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Zendure Supermini 10,000mAh (ZDSM10PD) – Review

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The Zendure Supermini looks great but lacks a little in terms of performance and value for money


OVERVIEW

Performance + Capacity 6
Design 9.5
Recharge Time 7
Value for Money 6

POSITIVES

  • Compatible with a wide range of smartphones
  • Great design
  • Tiny form factor
  • 18W maximum output

NEGATIVES

  • Poor capacity at the 18W output
  • Expensive

BOTTOM LINE

The Zendure Supermini 10,000mAh is a tiny power bank most often compared to the size of a credit card. It has a great design similar to Rimowa luggage, making it one of the best looking and feeling portable chargers. It supports a wide range of fast charge protocols over USB-C and USB-A which means that it can quickly charge most common smartphones including the iPhone 11 Series, the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 9, and even the Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei Mate Xs due to being compatible with the rarely supported Huawei SCP. After our tests though, it proved to have poor efficiency for its price point of $50.

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TECH SPECS:

Ports: USB-C, USB-A
USB-C Output:

  • 18W USB-C Power Delivery (5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
  • Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0
  • Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
  • Huawei FCP 9V
  • Huawei SCP


USB-A Output:

  • 18W USB-A ZEN+2.0 (5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
  • Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0
  • Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
  • Huawei FCP 9V
  • Huawei SCP


Input: USB-C PD (5V/3A, 9V/2A)

Table of Contents

  The Zendure Supermini 10,000mAh definitely lives up to its name, being practically the same size of a credit card. It shouldn’t be underestimated though, as it is still capable of 18 watts of output. After our tests, it proved to be a good daily carry option especially for those looking for a very compact power bank. This power bank has 10,000 milliamp hours (mAh) capable of 18 watts of output similar to the Anker Powercore Slim III and Aukey PB-Y13 despite it being a lot smaller than the two. This model uses gallium nitride (GaN) instead of the traditional silicone to produce its components that allow them to take up less space resulting in the pack’s compact size. It also has other features like a low-power mode to efficiently charge your wearable devices like smart watches and wireless earbuds. That being said, the Zendure Supermini 10,000mAh is priced at $50 which is definitely on the more expensive side in the 10,000 mAh power bank category. For this price, is it really worth it? Let’s find out.

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

C0011(2).00_00_04_23.Still038 The Zendure Supermini is super small and super cute, looking like a micro Rimowa luggage. It’s one of the smallest 10,000 mAh packs out there, barely the size of a credit card. It’s pretty light as well weighing at 190 grams with dimensions 79mm x 56mm x 26mm. It comes in a variety of colors including a striking red and ombre blue for those who are tired of common black power banks. C0011(2).00_00_03_18.Still039 As for specifications, see them here: Ports: USB-C, USB-A USB-C Output:
  • 18W USB-C Power Delivery (5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
  • Quick Charge 3.0
  • Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
  • Huawei FCP 9V
  • Huawei SCP
USB-A Output:
  • 18W USB-A ZEN+2.0 (5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A)
  • Quick Charge 3.0
  • Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
  • Huawei FCP 9V
  • Huawei SCP
Input: USB-C PD (5V/3A, 9V/2A)

CHARGE CAPABILITIES

C0011(2).00_00_30_05.Still036 The Zendure Supermini 10,000 mAh supports a huge range of fast charge protocols: Type-C PD, QC2+3, Samsung AFC, Huawei FCP 9V, and Huawei SCP. This means that it can utilize fast charging on almost any phone upto its maximum 18w output. This includes all iPhones, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Note 9, and even the Huawei P40 Pro and Huawei Mate Xs. This model has pass-through charging as well with the USB-C port on one end and the USB-A port on the other which means that you can charge your smartphone and another device (maybe a friend’s phone) at the same time. With this feature, it’s also possible to charge the power bank’s internal battery while using the unit to charge your smartphone.

ZENDURE SUPERMINI CAPACITY AND PERFORMANCE (TESTED)

To see if it lives up to what it says on paper, we tested the efficiency of the Zendure Supermini across different power loads. This is to see how much of the internal capacity you can actually get out when charging at various outputs. For reference, the stated internal capacity of this pack is 36 watt hours. We first tested its efficiency at 5 watt hours. It gave a result of around 87% efficiency being capable of 31.5 watt hours compared to the 36 watt hours stated by the manufacturer. This is a standard efficiency for 10k packs. C0011(2).00_00_14_23.Still042
Next, we tested the Zendure Supermini’s efficiency at 9 watt hours. This showed a result of 83.6% efficiency or 30.1 watt hours. Around average once again, but for its price, we could expect  better.
Now at the maximum 18 watt hours, it gave quite a great result of 68% efficiency which is around 24.5 watt hours. This is an above average result for power banks in similar categories but for its price point, it’s not the best it can be. Even if it performs better than other 10k packs like the Anker Powercore Slim III (which gave a result of 47.49% efficiency when tested at 18w), it’s still not enough to justify $50 which can be a dealbreaker for others. There are a number of power banks out there at a lower price point but with better efficiency such as the Aukey PB-Y13 (84.05% efficiency at 18w) priced at $29.99 and the Ravpower Pioneer 10k (87.22% efficiency at 18w) priced at $26.99. C0011(2).00_00_11_17.Still043

SHOULD YOU BUY THE ZENDURE SUPERMINI 10,000mAh?

If you’re looking for the smallest possible power bank, then this may be a great option for you. It supports fast charging on a lot of smartphones like iPhones, Samsung, and Huawei phones. It’s also great to use with smart watches and wireless earbuds, having a low-power mode feature. But if amazing performance is what you’re after, there are definitely better - and cheaper - power banks out there with the same capacity and even better performance. A great alternative would be the Aukey PB-Y13 which is also a slim, pocket-friendly 10k pack which gave us a better result of 84.05% efficiency at 18 watt hours. All in all, the Zendure Supermini is a good daily carry option for those wanting something that takes up as less space as possible. It looks and feels great in the hand, is compatible with a wide range of devices, and has convenient features like low-power mode and pass-through charging. But ultimately, its performance is not something that you would expect given its price point. On a pure performance basis, you’re probably paying 20 dollars more for what it actually delivers. asdf

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