RAVPower vs Anker Power banks: Which are Better?

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RAVPower vs. Anker PowerCore powerbanks

Anker and RAVPower are easily the top power bank brands available in the US/Canada & Europe. While Anker has been the pioneer in developing high-quality power banks, RAVPower has many innovative products that match or surpass Anker’s offerings at lower prices.

Usually, you will see that top-end features such as USB-C PD are available in RAVPower power banks at lower prices than Anker. RAVPower also offers 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 power banks across all available portable charger capacities.

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10000 mah: About two full charges for big screen iPhones: 12, 12 Pro, 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/Max/X, 8+,7+ and Samsung S20, S10, S9, S8, S7, other Android phones. Three full charges for small-screen iPhones: iPhone SE 2020, 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE)

With USB-C Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD vs RavPower 10000 PD Fast-Charging USB-C PD Power Banks

Without USB-C Anker PowerCore 10000 vs RavPower 10000 mAH

20000 mah (About four full charges for iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/Max/X, 8+/7+ and Samsung/Androids, Seven full charges for small-screen iPhones: iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE)

With USB-C Anker PowerCore vs RavPower 20000 mAH (USB-C PD Input & Output) 

Without USB-C Anker PowerCore vs RavPower 20000 mAH Powerbanks (2.4 amp fast charging  – 3 ports)

26800 mah (Maximum TSA-allowed capacity, Five full charges for Samsung/Androids and iPhone 12, 12 Pro, 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/Max/X, 8+/7+, Nine full charges for small-screen iPhones: iPhone 8, 7, 6s, 6, SE)

With USB-C PD Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD vs RavPower 26800 PD (USB-C Power Delivery 45-watt & 30 watt)

Without USB-C Anker PowerCore 26800 vs RavPower 26800

Anker PowerCore 10000 PD vs RavPower 10000 PD Fast-Charging USB-C PD Power Banks

The latest iPhones 12, 12 Pro, 12 Mini, 12 Pro Max can be charged from empty to 60% in 30 mins and iPhone 11, 11 Pro/Max, XR/XS/Max/X/8/8+, latest Samsung phones including Galaxy S20, S10/S9/S8 series, and all Google Pixels can be charged from zero to 50% in about 30 minutes via 18-watt USB-C PD charging using a USB-C PD charger or power bank. For iPhones 12, 11/11 Pro/Max/XS/XR/8 etc. all you need for fast-charging is a USB-C to Lightning cable and a USB-C PD power-adapter or power-bank.

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD 18-watt RAVPower 10000 PD 29-watt Which is Better?
RAVPower 10000 PD is better value for money and fast charges both latst iPhones 11, 11 Pro, XR/XS/X/8 and Samsung S10/S9/S8 to 50% in 30 mins
RAVPower 10000 PD 29watt is better for charging 2 phones simultaneously as it has higher 29-watt PD output
Battery Capacity 10000 mAH 10000mAH Same
Price RAVPower
Weight 7oz 6.8oz About same
USB-C PD Support 18w PD Input (for charging power bank in 3.5 hrs) & 18w PD Output (for charging latest iPhones 11/XR/X & Samsung S10, S9, S8, to 50% in 30 mins) 29w PD Input (for charging power bank in 3 hrs) & 29w total PD Output (for charging latest iPhones 11/XR/X & Samsung S10, S9, S8, to 50% in 30 mins) Same for slim models
but RAVPower 10000 PD 29watt has higher 29-watt PD input/output
Size 2.6 x 5.5 x 0.50 in 4.4 x 2.0 x 1 inches Anker is more ergonomic as it is slim

Both Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD and RAVPower 10000 PD are excellent 18-watt USB-C PD class portable chargers. Both can fast charge latest iPhones 12, 11/11 Pro/XR/8/8+, and Samsung S20, 10/S9/8, Note 10/9/8 from zero  to 50% in 30 minutes and can be fully charged in just 3.5 hours with a PD charger such as Aukey 18-watt PD charger or Anker 30-watt (18+12) PD charger.

RAVPower 10000 PD is overall a better choice, especially for iPhones, as it offers 20-watt output supported by iPhone 12 series while offering quality comparable to Anker. It’s fast-charges (0 to 60% in 30 minutes) latest iPhones including 12, 12 Pro, 12 pro Max, 11/11 Pro/Max, XR etc. as well as latest Samsung phones. It can also charge two devices at a time but at a slower rate for each device.

RAVPower 10000 PD supports both PD Input/output and Quickcharge input/output while PowerCore Slim 10000 PD only supports USB-C PD input output. This makes RAVPower 10000 PD a better choice if you own a dual mode PD+Quickcharge phone such as Samsungs S/Note series and LG G8/G7/V50/V40 etc. This is because RAVpower 10000 PD supports can be fast-charged in 4 hours with your Samsung/LG phone’s Quickcharge charger and you need not buy a separate PD wall charger to rapidly charge your power bank. Anker  PowerCore Slim 10000 PD requires a 18-watt PD charger to fast-charge itself in 3.5 hours and gets charged in about 8+ hours with standard Samsung/LG chargers

Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD is the better choice if you simply need the best quality PD power bank out there. The build quality of  PowerCore 10000 PD is simply the better. As prices keep changing, we recommend checking out the price of both portable chargers and getting the PowerCore Slim 10000 PD  if it is priced reasonably compared to RAVPower 10000 PD.

RAVPower 100000 PD 29-watt has total output from both ports of 29-watt (18-watt PD port + 11-watt USB port simultaneous). RAVPower 100000 PD 29-watt power bank is especially suited for charging two phones at the same time as the higher total output of 29-watts lets you fast-charge one phone from PD port at 18-watts and another from regular USB port at 11-watt at the same time.

An important point for Samsung, Pixel, and other Android phone owners is that PowerCore Slim 10000 PD and RAVPower 10000 PD 29-watt version come with a high-quality USB-C to USB-C cable. This is handy for fast-charging the power bank with a USB-C charger or your android phone. For iPhone owners have to anyway buy a separate USB-C to Lightning cable for charging their phones with the portable charger.

Anker PowerCore 10000 vs RavPower 10000 mAH Fast-Charging Power Banks Without USB-C

Anker PowerCore 10000 Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 RAVPower 10000 Which is Better?
Anker PowerCore 10000 is better if you want the most compact and lightest one-port 10000 mah powerbank. RAVPower 10000 is great value for money if you do not mind extra 1.2 oz weight.
Price RAVPower
Can be charged with micro-USB only
6 hours
micro-USB & USB-C ports
6 hours
micro-USB only
6 hours
Weight 6.35oz 7oz 7.54 oz Anker
Max Output 2.4 amp (1 port) 2.4 amp (1 port) 2.4 amp max per port (2 ports) 3.4 amp total RAVPower has more ports and more max output
Size & Weight 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9 inches 5.33 x 3.15 x 0.6 inches Anker are smaller and lighter

Power banks without USB-C charging ports are usually quite cheaper than USB-C PD power banks. These power banks usually get charged with either micro-USB port or the USB-C port. However, they cannot charge phones from the USB-C port.

Anker hands down makes the lightest and best built power banks without USB-C charging ports. A big reason for this is that all premium power banks of RAVPower support USB-C and only the lowest cost and heaviest power banks do not have USB-C charging port.

If you want most compact and best build quality power banks that can be charged via micro-USB and are lower priced than USB-C power banks, then Anker PowerCore II 10000 and PowerCore Slim 10000 & Anker PowerCore 10000 are the lightest and best built power banks compared to their RAVpower rivals without USB-C charging port.

  • Anker PowerCore II 10000 – Supports 18-watt QuickCharge for Samsungs and most Android phones. Has micro-USB port for charging the power bank. Gets charged in just 4 hrs using any good QuickCharge wall charger and in about 5 hours with Samsung S10/S9/S8 chargers.
  • PowerCore Slim 10000 – Supports 12-watt charging. Has micro-USB port and USB-C for charging the power bank but cannot charge phones via USB-C port. Gets charged in 8 hours minimum.
  • Anker PowerCore 10000 – Supports 12-watt charging. Has micro-USB port for charging the power bank. Gets charged in 8 hours minimum. Lightest.

RAVPower 10000 is the clear winner if you are looking for a lowest priced quality power bank that can deliver 12 watt or 2.4 Amp max charging supported by older iPhones (iPhone 7 and older). RAVPower 10000  wins in the value for money department and even offers an extra USB charging port. Both Anker and RAVPower power banks are extremely dependable and consistent in charging.

If you want the 10000 maH battery capacity at a minimum price but do not mind slightly greater weight, go for RAVPower 10000.

Anker PowerCore vs RavPower 20000 mAH (USB-C PD 3.0 Input & Output) Power Banks

Anker PowerCore II 20000 RAVPower 20100 USB-C RAVPower 20000 USB-C 60-watt Which is Better?
Anker PowerCore Essential 20100 PD has best build quality. RAVPower power banks offers more value for money
Price RAVPower
Weight 12.2oz 13 oz 13.2oz Anker
Time to charge the powerbank 6 hrs using USB-C PD chargers 6 hrs using 18-watt USB-C charger 4hrs using 30-watt USB-C charger Largely similar
Max Output 18 watt USB-C PD
QuickCharge
Best for iPhone 12/11, XR Samsungs S/Note Pixels.
60 watt USB-C PD
QuickCharge
Best for MacBooks, iPhone 12/11, XR Samsungs S/Note Pixels.
18 watt USB-C PD
QuickCharge
Best for iPhone 12/11, XR Samsungs S/Note Pixels.
Anker
Size & Weight 6.2 x 2.9 x .8 inches 6.5 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches 6.8 x 3.19 x 0.87 inches Anker

In the 20000 mAH class with USB-C, we compare the top Anker & RAVPower power banks with USB-C PD Input AND Output –Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD and RAVPower 20100 USB-C.  Both these power banks are priced close and both will get recharged with a USB-C chargers in just 6 hours.

RAVPower 20100 USB-C offers USB-C port in addition to a QuickCharge 3.0 capable USB port. PowerCore Essential 20000 PD offers one USB-C PD port and a USB 2.4 amp port. PowerCore Essential 20000 PD is lighter and slimmer of the two. 

PowerCore Essential 20000 PD is easily the better built and more compact power bank. It is also also slimmer and lighter as well. It supports 18-watt USB-C and 18-watt QuickCharge USB-port. This means it can fast-charge Samsung phones such as S10, S9, S8 from both ports.

RAVPower 20100 USB-C is better priced and offers two features that Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 PD  does not have – an extra micro-USB port for charging the power bank and a full QuickCharge 3.0 capable USB port.

Anker PowerCore vs RavPower 20000 mAH Power banks (2.4 amp fast charging No USB-C)

2.4 amp charging will give zero to 50% charging in 40-55 minutes for most iPhones and Android phones.

Anker PowerCore 20100 RAVPower 22000 Which is Better?
Both are superb powerbanks with RAVPower 20800 being better package overall. Anker PowerCore 20100 is slimmer and lighter than RAVPower 22000. RAVPower 22000 offers one more USB port & higher total charging current (5.8 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 3 devices at once, we will pick RAVPower 22000
Battery Capacity 20000 mAH 22000mAH RAVPower
Price RAVPower
Weight 12.56oz 14.5oz Anker
Time to charge the powerbank 13 hrs+ using 2 amp wall charger 11 hrs+ using 2.4 amp wall charger Anker
Max Output 4.8 Amp combined through 2 ports max 2.4 amp at one port 5.8 Amp combined through 3 ports max 2.4 amp at one port RAVPower
Size 6.5 x 2.3 x .9 inches 6.5 x 2.76 x 0.94 inches Anker

In the 20000 mAH non-QuickCharge category, we pick the top offerings – PowerCore 20100 and RAVPower 22000.

PowerCore 20100 is a sleek and light power bank compared to these RAVPower 22000 . It strikes a great balance between battery capacity and weight/portability with its compact design and just  12.5 oz weight.

RAVPower 22000 offers two clear advantages:

  • It has an three ports vs two ports in PowerCore 20100. This combined with its higher combined output (5.8 amp vs 4.8 amp of Anker) allows it to support simultaneous fast-charging from 3 ports at once.
  • Much lower price, making it a good deal as it effectively offers 30% 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 power bank out there.
  • Its 4.8 max output is perfect for charging from two ports at once.

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 power bank capable of handling up to three devices at once and are okay with the extra bulk and weight, go for RAVPower 22000

Anker PowerCore+ 26800 PD vs RavPower 26800 PD (USB-C Power Delivery 45-watt & 30 watt)

RAVPower 26800 USB-C PD 30 watt Anker PowerCore+ 26800 USB-C PD 45-watt with 60-watt PD 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 49.5 watt PD dual port wall charger to get the best of both worlds at a lower cost!
From Macbooks to latest iPhone Xs, Xs Max, X, 8+, 8 and USB-C smartphones such as Samsung S9, S8, both Anker 26800 & RAVPower 26800 USB PD will charge all dependably.
Price 😐 RAVPower
Max USB-C PD Output 30 watt 45-watt Anker
Weight & Size ~16 oz
6.77 x 0.79 x 3.15 inches
~20 oz
6.5 x 3.1 x 0.9 inches
RAVPower
Time to charge the powerbank 4. 5hrs using USB-C 30-watt PD charger 3.5 hrs with included 60 watt PD charger Same
Warranty 18+12 months 18 months RAVPower
Battery Capacity 26800mAH 26800mAH Same

RavPower 26800 PD offers 30-watt output while the slightly more pricey Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD offers 45-watt PD output. However, RavPower 26800 PD can be bought standalone (without a wall charger) unlike the Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD. Comparing the charging performance of the two, we will suggest that Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD is the best option if you need 45-watt USB-C PD while RavPower 26800 PD is a better option if you need a reasonably priced future-proof high capacity portable charger.

Also, if you need 45-watt PD charging for laptops, RAVPower 20000 45-watt PD is a better option. You can combine it with a Anker 30-watt USB-C PD charger and get almost same performance and capacity as Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD at a reasonable cost.

Both Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD  and RavPower 26800 PD  power banks 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 power banks are among the best large capacity portable chargers  available. RavPower 26800 PD gets charged in 4.5 hours using a 30 watt USB-C charger while Powercore+ 26800 PD  gets charged musch faster in 3.5 hours with its included 60-watt PD charger. 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, Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD banks can charge Dell XPS 13 or XPS 15 due to its higher 45-watt output. Both Anker Powercore+ 26800 PD and RavPower 26800 PD can also charge HP Spectre 13 with its lid down in my own personal experience. 

We will recommend RavPower 26800 PD for its price advantage compared to Anker while offering the same build quality, and generous customer service/warranty.

Anker PowerCore 26800 vs RavPower 26800 (3-port power banks without USB-C PD)

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
Battery Capacity 26800mAH 26800mAH Same
Price RAVPower wins by huge margin
Weight 16.1oz 17.3oz RAVPower
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 26800 emerges as the clear winner if you are looking for a quality high-capacity power bank at a reasonable price. Both RAVPower 26800 and Anker 26800 have 3 ports.

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 difference in the real world applications.

We highly recommend RAVPower 26800 as it delivers maximum battery capacity at allowed by TSA at an unbeatable price.

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