The best power banks keep your smartphones running when it’s important. You might be on a work trip, or a night out with friends, and need a way to conveniently charge your device.
Power banks come in different sizes with various capacities to suit different needs. You might need to hit the 20,000 mAh ballpark for tablets and laptops, but the 5000-10,000 mAh range works well for strictly smartphone users.
We’ve compiled a list of the 5 best power banks in Pakistan to help you find one that meets your specific needs. Our choices suit different budgets and use cases; we’ve strived to include a model for every need.
In a hurry? Here are the best power banks in Pakistan for:
Best overall: Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3
Xiaomi’s Mi Power Bank 3 model comes with a robust build, generous 20,000 mAh capacity, and fast charging support. The model also boasts above-average insertion cycles. Read Full Review
Best high-capacity: Romoss Sense 8P+
With a monstrous 30,000 mAh capacity, three input and three output ports (lightning, micro-USB, type-C), and 18W fast charging, the Romoss Sense 8P+ is the best high capacity powerbank in Pakistan. Read Full Review
Our budget pick: Romoss Sense 4
The Romoss Sense 4 is a budget-friendly, reliable power bank. It’s built to last and offers a mid-range capacity (10,000 mAh). However, the model’s bulky design means it isn’t pocket-friendly. Read Full Review
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1. Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3
Dimensions: 153.5 x 73.5 x 27.5 mm
Weight: 400 g
Ports: Dual USB-A, USB-C
Xiaomi’s Mi Power Bank 3 is a high-powered, durable device boasting 20,000 mAh and both anti-shock and anti-short-circuiting functionality. The large capacity means the power bank doubles as a backup battery for laptops, and it can charge smaller devices multiple times.
The brand advertises the model’s 5000 Micro USB and 1500 USB insertion cycles’ support, but many additional factors determine how durable a power bank is. So, we don’t consider these features to be an absolute verdict on the power bank’s durability. However, the device does have a sturdy build and robust design.
The Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 3 takes around four hours to charge fully, and it comes with fast-charging support for your devices. However, you can’t use USB-C PD and quick charge simultaneously, and the power bank is limited to 40W for larger laptops. So, while the model is a well-rounded choice, it comes with these limitations.
2. Romoss Sense 8P+
Voltage: DC 5V / 2.0A
Capacity: 30,000 mAh
Size:6.6 x 3.1 x 1.3 inches
Ports: 3-Input & 3-Output: Micro-USB, lightning, and Type-C.
Romoss is one of the most reliable powerbank vendors in Pakistan, and we were pleased to see that the Sense 8P+ is available. The model comes with three input and output ports, supporting lightning, type-c, and micro-USB cable tables. And thanks to its impressive 30,000 mAh capacity, you can charge multiple devices simultaneously.
In general, the Romoss is suited for most needs, our only real complaints are regarding the charging time – it can take as much as 10 hours to reach full charge with a 18W charger. Then again, 30,000 mAh lasts a good while too (at least, if you’re charging smartphones), offsetting the long charging time.
The bulky build means it won’t fit in your pocket easily, but that’s not a dealbreaker. Given the powerbank’s large capacity, we consider the Sense 8P+ best suited for travelling and long trips in general. The model is retails at around 9,000 PKR, which is reasonable for what you get.
3. Romoss Sense 4
Output: USB1: DC5V 2.1A MAX,
USB2: DC5V 1A MAX
In the Box: Micro USB Cable, User Manual
The Sense 4 is an older Romoss model, but its durable, reliable, and comes with a modest 10,000 mAh. Considering it retails at around 1200-1500 PKR, the model offers exceptional value for money. The model has two USB ports – for fast and normal charging respectively – and its got enough capacity to charge 2 smartphones simultaneously.
The model’s LED battery level indicator displays how much charge the power bank has, and it takes around 5-6 hours to charge fully. It’s not prone to idle drainage either – we’ve used Romoss models extensively, and they’re quite reliable in this regard.
The only real drawback of this model is its design. Since it’s an older model, it’s bulkier than some of the newer, lighter variants. And its 10,000 mAh capacity is great for keeping your smartphone going throughout the day – or during roadtrips – but its not ideal for more extensive needs.
4. Samsung EB-P1100BSNGIN
Weight: 220 g
Dimensions: 14 x 71 x 142 mm
Ports: Fast and regular charging
Samsung’s EB-P1100BSNGIN model comes with a modest 10000 mAh capacity, quick charge functionality, and a compact, lightweight build. The power bank comes with Output Current Protection (OCP) that uses output current monitoring to safeguard your devices, by shutting down if the current exceeds your devices’ maximum.
Samsung internally tested its power bank and vetted its usage against different Samsung devices. They found that the bank delivers x1.6 full charges for the Galaxy Note 9, and x2.1 charges for the Galaxy S9. The model also comes with Overvoltage Protection (OVP), so you can safely charge the power bank using the fast-charging option. It takes around 220 minutes to recharge fully, according to Samsung’s tests.
We liked this power bank because of its OCP and OVP features, which are important for protecting your devices. The model’s elegant design also increases its appeal, and the price tag is reasonable – it retails for around 3,000 rupees (it can be more or less, depending on the seller).
How to pick the best power bank in Pakistan for you.
When you’re buying a power bank, it’s important to consider the capacity, portability, and port options. Naturally, you’ll also need to consider your budget.
Your power bank’s mAh capacity corresponds to how much charge you’ll get out of it. You’ll see power banks on our list with capacities ranging from 5000-20,000 mAh. If you just need a portable charger to save your smartphone from hitting 0 charge, a 5000mAh power bank is sufficient. But if you need multiple chargers, or want to charge larger devices (like tablets or laptops), then you’ll want to look above the 10,000 mAh range.
Some power banks are heavier and bulkier than others, making them less pocket-friendly. For example, the Romoss Solo 5 that we listed is not a device you’d want to keep in your pocket, but it’s small enough to fit comfortably in a bag. If you need a pocket-friendly power bank, consider lighter, more compact models like the PowerAdd Slim 2.
Power banks have both input and output ports. Input ports are used to charge the power bank, whereas output ports are for charging your device with the portable charger. Many power banks come with fast-charging output ports that you can use to recharge your devices quicker. It’s important to look for fast-charge power banks that comply with the Power Delivery (PD) standard for the best results. And if you’re looking to charge your power bank via laptop, you’ll need one with a USB-C type port.
Frequently Asked Questions
Power banks last 3-4 years on average, but their lifespan can be longer or shorter depending on the model. A power bank’s lifespan is usually determined by charging cycles, i.e., how many times you can recharge and use the device.
10,000 mAh power banks are great if you need to occasionally recharge your smartphone. 20,000 mAh models are ideal for multiple recharges and are useful for long journeys. 20,000 mAh power banks are also ideal for charging larger devices, like tablets.
Yes. Romoss power banks offer great value for money, with a careful balance of features, durability, and capacity.