What is USB-C? USB Types Explained

September 10, 2019 1 Comment

What is USB-C? USB Types Explained

Getting confused about the different chargers and charging cables with different USB types? Here we can explain it simply for you. Read before you choose the right chargers & cables for your phone.

USB Types:

Based on the physical design of the plugs and ports the main three different types of the USB cable are:

USB Type-A

USB Type B

USB Type C

You can easily distinguish them by their appearance. The most common USB type we could find on our phone cable is USB Type-A, Micro USB, USB Type-C, Lightning(iPhone).

common USB types on phone chargers and phone cables

When we describe the cable, we always said it's a C to C cable, C to lightning cable, etc., it indicates the USB types of the cable, one for the charger port, another for your phone port. Usually, if it's a Type-A to Type-C cable, we call it USB-C cable.

For more USB types for PDAs, digital cameras and other devices, please read: Guide to USB CablesYou might be very familiar with USB Type-A connector, the most common design on your phone charger. 

What is USB C

USB Type C, also known as USB-C, is the emerging standard for charging and transferring data. Right now, it’s included in devices like the newest laptops, phones, and tablets and—given time—it’ll spread to pretty much everything that currently uses the older, larger USB connector.

Why USB C is the future?

In comparison with the old Type-A, micro B, micro A connector, the most obvious advantage of USB C is that you can easily plugin because it's reversible, just like Apple's lightning connector. And the plug can be inserted on either end and it will work. Besides, it's small and can support various new USB standard like USB 3.1 and USB power delivery (USB PD), which means you can charge and sync on a higher speed. So more and more phone & laptop manufacturer use their USB-C ports as their charging ports including Apple, Google, Samsung, etc.

Does my phone use type c?

You can tell if your phone use type C for charging by observing your phone interface. Still confused? Here is a list that we collect to show you some type c phones:

Samsung

Samsung Galaxy A50, Samsung Galaxy A70, Samsung Galaxy A30, Samsung Galaxy A20

Samsung Galaxy M30, Samsung Galaxy M20, Samsung Galaxy M40

Samsung Galaxy S10, S10 Plus, and the S10 5G, Samsung Galaxy S10E, Samsung Galaxy A80, Samsung Galaxy A60

Google Pixel

Google Pixel 3A XL and Pixel 3A

Motorola

Motorola Moto G7, G7 Power and G7 Play
Motorola Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Force Droid

OnePlus

OnePlus 7 Pro

LG

LG G8 ThinQ
LG V20

Xiaomi

Xiaomi Redmi Note 7 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7, Xiaomi Redmi Note 7S, Xiaomi Redmi K20 Pro, Xiaomi Redmi K20, Poco F1, Xiaomi Mi A2, Poco F2, Xiaomi Mi 8 Pro, Xiaomi Black Shark 2, Xiaomi Mi A3, Poco F1 128GB

Huawei

Huawei P30 and P30 Pro
Huawei Mate 9
Huawei Honor 5X Unlocked Smartphone, 16GB Dark Grey (US Warranty)
Huawei Honor 8 Unlocked Smartphone 32 GB Midnight Black- (US Warranty)

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