Apple MagSafe Battery vs. Anker Magnetic Battery Pack. Before we look at the key features, one thing to keep in mind is that only Apple’s battery is MagSafe certified.
The other options are MagSafe compatible, though. I’ve never had a problem with it in charging from the non-Apple ones.
Pricing is one of the most important factors to consider when purchasing a MagSafe battery pack. The Charge Fast and the Anker variants are both around $50. The price of Apple’s MagSafe battery is $99, so that’s a good reason to explore elsewhere right away.
Integration with iOS
The iPhone integration is the second factor to consider. There is a widget on the Apple MagSafe battery that shows the battery’s current charge. None of the third-party options can provide it, for obvious reasons. Is that extra $50 worth it for that feature? In my perspective, it is difficult to justify.
The capacity of Apple’s MagSafe battery is where the issues arise. The Apple MagSafe battery has a capacity of 11.13Wh, while the Anker variant has a capacity of 18.5Wh. So, for twice the price, you’re receiving a battery with far less capacity.
In terms of physical dimensions, both battery packs are compatible. Both the iPhone 12 mini and the iPhone 12 Pro Max will fit in them. The underside of Apple’s battery case is slightly softer than Anker’s, but you won’t feel the difference if you’re wearing a case.