Best USB-C Portable Chargers & Power Banks Android Central 2020

USB-C and the Power Delivery standard have paved the way for a new wave of battery packs that are both powerful and portable. While there are some massive power banks aimed more at charging laptops or powering devices through long camping trips, I much prefer the lighter chargers that can quickly charge a phone while sitting down for lunch or in my pocket during long days out and about. Whether you prefer your power banks big or small, these are the best ones around!

Full-speed output: RAVPower Portable Charger 20000mAh PD

Portable Power

RAVPower's power bank rich in power, easily portable and delivers super fast charger for various devices.

$49 at Amazon

Phone-sized power: Aukey 10,000mAh Battery Pack

Staff pick

It's easy to slide this phone-sized bank into a pants pocket alongside your phone for charging on the go at a good speed.

$30 at Amazon

All-in-one charging: Ventev PowerCell 6010+

Ventev's handy power bank is its own wall charger thanks to folding AC prongs. There's USB-C and USB-A cables built in, so you have everything you need.

$38 at Amazon

Pocketable USB-C power: Anker PowerCore 10000 PD

This USB-C bank is easily pocketable, allowing you to quickly top off your dying phone with 18W Power Delivery charging.

$46 at Amazon

Wireless versatility: Omni Mobile 12,800mAh Omnicharge Power Bank

This bank has just about everything you could want: a small form factor, 45W Power Delivery charging, a QC 3.0 USB-A port, and a Qi charging pad on top.

$80 at Amazon

Rough and tumble: Zendure A6PD 20100mAh PD Power Bank

Are you hard on your gear? This rugged bank is big enough to charge all your daily devices and 45W PD charging will even charge Chromebooks.

$44 at Amazon

Big battery bundle: Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD Charger Bundle

This bundle includes a 26800mAh that can charge at 30W, a 30W USB-C wall charger to replenish the bank, and a USB-C cable to connect them.

$130 at Amazon

Pocket power: Xcentz USB-C Power Bank 5000 PD

Your power bank doesn't do you any good if you left it at home, but this bank is about the size of a fun-size candy bar, so you can carry it everyday!

$19 at Amazon

Who needs wires?: AUKEY Wireless Power Bank with 18W Power Delivery

Being able to plop your phone down on a wireless charger is great at home, but it's even better on the go when you're in an airport lounge or cafe.

$30 at Amazon

If we had to choose

Again, I far prefer smaller portable batteries that actually live up to the name "portable", which is why the phone-sized Aukey 10,000mAh Battery Pack and the compact Anker PowerCore 10000 PD are two of our favorites — and two of the most popular models on the market today. The Aukey is more affordable and its shape makes it easier to accommodate, but some prefer the more narrow but rotund Anker.

Turning to more beefy models, while Anker's bundle is of the highest quality, it's also of the highest price, so unless you already lack a USB-C wall charger, you're probably better off buying the Zendure A6PD 20100mAh PD Power Bank, which is half the price and ultra-durable. Things tend to bounce around in my gear bag, so power banks that are sturdy give me extra peace of mind when my backpack falls off the seat again.

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