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Every day more and more people are moving towards games that can be played on a phone or a tablet. There are many video game companies that make enough money from their mobile games that they are able to create some incredibly high-quality games that you can play on your phone.
That being said, any smartphone can essentially be converted into a video game console. If you’re like me, you like to play your games in sessions that lasts usually between 1 to 3 hours. If you’ve ever played a mobile game that has really good graphics, then I’m sure you’ve noticed how much of a drain that can be on your device’s battery levels.
This can really affect just how much you get to play when you have the time to. For many people, the simplest solution is to keep your phone plugged in while you’re playing your game. Keeping your phone plugged in while also using it can sometimes be a pain in the butt. If you’re using a regular phone charger, then chances are you don’t really have a very comfortable situation for playing your game long term.
Stop Worrying About Battery Levels
There are two very simple solutions that will make your mobile gaming that can make it much more comfortable. The first one is to buy a longer charging cable. This will get the job done, but it comes with one major downfall. In my experience, the longer the charging cable, the lower the charge that it can produce.
It can be difficult to find a long charging cable that has good performance. One of the major charging cable specs that you should look out for when buying a charging cable is one that can handle high output charging.
The other solution which is my favorite way of playing mobile games, is to invest somewhere around $50 into a high output high capacity power bank.
High Output Versus Low Output
Having a higher output means the power can get from one battery to the other that much quicker. There are some mobile games out there that draw a lot of power because they use a lot of resources. If you’re using a low output power bank, the best you can hope for is that your battery will just drain slower.
When using a high output power bank, you will be guaranteed that your device will either stay at the exact same battery level the entire time you’re playing your game or it will continually charge up to full battery and stay at full battery.
What is a good capacity for a power bank?
Most cell phones and tablets have a specific numerical value to how much capacity their battery can hold. This number usually sits somewhere between 2000 mAh and 3000 mAh for a typical smartphone or tablet. Most power banks that you can buy today have a pretty low capacity and can be considered to be a budget power bank.
Budget Power Bank
Anker 5000 mAh High Output Power Bank
These power banks will usually give you somewhere between 3000 mAh and 6000 mAh in battery storage. If you do the math, that means you can charge your phone to full battery once or twice from one of these power banks. Additionally, they may not even be high output. You can expect to pay between $10-$20 for a budget power bank that will essentially get the job done.
Ideal Power Bank to Use Every Day
Anker 20,100 mAh High Output Power Bank
The best power bank in my opinion is this high output 20,100 capacity power bank made by Anker. On a full charge, I know that I can charge my phone to full battery 8 to 10 times before I need to recharge it. Goodbye wall outlets! This power bank has survived many falls on the ground, and saved my butt on many occasions. Not to mention, it lets me play games like Brawl Stars and Pokemon GO without any concern for my battery. For a power bank like this one, you can expect to pay between $40-$60 depending on the price of power banks when you decide to shop for one
Powerbank Status: Overkill!
Omars 40,200 mAh High Output Power Bank
If you wanted to go the extra mile, you could really invest in an extra high-capacity power bank. In most cases, these power banks are considered to be overkill. Having more than 40,000 mAh capacity and in some cases requiring you to charge them for at least a day at a time. If you own one of these, you might forget what low battery feels like.