Anker and RAVPower are easily the top power bank brands available in the US & European markets today. While Anker has been the pioneer in developing high-quality power banks, RAVPower has lately launched many innovative products that have matched Anker’s offerings at lower prices.
Usually, you will see that top-end features such as USB-C PD and QuickCharge 3.0 Input/Output are available in RAVPower powerbanks at lower prices than Anker. RAVPower also offers offer 12 months more warranty (upon registration) than Anker’s standard 18 month warranty. RAVPower and Anker both have a good customer service record, which ensures that you will get your powerbank replaced easily in case of any malfunction. To help you choose the best among the two, we will compare both Anker and RAVPower’s powerbanks across all available portable charger capacities.
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RavPower 26800 PD offers everything that the much pricier Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD offers. However, RavPower 26800 PD is priced far lower than the Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD. Comparing the charging performance of the two, we could not see any reason to justify the huge price gap btween the two powerbanks.
Both these powerbanks have 3 output ports – 1 USB-C and 2 regular USB ports. Both deliver a maximum of 30 watt of power over the USB-C for compatible devices.
Both these powerbanks will get charged in 4.5 hours using a 30 watt USB-C charger and both deliver steady smooth 30 watt output that is sufficient to charge Macbooks Air and Pros, various USB-C Chromebooks/ultrabooks, Nintendo Switch as well as the latest USB-C phones.
To clarify the queries of many of our readers, none of these two powerbanks can charge Dell XPS 13 or XPS 15. RavPower 26800 PD can however charge HP Spectre 13 with its lid down in my own personal experience.
We will recommend RavPower 26800 PD for its excellent build quality, generous 30 month warranty and all that at a price far lower than the Anker option.
|RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD 30 watt||Anker PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD 30w with PD wall charger||Which is Better?|
|RAVPower 26800 USB PD is our pick as it offers same battery capacity, features, and build quality as Anker at a lower price. It can also be charged with BOTH a regular USB wall charger & a USB-C wall charger. You can club it with a Anker 30 watt PD wall charger to get the best of both worlds! Anker 26800 PD is a good choice if you also need a bundled USB-C PD wall charger. From Macbooks to latest iPhone X, 8+, 8 and USB-C smartphones such as Samsung S8, S8+ , both Anker 26800 & RAVPower 26800 USB PD will charge all dependably.|
|Warranty||18+12 months||18 months||RAVPower|
|Weight & Size||~16 oz 6.77 x 0.79 x 3.15 inches||~16 oz 6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches||Almost same|
|Time to charge the powerbank||4. 5hrs using a USB-C 30 watt wall charger||4.5 hrs using a USB-C 30 watt wall charger||Same|
|Max Output||30 watt||30 watt||Same|
RAVPower 26800 supports a maximum charging current of 5.5 amps with a maximum current of 2.4 amp from each port. This is perfectly suited for iPhones as iPhones support a maximum charging current of 2.4 amps. Anker 26800 has slightly higher maximum output of 6 amps and a maximum charging output of 3 amps per port. 3 amps is the maximum charging current support by many latest Android USB-C phones such as Google Pixel.
RAVPower 26800 takes about 16-17 hrs to charge using a 2 amp wall charger while Anker 26800 can be charged using dual-input micro-USB cables in about 8 hours. While maximum charging output of Anker 26800 is slightly higher we believe that this makes little diffrence in the real world applications.
We highly recommend RAVPower 26800 as it delivers maximum battery capacity at allowed by TSA at an unbeatable price.
|RAVPower 26800||Anker PowerCore 26800||Which is Better?|
|RAVPower 26800 is the clear winner due to its incredible price. It offers same battery capacity and nearly same real-world charging outputs at a much lower price than Anker 26800 Anker 26800 gets charged in half the time of RAVPower 26800 but in our opinion it still does not justify the huge price gap between the two powerbanks. RAVPower 26800 is also a bit lighter and compact as well|
|Price||RAVPower wins by huge margin|
|Time to charge the powerbank||16-17+ hrs using a 2 amp wall charger||7-8 hrs using dual USB charger||Anker|
|Max Output||12 watt (2.4 amp) max per port 5.5 Amp max all ports||15 watt (3 amp) max per port 6 Amp max all ports||Anker|
|Size||6.77 x 0.79 x 3.15 inches||7 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches||RAVPower|
RAVPower 10000 is the clear winner if you are looking for a lowest priced quality power bank that can deliver 2.4 Amp max charging supported by iPhones. Anker PowerCore 10000 is much lighter and smaller but RAVPower 10000 wins in the value for money department and even offers an extra port. We found both the powerbanks to be extremely dependable and consistent in charging.
Both RAVPower 10000 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 10000 .
|Anker PowerCore 10000||RAVPower 10000||Which is Better?|
|Anker PowerCore 10000 is better choice if you want the most compact and lightest single port 10000 mah powerbank. RAVPower 10000 is great value for money if you do not mind extra 2.5 oz weight and larger size.|
|Battery Capacity||10000 mAH||10000mAH||Same|
|Max Output||2.4 amp (1 port)||2.4 amp max per port (2 ports) 3.4 amp total||RAVPower|
|Size||3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches||4.33 x 3.15 x 0.87 inches||Anker is much smaller and lighter|
|Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 QC 2.0||Anker PowerCore+ 10050 QC 3.0||RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0||Which is Better?|
| PowerCore II Slim 10000 is best for Samsung S9, S8, S7, S6 and Note 8, Note 5 as it supports their fastest charging mode (QC 2.0).
RAVPower 10000 & PowerCore+ 10050 are priced higher and are better for QC 3.0 phones such as such as LG V30, V20, G5, G6 ZTE Blade Max etc.
|Battery Capacity||10000 mAH||10000 mAH||10000mAH||Same|
|Quickcharge Support||Both Input (for charging powerbank in 4 hrs) & Output (for charging QC 2.0 phones such as Samsung S9, S8, S7, to 50% in 30 mins)||QC 3.0 Both Input (recharge power bank in 4 hrs) & Output (for charging QC 3.0 phones such as LG V30, V20, G5, G6 ZTE Blade Max 80% in 30 mins)||Qc 3.0 Both Input (recharge powerbank in 4 hrs) & Output (for charging QC 3.0 phones such as LG V30, V20, G5, G6 ZTE Blade Max 80% in 30 mins)||Anker|
|Size||2.6 x 5.39 x 0.61 in||3.7 x 2.4 x 0.9in||5.75 x 2.8 x 0.63 inches||Anker|
Samsung smartphones (Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S6, Note 8, Note 5, S7 Edge) support maximum charging speed equivalent to QuickCharge 2.0 which enables you to charge the phones to 50% in 30 mins.
Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 is hands down the best fastest speed charging powerbank for Samsung smartphones in the 10000 Mah range when one considers all factors including quality, charge stability and performance. It is also much slimmer than Anker’s other 10000 mAH 18-watt fast charging powerbank (PowerCore II 10000).
PowerCore II Slim 10000 gets charged in just 4 hrs using any good Quickcharge wall charger .
If you have a latest smartphone with QuickCharge 3.0 (such as LG V30, V20, G5, G6 ZTE Blade Max Moto Z2 Play, Z2 Force etc.) then both Anker PowerCore+ 10050 and RAVPower 10000 QC 3.0. are excellent powerbanks. Both of them offer QC 3.0 Input (for charging powerbank in about 4 hrs) and QC 3.0 Output (for charging phone up to 80% in 30 minutes).
To be honest we believe that all these three powerbanks offer very close performance in real life and if we have to choose one, we will easily choose Anker PowerCore II Slim 10000 for its more recent technology, lightness, super-slim build and overall reliability and customer service assurance.
2.4 amp charging will give 35-50% charging in 45 minutes for most Android phones and iPhones.
PowerCore 20100 is a sleek and light powerbank compared to these RAVPower 20800 . It strikes a great balance between battery capacity and weight/portability with its compact design and just 12.5 oz weight.
RAVPower 20800 offers two clear advantages:
- It has an three ports vs two ports in PowerCore 201000. This combined with its higher combined output (5.5 amp vs 4.8 amp of Anker) allows it to support simultaneous charging from 3 ports at once.
- Much lower price, 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, PowerCore 20100 has a clear edge in terms of two factors:
- It is much lighter and smaller. At 12.5 oz, it is the lightest 20000 mAH powerbank out there.
- Its 4.8 max out put is perfect for charging from
If you want the most compact and lightest 20000 powerbank that can charge maximum two devices simultaneously at good charging speeds (40-50% charge in 45 mins), go for PowerCore 20100.
If you want a reasonably priced powerbank capable of handling up to 3 devices at once and are okay with the extra bulk and weight, go for RAVPower 20800
|Anker PowerCore 20100||RAVPower 20800||Which is Better?|
| Both are superb powerbanks with RAVPower 20800 being better package overall. Anker PowerCore 20100 is slimmer and lighter than RAVPower 20800.
RAVPower 20800 offers one more USB port & higher total charging current (5.5 amp)
For charging maximum 2 devices at a time, we will pick Anker PowerCore 20100 for its low weight/sleekness
For heavy duty use for charging more than 2 devices at once, we will pick RAVPower 20800
|Battery Capacity||20000 mAH||20800mAH||RAVPower|
|Time to charge the powerbank||13 hrs+ using 2 amp wall charger||13hrs+ using 2 amp wall charger||RAVPower|
|Max Output||4.8 Amp combined through 2 ports max 2.4 amp at one port||5.5 Amp combined through 3 ports max 2.4 amp at one port||RAVPower|
|Size||6.5 x 2.3 x .9 inches||6.81 x 3.19 x 0.91 inches||Anker|
In the 20000 mAH weight class with Quickcharge 3.0 category, we compare the top Anker & RAVPower powerbanks with Quickcharge 3.0 Input AND Output – Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 and RAVPower 20100. Both these powerbanks are priced almost the same and both will get recharged with a Quickcharge 3.0 charger in just 4.5 hours.
RAVPower 20100 Power Bank offers an USB-C port in addition to QuickCharge 3.0 port. Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 offers one QC 3.0 port and a USB 2 amp port. Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 is lighter and slimmer of the two.
We will suggest the following while choosing between the three power banks:
If you want fastest QuickCharge 3.0 charging speed for QC 3.0 phones such as LG V30, V20, G6, G5, ZTE Blade Max etc, Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 is the best choice as it has maximum Quickcharge output of 24 watt compared to about 18 watt of RAVPower 20100. Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 is also slimmer and lighter as well.
However, If you want a fast USB-C charging option in addition to QuickCharge 3.0 for your USB-C phones or Nintendo Switch, then RAVPower 20100 Power Bank is a better choice as its USB-C output is 15 watts (3 amps) compared to 10 watt (2 amps) of PowerCore Speed 20000.
For Samsung Galaxy S9, S9+, S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge , we recommend Anker PowerCore II 20000, as all these phones support only up to QuickCharge 2.0 and Anker PowerCore II 20000 will charge all the Samsung phones including the latest S9 and S9+ at fastest supported speed (50% in 30 mins @ 18 watt). The powerbank itself can be charged in 5 hours.
|Anker PowerCore II 20000||Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 QC 3.0||RAVPower 20100 USB-C QC 3.0||Which is Better?|
|Anker PowerCore II 20100 is the best choice for Samsung smartphones. Both PowerCore Speed and RAVPower 20100 are excellent for QC 3.0 smartphones|
|Battery Capacity||20000 mAH||20000 mAH||20100mAH||Same|
|Time to charge the powerbank||5 hrs using Quick charge wall charger||4 hrs using Quickcharge wall charger||4hrs using QC 3.0 wall charger||Both are similar|
|Max Output|| 18 watt QC 2.0
Best speed for Samsung S9, S8, S7 etc.
|24 watt QC 3.0 Best speed for QC 3.0 phones - LG V30, V20, G6, G5 etc. & Samsung S9, S8, S7 etc.|| 18 watt QC 3.0
Best speed for QC 3.0 phones - LG V30, V20, G6, G5 etc. & Samsung S9, S8, S7 etc.
|Size||6.7 x 2.4 x .9 inches||6.5 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches||6.8 x 3.19 x 0.87 inches||Anker|