RAVPower vs Anker Powerbanks: Which are Better?

RAVPower vs. Anker PowerCore powerbanksAnker and RAVPower are easily the top power bank brands available in the US as well as in Canada and Europe. While Anker has been the pioneer and front-runner in developing high-quality powerbanks, RAVPower (as well as less known brands such as Xiaomi and Aukey) have lately launched innovative products that have matched Anker’s offerings in features at usually lower prices.

Usually you will see that top-end and most-wanted features such as QuickCharge 3.0 Input/Output and USB-C PD are usually available in RAVPower powerbanks at somewhat lower prices than Anker.
Both the brands offer similar 18-month warranty and you can be pretty sure to get your powerbank exchanged seasily in case of any malfunction. Let us compare both Anker and RAVPower’s offerings in various available portable charger capacities.

Anker PowerCore 10000 vs RavPower 10000 mAH Fast charging Powerbanks

RAVPower 12000 is the clear winner if you are looking for a compact plain vanilla (without Quickcharge) power bank that can deliver 2.4 Amp max charging supported by iPhones. Anker PowerCore 10000 is much lighter and smaller but RAVPower 12000 offers 20% more battery capacity, and an extra port and that too at lower price.

Both RAVPower 12000 and Anker 10000 powerbanks get charged in similar times (5-6 hrs) using 2.4 amp input.

If you want the most compact and lightest 10000 mAH single-port portable charger, go for  Anker PowerCore 10000.

however, if you want the maximum battery capacity at a minimum price in a small package but do not mind slightly greater bulk, go for RAVPower 12000.

Anker PowerCore 10000 RAVPower 12000 Which is Better?
We like RAVPower 12000 better for offering more capacity, an extra port at a lower price. Anker PowerCore 10000 is good choice if you want the most compact single port 10000 mah powerbank
Battery Capacity 10000 mAH 12000mAH RAVPower
Price RAVPower
Weight 6.35oz 8oz Anker
Max Output 2.4 amp (1 port) 3.4 amp total Max 2.4 amp per port (2 ports) RAVPower
Size 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches 5.12 x 2.2 x 0.94 inches Anker

Anker PowerCore 10000 vs RavPower 12000 mAH QuickCharge 3.0 Output Powerbanks

Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 RAVPower 12000 QC 3.0 Which is Better?
Both are equally matched. RAVPower offers 20% more capacity at lower price, making it a sweet QuickCharge 3.0 Output only deal. If you want a sleek, slim and lightest 10000 mAH charger with QC Input & output then Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 is the way to go.
Battery Capacity 10000 mAH 12000mAH RAVPower
Price RAVPower
Weight 7.36oz 8.5oz Anker
Quickcharge Support Both Input (for charging powerbank in 4 hrs) & Output (for charging QC phones in about 1.5 hrs) Only Output (for charging QC phones in about 1.5 hrs) Anker
Size 2.6 x 5.39 x 0.61 in 5.12 x 2.2 x 0.94 inches Anker

As far as Quickcharge 3.0 Output powerbanks come it is almost an equal finish between Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 and RAVPower 12000 QC 3.0.

If you have a latest smartphone with QuickCharge 3.0 (such as Galaxy S6, S7, S8, Moto Z, Z2 etc.) and want to quickly recharge your powerbank in abt 3-4 hrs than Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 is the clear winner as it offers both QC 3.0 Input (for charging powerbank) and QC 3.0 Output (for charging phone). RAVPower 12000 QC 3.0 offers QC 3.0 output but does not offer QC 3.0 input and therefore takes longer to charge itself (about 6 hrs). Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000  gets charged in just 4 hrs.

Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 is also much more slimmer (.6 inches) vs RAVPower (.9 inch) and lighter by 1 oz. However, the 20% extra capacity of RAVPower 12000 QC 3.0 is well worth the 1 oz extra weight.

RAVPower 12000 also offers 2 charging ports instead of 1 port in Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000. PowerCore II Slim 10000 is a lighter, slimmer, and faster recharging powerbank but comes at a slight price premium.

We believe that both Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 and RAVPower 12000 QC 3.0 are equally matched and would make a good buy. If we have to choose one, we will choose Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 for its more recent technology, lightness, super-slim  build and QC 3.0 input.

Anker PowerCore vs RavPower 20000 mAH Powerbanks (2.4 amp fast charging  – 3 ports)

In the 20000 mAH weight class non-Quickcharge category, we pick the top offerings – Anker PowerCore II 20000 and RAVPower 22000.  Both these heavy duty powerbanks have 3 ports each and are well capable of fast charging 3 devices each! Both of these are great choices as heavy duty and low-cost powerbanks for the whole family on trips and during travel.

Anker PowerCore II 20000 is a recently released Powerbank that is slightly smaller and lighter than RAVPower 22000.

RAVPower 22000 offers two clear advantages:

  • 10% more battery capacity – a very crucial plus when combines with its lower price.
  • A lesser price, thus making it a good deal as it effectively offers 20% more battery capacity dollar to dollar. And if you can  get any discount, than it becomes an even more attractive deal.

However, Anker PowerCore II 20000 has a clear edge in terms of two factors:

  • It gets charged in 6 hours compared to 12 hrs taken by RAVpower 22000
  • It offers max 3Amp current at one port, higher than 2.4 amp max from 1 port of RAVpower 22000

While comparing these two batteries we are ignoring the relatively minor current output and weight differences. that being said, if we have to get maximum quality battery capacity for charging 3 devices at once for lowest price, we will choose RAVPower 22000.

However, if we have to pick one, we will pick Anker PowerCore II 20000, largely because it gets charged in half the time and the 3Amp max charging current is helpful for some modern fast charging smartphones.

Anker PowerCore II 20000 RAVPower 22000 Which is Better?
Both are superb powerbanks. Anker PowerCore II 20000 delivers more charging current in a lighter and smaller package and also charges in half time than RAVPower 22000. RAVPower 22000 offers 10% more battery at slightly less price and almost comparable performance. If we have to pick one, we will pick Anker PowerCore II 20000
Battery Capacity 20000 mAH 22000mAH RAVPower
Price RAVPower
Weight 13.5oz 14.5oz Anker
Time to charge the powerbank 6 hrs using dual 4 amp input 12 hrs using 2.4 amp single input Anker
Max Output 6 Amp combined through 3 ports max 3 amp at one port 5.8 Amp combined through 3 ports max 2.4 amp at one port Anker
Size 6.3 x 2.6 x 1 inches 6.50 x 2.76 x 0.94 inches Anker

 

 

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