RAVPower 6700mAh Review - mybest

The RAVPower 6700mAh is one of the best-known power banks due to its compact size and large battery capacity. While many of its reviewers praise it for its ease of use, its light and compact size, and charging performance, some reviews online claim it actually has low capacity and slow charging speeds as well.


This time around, our editing department purchased a RAVPower 6700 and tested its charging speed, ease of use, and actual charging capacity. Here's everything we learned.

  • Last updated: 01-15-2020
  • 88 views
Table of Contents

What are the Stand-out Features of the RAVPower 6700mAh?

The RAVPower 6700 is a power bank that uses iSmart 2.0 technology to enable fast yet stable charge speeds. It measures 3.5 x 1.6 x 1 inches, making it small and light enough to fit in the palm of your hand despite its sizable charging capacity.


It also sports a glossy matte finish that makes it resistant to scratching, and it also includes safety features such as its multi-charge protection system that prevents over-charging and high temperatures.

How to Use the RAVPower 6700mAh

Using the RAVPower 6700 is as simple as connecting your device using the including USB cable. It can charge smartphones, tablets, and pretty much anything that can take a charge from a USB outlet. Indicators on the main body show the amount of charge capacity left in the device.


The RAVPower 6700 supports pass-through charging, allowing users to conveniently charge the power bank while simultaneously charging a device attached to it.

The RAVPower 6700 comes with a micro USB charging cable, carry pouch, and user manual. It unfortunately does not include iPhone lightning cables, so iPhone users must supply their own.

RAVPower 6700mAh Review Roundup

Many of the RAVPower 6700mAh reviews online praise it for its portability and value for money. However, it also has its share of negative reviews that may cause potential buyers to reconsider their purchase. Our editorial team shares some of the reviews below.

Charge Capacity Woes: it Can Only Charge a Phone Battery Once

Most of the negative reviews involved the device's charge capacity. A charger with 6700mAh should be enough to charge a smartphone twice over, but some reviews have expressed disappointment at the battery pack's actual capacity.

Lost all charge after charging an iPhone X once. This clearly does not have 6700mAh in capacity.
On a good day, it's only able to charge up to 3000mAh.

Charge Speed Troubles: it Takes Too Long to Charge

The second most frequent negative review we saw involve the device's charge speed.


Some reviews mentioned slow charging speeds despite the advertised maximum charge speed of 2.4A. Charging speed is a deciding factor that could make or break a power bank, so these claims definitely need to be looked into during testing.

Charge speed is really slow. It takes so much time that it's practically useless.
Product claims to support QuickCharge but I only got 0.3A out of it.

Other Issues: it Produces Too Much Heat

We also found some reviews that claim to experience issues with excessive heat generation or defective products that do not work altogether.

The USB output port breaks too easily. The first one broke within half a year, while the second one broke within 4 months.
Doesn't fully charge even when it's been plugged in for more than 10 hours. What scared me was that it was really hot to the touch.

Putting the RAVPower 6700mAh to the Test

To put both the positive and negative reviews to the test, our team of editors purchased the RAVPower 6700 and asked a team of electronics specialists to perform the following tests on it:


Test 1: Ease of use

Test 2: Charging speed

Test 3: Actual capacity

Test 4: Other issues

Test ① Ease of Use

Our first order of business was testing ease of use.


To test the good reviews praising the RAVPower 6700 for its ease of use, we started out by measuring its size and weight.

Weighs 4.5 Ounces - Light Enough to Carry with Your Phone

In our ease of use tests, the RAVPower 6700 weighed in at just 4.5 ounces (or 129 grams). It's official weight is at 4 ounces, so there may be some discrepancy between individual devices. We consider this to be very lightweight given that most power banks in the 5000mAh range tend to weigh closer to 7 ounces. 


In terms of its size, the RAVPower 6700mAh is so light and compact that an adult could easily hold both the power bank and a phone together in one hand.

Test ② Charging Speed

Our next agenda was the charge speed test. We measured the ampere current value using an iPhone 8 charged with an Apple Lightning cable. We also measured the time it took for the phone to reach a full charge.

Charging Speed Measured at 1.64A, Which is Better Than Most Power Banks!

In our tests, we found that the RAVPower 6700mAh charged at 1.64A. In fact, it was the fastest of the 24 power banks we tested for this series of reviews.


The RAVPower 6700mAh automatically adjusts its power output based on the device that is connected to it, which accounts for its fast charging speed. It's a great choice for people who need a quick yet stress-free charging experience.

3 Hours to Fully Charge Internal Batteries

In our charging speed tests, it took approximately 3 hours to charge the battery pack from zero. We count this on the fast side considering that the battery pack is advertised to have enough capacity to charge a smartphone completely twice over. 


During charging, we noticed that each of the indicator dots would blink periodically, but all 4 would remain lit to indicate that the battery pack is fully charged. It's an intuitive way to determine how much charge is left in the internal batteries.

Test ③ Actual Charging Capacity

Next, we turn our attention to the unit's actual capacity. To do this, we connected a USB fan to a fully-charged unit and let it run continuously until the battery ran out while using a current measurement device to test the battery's actual capacity. This allowed us to find out exactly how much charge the internal battery could hold.

Actual Capacity is at 3,103mAh, Which is a Little Underwhelming

Upon closer inspection, the RAVPower 6700 only had an actual capacity of 3103 mAh, which is only 46% of its advertised 6700 mAh!


Power banks usually undergo some form of conversion loss, leading to actual capacities of around 60% to 70% of their advertised capacities. That said, the RAVPower 6700mAh only had less than half of its advertised capacity.


3103mAh is enough to fully charge a smartphone once. If you're looking for a large-capacity power bank that will let you charge multiple devices several times in a day, you might need to look elsewhere.

Test ④ Other Issues

Now we put the other reviews to the test. Some of the negative reviews we've seen online mentioned extreme heat generation and broken USB ports, so we tested the RAVPower 6700mAh to see if any of those reviews hold water.

USB Port Stress Test: Still Functional after 200 Port Insertions

USB Port Stress Test: Still Functional after 200 Port Insertions

To test USB port durability, we subjected the USB port to a stress test by repeatedly inserting and removing a USB cable 200 times.


We found that the USB port survived the stress test and continued to work normally. This is based on the assumption that the port will be used once a day for half a year (180 days). The port appears to be durable enough to survive daily use, but in the event that your port is broken, RAVPower does offer customer support.

Heat Test: No Discernible Heat Generation

Our final order of business was to test excess heat generation.


We are glad to report that we did not feel any excessive heat during any of the tests we conducted, which involved charging the battery pack and using it to charge smartphones. While our test unit did feel warm to the touch, it was within safe, non-hazardous levels.


The RAVPower 6700mAh features a multi-charge protection system that protects against overcharging, over-voltage, and short circuits. It has also been awarded with PSE certification, which guarantees that the product adheres to quality standards and is safe to use.

The Final Verdict: Great Charging Speed and Portability Equals Great Value for Money

The RAVPower 6700mAh packs 1.64A of charging speed in a compact and portable package, making it a must-have for people who like to pack light.


Its charging capacity does leave a lot to be desired. An actual charging capacity of just 3,103mAh means that the battery pack can only fully charge a smartphone once. That said, smaller battery packs tend to have smaller charging capacities, so this becomes a trade-off between charge capacity and portability.


It only has one USB port so it can only charge one device at a time, but this should be enough to serve as an lightweight and portable option for when you really need that last bit of juice.

Summary

In this review, we took a look at the RAVPower 6700 and subjected it to a battery of rigid testing. Its portability, charging speed and value for money make it a great buy for people who need a no-frills power bank with a good charge rate to get their phone through the day.


Translation: Jamie Martin

Related Articles

Popular Articles

  • Top 10 Best Ergonomic Mouse Pads to Buy Online 2020
    Top 10 Best Ergonomic Mouse Pads to Buy Online 2020
    For most of us, spending hours on the computer is almost an inevitable part of life. Unfortunately, that can leave our arms and wrists stuck in uncomfortable positions for an unhealthy amount of time, leading to issues like carpal tunnel syndrome. But using an ergonomic mouse pad can help!Ergonomic mouse pads are designed to keep your hands and wrists in more natural positions to prevent injury. But because we all use the computer differently and have different needs, it’s important to pick the right one for you. This guide will help you to figure out what just you’re looking for. If you’re still stuck at the end, we’ve also got a list of our ten favorite mouse pads for you to start your search.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    2,190 views
  • Top 5 Best Cordless Electric Knives to Buy Online 2020
    Top 5 Best Cordless Electric Knives to Buy Online 2020
    When choosing a cordless electric knife, there are many factors to consider, such as blade length, handle design, safety features, and battery life. On top of all that, you want to pick the knife that’s right for your purpose, whether that be added convenience for camping or fishing, durability for extensive food prep at home, or the highest professional-grade knife for your work as a chef.Now, we’ll help you find a cordless electric knife that’s perfect for you based on price, function, and specifications. By the end of this article, you’ll find 2018’s best cordless electric knife that is, of course, suited for you!
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    1,532 views
  • Top 7 Best Japanese-English Electronic Dictionaries to Buy Online 2020
    Top 7 Best Japanese-English Electronic Dictionaries to Buy Online 2020
    If you’ve been studying Japanese for long enough, you’ve probably considered investing in a Japanese-English electronic dictionary. Ubiquitous in Japan and full of more (and better) resources than you could ever have on your phone, it makes sense to have one if you’re serious about your study.But with so many models each with different functionalities, it can be hard to pick one out. In this guide, we’ll cover the things you should look for when choosing an electronic dictionary so that you can find the right one for you. If you’re still stuck at the end, we have a list of our 7 favorite options (available in the US) for you to consider.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    2,007 views
  • Anker SoundCore Mini 2 Review
    Anker SoundCore Mini 2 Review
    The Anker Soundcore Mini 2 Bluetooth speaker is said to be the perfect leisure companion, featuring superb sound quality despite its compact size.On the other hand, there are some disappointing reviews and user feedback online claiming that it “lacks power.” If you’re thinking to get this item, the mixed reviews can be quite confusing.Our editing department purchased the SoundCore Mini 2 to find out its overall sound quality and bass power. Our sound specialists put it to the test to see if it’s worth the money.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    467 views
  • Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 Review - mybest
    Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 Review - mybest
    While the Anker's PowerCore Fusion 5000 gets a lot of rave reviews for its convenience and ease-of-use, it also has its fair share of negative reviews online that mention slow charging speeds or defective products that refuse to charge. This may spook some potential buyers from considering it altogether.To put both good and bad reviews to the test, our editing department purchased an Anker PowerCore Fusion 5000 and subjected it to rigorous testing to see if it's worth the cash. If you're considering purchasing the Anker PowerCure Fusion 5000, then read on.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    73 views
  • Top 13 Best Japanese Dehumidifiers to Buy Online - Tried and True!
    Top 13 Best Japanese Dehumidifiers to Buy Online - Tried and True!
    Our editors searched Japanese e-commerce sites (such as Kakaku.com, Amazon, and Rakuten) for the best dehumidifiers. We then chose the 13 most popular products and tested them.We focused on four things: how well it removed moisture, whether it could be used to dry clothes, ease of use, and noise level. We then compiled everything we learned into a buying guide about and list of the best Japanese dehumidifiers available online.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    734 views
  • Uni Jetstream Prime Review - mybest
    Uni Jetstream Prime Review - mybest
    We took a look at the Jetstream Prime Single from uni. Available for about $15 in Japan and usually sold for more in the States, it may not be as pricey as your hundred-dollar fountain pens, but it still costs a good deal more than your multi-packs from Office Depot, where pens are few cents apiece. So is the Jetstream Prime worth it?Our editing department purchased the Jetstream Prime and inspected the design, the ink, and the ergonomics of the pen. We also checked out refills. This is what we learned during testing.
    Home electronics, PC, camera
    362 views
  • Popular Item Lists

    Search by Category