Anker iPhone Charger Cable

Anker iPhone Charger Cable

£7.99
5

My Rating

5.0/10

Pros

  • Well Made
  • Affordable
  • MFi Certified

Cons

  • Not very Powerful

Today I’ll be reviewing the Anker iPhone Charger Cable. A 1M braided iPhone Lightning charging cable. Each cable is MFi certified, with a certified chip that allows it to work with any Lightning device.

You’re able to use the cable for all Apple devices that use the type of plug, these include iPhone XS/XR/iPhone X/8/7/7 Plus, iPad Pro Air 2, and More.

The braided cable has been designed to last, with each cable bend tested 12,000 times.

So, is this cable any good? Time to test it out!

Packaging and Contents.

The Anker iPhone Charger Cable comes in a small cardboard box which features product images and printed specifications. The outer box measures 9.0cm x 7.5cm x 1.5cm and weighs 36G.

A small White and Blue cardboard box for the Anker iPhone Charger Cable
Outer Packaging – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Inside the box you’ll receive: 1x Nylon Braided Cable, 1x Customer Contact Card.

Inside the box there's a Nylon charging cable and an Anker customer contact card
Contents Image – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

Anker iPhone Charger Cable.

The Anker iPhone Charger Cable is Black in colour (Red and Silver are also available) it’s outer layer is made from Nylon. Inside you’ll see from the below image materials including Aluminium, and TPE. This combination is to ensure durability. The cable measures 103.0cm, so 3.0cm more than the advertised 1M length, the cable also feels lightweight too and weighs 25G.

This image shows the internal cabling of the charger cable in a colourful graphic
Cable Materials Image – Image Source – Anker (Subject to Copyright)

Using the Cable.

I was extremely impressed by the quality of the cable. It feels exceptionally durable and built to last. But and this is the biggest point to make, it’s not particularly good as a charging cable. Most cables to an Apple device usually achieve a charging rating of 5V/1A, with better ones achieving 2A. The Anker iPhone Charger Cable managed to charge my iPhone 7 to a rating of 4.8V/0.5A, almost half of a standard cheap cable. This was shocking to discover. Yes, the cable is strong, but lacks the power you’d expect from a high-end brand like Anker.

Image shows the Anker cable being tested with a USB power tester and shows the results whilst connected to my iPhone 7
Testing Image – Image Source – My Helpful Hints (Subject to Copyright)

So, the cable is beautifully engineered to last, but won’t charge your phone equally as an original Apple cable. Anker state on the Amazon listing that their cable will charge your device to the same charging speed of an Apple branded cable. This isn’t true, as you can see above. But it might last longer than the original Apple cable.

Technical Specifications.

  • Brand: Anker
  • Model: iPhone Charger Cable
  • Manufacturer Code: Ak-A8152011
  • Manufacturer Reference: A8152
  • EAN: N/A
  • ASIN: B078NPDRHL
  • Compliance: CE, FCC, MFi Certified

Conclusion.

It’s a mixed review for the Anker iPhone Charger Cable. On one hand is durable but on the other it’s not as good as an original Apple cable. It’s literally has half the power of an original Apple cable. The cable does feel strong and one can only presume the 12,000-bend test to be true, I’m not going to sit here and disprove that claim. I haven’t the time nor energy.

But the one claim of being just as good as an Apple cable I can disprove, it’s not as good. Fact!

If you want the Anker iPhone Charger Cable for yourself, it’s available for purchase only on Amazon. The RRP for this product is £7.99.

Product sample provided by Anker in exchange for a detailed, unbiased review.


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