Review: Luxtude Ultra Slim Power Bank 5000mAh USB C

Luxtude Power Bank 5000 Product Review

Most power banks are similar: black, bulky, and dull. All of them blend together. The Luxtude Power Bank 5,000 mAh stands out because of its modern and slim design. But appearance is not as important as performance. How good is the Luxtude power bank? Read on to find out.

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Pros & Cons:


  • Built-in USB C cable

  • Phone-sized, ultra-slim, lightweight

  • 3 different versions available with: USB-C, Micro USB and Lightning (iPhone)

  • High-quality design and materials


  • Average charging and recharging speeds

  • Micro USB port for recharging, no USB-C


Power & Performance (1 to 5 stars)

Design & Build (1 to 5 stars)

Technology (1 to 5 stars)

Overall Rating (average of above)

Key Specifications of a Product

Key Specs:

  • Capacity

  • 5000 mAh / 19 Wh

  • Dimensions (LxWxH)

  • 5.4 x 2.7 x 0.3 in / 13.8 x 6.8 x 0.8 cm

  • Weight

  • 4.9 oz / 130 gm

Output & Input Charging:

  • Average Charging Time of a Mobile Phone (average battery capacity 3000mAh)

  • 1 hour and 25 minutes

  • Average Recharging Time (from 0% to 100%)

  • 3 hours and 10 minutes


  • USB-C Output: 5V/2.1A

  • Micro USB Input: 5V/2A

Charging Technology

  • Fast CHARGING Power Bank–Smart IC

  • Built-in USB C cable

  • Under 100WH

  • Safe to take on board.

Other Features

  • None.

Ideal For?

  • Minimalist

  • Traveler

  • Businessman

  • Student

What’s Inside?

  • Luxtude 5000mAh Power Bank

  • Micro USB Recharging Cable

  • User Manual

  • Greeting Letter

  • Flannelette carrying bag

Luxtude Power Bank 5000 What's Inside

Power & Performance

Battery Capacity

Battery capacity in mAh, and Watts power

The Luxtude Power Bank has a small battery of 5,000 mAh / 19 Wh. This provides enough energy to charge the majority of phones once.

Capacity test - discharge the fully charged power bank

If you follow Charging Kick, you might have already noticed that we test here battery capacity by discharging the fully charged power bank. Simply, plug the power bank into USB mini adjustable load and the A USB tester shows the current, voltage and time during discharging of the power bank. This process allows obtaining accurate data.

However, due to the unique construction of the tested power bank, this is impossible.

Based on my observation, experience and comparison with other power banks, this device meets the manufacturer’s promises, but it also has an average battery efficiency.

How many times to charge the most sold mobile phones in 2020?

To put the battery capacity into perspective, I will use a formula for Real Battery Capacity and calculate how many times the Luxtude Power Bank 5000 can charge the top 10 most popular mobile phones in 2020. Perhaps you own one of the enlisted phones or at least you know your mobile phone’s battery capacity. I couldn’t obtain the battery capacity in the previous test, hence I will use the average efficiency of 85%.

Real Battery Capacity = 3.7V x Advertised capacity x efficiency (in decimal) / 5V = 2,830 mAh

Once we know the real battery capacity, simply divide it by the enlisted mobile phones’ battery capacity to find out how many times it can be charged.

Mobile Phone Model

How Many Times Can It Be Charged?

iPhone 12 Pro - 2,815mAh


Oppo Find X2 Pro - 4,260mAh


Samsung Galaxy S20 Plus - 4,500mAh


OnePlus 8 Pro - 4,510mAh


Pixel 5 - 4,000mAh


iPhone SE 2 - 1,821mAh


Motorola Edge - 4,500mAh


Google Pixel 4a - 3,140mAh


Huawei P40 Pro Plus - 4,200mAh


Moto G8 - 5,000mAh


Only three phones will receive a full charge: iPhone 12 Pro, iPhone SE 2, Google Pixel 4a. Other phones might be on the edge. Most users don’t wait until their phone battery dies completely; that’s not recommended. That said, it’s likely that this device will give phones with batteries equal or below 4,000 mAh enough juice to charge the phone fully.

Output Charging

Charging Time & Power Usage

The main purpose of power banks is charging your devices, hence this review cannot be done without testing output charging. The knowledge of the charging time of devices is crucial. Frequently it’s one of the most important factors while purchasing a power bank.

For these tests, I used two mobile phones:

  • Huawei P10 with a battery of 3200 mAh (Huawei SuperCharge)

  • Samsung S8 with a battery of 3000mAh (Adaptive Fast Charging)

Both phones support fast-charging technology.

To record data (current, voltage, mAh, time) I used a USB tester.

Real-life examples, test charging phones demonstrate what you can expect after purchasing the power bank.

The tested power bank has a USB-C port rated on 5V/2.1A, which is standard. The manufacturer brags about its Fast CHARGING Power Bank–Smart IC. It’s not widely known technology, and most likely isn’t genuine fast-charging technology.

During testing, my USB tester didn’t show accurate data. The unusual construction of this device required me to use two USB adapters.

Let’s find out how fast this device charges.

Charging via USB-C (Huawei)

Charging via USB-C (Huawei)

One hour and 30 minutes are how long it took the Luxtude Power Bank 5000 to charge the Huawei P10. That’s a standard charging time. One LED light was still flashing, so there was a bit of energy left. Based on previous tests, Huawei most likely received between 2,300 and 2,400 mAh.

Charging via USB-C (Samsung)

Charging via USB-C (Samsung)

It took 1 hour and 15 minutes to bring the Samsung S8 from 19% to 96%. This is a good time. One LED light was still on, so there was a bit of energy left. The Samsung S8 usually receives around 2,200 to 2,300 mAh.

Round-up of output charging

Huawei needed 1 hour and 30 minutes, Samsung 1 hour and 15 minutes; both results are pretty good. A phone with a battery capacity of around 3,000 mAh should charge in a maximum of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Input Charging

The Luxtude Power Bank 5000 has a Micro USB port rated at 5V/2A. That’s standard charging speed. That said, a battery of 5,000 mAh needs about 3 hours to fully charge.

For this reason, I charged the power bank twice. The first test, via a standard charger rated at 5V/2A charging speed; a charger most of us have. For the second charge, I used the charger rated 65W, the fastest type of charger, able to charge compatible laptops.

Recharging via Standard Charger

Recharging via Huawei Charger 5V/2A

It took 3 hours and 25 minutes to charge the power bank. That’s slightly more than we expected but still acceptable. The charger delivered 4,453 mAh / 22.7 Wh in total.

Recharging via Fast Charger

Recharging via RAVPower Fast Charger

It took 3 hours and 8 minutes to get to full charge. The RAVPower charger did it faster and within the time I expected. The power bank received 4,433 mAh / 22.2 Wh in total.

Round-up of input charging

The Luxtude Power Bank 5000 needs slightly longer than 3 hours to fully recharge. It meets the average recharging time for this battery capacity.


Design & Build

Size & Weight

Weight in ounces and grams

  • 5.4 x 2.7 x 0.3 in / 13.8 x 6.8 x 0.8 cm

Measurement in inches and centimeters

  • 4.9 oz / 130 g

The Luxtude Power Bank 5000 Ultra Slim, is as its name suggests, is ultra-slim. Its dimensions and weight are nearly the same as the iPhone 12 Mini or iPhone 6. It will work well with small phones, as they can be tightly stacked, making them comfortable to use.

Design & Material

One glance at the Luxtude Power Bank 5000 showed us we were dealing with one of the most stylish power banks on the market. Some people might find power banks look the same – usually black, logo in the middle, ports on the side, and LED lights. Many people mistake the Luxtude with an iPhone when they see it for the first time.

Luxtude Power Bank 5000 Side Luxtude Power Bank 5000 Battery Indicator
Luxtude Power Bank 5000 USB Port Luxtude Power Bank 5000 USB-C Cable

The Luxtude Power Bank 5000 is created with attention to detail and stands out from typical power banks. It looks great and the material used to build the device is of the highest quality. You can feel it’s not cheap. Instead, it’s high-quality aluminum, steel-feel construction, and luxury design.

The device is available in 3 colors: rose gold, silver, and metal black. The tested device was rose gold. This color might be particularly attractive to female users. The corners of the device have different hues.

It has a matte finish, which prevents smudges and fingerprints. The device sits comfortably in your hand thanks to its small size.

On the front is a power button, with pleasing green color. Below it is LED lights indicating the available energy. On the bottom is Luxtude’s brand name. On the bottom is a list of essential information about the power bank. The corners of the device are firm rubber and slightly curved.

On the top edge above the power button is a built-in type-C cable. A gentle pull and the cable comes out, ready to use. Once it's put back, it firmly stays in place. Nearby, on one side is a Micro USB port used to recharge the power bank.

This device features excellent overall design and materials. It’s perfect for everyday use, but I don’t recommend it for use in severe conditions (e.g., in the wilderness).




The Luxtude Power Bank 5000 is equipped with one built-in USB-C type cable to charge your mobile devices. A Micro USB port is used to recharge the power bank. The charging speeds are standard.

USB-C Output: 5V/2.1A

Micro USB Input: 5V/2A


The Luxtude Power Bank 5000’s design stand outs from the competition, but in terms of technology, it’s just an ordinary power bank. The manufacturer brags about its Fast CHARGING Power Bank–Smart IC, but it only supplies 5V/2.1A, which is just standard charging.



Overall Opinion

The Luxtude Power Bank 5000 is a unique, beautiful, and luxurious power bank. High-quality material, an elegant look, tiny size, and a built-in cable make this power bank worth purchasing. It might not charge your device at the highest speed or include cutting-edge technology, but for a person who needs a small and lightweight power bank for everyday use, this is a great option.

Final Score