Anker, 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 we 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, we first started by choosing the main categories of devices each company is known for. Then we picked what seemed to be the best device from each of the 3 competitors. We then added the main characteristics to an Anker vs Aukey vs RAVPower comparison table. Based on the key features, we 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:
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. Anker PowerCore III also supports wireless charging but it’s the most expensive of the bunch.
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:
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 18W. 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 8.5h 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 90W 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 is a bit heavier than the other two power banks. The lightest power bank in our comparison is the Anker PowerCore Essential.
- Although it provides a 60W output, this might not be really useful if you only want to charge your smartphone. In that case, the Aukey Basix Pro would be a better option as it supports wireless charging.
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.
|Name||Anker PowerPort Atom III||Aukey Omnia Duo||RAVPower PD Pioneer 90W|
|USB Type C port|
|USB Type A port|
|Weight||5oz / 141g||3.92oz / 111g||9.6oz / 272g|
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” 65W.
Now, 65W 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
When it comes to car chargers, Anker, Aukey are shoulder to shoulder. RavPower’s offering in this category doesn’t stand out. We tried to compare only car chargers that come with USB type C ports since this seems to be the new standard. However, for RAVPower, we were unable to find a suitable product and added one with two USB A ports. 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 36W from the Aukey charger, the Anker clenches this round’s title. However, Aukey deserves an honorable mention for the great price to performance ratio and compact size of its car charger.
Round 4 winner: Anker
Anker vs Aukey vs RAVPower Wrap-up
RAVPower managed to clinch the number one spot in 3 out of 4 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 we were 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 us know in the comments section.