Best Power Banks Under Rs.1,000 (Latest 2020)
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. Redmi Powerbank
Overall Best Pick
- Universal compatibility
- Two-way quick charge
- Short circuit protection
Redmi is a spun off sub-brand of Xiaomi specializing in budget Android smartphones.
Recently the Redmi brand has also been focussed on releasing smartphone accessories as well, the Redmi power bank being one of the first offerings.
Equipped with a Lithium – Polymer 10,000mAh battery pack, the Redmi Powerbank 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 10W.
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 Redmi budget power bank supports 10W fast charging which very few 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 it is manufactured locally, the taxes are low and this lets Redmi price the power bank very aggressively.
Priced at Rs.799, The Redmi power bank is one of the overall best power banks available right now in India.
Anti-slip texture chassis
Dual input port
No LED torch
|Battery Capacity||10,000 mAh|
2. Ambrane P1310
- Large 13000mAh battery capacity
- Built-in torchlight
- Dual USB charging ports
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 P1310 is a 13000 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 matte finish polycarbonate plastic exterior is the first thing one would notice about this power bank.
The rounded corners make this power bank easy to grip and enhances portability inside bags.
Inside the chassis is a 13000 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.
The output ports on this device are rated at 5V, 2.1A and 5V.1A each. 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.
There is also an LED bulb integrated into the chassis if you want to double this power bank as a torch of sorts during night time.
Even though the power bank looks bulky and weighs around 308g, the amazing battery capacity and the robust build quality makes it a compelling choice under Rs.1,000.
Durable build quality
Input over-voltage protection
One year warranty
|Battery Capacity||13000 mAh|
3. Lapguard LG803
Best Value for Money Power Bank
- Large 20800mAh Li-ion battery
- Intuitive battery level display
- One 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.
The Lapguard LG803 is a 20,800 mAh box-shaped power bank that has a minimal design upfront.
The power button and the digital battery level indicator LEDs blend with the chassis quite well.
This power bank from Lapguard features three output ports.
The battery pack inside is capable of charging an average battery size Android smartphone up to 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 won’t damage the device.
Along with this, the 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.
Lapguard LG803 is an affordable high-capacity power bank that comes with a 20800mAh 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.
Intelligent power management
Short circuit protection
The supplied USB cable is too short
4. iPro IP1042
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 power bank weighs 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, two USB output ports are rated at 5V, 1A and 2.1A respectively.
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.
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.
This power bank 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-years 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.
If you want a pocketable power bank with 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.
Average build quality
5. Pebble PICO
Small and Compact Power Bank
- Lightweight and pocketable
- An intuitive battery percentage indicator
- Compatible with all devices
The Pebble PICO is a palm-sized micropower bank that comes with a 10,000 mAh battery capacity.
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.
Upfront, this power bank has a battery percentage indicator that displays the percentage in numbers which is a much-desired feature that every manufacturer should adopt.
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.
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.
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.
Compact and lightweight
Excellent size to capacity ratio
Circuit protection measures
Average quality USB charging cable
6. Syska Power Port 100
Best Build Quality
- Best in class battery
- Multi-device compatibility
- Compact and lightweight
Syska is a leading electronics accessories manufacturer in India having its market spread on consumer durables such as Bluetooth speakers and headphones.
The Syska Power Port 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 Port 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 onto the chassis and is slightly raised for easy access.
The micro USB charging port and the output ports are located on the sides for easy accessibility.
There is an LED status indicator set up on the front that displays the battery percentage in a glance.
The Syska Power Port 100 features a 10,000 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 10,000mAh power bank is approximately about 6,950mAh 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 three available output ports out of which two are rated at 5V/2.1A and one at 5V/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 Syska Power port 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.
7. Philips Powerbank
- Triple output ports
- Excellent LED battery statistic display
The Philips DLP6006B is a budget battery pack ideal for use while travelling or camping.
This power bank has an 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 DLP6006B 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.
The Philips DLP6006B 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 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.
If you’re in search of a good-looking budget power bank that can be used to charge multiple devices at once, the Philips DLP6006B 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.
One year warranty
Heavy and bulky
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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.