Xiaomi’s Mi Power Bank is a popular choice when we are choosing a power bank to provide our devices some juice. We have reviewed the 10400mAh Mi Power Bank in the past and its price is very appealing and the performance is satisfying. However, the older 10400mAh and 5200mAh units can be quite thick and this is quite inconvenient for frequent travellers. To address this, Xiaomi has introduced a 5000mAh Mi Power Bank and it is much, much thinner than its predecessors.
- What’s in the box & The Outside
- The Inside & Conclusion
What’s in the box
The box containing the 5000mAh Power Bank already shows how thin the power bank is. As usual, it comes with the power bank, a micro-USB cable and a manual. While the flat-type cable is really short and you might need a longer one sometimes, at least it will not get tangled easily.
One of the selling points of the power bank is its thickness, which comes at only 9.9mm. While it is quite thin, the construction is solid and I have no worry that the durability is compromised to make it thinner. The thin chassis makes it easier to fit both my phone and the Mi Power Bank in the same pocket. The aluminium case looks simple and nice. The metal case feels really good in hand too. While it is thinner, it is taller and wider and it weighs 1 gram heavier. Here’s the comparison of thickness between the 5000mAh Mi Power Bank with a Xiaomi Mi3 and a 5200mAh Mi Power Bank.
On the top of the power bank you would find a micro USB port and a full-size USB port which are meant for charging your devices and refilling the juice back in the power bank. There is a button which serves 2 purposes. It can be used to reset the power bank when the charging stops prematurely or to check the remaining power level. The 4 white LEDs beside the button will light up subtly to show the current battery level. Each LED will represent a quarter of the full charge and you can roughly tell the how much power is left by looking on the LEDs.
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