Anker PowerCore 10000mAh at a glance
6.2 oz / 176 g
High speed charging
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18 month warranty
Short circuit safety
Overcharge and overdischarge protection
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Anker PowerCore 10000mAh Portable Charger Review
Anker is always a reliable brand that offers some of the best Power Banks in the market, and this model, the Anker PowerCore 10000mAh is no exception to that rule. Fast-charging technology, powerful capacity, portability, and reasonable price are some of the words associated with the Anker PowerCore 10000. Here at Power Bank Expert, we break down this model for you.
Capacity & charging speed
If you ask most people what they are looking for in a Power Bank, the first thing that comes out of their mouths is a high capacity. In spite of not being the most powerful power bank, the Anker PowerCore 10000 offers, as indicated in its name, 10000mAh to recharge your devices. However, we have learned that the advertised capacity differs from the true output capacity, which is actually lower.
For its relatively small size, it delivers significant power to recharge your device from two to three times on average. With a single output of 2.4A, it is capable of charging a wide array of devices, such as cell phones, tablets, portable videogames, and even a MacBook, although an adapter is needed. It is powerful enough to provide 2.4 charges to the iPhone X, 3.6 charges to the iPhone 8 and 2.2 times to the Samsung 9.
The Anker PowerCore 10000 uses Panasonic Lithium Ion cells with a great conversion rate, which results in both lower losses and longer battery life. Besides, to receive faster-charging speed, it combines its exclusive PowerIQ technology, which detects the device that has been plugged to and optimizes the power delivered, and the VoltageBoost, which smooth the voltage to reduce cable resistance.
Although it is a fast-charging power bank, it does not support Qualcomm Quick Charge, which is a shame for users with devices such as the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Another downside is that it takes up to 6 hours to recharge using a 2A charger, and this time can double up if a 1A charger is used instead.
Look and feel
Despite a low-key design, the Anker PowerCore 10000 is compact and nice. It comes either in white or black with a matte finish look to prevent smudges and scratches, because let’s face it, there’s nothing worse than having an ugly –looking device, especially after so little time.
As many other Anker PowerCore models, the Anker PowerCore 10000 comes with a four LED battery indicator on the side, which honestly could have been better placed at the top, near the USB output and the micro USB input for better visibility.
One of Anker PowerCore 10000’s biggest flaws is the lack of a flashlight. Most competitors have integrated this feature into their newest models as it comes very handy during a blackout. So it’s quite shocking to see that Anker has not jumped on this trend yet.
Durability & construction
The Anker PowerCore 10000 has become very popular among users, mainly because of its quality build and durability. Anker boasts themselves of manufacturing well-protected power banks. For this reason, it is built with a double layer shell of plastic, resistant enough to drops and impacts that can damage the internal circuitry.
In terms of safety, Anker provides their power banks with the most reliable protection technology. Known as MultiSafe Protection System, this variety of technological features protects a power bank from over-heating, over-current and short-circuit, which can shorten the life expectancy of the device.
It’s worth mentioning that some users have complained about malfunctions after a few drops, as well as overheating. However, these are covered by the manufacturer’s 18-month warranty.
One would think that the higher the capacity of a power bank, the bigger its size is. Undoubtedly, the Anker PowerCore 10000 is one of the smallest and lightest power banks out there, not only from the Anker series but in the whole market as well.
At 3.6 inches of length, 2.4 inches of width and 0.9 of height, it has the right size to hold it in one hand and fit into a pocket. Besides, it is not heavy at all; at just 6.4 ounces, it can be easily carried anywhere.
For these reasons, we find it very convenient, especially for outdoor activities such as running, hiking or camping.
So if you happen to value space as much as we do, but without compromising quality, this power bank could be exactly what you’re looking for.
Questionable life expectancy
Risk of overheating
One single port
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