We can see many people carrying power banks these days, always connected to their smartphones, even though many modern smartphones have bigger batteries built in. Xiaomi was the first brand to bring high-quality power banks with ultra-affordable pricing in India. Since then, a lot of brands have been releasing affordable power banks with a good-quality build and power conversion ratio. However, many of them lack two-way fast charging, especially newer rapid charging technologies such as Quick Charge 3.0 and USB Power Delivery. This is where Stuffcool comes in. It is a mobile accessories brand based out of India and its new power bank features 10000mAh battery capacity, metal build, and two-way quick charging (both Quick Charge 3.0 and USB-PD).
Priced at Rs 2,990, is the Stuffcool 720PD 10000mAh Power Bank worth its higher price? Let’s find out in our review of the 10000mAh Stuffcool PD Powerbank.
Build Quality, Design & Features
The Stuffcool 720P power bank comes in Black, Gold, and Grey, and its outer shell is made out of aluminum. It has the Stuffcool branding on the top, notations for each port, and the mention of 18W USB Type-C PD as well as Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 support. Its sides are covered by a rubbery material, which makes it easier to hold. However, I personally dislike power banks with metal casings since they can scratch your phone’s screen and glass back very easily. I can’t complain about the Stuffcool PD Power Bank’s build quality, though. On the rear, there are various certifications stampings and power input as well as output measurements for each port.
There’s a power button on one side and four battery charge level LED indicators on the other side, which seems like an illogical design to me. It would’ve been better if the LED indicators and the power buttons were placed on the same side, making it easier to check the charge level. There are two USB Type-A ports, both of which can output up to 18W of power to Quick Charge 2.0 and Quick Charge 3.0 compatible devices. Then there’s a microUSB port using which the power bank can be rapidly charged, but you’ll need a compatible Quick Charge 3.0 charger. There’s also a USB Type-C port with two-way power transfer. The power bank can be rapidly charged using a USB-PD 18W charger and the same port can be used to rapidly charge other USB-PD compatible devices at 18W.
- USB Type-C Port (USB-PD Input): 5V 3A or 9V 2A
- USB Type-C Port (USB-PD Output): 5V 3A or 9V 2A or 12V 1.5A
- microUSB Port (QC 3.0 Input): 5V 2A or 9V 2A
- USB Type A Ports (QC 3.0 Output): 5V 3A or 9V 2A or 12V 1.5A
I tested the time it takes to charge the power bank itself as well as the time it takes for the power bank to charge other phones. I charged the power bank using my Rock PD dual-port charger which has a USB Type-C port (with USB-PD certification) as well as a USB Type-A port (with Quick Charge 3.0 certification). It took around four hours to charge the power bank completely, using both QC 3.0 and USB-PD options. I couldn’t check the exact timing because there’s nothing more than just LED indicators to check charge levels, so there’s no easy way to know exactly when the power bank was fully charged. I used three phones for the test: Apple iPhone XS, Google Pixel 3, and the Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro.
The iPhone XS has a 2658mAh battery which can be rapidly charged using compatible USB-PD charger and cable. The Pixel 3 has a 2950mAh battery and it uses USB-PD standard for rapid charging. The Redmi Note 6 Pro has a 4000mAh battery and it is compatible with Quick Charge 3.0 fast charging mechanism.
- Apple iPhone XS (Using Amazon Basics USB Type-A To Lightning Cable): 1 hour 50 minutes.
- Google Pixel 3 (Using UGreen USB Type-C To USB Type-C USB-PD Compatible Cable): 1 hour 40 minutes.
- Xiaomi Redmi Note 6 Pro (Using Alian 3A USB Type-A To MicroUSB Cable): 1 hour 45 minutes.
Overall, the Stuffcool 720PD Power Bank delivers on its promises of fast charging itself and fast charging connected devices. You can expect the power bank to completely charge a 3000mAh smartphone twice and then some, given that you don’t keep the device unused for a few days between those charges.
Should You Buy The Stuffcool 720PD 10000mAh Power Bank?
The Stuffcool 720PD 10000mAh Power Bank is one of the best power banks to buy in India right now, and that’s also due to the factor that there aren’t many power banks that offer Quick Charge 3.0 as well as USB PD 2.0 compatibility at the same time. Stuffcool’s power bank gets charged faster and charges connected devices faster as well.
It can fully charge a typical 3000mAh battery equipped smartphone at least twice, which will be enough for most people. However, it is priced at Rs 2,990 (you can get it for as low as Rs 2,700 from Amazon.in) which makes it a little harder to recommend since most people aren’t ready to shell out that much for a power bank, especially not for a 10000mAh power bank. At even lower pricing, you can get the Xiaomi 20000mAh Power Bank 2i, which I personally use. However, if your need requires you to buy a USB-PD power bank, the Stuffcool 720PD 10000mAh Power Bank should be your go-to choice.
Stuffcool 720PD 10000mAh Power Bank₹2,990
What Is Good?
- Simple design and good build quality
- USB PD (18W) and Quick Charge (18W) compatibility
- Two USB Type-A ports and one USB Type-C port
- 10000mAh capacity in a neat little package
What Is Bad?
- LED indicators could’ve been brighter