Aukey 30,000mAh Type-C Power Bank review: A large battery for a large amount of charging

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Thanks to it having Qualcomm’s Quick Charging, your devices will charge just like they’re being charged from the wall outlet.

Aukey is one brand name that just about everyone knows if you’re purchasing power packs or car chargers or wall mount chargers. They’ve got it all. Aukey was kind enough to send us their new 30,000mAh Type-C Power Bank for review and to show off that it can charge an iPhone 7 10 times. Let’s take a look in the full review below.

Specs

  • Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
  • AiPower Adaptive Charging Technology
  • Output 1: DC 5V-6.5V/3V 6.5V-9V/2A 9V-12V/1.5A
  • Output 2: DC 5V 2.4V
  • Type-C Input/Output: DC 5V 3A
  • Battery: Li-Polymer 30,000mAh
  • Dimension: 150.5 x 84 x 29mm / 5.9 x 3,.3 x 1.1 in
  • Weight: 580g / 20.4oz

What’s in the box

  • Aukey Power Bank
  • Micro USB cable
  • Introduction manual
  • 24-month warranty card

Design

Power banks come in all different shapes and sizes, but the higher mAh power banks tend to be bulkier and have weight to them that you wouldn’t imagine. The Aukey 30000mAh power bank is pretty much a brick when it comes to design. On one side of the unit, you have two USB ports, a microUSB input port, a USB Type-C port, and a flashlight. Aukey’s logo is imprinted on the top of the power bank next to the power button that’ll let you start charging your devices. The back of the power bank shows the battery amount of 30000mAh along with the fact that it comes with Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 3.0 Technology. That’s pretty much the design aspect of the unit since all of the other sides are a blank slate.

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Ease of Use

Every power bank is simple to use. Just press the power on button and go on your way. The Aukey power bank is going to work the same way, so there’s nothing new you need to learn. When the power bank is fully charged and you press the power button, the light will be white, but once the battery is used some, the light will turn green and then red letting you know the battery is low. I didn’t find myself getting confused as to what to do next when it came to charging my devices. In order to use the flashlight, just long press on the power button and when you want it turned off, do the same thing, long press the power button. When charging the power pack, the light will be green letting you know it’s charging, but once that green light is gone, that means it’s 100% charged.

Battery Life

Power banks battery can range anywhere from 2,500mAh all the way up to 50,000mAh and maybe even higher, but this Aukey power pack is stacked with 30,000mAh and its battery life is wonderful. Aukey states that you can charge your iPhone 7 10 times or an iPad Pro 9.7 two and a half times. I haven’t charged my iPhone or iPad on it yet, but I was able to charge my Pixel XL and Huawei Mate 9 at least four times each before having to recharge the power pack. When it comes to recharging the actual battery pack, it took about 4-6 hours depending on where the battery life is at. It may take a long time to get fully charged, but that’s to be expected with such a large battery.

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Price/Value

Now, not everyone is going to want to fork out a load of cash for a really big power bank, but there are some people that will do it. This power bank from Aukey will cost you $60USD which does sound like a lot, and that’s because it is. But if you look past the price and see how many times it can recharge your phone before needing to charge itself, then it’s worth purchasing. Other power banks out there may be a little bit lower in price, but they probably don’t have USB-C, or they aren’t 30,000mAh.

Wrap Up

So, as you can see, the Aukey 30,000mAh power bank with Type-C is well worth getting or at least think about getting if you’re looking for another power bank. Thanks to it having Qualcomm’s Quick Charging, your devices will charge just like they’re being charged from the wall outlet. The only downside I saw was that at random times, the power bank would occasionally stop charging my device, but a simple press of the power button fixed the issue.

Aukey Type-C Power Bank
4.5 Out of 5
Nailed it
Battery life is awesome and using it is simple. The price is good if you're tired of looking elsewhere.
Needs Work
At random times the charger would stop charging the device that it was connected to. The unit is heavy, but that should be expected since it has a big battery.
Bottom Line
The Aukey 30000mAh power bank comes with two USB ports with Qualcomm Quick Charging technology along with an in/out USB Type-C port to allow you to charge your phone or charge the battery pack. You'll be able to charge your smartphone more than enough times to get you through the week.
Design4.00
Ease of Use5.00
Battery Life5.00
Price/Value4.00
*We were sent a demo unit of the Aukey 30000mAh power bank for the purposes of this review.
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