1. Still Mostly Harmless's Avatar
    This might be common knowledge but you don't need a USB 3.0 cable to charge your S5. Any micro USB cable will work, just plug it into the right side.
    04-23-2014 07:37 AM
  2. dpham00's Avatar
    Yes this is correct. Just beware that data transfer speeds may be slower in usb 2.0.

    dpham00, Android Central Moderator
    Sent from my Verizon Samsung Galaxy Note 3
    04-23-2014 07:43 AM
  3. Mike2U's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S5 the other day I plugged in a random cable and the phone gave me a message saying to use the original cable if I want to charge ar full speed. It totally explained why sometimes chargibg from a 1 to 2 Amp charger it would take forever.
    09-20-2014 09:11 PM
  4. Tjk230's Avatar
    Edit. Wrong thread
    09-20-2014 11:02 PM
  5. JS_racer's Avatar
    I have a Galaxy S5 the other day I plugged in a random cable and the phone gave me a message saying to use the original cable if I want to charge ar full speed. It totally explained why sometimes chargibg from a 1 to 2 Amp charger it would take forever.
    strange, never seen that. i only use the 3.0 cable to data transfer from my computer, all charging is done on monoprice or old samsung usb cables, and mostly anker chargers, the car and 40w 5 port rock.
    09-21-2014 07:10 AM
  6. AZgl1500's Avatar
    I never worry about it..........


    that is what Qi wireless chargers are for......... and they are "Old School" as to speed.

    Mine charges at 650 mA even though it is using my Samsung 2.1 amp charger module.
    09-21-2014 06:55 PM
  7. Chris Treadwell's Avatar
    OMG, so helpful. I was about to buy all new charging cables. THANK you.
    10-20-2014 11:55 AM
  8. thebigbry's Avatar
    While I just now got an S5 so not sure about it. Be careful about the ANY micro USB.. In my old S4, I wasted both the original and extended battery by using my wife's Kindle charger. I did both because I didn't realize that was the reason. I plugged in original one day and it worked did this a couple times and the battery started getting worse and worse. I realized it was bloated. didn't put the 2 together. It got so bad I ordered an extended battery. after a few months of this amazingly awesome battery. one day it was getting low and the Kindle charger was handy. so i used it. I noticed the phone got real hot. and sure enough the battery life went to crap. Yep it bloated it too.
    12-12-2014 07:54 PM

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