First of all, what is Apple’s Battery Pack like?
Apple has always used to launch cases with built-in battery for their iPhones in order to give them an extra charge. However, with the iPhone 12 and its MagSafe technology (you can charge magnets to a wireless charging base) things looked great for a small powerbank that was magnetized directly to the terminal. It was not, however, until yesterday that it was officially launched.
This battery has a 1,460 mAh capacity and a price of 109 euros. If we translate its capacity to the load that it can give, we find these data that, surely, will not end up satisfying everyone because they do not fully load none of the four Apple smartphones:
- iPhone 12 mini: charges 60% of your battery
- iPhone 12 and 12 Pro: charges your batteries 50%
- iPhone 12 Pro Max: charges 40% battery
Cheaper alternatives we can buy
With identical benefits in the sense of charging the iPhone magnetically with an external powerbank we can find the following accessories.
The well-known Chinese brand offers a battery of 10,000 mAh and with loads between 15 and 20w. It is capable of charging any of the phones several times and is sold at a price that, at least at the time of publishing this post, is 37 euros.
This brand is known for offering excellent smartphone accessories and is the one with the most interesting external power bank due to its small size and its price of 36 euros accompanied by a capacity of 5,000 mAh that even being half that of the previous one, it is still much more than Apple’s.
With a somewhat more robust and resistant design we can find another battery of 5,000 mAh capable of charging any of Apple’s iPhone 12 at 15w and with a fairly cheap price if we make the comparison with the official one: 33.80 euros.
We continue to lower prices when we find a battery that it does not reach 30 euros price and also offers the possibility of charging at 15w and having a capacity of 5,000 mAh. Its design is considerably thicker than that of the official accessories or some that we have seen before, but it offers safe charging without the uncertainty that the phone could get excessively hot.
For 27.95 euros We find this last option capable of charging any of the iPhone 12 many times, since it has a 26,800 mAh capacity. It is impressive to see that, being the cheapest, it is the one that offers the greatest capacity. Its size is already higher for this reason, but if you do not want to be stranded it is one of the best options.