In the current world where feature phones have almost become extinct and most of us carry smartphones and in that, most of us are hooked onto the net non-stop. And with phones becoming more and more affordable and loaded with good cameras clicking pictures is one of the main purposes. Now all of this comes with a catch – the battery running out of juice. It is hard to keep hooked into a wall every now and then and hence most of the OEMs are now coming up with tiny juice boxes called power banks that come in many different capacities.
While most of the companies just dump the batteries into a box, there is one company that has been very unique right from the way they package their products to building some stunning designs in whatever they produce. We are talking of none other than OnePlus. We have seen how well they package their phones and now with the power bank being released in India, one gets to experience their other products as well. Let’s look at the various aspects of the OnePlus power bank.
In the package:
- One power bank
- USB cable
- 10,000 mAh capacity
- 16.2mm in thickness and 220 gms in weight
- Input: 5V/2A
- Charging Time: 5-6 hours
- Dual USB ports (5V-2A)
- Blue LEDs as indicators
- Safety features to prevent overcharging and overheating
Just one word – Art! yes, we are not exaggerating but this power bank is a piece of art. While other players like Xiaomi have just dumped cells into a box and then created shiny exteriors and giving it many different colors, OnePlus has spent a lot of time in truly designing a piece of marvelous art. When the OnePlus One was out, people were in for a pleasant surprise as the phone came in two options – Sandstone Black and Silky White back options. These two were so unique that everyone who got the phone loved it. So much so that case manufacturers like Pelosi made sandstone cases themselves! Leveraging on the success there, OnePlus has extended the sandstone black and silky white surfaces to its power bank.
The overall design of the power bank is so good that it literally feels like you’re holding a wallet. The form factor starts with parallel lines on one end that meet at the other end as they pass thru the curves. At the right-hand top sits the OnePlus logo and on the top side, you’d find two USB ports and a charging slot. Onto the right side edge, there are 4 blue LEDs that light up and crawl as they charge or discharge and indicate that they are active.
What we loved is the “Shake” to wake! Shake the power bank and the LEDs come up for a brief moment to let you know how much juice they have – cool ain’t it? We loved it.
Coming at dimensions of 142.8×72.6mm, it’s a tall tall fella. But thanks to the overall design holding it is simply no problem. And compared to the bricky Xiaomi Power Bank this is a tad lighter. Of course, the Xiaomi power bank holds 400mAh more worth of juice.
OnePlus made the following claims about the power bank:
- Charges from 0-100% in 5.5 hours
- Can charge a OnePlus One 3 times with a single charge
- Will not get overheated or to any levels so as to cause discomfort
- Has inbuilt safety to prevent overcharging
We tested the device for a week and the following are our observations:
The power bank took a little more time to charge up from 0-100% compared to the claim and here are the readings:
- Charge 1 – 5 hours 43 minutes
- Charge 2 – 5 hours 39 minutes
- Charge 3 – 5 hours 47 minutes
- Charge 4 – 5 hours 44 minutes
- Charge 5 – 5 hours 42 minutes
So it is not way off the claims and one can consider it takes anywhere between 5-6 hours to charge up fully. It is quite long and one is better off putting the power bank to charge while going to sleep and unplug it once you wake up, thanks to the inbuilt feature that prevents it from overcharging or overheating
We tried charging our OnePlus One many times and the following is how the power bank discharged itself:
- 2 times of 0-100% and 40% in the third time before it juiced out
- 2 times of 0-100% and 35% in the third time before it juiced out
- 2 times of 0-100% and 30% in the third time before it juiced out
So the closest it came to was charging 2.45s of the OnePlus One which is not bad at all!
We tried using both the ports in charging a OnePlus One and a Motorola G 2nd generation and the following is how the power bank discharged itself:
- 1x OnePlus One + 2x + 0-20% of Motorola 2nd Gen
- 1x OnePlus One + 2x + 0-11% of Motorola 2nd Gen
- 1x OnePlus One + 2x + 0-17% of Motorola 2nd Gen
Heating up – though OnePlus claimed that the power bank will NOT overheat we did observe that the temperatures shot upwards of 50 degrees C while it was being charged and upwards of 45 degrees C when it was connected to a device for discharging. Well, this was expected as most of the power banks do get heated up with so much power being packed into them. One has to be really cautious NOT to place the power bank in the pocket while it is connected to a device for charging.
- Faster charging as compared to other power banks of the same capacity
- Though a tall one, the power bank easily fits into a jeans pocket if you want to carry it along (while unplugged of course!)
- Heats up a lot
- Discharge while idle is a tad more compared to Xiaomi Powerbank as this is made of Li-Polymer
- 1399INR – pricy when compared to other offerings at 999 INR
We are satisfied with the overall performance of the OnePlus power bank. Initially, we did think that the 10000 mAh as compared to the popular 10400 mAh of other offerings could be a big shortcoming but this has been a solid performer. Brilliant design is the true strength of this power bank and one will never feel they are carrying around a rudimentary brick or a cheaply designed product. But there is one huge drawback which is the price (1399INR). While OnePlus says that this is due to the import taxes levied by the Indian government, there is nothing much that can be done here. So if you are looking for a cool design, good performer, and do not mind shelling out 300-400INR more we have just one thing to say to you – GO GRAB ONE and you’d simply fall in love with it. After all, that is what you’d want when you get something right? 🙂
Giveaway! 2 OnePlus 10000mAh Powerbanks (Sandstone Black)
Alright, we arrive at the best part – Do you want a OnePlus Power bank? Love wicked awesome design? Were yearning to lay your hands on one but did not manage to get one before the stocks went out? Worry not, we are giving away two power banks! Here is how you stand a chance to win:
- Follow us on Twitter @webtrickz
- Tweet about this giveaway on Twitter. “OnePlus Powerbank Review & Giveaway by @web_trickz Enter now! http://t.co/4suxhrwfxa” Tweet
- Tell us why you’d love to have a OnePlus power bank or why we should give you one – Comment below or reply to this tweet with your answers.
We will announce the winners on the 22nd of May! All the best 🙂
Update: Giveaway closed! The 2 lucky winners are Kartik Bansal and Nathaniel. Thanks to everyone for their participation.
P.S. This giveaway is NOT sponsored by OnePlus. The contest is only applicable to residents of India.
In this world of continuous traveling and with power hogging smartphones and network, a power bank is a must. And whats better then a power bank which has the looks and the performance. This one is this. So i want to have this
Hey. i would love to have this powerbank because it has got the best design and also i have switched to an iphone so it needs to be charged more frequently. i dont want to be called a wall hugger 😛
I would love to have a OnePlus power bank because it has two output ports. My Xiaomi power bank has only one. :/
I Wil love to own a power back as I don\’t need to worry about charging my device at any place and not worrying about my phone battery. Secondly the OnePlus PowerBank is very compact and well crafted that it looks so beautiful.
I really like new OnePlus Power Bank as it has two slot I can charge my two device frequently You should give me one as I don\’t have one either and i travel alot so i need to charge my phone while traveling 🙂
Nothing is more important than a smarthphone in case of emergency, A portable charger really helps a lot in that case.
There have been multiple instances where you run out of battery preety soon…. eg: using GPS when you are lost, heavy surfing, music and video steaming etc. This helps you to quickly replenish your dead oh battery so you can go worry free anywhere,
PS: also fulfilled other 2 requirement of giveaway. Thx 🙂
After reading this review now I am more in love with this piece of beauty made by OnePlus. And my old powerbank is broken now 🙁
And I never won a giveaway;(
One plus one power bank looks very designer and moreover it has two USB slots. Having 10000mah juice will last long for at least 4 times for a smartphone.
I would love to have this power bank because of its capacity and the sexy design and outstanding performance. This power bank is the best i had ever seen. My friend bought mi power bank, although it is of less price but it take a lot of time to get charged and also its design is not up to the mark as compared to the level of oneplus power bank. I loved its design and also that it has two outputs, finally i would be able to charge my 2 phones (oneplus one and iphone 4). It would be so great if i get this for free 😛 but if i am not so lucky then no problem i ll buy it. 🙂 Thankyou webtrickz.com for providing such giveaway. Love you. 🙂
Every one has smartphone these days. But charge on the phone is one major problem. Having powerbank handy solves this problem. This powerbank has two ports. Would love have one 🙂
Thank you for this awesome giveaway
I would love to have a OnePlus power bank because it\’s the best powerbank available in India.
As others I too have reasons to love OnePlus power bank. But the thing is I need it this time .. Had won 2 Mobile devices recently .. Aab baas Power Bank with two outputs ki kaami hai .
Aab ki bar OnePlus se hi karenge charge 😛
The one plus power bank would best compliment my one plus phone.
Would love to have a power bank that is designed so meticulously. Feel of sandstone variant in hand offers a unique experience. And I have a android phone which doesn\’t even last for a day ????
@web_trickz A Product is not just a product but a passion from the seller as well as the buyer. A great product is not just owned but cherished and loved. This is a unique power bank and the design is stunning. Going by your recommendation I would surely want to try and would highly appreciate it if am chosen in the giveaway. I shall also use it and report back with my own review to you !
As you rightly said, it is definitely An Art on Design & Apt on Technology. When Art meets Technology & #Webtrickz does such a wonderful review on that piece, it always gets more & more desirable.
Oneplus Powerbank is one of the best powerbank in market right now. A package of great design, performance and less charging time can\’t be easily found. For student like me who travels 90 KM per day, Oneplus will be life-saving.
Thanks webtrickz for this giveaway 🙂
One Plus One Powerbank is the Most Stylish , Lite weighted , Usefull & Reliable. Wish to Have one.
OnePlus power bank is kind of universal charger, One charger for all USB devices, this is handy for outdoor usage when no more charging facility available OnePlus power bank is here to HELP:)
I woulkd like to have a OnePlus power bank
One, because I need it and
Two, because it is a stunningly beautiful
I\’ve been searching online for a solid power bank from a reputed brand. I came across a Xiaomi 10400 mAh @ 400 on eBay. But that was an OEM version. I consulted @deal_bee and they told not to go for it & I won\’t get even ¼th efficiency as the original.
So I skipped it and I\’m really in need for a Power Bank and I can\’t afford a higher price as I\’m just a student. This is a golden opportunity you are granting for me.
P.S – I\’ve already replied to your tweet (@naif46). But I couldn\’t express the whole thing in 140 characters. So I thought I\’d comment here and disclose the same.
I’ve been searching online for a solid power bank from a reputed brand. I came across a Xiaomi 10400 mAh @ 400 on eBay. But that was an OEM version. I consulted @deal_bee and they told not to go for it & I won’t get even ¼th efficiency as the original.
So I skipped it and I’m really in need for a Power Bank and I can’t afford a higher price as I’m just a student. This is a golden opportunity you are granting for me.
P.S – I’ve already replied to your tweet (@naif46). But I couldn’t express the whole thing in 140 characters. So I thought I’d comment here and disclose the same.
Would like to have one so that wherever I go, I am not powerless!
10k capacity, curved design, dual 2A points, and the pouch.. Calling it a power bank is underestimation its a power tank thus I need some roaming artillery for my smartphone.
Thanks for the giveaway. I don\’t have a powerbank, so it will be great if I win this here. I can then utilize the money for my study & books.
I’d love to have a OnePlus power bank as its Fast charging as compared to other power banks of same capacity. Thanks for this Incredible Giveaway !
First thing I never owned any power bank and I\’m ambitious of photography.
I love snapping picture all the time with my smartphone, so for this semester holidays I planned to improve my photography skills by visiting some new place and learning some tutorials via YouTube.so If you give me this power bank it would be very helpful for me in many ways.
Thanks for giveaway 🙂
I would like to win the new OnePlus Power Bank, so that wherever I go, my OnePlus One is not powerless!
One of the good looking powerbanks. So bored of carrying my MI powerbank now. This will be a welcome change. Hence, would love to own 1. If chosen, i\’ll try to promote your blog as much as possible. Maybe you can send me a Webtrickz sticker that i\’ll stick on the powerbank so as to promote your blog more.
A super awesome power bank from oneplus!!! In today\’s world,a power bank has become a must.Would love to start my power bank journey with this masterpiece!Super powerful,dual ports,good input to output efficiency,sleek and a big brand name backing it.One really can\’t ask for more 🙂
I wish to win the OnePlus power bank because I travel a lot and with that 10,000 mAh capacity I can charge my phone for a lavish one day or two without fearing about anything.