Realme has introduced to the market one of the most essential accessories for various devices. Today we will talk about a bright and powerful power bank called Realme Dart.
If you are the owner of a smartphone in the BBK line, then the new power bank will be very interesting for you. I will note that I can include brands such as Vivo, Realme, Oppo, and OnePlus among BBK smartphones.
The official cost of the Realme Dart power bank is $26. For this cost, you will receive many interesting elements and let me tell you about the main ones.
The first feature is that the manufacturer promises to charge the power bank in 96 minutes to 100% of the battery. Is it really? You will find out in the detailed review below. The declared battery capacity is 10,000 mAh, but again I have some nuances and I will tell you about them a little later. The charging supports protocols such as VOOC, QC, PD, Warp, and more.
Okay, let me start my review of the new power bank from Realme. Naturally, I plan to start my test with the configuration and appearance.
Realme Dart: Specifications
|Capacitive:||10000 mAh (37 Wh)|
|Simultaneous charging of two devices:||Yes|
|Support fast charging:||Yes|
|Input:||USB Type-C and USB-A|
|Voltage:||5, 9, and 12 V|
|Maximum Current on USB:||3A|
|Short circuit protection:||Yes|
|Protection against overheating:||Yes|
|Size:||147 x 73 x 13 mm|
Unboxing and packaging
The device is delivered in a fairly budgetary package made of thin cardboard. It does not stand out for its strength, but the box came to me for review intact and without damage. The packaging itself is made in a typical style, as for the Realme brand in yellow.
On the front of the package, the power bank itself is drawn with the name of the model and brand. But on the back of the box, you can read the main features. These include 30W charging power via a Dart charger, possible combined charging of several devices, 15-level charging protection, low-charge support for your wearable devices such as bracelets, watches, and much more.
Everything inside the package is simple and without big luxury. For example, inside the package, I found – the power bank itself, a small Type-C to USB-A charging cable, and, of course, instructions.
Design, build quality, and materials used
A nice feature of the new Realme Dart power bank is the carbon coating. Yes, this is not real carbon, but ordinary plastic that closely resembles carbon. I liked that there were no fingerprints on the surface of the bank. In general, the device was made of good material for its pricing policy.
I also want to note that the Realme Dart model of the power bank is available in two colors – it is in yellow and black. I have a yellow version and I think it is very bright and looks more interesting than the black version.
As for the workmanship, the new power bank from the Realme brand not only has a good and high-quality material used but also good build quality. During my testing, I did not find any extraneous violins or other sounds. I can also say that the mechanical button is pressed with good responsiveness. Therefore, I did not reveal any special problems with execution and assembly. Immediately, I note that there is no protection against getting wet on board the power bank.
Ok, now let me tell you a little about the size and weight. The power bank received dimensions of 147 x 73 x 13 mm and weighs about 230 grams. If you find it difficult to understand what the dimensions are, then on my own I will say that the dimensions of the power bank are almost similar to a modern smartphone. Therefore, it is very convenient to transport and carry it not only in a backpack but even in a jeans pocket.
At the end of the Realme Dart case, the power bank has two connections – these are Type-C and USB-A ports. Next to the ports, there are four indicators that indicate the charge level and there is also a button to turn on or switch modes from high currents to low currents.
Okay, I figured out the appearance, now I plan to start my measurements and find out what the new device from Realme is capable of.
Performance and charging tests
The manufacturer indicates the battery capacity in its 10,000 mAh charger. This is a good indicator considering its small size and weight. But in practice, I was able to charge the device with 7950mAh on the first charge. At the same time, the capacity value increased slightly for the second time and became 8400 mAh.
Naturally, this is not the declared battery capacity that the manufacturer promises, but the problems do not end there either. For example, the capacity during the charge output did not exceed 6200 mAh. Thus, I can conclude that the loss of charge capacity is very huge. But the manufacturer does not hide this fact and writes in the instructions that losses can range from 2200 to 2500 mAh.
If we talk about the chargers themselves, the new Realme Dart power bank was able to charge my OnePlus 7T Pro one and a half times. That’s not much, but fast charging makes sense here. To achieve 30W of charging power, you must have a 30W power adapter.
By the way, I had such a power adapter, but I didn’t manage to charge the power bank for 96 minutes, as the manufacturer assures me. For example, from 0 to 100% charging took me 1 hour and 50 minutes. If we talk about charging mobile devices, then in my example with the OnePlus 7T Pro, in one hour of charging, the smartphone was charged 90% and filled about 3150 mAh of capacity.
When charging your mobile device, any of the ports will give you 30W of power. But if you want to charge two devices, then the maximum power will already be 25 watts. The manufacturer also promises that the power bank is able to charge the laptop from the Type-C port. But I don’t think the laptop will be able to run from 30W of power. Although if you only charge it, then the laptop will take a small level of charge.
I can also note that if your smartphone is not part of the BBK line, then the maximum charge will be within 18 watts of power. Yes, that’s not bad either, but for an even lower cost, you can get cheaper power banks with similar specifications.
As I already mentioned, Realme Dart has a low current charging function for your smart bracelets, watches, and other gadgets. To activate the slow charging function, double-click on the button. This deactivates slow charging automatically after 30 minutes or with one click.
Conclusion, reviews, pros, and cons
The new generation Realme Dart power bank with 30W fast charging turned out to be not as ideal as my practice showed.
Yes, perhaps the most important feature is the presence of fast charging with a power of 30 watts. But at the same time, the new model of the power bank is suitable for smartphones in the BBK line. In the meantime, other smartphones will be charging at a maximum power of 18 watts.
Also, you can only charge two devices at a time, and for some, it may be normal. But I would like the outer join to be one or even two more. Although I understand that with such dimensions and weight, you will not be able to charge more than two smartphones at the same time.
The disadvantages can be attributed to a very large loss of energy, so the bank is only able to charge a modern smartphone one and a half times.
Price and where to buy cheaper?
Currently, you can purchase a new model of the Realme Dart 30W power bank for only $26.07.
That’s a pretty attractive price tag, so if you have a smartphone from brands like Oppo, OnePlus, Vivo or Realme, then a new power bank would be a good choice.