Portable Cellphone Charger – Lipstick Battle
I know… what does lipstick have to do with a portable cellphone charger? 🙂 Ok, if you haven’t figured it out, some companies have produced lipstick size portable mobile chargers. The larger mAh power banks will allow you to have multiple charges on your phone, or charge an ipad, tablets, etc., and some even charge multiple devices.
The cool thing about having a lipstick size portable cellphone charger is the practicality and availability. Suppose you are travelling on your car and your ride ran out of fuel. You flip out your phone but disappointed big time to see it dead. Imagine that had you have a portable cell phone battery charger in your pocket. You could use that to charge your device up and you could buzz any of your loved one to come and rescue you.
In this review, we will compare two lipstick size cell phone portable chargers.
The Yubi Power YP250AS 2500mAh vs. X5 mobile Mini 2000mAh Portable Cellphone Charger
The Ultra Compact Yubi Power YP250AS 2500mAh is a portable mobile charger which if be observed from distance, looks similar to a lipstick. A Backup portable cellphone charger that won’t let your electronic gadgets’ battery drain away in the middle of your work can be a lifesaver.
Yubi Power YP250AS 2500mAh is designed in a way that it gets illuminated with LED light which turn blue, red and green according to its charging state which give it a glittering look. This portable phone charger is introduced with a micro USB input in order to top this Power Bank off for charging and a normal USB output to charge your electronics.
On the other hand, X5 mobile Mini 2000mAh Power Bank is a portable charger exclusively designed for Apple products. But not only confined to Apple, one can charge other smartphones supporting Universal Data Cable, as well. Its small size, portability, longevity and compactness also make X5 mobile Mini 2000mAh an interesting option for a portable cellphone charger.
Enlisting comparison between both of these Power Banks to facilitate the users deciding which one of these is the best portable phone charger for their needs. We will do this with the compatibility of these devices with different smartphones, each of these two are capable to plug in, aiming to make up their battery fluid to 100%.
|Yubi Power YP250AS||X5 mobile Mini|
|iPhone 5, 4, 4S, iPhone 3GS, iPod Touch||iPhone 5, 4S, 3, 3GS|
|HTC One X , One S , Thunderbolt, Sensation, Incredible, Rezound, Desire, Wildfire, Inspire,||Samsung Galaxy S4 S3 S2|
|Radar, Vivid, Evo 3D 4G||Nokia N9|
|Samsung Galaxy S3 , S2 (all versions)||Galaxy Note|
|Samsung Galaxy Focus S, Infuse, Sprint||Galaxy Nexus|
|LG Vortex, Revolution, Quantum, Thrill 4G, Verizon Droid 3||Sony Xperia Z|
|Nokia N900, N9, N8 , N97, C6, C3, E71, E72||Go Pro (Black)|
|Nokia Kindle Series, Kindle Fire||HTC One X , One S|
|Nokia Lumia 900, 800||HTC Thunderbolt|
|BlackBerry Bold 9900, Sony Xperia S||HTC Sensation G14|
|PSP, MP3 MP4 MP5|
|3G, 4G Wi-Fi Hotspot , PSP, Nook Color|
Charging Ability :
AS far as X25 mobile Mini is concerned, one can charge car cigarette lighter by means of it. A general overview about how long the Yuba Backup external charger takes in charging up almost drained iPhone 5 (15% battery fluid remaining) is being provided below so you will get ‘close to real’ idea of charging speeds : When plugged it in = 15% Charge
- After lapse of 15 Minutes = 31% Charge
- After lapse of 45 Minutes = 65% Charge
- After lapse of 75 Minutes = 88% Charge
- After lapse of 95 Minutes = Full Charge
This result demonstrates how energy efficient Yuba Power Bank device is. It almost took 1 minute per 1% which is way better for a 1 Ampere device. If you are a 4G LTE user, then you must be aware how it gears up the drainage of mobile battery. Just plug in this portable cellphone charger to your device and browse freely without giving a second thought to your battery because you would end up finding it 100% in just over 90 minutes. When we talk about its rival x25 mobile mini, one of the drawbacks that blurred its other high end specifications is its consumption of more current then the charger is supposed to deliver. So in order to bring synonymy in input and output voltage, one has turn off 3g and Wi-Fi of gadget being charged.
Style With Grace :
This mini and stylish portable mobile charger aka compact Yubi Power Bank can easily fit anywhere you want it to be; be it purse, pocket or whatever. Don’t be beguiled by its tininess, its Li-ion ‘Grade A’ cells speaks volume about how ‘magnanimous’ this thing is in quality. Though its chassis dimensions of 3.70 x 0.86 x 0.86 inch make it look like minuscule, but once you look at its utility pack it carries for your smartphones, you can’t suppress your awe. X5 Mobile Mini also possess somehow the same resemblance in structure as that of Yubi YP250AS, even more light weight and compact bearing weight of 2.6 ounce. So now those who were so keen on using external batteries to keep their gadgets turn on, X5 Mobile Mini has been unveiled to give them comfort as it would let them get away with pile of external batteries. Its shape and astounding color combination is not less than a cherry on the cake.
Charging Options :
Battery shortage wont impede your connectivity because portable backup external chargers like X25 and Yubi are here to facilitate hardcore smartphone users whose’ gadgets can’t stand their excessive usage. Possessors of these Power banks are provided with number of options to get their portable cellphone chargers recharged. They can either use Wall Socket or can charge them up by means of USB power cord. Just connect your charger with one end of USB power cord and insert its other end in your laptop to charge it while you work side by side, or if you have a wall socket nearby, you can charge your portable mobile charger at its full capacity by means of it.
Specifications Chart :
|Specifications||Yubi Power YP250AS||X5 mobile Mini|
|Battery Capacity||2500 mAh||2500 mAh|
|Input Voltage||DC 5V||DC 5V|
|Input Current||0.8 Ampere||0.8 Ampere|
|Output Voltage||DC 5V||DC 5V|
|Output Current||1 Ampere||0.8 Ampere|
|Input Charging Time||2.5 hours||5 hours|
|Micro USB cable||Yes||Yes|
|External Battery Charger||Yes||Yes|
|Weight||2.8 ounces||2.6 ounces|
|Apple 30 Pin Connector||No||Yes|
|Chargeable through iPhone 5S charger||Yes||Yes|
|Battery type||Li-ion Grade A cell||Samsung Grade A cell|
|Built in USB charging cable||No||No|
|Short circuit protection||Yes||Yes|
|Number of charging cycles (iPhone 5)||1.5||1|
|Number of charging cycle (Galaxy Note)||1||0.9|
|Number of devices it can charge simultaneously||2||1|
Final Verdict :
As it is widely acclaimed that good things come in small packages and this 2500 mAh Yubi power bank is one of them.
What if you can reap the same benefits from a small compact portable cell phone battery charger which you used to attain from large battery packs? Simply a sane brain would prefer one with less cost and modest structure.
Yubi Power YP250AS has showed up with an alliterative and easy to keep velvet-like pouch that restrain dust from fuddling into its ports. The X5 Mobile Mini has cut down its numbers owing to several inherent deficiencies like you can’t charge iPhone 5S by means of its little cord , one has to turn off various mobile specs to make mobile operational while charging by means of X5 Mobile Mini because of input-output voltage differences.
Which one is the best portable phone charger? It’s a close call as both the Yubi Power and X5 are excellent and dependable. However we give the nod to the Yubi Power YP250AS as our number one lipstick portable mobile charger.