Best Portable Chargers for LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi Android Phones

Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000 and Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD

A portable charger (aka power bank) can mean the difference between stressing over your LG, Motorola, or Xiaomi Android phone’s battery life. Or being able to use it all day long without worry. The best portable chargers for these phones can all fast charge them from 0-50% in 30 minutes. While also offering enough capacity to keep you going, whether for busy work day or long trip.

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Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000 and Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD for LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi Android phones

Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000 and Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD for LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi Android phones

Fast Charging LG and Xiaomi

LG and Xiaomi phones support either Quick Charge 3.0 or Quick Charge 4+, depending on the model.

Quick Charge 3.0 models:

  • LG G5/G6
  • LG G7 Fit/One
  • LG Q9
  • LG V20
  • LG V30 (also supports USB Power Delivery)
  • Xiaomi Mi 5/6
  • Xiaomi Mi 8 Lite/SE

Stick with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 chargers for these phones. But an Anker PowerIQ 3.0 charger will also work, and future proof you for a future phone upgrade.

Quick Charge 4+ models:

  • LG ThinQ series
  • Xiaomi Mi 8/9
  • Xiaomi A2

Any newer model not listed above will also support Quick Charge 4+.

Stick with 18W USB Power Delivery chargers for these phones. There are no Quick Charge 4+ power banks. But QC 4+ supports USB PD, and USB PD has a lot of power bank options.

Learn more about Quick Charge 4+ and other fast charging standards.

Fast Charging Motorola

Motorola has their own fast charging standard, called TurboPower. It is a clone of Quick Charge 3.0. Newer Motorola phones also support USB Power Delivery.

TurboPower/Quick Charge 3.0 models:

  • Moto G6
  • Moto Z3

Stick with 18W Quick Charge 3.0 chargers for these phones.

USB Power Delivery models:

  • Moto G7
  • Moto G series

Any newer model not listed above should continue to support USB Power Delivery.

Stick with 18W USB Power Delivery chargers for these phones.

Learn more about USB Power Delivery and other fast charging standards.

USB-C to USB-C Cable

A USB PD charger uses a USB-C to USB-C cable to connect to your phone. Find a good selection of USB-C cables here. Stick with USB-C to USB-C cables with 60W and USB 2.0 support. They offer as fast a charge rate at a lower cost.


Best Portable Chargers for Newer LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi Phones

All chargers below support USB Power Delivery. Used by the newer phones from LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi. Some chargers also support Quick Charge or PowerIQ 3.0, which would work with most of the older models from those brands.

Moto G6 will not fast charge from a USB-C port. It needs a USB-A port offering Quick Charge.

Pocket Size

These portable chargers  can fit in your jeans pocket. But are more comfortable in a jacket pocket. Their more limited capacity means fewer charges for your phone.

Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000

Among the smallest fast charging portable chargers on the market.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 5,000mAh
    • Expect 1 full charge or less
  • Size: 2.9 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches | 3.6 oz

Review of the Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000

Wireless Charging

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AUKEY PB-Y25 Sprint Wireless 8000

Fast charge with USB-C. Or wirelessly charge more slowly by placing your phone on top, no cables required. Check your phone's specs to see if it supports Qi wireless charging. Also supports trickle charge mode, good for earbuds and fitness trackers.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0, 10W Qi Wireless
  • Capacity: 8,000mAh
    • Expect 1 to 1.5 charges
  • Size: 5.8 x 3 x 0.6 inches | 7.0 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable to facilitate recharging

Review of the AUKEY PB-Y25 Sprint Wireless 8000

Compact

These portable chargers offer 10,000mAh capacity. Their compact size makes them easy to fit in your bag for commute or travel. And they can be held along with your phone for charging while you talk, work, or play.

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Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

Anker's compact, portable fast charger. Includes a trickle charge mode, good for earbuds and fitness trackers.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
    • Expect 1.5 to 2 charges
  • Size: 4.2 x 2 x 1 inches | 7.0 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable to facilitate recharging

Review of the Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

Novoo PowerCube Mini 10000

A budget friendly alternative to the more popular brands. Offers the same fast charging. In more of a cubical form. And at a lower price.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
    • Expect 1.5 to 2 charges
  • Size: 2.9 x 2.3 x 1 inches | 6.3 oz

Review of the Novoo PowerCube Mini 10000

Camping, Hiking, Rugged Work

Novoo Explorer 10000

Need a portable charger for the great outdoors? This one is designed with camping and hiking in mind. It is waterproof, dustproof, and shockproof. Without being over designed.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
    • Expect 1.5 to 2 charges
  • Size: 5.5 x 2.8 x 0.7 inches | 7.7 oz

Review of the Novoo Explorer 10000

High Capacity

These portable chargers offer 20,000 – 26,800mAh capacity. Making them big and heavy, but also offering enough power to keep your phone running for days. All are legal to fly within the USA.

Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD

Anker's cheapest high capacity portable charger. Made specifically with phones and other small devices in mind.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD, PowerIQ 2.0 (Quick Charge compatible)
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
    • Expect 3.5 to 4.5 charges
  • Size: 6.4 x 2.9 x 1 inches | 15.8 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable to facilitate recharging

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ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C

A more budget friendly alternative to the popular brands. Offers the same fast charging rate for your phone. An a unique dot matrix display for remaining charge and status.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 27W USB-C PD, Quick Charge 3.0
  • Capacity: 20,000mAh
    • Expect 3.5 to 4.5 charges
  • Size: 5.9 x 2.8 x 1 inches | 13.4 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable to facilitate recharging

Review of the ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C

RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800

If you need to carry as much capacity as possible a 26,800mAh portable charger is for you. RAVPower's exceeds the phone's needs. And allows for enough charges to get you through almost a full week.

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2
  • Output: 30W USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 26,800mAh
    • Expect 5 to 6 charges
  • Size: 6.8 x 3.2 x 0.9 inches | 16.3 oz

Review of the RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800


Comparison of All Recommended Portable Chargers for Newer LG, Motorola, and Xiaomi Phones

 

Charger NoteOutputCapacitySizeWeightPrice
Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000Review
(4.5)
Smallest18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
5,000mAh2.9 x 1.4 x 1.1 in3.6 oz$19.99
AUKEY PB-Y25 Sprint WirelessReview
(4.8)
Wireless charging18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A

12W USB-A

10W Qi Wireless
8,000mAh5.8 x 3 x 0.6 in7.0 oz$29.99
Anker PowerCore 10000 PD ReduxReview
(4.8)
Popular and compact18W USB-C PD

12W USB-A
10,000mAh4.2 x 2 x 1 in7.0 oz$35.99
Novoo PowerCube Mini 10000Review
(4.5)
Budget friendly18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
10,000mAh2.9 x 2.3 x 1 in6.3 oz$29.99
Novoo Explorer 10000Review
(4.6)
Camping, outdoors18W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge 3.0 USB-A
10,000mAh5.5 x 2.8 x 0.7 in7.7 oz$25.99
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PDBest selling high capacity18W USB-C PD

18W PowerIQ 2.0 USB-A
(Quick Charge 3.0 compatible)
20,000mAh6.2 x 2.9 x 0.8 in12.1 oz$49.99
ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-CReview
(4.6)
Budget friendly high capacity27W USB-C PD

18W Quick Charge USB-A

12W USB-A
20,000mAh5.9 x 2.8 x 1 in13.4 oz$35.99
RAVPower PD Pioneer 26800Review
(4.6)
Highest capacity good for all USA flights30W USB-C PD

12W USB-A x2
26,800mAh6.8 x 3.2 x 0.9 in16.3 oz$59.99

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