Review: Anker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 3.0

Anker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 2.0

9.3

Power

8.0/10

Design

10.0/10

Build

9.0/10

Reliability

10.0/10

Pros

  • Charging Speed is Fast for Non-Quick Charge devices
  • Features Quick Charge 2.0 that is compatible with Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 devices
  • Great Design
  • Built Quality is solid

Cons

  • Output Power capacity is significantly lower than Original power capacity

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There are some power banks that have just enough high capacity to be a portable charger with two ports but some power banks are designed to just have one port while maintaining their 2 port possibility.

They’re designed with only one person in mind using the portable charger along with a high capacity and some awesome charging tech. That’s what this Anker PowerCore+ is able to achieve with its capacity, that you’d expect two charging ports from, it instead rides solo and for good reasons as well.

Let’s take a look at why this Anker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 3.0 may very well be a perfect singular usage power bank to purchase in this Charger Harbor Review.

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Power

Power Capacity:

As I mentioned previously, this power bank has quite a high power capacity at 10,050mAh. It’s the kind of power capacity that you’d expect a two port charger to have but that’s not the case here, for a really good reason too.

The reason why the power bank doesn’t have two charging ports is that of the power capacity that you’ll actually be receiving, sits at about 7,000mAh, and this is mostly if you’re using standard charging that ranges from 1.2A to 2.0A current of charging speed.

The heat that’s generated during charging is what makes the power capacity go down. faster the charging speed that you take advantage of, the less Output power capacity that will be available.

For example, if you’re taking advantage of the Qualcomm Quick Charge tech that this charger features, then you can expect a lower Output capacity. Consider it equivalent exchange or a disappointment. The charging speed that you ultimately end up using will then change the power capacity accordingly.

A Power Capacity that Can Last

With that said, even with the power capacity being well below the original; nearly any smartphone can charge 2 times or more depending on what smartphone you’re using.

If we’re talking about iPhones, then you can expect 3 full charges, since iPhones tend to have lower battery capacities. However, for the higher tier smartphones like Android, a Galaxy S7 Edge will only be able to charge two full times.

If you plan on charging a tablet to its full power, then you’re going to have to use the entirety of the power capacity of the power bank charger, because tablets can take high amperage currents, resulting in fast charging and a lower Output capacity.

Will the power capacity last for a few days? most definitely if you’re using it moderately. But it can very well last a single day if you’re using it the entire day.

DevicesAnker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 2.0 (Output Capacity = 7,000mAh)Phone CapacityAnker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 3.0 Left Over Capacity after One Charge

# of Full Charges for the Device
iPhone SE7,000mAh1,624mAh5,376mAh

4.3 Full Charges
iPhone 67,000mAh1,810mAh5,190mAh

3.8 Full Charges
iPhone 6 Plus7,000mAh2,915mAh4,085mAh

2.4 Full Charges
iPhone 6s7,000mAh1,715mAh5,285mAh

4.0 Full Charges
iPhone 6s Plus7,000mAh2,750mAh4,250mAh

2.5 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S67,000mAh2,550mAh4,450mAh

2.7 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge7,000mAh2,600mAh4,400mAh

2.6 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S77,000mAh3,000mAh4,000mAh

2.3 Full Charges
Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge7,000mAh3,600mAh3,400mAh

1.9 Full Charges

Output Charging:

Going into the charging speed of the charger, its got the speed to fill your needs. There’s a single Output charging port that features Quick Charge 3.0. This means that Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 are compatible with the port for fast Quick Charge charging speed.

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The Output of the charger falls into two main categories. Quick Charge and PoweriQ charging. PowerIQ is basically the normal charging that Non-Quick Charge compatible devices will receive.

The Quick Charge speeds are: 5-6V ⎓ 3A / 6-9V ⎓ 2A / 9-12V ⎓ 1.5A

Available Quick Charge for Compatible Devices

The Quick Charge speeds are nearly what you’d expect from Quick Charge. The fastest speed that you can get are 5-6 Volts at 3 Amps. This speed is quite fast but Quick Charge is supposed to supply higher voltage amount for Quick Charge 3.0 devices and that’s not what’s happening here. Even so, this will still provide that fast charging to both Quick Charge 2.0 and 3.0 devices.

The next two brackets of charging speeds drop Amperage but with more voltage. So if the charging speed does drop it will be more constant at that Amperage current.

By doing so, you can still expect fast charging for your Quick Charge compatible devices, because that’s what Quick is all about. It’s about fast constant charging, not just the Amperage amount. So if you’ve got a Quick Charge smartphone and you’re looking for a power bank with Quick Charge, this power bank is a really great option.

PowerIQ

Then there’s the PowerIQ charging speed for Non-compatible Quick Charge devices. The charging speed that you can get with this is: 5V/2.4A

This is the max standard charging speed, so if you’re connecting just any device, then you can expect it to charge at its maximum charging speed.

This is great because this power bank doesn’t have to be just for Quick Charge devices, it is for regular charging smartphones because they’ll be able to charge at their max speeds. This charging is extremely helpful for charging tablets like an iPad because the max charging speed for iPads is 5V/2.4A.

The two charging tech options that this charger has with just a single port is great because no matter what device you’re charging, you can rest assured that you’re receiving a fast charge.

Input (Recharge Speed): 5V/2.A | 9V/2.0A

The PowerCore+ is able to recharge at a normal pace, with a 2 Amp recharge rate. However, it can only charge at 2 Amps if you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger. If you’re using a 2 Amp wall charger to recharge the power bank, then you can expect it to be fully recharged within 3.5 hours.

This short recharge time can be attributed to the 9 Volts that it can recharge at which allows the PowerCore+ to keep its fast recharge rate more constant.

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Design

Size and Weight:

Being a singular port power bank with a high power capacity this power bank is highly portable. With a length of 3.8 inches, a width of 2.4 inches and a thickness of 0.9 inches. The weight is 8.4 ounces.

So everything about the charger is compact, although not compact enough to fit into a pocket, it’s still small enough that you can hold it and use your smartphone will it’s charging.

With that said, the charger is still quite heavy at being half a pound, so that’s something to take into consideration if you’re looking for something being portable, while still being light. With that said, holding it and putting it into a bag is a very viable option. The most common option that most people use it is just setting it down and charging their device.

Functional Components:

The charger has a rectangular shape with no sharp edges and has functional things like the Output, Input ports, and the Power button in very easy access places. You can find the Output and Input port on a side panel. The USB charging port is colored green on the inside to signify that it uses Quick Charge.

Then to the side, there’s a PoweriQ logo to show that it also supports fast standard charging. You can find the Micro-USB Input right next to the PowerIQ symbol.

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The power button is at the top of the charger and has 10 small LED power indicators on it. This kind of design choice to show power capacity is very uncommon but it’s also very helpful.

This is because each of the lights indicates 10% of battery power, so if 8 lights are on, you can easily gauge that the power capacity is at 80%.

The power button can be used to tell how much power is left on the power bank, and that’s about it.

Charging begins once you connect a device to the charger if you unplug a device from the PowerCore+ it will automatically shut off. Overall the power bank is very hands-off and is almost like using a wall charger, expect it’s very portable.

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Build

Structure and Material:

The power bank has 3 main pieces. The main large center body piece has an Aluminum Alloy body with a nice edge that’s been laser cut.

Then there are the two side panels that are made of plastic. It’s a compact body design with a strong structure with a small size. As a result, you can expect this charger to be used every day without any sort of physical damage.

Tech:

On the inside, you can rely on Anker’s Multi Protection tech. It features things like Surge Protection, Short-Circuit Prevention, Voltage Control, Current Control and of course their Voltage Boost tech. The voltage boost tech is able to up Amperage if it’s getting too low and as a result, the charging speed will be more constant.

The PowerCore+ uses Panasonic battery cells and they’re supposed to have wonderful conversion rate and in this case, the Output power capacity that you’re receiving is supposed to be pretty good.

However, just remember the faster charging you get, the worst the conversion rate will be. Ultimately, the main reason why Panasonic battery cells are awesome is that they’re able to hold their original battery power for many charge cycles.

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Reliability

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Its power capacity may be lower than its original power, but that really shouldn’t be enough for you to not purchase it. Considering its output capacity of about 7,000mAh, this power bank is still able to charge any smartphone 2 times, and some can even charge even more.

If you plan on using only smartphones with the power bank then it’s an awesome choice. Tablets will require the entire capacity because of their large batteries.

The charging tech is the best. You can expect any device that you connect to this charger, to charge at its fastest speed. This is due to the PowerIQ tech that can offer devices a possible max charging speed of 5V/2.4A.

Then there’s the Quick Charge 3.0 that Quick Charge compatible devices are able to rely on for even faster charging.

It’s a small and sturdy enough portable charger that can be taken nearly anywhere. Combining all its attributes make it a strong candidate to be used on the daily for any device that you plan on charging.

Summary:

Power:

The power capacity is actually significantly lower than the original capacity and it can fluctuate depending on how fast the power bank is charging. With that said, it can provide enough charges to keep you going for a day or two.

Charging speed is always at a high with PowerIQ and Quick Charge 3.0; the recharge rate is somewhat standard but can be charged at 9 Volts

Design:

A very small size and it’s just little heavy at 8 ounces, the power bank is highly portable. You can use it in your hands or place it into any bag its size or bigger.

It has a very minimalistic design on the charger, with the ports on a side panel and a power button on top of the power bank. The best feature is the 10 point LED power indicators on the power button.

Build:

3 main body pieces make the charger very durable. The main center body piece is made of Aluminum and the two side panels are made of plastic. On the inside is Anker’s Multi Safe Protection tech. The batteries used are Panasonic batteries that can have a long life even through many charge cycles.

Reliability:

Ultimately, it’s a very reliable charger when you combine the capabilities of each of its traits.

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Specs of the Anker PowerCore+ 10050 With Quick Charge 3.0:

  • Capacity:            Advertised: 10,050mAh            Output Capacity: 7,000mAh
  • Output:

PowerIQ: 5V/2.4A

Quick Charge: 5-6V ⎓ 3A / 6-9V ⎓ 2A / 9-12V ⎓ 1.5A

  • Input: 5-9V/2.0A via Micro USB Input
  • LED Power Indicators: 10 LED Power capacity indicators on the power button
  • Size: 3.8 x 2.4 x 0.9 inches
  • Weight: 8.3 Ounces

Conclusion:

There aren’t many power banks like it and that’s a bit of a disappointment because this power bank is able to pinpoint all of its traits and as a result, it comes together to make a very strong package.

Through one single port, it’s able to provide fast charging through PowerIQ and even faster charging for Quick Charge compatible devices.

It’s smart to have just a single port because of its decreased power capacity during charging and as a result, this dissolves quite a lot of disappointment. It’s power bank charger that really knows what it’s doing and knows how to do it.

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