Anker and RAVPower are easily the top power bank brands available in the US 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 QuickCharge 3.0 Input/Output and USB-C PD are available in RAVPower powerbanks at somewhat lower prices than Anker.
Both the brands offer similar 18-month warranty and have a good customer service record, ensuring that your 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.
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|
|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 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|
|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|
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.
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.
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|
|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|
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.
The choice between the two power banks is very clear:
If you want fastest QuickCharge 3.0 charging speed, Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 is the best choice as it has maximum Quickcharge output of 24 watt compared to about 16.8 watt of RAVPower 20100. Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 is also slimmer and lighter as well.
However, If you want fastest USB-C charging speed for your USB-C phone 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 S8, S8+, S7, S7 Edge , we recommend Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 as all these phones support only up to QuickCharge 2.0 and a more capable circuits of PowerCore Speed 20000 leads to efficient and cooler charging for these devices.
Anker build quality, circuits and batteries are slightly better than RAVPower 20100. Hence, we recommend Anker PowerCore Speed 20000 as the clear superior powerbank here.
|Anker PowerCore 20000 Speed||RAVPower 20100||Which is Better?|
|Anker PowerCore 20000 Speed is clearly the better powerbank here due to almost 50% higher maximum output current and that too in a lighter, smaller package. PowerCore 20000 Speed has 24 watt output compared to about 16 watt max of RavPower 20100. In real life, this means that the PowerCore runs cooler and can charge at higher currents if your phone supports it.|
|Battery Capacity||20000 mAH||20100mAH||Both are Similar|
|Time to charge the powerbank||4.5 hrs using QC 3.0 wall charger||4.5 hrs using QC 2.0 wall charger||Both are similar|
|Max Output||24 watt||16.4 watt||Anker|
|Size||6.54 x 2.36 x .87 inches||6.8 x 3.19 x 0.87 inches||Anker|