5 Best Charging Cords For Android Phones

Charging cords aren’t easy to come by. Sure, there are tons of them flooding the market; however, many of these are Chinese-made cables that don’t meet current USB standards. That means that you’re getting a cable that either isn’t going to last long, or is going to have some serious charging problems down the road. That’s why you need to make sure that you’re getting something that was made with quality. Not only that, but you need to make sure that you’re getting the correct charging cord for your phone — USB charging is changing, where we’ve finally moved away from the archaic micro-USB technology to USB-C.

ProductBrandNamePrice
BelkinBELKIN F2CU029bt1M-BLK 3.1 USB-A to USB-C Cable, 3ftBuy on Amazon|$19.98(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)
AUKEYAUKEY USB C Cable 3.3ft Braided [3 Pack] USB 3.0 Type C Cable Fast ChargeBuy on Amazon|$13.99(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)
VolutzUSB C Cable/Type C to USB Fast Charging Cords (5-Pack; 10ft+6.5ft+2x3.3ft+1ft)Buy on Amazon|$18.98(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)
AnkerAnker USB Type C Cable, PowerLine USB C to USB 3.0 Cable (3ft)Buy on Amazon|$7.99(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)
mophiemophie 2 Meter PRO Cable - USB 2.0 USB-A to USB-C CableBuy on Amazon|$29.95(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)

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Basically, these new cables and phone ports have the ability to charge your phone faster, but with even less power. And, you’ll find that you can plug your phone in with the charger at any angle, because it’s the same shape all the way around, and so you couldn’t plug it in upside down if you tried. Generally, USB-C is better constructed as well.

Even with this new change in USB technology, no brand is created equal. You want to make sure that you’re getting a brand that builds their cables to last. Follow along below, and we’ll show you some of the top choices today.

Belkin

Coming up as our number one choice on our countdown is the Belkin USB-C cables. A trusted and tried brand for all sorts of consumer electronics, this option from Belkin will juice up your USB-C enabled phone in a jiffy. Belkin’s cable sits at around $30, but you can regularly find it on Amazon for lower price points.

There are some cons to the cable, with the cord coming in at a meager 3 ft. in length. That’s not very long at all; however, it works with all USB Type C devices, such as with the newer Chromebook Pixels and even the new MacBook computers. The data transfer rate is probably the most impressive part, coming in at a whole 10Gbps.

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Aukey 3 Pack

Aukey comes up as second on our list, and is another popular brand as far as consumer electronic accessories go. They make power products of all sorts, and do really well with their USB-C cables as well. There are a whole three cords in this set, which is hard to beat at just $13. On the downside, each cable is only a meager 3.3 ft, which is about enough length to move from the outlet to the phone.

Aukey’s cords have a data transfer rate of 5Gbps — that’s less than what Belkin offers, but can still move files around in a jiffy. If you’re replacing your old micro-USB cables, this is probably one of the most economical ways to go.

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Volutz

Volutz offers a fairly unique package as well. Inside this package, you actually get five different cables in a variety of colors and sizes. It comes with a 10 ft. cord, a 6.5 ft cord, two 3.3 ft cords, and a 1 ft. cord. So, plenty of different sizes, and if you’re like me and typically cannot keep track of one cord, you still have quick access to four others.

Data transfer speeds are the worst in this one, coming in at a meager 480mbps. There’s some good durability in these cords as well, with the cords themselves are designed with nylon in a way to ensure longevity. If you’re familiar with going through cords like water, then this may be a great option to choose from, since they’re built to last.

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Anker

Anker has some excellent USB-C cords as well. There’s only one in the package, but they allow you to choose from a variety of sizes — 3 ft, 6 ft, or even 10 ft. And, if for some reason your cord happens to be faulty or just breaks, it comes with a hassle-free lifetime warranty.

The transfer speed with these cords by Anker is 5Gbps. The cord is made of reinforced aramid fiber for durability against the wear and tear of everyday life. The Anker cord is also extremely cheap, coming in at a measly $7, which means little to no risk, even though we love the quality of these.

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Mophie

Mophie’s cables are up next. Mophie has the most expensive option on this list, as it comes in at about $25 for just the one. While it is high-performance and we highly recommend it for charging any USB-C enabled Android phone, the main thing that the Mophie offers is durability. If you travel a lot and find that there’s a lot of wear and tear on your typical cords, this is a great option. It even comes with a lifetime warranty so that you have protection against defects.

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Verdict

These are all great charging cords for Android phones. Any one of these will be able to juice up your device in a jiffy. The Volutz provides the most value for money, though the data transfer rates just aren’t very good. Easily the best on this list is our option from Mophie, which will last you for years to come.

ProductBrandNamePrice
BelkinBELKIN F2CU029bt1M-BLK 3.1 USB-A to USB-C Cable, 3ftBuy on Amazon|$19.98(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)
AUKEYAUKEY USB C Cable 3.3ft Braided [3 Pack] USB 3.0 Type C Cable Fast ChargeBuy on Amazon|$13.99(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)
VolutzUSB C Cable/Type C to USB Fast Charging Cords (5-Pack; 10ft+6.5ft+2x3.3ft+1ft)Buy on Amazon|$18.98(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)
AnkerAnker USB Type C Cable, PowerLine USB C to USB 3.0 Cable (3ft)Buy on Amazon|$7.99(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)
mophiemophie 2 Meter PRO Cable - USB 2.0 USB-A to USB-C CableBuy on Amazon|$29.95(Price as of 02/16/2019 18:30 ET)

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