Review | Promate BoltQC 9000 mAh powerbank

By Charlemagne Losaria

It’s the season of giving and if you’re looking for a reliable powerbank to give to your loved ones, you may want to take a closer look at the Promate BoltQC.

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Build

The Promate BoltQC is just one of the several powerbanks the Dubai-based technology company has to offer. It is solidly built, having an aluminum finished body with some plastic components like the power button.

It’s solidly built but I recommend you not to place it in the same bag pocket as your precious gadget as it might cause scratches or even break the screen of your device with enough pressure applied. It has four blue LED indicators that show the charge status of the powerbank.

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Features

Like most powerbanks nowadays, it has two USB ports for charging multiple devices simultaneously. This handy powerbank has one USB port rated at 2.4A while the other port supports charging up to 3.0A for devices that supports Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0. It’s supposed to charge your device upto 4x faster than traditional powerbanks.

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To be able to take advantage of this technology, you will need to have a phone with a Qualcomm chipset and you need to verify that this feature has been enabled by your phone’s manufacturer.

Mobile phones that support Qualcomm 3.0 quick charge technology include the Asus Zenfone 3 Deluxe, ZTE Axon 7, LG V20, HTC 10, and LG G5. If your device does not support this feature, it will still charge your device with the most optimal power rating possible (Source: https://www.qualcomm.com/products/snapdragon/quick-charge)

Performance

To benchmark its capacity, I spent a couple of days charging my smartphone through the powerbank. I have a device that has a 3000 mAh battery rating but unfortunately does not support the Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0.

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During the test, I implemented a 10% to 100% charging scheme. I got to charge my device up to two full charges and 75% on airplane mode before it died out. That’s very ideal for a 9000 mAh powerbank.

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The verdict

The Promate BoltQC is solid both in terms of build, as well as features and capacity. Personally, it would not be hard for me to recommend this powerbank to friends and family. Currently, the Promate BoltQC 9000 mAh Powerbank is available at Lazada for P1495.

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