Anker has become famous in the world of mobile gaming, camping, and traveling but why? There are countless other manufacturers out there but sadly, most of them won’t have the cult-like following that Anker does. Anker has earned the trust of the masses and due to exactly that, we’ve been recommending their products to family, friends and everyone else who bothers to ask for advice.

Do you use a power bank from some other manufacturer? Feel free to let us know in the comments below! We’d love to find out about some sleeper manufacturer out there who’s just as good as most Anker brands!

Why do you need a portable charger?

As technology evolves, we require more power to keep our devices running. This is further escalated by the fact that most mobile games are not optimized at all. Speaking with Android developers and publishers directly has also shown us that without dedicating a significant portion of their funds, they would be unable to optimize their games for all the Android devices out there. So we end up running into a pretty serious issue that’s prevalent with pretty much all Android titles right now: They’re not optimized at all.

In order to understand how optimization is related to mobile battery, you simply have to follow two sentences.

  • Two times four can be calculated as 2 x 4.
  • Two times four can also be calculated as 2 + 2 + 2 + 2.

Yes, this is pretty basic and it might even be oversimplifying the matter at hand. But that’s our whole point now isn’t it? If something can be done in a far simpler manner, requiring less steps, then what’s the point of doing it any other way? Well, it might not be nearly as simple at the moment of programming the game, optimization is something most developers only think about after they’re done with the basic development process. We’ll definitely be doing a piece on optimization in the future. For now though, just understand that if your mobile has to do more calculations, it’ll be using more processing power, ultimately draining your battery at a faster pace than is necessary.

Why Anker?

It’s actually pretty simple, there are other brands out there and we will surely be covering them in the future. But for the time being, we believe Anker will surely suffice. They offer multipler options and a price-range that’s actually quite acceptable. Most of their products do support fast-charging and our own experience with them has been good enough to recommend them to our readers.

However, if you have any other recommendations then feel free to let us know in the comments below, it’s always good to have multiple options.

Before we talk about them though, here’s our picks


Which one should you be buying?

The car charger is pretty self-explanatory. Please don’t buy it if you don’t own a car.

Our honest recommendation would be the 20100mAh Portable Charger. It provdes high speed charging, it also has two USB ports with both of them being able to supply the same 2.4 Amps of power output meaning that you won’t have to decide whether or not you wish to give the fast charging port to your friend, or keep it for yourself. Yes, that’s a thing with some power banks out there.

If we had been writing this few years back, the 10000mAh battery would’ve been more than enough. We’ve reached quite a dramatic era in technology, batteries need some rapid innovation otherwise we won’t really be able to make our phones any faster, there’s only so much a processor can do until it requires more power and it’s exactly because of this reason that you may have noticed smartphone batteries becoming significantly more efficient at storing power. Even if you purchase a 10000mAh power bank, it’ll barely last more than two full charges of a modern device, a few years back you may have been able to squeeze out a little bit more than three, but not anymore.

So instead of saving some money right now, then having to spend even more in the future. Just take a look at Anker’s 20100mAh batter on Amazon.