Anker Nano 30W USB-C Wall Charger review

Anker’s Nano charger gets a new style with the same fast charging

Anker Nano 30W Charger
(Image: © Gareth Bevan / Digital Camera World)

Digital Camera World Verdict

I am torn if I like the design and styling of this new Anker Nano 30W charger, or the existing Anker Nano 511 30W charger more, while both are in a range of fun and colors (yes you can also get it in black), the previous smooth version feels nicer, but the new one has a much better ridged and grippy exterior for pulling out of the wall in a hurry. However, the folding prongs on a plug make it much easier to travel with. While the US and EU versions keep the USB-C port at the back, the UK version has disappointingly moved it to the bottom of the plug, which leads to more fumbling than at the rear of the plug. However, at 30W, this plug still blows most standard phone chargers out of the water for charging speeds. Although there are options for a similar size with more power or ports.


  • +

    Textured exterior makes pulling the plug out much easier

  • +

    Folding prongs are easier to carry

  • +

    30W in compact size

  • +

    Color choices are fun


  • -

    Only one charging port

  • -

    Not much smaller than other more powerful chargers

  • -

    Some phones can charge at more than 30W

  • -

    USB-C port on the bottom (UK Type G version)

Why you can trust Digital Camera World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and services so you can choose the best for you. Find out how we test.

Now that most manufacturers have stopped including a charger in the box, we all need a good option for charging our phones, tablets, and laptops. Ideally, a charger would be as fast as possible as well as being small enough to easily slip into a bag or pocket to carry around as we commute or travel. 

Companies like Anker have worked hard on making chargers both as miniaturized and powerful as possible, all while still trying to make a charger actually look good! This has culminated in the new Anker Nano family of devices, which offer all the latest in Anker charging tech, but now have more colorful and playful designs with a uniform feel.

Swipe to scroll horizontally
Max output:30W
Output socket: 1x USB-C
Input:3-pin UK plug, 100-240V~1.0A, 50-60Hz
Size: 49 x 49 x 32mm / 1.93 × 1.93 × 1.26in
Weight: 47g / 1.66 oz

Thank you for reading 5 articles this month* Join now for unlimited access

Enjoy your first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

*Read 5 free articles per month without a subscription

Join now for unlimited access

Try first month for just £1 / $1 / €1

Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.