Best Power Banks Under Rs.1,000 (August 2019)

by | May 9, 2019

Power banks are an essential gadget in day to day life for most of the mobile users. It can be a really handy device if you are travelling or when you don’t have ready access to a power grid to charge your gadget.

Majority of the entry-level power banks fall under Rs.1,000 price range and picking the best out of it is challenging.

That’s exactly why we spend some time on it to find the best battery packs available in the market, just for you. In this article, we bring you the curated list of the best Power banks under Rs.1,000.

Best Power Bank Under Rs.1,000

1. Mi PLM09ZM 2i

Overall Best Pick

2. Rock ITP 106

Runner-Up Pick
3. Ambrane P1122Best Build Quality
4. Lapguard LG514Best Budget Pick
5. IPro IP1042Best Compact and Portable Powerbank
6. Philips DLP6006NBest Value for Money Powerbank
7. Ambrane PP11USB Type C Power Bank
8. Pebble PICOBest Compact Powerbank
9. Intex IT-PB11KFeature-rich Powerbank
10. Syska Power Boost 100Honourable Mention

1. Mi PLM09ZM 2i

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Overall Best Pick
  • Robust build and elegant design
  • More features for less price
  • Availability is a hit or miss

Xiaomi has been launching electronics products in India right and left in every segment.

The Mi PLM09ZM 2i is the power bank offering from Xiaomi which succeeds its much-praised Mi Power bank 2.

Battery Capacity

Equipped with a Lithium – Polymer 10,000mAh battery pack, the Mi 2i has an actual output capacity around 6500mAh.

The outer case is made of anodized aluminium that can withstand a couple of falls without affecting the functionality of the power bank.

Hardware Features

This power bank comes with two output ports that support fast charging supplying power up to rated amperage of 2.4A.

Two-way quick charge support ensures that along with charging your device quicker, the power bank itself can be charged faster from an external power source.

Surge Protection

Xiaomi has implemented various measures to protect the internal circuit from surges and overheating of the components.

A 4 LED battery level indicator help you to determine the state of charge on the power bank.

Miscellaneous

The Mi 2i takes up to 6.5 hours to fully juice up from empty.

Price is the most interesting aspect of this power bank.

The “i” in the model number Mi 2i suggests that the device is Made in India.

Verdict

Since manufactured locally, the taxes are low and this lets Xiaomi price the power bank very aggressively.

Priced at Rs.799, The Xiaomi Mi PLM09ZM 2i is the overall best power bank available right now in India.

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Two-way fast charging

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Safer and durable Lithium – Polymer battery

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Aggressive pricing

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No LED torch

Specifications

Battery Capacity 10,000 mAh
Weight245g
Output Ports2

 

2. Rock ITP 106

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Runner-up Pick
  • Best for long trips
  • Premium features on a budget
  • USB C and Micro USB ports for charging

Rock is an Indian power electronics manufacturer that has recently forayed in to the power bank market in the country.

The Rock ITP 106 (13,000 mAh) is a classy product that offers crazy good features at an affordable budget.

Design and Build Quality

Although priced considerably less than its competitors when the battery capacity is concerned, the company hasn’t cut the corner in terms of build quality.

The rubberized matte finish offers good grip while holding this product in hand. The rubber coating also protects your devices from scratches when kept inside the bag carelessly along with other devices.

Battery Capacity

The 13,000 mAh Lithium-ion battery is more than sufficient for you to charge your smartphone up to three times.

This product is advertised to have a conversion rate of about 75% which roughly translates to usable battery capacity around 10,000 mAh.

Hardware Features

There are two USB ports present to charge two devices simultaneously off this power bank.

Along with a micro USB port, a USB C port is present as well so that you can either charge using a C type cable or a normal micro USB charger.

Downsides

Now let’s discuss about the downsides of this product. First things first, this powerbank is heavy. It weighs about 325g which is significantly more than any product on this list.

There isn’t a torchlight on this power bank. So if you have to use this at night, you’d have to depend upon an external light source.

Verdict

If you are in search of a budget power bank that offers you some of the premium features, the Rock ITP 106 is the best bet for you.

The addition of a USB C port is very much useful nowadays as most of the newer generation devices including laptops comes with one.

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Good packaging

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Rubberized finish offers good grip

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Overcharge protection

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Heavy

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No torch light

Specifications

Battery Capacity 13000 mAh
Weight325g
Output Ports2

 

3. Ambrane P1122

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Runner-Up Pick
  • Accurate battery level indicators
  • Overcharge protection
  • Temperature resistance

Ambrane is a popular Indian company that has its reach in the Bluetooth speakers, tablets and power bank segment of the consumer electronics market.

The Ambrane P1122 is a 10000 mAh power bank that succeeds the popular Ambrane 1100.

Design and Build Quality

Even though the price of these two power banks differs slightly, there are some significant improvements to the design as well as the features.

The leather feels the matte finish is the first thing one would notice about this power bank.
The stitched thread design around the chassis delivers a premium feel.

Battery Capacity

Inside the chassis is a 10000 mAh battery that’s for sure a value for money deal at such a price tag under Rs.1000.

This product from Ambrane comes with a single micro USB input port for charging and two USB output ports for delivering the charge to external devices.

Hardware Features

Unlike some other products in the list, both the output ports on this device are rated at 5V, 2.1A. This makes simultaneous charging much quicker compared to other devices.

Another interesting feature of this power bank is the battery charge indicator.

The cleverly designed LED indicator gives an accurate overview of the charge left on the device.

Verdict

Even though the power bank looks bulky and weighs around 272g, the amazing battery capacity, attractive colours and leather finish makes it a compelling choice under Rs.1,000.

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Robust design

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Triple charging output

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1-year warranty

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No torch

Specifications

Battery Capacity 10000 mAh
Weight331g
Output Ports3

 

4. Lapguard LG514

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Best Budget Pick
  • Best for indoor use
  • Affordable high capacity power bank
  • 1-year warranty

Lapguard is one of the cheapest power bank manufacturers in the country at present. The company offers some of the high capacity power banks at half the price at which its competitors retail for.

Design

The Lapguard LG514 is a 10,400 mAh box-shaped power bank that has a minimal design up front.

The power button and the status indicator LEDs blends on the chassis quite well.

This powerbank from Lapguard features three output ports.

Battery Capacity

The battery pack inside is capable of charging an average battery size Android smartphone up to 2.5 times without any trouble.

This power bank takes about 7-8 hours to completely charge up. The device heats up slightly while charging but it is to be expected.

The USB cable that comes in the box is too short and uncomfortable to use. Not a deal breaker though as we all will have a spare USB cable lying around.

Surge and Overheat Protection

All the basic circuitry protection measures have been included with this power bank.

There is surge protection built in so that sudden spike in voltage while charging wont damage the device.

Along with this, overheat protection mechanism senses the battery temperature and when it crosses a predefined threshold, cut off the supply and saves the battery as well the other components inside.

Lapguard provided a generous one year warranty on this product in case anything unfortunate happens in between.

Verdict

Lapguard LG514 is an affordable entry level powerbank that comes with a 10400mAh capacity battery inside.

If you’re looking for a no-frills power bank that is well built and has a proper surge protection mechanism to protect your precious device from unforeseen events, this is it.

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Minimal design

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Cheap

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Circuitry protection mechanisms

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Average build quality

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Supplied USB cable is too short

Specifications

Battery Capacity 10400 mAh
Weight222g
Output Ports3

 

5. IPro IP1042

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Best Portable Power Bank
  • Best suited for use during short trips
  • Pocket sized power bank
  • Respectable 10,400 mAh capacity

IPro IP1042 is a compact and pocketable power bank that features a 10,400mAh battery inside.

Build Quality and Design

This powerbank weights only 212g and will fit inside your pocket or bags very comfortably. The build quality is decent and nothing worth bragging about.

The outer shell is made of plastic. The front shell houses the power button and the LED status indicators.

On the bottom side, there are two USB output ports that are rated at 5V, 1A and 2.1A respectively.

Battery Capacity

Even though the Lithium-ion battery inside is of 10,400 mAh capacity, the actual output these batteries deliver is roughly about 7050 mAh.

With this power bank, you can charge your smartphone at least 2 times on a single charge.

Features

If you are confused about compatibility issues with iPhones and other Apple products, don’t worry. This power bank works as advertised with almost all the products in the market.

Miscellaneous

This powerbank comes in handy during quick trips. The compact form factor that’s easily pocketable helps it to be kept inside the pocket without much noticeable heft.

The company provides 1-year worth of warranty on this product. Weird enough the warranty covers only manufacturing defects and if anything else, you’ll be charged for the same.

Verdict

If you want a pocketable power bank with a sizeable battery capacity, the Ipro IP1042 is a great choice.

Priced under Rs.1000, this is one of the best affordable power banks that will charge an average sized battery capacity smartphone at least twice.

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Easily pocketable

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Lightweight

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Flashlight

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Average build quality

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Limited warranty

Specifications

Battery Capacity 10400 mAh
Weight215g
Output Ports2

 

6. Philips DLP6006N

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Best Value for Money Powerbank
  • Faux leather finish
  • Three output ports
  • 1-year warranty

The Philips DLP6006N is a budget battery pack ideal for use while travelling or camping.

This power bank has a 11,000mAh battery inside to juice up your companion devices on the go.

Design and Build Quality

The design of this power bank is unique from the plastic clad budget devices that we have reviewed in the past.

The Philips DLP6006N has a faux leather outer layer over the plastic, making it look like a premium fashion accessory more than a power bank. This leather insert makes it comfortable to hold and offers excellent grip.

The output ports are positioned on the sides and the charging port along with the single LED flash can be found on the lower part.

In the front, a relatively big LED numeric display that indicates the battery level is present, accompanied by a power button.

Battery Capacity

The Philips DLP6006N has a 11,000mAh battery inside, of which approximately 7250mAh is the actual usable charging capacity.

With the high-quality internal circuitry, Philips has managed to reduce the idle power drain with this battery pack. This means that the battery retention is now much better than the older models.

Also, during charging, the power bank automatically adjusts the input current to improve the efficiency and durability of the battery pack inside.

Hardware Features

This device features 3 output ports to supply charge for multiple devices simultaneously. There are two 5V/1A supply ports and one high-speed 5V/2.1A port for quick charging.

These three ports can be simultaneously used, without any significant drop in the rated charging speeds.

There is a single LED bulb on the bottom of this power bank that adds torch functionality to the device. This is useful especially when you are travelling or camping, to see things at night.

The battery status indicator is easy to understand and it lights up the respective percentage, which is more of an approximate guess than a precise measurement.

Verdict

If you’re in search of a good-looking budget power bank that can be used to charge multiple devices at once, the Philips DLP6006N is a great choice.

Apart from the fact that this device is a bit bulky, the battery pack inside delivers excellent charge retention and consistent charge delivery.

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Luxurious design

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Numeric charge indicator

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Minimal idle battery drain

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Heavy and bulky

Specifications

Battery Capacity 11000mAh
Weight323g
Output Ports3

 

7. Ambrane PP11

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USB Type C Powerbank
  • Faux leather finish
  • Three output ports
  • 1-year warranty

Ambrane is one of India’s leading mobile phone accessories brand with its product portfolio ranging from power banks to earphones to smart wearables.

The Ambrane PP11 is one of a kind of portable power bank incorporating a USB-C port, which is fast becoming the standard replacing the micro-USB connectors.

Design and Build Quality

The Ambrane PP11 comes with compact and stylish form factor accentuated by the use of bright and attractive colours.

The rubberized covering over the plastic chassis makes this device less prone to accidental scratches and increases the hand grip.

The rubberized texture kind of provides some sort of shock resistance to the internal components as well.

The silver coated power button adorns the front of this otherwise minimally designed budget power bank along with four status LED indicators which act as battery level reminder.

Battery Capacity

The Ambrane PP11 has a 10000mAh Li-Po battery inside for juicing up your devices on the go.

This battery has an actual output capacity of 7000mAh available for charging external devices.

Connectivity

This is where the Ambrane P11 trumps other power banks in its segment.

This device comes with two regular USB A ports with a rated power delivery up to 2.1A, a USB Type C port and a regular micro USB port.

Miscellaneous

The Ambrane PP11 features a host of circuitry protection measures to ensure that the power bank doesn’t get overheated.

There is also voltage fluctuation protection built into the powerbank to ensure the safety of the battery inside and the device to be charged.

Verdict

The Ambrane PP11 is a very capable budget power bank priced under Rs.1000 offering a wide variety of connectivity options.

Thanks to its sufficient choice of port selection, this power bank can be used with virtually any kind of portable electronic gadget out there in the market.

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Elegant design

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Rubberized outer chassis

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LED battery indicator

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Slow charging time

Specifications

Battery Capacity 11000mAh
Weight225g
Output Ports4

 

8. Pebble PICO

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Best Compact Powerbank
  • Lightweight and pocketable
  • Intuitive battery percentage indicator
  • Compatible with all devices

The Pebble PICO is a palm-sized micro power bank that comes with a 10,000 mAh battery capacity.

Portability

The main USP of this power bank is its compact form factor rather than the large capacity battery inside.

The Pebble PICO is noticeably small enough to be carried even in your shirt pocket. This device weighs in around 250 g.

Build quality and other hardware features

The external casing of this power bank is made of plastic and boasts of a textured finish. This textured finish gives the device a premium feel.

Up front, this power bank has a battery percentage indicator that actually displays the percentage in numbers which is a much-desired feature that every manufacturer should adopt.

Port selection

At the bottom is where the connectivity ports are located.

As usual, there are two USB output ports with 1A and 2.1A at 5V. The power bank gets charged in itself via a micro USB port.

Battery capacity

From the advertised battery capacity of 10000 mAh, ~ 6800 mAh is available for charging up your devices.

For a compact power bank that weight only 250 g, this number is very impressive, to say the least. You can charge your smartphone twice if not less.

Compatibility and surge protection

There is no issue of compatibility with Apple devices as well. This power banks works across all devices capable of USB charging without any problem.

Despite the compact size, Pebble has made no compromises in surge shield protection.

The company employs a 10-way circuit protection mechanism to save the power bank and connected devices from over as well as under voltage damages.

Verdict

The Pebble PICO is a pocket-sized portable power bank that is very convenient to carry.

Despite its small size and form factor, it carries a 10000mAh battery inside that can charge your smartphone for a minimum of two times.

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Compact and lightweight

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Excellent size to capacity ratio

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Circuit protection measures

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Average quality USB charging cable

Specifications

Battery Capacity 10000mAh
Weight250g
Output Ports6

 

9. Intex IT-PB11K

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Feature Rich Powerbank
  • Good build quality
  • Easily pocketable power bank
  • Flashlight adds value for the money spend

Intex IT-PB11K is a 11000mAh budget power bank priced very competitively under Rs.10,000.

Design and Build Quality

The slim design gives it a firm grip to avoid accidental slips and drops.

Moreover, this power bank is fitted with a flashlight as well.

Battery Capacity

It has a whopping 11,000mAh capacity and can easily charge a 3000mAh phone thrice.

All in all, it gives around 9000-9500mAh of efficient power.

Connectivity

It contains 3 output ports of which 2 ports are rated at 5V and 2.1A and the third port is rated at 5V, 1A.

It has a micro USB input port of 1Amp.

Verdict

If you are looking for a power bank with best features at a reasonable price then this is the ideal one for you.

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Budget price

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Higher storage capacity

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Better efficiency as it gives ~9500 mAh effective output

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3 output ports at 2.1A, 2.1A, and 1A

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USB port is not up to the mark, it holds the connecting cord very loose

Q

While using all ports for charging it gets little hot

Specifications

Battery Capacity 11000 mAh
Weight280g
Output Ports3

 

10. Syska Power Boost 100

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Honourable Mention
  • BIS certified battery pack
  • Voltage surge protection
  • Dual 5V/2.1A output ports

Syska is a leading electronics accessories manufacturer in India having their market spread on consumer durables such as Bluetooth speakers and headphones.

The Syska Power boost 100 is a 10,000mAh power bank that features one of the best in class battery packs inside, certified for user safety by the competent authorities.

Design and Build Quality

The Syska Power boost 100 is made of high-quality ABS plastic that feels tough and solid while holding the device in hand.

The power button on this device is embossed on to the chassis, making it a bit hard to locate and press down. The micro USB charging port sits on the side whereas the output ports are located on the top section.

There is a LED status indicator set up on the front that displays the battery percentage in a glance.

Overall, the build quality is decent for the price tag and the bare minimum design make this power bank one of the lightest 10,000mAh power bank in the market.

Battery Capacity

The Syska Power boost 100 features a 10,000mAh Li-Po battery pack inside.

This battery pack has been rigorously tested for safety by Government agencies to ensure the user’s protection.

The actual output capacity of this 10,000mAh power bank is approximately about 6,950mAh which on an average is enough to charge an Android phone twice.

Hardware Features

This power bank comes with precise IC protection that reduces the risk of battery failure from overcharging and short circuit.

The two available output ports are rated at 5V/2.1A which makes charging from either of these ports faster.

Unfortunately, there isn’t an LED torchlight present on this budget power bank.

Verdict

If you are more inclined to give importance to safety and durability, the Syska Power boost 100 is the best choice for a power bank under Rs.1,000.

The BIS certified battery pack and the IC protection circuitry inside make this a safe and secure portable power source for your gadgets.

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Tough ABS plastic housing

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Lightweight

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No overheating

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Finicky power button

Specifications

Battery Capacity 10000mAh
Weight285g
Output Ports2

 

That sums up the best power banks available in the Indian market that we recommend to our customers.

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Power Bank – Buying Guide

These are the key points to keep in mind while buying a power bank.

We have analyzed power banks with these key features in mind.

Make sure you compare power banks according to these features.

1. Battery Capacity

When buying a power bank the most important factor to look for is the battery capacity.

Power banks capacity varies from product to product depending on the number of cells in the power bank.

Another key aspect to check is whether the battery cells are Lithium-ion or Lithium Polymer.

According to Android Authority writer Mathew Sabatini, Lithium-ion battery and Lithium-Polymer battery do not differ much in performance.

But Lithium-Polymer batteries are very lightweight and have improved safety.

So they are more durable against overheating and overcharging.

2. Conversion Rate or Effective Output

Batteries inside the power banks are usually rated at 3.7V.

The battery capacity listed by the manufacturer will be based on this rating.

But the USB output from the power bank is rated at 5V.

The actual capacity of the power bank will be based on this rating.

The actual 5V capacity is given by the equation (3.7 x advertised capacity / 5).

Suppose if a manufacturer sells 10000mAh power bank with an advertised conversion rate of 90 %, the actual 5V capacity of that power bank will be ( 3.7 x 10000 /5 ) = 7400mAh.

With the conversion rate of 90%, the actual capacity available to charge devices will be ( 90% of 7400mAh) = 6660mAh.

Always take consideration of the conversion rate the manufacturer advertises to get a rough estimate of the juice that you will be able to extract from the power bank.

3. Number of Output Ports

A power bank may be used to charge multiple devices simultaneously or you may want to charge at a different Ampere according to the device specification.

Some power bank has only 1 output port at 2.1A and some have 2 or 3 ports at 2.1A and 1A.

So before buying your power bank make sure that it has enough output ports satisfying your needs.

4. Design

Look and feel of power banks are also an important aspect.

No one wants to buy an ugly looking power bank that is difficult handle while charging on the go.

Make sure the design of power bank is suitable to fit into your pocket.

A good design enhances the experience of handling a power bank.

5. Portability

The sole purpose of buying a power bank is to charge your device when you are traveling and you can’t find a charging point.

Hence portability of your power bank is paramount.

An ideal power bank should be lightweight.

It should weigh just around 200gms.

A bulky power bank will be difficult to carry on the go in your pocket. It should fit nicely in your hand.