Anker PowerCore 13000 Portable Charger Review

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3.8 stars

Anker PowerCore 13000 – Quick Summary

Anker PowerCore 13000 is a dual USB port power bank and has a battery capacity of 13000mAh. The two ports are capable of giving a maximum output current of 3 amps per port and they feature Anker’s PowerIQ technology.

It features a micro-USB port from which the power bank is charged. It is capable of a maximum current input of 2 amps and it takes about 10 hours to get fully charged.

Anker PowerCore 13000 is capable of charging iPhones at twice the speed of Apple’s original iPhone charger. It provides a charging speed of zero to 50% in 40-50 minutes to iPhone XS/XR/X/8+/7+ and provides nearly 3 full charges to them. It provides about 5 charges to iPhone 8/7/6s/SE and one complete charge to iPad 2018 Pro, Air 3.

Anker PowerCore 13000 will provide about 2 full charges to Samsung S10+/Note 9 and nearly 3 full charges to Samsung S10, S9+, S9, S8, Note 8 at a charging speed of zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes.

Considering all the criteria, we recommend Anker PowerCore 15000 Redux over Anker PowerCore 13000.

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Anker PowerCore 13000 features two output USB ports

Anker PowerCore 13000 Pros

  • Excellent battery capacity to weight ratio. Weighs same as many 10000 mah power banks.
  • Charges iPhones at twice the speed of Apple’s stock charger.
  • Can be used to simultaneously charge two devices.
  • Provides 3 full charges to iPhone XS, XR, X, 8+, 7+.
  • Provides 5 full charges to iPhone 8, 7, 6s, SE and one complete charge to iPad 2018 Pro and Air 3.
  • Provides 2 full charges to Samsung S10+ and Note 9.
  • Provides 3 full charges to Samsung S10, S9+, Note 8.
  • Premium built quality.

Cons

  • Takes too long to charge (10 hours).
  • Does not support QuickCharge.

Anker PowerCore 13000 – Charging Features

Anker PowerCore 13000 is a dual port portable charger with a battery backup of 13,000mAh. It features two USB ports, with a maximum current output of 3 amps from a port, to charge phones. This power bank can be used to simultaneously charge two phones at the same time.

The USB ports present in the power bank are capable of charging a phone at a maximum power output of 15 watts (5V/3A) and feature Anker’s PowerIQ technology. The PowerCore 13000 will charge iPhones at twice the speed of Apple’s stock iPhone charger or any other 1-amp charger.

PowerCore 13000 is compatible with latest iPhones  XS/XR/X/8+/7+/6s+etc. and will charge them at a speed of zero to 50% in 40-50 minutes and will provide about 3 full charges to them. This power bank will fast charge iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE/5s at a charging speed of zero to 50% in 30 minutes and will provide about 5 charges to them. It is also compatible with iPads and will provide about one full charge to iPad Pro 2018, Air 3 and about one and a half charges to iPad Mini 5.

Anker PowerCore 13000 is compatible with all Android phones including Samsung S10+, S10, S9+, S9, S8, S7, Note 9/8, LG V50, V40, G8, G7, all Google Pixels, etc. It will provide about 2 full charges to Samsung S10+ and Note 9 at a charging speed of zero to 50% in 50-60 minutes. PowerCore 13000 is capable of providing nearly 3 full charges to Samsung S10, S9+, S9, S8, Note 8  at a charging speed of zero to 50% in about 50 minutes.

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Anker PowerCore 13000 can simultaneously charge two devices

This power bank does not support QuickCharge input/output.

PowerCore 13000 is capable of a maximum current input of 2 amps. It gets charged from the micro-USB port and takes about 10 hours to get fully charged with a 2 amp charger.

Anker PowerCore 13000 – Design

The Anker PowerCore 13000 is lighter and much more compact power bank than its competitors with same battery capacity. It requires the least space while travelling and can be carried in pocket as well. This power bank has premium build quality and is reasonably priced considering its 13,000mAh battery backup in a very compact package.

PowerCore 13000 has a plastic body with matte finish that is fire and fingerprint resistant. It has a squarish body with curved edges.

The power bank features two USB ports with 3 amps maximum charging current. It has a micro-USB port for charging the power bank with a maximum input of 2 amps. PowerCore 13000 features 4 blue battery status indicator lights on top of the power bank body.

The dimensions of Anker PowerCore 13000 are 3.8 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches (9.65 x 7.87 x 2.28 cm) and its weight is 8.5 oz (240 gm). Anker PowerCore 13000 is available in two colors – black and white.

Anker PowerCore 13000 vs Anker PowerCore 15000 Redux

Anker PowerCore 15000 Redux is perhaps the closest competitor to Anker PowerCore 13000 in terms of battery backup and charging features.

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Anker PowerCore 15000 Redux features two USB outputs

PowerCore 15000 Redux features two USB ports (PowerIQ ports) with a maximum power output of 15 watts from each port (5V/3A). It is capable of charging two devices simultaneously.

Anker PowerCore 15000 Redux is compatible with all iPhones and will charge iPhones at twice the speed of Apple’s stock 1-amp iPhone charger. It is capable of providing nearly 3 full charges to iPhone XS/XR/X/8+/7+ and about 5 full charges to iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE at a speed of zero to 50% in 40-50 minutes. It is also compatible with all Android phones including Samsung S10+, S10, S9+, S9, S8, S7, Note 9/8, LG V50, V40, G8, G7, all Google Pixels, etc. PowerCore 15000 provides nearly 2.5 charges to Samsung S10+/S9+/S8+/Note 9 and about 3.2 charges to Samsung S10/S9/S8/Note 8 at a speed of zero to 50% in about 50-60 minutes.

PowerCore 15000 Redux features a micro-USB input port that is used to charge the power bank. The micro-USB port is capable of a maximum input of 2 amps and it takes about 10 hours to charge the power bank completely with a 2 amp power adapter.

PowerCore 15000 Redux is slightly bigger (4.1 x 2.9 x 1.0 inches) and a bit heavier (9.5 oz) than PowerCore 13000. Both power banks offer two USB ports for output at 3 amps maximum current but PowerCore 15000 Redux provides nearly 15% more battery backup than PowerCore 13000.

Considering all criteria, we recommend Anker PowerCore 15000 Redux over the Anker PowerCore 13000 as both are in the same price range but PowerCore 15000 Redux offers more battery backup.

Anker PowerCore 13000 vs RAVPower 16750

RAVPower 16750 power bank offers a stiff competition to Anker PowerCore 13000 in terms of power output and battery backup. RAVPower 16750 has a battery backup of 16750mAh and two output USB ports which feature RAVPower’s iSmart 2.0 technology.

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RAVPower 16750 can give a combined output of 4.5 amps from both ports

RAVPower 16750 features two USB ports that can be used to simultaneously charge two devices. One of the ports is capable of delivering a maximum current of 2.1 amps and the other port is capable of a maximum output of 2.4 amps. When two devices are connected to the power bank then there is a constant output of 4.5 amps from both ports collectively.

The RAVPower 16750 portable charger also features a micro-USB port to charge the power bank. The maximum input current is 2.4 amps. It takes about 11 hours to charge the power bank using a 2 amp charging adapter and about 9 hours from a 2.4 amp power adapter.

RAVPower 16750 is capable of charging iPhones at twice the speed of Apple’s original 1-amp iPhone charger. It is capable of giving nearly 3.5 charges to iPhone XS/XR/X/8+/7+ and about 5.5 charges to iPhone 8/7/6s/6/SE at a speed of zero to 50% in about 40-50 minutes. The RAVPower power bank is also compatible with all Android phones including Samsung S10+, S10, S9+, S9, S8, S7, Note 9/8, LG V50, V40, G8, G7, Google Pixels, etc. It provides about 2.5 charges to Samsung S10+/S9/S8+/Note 9 and about 3.5 charges to Samsung S10/S9/S8/S7/Note 8 at a speed of zero to 50% in about 50-60 minutes.

RAVPower 16750 is a bit heavier (10.9 oz) and slightly bigger in size (5 x 3.1 x 0.8 inches) than Anker PowerCore 13000. Both feature two USB ports but the RAVPower 16750 power bank has about 25% more battery backup than PowerCore 13000. RAVPower 16750 has a lesser charging time than Anker PowerCore 13000 as it supports 2.4 amp input compared to 2 amp input of Anker power bank. RAVPower 16750 also features an small flash light at the side of the power bank which can be used in emergencies.

Comparing the two power banks in terms of battery backup, we can safely say that RAVPower 16750 is a better deal than Anker PowerCore 13000 in terms of battery capacity.

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