1. whitenoise013's Avatar
    Hi guys,
    Well I lost my nexus 5 micro USB cable but I still have the wall adaptor. I've read a lot of articles that state that using a 3rd party cable/charger can do bad for the phone.
    Does it make a difference to use to a 3rd party cable (I have a Samsung USB cable) with my nexus charger? Or is there any way I can get a nexus USB cable? I couldn't find them in amazon.

    Also does the charging speed has anything to do with the USB cable? (USB 3.0 , USB 2.0 difference perhaps? ) I don't know if its just what I felt but I think the phone charged a bit slower with my Samsung USB cable.

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    04-14-2014 12:05 AM
  2. B. Diddy's Avatar
    Welcome to Android Central! Any microUSB cable should be fine for charging. They can't really cause damage.
    04-14-2014 12:50 AM
  3. Golfdriver97's Avatar
    04-14-2014 12:55 AM
  4. Ed Briggs's Avatar
    Unless you're buying a cut-rate chinese cable, any micro usb cable should work fine. But even most cheap ones should work ok.
    04-15-2014 02:32 PM
  5. whitenoise013's Avatar
    Thanks for your replies guys! Such a good feeling to be part of this community. Thank you once again!

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    04-19-2014 01:23 AM
  6. Andy_Bell's Avatar
    tock
    Hi guys,
    Well I lost my nexus 5 micro USB cable but I still have the wall adaptor. I've read a lot of articles that state that using a 3rd party cable/charger can do bad for the phone.
    Does it make a difference to use to a 3rd party cable (I have a Samsung USB cable) with my nexus charger? Or is there any way I can get a nexus USB cable? I couldn't find them in amazon.

    Also does the charging speed has anything to do with the USB cable? (USB 3.0 , USB 2.0 difference perhaps? ) I don't know if its just what I felt but I think the phone charged a bit slower with my Samsung USB cable.

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    Hi - I bought a spare cheapo micro usb cable from Amazon and it was MUCH MUCH slower thean the cable I got with the 'phone. Literally hours to recharge from "flat" compared to a couple of hours with stock cable
    04-20-2014 04:35 AM

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