The Zendure A2 is a travel friendly device with great durability. It has enough power to provide your phone with a charge or two and can easily survive heavy impact or exposure to rough conditions.
Earlier we reviewed the Zendure A8 and became immediate fans of Zendure’s indestructible designs. This time we’re going to review a somewhat more portable version of the A8: the Zendure A2 6700mAh Portable Charger.
Design and Portability
The Zendure A2 is basically a trimmed down version of the A8. It has the same stylish casing with structural support ridges that make the device just that much sturdier. The side is layered with an impact-absorption rubber belt to protect it from heavy impacts.
It’s an extremely tough device and for a unit as strong as this, it’s surprisingly lightweight. It weighs only 5oz which isn’t much more than a baseball. It’s also very compact and measures 3.7 x 2 inches. It is quite thick though at 1 inch, but it’s a small tradeoff for it’s sturdiness, and it still easily fits in your pocket.
|Measurements:||3.7 x 2 x 1 inches|
Unlike the Zendure A8, this one does not have the Quick Charge 3.0 function. Which means you can’t benefit from the incredible charge times that the A8 could provide. It also doesn’t have the LED screen with the exact battery percentage. However, it’s fitted with four blue LED indicators to indicate how much is approximately left in the device.
Like most Zendure batteries, this one also has the ability to charge-though. This means you can charge both the powerbank, and your smartphone at the same time. A very handy feature that can save you a lot of time. During pass-through-charging, the output is limited to a max of 1.3A, but this is enough for most small devices like smartphones and cameras. In normal charging mode, the powerbank will automatically detect the device you’re charging and find the ideal output to charge it as quickly as possible (also known as smartports).
The powerbank is compatible with most USB charged devices like iPhones, Android Phones, tablets, headphones and more. However, there are some devices that it doesn’t support. This include the following:
- LG G2
- iPod nano
- Asus tablets
- Some GPS and bluetooth devices
Strangely, these are the same excluded devices that Anker powerbanks can’t charge either. This might be because they use the same type of power management components from Texas Instruments.
|Charging ports:||1 (2.1A max)|
|Compatible with:||Smartphone, tablet, digital camera etc. (most micro USB devices)|
|Pass through charging:||Yes|
|Qualcomm Quick Charge:||No|
|Battery indication:||4 LED lights|
The Zendure A2 is not a powerhouse like the A8 but does have a great power to size ratio. It packs a capacity of 6700mAh which is enough to charge just about any smartphone at least twice, and even some smartphones like an iPhone 6 two and a half times. For a powerbank of this size, that’s pretty impressive. It can even charge some small tablets like the iPad Mini for 80 percent. It also charges quite fast thanks to the smartport feature, which detects the most efficient amperage for your devices and charges it safely and quickly. Pass through charging is a bit slower than normal charging. However, because you’re charging both your device and the powerbank simultaneously, you’re saving time so if you look at it like that it’s actually quicker. Win-win right?
Recharging the device when it’s empty doesn’t take very long. When using a 2A wall charger, it takes only about 3 – 4 hours. When using a 1A charger it takes quite a bit longer though: about 7 hours.
|Power capacity:||6700 mAh|
|Total max output:||2.1A|
|Time to charge itself:||4 – 6 hours|
I really love this little device. It’s very hard to find power, robustness, and usability in one powerbank, but this Zendure A2 has it all. It’s portable and easily fits in your pocket, is durable and will weather through anything you expose it to, and is extremely practical for daily use.