Bigger power banks are becoming more of a common accessory
as our smartphone usage and battery sizes keep increasing. All this has led to
10,000 mAh power banks becoming quite common in the market and we got to review
one such power bank from Quantum.
The most unique thing about this power bank is the way that
it looks. It comes in two colour options, white and black. We got the white
coloured one and while it is not as charming as the black colour, it does
contrast well with the black display. Yes, you heard that right. There is a
display the stretches across the width of the power bank. The glossy black
display shows the battery percentage in the form of 25%, 50%, 75% and 100%
charge. This way of clearly representing the battery level is refreshing and
better than the tiny dots seen on other power banks. This power bank comes with
a standard USB to micro-USB cable that you can use for charging purposes. At
230 grams, the Polymer Grade A battery makes the device's weight noticeable but
not to the extent that you get worried. To hold, the power bank is very easy
and the rounded corners enhance the grip. It is almost as if you are holding a
small smartphone from some year ago. The
front gets a chequered pattern that I did not fancy much but I did not outright
hate it either. The back is more pleasing as it is a smooth all-white surface.
The top right has a button (which can be tricky to press at times) that when
pressed once will switch on the display and show you the battery level. Press
the same button twice and the display goes off.
Coming to the specs of the power bank, it has a total
capacity of 10,000mAh and takes a 5V/2A DC input and output current. There are
two USB ports for charging which is handy as you can charge two devices at
once. You do not have to press any button after you connect the device as the
power bank automatically starts charging the device. Between these two USB ports
is also a micro-USB port for charging the power bank. In my testing I got a conversion
rate of about 70% with the power bank. I charged a completely drained out
OnePlus 3T (3,400mAh) and a OnePlus 5
(3,300mAh) and still had enough juice left in the power bank to charge an
iPhone 5S (1560mAh) to 20%. I did, however, find the charging time
unsatisfactory. Do not expect fast charge from this power bank and it takes
some time to charge devices with bigger batteries. Even when trying to charge
the power bank, I had to keep it on charging through the night to fill it
completely. Needless to say, that this is not for you if you like living on the
edge and charging your devices only when
they are about to die. However, if you
are a more careful and laidback user then you can opt for the 10KP from Quantum
for the added perk of a unique design. The Quantum 10KP costs Rs 1,200 which is
decent for a power bank of this capacity.
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