Battery life doesn’t constitute a strong point for Windows phones. Gone are the days when your phone’s battery was able to power you for days on end. Modern phones feature big displays and run tens of apps at the same time, and all these elements literally drain battery life.
Indeed, somehow this is the price we pay for using top-notch phones. However, it appears that some phone models have serious difficulties in powering users throughout the day and could use a helping hand. Unfortunately, the latest Windows phone models are notorious for their battery and overheating issues, and some of them have been plagued by these problems since the day Microsoft launched them.
One solution to extend your phone’s battery life is to use one of these battery-saving apps. In case you extensively use your Windows phone, you should also keep a portable charger within reach and use it when your phone’s battery reaches critically low levels.
Best portable chargers for smartphones
Acuvar 2600mAh Portable Charger
This portable charger connects to your Windows phone through a USB cable, extending its battery life. You can easily slip it into your pocket thanks to its tiny size: 4 x 1 x 1 inch. The charger‘s case is made of soft-touch plastic, and the built-in flashlight could come in handy if case you go on a hiking trip.
The Acuvar portable charger can power your phone for 4 to 6 hours. It’s compatible with the following Windows phones: Lumia 920, Lumia 820, 808 PureView, Lumia 900, Lumia 810, Lumia 822, Lumia 521 and 520.
RAVPower 3350mAh Portable Charger
This sleek, tiny charger can easily fit into your pocket and is powerful enough to get a full charge of your Windows phone. It brings huge power in a small package and can deliver 500 battery charge cycles without any problem. Three status LEDs keep you informed of the remaining battery capacity.
The white plastic cap at the top and unique clip-inspired design prevent the charger from scratching and rolling off your desk. The charger is available in four colors: black, blue, gold, and pink.
Microsoft DC-32 Portable Dual Charger
This lightweight portable charger has two USB ports, allowing you to power up two devices at the same time. Thanks to its 5200 mAh capacity, this charger can deliver two full charges in a very short time. The LED indicators inform you about the battery level and charging status.
DC-32 charges itself quickly, and charges phones quickly as well. It’s small but feels sturdy. Users also confirm it’s worth every penny: “Fast to charge, both ways. Works better than 3 others I own. Would buy again, actually, I want to buy one of the bigger ones now I know this one works as good as it does.”
You can buy the DC-32 Portable Dual Charger for $35.00 from the Microsoft Store.
Microsoft Portable Power DC-21
DC-21 is a powerful portable charger that you can simply slip into your pocket. With a 6000 mAh capacity, it can charge most smartphones twice with one full charging cycle. Plug this micro USB charger in for about 4 hours to reach full capacity and you don’t have to worry your phone will run out of battery when you need it most.
Microsoft Portable Power DC-21 impresses through its unique shape and smooth finish that gives it a premium feel. The soft LED lights tell you how much charging capacity you have left.
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