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Aukey vs Anker vs RAVPower. Which one is best?

Anker vs Aukey vs RAVPowerAnker, Aukey, and RAVPower all produce the same types of devices: power banks, power adapters, USB hubs, charging stations, car chargers, and charging cables. Many are curious to see them compared head to head so this is what I aim to do in this article. How will they perform versus their direct competitors? Let’s find out.

As a general rule for the comparisons ahead, I first started by choosing the main categories of devices each company is known for. Then I picked what seemed to be the best device from each of the 3 competitors. I then added the main characteristics to an Anker vs Aukey vs RAVPower comparison table. Based on the key features, I decided on a winner for each round.

10000mAh power banks

10000mAh power banks are the staple product when it comes to portable power solutions. Their high popularity is due to the fact that they have a large enough capacity to charge the average smartphone for 2-3 times and also because they are highly compact and easy to carry around. Here are the best 10000mAh power banks of each brand:

Preview
[Upgraded] Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD, USB-C Portable Charger (18W), 10000mAh Power Delivery...
USB C Power Bank, AUKEY Wireless 10000mAh Portable Charger with Foldable Stand, 18W Power Delivery &...
Winner
Portable Charger RAVPower 10000mAh Power Bank USB C PD 29W MAX Ultra Slim Battery Pack Compatible...
Power Bank Name
Anker PowerCore Slim
Aukey Basix Pro
RAVPower 10000 PD
Capacity
10000mAh
10000mAh
10000mAh
Max Output
18W
18W
29W
USB Type C with PD
USB Type A port
Recharging time
4.5h
~3.5h
~3h
Low current mode
Weight
212g / 7.5oz
242g / 8.54oz
190.6g / 6.7oz
Price
$29.99
$39.99
$26.99
Preview
[Upgraded] Anker PowerCore Slim 10000 PD, USB-C Portable Charger (18W), 10000mAh Power Delivery...
Power Bank Name
Anker PowerCore Slim
Capacity
10000mAh
Max Output
18W
USB Type C with PD
USB Type A port
Recharging time
4.5h
Low current mode
Weight
212g / 7.5oz
Price
$29.99
Buy from Amazon
Preview
USB C Power Bank, AUKEY Wireless 10000mAh Portable Charger with Foldable Stand, 18W Power Delivery &...
Power Bank Name
Aukey Basix Pro
Capacity
10000mAh
Max Output
18W
USB Type C with PD
USB Type A port
Recharging time
~3.5h
Low current mode
Weight
242g / 8.54oz
Price
$39.99
Buy from Amazon
Winner
Preview
Portable Charger RAVPower 10000mAh Power Bank USB C PD 29W MAX Ultra Slim Battery Pack Compatible...
Power Bank Name
RAVPower 10000 PD
Capacity
10000mAh
Max Output
29W
USB Type C with PD
USB Type A port
Recharging time
~3h
Low current mode
Weight
190.6g / 6.7oz
Price
$26.99
Buy from Amazon

Last update on 2020-10-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

These 3 power banks are very similar since they all have the same capacity and offer power delivery (PD) via USB type C ports. Basically, they pack the latest charging technology available at the moment. However, the winner of this bunch is the RAVPower 10000 PD because it sets itself apart in two important features:

  • it delivers the highest max power output: 20W compared to 18W of the competitors. This can come in handy when charging some larger devices such as tablets or game consoles such as the Nintendo Switch.
  • it’s the lightest of all 3. Portability is a key feature when it comes to power banks as they need to be carried around everywhere. Even a few grams of extra weight can make a difference after a busy day.

Furthermore, the RAVPower 10000 PD is also quite affordable given the extra oomph it brings to the table. It’s also worth mentioning the fact that although not the winner of this round, the Aukey Basix Pro has two really useful features: wireless charging and a foldable charging stand, which is quite unique among power banks.

Round 1 winner: RAVPower

20000mAh power banks

20000mAh power banks pack a lot of power and can be used to charge smartphones multiple times, allowing for several days of grid independence. They’re also popular with people that want to charge laptops or gaming consoles such as the Nintendo Switch. Not really portable enough for being tucked away in a trouser pocket, they are best carried around in a laptop shoulder bag or backpack. Here are the top 20000mAh power banks of each brand:

Preview
Anker Portable Charger, PowerCore Essential 20000mAh Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology and USB-C...
AUKEY USB C Power Bank, 20000mAh Portable Charger USB C, Slimline Type C Battery Pack with 3 Input &...
Winner
USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20000mAh 60W PD 3.0 Power Bank 2-Port Power Delivery Laptop Charger...
Power Bank Name
Anker PowerCore Essential
Aukey USB C Power Bank
RAVPower 20000mAh PD
Capacity
20000mAh
20000mAh
20000mAh
Max Output
15W
15W
60W
USB Type A ports
2
3
1
USB Type C with PD
Micro USB port
Lightning port
Low current mode
Recharging time
10h
10h
3h
Weight
343 g / 12.1 oz
433 g / 15.3 oz
408 g / 14.4 oz
Price
$36.52
$39.99
$44.99
Preview
Anker Portable Charger, PowerCore Essential 20000mAh Power Bank with PowerIQ Technology and USB-C...
Power Bank Name
Anker PowerCore Essential
Capacity
20000mAh
Max Output
15W
USB Type A ports
2
USB Type C with PD
Micro USB port
Lightning port
Low current mode
Recharging time
10h
Weight
343 g / 12.1 oz
Price
$36.52
Buy from Amazon
Preview
AUKEY USB C Power Bank, 20000mAh Portable Charger USB C, Slimline Type C Battery Pack with 3 Input &...
Power Bank Name
Aukey USB C Power Bank
Capacity
20000mAh
Max Output
15W
USB Type A ports
3
USB Type C with PD
Micro USB port
Lightning port
Low current mode
Recharging time
10h
Weight
433 g / 15.3 oz
Price
$39.99
Buy from Amazon
Winner
Preview
USB C Portable Charger RAVPower 20000mAh 60W PD 3.0 Power Bank 2-Port Power Delivery Laptop Charger...
Power Bank Name
RAVPower 20000mAh PD
Capacity
20000mAh
Max Output
60W
USB Type A ports
1
USB Type C with PD
Micro USB port
Lightning port
Low current mode
Recharging time
3h
Weight
408 g / 14.4 oz
Price
$44.99
Buy from Amazon

Last update on 2020-10-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

In the 20000mAh category, the first place is yet again claimed by RAVPower. This is mostly due to the outstanding 60W output capacity of the RAVPower 20000mAh PD which trumps the competitions’ max of 15W. At 60W you can easily charge high-end laptops such as the MacBook Pro.

Another key aspect that clinched the top spot for the RAVPower 20000mAh PD is the amazing recharging time of 3h, compared to the average recharging time of 10h that the competing portable chargers showcase. It should be mentioned that the ultra-short 3h recharging time can only be achieved if a fast-charge wall charger is being used, such as the RAVPower 61W GaN technology wall charger.

So the combined aspects of 60W power output and the 3h recharging time set the RAVPower 20000mAh PD apart in this showdown. However, it should be noted that it also has some weaknesses as well:

  • it only features two ports (USB Type C and one USB Type A). More ports add extra flexibility. For example, the Aukey USB C Power Bank has 3 USB Type A ports, one USB Type C, one Mico USB, and one Lightning input port.
  • it’s not the lightest. This feature is taken by the Anker PowerCore Essential
  • it’s the most expensive of the bunch. This is somewhat understandable due to the more advanced technology that allows for more power output and quicker charging times.

Round 2 winner: RAVPower

Fast charging adapters

Adapters are another key product type produced by Anker, Aukey, and RAVPower. The technology is rapidly evolving in these devices as well, helping consumers charger their gadgets at unprecedented speeds. So the key aspect of power adapters is their power output. Lately, a new charging technology has started to emerge, namely GaN (Gallium Nitrate) technology. This helps chargers provide more output power and simultaneously have a smaller size. This is why all 3 compared products from each manufacturer, were chosen because they were built with GaN technology.

Preview
USB C Charger, Anker 60W PIQ 3.0 & GaN Tech Dual Port Charger, PowerPort Atom III (2 Ports) Travel...
AUKEY Focus 63W USB C Charger 60W PD Charger Power Delivery 3.0 [ GaN Power ] Fast Charger Dual Port...
Winner
USB C Charger for MacBook Pro Air, RAVPower 90W 2-Port Wall Charger PD 3.0 GaN Type C Fast Charging...
Name
Anker PowerPort Atom III
AUKEY 63W Charger
RAVPower 90W 2-Port Wall Charger
Max Output
60W
63W
90W
GaN Technology
USB Type A port
USB Type C port
1
2
2
Weight
141 g / 5 oz
148 g / 5.22 oz
272 g / 9.6 oz
Price
$37.99
$29.99
$46.99
Preview
USB C Charger, Anker 60W PIQ 3.0 & GaN Tech Dual Port Charger, PowerPort Atom III (2 Ports) Travel...
Name
Anker PowerPort Atom III
Max Output
60W
GaN Technology
USB Type A port
USB Type C port
1
Weight
141 g / 5 oz
Price
$37.99
Buy from Amazon
Preview
AUKEY Focus 63W USB C Charger 60W PD Charger Power Delivery 3.0 [ GaN Power ] Fast Charger Dual Port...
Name
AUKEY 63W Charger
Max Output
63W
GaN Technology
USB Type A port
USB Type C port
2
Weight
148 g / 5.22 oz
Price
$29.99
Buy from Amazon
Winner
Preview
USB C Charger for MacBook Pro Air, RAVPower 90W 2-Port Wall Charger PD 3.0 GaN Type C Fast Charging...
Name
RAVPower 90W 2-Port Wall Charger
Max Output
90W
GaN Technology
USB Type A port
USB Type C port
2
Weight
272 g / 9.6 oz
Price
$46.99
Buy from Amazon

Last update on 2020-10-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Since output power rules supreme when it comes to wall chargers, it’s easy to see why RAVPower is the winner again. Their most powerful charger delivers a whopping max output of 90W, while Anker or Aukey are at a max output of “just” 60W.

Now, 60W is still a great output, especially since most chargers that come by default with today’s smartphones are at around 14W. So even if you get the Anker Power Port III or the Aukey wall charger, you still get a lot of value for your money.

However, RAVPower’s awesome 90W output comes at a price. It’s both the most expensive and the heaviest of the bunch. So if price or weight matter more to you than max output power, then one of the other two options would be a better fit for your needs.

Round 3 winner: RAVPower

Car chargers

Preview
Winner
USB C Car Charger, Anker 48W 2-Port PIQ 3.0 Fast Charger Adapter, PowerDrive+ III Duo with Power...
AUKEY Car Charger,Dual Port USB-C 30W PD Car Charger Adapter,4.8A All Metal Fast Car Charger Mini...
USB C Car Charger, RAVPower 48W 2-Port Type C Car Adapter with 30W Power Delivery & 18W Qc 3.0...
Ports
Two USB type C ports
Two USB type C ports
One USB type C port + 1 USB type A
Max Output
48W (30W + 18W)
30W
48W (30W + 18W)
Charging technology
Power Delivery (PD)
Power Delivery (PD)
Power Delivery (PD) + Quick Charge 3.0
Price
$27.99
$16.99
$14.99
Winner
Preview
USB C Car Charger, Anker 48W 2-Port PIQ 3.0 Fast Charger Adapter, PowerDrive+ III Duo with Power...
Ports
Two USB type C ports
Max Output
48W (30W + 18W)
Charging technology
Power Delivery (PD)
Price
$27.99
Buy from Amazom
Preview
AUKEY Car Charger,Dual Port USB-C 30W PD Car Charger Adapter,4.8A All Metal Fast Car Charger Mini...
Ports
Two USB type C ports
Max Output
30W
Charging technology
Power Delivery (PD)
Price
$16.99
Buy from Amazom
Preview
USB C Car Charger, RAVPower 48W 2-Port Type C Car Adapter with 30W Power Delivery & 18W Qc 3.0...
Ports
One USB type C port + 1 USB type A
Max Output
48W (30W + 18W)
Charging technology
Power Delivery (PD) + Quick Charge 3.0
Price
$14.99
Buy from Amazom

Last update on 2020-10-27 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

When it comes to car chargers, Anker, Aukey, and RAVPower are again shoulder to shoulder. I tried to compare only car chargers that come solely with USB type C ports since this seems to be the new standard. However, for RAVPower I was unable to find a suitable product and added one with a dual-port type: USB C and USB A. For this reason, it cannot win this round, so it’s only between Anker versus Aukey this time.

Given the fact that the Anker car charger can supply a maximum of 48W compared to the maximum of 30W from the Aukey charger, the Anker clenches this round’s title. However, Aukey deserves an honorable mention for the classy design and compact size of its car charger.

Round 4 winner: Anker

USB Hubs & Charging stations

Preview
USB-C Charger, Anker 100W 4-Port Type-C Charging Station with Power Delivery, PowerPort Atom PD 4...
Winner
AUKEY USB C Hub 10-in-1 Type C Adapter with Ethernet, 4K HDMI,VGA,2 USB 3.0,2 USB 2.0,100W PD,USB-C...
USB C Charger, RAVPower 65W 4-Port Desktop USB Charging Station [GaN Power Tech] with 2 USB C Ports...
Ports
2xUSB type C, 2xUSB type A
4xUSB type A, 1xUSB type C, 1xHDMI, 1xVGA, 1xSD Card, 1xMicroSD, 1xEthernet
2xUSB type C, 2xUSB type A
Max Output
100W
100W
65W
Charging technology
Power Delivery & Power IQ
Power Delivery
Power Delivery
Price
$99.99
$39.99
$49.99
Preview
USB-C Charger, Anker 100W 4-Port Type-C Charging Station with Power Delivery, PowerPort Atom PD 4...
Ports
2xUSB type C, 2xUSB type A
Max Output
100W
Charging technology
Power Delivery & Power IQ
Price
$99.99
Buy from Amazom
Winner
Preview
AUKEY USB C Hub 10-in-1 Type C Adapter with Ethernet, 4K HDMI,VGA,2 USB 3.0,2 USB 2.0,100W PD,USB-C...
Ports
4xUSB type A, 1xUSB type C, 1xHDMI, 1xVGA, 1xSD Card, 1xMicroSD, 1xEthernet
Max Output
100W
Charging technology
Power Delivery
Price
$39.99
Buy from Amazom
Preview
USB C Charger, RAVPower 65W 4-Port Desktop USB Charging Station [GaN Power Tech] with 2 USB C Ports...
Ports
2xUSB type C, 2xUSB type A
Max Output
65W
Charging technology
Power Delivery
Price
$49.99
Buy from Amazom

Last update on 2020-10-26 / Affiliate links / Images from Amazon Product Advertising API

Regarding USB hubs and charging stations, I again looked for the products that can supply the maximum power output. While Anker and Aukey both had at least one charging station able to supply 100W, RAVPower’s maximum was 65W, hence it cannot win this round. It’s up to Anker versus Aukey again.

Both USB hubs are able to deliver up to 100W of power and both of them have USB type C ports. Although Anker has two USB type C ports and Aukey only one, the multitude of other different ports that Aukey offers in its USB charging hub, made it clinch the win for this round.

Round 5 winner: Aukey

Anker vs Aukey vs RAVPower Wrap-up

RAVPower managed to clinch the number one spot in 3 out of 5 face-offs. Although their flagship products are usually more expensive than the ones from Anker or Aukey, it seems that they are the best at implementing the latest charging technology.

To be honest, this result comes as a surprise, as I was expecting Anker to perform better since they do have the overall public perception as being the market leader. But it seems that RAVPower is one step ahead when it comes to innovation at the moment.

Now, please bear in mind that this is just a snapshot of the current products that Anker, Aukey, and RAVpower have to offer right now. Since they are constantly shipping out new and improved products, it’s very likely that the leadership dynamics will change.

But regardless of which company is currently the best, it’s safe to say that all 3 of them produce high-quality products. So even if you purchase an Anker, Aukey, or RAVPower device, you can be sure that you’ll get one of the best deals in terms of quality and performance.

Which brand is your favorite? Please let me know in the comments section.