People swear by their electronic devices nowadays. You have to accept the fact that you just can’t live without technology. It doesn’t matter whether it’s mobiles, tablets, laptops, internet; you just need to be connected.
Now the problem is, small electronic devices are not always equipped with a powerful battery. As phones and other devices have become more powerful and feature-rich, battery technology has struggled to keep up.
10 Best Power Banks in India under 3000 rupees
Thanks to social media, power camera and high-speed 4G connectivity, now you can barely have your phone running for a few hours before you need to reach for the charger. This is not going to be ideal especially when you are out for your business meeting or tour.
This is where a power bank comes handy. You can think of them as an ultra-portable power system. They are light in weight, easy to carry and offers perfect battery backups for small electronic devices. You can use them to charge your devices like mobiles, tablets, hand gaming consoles, etc.
Furthermore, most of them come with quick charge feature which allows them to attain 100% battery life within 6-8 hours.
However, India is a huge market, and there are so many different products to choose from. There are multi-national premium brands like Sony, PNY Technologies and then there are Chinese brands like Mi, Lenovo, etc. which offers loads of features at a low price. Then you will also find various Indian brands like Intex, Syska, Portronics and most of them are currently running power bank promotional offers.
Power bank price in India varies from as low as 300 rupees to as high as 28000. Apparently, as the price increases, the power capacity, features, compatibility, and endurance improve.
So the question is, how do you know what the best power bank is? Well, you read this page! We will help you find that answer.
MI 20000mAh Power Bank 2
As with many of the other power banks that you see on this list, you will be able to charge much more than just your phone with it.
Anything that is charged via a USB, e.g., tablet computers, small game consoles, etc. can feasibly be recharged with it. Additionally, it even comes with USB Type-C port which is usually considered as a premium feature.
And as you might have already guessed it is a perfect portable charger for iPhone and for other Apple devices like iPads or iPods.
Apart from all these fancy features, it comes loaded with advanced temperature protection mechanism which ensures battery safety. It also has Hardware level short circuit protection which automatically switches off the power supply in case of over-charge or other extreme circumstances.
In order to prevent accidental slip and damage, it comes with the perforated exterior design. This not only enhances the grip but also gives a modern look.
And I am quite confident that it’s one among the best mobile power bank. Why I am saying so because at such a low price you will hardly find any company offering so many features
One of the things that we really loved about it is that it has an excellent smart circuit inside. It helps to protect against short circuits. It will also stop your devices from other charging, which can be awful for some of the more sensitive batteries out there.
One thing that MI have worked hard on with this device is ensuring that it is as light as possible. It is said that this device is 18% lighter than 2 x 10000 mAh MI power banks, which is not too bad. It is great if you need something light that you can carry around in your bag.
- Very lightweight and portable.
- Large 20000 mAh capacity
- Charges 44% faster than many other competitors in the market.
- Quick Charge 3.0 supported only when you charge one device.
- More expensive than other competitors.
It is the highest capacity product we have reviewed so far. It offers a whopping 13000 mAh of capacity. This may seem like only a small improvement on some of the other power banks we have listed so far, but you really do notice that extra capacity when you use it.
You should be able to charge most devices up to eight times with the Ambrane P-1310, but do make sure that you check the battery capacity to be sure.
It offers 3 USB power output ports, and you can recharge three devices simultaneously. Additionally, it is equipped with a torchlight and a reset mechanism which you can use when this device is not responding correctly.
It is also equipped with PTC protective circuits which helps to protect your cells from short circuits in case of over voltage. But I don’t think that any such case will appear as has an integrated output/input overvoltage protection mechanism.
At this product offers Samsung SDI Lithium-ion battery cells, you know that it has been built to last. Some of the cheaper products on the market use battery cells from ‘no name’ brands. It creates somewhat of a false economy. You will be replacing them a lot more often. Sometimes it is better to spend a little bit more cash and get something that will last.
Overall, the power you are getting for a price range of 949 to 999 rupees makes it the best cheap power bank in India.
- Massive battery capacity
- Can charge up to three devices at once.
- Has been built to last
- Bulkier unit than most.
It is probably one of the sleekest power banks you will ever feast your eyes upon. However, it is what is on the inside that counts.
It offers a 13000mAh capacity which should ensure that you are able to keep your phone topped up multiple times per day. One of the things that we loved about it is the fact that it provided charging support for two devices at once.
While many of the power banks that you see on this list will have dual output, we are going to point out now that this is something that is very rare to see. Furthermore, it has almost 500 recharge life cycle.
The Lenovo also has various features built into it which really make charging your phone super easy. There is a power light display, so you know when it is charging and when you need to plug it out.
There is also a smart chip inside which ensures that the power it puts out is more ‘effective’ and it also protects this device from short circuit. Furthermore, it helps to ensure a longer life span, and it’s obviously something that we genuinely love.
- Well-constructed. You won’t be breaking this in a hurry.
- Two USB ports mean that you can charge multiple devices.
- Offers multiple charges.
- Slow to charge
Intex IT-PB 20K
Coming in at just 395 grams, the Intex IT-PB 20K is one of the lightest products around. One of the real highlights of this device is how great it looks. It is very minimalistic. You have two USB ports and four lights which indicate how much charge is left in the battery.
One thing we loved is the fact that it is one of a few genuine ‘fast charging’ products on the market which lives up to its name. Even when you have two devices plugged into it, you can be positive that things will not slow down that much. The fact that it boasts a 20000mAh capacity means that you can use it repeatedly too. And the price at which it is available makes it worth every single penny. Compared to premium Sony power bank, you are getting 2X more power at 50% less price and that without any compromise in quality and customer support.
To cap it off; the Intex uses a Li-polymer battery, which is not only among the lightest cells on the market, but they are also some of the highest performings. They hold their charge incredibly well. This ensures that this power unit is going to be fantastic to take on those long trips where you may not have access to a power socket.
According to our test, Intex IT-PB 20K is the best power bank for a smartphone. We have tested it with three different mobiles. 1st with Moto G 3rd gen with half battery. 2nd with Asus Zenfone laser, 3rd with Samsung J7 prime and both of them had zero battery. According to our test, IT-PB 20K was able to charge all these three smartphones within 12 hours.
- Stylish design
- Is very robust. We can’t see this breaking in a hurry.
- Charges any device which utilizes USB.
- The battery in this unit only has a 500-cycle lifespan and considering the other competitors, it’s a bit on the low side.
Syska Power Pro 200
Syska makes the bold claim that their power pro 200 is one of the most efficient products on the market. Having had a bit of a play about with it, we must say that we are inclined to agree.
The real highlight of the Power Pro 200 is the intelligent power management chip inside it. This does bring the cost of the product up a little bit, but it is completely worth it. The purpose of this chip is to ensure that you do not overcharge your mobile device. One another noticeable point is that Bureau of Indian Standards certifies its power cell. Moreover, it comes with an advanced hibernation technology. It can automatically detect whether it is in use or not and if the latter is satisfied then it will go into hibernate mode thus saving its power for later use.
All these features, when combined with ultra sleek and modern design, makes it the best portable power bank.
If you have used a cheaper product, then this is a real possibility. You may not notice the damage right away, but over time you will start to notice that you can’t charge the battery quite as much as you could before. The Power Pro 200 helps you to avoid that.
Weighing in at 403 grams and offering 2 x USB charging ports, this is fantastic for carrying around in your day-to-day life.
- Large 20000 mAh battery capacity.
- Durable unit
- The ‘smart charging capabilities’ help to protect your device.
- Larger size than other units.
- Touch more expensive than competing products.
It is one of the cheapest power banks with 13000mAh power capacity in the Indian market. Charging the Ambrane P-1310 is simple. You have two options. The first is to plug it into a power socket, much the same way that you would charge your mobile phone currently. The second option is to charge it via USB. This means that you could give your power bank a burst of charge from your laptop or computer. It makes it a bit more convenient when you have limited wall sockets available.
There are two charging ports on the unit. You will also find a digital display which will tell you how much charge is left in the battery. The light on this is so powerful that you could feasibly use it as a torch for short periods of time. In fact, this is something that even the manufacturer suggests.
There are a plethora of features inside of the unit which can help to protect you from all manner of electrical issues. With the Ambrane charging your mobile devices, electrical surges and the like will be a thing of the past.
- Stylish design.
- Simple to use.
- High capacity. Can charge most phones up to 6 times (check the battery capacity of your phone).
- The battery inside this unit has been ‘built to last.’
- Not as durable as some other products.
Coming in at 11000 mAh, this is the lowest capacity power bank on this list so far. While you should be able to get a fair number of charges for your devices out of it, the Syska is not going to be ideal for those longer trips away from home.
The lower capacity does mean that it is an overall smaller unit, though. This is something that you can easily put in your pocket. For the price, it is surprisingly durable too. It should take a fair amount of knocking about. It is likely that this would be one of the better products to purchase if you are going on short road trips or working ‘off-site.’ It is certainly going to last you on the durability front.
- Small and lightweight
- Very well-built for the price
- Can charge most devices which have a USB connector
- Does not have the largest battery capacity.
Intex IT-PB11K (Black)
This Intext is our second 11000mAh product. Again, the lower capacity of this power bank means that it is probably not going to be ideal for those longer trips. However, for the shorter trips, maybe a day or two, then it is probably going to be sufficient.
You can charge multiple devices through the Intex. From what many people say, charging numerous devices doesn’t slow down the speed of the charge that much, unlike with competing products.
The design of the Intex is simple. You have your two USB outputs. The DC charger port, and then a set of 4 lights which tell you how much power is left in the battery. To be honest, you don’t really need more than that. The simple design ensures that the battery charger can be robustly built. This is something that you can just throw in your bag and ‘forget about it’ until you need to use it.
- Two USB charge ports
- Quick charging
- Compatible with most devices
- Low battery capacity
Romoss MUI-PB52 (White)
As a 10000 mAh power bank, this is one of the lowest capacity products on this list so far. Don’t let that put you off, though. If you are taking a day trip or two away, then this is going to be more than sufficient. With most devices, you should be able to get at least 2-3 charges out of this.
The Romass MUI-PB52 offers smart charging technology, something which is virtually unheard of at this price point. Smart charging technology ensures that your devices are not damaged through overcharging. When your device is ‘fully charged’, the MUI-PB52 will go into sleep mode. You should be able to charge most modern USB devices with this.
- Ideal for those who do not need something which offers masses of capacity.
- Intelligent charging ensures that your devices are not damaged.
- Cheap for what you get.
- Can charge up to two devices
- The manufacturer claims it only has 500 charges in it.
- Low battery capacity
- Heavy considering the smaller battery capacity
PNY BE-740 (White)
Our final product is the PNY BE-740 10400mAh. The lower capacity than other devices, once again, means that this is the sort of thing that you will only really be using for a day or two at the most before you need to charge it again. This is fine for the shorter trips. You should still be able to get 3-4 charges out of it on most modern devices.
One of the things that we loved about this PNY is that the design is very sleek. Most similar products on the market have the same ‘box-like’ design. There is something seriously sexy about the curves that you find on this. The rest of the design is straightforward too. You have an LED power indicator, an LED torch, and a single USB output port. This keeps things nice and small. This is the type of power bank you will throw into your backpack and then forget about until you need it the most.
- Nice and small.
- Should be able to charge your devices 3-4 times.
- Sleep looks
- Charges exceedingly fast
- Energy efficient. It will switch off automatically when your device is fully charged.
- Just a single USB port
- Low battery capacity.
What is the best power bank in India?
After reviewing all these portable chargers and considering various factors like durability, power capacity, portability and security, I conclude that MI 20000mAh is the power bank available under you can get in India.
It has got lots of cool features like USB type-C support which makes it compatible with all Apple devices. Interestingly, it can even charge certain laptops which support USB type-C ports.
It weighs just 330.5 grams which makes it ultra-portable and perfect travel companion. It offers the best-in-class power conversion rate of 93%. And thanks to its fast charge 3, now its battery can be fully charged within 6.2 hours.