No matter how great your phone's battery is, purchasing one of the best USB-C battery packs or power banks will ensure you never lose power when you need it the most. But with such a crowded market, it's hard to determine which portable charger is the best.
We've ranked all of the best USB-C portable chargers & power banks that balance portability with value and power so you can spend less time shopping or more time juicing up your devices. USB-C is the future, and you should invest in it. Just look at the iPhone 15 if you don't believe it.
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Anker's top-quality, durable, and dependable phone-sized power bank now comes in five colors, and we are thrilled. The Terracotta Rose might not be for everyone, but the Deep-Sea Indigo and Dark Olive are universal and understated. The 10,000mAh of power delivery juice will handle all of your charging needs.
Super small and sturdy
The SuperMini is the size of a credit card and rugged as all get-out, but it can also charge your phone at 20W whether you use USB-C or USB-A. There are now six fun colors to choose from, and Zendure builds its portable batteries to take a beating as well.
Thin and powerful
We love this uniquely shaped portable charger because it charges almost any device at full speed — even MacBooks — thanks to 100W PD output. We especially like that it has two USB-C ports and two USB-A ports. The digital readout helps you to know exactly how much charge is left in the pack and what it's pushing out. Plus, it has helped at least one Android Central writer in times of crisis.
Your power bank doesn't do you any good if you left it at home, but this 10,00mAh bank is easy to slip into even the smallest of purses to ensure your phone doesn't turn back into a pumpkin at midnight. So top off quickly with this 18W PD USB-C portable charger from Mophie.
Large and in charge
This UGREEN 145W Power Bank 25000mAh Portable Charger is powerful enough to charge most phones from dead to full a whopping five times over. This 25,000mAh battery pack supports 145W charging and it comes with PD 3.0. It has one USB-A and two USB-C ports, as well as a tiny display.
Best for Galaxy
Because of its propriety fast charging profile, recent Samsung Galaxy phones don't actually get 18W charging with most portable charges despite supporting PD. The first-party Samsung Wireless Portable Battery addresses this problem, charging Samsung phones at 25W using "Super Fast Charge."
The Shargeek Storm 2 goes to town on charging specs and ports. This battery pack is fully transparent by design and supports 100W USB PD. You get two USB-C as well as a DC in/out and a USB-A port.
Anker's weird and wonderful hybrid charger forays into the wild, unexplored intersection of chargers and portable battery backs. You can plug the GaNPrime PowerCore into a mains outlet, but it also acts as a 10,000mAh USB-C power bank on the go.
Power of the sun
BLAVOR's portable power bank is solar-powered and IPX5 water-resistant, making it a convenient accessory for emergencies. This 20,000mAh battery pack features PD 18W QC3.0 charging standards. You can top up your phone through a Type-C port or go wireless, thanks to Qi charging support.
Small and sturdy makes for the best USB-C portable charger
Again, we prefer smaller portable batteries that live up to the name "portable," which is why the phone-sized Anker PowerCore Slim 10,000mAh PD and the credit-card-sized Zendure SuperMini are two of our favorites. They're easy to fit in a pocket or purse, and they'll give your phone another 10 to 20 hours of life easily.
The Anker option is more affordable, and its shape makes it easier to accommodate, but some prefer the smaller, thicker size of the Zendure. We certainly prefer the bolder colors on the SuperMini. That metallic red and metallic blue just pop.
Turning to beefier models, there are plenty of excellent choices available. If you want as much power as possible, the UGREEN 145W Power Bank 25000mAh Portable Charger is of the highest quality, but it's also super expensive. If you want maximum charging speeds on both phones and laptops, it's a fine option and worth the investment.
If it is more capacity that you are looking for, there are plenty of excellent high-capacity battery packs to choose from, but remember that you won't be able to fly with one of them due to the large battery cell size.
Since your phone won't charge wirelessly with these battery packs, you need a compatible USB-C cable at hand when using any one of these portable chargers and power banks. Bear in mind that anything more than 60W requires you to use an e-marked 5A cable to tap into your USB-C power bank's full charging potential.
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