You’re probably thinking, another battery review. And you are right, we do a lot of portable battery charger reviews, because they are ever present in our expanding mobile world. This year was particularly a rough year for battery life if you were apart of the unlucky crowd running Android 5.0. It was littered with issues and the worst offending bug was battery drain. Which means, a portable battery could do you good especially if you travel or are outside the home for extended hours. A portable battery is also great for parents of kids who are constantly on their phones or tablets.
The CHOETECH 15600mAh battery is the best for the price, size, ability to work with Quick Charge 2.0, as well as being compatible with iOS and Android products. Not only will the CHOETECH 156000 mAh battery charge your compatible device 75% faster than the older conventional chargers, it will also charge quickly with your Quick Charge wall plug.
Some families like mine are split between iOS and Android, so I guess if they’re around they can use this battery too.
Build Quality – This battery is solid. It has an incredible build, seams are tight, and you can tell this is of superior quality. There is a power button on the top side of the battery, right next to four battery level indicator lights. The lights are bright so you will know how long this battery has left before you need to recharge it. Located in the front are two inputs, one is for the micro-usb chargers, and the other is a lightning cable input for Apple chargers. Next to the inputs are the two USB outputs, one for high efficiency output, and the other for Quick-Charge 2.0 with auto-detection.
Usage – At 15600mAh the CHOETECH portable battery, on paper, can charge my Samsung Galaxy Note Edge over 5 times since my battery is 3000mAh. I never run my phone down to 0%, but for the sake of testing I did run it down to 10% on multiple occasions. I survived over four days on this battery pack as it truly lived up to its potential. For four days straight I did not one time connect my phone to a wall charger and I had yet to fully drain the battery pack as it showed 25% life remaining. From 25% remaining power to fully charged with my wall charger only took a few hours. I now know I am fully capable of surviving on this battery for 4 to 5 days without a wall plug.
What I liked:
- Great price point for a high-capacity battery
- Quality batteries from Samsung power the pack
- Quick Charge 2.0
- Dual inputs for micro-USB and Lightning
- Incredible battery life
What I didn’t like:
- Glossy coating as this attracts fingerprints
I consider this to be a bargain at $39.99 on Amazon.com. I’ve seen similar sized batteries from inferior companies sell for 3X this amount. More and more devices have Qualcomm’s Quick Charge technology, so the batteries of old do not meet the standards of today’s devices. Once you go to the ability to charge quickly, it becomes old waiting for your phone or tablet to charge on old technology. If you are in the market for a portable battery, I wholeheartedly recommend you buy the CHOETECH 15600mAh 2-port USB portable battery as it should fulfill your needs whether it be for a day or five days, this has you covered. In addition, CHOETECH does offer an 18-month warranty, although I suspect you won’t need to use it considering how well this battery is built.