Row of AA batteries.
Product review
November 2021

Disposable AA batteries

We tested 15 models of 1.5V disposable AA batteries to see which lasted longest.

November 2021

Anko

Alkaline

Price
Prices are what we paid per battery.
Score
54

The Anko Alkaline battery is inexpensive. But it's the worst overall performer of the alkaline batteries in our tests, suited only to low and moderate-drain devices such as torches, gaming controllers, radios and TV remotes. It also has a poor shelf life.

Test results

  • 71
    Performance (low-drain)
  • 38
    Performance (high-drain)
  • 67
    Energy (low-drain)
  • 35
    Energy (high-drain)

Good points

  • Good low-drain performance.
  • Good low-drain endurance.
  • Inexpensive.

Bad points

  • Poor high-drain performance.
  • Poor high-drain endurance.
  • Poor high-drain energy.
  • Poor shelf life.

Model

  • Price ($)

    $0.56

  • Type

    Alkaline

Specifications

  • Time to fully discharge (low-drain) (hrs:mins)

    53:43

  • Time to fully discharge (high-drain) (hrs:mins)

    2:29

  • Expected shelf life

    4 years

More info

  • Availability

    Exclusive to Kmart.

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