Anybody who owns a smartphone knows that battery life is a problem with most smartphones especially due to the fact that all our activities, social life and work is managed through our phones. So if your phone runs out of battery and you don’t have any power back, you know you are in big trouble. But no worries, thanks to modern day technology, battery banks have got your back. We think a portable charger or power bank is a very wise investment especially for those who move around a lot and frequently find themselves in situations where the phones battery runs out.
But confusingly enough for buyers, not all power banks are created equal. But the important question is which battery bank do you go for? With the overwhelming number of options out there, one can never know which option to go for. Do you go for a cheaper one and maybe compromise on quality? Or you splurge and go for a high end one? But is the expensive one even worth all that money? To answer all your questions and give you the low down on which products are worth buying, we at Apple Quince tested out the Baseus 20000mAh power bank.
The Baseus 20000mAh power bank is a new, popular and one of the higher range power banks on the market. The key feature is in the name; a 20000mAh battery and loads of other specs, this power bank promises to charge you smart device anywhere.
Design and Appearance:
The device comes in a white cardboard box with a black plastic handle on top. The box has some of the features of the power bank written on the outside as well.
When you open the box, you will receive a 20000mAh power bank, a USB cable which connects to the power bank so that you can charge it, and lastly you will receive a user manual with instructions on how to use it.
The Baseus 20000mAh power bank has a very classy but at the same time very minimalistic design. The outer case is made up of sturdy, high quality and best of all environmentally friendly ABS and PC material. The ABS and PC outer chassis is heat resistant as well as fire proof. The hard outer shell protects the power bank from any external damage keeping the components on the inside safe and secure in case of any accidental falls or drastic temperature changes. Although this safety and protection feature is great, but all this protection and hard outer cover made the device bulky and heavy. On one corner is a stylish sling which acts as a holder. So rather than clasping it in your hand, you can hand it anywhere. In a nutshell, the design is such that it ensures the longevity of the power bank and looks stylish and attractive at the same time. It comes in three colors; white, black and red.
The device is 6.89 inches in length, 2.76 inches in width and 0.8 inches in height. It weighs a mere 0.45 kilograms. All in all it is a small and compact power bank which can easily fit in any backpack and purse and is perfectly mobile. Due to its portability, it is perfect for those who travel a lot.
Another design feature worth mentioning is the 2in1 cable that comes with the power bank. On one end of it is a micro USB head while the other end has an 8 pin head. The reason we are mentioning this is because we rarely see a power bank that comes with its own 2in1 cable. The purpose of this cable is to easily charge your power bank and connect any device to it without going through the hassle of buying a new cable.
Since it is a power bank, it 3 output ports and double input. There is one micro USB port, 2 PD USB type C ports (one for input and one for output) and 2 USB 3.0 ports. The micro USB and type c ports allow you to charge your power bank via a power source. The USB 3.0 ports and one of the type C ports are for quickly charging your smart devices. Each port is strategically placed within the shell. In addition, each port is labeled allowing you to intuitively select the port you wish to use. The multi-port design also makes it easy to charge several devices simultaneously.
Charging multiple devices.The Baseus 20000mAh power bank has the ability and power to recharge multiple devices at the same time. To really test out its capabilities, we tried recharging our smartphone and a portable rechargeable fan at the same time. And just as we had expected, the power bank was able to fully charge both devices in no time and it still had some juice left in it at the end.
To protect your device against any electrical damage, the device has a built-in frequency division technology which enables it to adjust its power output depending on each devices unique current requirements. This feature in not only there to protect the device against any damages, it is also there to keep the power bank safe and sound. The Baseus 20000mAh power bank has 9 levels of protection which protect both the device you are charging as well as the power bank. It protects against things such as harmful electromagnetic fields, overcharging, overheating, short circuiting and over-discharging.
The Baseus 20000mAh power bank is compatible with both android and iOS devices. It can charge all smart devices from smart phones to all tablets and iPads. The existence of three ports gives you the option to charge up three devices simultaneously. As mentioned earlier, you can use the provided 2 in 1 cable to charge your devices. If you want to charge a device that requires the 8 pin cable, simply plug in the micro USB head to the power bank and then plug in the 8 pin head of the cable to your device. One advantage of using the 2 in 1 cable to charge your devices is that charging takes a shorter period. Your device can be up to 50% full within 30 minutes. If however your device isn’t compatible with any of the output ports, you use the standard USB charging cable that came with it.
For our test of the power bank we found that the power bank itself chargers quickly and rechargers other devices really quickly as well.
The power bank has a 20000mAh lithium polymer battery. The power bank has the capacity to recharge your smart devices several times before it discharges and you need to recharge it again. Lithium polymer batteries are usually quite durable and can withstand any accident and extreme condition without getting damaged. With a charge rate of 95%, this device is built to ensure that the maximum amount of charge is transferred to your smart device. The power bank has in LED indictor. You can press the power button to check how much power it has left.
· It is compact.
· It is portable and easy to carry around.
· The body is strong and resistant to damage.
· It has a 20000mAh lithium polymer battery.
· Thanks to multiple ports, you charge 3 devices simultaneously.
· The package includes a 2in1 charging cable.
· The power bank is not water proof.
· It is quite heavy.
· It is not scratch resistance.
The Baseus 20000mAh power bank is one of the best high capacity power banks out there. It boasts a 20000mAh battery which can surely charge you smart devices anytime and anywhere. Its great for people who travel because of its compact design. Its compatibility with most devices makes it an ideal choice. Thanks to its multiple input and output ports, this power bank enables you to recharge multiple devices as the same time at a faster rate than most power banks on the market. The pros definitely outweigh the cons and we think that it is a must buy.