Mini power banks were once one of the most used types of portable chargers on the market. They’re used by many, however, high capacity portable chargers that have a 10,000mAh+ power capacity have now been on the rise for a long time and have basically overtaken mini power banks that have lower capacities. This is because modern smartphones and other devices have larger batteries that require more power to reach full power.
Mini power banks are now innovating in different ways, though. This Xcentz power bank is an example of that. It’s a 5,000mAh power bank that makes use of both Power Delivery and Quick Charge, something that is quite unheard of when it comes to mini chargers.
Since the power capacity of this Xcentz power bank is 5,000mAh you’re going to fair about a single full charge for most smartphones. Most might think that this power bank is able to charge a phone to full power, but because of the conversion of power and also because of the larger battery size for most smartphones these days; you’re most likely going to end up with one charge.
3.7 x 5,000 = 18,500 / 5 = 3,700
Along with the two fast charging technologies, you may get less than the calculated output capacity that we’ve shown above. As faster charging causes poorer conversion from the power bank to the device that you’re charging.
Overall, don’t expect to use this power bank to charge your smartphone numerous times, as it’s basically one full charge power bank and then it needs a recharge to be used again.
So the power capacity of this Xcentz power bank might not be the most impressive part of it. Instead, the charging power that comes from its two ports is.
That’s because the USB-C port on this charger actually uses Power Delivery with an 18W charging speed, so you can use this power bank to fast charge most USB-C Android smartphones.
Also, you can use the USB-C port to charge larger USB-C devices such as tablets, and also laptops, too. One more thing to add is that you can now fast charge an iPhone X, iPhone 8, and an iPhone XS with a USB-C to Lightning cable and use a USB-C port to fast charge it, too.
The other port is a USB-A port that uses Quick Charge, and again, you can use it to fast charge most Android smartphones.
To recharge the power bank the USB-C Power Delivery port has to be used, You can actually recharge the power bank at an 18W Power Delivery charging speed, too, that is if you’re using a Power Delivery wall charger to recharge it with.
Size and Weight:
With its charging abilities and power capacity in mind, this power bank is super small. It has a length of 3 inches, a width of 1.4 inches, and a thickness of 1.1 inches. The weight of the charger is 3.6 Ounces.
So you will have zero problems taking it anywhere you want.
Whether you’re using the USB-A port or Quick Charge port to charge from, charging automatically starts once you connect the cable to the device that you’re charging.
At the front, there’s a power button and four blue LED indicators. Pressing the button does start charging if it has stopped and it also turns on the power indicators to show how much power is left.
Structure and Material:
The build quality of this charger is great. It feels like you’ve got a mini brick in the palm of you’re hand, it has a rubber casing and we feel that dropping this power bank onto hard-flooring wouldn’t do as much damage as other regular plastic power banks.
If you’re charging your devices with either of the ports, the power bank does not heat up. However, when recharging the power bank that’s when it does heat up.
The reliability of this power bank is practically outstanding when it comes to its charging abilities as it makes use of two fast charging technologies. On top of that its form factor is that of a 2,000mAh power bank.
Of course, you won’t be relying on this portable charger for multiple full charges for your smartphone, but it will be helpful for charging it at least one time to full power.
Another pretty big reliability factor is that this charger comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable, not many other 5,000mAh power banks on the market do that.
The charger actually makes use of Quick Charge and Power Delivery, it can be recharged at Power Delivery speeds, too.
The form factor of this power bank is small enough to be placed into a pocket, and you don’t have to press the power button to begin charging, as it starts automatically.
The charger has a rubber covered casing that does make it tougher.
For a 5,000mAh power bank, this one is quite more reliable than others on the market. Since it makes use of two fast charging technologies, and it even comes with a USB-C to USB-A cable.
Specs of the Xcentz 5,000mAh Power Bank with PD and Quick Charge:
Initial Capacity: 5,000mAh
Output Capacity: 3,700mAh
USB-C Power Delivery Port: 18W
USB-A Port: 18W
USB-C Port: 18W
- LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
- Size: 3 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches
- Weight: 3.6 Ounces
For a brand that isn’t exactly too well-known. This power bank has quite a lot to offer for such a low price and small form factor.
Xcentz 5000mAh Portable Charger Smallest and Lightest with High Speed Charging 18W Power Delivery & Quick Charge 3.0 USB C Power Bank 5000 PD Fast Charge for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy and More
$21.99 in stock
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