Best Anker Power Bank Review 2018 – Comparing the PowerCore 26800, 20100, 13000 & 1000

We live in an environment where digital communication and devices are part of our everyday lives. It does not matter of you go on a small family road trip, business travel or backpacking for 6 months, people will bring all their electronic gadgets in order to make the best picture, latest instragram post, Skype with the family and so much more. Unfortunately, we also all have experienced at least one time that one of our favorite devices was all out of power. So what do you do to prevent those unfortunate situations? That is right! Get a power bank! In this “Best Anker Power Bank Review 2018 Edition” I compare the different PowerCore power bank models of the popular brand “Anker“.

I highly recommend anybody who travels to far and remote places to purchase a power bank. I personally encountered several occasions that I was very happy that I had an additional power source for my road trips and hikes.

Why Choose Anker PowerCore?

What Anker Power Bank Should I Choose for my Travels?

All the Anker power banks are of great quality, but there is of course a big difference between each PowerCore model. Currently, the PowerCore 268000 is the strongest and the 1000 the lightest version. Which one should you choose? Well, that depends entirely on your travel goals, but let’s explore some of the benefits, shall we?

Anker PowerCore 26800

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The PowerCore 26800 is the strongest of them all. It is trusted by over 10,000 customers and has the most positive feedback of all the power banks. Therefore, you might consider this to be your first choice as it is a very compact device and has enough power to charge a standard smartphone up to 9 times.

Suitable for:

  • Hikers & Explorers who are in very remote area’s for a long period of time
  • Digital Nomads who work a lot from a Laptop, Notebook, Ipad
  • Group Travel (Can connect up to three devices)

Rating: PowerCore 26800 = (4.5 / 5)

Anker PowerCore 20100

$39.99
$49.99
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The PowerCore 20100 was actually my power bank of choice during my 30,000 km road trip through Europe. It was perfect for day and weekend travels as I could charge my camera and phone during my day hikes. I could enjoy 48-hours of almost constant charge for two devices and still had power to spare.

Suitable for:

  • Road Trippers (Charge phone and navigation at the same time)
  • Digital Nomads who work a lot from a small Laptop, Notebook, Ipad
  • Couple Travel (Can connect up to two devices)

Rating: PowerCore 20100 = (5 / 5)

Anker PowerCore 13000 & 10000

$36.99
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These two power banks are most for the short-trip travels. I have not used them myself, but it has shown to be very popular for people who do day trips or do remote jobs like a photographer. They are almost halve the size and give your phone or camera that extra boost to last the day.

Suitable for:

  • Day trips
  • People who work with electronics like a Photographer or Vlogger
  • Single person travel as it only has two/one USB connection

Rating:
PowerCore 13000 (4 / 5) PowerCore 10000 (3.5 / 5)

PowerCore 26800
PowerCore 20100
PowerCore 13000 PowerCore 1000
# of iPhone 6s charges 9.7 7,3 4,7 3,6
# of iPad mini 4 charges 3 2,5 1,5 1,2
# of Samsung S7 charges 6,9 5,2 3,3 2,2
# of USB Charging Ports 3 2 2 1
Output 5V 6A (3A max per port) 5V 4.8A (2.4A max per port) 5V 3A (3A max per port) 5V 2.4A
Max Input 4A (dual input 2A 2A 2A
Size 7 x 3.1 x 0.9in 6.5 x 2.3 x 0.9in 3.8 x 3.1 x 0.9in 3.6 x 2.3 x 0.9in
Weight 490g/17.28oz 356g/12.56oz 240g/8.47oz  180 g/6.35 oz

 

Price Compare Table – Anker Power Banks

$31.99
$49.99
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4 new from $31.99
as of December 15, 2018 8:41 am
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$36.99
in stock
1 new from $36.99
1 used from $27.00
as of December 15, 2018 8:41 am
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$39.99
$49.99
in stock
2 new from $39.99
1 used from $42.99
as of December 15, 2018 8:41 am
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$65.99
in stock
1 new from $65.99
as of December 15, 2018 8:41 am
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Conclusion

The best Anker Power Bank really depends on your exact needs. I was a big fan of the PowerCore 20100 as it was the perfect mix between size, price and features. If you are aiming for the heavy-duty traveling than the PowerCore 26800 is your best choice. For all the other small activities or daily work you can consider the PowerCore 13000 over the 10000, because of the 2 VS 1 USB connection. Trust me, having 2 USB connections is much nicer!