Hello readers! It is a long time since a blog post was posted here, so I decided to revive this place by reviewing a Mi Power Bank that I acquired recently through here. For only S$14($11 USD / €8), I get a 10400 mAh power bank. For reference, a iPhone 5s has a 1540 mAh battery, a Galaxy S5 has a 2800 mAh battery 2300 mAh, Nexus 7(2013) has a 3950 mAh battery. This means that it can recharge a iPhone 5s 6 times therotically (Mi stated that their lab tests results could only recharge the iPhone 5s 4.5 times). The Galaxy S5 can be recharge up to 3 times and the Nexus 7(2013) can be recharged up to 2 times. Note that these numbers are only possible only theoretically and actual results may vary on a case by case basis, after all not all hardware are made equal right? Also a good Printed Circuit Board will allow the power bank to charge more and have better durability.
When I first received the package, my first impression was not that great. It was just a little paper box with no frills. These days, every major smartphone manufacturer have at least pay attention to the packaging. However, that being said, who keeps these packages anyway? These packages are either thrown away or kept in some dark corners of your house. It could be one of the reasons to keep the cost down as they would spend lesser time on the design and more time on the actual hardware.
|Tech Specs of Mi power bank|
Although it feels heavy, the finishing feels solid. Oh, did I forget to mention that it has an aluminum finish?
At such a price, the product is really affordable given that the price of power bank with such build quality with such a capacity does not come cheap. Would I recommend it? YES!
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