In September 2020, Xiaomi launched the Mi power bank 3i with 10,000mAh and 20,000mAh capacities. At the same time, the power banks of the Redmi have long been part of the Redmi smart collection. In addition, Redmi power banks also come with two options – 10,000mAh and 20.000mAh. Sometimes there are discussions about the power banks of these two companies. So, in this article, we’ll see how the Redmi power bank competes with the Mi power bank 3i.
Mi Power Bank 3i features
Two models of the Mi power bank 3i support 18W fast charging and come with advanced 12-layer circuit protection as well as a smart power management feature. Moreover, it has lithium polymer batteries that are claimed to be safer and more efficient when compared to Li-ion batteries.
Mi Power Bank 3i 20.000mAh model
The Mi Power Bank 3i 20.000mAh version comes with a plastic and matte body. The matte body solution makes the power bank look premium. Traditionally, on the front, it has a USB Type-C port, a Micro-USB port, two USB Type-A ports, and also LED battery level indicator. You can charge the power bank via a USB Type-C port or Micro-USB port. The charging time is approximately 7 hours with an 18W fast-charger. It is also worth mentioning, that the power bank can fully charge the iPhone XS up to five times or Pixel 3XL four times.
On the other hand, there is a low power mode. It gives an opportunity to charge devices that require low power, such as fitness bands or Bluetooth speakers. It will be a good option for those who have a smartphone requiring a high power mode and a fitness band so as they can charge both with the same device. You can enable the low power mode by simply pressing the button on the left side 3 times.
The power bank contains enough power to charge a device up to two times and can even charge two devices simultaneously. In the box, the Mi Power Bank 3i includes a USB Type-C to USB Type-A cable. Perhaps the main disadvantage of the power bank is its heaviness, which makes it difficult to carry it in the pocket.
Mi Power Bank 3i 10.000mAh model
Like the Mi Power bank 3i 20.000mAh version, the 10.000mAh Mi Power bank comes with a matte body finish and weighs 251 grams. And unlike the 20.000mAh version, it is slim and light, so it easily fits inside the pocket.
It features two USB outputs and supports an 18W fast charge. The power bank can charge a 3000mAh phone battery 2.1 times and a 4000 mAh phone battery 1.4 times in terms of charging capabilities. In addition, the charging time is ranging between 4.5-6 hours.
So, you take this lightweight and stylish power bank with you while traveling in order to always keep your devices charged. Moreover, you can charge two devices at the same time.
- Plastic and matte body
- USB Type-C port, Micro-USB port, two USB Type-A ports, LED battery level indicator
- 18W fast charge
- low power mode
- advanced 12-layer circuit protection
- lithium-polymer battery
- charging time – 7 hours (20.000mAh), 4.5-6 hours (10.000mAh)
Redmi power bank
Xiaomi always pays a lot of attention to the safety of its customers. Xiaomi says that it has built 12 layers of circuit protection to keep your devices safe. There’s protection from short circuits, overheating, overcharging, and discharging built-in. Hence, you can plug in your smartphone or tablet, or smartwatch and forget to get worried about damaging the device.
As mentioned above the Redmi power bank also comes with 10.000 mAh and 20.000 mAh options. Redmi power bank 20.000 mAh features high-density advanced Li-polymer batteries that optimize charging efficiency. To understand the charging abilities, it can charge Redmi K20 Pro – 3.5 times, iPhone XS – 4.7 times, and Redmi Note 7 – 3.5 times. Both versions support 18W fast charging including 5.1V/2.4A, 9V/ 2A MAX, and 12V/1.5A MAX charging outputs that ensure efficient and fast charging for your devices. The Redmi Power Bank gets two full-size USB-A ports for output and a micro-USB port as well as a USB-C port for input.
In appearance, the Redmi power bank uses a high-quality body and comes in black and white colors. It has an anti-slip edge texture which provides a better experience of using and prevents falls and drops. On the other hand, the power bank features an advanced level of chipset protection. The latter makes it possible to protect the device against short-circuit, over-current, over-voltage, over-charge, or discharge.
Redmi power bank 10.000mAh
Like its superior version, the 10.000mAh model of the power banks features high-density advanced Li-polymer batteries too. To clarify the charging abilities, consider that it can charge Redmi K20 Pro – 1.75 times, iPhone XS – 2.3 times & Redmi Note 7 – 1.75 times. The power bank comes with a 10W fast charge capability, which is a bit disappointing. Single 5.1V/2.4A (10W) and Dual 5.1V/2.6A (10W) ports ensure the efficient charging of the connected devices. The charging time is approximately 6 hours.
In terms of appearance, it is made of high-quality material and comes in black and white color just like the 20.000 mAh version. It is light and slim, so you can easily fit it in the pocket. In addition, due to the anti-flip edge texture, sudden falls and drops are protected. It is also worth mentioning that the power bank is not only for smartphones but also for tablets, Bluetooth speakers, earphones, headphones, fitness bands, etc. Redmi Power Banks are fully manufactured in India and pass through quality tests and checks.
- 12-layers circuit protection
- advanced Li-polymer batteries
- USB-A, micro-USB port, and USB-C port for input
- advanced level chipset protection
- anti-slip body
- ~6 hours charging time
The customer choice in the case of these power banks depends on the priorities and preferences he or she has. Both of the power banks are manufactured by giant and high-level companies and the features are overall the same. Both Redmi and Mi power bank 3i have 12-layers circuit safety protection, Li-polymer batteries, which are really important for customer use. Though the Mi power bank is heavy and big in size, which makes it difficult to carry in the pocket, it has a lot more pros such as low power mode, etc. The latter gives an opportunity to charge devices that require low power, such as fitness bands or Bluetooth speakers. On the other hand, the Redmi power bank features an advanced level of chipset protection. It makes it possible to protect the device against short-circuit, over-current, over-voltage, over-charge, or discharge.
In addition, we can see the difference in 10.000mAh versions of the two power banks. The Redmi power bank 10.000mAh model features a 10W fast charge, while the same model of the Mi power bank 3i features an 18W fast charge. This means that you don’t get any fast-charging capabilities in the form of Quick Charge or USB-PD. In this case, the Redmi power bank is inferior.
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