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Sunday, September 30, 2018

Romoss Sense 8 Plus 30,000mAh Powerbank Review; Massive Potential

INTRODUCTION:

Romoss, a globally recognized brand specializing in battery and charging solutions for mobile devices, recently unveiled in the Philippines its five latest powerbanks, one of which is the focus of this review - the Romoss Sense 8+.

Romoss Sense 8+ 30,000mAh Powerbank Review; Massive Potential
Romoss Sense 8 Plus 30,000mAh Powerbank Review; Massive Potential

The other four external battery packs that Romoss released are the Romoss Sense 8, Romoss LT20, Romoss Knight 20 and Romoss Sense 6+. You can read our article about them, here.


UNBOXING:

Romoss Sense 8 Plus Retail Package
Retail Package

The retail package contains just the Romoss Sense 8 Pus itself, a user manual and a warranty card. There is no USB data and charge cable, but I guess, this is how the usual Romoss retail package is.


HARDWARE and PERFORMANCE:

OPPO Find X on top of Romoss Sense 8+
OPPO Find X on top of Romoss Sense 8+

The Romoss Sense 8 Plus, model number PHP30 PRo, comes in a matte white finish with gray accent on three sides. There is a huge 30+ marking at the top, which corresponds to its capacity, which is 30,000mAh. It is indeed a massive powerbank inside out, it measures 167mm x 80mm x 32.8mm, and weighs 671 grams. To give you a better perspective, it is about as long and wide as the OPPO Find X with the stealth camera extended, but around 3.5 times thicker and heavier.

Romoss Sense 8+ Ports, Button, and Indicator
Ports, Button, and Indicator

The ports, button, and indicator of the Sense 8+ are as follows:

1. USB Output Port (Double Lightning) - 5V/2.1A
2. USB Output Port (Fit+) - 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
3. Type-C Input/Output Port (Fit+) - 5V/3A, 9V/2A, 12V/1.5A
4. Lightning Input Port - 5V/2.1A
5. Micro USB Input Port - 5V/2A, 9V/2A
6. Power Button
7. LED Indicators

The Double Lightning Output Port has a maximum output of 10.5W, this is already considered as fast charging as the normal charge is just 5V/1A or 5W. But, the Sense 8 Plus can do more, since it is equipped with TSMC quick charging chip that is compatible with different proprietary fast charging solutions of different brands, like Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0/3.0 and Huawei FCP to name a few. This is possible through their very own Fit-charge technology. And, based on our own test using the Fit+ Output Ports, it was able to deliver 9V/1.9A, that's about 17.1W, to Huawei Mate 10, and 9V/1.7A or around 15.3W to Huawei Mate 9.

Below are the complete test results:

Device Double Lightning Fit+
Huawei Mate 10 5V/1.4A or 7W 9V/1.9A or 17.1W
Huawei Mate 9 5V/1.4A or 7W 9V/1.7A or 15.3W
OPPO Find X 5/1.9A or 9.5W 5V/1.9A or 9.5W
Apple iPhone X 5V/1A or 5W 5V/1.5A or 7.5W
Cherry Mobile Flare S7 Plus 5V/1.3A or 6.5W 5V/1.5A or 7.5W
Sony WI-C400 (BT Headphones) 5V/0.1A or 0.5W 5V/0.1A or 0.5W
AfterShokz Trek Titanium (BT Headphones) 5V/0.15A 0.75W 5V/0.15A or 0.75W
Fitbit Ionic 5V/0.2A or 1W 5V/0.2A or 1W
Apple Watch 3 5V/0.3A or 1.5W 5V/0.3A or 1.5W

As you can see in the above table, the Sense 8+ can deliver high or low power output depending on the device that is being charged. That said, it is safe to be used for both smartphones, Bluetooth earphones, and smartwatches. Speaking of safety, it has 10-layer of smart protection, so there's no need to worry about overcharging or short-circuit.

According to Romoss, the time needed to fully charge the Sense 8+ using an 18W charger is 11 to 12 hours, if you are using a charger with lower wattage, it will definitely take longer. However, we cannot really confirm that, since there is no indicator that shows if it is 100% full. The LED indicators just show estimated power capacity left, 1 LED = 0-25%, 2 LEDs = 26-50%, 3 LEDs = 51-75%, and 4 LEDS = 76-100%. Therefore, we usually keep it charged until the four lights are lit. By the way, the indicator will emit blue color when fast charging (9V/12V) is activated, and orange when in normal more (5V).


CONCLUSION:

The Romoss Sense 8+ is indeed a good buy, with its massive battery capacity, Fit-charge technology, and very reasonable asking price of just Php1,399, not to mention the ability to charge multiple devices at the same time. However, because of its size and weight, it is not something that you can carry around with your hands.

You can get yours from Lazada or Shopee. To learn more, visit http://www.romoss.com/products/romoss-sense-8-plus-30000mah-qc-type-c-power-bank/ and follow them on FB at https://www.facebook.com/RomossPH.official/


SIDE NOTE:

Romoss also has a non-plus variant, the Sense 8, its main difference is the lack of Fit+ ports. The outputs are just 5V/1A and 5V/2.1A, but it still has the same number of input and out ports as well as 30,000mAh battery capacity. It will retail for Php1,299 or only 100 pesos difference.

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