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Romoss 30,000mAh Sense 8P+ Power Bank Review

8.5

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The Romoss Sense 8+ is a great pack with a lot of great features such as huge capacity and a very affordable price.


OVERVIEW

Performance + Capacity 9
Design 8
Recharge Time 8
Value for Money 9

POSITIVES

  • Massive 30,000mAh capacity
  • Good performance across different levels of output
  • Wide array of ports
  • Affordable price

NEGATIVES

  • Bulky form factor
  • Not plane-friendly

BOTTOM LINE

The Romoss Sense 8P+ is a very popular portable charger with its budget-friendly price and massive 30,000mAh capacity that can power up your phone and other smaller devices for an extended period of time. It has good performance across different watt outputs and an abundance of input and output ports for a very convenient charging experience. This is why even with its chunky form factor, maximum 18 watt output and the fact that you most likely won’t be able to bring this with you on board most airlines (since its capacity is over 100 watts), we still highly recommend this power bank.

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TECH SPECS:

Ports: USB-C, USB-A x2, micro-USB, Lightning

USB-C Output:

  • 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A

USB-A Output: 

  • 5V/2.1A 
  • Quick Charge 3.0

USB-C Input: 

  • 5V/2A, 9V/2A

Micro-USB Input: 

  • 5V/2A, 9V/2A

Lightning Input: 

  • 5V/2.1A

Table of Contents

    The Romoss Sense 8P+ is a very compelling power bank with its huge capacity, great performance across different levels of output, and very affordable price.

    Romoss Sense 8P+ First Impression

    Romoss Sense 8P+ on hand The Romoss Sense 8P+ is one of the most sold power banks in the world. That may be attributed to its value offering - the first thing you see when you open this pack is its big form factor, having a huge 30,000mAh capacity. It maxes out at 18 watts of output though which for a 30,000mAh pack isn’t that much. However, 18 watts is still a really great sweet spot in charging most phones; you’re not going to get that much extra charge speed by charging at higher outputs. This means that if you’re sitting at a cafe all day playing games, this power bank may be the perfect pack for you. You might not get the best charge speeds but you’re certainly going to get the longevity. his portable charger is priced at $36 which is an incredibly reasonable price - this is one of the cheapest 30,000mAh pack you can get on the market. Now it’s starting to make sense why this power bank is so popular.

    Notable Features

    Romoss Sense 8P+ charging iPad When talking about these high capacity packs, you’re usually also getting high watt hours so that you can charge larger devices such as iPads, laptops, cameras, and more. But with the Romoss Sense 8P+, they’re clearly tailoring it to just phones. If you’re looking to power up your other gadgets with this device, you can probably get away with it when charging smaller Macbook Airs or iPads (although if you’re looking for something specifically for this purpose, check out our other videos and articles for better options; we would specifically recommend the RAVPower PD Pioneer 20,000mAh and the Zendure Supertank for powering larger devices). Something else that caught our attention with this pack is that you’re going to find every port imaginable is on this thing. This means that regardless of what cable you have - including the lightning cable, you’re going to be able to charge the Romoss Sense 8P+. For iPhone users, it’s very convenient as you don’t have to bring a different cable just to charge your power bank than the one you will charge your phone with. One thing to note though is that only three of the ports are power out which means that you can only power up a maximum of three devices at the same time. Aside from that, you also get a little LED screen which is useful in seeing the exact percentage of capacity of the pack as well as telling the volts and Amps it’s giving out. The Romoss Sense 8P+ weighs 680g which is a huge amount of weight for a power bank. It’s something you wouldn’t want to be lugging around for a long period of time so maybe, this wouldn’t be an ideal everyday carry option if you’re moving about a lot. It also has a big chunky form factor, much larger than the Zendure Supertank which is a similarly-sized pack in terms of capacity. Another significant difference with the Romoss Sense 8P+ and the Zendure Supertank is that with the 111 watt hours capacity that this power bank is capable of, you likely will not be able to bring this aboard on a lot of airlines (even in carry-on luggage) which is one of the situations you would may need a lot of capacity. This is due to the total capacity exceeding the 100 watt hour limit set by most aviation authorities. See our full guide on flying with power banks here. It would hold up well though in camping trips, car journeys, and gaming sessions at cafes.

    Romoss Sense 8P+ Capacity and Performance (Tested)

    Romoss Sense 8P+ with efficiency test equipment For phone users who want to be able to charge multiple phones at once or a really extended period of time - such as mobile gamers, this power bank may be tailored perfectly for you. As this is a budget pack, we’re hoping it doesn’t let us down, as many budget packs we have tested simply have horribly efficiency. In saying that, let’s see how things stack up in our efficiency tests. Romoss Sense 8P+ efficiency testing First, we tested the Romoss Sense 8P+ at 5 watt hours. Our testing took an awful long time - around 15 hours. It delivered a result of 89% efficiency though which is incredibly good performance; even if this test did take very long to complete. Most devices would charge at a slightly higher rate though so we would not expect you to receive the full 15 hours of charging.
    At 9 watts - which is a nice real world charge rate as this is where most phones are going to charge at while they’re in use, we got a result of 87% efficiency. Again, a really good performance especially from a budget power bank.
    Finally, we maxed things out at 18 watts. This portable charger gave us a result of 81% efficiency. While that is much lower than a lot of power banks we’ve reviewed and a lot lower than packs with a smaller capacity, it’s not notably so as you’re not really going to see the effects considering how big this pack is. It’s also a great efficiency when taking the price to capacity into consideration. There’s a charge time of 5+ hours that it took to run this test which shows that it has an awful lot of real world application - 18 watts at 5+ hours? You’re going to need to be doing some pretty serious use on your phone for a long time to use up this 30,000mAh capacity. So at that max 18 watts of output, what you’re really going to be getting here is slightly below average performance. But after all, we’re talking about an incredibly budget power bank with more than 100 watt hours of capacity. You’re getting it for less than $40 which is $60 cheaper than the Zendure Supertank. If you don’t require too much output and you just want a really big portable charger at a really budget price, you’re going to get that plus really good performance here in the Romoss Sense 8P+.

    Should you Buy the Romoss Sense 8P+?

    Romoss Sense 8P+ on hand Maybe not if you’re looking to charge larger devices like laptops or iPads. However, if you’re looking for something to charge phones or a Nintendo Switch or a Switch Lite with, then we think that this is the best budget pack for you. This pack is tailored for those who want to be able to charge their smaller devices for a long amount of time. If you’re going on a long road trip with kids and you want to be able to power up all their devices without running into any kind of battery anxiety, then this is a really compelling power bank. Lastly, for a 30,000mAh power bank to come in with these kinds of results at lower than $40 - it’s definitely a steal and something we highly recommend. asdf

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