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Smartphones are now essential for our social life and with so many apps such as Snapchat, Facebook, Instagram and even the new inclusions of the story feature in Whatsapp, a phone with a low battery capacity will not get you through the day, so what to do?

As we learned from the Galaxy Note 7 episode, that even the best of batteries can explode; in addition to that, there’s a rumor that power banks can hurt your phone’s battery.

The statement is partially true as a substandard power bank can shorten the life of your device significantly. So how exactly should you choose the best power bank? Listed below are some tips and things to consider when buying a portable charger.

Consider Battery size of your devices

  • First of all, you need to check the size of your smart device, which you will find easily on the internet if you do not have the box with you.

Power bank Charging Ports

  • Try to buy a power bank that is at least equal to the size of your device’s battery.
  • If your device’s battery runs out more than once in a day, you can opt for a power bank that is twice or even thrice the size of your phone’s battery.
  • It is important to note that a 10,000 mAh power bank will only provide around 6500-7500 mAh.

Features Your Power Bank Must Have


  • If you carry more than one devices, choose a power bank with multiple ports.
  • Always look for the auto-cut and power-cut features in the portable charger as these will stop your device from being affected by a short circuit or getting overcharged.
  • While a PKR 1000 power bank would appeal to you price-wise, it is always safe to go for a branded device.

Why you need a Power Bank?

  • Instead of keeping two devices with them, some people prefer to buy a power pack to keep their device up and running throughout the day.
  • If you are visiting a remote area where there’s no electricity.
  • You are a frequent traveler.
  • You work in the field, not an indoor office.
  • You play games a lot.
  • You have a smartphone with pathetic battery life.
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