Asus very own ZenPower series of power banks has been available in the Philippines since several months back. The 10,050 mAh model sold like hotcakes and it’s one of the hottest external batteries with around P900 to P1,200 pesos price both in online and mall stores.
Now, Asus PH provided us a ZenPower for testing and review. So how did the ZenPower fared in actual charging capacity and speed? Find out the results of our comprehensive test and in-depth review of ZenPower 10,050 mAh.
See also: Sony 5000mAh Power Bank Review
The ZenPower is a solid power bank with an aluminum external casing wrapped around. Sides are flat out but slightly tapered on its corners. The top area houses a full-sized female type-A USB, microUSB port, power button, and four LED indicators.
In terms of size, the ZenPower is as wide as a standard credit card, weighs around 215g or about 2 compact phones, and with thickness at 22mm. Surely, you could still fit it in any pockets but with a slight bulge.
The 10,050 mAh capacity is the charge rate without losses and it is not a direct substitute when computing your phone’s battery capacity. Our test resulted in a 91% efficiency or 6,480 mAh actual charge rate. It can easily fill up two Zenfone 2 with an extra 15% more.
- Actual charge capacity – 2 x Zenfone 2 with 3000mAh + extra 15%
- 91% efficient or 6,480 mAh actual charge rate
Rocking a 2.4A max output current and 5.1V, the ZenPower could easily charge tablets and phones. Charging the Zenfone Selfie with 3000mAh took 2 hours, which is close to the output using the original charger.
- Asus Zenfone Selfie 0-100% for 2 hours
- Charging the ZenPower – 4-6 hours
Pricing and Verdict
Asus ZenPower is available in online, authorized stores and from Asus PH itself. We haven’t confirmed the exact pricing from Asus, but some legit sellers are posting around P900 SRP.
The Asus ZenPower is the best power bank we reviewed and highly recommendable for anyone looking for an external battery to charge their tablets and phones. It has excellent efficiency, reasonable price, rugged build, and attractive color options.
What we liked on ZenPower
- Fast charging
- Easy to charge it up
- Solid aluminum build
- Chic color options
- Excellent efficiency rating
- High capacity
What we didn’t the Sony 5000 mAh CP-V5A
- A bit heavy
- Thick and bulges in pockets
- No pouch or sleeve
Asus ZenPower 10,050 mAh specs, price
- Capacity: 10,050 mAh Li-Ion, 3.6V rating
- Size: 90.5 x 59 x 22 mm, 215 g weight
- Power Output: 2.4 A max / 5.1 V DC, phones and tablets support
- Power Input: 1A or 2A / 5V DC, up to 6h charge time
- Ports: microUSB, full-sized USB
- Indicator: 4 white LED with power button
- Charge cycle: up to 5000x
- Colors: Gold, White/silver, pink, blue, black
- Price: P900-1200 pesos from Asus PH and online stores