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Best power bank 2022

Which is the best power bank 2022? Our comparison shows which power banks can impress and what safety features matter.

9 min read | 17 Nov 2021

Best power bank: Performance

When it comes to the performance of a power bank, both the capacity of the external battery and the charging speed are what count. If your mobile phone charges slowly, it may be due either to the device or the power bank. Even the biggest power bank only delivers poor performance in everyday life if the connected devices can only be charged slowly. If you are looking for a high-performance power bank, you should thus pay attention to the power output and the supported charging technologies.

Ranking: A comparison of high-performance power banks

Take a close look at the best power banks!

1st Hama power pack PD20-HD: Best power pack in terms of performance

Thanks to the integrated high-density Li-polymer cells, the is light and compact, despite its generous 20,000 mAh capacity. The power pack has three outputs (2x USB-A and 1x USB-C) to charge devices, as well as a USB-C input and a Micro-USB input to charge the power pack. It supports Power Delivery (PD), Quick Charge 3.0 and 2.0 and can charge devices with up to 18 watts. A USB-C cable is provided. The Hama power pack PD20-HD thus impresses as the best power bank 2022 in terms of performance.

Hama power pack "PD20-HD" lies in a backpack.
Hama power pack "PD20-HD"

2nd RealPower PB-20000PD+

The RealPower PB-20000PD+ is somewhat wider, somewhat higher and slightly heavier. It also has PD and is thus a strong power bank overall. You can charge your devices via two USB-A outputs and a USB-C output.

3rd Anker PowerCore Essential 20000

When it comes to performance, 3rd place in the best power banks is held by the Anker PowerCore Essential 20000. Two USB-A ports recharge your devices with up to 15 watts, although without Quick Charge and without PD. You can recharge the power bank with the supplied Micro-USB cable or with a USB-C cable available separately.

4th Poweradd EnergyCell 20,000 mAh

The Poweradd EnergyCell power bank offers the same performance as its competitors in terms of capacity, namely 20,000 mAh. You can transfer this to your devices via two USB-A outputs to charge them up. However, when it comes to charging speed, this power bank is not among the most high-performance models of 2022, as the power bank does not support either PD or Quick Charge.

Lightest power bank

Ultra-light power banks are handy in everyday life, especially if your phone battery drains fast. But which is the lightest power bank of 2022? We can already tell you that all of the models compared here have a capacity of 5,000 mAh and are really light, and that there are only 33 grams between the lightest power bank in 1st place and the power bank in 4th place.

Weight comparison: Ultra-light power banks

Ultra-light and yet powerful enough for the whole day: These small power banks fit in any handbag or trouser pocket.

1st Intenso power bank XS5000: Best power bank in terms of weight

The ultra-light power bank XS5000 from Intenso takes first place as the best power bank in the weight category. The 5,000 mAh power bank has enough capacity to charge most smartphones fully more than once, but weighs just 103 grams, making it the lightest power bank of 2022.

2nd Hama power pack SLIM 5HD

The is also light and powerful. Alongside its light weight of 113 grams, the power pack is also exceptionally compact and handy due to its high-density Li-polymer cells. The flat square measuring 92 x 92 x 12 millimetres fits comfortably in any handbag or trouser pocket.

3rd RealPower PB-5000mini

The RealPower PB-5000mini, which weighs in at 118 grams, is slightly larger and heavier. Due to its elongated design, the power bank has a depth of 2.2 centimetres, making it over twice as thick as an average smartphone. It is still sufficiently compact for a handbag, although the lightweight power bank appears more prominent in some trouser pockets.

4th Anker PowerCore 5000

Weighing 136 grams, the Anker PowerCore 5,000 mAh is not an ultra-light power bank, but is still among the lighter power banks. The round format with a diameter of 3.3 centimetres and a length of 10.8 centimetres is already among the larger dimensions in this category.

Safety with power banks

The best power bank is only as good as its safety mechanisms. After all, the fastest charging process soon becomes irrelevant if it damages the mobile phone or power bank.

This is why Hama relies on quality, reliability and modern technologies at an exceptional price-performance ratio. Hama exclusively uses A-grade cells in its power packs, which are UL-certified and protected by an impact-tested housing. Are you interested in the technology? We’ll show you how a power bank works and how we pay attention to quality at Hama. Hama power packs undergo a strict quality control process. This ensures that the safety regulations applicable in Germany are observed.

Special safety circuits protect against overvoltage, short circuits, deep discharge and overcharging. The safety properties are rounded off with thermal cutout. These safety features can be found in all Hama power packs.

Best solar power bank

The concept behind solar power banks quite literally sounds like a bright idea. A solar panel converts solar energy into electrical energy to charge the smartphone. In practice, solar power banks are equipped with a huge capacity in order to bridge as long a time as possible without a mains supply. However, the sun is actually the limiting factor for solar power banks in most cases.

Woman walks down the stairs, her mobile phone is being charged via a power bank.

This is because it takes several days to create enough power from solar energy to charge a smartphone at our latitude. So, if you’re looking for the best solar power bank for a long outdoor trip, we instead recommend you pack several large power banks. This gives you the best power bank with important safety features, sufficient energy for your devices and, alongside this, also a back-up in case a power bank is damaged during your adventure. If you still want to use a solar power bank, we have compared the four best models of 2022 for you.

Comparison of the best solar power banks

If you still want to use a solar power bank, we have compared the four best models of 2022 for you.

1st Hiluckey T11W: Best solar power bank

The 26,800 mAh-capacity solar power bank Hiluckey T11W can charge four devices at the same time, has an integrated torch, can be hung up to collect as much sunlight as possible and, via the Qi Wireless Charge function, also offers the possibility of charging a mobile phone without a cable.

2nd DJROLL Qi wireless solar power bank

With a capacity of 36,000 mAh, the DJROLL Qi wireless solar power bank offers the biggest energy storage. This is sufficient to charge smartphones up to ten times.

3rd OIMYE T26

The OIMYE T26 takes third place among the best solar power banks. With a capacity of 30,000 mAh, it comes in between 1st and 2nd place, and can also charge four devices at once, even wirelessly, but is far above both comparison models in terms of price.

4th Riapow T11

The Riapow T11L solar power bank can simultaneously charge up to three devices with up to 15 watts, is waterproof, like all of its competitors, and also offers a torch and 26,800 mAh of electricity. However, the power of the solar panel is only 1.9 watts and thus suffers from the same power problem as all solar power banks.

Best iPhone power bank

Are you looking for a good power bank for iPhones? If you want to charge your iPhone via a cable, you don’t need to keep any special features in mind. Which power bank is best for your iPhone depends on the situations in which you want to use it. For maximum performance, we recommend the best power bank from our performance comparison. This allows you not only to complete several full charging processes, but also complete the charging processes quickly.

Just like with chargers that can be used for inductive charging of your iPhone, there are also special power banks for iPhones that support MagSafe, such as the Hama wireless power pack MagPower5 for the iPhone 12.

Best power bank: Summary

Like when selecting a smartphone, there are also a few things to consider when it comes to power banks. The best power bank 2022 is compact and offers high performance. However, if your phone battery drains fast, for instance, and so you want to top it up on the move, we recommend a compact, light and powerful power bank. We recommend you have a good power bank with a high capacity for longer periods without a plug socket and several charging cycles. Which model should it be? We have once again compared the comparison winners for you:

Best power bank 2022: The comparison winners

Best power bank 2022 Lightest power bank 2022 Best solar power bank 2022
Intenso power bank XS5000 Hiluckey T11W
Price approx. 45 euros approx. 12 euros approx. 41 euros
Capacity 20,000 mAh 5,000 mAh 26,800 mAh
Fast charging technology PD / QC 3.0 / QC 2.0 none none
Dimensions 13 x 6.8 x 2.5 cm 9 x 6.3 x 1.26 cm 17.5 x 9 x 3 cm
Outputs 2x USB-C, 1x USB-A 1x USB-C, 1x USB-A 1x USB-C, 2x USB-A, 1x Qi
Charge indicator Yes Yes Yes