|ADATA PV150 Power Bank Review|
ADATA has already built its reputation in the memory and storage business in the consumer electronics front, and the company has been one of the go-to brands when it comes to such products. Apparently, the company is also dipping its toes in the mobile accessories segment, and we've seen most of their products up top the shelves in malls and in online listings as of late. What we have here now is the company's hefty power bank that packs in 10,000mAh of juice, the ADATA PV150.
The PV150 comes in a very simple package, it's not as fancy as most accessories for mobile devices, but it's straightforward enough to offer details for those that happen to come across it. Included in the retail package is the big power bank, a standard USB cable, and the user manual.
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HARDWARE and PERFORMANCE:
ADATA says the PV150 is inspired by "luxury," and it's clear enough that it's the company's goal with it. It comes with a leather-textured exterior with a smooth streamlined design that doesn't actually smudge.
It's also quite compact as well. Its dimensions come in at 99mm x 84mm x 24mm, and it only weighs about 235g. It's pocket friendly if I do say so myself. Of course, you can also opt to put it in your bags should you find that a tad uncomfortable.
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The PV150 doesn't automatically charge your devices, however. You'll have to switch it on via the power button to get things started. It's situated at the bottom of the device, along with the micro USB port and the USB port for input and output respectively. Also, there are four blue LED indicators that tell how much battery you still have remaining as well.
ADATA claims that the PV150 can charge a standard smartphone five (5) times over, which is what we want to test out if it holds true. Since devices come with varying batteries, we tried out several of them to check out how many smartphones we can power up from zilch to full. On our tests, the phones were turned out once able to emulate real life usage. After all, you'll be using power banks during emergencies, and you want to power them up as soon as possible.
Here are the results:
SKK Aura Lite (2,500mAh)- 3 hours
MyPhone My28S (1,450mAh) – 1:45 hours
Oppo F1 (2,500mAh) – 3 hours
Cherry Mobile G1 (2,500mAh) – 50% in 1 hour
Charging the PV150 would also take about 6 hours on a 2A charger.
We used several of our drained smartphones to test how much it can power up for the whole day, and we came up with three different devices, two full and another one on quarter before the PV150 became fully drained.
ADATA seeks to deliver power when you need it and where you need it. Its compact and lightweight build is a boon for travelers that use their devices frequently. Smartphones still have that underlying problem of longevity, and a power bank is just the right solution in this case, and the PV150 can do great especially when you're in a pinch.
ADATA PV150 Specifications:
- Dimensions: 94mm x 84mm x 24mm
- Weight: 235 grams
- Battery Capacity: 10,000mAh
- Input: 5V 2A
- Output: 5V 2.1A
- Colors: Black, White, Blue
- Warranty: 1 Year
- Price: Php1,100