[REVIEW] Xiaomi Mi Power Bank 20,000. Bang For The Buck Power Bank

4/20/2016 Joshua Wong 3 Comments

Xiaomi Malaysia has just announced it latest power bank with an enormous capacity of 20,000 mAh. This is also the first power bank in the market that support quick charging which totally make sense for such high capacity power bank.

Here's my first impression and review of the 20,000 mAh power bank from Xiaomi.

This is the first approach from Xiaomi to ditch the usage of metal built material for their powerbank and now it uses PC + ABS plastic with design of anti-slip for better gripping and scratch-resistant. This is the biggest problem of the previous Mi Power Bank. Although it uses plastic instead of metal it still maintain it premium design and built.



The 20,000 mAh juice are able to full charge my Samsung Galaxy S7 edge (3,600mAh) 5 times from 5% to 100% with some juice left behind.



You can check the battery levels by pressing the side button and there are 4 LEDs will lite indicate the battery levels.



Since it has such high capacity of battery, the power bank allows dual USB output charging with up to 3.6A.  It not only support smartphone and tablet charging, it also can charge the latest MacBook Air via USB Type-C.

The charging output level would auto adjust according to the connected device. I would say the charging speed is as good as charging it with the normal 5V/2A home wall plug charger.



As for recharging the power battery, Mi Power Bank 20,000 compatible with 5V/2A as well rapid charge/quick charge; 9V/2A and 12V/1.5A.

I've tested to full charge the power bank with my Samsung's fast charger and surprisingly it able to complete the full charge in less than 8 hours. That's even faster charging my 16,000 mAh Mi Power Bank which easily take me more than 10 hours.




Although the it has 20,000 mAh juice, it actually lighter than the 16,000 mAh power bank and 2x 10,400 mAh power bank. It only weigh at 338g, thanks to the new plastic body. The size is just perfect for a 5.5-inch smartphone where the width is quite similar thus it's easy to grab along the smartphone with one hand.

It comes with a 3 cm flat USB cable that's a perfect length to carry along the smartphone while charging.



Does it worth to get the 20,000 mAh Mi Power Bank over the smaller yet compact 5,000 mAh, 10,400 mAh or 16,000 mAh?

It depends whether you prefer something more compact that can only charge one or twice or something that does not required to charge a lot of times and it can last you for few rounds of charging.

Overall it's a solid power bank that bang for the buck. RM 99 with 20,000 mAh capacity and support quick charging, that save you a lot of times in terms of recharging your power bank and also the frequent need to charge your power bank.

You can now purchase the power bank from Mi Store Malaysia now for RM 99

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3 comments:

  1. Hello, i wanna ask about the powerbank. It's support fast charging for samsung galaxy s7 edge?
    And for the cable is it compatible for s7 edge?
    Thanks.

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    1. The fast charging is applying for input and not output.

      If you are looking for a fast charging output, do consider ASUS ZenPower Pro that support Galaxy S7/S7 edge

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  2. Thanks for the info.. really appreciate it.. 😁

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