S10 2.3 times. There is no need to worry juice your phones in travel and hiking.
  • Universal Compatibility:The powerbank can be compatible with iPhone Xs Max Xs Xr X 8 8 Plus, iPad Pro 2018, Nintendo Switch, Samsung Galaxy Note 10 S10 S10 Plus Note 9 S9 S9 Plus S8 S8 Plus A50 A20 A10, Google Pixel 3 3 XL 3A 3A XL 2 2 XL, Surface Go, LG G8 G7 G6 V30 V40, Moto G6 G7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Huawei Mate SE, Honor 8X 8, BLU Advance A4 and More
  • Compact Size with Smart LED Indicator: The battery bank is compact and portable, which can be put into your bag, ideal for travel. The LED indicator. The smart LED displays the remaining power precisely

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