I wanted to buy a PowerBank for my mobile, got totally confused looking at different stores selling the most popular Anker Portable Charger with PowerCore, PowerCore+, Astro, 2nd Generation, 3rd Generation & different price ranges ranging from $10 to $30 !! So here is my review on Anker Powercore 2nd vs 3rd Generation Portable Chargers.
Which one is correct one ? and what is the exact difference in 2nd and 3rd generation, what is exact difference in the PowerCore & Powercore+ models ?
Finally I went to the OEM website and dug out basic information, prepared a simple table showing the exact differences.
Anker Powercore 2nd vs 3rd Generation Portable Charger Review
Portable Mobile charger
Anker PowerCore mini specs
Anker PowerCore+ mini specs
|Dynamic price update||Out of stock Best Buy||$19.99 Best Buy|
|Recharge time||3-4 hours|
With a 1 amp adapter (not included) and the included Micro USB cable.
|High Capacity||Adds over one charge (14 hours talktime) to an iPhone 6, almost one full charge to a Galaxy S6|
|Lightning cable||Lightning cable for iPhone / iPad sold separately|
|What’s New Feature to Powercore+||Now upgraded with higher density cells and efficiency 10% above most other brands to give you 6% more power.|
|Powerbank capacity||3200 mAh / 11.52 Wh||3350 mAh / 12.06 Wh|
|Output||5 V / 1 A||5V / 1A|
|Input||5 V / 0.8 A||5V / 1A|
|High-speed Charging Technology||Exclusive to Anker, PowerIQ amp-adjustment technology intelligently identifies your device to deliver its fastest possible charge.|
|Size||3.9 x 0.9 x 0.9 in|
|Weight||66.5 g / 2.3 oz||80g / 3oz|
|LED Indicator||3-Color LED Indicator for Easy Power Level Reading|
Green, orange and red LED lights indicate the power level of your PowerCore mini so you know when it needs a charge
|MultiProtect™ Safety System||Surge protection, short circuit protection|
|Anker PowerCore mini||Anker PowerCore+ mini|
|Gen 2||Gen 3|
|Best Buy||Best Buy|
I have seen that many fraud sellers selling old Anker products saying that they are latest !
Also they claim second / third generation etc.
To avoid the confusion I have picked up precise product links on Amazon from original anker.com website, you can surely use them