Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Review

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Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 USB-C PD is Anker’s latest and slimmest power bank in 10000 mah capacity (2 full charges for most phones). It comes in two flavors (18-watt version and slightly higher priced 20-watt version for new iPhone 13/12 series) and gives charging speed of zero to 60% in 30 minutes for latest iPhones 13/12/11 etc. and 0 to 50% in 40 minutes for latest Samsung S/Note/A series.

  • PowerCore 10000 PD 18-watt version has 18-watt max output and is perfect for iPhone 11 and older, and all Samsung/Pixel/Android phones. Comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable.
  • PowerCore 10000 PD 20-watt version is best for new 20-watt iPhone 13/12/iPads and latest Samsung S21/S20 etc. Comes with a USB-C to USB-C cable and a USB-A to USB-C cable for charging it with old adapters.

Please Note: Anker also offers a similar-named and similar looking slim power bank called PowerCore Slim 10000 but without USB-C fast-charging for latest iPhones/Androids. This is a good choice if you want a lower-priced power bank nad are OK with double the charge/recharge time (zero to 60% in 1 hour for iPhone 13/12).

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Quick Review Summary

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is a good, slim, compact, lightweight portable charger well-suited for charging iPhones latest and older iPhones and Samsungs/Pixel/Moto etc. PowerCore Slim 10000 PD charges twice as fast and  gets recharged twice as fast compared to the old non-USB-C PowerCore 10000 or the PowerCore Slim 10000.  

If you own the iPhone 13, 12 series, 11/11 Pro/11 Pro Max, XR/SE 2/XS/XS Max/X/8/8+ or any new Android phone (Samsung S21/S20 series, Pixels etc.) – Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is a great choice as it charges latest iPhones from zero to 60% in just 30 mins via the  USB-C to Lightning cable. PowerCore Slim 10000 PD gets fully recharged in just 3.5 hrs and also fast-charges Samsungs/Pixels to 50% in 30 mins .

  • Solid build quality and excellent performance.
  • Fully charges latest iPhones 13/12/11 series, XR/XS/XS Max/8+, and latest Samsungs nearly twice. Charges iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE nearly four times.
  • Charges latest iPhone 13/12 series from zero to 60% in 30 mins. iPhone 11/XR/XS/XS Max/8+/8 to 50-55% in 30 mins
  • Charging time from zero to 50% for most Android phones is about 30-40 minutes.
  • Gets charged in 5 hours with USB-C adapters
  • Comes with one or two USB-C cables, depending on version
  • Can even fast-charge latest iPads

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD
PowerCore 10000
PowerCore 10000 Slim

PowerCore II Slim 10000
Zero to 50% charge
Samsungs & iPhone 13, 12, 11, XR/XS/X 8+/7+/6s+ ~60 mins
iPhone 8/7/6s/6 ~ 40 mins
Gets charged in 8 hrs
Zero to 50% charge
Samsungs & iPhone 13, 12, 11, XR/XS/X 8+/7+/6s+ ~60 mins
iPhone 8/7/6s/6 ~ 40 mins
Gets charged in 8 hrs
Charges 0 to 50% in ~30 min Gets charged in 4 hrs Charges 0 to 50% in ~30 min Gets charged in 4 hrs
Best for latest iPhones 13, 12, 11 series, XR/XS/ X/8/8+ and latest Samsung S/Note/A Best for iPhone 7/6s/6+, /6S+/6/SE Best for Samsung S10/S10+ /Note 9/8, S9/S8/S7 Best for Samsung S10/S10+ /Note 9/8, S9/S8/S7
pd portable charger for iPhone XI and XRR
PowerCore Slim 10000 PD has a new phone type design that makes it great for holding in hand with phone and slipping in handbags 

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD Review (In Detail)

New Better Design

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is Anker’s latest power bank in the very popular 10000 mah category. It comes in a brand new phone type slim design. The PowerCore Slim 10000 PD has a textured grippy design first seen on the now obsolete PowerCore II 10000. The new rectangular 6 inches x 2.8 inches x 0.5 inches (15 cm x 7 cm x 1.5 cm) is much better in our opinion than older PowerCore 10000’s wide squarish design and easy to grip as well.

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD also has the new 4-point LED battery indicator. The completely new external and fast-charging internal design is what makes PowerCore 10000 Slim PD a much superior power bank to older PowerCore 10000.

Twice as fast Charging and Recharging Speeds as PowerCore 10000

Along with the new design, PowerCore Slim 10000 PD solves the biggest issue with old PowerCore 10000 – very long recharge times. It took about 8 hours  to charge PowerCore 10000 from zero to 100% and this really was its weakest feature if you were in a hurry. As USB-C is becoming the standard charging port for iPhones and Androids, PowerCore Slim 10000 PD   is future-proof with its USB-C charging port. It also comes with USB-A to USB-C cable to charge the power bank with your old adapter.

Perfect for iPhones 13/12/11 series and future-proof solution for older iPhones

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is a good buy for both new (13/12/11/XR/XS/X series) and older iPhones (iPhone 7/6s/6/5/SE), and new/old Androids . New large-screen iPhones get charged super-fast and can be charged from 20% to 100% twice. For iPhones 7/6s/6/5/S, PowerCore Slim 10000 PD will give 4 recharges from 20% to 100% at maximum supported charging speed. (0 to 50% in about 45 minutes).

Good for new Samsung phones (S/Note/A series) etc. 

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is also a good choice if you have any Android phone from last 5-6 years. The power bank charges almost all Samsungs/Androids from last 5-6 years from zero to 50% in 30-40 mins, and charges latest S/Note/A from 30% to 100% about twice.  It gets charged in 4-5 hours with Android USB-C adapters and also charge your phones almost as fast as the AC adapters.

PowerCore Slim 10000 PD vs PowerCore 10000 vs PowerCore 10000 Slim 

Which among these three Anker 10000 power banks is the best?

Answer: PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  is best as it can fast-charge latest iPhones 13/12/11 and latest Samsungs and get charged in half-the time compared to other two. Charging/Recharging speeds of other two –  PowerCore Slim 10000 and PowerCore 10000  are exactly same at 8 hours minimum.

PowerCore 10000 vs PowerCore 10000 Slim 

Which among these low-cost Anker 10000 power banks is the best?

if you want lowest cost Anker 10000 mAH power banks, then the better powerbank is PowerCore Slim 10000 . PowerCore 10000 Slim has two important features that PowerCore 10000  does not have –

  • USB-C input. As almost all Android phones these days come with USB-C phone chargers, this means that you can charge PowerCore Slim 10000 with your phone charger and do not need any extra/new cable. it can also be charged with your old iPhone adapters as well with the included cable.
  • PowerCore 10000 Slim is quite slim at .5 inches and shaped like a phone. This makes it much more pocketable with less bulge in the pocket and also easy to hold in hand with phone.

To summarize, PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is an excellent future-proof product and better than any Anker power banks with same capacity. It makes sense for both new and older iPhones and old/new Samsungs/Androids.

Features New Release! USB-C PDAnker PowerCore 10000 USB-C PD 18W
PowerCore 10000 Slim

PowerCore II Slim 10000
2.4 amp rapid charging for Android & iPhones 0 to 50% in ~1 hr 0 to 50% in ~1 hr 0 to 50% in ~1 hr
Fastest charging for latest iPhones 13, 12, 11 series, XR/XS/X/8 0 to 50% in 30 min
Fastest charging for Samsung S/Note/A 0 to 50% in 30 min 0 to 50% in 30 mins
USB-C PD Output (to charge devices) Can be charged via USB-C port
Time to charge the powerbank 3.5 hrs with USB-C PD wall charger 5 hrs 4 hrs with Quickcharge wall charger
Special Feature USB-C PD, Two ports @ 6.8 oz/198 gm Slim and Light (6.8 oz/198 gm) Super slim at 0.6 inches (7.8 oz)
Number of Ports 2 1 1

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