Sunday, August 25, 2019
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D-Power S8+ Review: The Do-everything Power Bank – Even Wireless!

When D-Power’s official local distributor gave me a bunch of their power banks to review, I immediately gravitated to the S8+. Sure, they had another higher capacity power bank in their lineup, but the D-Power S8+ crams in so many features for the price.

Build Quality and Design

Not everyone likes the idea of commuting or traveling with a 10,000mAh power bank because of their size and heft. However, the D-Power S8+ has a surprisingly slim and light design at just 12.5mm thick and 138mm tall, allowing you to keep both your smartphone and S8+ in the same pocket as some would be inclined to do. It also adopts a curved edge design, making it easier to hold.

Features

Of course, the D-Power S8+ is a power bank, and you’ll be happy to know it has a 10,000mAh capacity that’s good enough to charge today’s smartphones¬† 3 to 4 times over. It supports PD3.0 and QC3.0 quick charge technologies, allowing it to fast charge compatible phones from 0% to 80% in just 35 minutes.

As for power delivery, the S8+ is a beast capable of charging up your devices in a variety of ways. The niftiest method is via Qi wireless charging. The Qi wireless charging standard is one of the most popular out there, so if your phone can be charged wirelessly, it’s likely that it will work with the S8+.

It also has a USB 3.0 A port and Type-C port, as well as a built-in 2-in-1 cable that does double-duty as micro USB or lightning cable. The best part? The wireless charging mat, Type A and C, as well as the 2-in-1 cable can be used at the same time, meaning you can charge up to 4 devices simultaneously!

And as if that wasn’t enough, the LED indicator shows remaining battery capacity in percentages! That way, you can accurately identify how much juice is left in the S8+ rather than guessing how long that last bar is going to last.

So Should You Buy the D-Power S8+

With so many power banks out there, some of which actually retail for Php500, it can be difficult to stand out. However, the D-Power S8+ isn’t your ordinary power bank. It combines wired and wireless charging, with support for quick charging technologies for the ideal charging solution. At Php1,599, it’s actually quite pricey, but personally, I think it’s worth it to have a power bank that’s as quick and versatile as the S8+.

About The Author

Back when I started MobileTechPinoy in 2012, phablets weren't a thing yet. I enjoyed the stares I got from iPhone owners whenever I whipped out my Samsung Galaxy Note at the time. I'm much more budget-conscious these days though and am perfectly fine with using phones from any of our locally brands.

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