Best Power Banks Under Rs.1,000 (October 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.
1. Ambrane PP150
Overall Best Pick
- Dual USB A and single USB C port
- The actual charging capacity of 8250mAh
- Compatible with iOS/Android devices
Ambrane is one of India’s leading mobile phone accessories brands with its product portfolio ranging from power banks to earphones to smart wearables.
The Ambrane PP150 is one of 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 PP150 comes with compact and stylish form factor accentuated by the minimal yet elegant black colour scheme.
The rubberized covering over the plastic chassis makes this device less prone to accidental scratches and increases the handgrip.
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.
The Ambrane PP150 has a 15000mAh Li-Po battery inside for juicing up your devices on the go.
This battery has an actual output capacity of 8250mAh available for charging external devices.
This is where the Ambrane P150 trumps other power banks in its segment.
This device comes with two regular USB A ports with rated power delivery up to 2.1A, a USB Type C port and a regular micro USB port for charging the power bank itself.
The Ambrane PP150 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 power bank to ensure the safety of the battery inside and the device to be charged.
The Ambrane PP150 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.
Minimal yet elegant design
Intuitive charging LED indicators
High-density Li-Po battery
2. Mi PLM10IZM
- 18W fast charging
- Two-way fast charge
- Intelligent power output
Xiaomi has been launching electronics products in India right and left in every segment.
The Mi PLM10IZM is the power bank offering from Xiaomi which succeeds its much-praised Mi Power bank 2.
Equipped with a Lithium – Polymer 10,000mAh battery pack, the Mi PLM10IZM has an actual output capacity around 7000mAh.
The outer case is made of anodized aluminium that can withstand a couple of falls without affecting the functionality of the power bank.
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.
Xiaomi has implemented various measures to protect the internal circuit from surges and overheating of the components.
A 4 LED battery level indicator helps you to determine the state of charge on the power bank.
The Mi PLM10IZM budget power bank supports 18W fast charging which no other devices in its segment possess.
This means that if you have a compatible fast charger with you, you can juice up the power bank much quicker, in less than half of what it takes to top up with a conventional charger.
Since manufactured locally, the taxes are low and this lets Xiaomi price the power bank very aggressively.
Priced at Rs.899, The Xiaomi Mi PLM10IZM is the overall best power bank available right now in India.
Anodized aluminium chassis
9-layer circuit chip protection
Slim and lightweight
No LED torch
|Battery Capacity||10,000 mAh|
3. Philips DLP1710CV
Best Build Quality
- Better charge retention
- Compact and lightweight
- Type C charging output port
The Philips DLP1710CV is a budget battery pack ideal for use while travelling or camping.
This power bank has a 11000mAh 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 DLP1710CV has a textured rubber layer over the plastic, making it look like a premium fashion accessory more than a power bank.
The output ports are positioned a lower portion of this power bank. In the front, a relatively big LED numeric display that indicates the battery level is present, accompanied by a power button.
The Philips DLP170CV has an 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.
This device features 3output ports to supply charge for multiple devices simultaneously. There are one 5V/1A supply ports and one high-speed 5V/2.1A port for quick charging and a Type C output for charging modern devices.
These three ports can be simultaneously used, without any significant drop in the rated charging speeds.
The battery status indicator is easy to understand and it lights up the LED, which is more of an approximate guess than a precise measurement.
If you’re in search of a good-looking budget power bank that can be used to charge multiple devices at once, the Philips DLP1710CV 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.
Excellent circuitry protection
4. Syska X110
Safe and Secure
- BIS certified battery pack
- Excellent build quality
- An intuitive battery percentage indicator
Syska is a leading electronics accessories manufacturer in India having it is market spread on consumer durables such as Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
The Syska X110 is a 11000mAh 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 X110 is made of high-quality ABS plastic that feels tough and solid while holding the device in hand.
The power button on this device sits a bit blush 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 an LED status indicator set up on the side 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 11000mAh power bank in the market.
The Syska X110 features an 11000 mAh 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 11000mAh power bank is approximately about 7150mAh which on an average is enough to charge an Android phone twice.
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.
If you are more inclined to give importance to safety and durability, the X110 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.
Excellent fit and finish
6 months manufacturer’s warranty
Dual USB charging
Finicky power button
5. Intex IT-PB10K
- Universal compatibility
- LED torchlight
- Overvoltage protection
Intex IT-PB10K is a 10000mAh 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.
It has a whopping 10000mAh capacity and can easily charge a 3000mAh phone thrice.
All in all, it gives around 9000-9500mAh of efficient power.
It contains 2 output ports which are rated at 5V and 2.1A. It has a micro USB input port of 1A.
If you are looking for a power bank with the best features at a reasonable price then this is the ideal one for you.
Compact and lightweight
Solid build quality
No USB C
|Battery Capacity||10000 mAh|
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.
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.
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.
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.