Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger

Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger

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Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger at a glance

The Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger is the first power bank I’ve reviewed from Chinese manufacturer Yoobao. I have to say I came away very impressed with its combination of light weight, compact size and good looks. Its also competitively priced in the ~5000 mAh power bank category.

Check out our unboxing video review on Youtube here.

PROS
  • Extremely light and compact
  • Great looks
  • 12 month warranty
  • Fast charging speeds
  • Sturdy construction and materials
CONS
  • Slight wiggle when connecting USB plug

Capacity & Charging speed

The Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger really impressed me with its charging speeds and capacity. The Yoobao will automatically detect your device as soon as you plug it in, and safely deliver the fastest possible charge speed up to 2.1A. It boasts a string of other safety features to make sure there will never be any issues with incorrect voltage or any other nasty surprises.

The Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger comes with 2.1A input, which equates to nice fast recharge times. Overall I was really happy with the speed at which this power bank recharged, and charged our phones and tablets. It definitely compares favourably in terms of speed with its competitors.

How many times will the Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger charge my device?

iPhone 5s 2.2 times
iPhone 6s 1.9 times
iPhone 7 1.7 times
Samsung Galaxy S6 1.2 times
Samsung Galaxy S7 1.2 times
Samsung Galaxy Note7 1 times
Sony Xperia Z 1.5 times
HTC One M7 1.5 times
iPad Mini 0.6 times
iPad Air 2 0.5 times
iPad Pro 9.7 0.5 times
Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 9.7 0.6 times
*Charging rates are a rounded approximation taking into account average battery condition, environmental factors and natural power degradation

Look and feel

Once again the Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger impressed with its looks and design. Its curved aluminium casing feels really nice to hold, and fits perfectly in the palm of your hand. The mottled metal finish catches the light nicely and offsets the subtly etched in Yoobao logo. I also like that it comes in a range of 6 bold colours, from elegant silver to candy-hued pink or green.

Four small LED lights on the leading edge of the unit indicate the Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger’s charge level. Flip it over to the business end and you will find a USB output, micro-USB input, power button and flash light. The flash light provides enough light to find your keys in the dark. Although to be honest, I don’t see the logic in adding a flash light to a power bank.

Durability & Construction

The Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger seems to be very well put together. It fits perfectly in the palm of your hand, and just feels really solid and well-built. The aluminium case not only looks great, but it should provide protection against bumps and knocks. Not to mention helping to keep the weight down! They’ve also opted to use grade aaa cells and premium chips, so I feel confident the Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger should have a long shelf life. Reassuringly, Yoobao back this up with a 12 month factory warranty.

The fit and finish all feels top-notch, the two plastic ends join seamlessly with the rounded aluminium body. The power button feels nice and solid – to activate the flash light simply press and hold for 1-2 seconds (and same to switch it off). The need to press and hold the power button should ensure that the light never gets accidentally switched on whilst in your bag/pocket etc.

The only minor quibble here is that there seems to be a small amount of wriggle when you plug in a USB connector. We’re really nitpicking here though, realistically this should not present any issues.

Portability

The Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger is featherlight and super compact so it scores big points in the portability section of our review. It is significantly lighter than its competitors in this 5000mAh power category. As well being about the same size or smaller than them to boot.

I also really like the size and proportions of the Yoobao 5200mAh Portable Charger. Whereas some of its competitors utilise a long narrow shape, or flat and wide design. The Yoobao’s rounded corners and short, squat footprint make it the perfect fit for the palm of your hand. It will easily slip into your pocket, or slot into a purse or small bag. Top marks here.

Technical Details

Manufacturer Yoobao
Size 1.6 x 0.9 x 3.7 inches
Weight 3.2 ounces
Type Power Bank
Charging Capacity 5200 mAh
USB ports 1
Colors Gold, green, red, silver, blue, pink

Final Thoughts

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