The Astro Mini is a compact lightweight external battery pack. Its shape fits in great for storage, handling and carrying. The battery will give you the needed boost in charge, particularly for your smartphone which have an unsolvable ‘battery low’ problem.
RATING: 4.5/ 5
In the box
The package contains Anker® Astro Mini 3000mAh External Battery, Micro USB power wire, travel pouch, instruction manual.
It is compatible with
• Apple and Android smartphones-iPhone 5S, 5C, 5, 4S, Galaxy S5, S4, S3, Note 3, Nexus 4, HTC One, One 2 (M8), Nokia Lumia 520, 1020, most other Smartphones.
• All 5V input USB-charged phones.
It cannot support
• iPod nano
• Samsung Tab2
• Asus tablets
• LG G2
• some GPS and bluetooth devices
Dimensions: 89 x 23 x 23mm / 3.5 x 0.9 x 0.9 and weighs 80 g/2.6 ounces.
Light weight and compact, the lipstick-sized external battery power bank has a sturdy aluminum outer shell that protects the active components placed in the power bank and also maintains the product safe without damage.
It is assembled using Samsung Grade A cells and microchips. On the rear end of the battery you have an USB port, a micro-USB port and a power button. The operation is simple. To start charging, the power button is to be pressed. The auto cut off feature conserves the power when the battery is not in use(prevents self-discharge).
Anker Astro mini is featured in the article top 10 ways to choose battery pack of your dreams for it’s “portability” and “great customer service”.
On the downside, Anker Astro mini has a energy efficiency of 80%, which is lower compared to the charger with 90% efficiency-the highest for any small charger. You can check out the face to face comparison of Anker Astro vs other popular chargers in the article “battle of the mini chargers“.
Battery charging time
It’s charging duration is 3-4 hours through AC 0.8 A adapter which is not included.
It can be charged in less than 2 hours using a USB wall charger. To ensure safe and stable performance, the device’s original cable or a certified cable should be used.
Device charging time
The battery pack is claimed to charge an iphone 5 /4 /4S /3G /3GS at least one single time completely to 100%. It charges other smartphones to gives an audio playback of about 90+ hours.
It can add more than a full charge – that’s up to 9 hours of talk time to an iPhone or more than 90 hours of audio playback to most other phones.
- The small size and compactness comes handy for carrying the power bank anywhere.
- The three interchangeable connectors widen the use of the product for charging different USB based products.
- Great customer service.
- The confinement of the components to a small volume in the power pack may result in heat production on long time usage, and the small size of the power bank and aluminum casing could restrict effective heat dissipation.