Best Portable Chargers for iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS

iPhone 8 with Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

A portable charger (aka power bank) can mean the difference between stressing over your iPhone’s battery life. Or being able to use it all day long without worry. The best portable chargers for iPhone 8, X, XR, and XS 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.

Looking to charge at home, work, or for travel? Check out Best Fast Chargers for iPhone 8/X/XR/XS.

iPhone 8 with Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

iPhone 8 with Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

Fast Charging iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS

The iPhone XS, XR, X, and 8 series use USB Power Delivery (USB PD) as their fast charging standard. With a USB-C charger offering 18W or more USB PD the phones will start fast charging. Under this mode charging from 0-50% takes around 30 minutes. The remaining 50% takes longer, but is still faster using other types of chargers.

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

The iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS all include a slower 5W USB power adapter. A USB-C PD charger will charge them up to 3 times faster.

USB-C to Lightning Cable

Besides a charger which offers 18W (or more) USB-C PD you will also need a USB-C to Lightning cable.

Find a good selection of USB-C to Lightning cables here. All listed cables are MFi certified by Apple. Meaning they meet Apple’s standards and testing to work with iPhones and iPads. Pick your cable based on length, color, and price.


Best Portable Chargers for iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS

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.

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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
    • iPhone 8: 1.5 charges
    • iPhone 8 Plus: 1 charge
    • iPhone X: 1 charge
    • iPhone XR: 1 charge
    • iPhone XS: 1 charge
    • iPhone XS Max: 1 charge
  • Size: 2.9 x 1.4 x 1.1 inches | 3.6 oz

Review of the Xcentz xWingMan Dual 5000

Wireless Charging

AUKEY PB-Y25 Sprint Wireless 8000

Fast charge with USB-C. Or wirelessly charge more slowly by placing your iPhone on top, no cables required. 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
    • iPhone 8: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone 8 Plus: 2 charges
    • iPhone X: 2 charges
    • iPhone XR: 1.5 charges
    • iPhone XS: 2 charges
    • iPhone XS Max: 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 iPhone for charging while you talk, work, or play.

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD Redux

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

  • Ports: USB-C, USB-A
  • Output: 18W USB-C PD
  • Capacity: 10,000mAh
    • iPhone 8: 3.5 charges
    • iPhone 8 Plus: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone X: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone XR: 2 charges
    • iPhone XS: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone XS Max: 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
    • iPhone 8: 3.5 charges
    • iPhone 8 Plus: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone X: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone XR: 2 charges
    • iPhone XS: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone XS Max: 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

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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
    • iPhone 8: 3.5 charges
    • iPhone 8 Plus: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone X: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone XR: 2 charges
    • iPhone XS: 2.5 charges
    • iPhone XS Max: 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 iPhone running for days. All are legal to fly within the USA.

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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
    • iPhone 8: 7 charges
    • iPhone 8 Plus: 4.5 charges
    • iPhone X: 4.5 charges
    • iPhone XR: 4.5 charges
    • iPhone XS: 4.5 charges
    • iPhone XS Max: 4 charges
  • Size: 6.4 x 2.9 x 1 inches | 15.8 oz
  • Includes USB-C to USB-C cable to facilitate recharging

ZMI PowerPack Aura 20K USB-C

A more budget friendly alternative to the popular brands. Offers the same fast charging rate for your iPhone. And 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
    • iPhone 8: 7 charges
    • iPhone 8 Plus: 4.5 charges
    • iPhone X: 4.5 charges
    • iPhone XR: 4.5 charges
    • iPhone XS: 4.5 charges
    • iPhone XS Max: 4 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 iPhone'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
    • iPhone 8: 9.5 charges
    • iPhone 8 Plus: 6.5 charges
    • iPhone X: 6.5 charges
    • iPhone XR: 6 charges
    • iPhone XS: 6.5 charges
    • iPhone XS Max: 5.5 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 iPhone 8, iPhone X, iPhone XR, and iPhone XS

 

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$39.99
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$19.99
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$35.95
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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