Poweradd™ Apollo 7200mAh Solar Panel Portable Charger

Review: Poweradd Apollo 7200mAh High Capacity Solar Panel Portable Charger

Poweradd Apollo 7200mAh solar charger is the first released gear in the Apollo series of solar chargers by Poweradd. The charger excels in it’s feature for the  price. It’s the lower end version of the Apollo series of chargers, the higher end being Apollo 10,000mAh and Apollo Pro 23000 mAh solar chargers.

PRICE : $ 32.99

RATING: 3.6/ 5

In the box

The Poweradd Apollo 7200mAh solar external battery, 1 USB cable, 3 connectors of charging adapter, 1 user manual.


The Apollo charger is compatible with all smartphones, tablets and other electronic devices which charge using 5v input:

  •  iPhone 5S 5C 5 4S 4, iPod Touch Nano, iPad 2 3 4 mini(Apple Adapters not Included).
  • Samsung Galaxy Note 3 S4 S3 S2 Note 2.
  • Blackberry, HTC, LG, Motorola, Sony android Smart Phones and Tablets.
  • Google Nexus 4 Nexus 7 Nexus 10.
  • Kindle Paperwhite Fire HD, GPS, Gopro Cameras, Game Player and More Other Devices.

Product Specification

Solar Charging: 5V / 180mAh
Input: Micro USB 5V / 1000mA
Output: 5V / 1000mA
Size: 5.9x 0.95 x 3.3 inches; Weight: 8.11 ounces

With a 5v solar panel, 4 LED charge indicators, a power switch in the front the charger comes in orange-black colour. To the top is the micro USB port and the input USB port.

Solar panel

The solar panel is of monocrystalline type which is by far the most efficient panel in the market. The panel takes over 24 hours to fully charge the external battery.


The Solar charger has a built-in Lithium Polymer battery with an enormous 7200mAh charge capacity.

The battery charger on complete charge could charge an iPhone 3 to 4 times, a Galaxy S4 2 to 2.5 times, an iPad 1 to 2 times. The battery is lightweight and is explosion proof.

The battery can charge about 500 cycles during it’s lifetime. The battery can also be charged using the USB input.

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  • One of the few chargers with monocrystalline solar panel for the price.
  • Charges fairly good on cloudy days.
  • 12 months worry-free product guarantee from the manufacturer.
  • Very good customer service throughout the year.


  • Doesn’t come with a carry case.
  • Heavy defect rate

The charger is not recommended anymore. This poweradd charger was the best selling solar charger in Amazon for the months of November, December 2013. The product quality has gone down considerably since then. Hence it’s better to avoid this charger.

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  • Daniel Rhodes

    Wonderful textual and video review. Thank you.

    • Brian Robert

      Glad you liked it Daniel.

  • Ace Blackler

    Is there a way to download the instructions/manual?

    • BRIAN

      Hi Ace,
      I checked out the PowerAdd website and it seems like they do not provide online manual. If you buy the charger you would get it along with the product.

    • Brian Robert

      Hi Ace,
      It seems like the manual will only be provided along with the Poweradd product purchase. I searched in the Poweradd website and I couldn’t find the manual there.