Previously in the post about best power bank reviews 2016, I have almost promoted Xiaomi Mi 16000 mAh model, and in this post, you are going to see a repetition, of course with just, valid ground but now with its sibling Xiaomi Mi 10400mAh power bank. Before I get started, let me point out two points which has made 10400 mAh still a best seller even after a good amount of time since Mi 16000 mAh variant has been
launched. The prime reason is of course the size and compactness. It is just having an amazing, compact size than the bulkier 16000 mAh, got overhauled.
The next one is the price, as you probably know that the 10400 mAh power bank comes with a price tag of 999 INR. Now which is again if you calculate, is much cost effective in comparison to the 16000 mAh power bank priced at 1699 INR. And again the price was brilliantly chosen by Mi keeping the common psychology about 1000 INR budget.
We are going to see a lot more other features of this model in our review. So let’s go straight in to the topic.
From the built perspective, Mi have done a wonderful job that the fake manufacturers got even so much addicted to Mi’s particularly this model.
Did you know?
Mi has managed to sell altogether 10 million power banks in the year 2014 and a hefty multiple amount of that was lost due to the fake, counterfeit products by Xiaomi.
The same elegant aluminum casing, which we found in Mi 16000 mAh power bank is here as well. Mi has basically made such a great casing a patent. This really feels much handy while grabbing the power bank with its smooth edges over the corners.
Here we have a micro USB port for charging the power bank itself and this time unlike the 16000 mAh model, you are going to find a 1A 5V Micro USB port making the time for charging the portable power bank bit lengthy. Though considering its smaller capacity in comparison with the Mi 16000 mAh power bank, we can give it a pass marks for sure.
It is very mystifying why Mi compromises in this particular aspect as the cable that generally comes with the power bank has a much short length. This gives some pain when you would be willing to charge from a distant wall charger.
Yes, it is not 10400 mAh as some charge get lost while the conversion takes place, so Mi has declared the optimum deliverable conversion for this model to be equivalent to around 7500 mAh. Which is pretty good and if you have a smartphone of 2000 mAh, as it can power up like around 4 times comfortably.
This model comes with single 1A 5 V output USB ports which are basically meant for the smartphones. Though it gives a decent output, in spite of being lesser in comparison to its 16000 mAh sibling.
For the price aspect, you can follow the same method just like the Mi 16000 mAh power bank as I have described in details in this post, as Mi india has decided to sell the Mi 10400mAh power bank via flash-sales only for now and presently the charger is out of stock at their official portal. You might have to pay a little more than the listed 999 INR, but be sure to choose the seller properly in Ebay or Aliexpress.
Like other models from Mi, this one also comes with four glowing LED indicating the power levels whose implications are illustrated as below:
At the time of charging:
At the time of discharging:
These pouches are better known as silicone pouches, which you can still manage to get from online like Ebay or even at Amazon. But Mi, particularly Mi india includes a pouch within the power bank packing which you can use as well, though there is some issue with the color as they only provide white color pouch, so if you want to get more colorful pouch, you can head over to Ebay.
Specifications Details of Mi 10400mAh Power Bank:
Though the Mi has recently launched the 10000 mAh power bank in Malaysia and other eastern countries, it has not decided to launch such a model in India till now. So with the absence of that model this becomes the only one available from Mi around the capacity range of 10000 mAh and I have nothing to complain about Xiaomi Mi 10400mah power bank except its shorter power cable. So if you find the 16000 mAh model a little bulkier or having more than necessary power or even if you have a tighter budget then confidently go for this model.