USB ports and connectors are very vital to our Smartphones. This is because USB (Universal Serial Bus) is a very popular connection for charging, connecting to computers or even as earphone connection- in the case of Type-C ports.
The connection of devices might have been made easy by wireless means, but connection over cables isn’t going away just yet. It is also important to state that these cables supply electric power across it to devices. Wireless charging is gradually gaining popularity, but the works of a USB cable and its ports cannot be neglected.
There are different types of USB ports;
- The Type A connector or USB-A
- Type B connector or USB-B
- USB-C or Type-C
- Lightning Cable
In the past years, a micro-USB port led the rankings in importance due to it being the standard and capable of charging phones and transferring files. However, Type-C port came into light and is now the new standard.
USB Type-C is more efficient, faster and flappable. The Micro-USB port demands you put your device in a precise/fixed way, unlike the Type-C which disproves that. In essence, you do not have to worry if you are connecting your charger right/wrong since both sides are shaped the same. You can flip it, anyhow you connect it, is right.
While micro-USB is not yet obsolete, the Type-C is already popularly known to be the new standard. Most recent phones produced have already taken the shift in providing the standard rather than the Micro-USB ports. So should you buy phones with Micro-USB port in 2020? Is there any significant difference in such phones?
Daily gears and devices in Europe have done a magnificent shift in USB ports to Type-C. This can be disturbing if you still use devices with a micro-USB. It comes with the feeling of outdated.
Everything has really gone Type-C, even earphones, and almost all Android phone companies are adopting this new standard. Even Apple has an input for Type-C on their Macs and iPad Pro lineup, and are ‘rumoured’ to release their upcoming iPhones with such ports too.
New EU regulations are making it a requirement for all devices to possess a single, standard port. With that, the Type C ports will have an edge and will be the one standard. This is because Type-C port is one port for everything. It connects Ethernet, HDMI, eGPUs and anything. You simply can do a lot more with the ports than a micro-USB.
With faster charging and a better speed than the Micro-USB, these are top reasons why gadgets or devices are taking the shift to the Type-C port. And you might be left behind if you don’t follow the trend or rather get accustomed to the new normal.
The only reason manufacturers still produce phones with micro-USB are due to the fact that it is cheap, reducing cost for the total production. Should this be a reason to remain outdated? It shouldn’t be so, but it happens, especially for the production of mid-range smartphones.
Imagine having to quickly run out of your house for a picnic or just a simple day out with friends. It is a new deal to possess one cable capable of transferring and charging all your devices. That’s what Micro-USB can’t offer in comparison to the Type-C. With a device, smartphone or gadget still using a Micro-USB, carrying multiple cables is your only choice. In fact in recent times it is seen as WEIRD.
With most to nearly every gadget, smartphones shifting to Type C port, buying a smartphone you are likely to use for the next two years that possess a micro-USB would be just not right. It may not be wrong either, but it is 2020. The advancement in technology is rapid and you do not want to be left behind.