I am going to buy a power bank for my iPhone7, which one is better?

Piggy_Hilton

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I got my new iPhone7 recently. And I am planning to buy a power bank for it. I checked on Amazon. There are many brands on it, I don't know how to choose. Anyone can give me some suggestions? Thanks in advance!
 

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Piggy_Hilton

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I've been using this without any problems. It was on sale for $15 a month ago

https://www.amazon.com/External-RAVPower-10400mAh-Portable-Technology/dp/B00XC1W9H6/ref=sr_1_14?s=wireless&ie=UTF8&qid=1476346637&sr=1-14&keywords=ravpower

It says it uses Panasonic battery cells, which drew me to this product.

Anker is also a pretty big and reliable name. I'm using one of their other products (USB power converter), and it's been great for over a year now.
Thanks so much for the info! I will check that again.
 

Daranx

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Anker are a pretty good bet, had a few different ones over the years without issues. They have a wide range of sizes and capacities to suit your needs. Currently using one of the 10000mah ones which is super small despite it's ability to charge my iPhone a couple of times at least.
 

jayrflow

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I'd second Anker. I have bought maybe 5-6 battery packs from their small lipstick batteries to their huge 20,000mAh batteries and I'm happy with them. Really good customer service too. I've had issues with a product and they would be quick to send a replacement after a day or two of getting a response from them. Just make sure you keep the serial number of any anker product as they like to ask for that when inquiring about an exchange.
 
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boston04and07

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I too have been looking for a power bank recently as my 6s doesn't last the day if I can't get to an outlet, so this is all really informative. Thanks guys.

This may be slightly off topic, and apologies in advance if it is, but in talking about battery packs like this, I have to ask - how safe are devices like these in your opinions? Now I know next to nothing about li-ion battery tech so this may be a dumb question, haha, but all this Samsung business has really freaked me out and I've been putting off buying a battery because of it actually. I know I'm probably just being paranoid, but if you guys have any knowledge about how safe these types of battery packs are I'd love to know!
 

tl01

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Anker for sure. I have had a number of the packs and they have been great!
 

canyonblue737

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Anker's have been fantastic for me. The 10,000-13,000 mah size is the sweet spot these days leaving you with a deck of cards sized powerbank that has two usb ports and can charge your phone from dead 3-5 times.
 
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moomoopanda

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My brother has had good success with his Amazon Basics 16,100 mAh power bank, while I've really liked my Anker PowerCore 20100 mAh power bank. Both have worked excellently, are really light and easy to carry around.
 

Will22

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I use an Anker 12000mAh to charge my phone a lot. Used it this morning and if you look at the photos you will see how fast it will charge.

From 8%-33% was with the phone locked and then to 100% I was using the phone most of the time.
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No, I don't. I learned the Yoobao brand from some friend on the forum several days ago.
It seems that you would like to promote Anker so much. You even posted a very professional review about that brand. Is that coincidence? I guess so
In fairness most people will recommend Anker because of one main reason, they are very good.

Another thing to remember also is that if a phone has a 2000mAh and you buy a 10,000mAh battery bank you won't get 5 compleat charges from it. They hold about 85-90% of their stated capacity.
 

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MC355

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I would second Anker. Got one of their larger power banks (24,500 mAH) power banks. Kinda heavy but charges my iPhone 6 Plus 3-4 times over, if not more, from a dead phone. Great for long trips
 

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Anker has excellent support. I got one that had a small ding in the plastic near the charging port, they sent a replacement overnight FedEx plus a gift certificate.