Best Power Banks for Phones & Laptops in Malaysia

best power banks in malaysia

Power banks have become less important as smartphones’ built-in batteries become larger each year. However, it remains one of the most important smartphone accessories.

When it comes to choosing a power bank, we have to consider many factors such as capacity, charging speed, ports availability, form factor, wireless charging, durability and more.

To make your life easier, I have compiled a list of the 9 best power banks for different usage in Malaysia.

Comparing the top 9 power banks in Malaysia

ModelCapacityOutput PortsQuick ChargeCombined OutputDimensions, mmWeight
Xiaomi Powerbank 3 10000mAh10,0002A18W18W147.8x73.9x15.3244g
Anker A1221 PowerCore 1000010,0001C18W18W149x68x14218g
Aukey Sprint Go Mini10,0001A1C18W18W105x50x25195g
ZMI PowerPack No 2025,0001A2C100W210W188.6x80.4x27.1580g
Realme 30W Dart Charge Power Bank10,0001A1C30W30W148x75x17230g
Aukey Basix Pro Mini PB-WL0210,0001A1C18W20W98.4x64x25242g
Anker A1619 PowerCore Magnetic 5K5,0001C10W10W92.9x62.5x16132g
RAVPower Waterproof Portable Charger10,0001A1C18W18W117x75x24300g
70mai Jump Starter11,1001A1C1DC12W600A163x87x27420g

Notes: A represents USB-A, C represents USB-C, DC represents DC port. 1A1C means 1x USB-A and 1x USB-C port.


Best Budget Power Bank

Xiaomi Powerbank 3 10,000mAh

Best Budget Power Bank: Xiaomi Powerbank 3 10000mAh

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Xiaomi Powerbank 3 10,000mAh Specifications:

  • Max 18W quick charge
  • 10000mAh capacity
  • Aluminium body
  • Input port: Micro USB, USB-C
  • Output port: 2x USB-A

Reasons to buy:

  • Slim and compact design
  • 18W quick charge
  • Aluminum body

Reasons to avoid:

  • No USB-C output port

Xiaomi Powerbank 3 10,000mAh (model PLM13ZM) is 147.8 x 73.9 x 15.3 mm and weighs about 246g. The size is almost similar to an iPhone 12 size but slightly wider and taller.

It is the best selling Xiaomi power bank due to its low price and excellent build quality.

The power bank has a sturdy aluminium body and is available in 2 colours: silver and dark grey. It has two USB-A output ports and two input ports: USB-C and Micro USB.

Xiaomi Powerbank 3 10000mAh ports

Both of the maximum charging input and output of Xiaomi Powerbank 3 are limited at 18W. Since most low-tier to mid-tier smartphones are only capable of 18W quick charging, this power bank is more than sufficient for them.

It takes about 4 hours to fully recharge the power bank.

Xiaomi Powerbank 3 is compatible with the quick charge standard of PD, QC3.0, FCP, AP. It is suitable for Xiaomi, iPhone, Samsung smartphones and most Android phones. I recommend buying from Dasher Store as they provide a 1-year warranty with a one-to-one exchange for defective units. 


Best USB-C Power Bank

Anker A1221 PowerCore+ 10000 with Built-in USB-C Cable

Best USB-C Power Bank: Anker A1221 PowerCore 10000

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Anker A1221 PowerCore 10000 Specifications:

  • 10,000mAh
  • Built-in USB-C cable
  • Input port: USB-C 18W PD Input
  • Output port: USB-C 18W PD Output

Reasons to buy:

  • Built-in charging cable
  • Ergonomic grip design
  • Support Type-C PD for Macbook & iPad Pro

Reasons to avoid:

  • Not compatible to iPhone
  • Only 12W charge for Huawei, Oppo, Vivo & Oneplus
  • USB Type C port does not support power output

The Anker A1221 PowerCore+ 10000mAh has a dimensions of 149 x 68 x 14 mm. It is designed with one flat side to place your smartphone and another side with curved edges for comfortable grips while charging.

Anker A1221 PowerCore 10000 flat side and curved edges

The best thing about this Anker A1221 PowerCore+ is its built-in USB-C charging cable. So you don’t have to bring another charging cable. 

It has one USB-C port that only supports recharging but is not capable of power output. You are limited to use the built-in cable for charging purposes. Therefore, you can’t charge multiple devices at once.

The Anker A1221 PowerCore+ 10000 is a super convenient power bank with 18W quick charge and Type C power delivery (PD) support. It is suitable for Google Pixel, Samsung Note, S20, iPad Pro, Nintendo Switch, Macbook, Xiaomi, etc. It comes with an 18 months warranty too!


Best Mini Power Bank

AUKEY Sprint Go Mini

Best Mini Power Bank: Aukey Sprint Go Mini

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Aukey Sprint Go Mini Specifications:

  • 10,000mAh capacity
  • 18W max power output
  • Input port: USB-C
  • Output port: USB-C, USB-A
  • Support low-current devices like fitness tracker and wireless earbuds

Reasons to buy:

  • Compact design
  • Support QC 3.0 and PD 3.0

Compared to our previous mini power bank pick Pineng-PN952,  the Aukey Sprint Go Mini is bigger and bulkier. I have to settle for the Sprint Go Mini because there are really no suitable ultra-portable or ultra-slim power banks available in the market now.

Most small form-factor banks in the market are outdated and don’t support up-to-date quick charge standards. And many are still using micro USB charging ports.

I find that Aukey Sprint Go Mini is the best mini power bank to buy in Malaysia. It has a size of 105 x 50 x 25mm with round edges on the sides. The slim body size makes it easy to hold in the palm and can easily be kept in the pockets.

Aukey Sprint Go Mini slim body size

The Sprint Go Mini supports Power Delivery 3.0 and Quick Charge 3.0 output with a maximum charging speed of 18W. It is compatible with all Apple & Android smartphones as well as wireless earbuds, Bluetooth speakers and more.

Aukey Sprint Go Mini PB-Y36 comes with a long 2-year warranty. You also can check out Aukey Basix Pro Mini Wireless Powerbank which is another Aukey mini power bank. It is not as compact as Sprint Go Mini but it comes with wireless charging and a foldable stand.


Best Laptop Powerbank

ZMI No. 20 Laptop PowerBank 200W

Best Laptop Powerbank: ZMI PowerPack No 20

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ZMI No. 20 Laptop PowerBank 200W Specifications:

  • 25000mAh
  • Support pass-through charging
  • 100W USB-C output
  • 100W USB-A output
  • Maximum combined output of 210W
  • Can receive 100W USB PD input
  • Output port: 2 x USB-C, 1 x USB-A

Reasons to buy:

  • Large battery capacity
  • Compatible to all types of devices, ports and charging standard
  • Support Xiaomi 100W fast charge
  • Pass through charging
  • Full recharging in 2 hours

The ZMI PowerPack No.20 is hailed as the world’s most powerful power bank. This power bank combines the best charging technology in one small compact form factor. Its insane power output makes it the ideal power bank for your laptop (as well as Nintendo Switch)

This power bank has a large capacity of 25000mAh or 92.5Wh which is safe to be carried on flight. It has two USB-C ports and one USB-A port. It can charge up to three devices at the same time with a maximum combined output of 210W.

The USB-C port with 100W max output is powerful enough to charge any laptop which uses a USB-C charging port in the market. It is compatible with Macbook Pro, Dell XPS, Huawei MateBook, Razer Blade Stealth and HP Spectre.

ZMI PowerPack No.20 compatible to all devices

Both USB-C ports are bidirectional, which supports power input and output. It can receive 100W max recharging power that can achieve 60% recharge in just 50 minutes and 2 hours to be fully recharged.

The ZMI PowerPack No.20 supports a wide range of charging standards. It is compatible with all kinds of devices. You can use it to charge iOS/Android smartphones, GoPro, smartwatches, wireless headphones, PS5 controller, Nintendo Switch and mode.

It has an 18 months warranty too.


Best Quick Charge Power Bank

Realme 30W Dart Charge Power Bank

Best Quick Charge Power Bank: Realme 30W Dart Charge Power Bank

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Realme 30W Dart Charge Power Bank Specifications:

  • Output port: 1x USB-A, 1x-USB-C
  • 30W two-way charge

Reasons to buy:

  • 30W fast charge for compatible devices
  • Good price during promotion period
  • Recommended for Oppo, Realme, OnePlus users

Reasons to avoid:

  • Expensive at RM199 without discount

The Realme 30W Dart Charge Power Bank is the best power bank for Realme, Oppo and OnePlus smartphone owners.

This Realme power bank has a size of 148 x 75 x 17mm and weighs 230g grams. The tapered edges make it feel slimmer than it actually is. It has one USB-A and one USB-C port. The USB-C ports can be used for input and output charging.

It is very important to note that the 30W quick charge only supports Dart, VOOC, and Warp protocols. For other charging protocols, the charging speed will be limited to 18W only.

You will need to use a USB-C to USB-C cable to charge the laptop and Nintendo Switch.

With a promotional price tag of RM99 or less, Realme 30W Power Bank is a good buy. Without promotion or discount, it is better to grab an Anker or Xiaomi power bank.


Best Wireless Power Bank

Aukey Basix Pro Mini

Best Wireless Power Bank: Aukey Basix Pro Mini PB-WL02

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Aukey Basix Pro Mini Specifications:

  • Support Qi Wireless Charging (5W, 7.5W, 10W)
  • Foldable stand
  • Max 18W output
  • Support QC 3.0 and PD 3.0
  • LED battery indicator

Reasons to buy:

  • 10W wireless charging
  • 18W quick charge
  • Compact
  • Handphone stand feature

Aukey Basix Pro Mini is the best wireless power bank to buy in Malaysia. It is very small and compact, with a size of 98.4 x 64 x 25 mm.

It is compatible with all devices using Qi wireless charging standard. It supports 5W, 7.5W and 10W wireless output power. You can use it for not only smartphones but also wireless earbuds like Apple Airpods.

It has dual fast charging outputs, a USB-A port and a USB-C port. The maximum quick charge wattage is 18W but its combined maximum output is only 20W. So, it can’t support quick charges for multiple devices.

The Basix Pro Mini has a built-in kickstand and phone holder which is very convenient. You can place the power bank on your desk as a  wireless charging stand. In this way, your phone gets recharged and you won’t miss any important text messages.

All Aukey power banks come with a 24-month warranty.


Best Magsafe Power Bank

Anker A1619 PowerCore Magnetic

Best Magsafe Power Bank: Anker A1619 PowerCore Magnetic 5K

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Anker A1619 PowerCore Magnetic Specifications:

  • 5W wireless charge
  • Magsafe compatible

Reasons to buy:

  • Much cheaper than Apple Magsafe Battery Pack
  • Very compact and light

Besides the official Apple Magsafe Battery Pack, Malaysians have very few Magsafe power banks to choose from. The Anker PowerCore Magnetic 5K is found to be one of the best value for money Magsafe power banks.

The Anker Magnetic 5K power bank is a 5,000mAh mini power bank with the Magsafe feature. It can snap easily and firmly onto iPhone 12. Given its smaller battery capacity, it is only 16mm thick, thinner than the AukeyBasix Pro Mini.

You should note that this power bank is designed exclusively for iPhone 12 series. It is not a quick charger power bank nor a multi-device power bank. It has only one USB-C port and only can output a maximum of 10W. So, it is definitely not the best wired charging power bank.

In terms of wireless charging, the Anker Magnetic 5K power bank can only transmit a coil-to-coil wattage of 5W (similar charging speed to Apple Magsafe Battery Pack). It charges your iPhone slowly but steadily. 

The 5,000mAh capacity is enough to provide 1.2 charges for iPhone Mini, 0.95 charges for iPhone 12, or 0.75 charges iPhone 12 Pro Max.

One last note, the Apple Magsafe is actually compatible with Qi wireless charging up to 7.5W. So if you don’t need the magnetic feature, you can actually buy the Aukey Basix Pro Mini instead.


Best Heavy Duty Power Bank

RAVPower Waterproof Portable Charger RP-PB096

Best Heavy Duty Power Bank: RAVPower Waterproof Portable Charger

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RAVPower Waterproof Portable Charger RP-PB096 Specifications:

  • IP67 waterproof, dustproof, shockproof
  • 18W quick charge
  • Built-in flashlight
  • 10,000mAh

Reasons to buy:

  • IP67 rating
  • Rugged built 

Outdoor enthusiasts will love the RAVPower Waterproof Portable Charger. Since it is IP67-rated, you can bring it along for hiking, camping, biking or fishing. It can last up to 30 minutes of submersion under the water.

There are three ports on the power bank: micro USB, USB-A and USB-C. The power bank supports QC 3.0 and PD fast charging for a maximum power output of 18W.

The built-in flashlight is good as emergency lighting especially good for hiking and camping.

When you use the RAVPower RP-PB096 power bank, you’ll never have to worry about accidental drops or rainwater damage. It is a good buy for those who like to spend time outdoors. 


Best Emergency Power Bank

70mai Jump Starter Powerbank

Best Emergency Power Bank: 70mai Jump Starter

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70mai Jump Starter Powerbank Specifications:

  • 2-in-1 jump starter and power bank
  • Reverse connection protection
  • Suitable for 12V vehicles up to 4.0L gas and 2.0L diesel engine
  • Peak current 600A
  • 1x USB-A, 1x USB-C
  • Built-in LED light

Reasons to buy:

  • Slim and modern jump starter power bank
  • Easy to operate

Everyone should have an emergency power bank like the 70mai Jump Starter Power Bank in their home or car. Even if your battery’s dead, you can jump-start your car in no time with this power bank.

Inside the box, it comes with a jumper cable, USB-A to C cable and a small grey pouch. So you can keep all of the things neatly in one small package.

The 70mai Jump Starter Power Bank has a USB-A port, USB-C port, and a dedicated DC-cable output port for the jumper cable. The USB ports only support 5V/2.4A. So, there is no quick charging for your smartphones.

Unlike a standard car jumper, the 70mai’s jumper cable has a starter control unit at the end. It has indicators that show users whether they have connected the wire correctly to the positive and negative poles.

This power bank has a jump start current of 250A and a peak current of 600A. It can easily jump-start any car with a 4L engine. It is claimed that the 11,100mAh capacity is sufficient to jump-start a 3L engine as much as 40 times.

I think it is worth buying and keep at least one 70mai Jump Starter Power Bank in each household. It can potentially save you many troubles and money. There’s also a 70mai Jump Starter Max version with a peak current of 1000A that can jump-start an 8L engine car.

Buying from the Dasher official store gives you a 1-year warranty.


Previous Picks

Pineng PN-952 was my previous top pick for ultra-slim power bank. But the lack of an 18W quick charge makes it no longer a favourable power bank choice.

Mi 20000mAh was the best large capacity power bank. But the ZMI No.20 PowerPack is better with support for a wide range of quick charge standards and able to output a maximum of 100W whereas Xiaomi Powerbank 3 20000mAh


Competitions

Xiaomi Wireless Power Bank Review

Xiaomi has two wireless power bank models, WP15ZM and WP25ZM. 

The Xiaomi WP15ZM Wireless Power Bank is affordable at a price of RM79. It can charge 10W wireless and 18W wired. It is indeed a very good power bank. So, it is a great alternative to the Aukey Basix Pro Mini if you prefer a slimmer power bank and don’t need the kickstand feature.

Xiaomi’s WP25ZM Wireless Power Bank provides wireless quick charging of up to 30W for Xiaomi smartphones. Also, it includes a charging base so it can serve as a wireless charger stand. However, this design is less convenient than the Aukey Basix Pro Mini. And the Xiaomi WP25ZM is also more expensive which is why I don’t recommend buying it.

No-brand 50000mAh, 20000mAh Mini Power Bank Review

There are plenty of these non-branded top seller power banks on Shopee. I don’t recommend buying these power banks as they often show fake or incorrect battery capacity. Not only that but the maximum charging outputs are also questionable. And most of them don’t support QC 3.0 or PD 3.0. 

It is not worth the time and money to spend on these types of inferior power banks. Just spend a little bit more to buy from reputable brands like Xiaomi or Aukey.


Power Bank FAQ

Which power bank brand is the best in Malaysia?

For general use,u003cstrongu003e I recommend Xiaomi and Aukey power banksu003c/strongu003e. ZMI is a great non-mainstream power bank brand. Anker’s power bank is good too but they are generally slightly more expensive. 

What is a 21700 battery?

21700 batteries are rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. They get their name from their size: 21mm by 70mm. It is often used in newer power bank models. Since it has a bigger volume size, it can hold a larger battery capacity and is slightly lighter in comparison to the equivalent 18650 power bank.

What is a 18650 battery?

18650 batteries are rechargeable lithium-ion batteries. They get their name from their size: 18mm by 65mm. It is often used in older power bank models.

What is USB-C PD or USB-PD (Power Delivery)?

USB-C Power Delivery is a fast charging technology that delivers much higher levels of power than standard charging. It can output a maximum of 100 watts with voltage up to 20V. You can see it being used in Nintendo Switch, iPad Pro, MacBook and other USB-C ultrabooks.

What is mAh (milliamp-hours)?

Milliamp-hours stands for electric charge the battery can provide, higher mAh means higher capacity. In most cases,u003cstrongu003e mAh in the power bank represents the internal battery capacityu003c/strongu003e. It does not equal the actual output capacity. There always will be energy lost due to voltage conversion and additional energy consumption. u003cbru003eu003cbru003eFor example, a 10,000mAh power bank may only carry 6500mAh actual output capacity.

Should I get a 5000,10000 or 20000mAh power bank?

It depends on your usage pattern. If you are a salesperson who travels a lot and zips around the cities, 20000 mAh will serve you well. For normal users, 20000 mAh is overkill.u003cbru003eu003cbru003e10000 mAh is the best capacity for most users as you don’t have to charge it too often and can provide a full charge to every smartphone in the market.u003cbru003eu003cbru003e5000 mAh is ideal for users who want an ultra-portable power bank that can be easily carried around.

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Kai is a tech enthusiast staying in Kuala Lumpur. Techrakyat.com is where he reviews on the best gadgets, apps, life hacks, tips for save money and make money.
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Tekkaus
1 month ago

Guess we all need the jumpstart one. 🙂

Jon Derek J. Tan
9 months ago

Would the Pineng PN-961 work for nintendo switch?

Bob
1 year ago

Boss, a good USB charging cable link not working anymore….plssss. By the way….your review really good & really helping people like me..

Sam
2 years ago

Hi, great review. Since the time of this article, there are some newer models from Pineng, like PN-969 and PN-962, would like to hear your comment on them. Thanks.

keeyool
2 years ago

Good article. WHat’s most suitable powerbank for nintendo switch? Xiaomi 20000?

Que
2 years ago

How bout powerbanks with wireless charging capabilities…been searching for those…