Although the EasyAcc Monster's advertised numbers are a bit misleading, it's a solid power bank for the money and has great versatility thanks to its four charging ports and quick recharge times.
This week has been full of 20,000mah power bank reviews, so we thought: why not just throw another one in the mix? The EasyAcc Monster is next on the list. Let’s take a look how it holds up against the other high capacity beasts.
Design and portability
The EasyAcc Monster has a simple looking design with a matte black and orange casing. The matte keeps fingerprints from showing, and at the same time gives the power bank a classy look. The case feels nice to the touch and although not as robust as Anker’s Powercore 20100, it feels sturdier than most other plastic models.
The EasyAcc Monster is truly a family sized power bank. It’s quite large and measures 6.57 x 3.1 inches, which makes it just a bit larger than the Aukey 20000mAh powerbank we reviewed yesterday, but with 0.86 inches it is slightly thinner. It’s also quite heavy and weighs a full pound, but keep in mind that basically any power bank at this power level is big. The EasyAcc Monster won’t fit in your pocket, but is the ideal size to carry with you in a backpack or handbag. Also, since it is rated at 74Wh, it’s below the 100Wh flight limit and perfectly allowed to take on an airplane.
The EasyAcc Monster is family sized for a reason, and not just because of its power. It has a whopping four charging ports so you can simultaneously charge four devices. This makes it an ideal power bank for families on vacation or on a road trip, or for people who just own a couple power hungry devices that are always running out of juice.
The total output of the power bank is 4.8A. Which means you can easily charge four smartphones, or two tablets at the same time at average speed. Charging four tablets at once might be a bit too much for it, but hey, how many times in your life are you going to charge four tablets simultaneously?
All of the four ports are smart ports. Smartports are a very crucial feature we really like seeing on power banks. Smart ports can detect the ideal output for your specific device and provides you with the most efficient charge. This keeps your battery’s life preserved and won’t damage them in the long run. The ports also have safety protection against overcharge, overheat and short circuiting.
Normally, I don’t spend much time dwelling on a power banks flashlight function, but the EasyAcc monster has an exceptionally bright flashlight. Compared to most other power banks we reviewed, this one is by far the brightest. It gives enough light to brighten the room and can be used for many instances. Like on camping trips or when hiking or fishing. One design flaw however is that the lamp is unprotected and sticks out a bit. Considering the weight of the power bank, this means that dropping the device head first will probably shatter the lamp. So, tip: don’t drop it!
Here’s where the EasyAcc Monster disappoints slightly and doesn’t really live up to its name. The device is rated at 20,000mAh, but in tests shows to only account for barely 14000mAh. Now, of course circuit heat and voltage conversion should be taken into account that cause capacity to be lost, but if Anker and Aukey can provide 90 and 100 percent efficiency respectively on their 20,000mAh power banks, then surely EasyAcc can? But to be fair to EasyAcc, the EasyAcc Monster is quite a bit cheaper than most other 20,000mAh power banks, so there’s that.
The Monster has two input ports to charge the powerbank itself. When both used, it can recharge itself in six hours. Which is great compared to others at this level. Most powerbanks of this calibre take on average almost 20 hours to charge when empty. The AC adapter needed to make this happen however, is not included. They’re pretty cheap though and you can get one here on Amazon.
The EasyAcc Monster has some great features going for it. It has four charging ports, a high amperage output, and a great recharge time thanks to its dual 4A input ports. The device is ideal for families or for people who have a lot of devices on hand. It may not have the best battery efficiency, but all in all, for the price you’re paying it’s a very decent pick.
|Measurements:||3.2 x 6.6 x 0.9 inches|
|Charging ports:||4 (2.4A max per port)|
|Safety features:||Overcharge, overcurrent, short circuit protection and more|
|Compatible with:||iPhone, Android, tablet, digital cameras etc. (most USB devices)|
|Pass through charging:||Yes|
|Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0:||No|
|Battery indication:||4 LED’s|
|Power capacity:||20000 mAh / 74 Wh|
|Total max output:||4.8A|
|Total max input:||4A|
|Time to recharge itself:||6 hours (with double input method)|