Review: Anker PowerCore Lite 10,000mAh Portable Charger

Anker PowerCore Lite 10,000mAh Portable Charger

Anker PowerCore Lite 10,000mAh Portable Charger
88.5

Power

9/10

    Design

    10/10

      Build

      9/10

        Reliability

        8/10

          Pros

          • Features two ways to recharge, with either a USB-C or Micro-USB input port
          • Slim form factor that makes it easy to place this power bank into a pocket
          • Features Trickle Charging for lower powered devices

          Cons

          • Does not feature Quick Charge and the USB-C port can only be used as a input

          Anytime Anker releases a new portable charger or any other charging electronic you know that we’re likely going to be all over it. The reason for that is quite simple and that’s because Anker is one of the most popular charging electronics brands on the market with many of their charging products and other types of products receiving tons of reviews and many of them being positive.

          Anker now has another portable charger that they’ve recently released and it’s called the PowerCore Lite 10,000mAh portable charger. The power bank absolutely has Anker’s premium looks all over it, however, for this power bank the powering side of it is both innovative and quite standard at the same time.

          Let’s take a closer look.

          Power

          Power Capacity:

          The power capacity of this PowerCore Lite charger is 10,000mAh, at least that’s what it starts out with. Since this power bank does not feature any fast charging tech such as Quick Charge, the conversion rate that you’re going to be receiving is a standard one.

          3.7 x 10,000 = 37,000 / 5 = 7,400

          So the output capacity, which is basically the amount of power that you’re actually able to use to charge your devices is going to be about 7,000mAh from this charger. This is an average conversion rate and basically what you can expect from most other power banks that have a 10,000mAh initial power capacity.

          With its use of 7,000mAh power capacity that you can actually use, this power bank is really meant for charging smartphones and if you’re charging a smartphone that has a 3,000mAh battery capacity, which most smartphones feature, then you can expect about two full charges. Charging larger devices such as a tablet with this PowerCore Lite 10,000mAh portable charger is possible but if you want to charge a tablet to full power then it’s likely going to take the whole power capacity.

          Output Charging:

          This is truly a minimalistic charger as it only features a single output charging port and this fits right in line with Anker’s focused type of charging design with their mid-range portable chargers, as the charger also has a great design. We’ll get into that later, though.

          The single port on this power bank has a standard fast charging speed of 5V/2.4A. So this charger does not feature Quick Charge and therefore it will not fast charge Quick Charge compatible Andriod smartphones. That’s something that we feel that we really need to clarify, as this power bank absolutely look premium with its design and how the port is colored Blue, but if you’re looking for a slim power bank from Anker that does feature Quick Charge, then we recommend taking a look at their PowerCore II 10000.

          Input Charging:

          Recharging this power bank is the most innovative part for this portable charger and that’s because it’s true for those that own an Android smartphone that uses a USB-C or Micro-USB port to recharge. That’s because this power bank actually features two input ports, with one being a USB-C port and the other one is a Micro-USB input.

          You can only use one input at a time and they both have the same recharge speed of 5V/2.0A, so we recommend that you use a 2 Amp wall charger to recharge the power bank at its max charging speed.

          This type of recharging design is quite useful because depending on what type of smartphone you have, you can use the same cable that you use to charge your phone to also recharge this power bank. Also, this is a first for an Anker power bank to have this sort of recharging design and we think that it works well.

          Design

          Size and Weight:

          The design of this power bank is the first thing that you likely noticed and probably what caught your interest in it in the first place. So it has a length of 5.7 inches, a width of 2.8 inches, and a thickness of 0.6 inches. The weight of the power bank is 7.4 Ounces.

          So the form factor of the power bank allows you to place it into a pocket and when it comes to charging your smartphone and using it at the same time, it’s also easy to just stack your phone on top of the power bank.

          Functional Components:

          Nearly all of the functional parts of this power bank are on the same side and that includes:

          • Power Button
          • USB-A Output Port
          • Micro-USB & USB-C Input Port

          Off to the side of the power bank is where there are four Blue power capacity indicators. You do have to press the power button to begin charging.

          Also, if you long press the power button, the power bank goes into a Trickle-Charging mode, meaning that it’ll slow down charging from the power bank. Also, the way that you’ll know trickle charging has been activated is when one of the Blue power capacity indicators becomes Green. To deactivate Trickle Charging you just have to hold the power button down again.

          Build

          Structure and Material:

          The entirety of the power bank is made of plastic, just as most of Anker’s power banks are made of, but that doesn’t mean that the charger is structurally weak. This PoewrCore Lite actually has just two main pieces that make it whole, and so it’s well put together and the charging ports feel great to use as they really hold on tight to the charging ports that you connect into them.

          Tech:

          On the tech side, this power bank does not overheat at all, as it makes use of just a single port that does not use Quick Charge.

          Reliability

          This is a very standard but reliable power bank. It does not feature Quick Charge, so if you have Quick Charge compatible smartphone then it won’t fast charge it, and so we recommend Anker’s PowerCore II 10000 charger that does feature Quick Charge.

          So if you’re just looking for a plain 10,000mAh portable charger, then this Anker PowerCore Lite is a great choice. At the same time, it’s best suited for those that have an Android smartphone as it makes use of two input ports, with one being a Micro-USB and the other one is a USB-C input.

          Summary:

          Power:

          There’s enough power to charge a smartphone to full power at least two times, it also makes use of two different input ports, which can only be used once at a time, but it’s pretty cool to have the option of two.

          Design:

          The charger has a very slim form factor that can be taken anywhere that you want.

          Build:

          The ports feel great to use and the power bank itself is well put together.

          Reliability:

          It’s a plain power bank that doesn’t make use of any fast charging tech, but it’s one of the most useful 10,000mAh plain power banks with its fast standard charging speed, use of two input ports and a slim form factor.

          Specs of the Anker PowerCore Lite 10,000mAh Portable Charger:

          • Power Capacity: 10,000mAh | Output Capacity: 7,400mAh
          • Output: 5V/2.4A
          • Input:

          USB-C Input: 5V/2.0A

          Micro-USB Input: 5V/2.0A

          • LED Power Indicator: Four Blue Power Indicators
          • Size: 5.7 x 2.8 x 0.6 inches
          • Weight: 7.4 Ounces

          Conclusion:

          Anker may have released quite a regular power bank, but this PowerCore Lite 10000 does everything optimal at a base level.

          Anker PowerCore Lite 10000mAh, High Capacity Portable Charger, Slim and Light External Battery for iPhone, Samsung Galaxy, and More

          $49.99
          $33.99  in stock
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          as of March 18, 2019 4:57 pm

          Features

          • The Anker Advantage: Join the 30 million+ powered by our leading technology.
          • Slim Size, Big Power: One of the slimmest and lightest 10000 mAh portable chargers. Provides two-and-a-half charges for iPhone 8 Plus, or 2.6 full Galaxy S9 or iPhone X charges.
          • High-Speed Charging: Anker's exclusive PowerIQ and VoltageBoost combine to deliver the fastest possible charge for any device. Qualcomm Quick Charge not supported.
          • Certified Safe: Anker's MultiProtect safety system provides superior protection for you and your devices.
          • What You Get: PowerCore Lite 10000 portable charger, Micro USB cable (USB-C cable and Lightning cable not included), travel pouch, welcome guide, our worry-free 18-month warranty, and friendly customer service.

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