Best Power Banks Under $30 Android Central 2021

Power banks are wonderful tools that can help keep your lifeline - i.e. smartphone - from turning into a portable paperweight while you're trying to survive just another ridiculously long day. But buying one you can trust shouldn't cost an arm and a leg. These are some great power banks that won't break your bank... account.

10000mAh USB-C charger

Portable powerhouse: Aukey 10,000mAh Battery Pack

Staff pick

This pack is phone-sized for charging on the go. In addition to 18W Power Delivery charging, it has a QC 3.0 port and a second USB-A port for charging a third device.

$20 at Amazon
Anker Powercore Slim 10000 Power Bank

Ultra pocketable: Anker PowerCore Slim 10000

Slim and lightweight, this charger is perfect to take with you anywhere and uses Anker's PowerIQ and VoltageBoost technologies to ensure a fast and efficient charge.

Xcentz 5000mAh charger

Pretty pocket power: Xcentz USB-C Power Bank 5000 PD

This bank is affordable, reliable, and frankly adorable with its candy-bar size and cute pastel colors. The 5,000mAh capacity can recharge your phone at least once and is light enough to carry everywhere.

$22 at Amazon
Charmast mini charger

Palm-sized: Charmast Power Bank 10,000mAh

This ultra-portable power bank has two ways to charge your gear and two ways to charge itself: Micro-USB input, USB-C input/output, and QuickCharge 3.0 USB-A output.

$20 at Amazon
Omars 10,000mAh battery

Charge your way: Omars SlimPack 10000mAh USB Power Bank

This bank is available in white or black with a grippy texture that's easy to keep a hold of during those long sweaty days in line at Epcot. There's also a 20,000mAh version available.

10000mAh power bank

Compact 10K: Xcentz Portable Charger 10000mAh

The colors available for this big brother to Xcentz 5000 aren't quite as pretty, but at twice the capacity in a similarly-sized package, this pack is a great value.

$32 at Amazon
PD 18W Portable Charger

Hearty little bank: UGREEN PD 18W Portable Charger

This 10,000mAh pack is a little stouter and thicker, but it's packing one USB-A port, one USB-C port, and a nice 0-100 percentage indicator between them.

$22 at Amazon
Iniu Power Bank

Let there be light: INIU Power Bank

With this power bank, which offers 10000mAh of power so you can charge all of the latest devices, plus comes with a handy flashlight that's great for camping or emergencies.

OKZU Battery pack

Understated utility: OKZU 18W PD Portable External Battery Pack

Available in black, white, and a rather fetching navy blue, this 10,000mAh power bank has two standard USB-A ports alongside an 18W Power Delivery USB-C port.

$16 at Amazon

Affordable, reliable power

Even with the latest phones offering better and better battery life, it's still a worthwhile investment to have a portable battery pack. I'll use mine 2-3 times over while at a trade show or traveling! Some can cost an arm and a leg, but if you just need something to charge your phone up once until you can get to a power outlet, you can get a great pack for under $30.

The Aukey 10,000mAh Battery Pack is one of my favorite battery packs period. For under $30, it's the obvious choice because of its slim form factor, multiple ports, and the reliability of the Aukey brand. If your phone fits in your pocket, so can the Aukey power bank.

If you prefer a more compact, candy-sized battery pack, the Xcentz 5,000mAh Power Bank can slip into even the smallest of purses and comes in some bright, cheery colors like pink and teal blue. A 5,000mAh capacity sounds small for a power bank, but it's still enough to charge your phone at least once, which most days is all you'll need.

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