Anker PowerCore Mini Review

Anker PowerCore Mini Review

Here is the full on review of this power bank. If you are short on time, you read my first impressions here. I have had this product be put to good use in the past week, and I have to say, I am very impressed with the portability of this product primarily. I’m going to start of with how my usage has been with this product for the past week I have been using it.

In my use of this power bank, I have discovered that it is quite no necessary to have a 22000mAh power bank in your bag when travelling, especially if you are alone most of the time. The portability is definitely this power banks’ strong point.

Also, not carrying 450g of battery with me is quite nice as well, knowing very well that I can fit it in my pocket is also quite relieving. I usually have ended up every two days charging the PowerCore mini, which is perfectly acceptable. I have primarily charged my phone on my way home from travelling, and the next day, I have been able to use the power bank as an emergency device if I need to make an important call for example.

Unfortunately, it took extremely long to charge my phone in the first place, making it very inconvenient for someone like me who needs the quickest charge (from an iPhone, yes). The Mini doesn’t charge at full speeds, let alone fast charge.

There are three modes that I also like, which Anker have thrown in there is the lights that are displayed at different percentages.

The output is 1 Amps, which is 1/2.4 times slower than many other fast charging batteries, meaning the flow of electricity to your phone is very slow. It also takes extremely long to charge the device as well. It took me around 5.5 hours to charge the 3350mAh battery, which is really poor performance. It takes, you guessed, 2.4 times longer to charge my iPhone 6s (1715mAh), which for today’s standards, is dismal.

Availability And Specifications

You can buy this product here for £11/$22:

Amazon (UK): http://amzn.to/2k5fB2F
Amazon (US): http://amzn.to/2kuB5a5

The specs can be found below as always:

Capacity :3200 mAh / 11.52 Wh
Output :5 V / 1 A
Input :5 V / 0.8 A
Weight :66.5 g / 2.3 oz
Size :99 x 24 x 24 mm / 3.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 in

Pros And Cons

Pros

  • Really portable
  • Sleek And Attractive
  • Decent efficiency

Cons

  • Major con which is poor charging time

Final Verdict

To conclude this review, there isn’t much to say. This is a good product, but it’s flaws really rendered this battery unusable to me, in my use case. If this product were to be released again, I would highly suggest allowing the current to be higher, so any device would charge up to speed with any other power bank.

 

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