There are many different portable chargers out on the market, but how do you know what’s the best portable charger to buy? In fact, it’s really easy to figure out. You just need to consider these factors:
- What’s the battery capacity?
- What’s the charging speed?
- Does your phone support Quick Charge Technology?
- How much are you willing to spend?
What battery capacity do you want?
Portable chargers come in all different size capacities ranging anywhere from 2000mAh to 100,000mAh+. But what does that mean? mAH stands for “Milliamp Hours” and it’s a measurement of how much energy e a battery will hold. The higher the number, the longer your device will last. If you purchase a 10,000mAh portable charger and your phone battery stores 2200mAh, then it’ll have the capacity to give your phone roughly four full charges. If you’re planning on going to places where you don’t have easy access to power outlets, then you may want one with a higher capacity. If you’re constantly around outlets than you might not need a very large capacity at all. In this situation, the best portable charger in regards to capacity is really up to you and what you need.
What’s the charging speed?
An amp is a unit to measure electrical current flow. The higher the amperage, the faster the flow of electrons to your devices. Portable chargers usually come in four amperage outputs: 1.0A, 2.0A, 2.4A, and 3.1A. You’ll find the rating listed usually in the product description. Based on amperage, the best portable charger in terms of charging speed would be a 3.1A output one although most phones only support inputs of up to 2.4A.
How much are you willing to spend?
Despite all of the other factors, it all comes down to price. If you’re not willing to spend more than $20 on a portable charger, you can forget about the other three factors mentioned above. For under $20, you’ll find one of the following: low battery capacity w/ fast charging speed, high battery capacity w/ slow charging speed, or low battery capacity w/ slow charging speed. Not a very balanced portable charger if you ask me.
Now that you have an idea of what factors to consider before buying a portable charger, it should make things easier for you. The best portable charger is one that’s well rounded in both capacity and speed. If your phone supports Quick Charge, then that’s a bonus! Don’t waste your money or your time buying a cheap portable charger. Even if it does do the job, you’ll only be frustrated by its inaccurate battery readings and inconsistent charging speed. Get a quality one!
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