Prospective smartphone buyers usually ask, “This phone has been used Type-C or not?”. What is meant is none other than the type of USB connector of the device in question. Now, almost all flagship phones and some intermediate models have adopted USB Type-C connectors, although some are still using older micro USB connectors.
These two connectors are of different shapes. USB type-C is easier to use because of its symmetrical shape and can be plugged back and forth. Unlike the case with micro USB which must be plugged in according to the orientation. Micro USB and USB type-C are not only different from the case.
Besides that, what else is the difference between the two? Different designs, different ways to step on First, let’s peel in more depth about the different physical designs of the two types of connectors. The design side is indeed the most visible difference. The USB Type-C connector is oval with symmetrical sides.
With such a shape, USB Type-C has reversible properties. That is, users can easily flip the head of the USB Type-C cable if you want to insert it into the smartphone connector hole .
On the other hand, unlike USB Type-C, the micro USB connector looks like a trapezoidal plane.
This form causes the micro-USB is not as friendly as USB Type-C in the plug. Because, users must adjust the head of the micro-USB cable with the connector hole in the cellphone when wanting to charge the smartphone. Different standards, different speeds Micro-USB and USB Type-C connectors both operate with USB (Universal Serial Bus) technology, but the standard version and speed are different.
Well, USB technology itself comes in several versions, along with various data transfer rates. This version and speed of USB consists of USB 1.1 (12 Mbps), USB 2.0 (480 Mbps), USB 3.0 (5 Gbps), up to USB 3.1 Gen 1 (5 Gbps) and Gen 2 (10 Gbps), as we summarized from TrippLite.
The micro USB model actually supports USB technology up to version 3.0, but most of the smartphones that adopt it only rely on micro USB version 2.0. The USB Type-C model itself supports USB technology up to version 3.1 Gen 2 which is twice as fast as USB version 3.0.
The difference in electrical power In the power output sector, micro USB has a maximum power output of 5V and 1.5A. While the USB Type-C maximum output power of 20V and 5A. The difference in the capacity of electric distribution is certainly a direct impact on the speed of charging devices through the charger and cable. USB Type-C is able to channel more power, and therefore is able to charge batteries more quickly as well, besides being more compatible with modern fast-charging standards.