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Review – Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger

Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger
Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger
Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger
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Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger at a glance

The stand-out feature of the Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger is undoubtably its 3 year warranty. It may not be the most visually interesting power bank – but who cares when you’ve got fast charging speeds, portability, and reasonable value to boot? Looks ain’t everything!

PROS
  • 3 year manufacturer warranty
  • Fast charging speeds
  • Relatively small and light for its power rating
CONS
  • Quite a bland looking unit

Capacity & Charging speed

I have to say I was really impressed with the speed of the Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger. I’ve never reviewed a product by Lumia before, but this charger has been getting great reviews on Amazon, so I decided I had to check it out.

As seems standard for power banks in this power category, the Lumia comes with 2 USB output ports. Each port is rated at 2.4A, and as mentioned previously they charge up devices at a rapid rate. Speeds do drop when you charge two devices simultaneously, but that’s to be expected. Recharge speeds are also top-notch via its single input port. Whilst this power bank does not boast Quick Charge technology, I found the speeds to be comparable to some of its more pricier competitors which do boast Quick Charge tech.

The Lumia also comes with the usual electronic safeguards, meaning it will detect the optimum voltage and amperage to deliver to whatever device you plug in.

How many times will the Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger charge my device?

iPhone 5s 4.2 times
iPhone 6s 3.6 times
iPhone 6 3.3 times
Samsung Galaxy S6 2.3 times
Samsung Galaxy S7 2.2 times
Samsung Galaxy Note 7 1.9 times
Sony Xperia Z 2.8 times
HTC One M7 2.8 times
iPad Mini 1 times
iPad Air 2 0.9 times
iPad Pro 9.7 0.9 times
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 1.1 times
*Charging rates are a rounded approximation taking into account average battery condition, environmental factors and natural power degradation

Look and feel

The Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger uses a no-nonsense, low-key design aesthetic. The outer shell is made of a heavy-duty polycarbonate with a matte black finish. It fits comfortably into your hand, and I quite like the finish of the shell. Its not too slippery like some other power banks, and doesn’t feel like you could easily drop it. I should note that this power bank comes in matte black only.

The front side of the power charger has the Lumina logo running horizontally, as well as 4 LED lights to indicate the unit’s charge level on the far side. Tucked on the leading edge, next to the LEDs is a recessed power button. Flip the Lumina on its head and you will find the input and output ports, whilst the tech specs are on the opposite side.

Its definitely not the sexiest power bank out there, but there’s something to be said for its utilitarian look and feel. I get the impression Lumina spent their money on components and functionality, rather than looks. But that’s not necessarily a bad thing now is it?

Durability & Construction

Top marks here, as the Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger ships with a 3 year manufacturer warranty. (I should note you’ll need to register it with Lumina within a month of purchase.) Warranties are one of the areas that power bank manufacturers seem to really let consumers down – Lumina should be applauded for offering 3 years to its customers.

As mentioned previously, the outer shell is made of heavy-duty polycarbonate, and it certainly feels like it is well-made. All the ports seemed sturdy whilst plugging and unplugging devices. And the power button felt springy and built to last. I’ve only recently got the Lumina, so I can’t confirm its longevity. However it seems to be getting a huge number of good reviews on Amazon, which is certainly encouraging.

Portability

The Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger does well again in the portability stakes. I like units with this narrow, longer footprint – as it means I can slip it into my jeans’ pocket comfortably. Measuring 6.1 x 3.9 x 1.1 inches you’d have no problem slipping it into a laptop sleeve, or a medium sized purse.

The unit weighs 9.6 ounces which is totally manageable for use when out and about. If you have it in your pocket, it will get uncomfortable after a while – but you’ll barely notice it in a bag. Overall, for the power output, the Lumina is towards the lighter/smaller end of the spectrum when comparing it to the competition.

Technical Details

Manufacturer Lumina
Size 6.1 x 3.9 x 1.1 inches
Weight 9.6 ounces
Type Power Bank
Charging Capacity 10000 mAh
USB ports 2
Colors Black

Final Thoughts

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  • Look and Feel7.7
  • Durability & Construction8.6
  • Portability8.9
  • Capacity & Charging Speed9.7
  • Value9.5

All up I was really impressed with the Lumina 10000 mAh Portable Charger. It forgoes unnecessary features and fancy looks to deliver on the things that really matter: power, charging speed, portability and value. There are faster chargers out there, there's lighter options, and there are certainly better looking alternatives. But this power bank really does tick a lot of boxes - I'd certainly recommend putting it on your shortlist.

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8.9Overall Score

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