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  1. red.foxx15's Avatar
    Friend of mine showed me how he could use both usb 2 and 3 to charge his note 3. Lots of jealousy from me

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    09-04-2014 02:45 AM
  2. I Can Be Your Hero's Avatar
    Friend of mine showed me how he could use both usb 2 and 3 to charge his note 3. Lots of jealousy from me

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    USB 3.0 is backwards compatible with USB 2.0

    I agree, it is unfortunate that they've gone to USB 2.0, especially considering they had USB 3.0 in the previous model, but that's the decision they made. I'm guessing it was a financial decision and they didn't want to pay, or couldn't source enough USB 3.0 parts for the device.

    I don't believe that 'people weren't using the USB 3.0' explanation - if that were the case, then there would be a bunch of features that would be cut out of Samsung phones due to minimal use from consumers.
    09-04-2014 02:56 AM
  3. kinglunatic87's Avatar
    I'm very disappointed on the decision to go back to 2.0. I hope there will be a version with 3.0. In my time with my note 3. The perks to 3.0 are
    1. Faster charging. (after using 3.0, using 2.0 on my note 3 is like watching paint dry. Someone just kill me already lol
    2. More durable.. I haven't had a single problem from my 3.0 charger. I have 20+ 2.0 chargers that all suck and half work.
    3. Transfer speeds... If u move video, pics and music from phone to laptop, PC or tablet.. 3.0 does it in 1/2 the time 2.0 does. I would let mt device fill up, before moving my media to drobbox knowing that 3.0 would move it all in 15 minutes.. I'm talking 15+ gigs people
    How I'll miss u 3.0

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    09-04-2014 03:44 AM
  4. shanghaichica's Avatar
    On my note 3 I noticed that the charging wasn't any faster whether I use 3.0 or 2.0. On my S5 I don't even bother with 3.0, I've got a 3.0 cable but I just use the 2.0 provided. This isn't really a big deal for me.

    Posted from my S5
    09-04-2014 04:37 AM
  5. Slashyou's Avatar
    The Galaxy Note 3 is the only product that used the USB 3.0. Every device i have is USB 2.0, so I could care less. It was a pain when i had to charge my Note 10.1 2014 edition and my Note 3 with different cable. Plus samsung put USB 3.0 on Note 3 because they said faster charging. Note 4 comes with "50% battery in 30 Min" fast charge
    Well s5 had it too.
    09-04-2014 11:21 AM
  6. anon(27512)'s Avatar
    I'm glad it's back to usb 2. I ain't have to carry around three different cables now.
    09-04-2014 01:26 PM
  7. monsieurms's Avatar
    But no reason to downgrade ... Backward compatible
    That's what I thought. the video I watched said they deliberately got rid of USB 3.0 because of compatibility issues. I frankly don't understand what the fuss is. It's backward compatible.
    09-04-2014 07:50 PM
  8. Closingracer's Avatar
    I'm glad it's back to usb 2. I ain't have to carry around three different cables now.
    You do realize you can use a USB 2.0 cable with the note 3 right?
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    09-04-2014 08:02 PM
  9. stevemustang's Avatar
    What's good about usb 3.0 is you can use a 2.0 charger for charging, the 2.0 you cant use the usb 3.0....and I compared the charging time between them and 3.0 is alot faster using wall charger

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    monsieurms and fasnic like this.
    09-04-2014 11:19 PM
  10. MilnerR's Avatar
    You could charge them both with the same cable though....

    I very rarely use the USB3.0 cable to charge my Note3 I just whatever micro USB charger is knocking about. I have used the USB 3.0 charger for data transfer and it is much much better.
    09-05-2014 06:22 AM
  11. Raptor007's Avatar
    Perhaps they could not achieve the rapid power charging feature with a USB 3.0 cable and felt that would be a bigger draw for us which it can be, if I wasn't planning having a second battery for immediate swap unlike the iphone wall huggers.
    09-08-2014 09:43 PM
  12. fasnic's Avatar
    To bad they didn't have a nice reversible charging connector. I hate trying to line up the USB 3.0
    You do know you can put in a normal USB 2 Micro USB adapter into the one side and it charges and sends data...
    09-10-2014 03:10 PM
  13. ryanr509's Avatar
    You do know you can put in a normal USB 2 Micro USB adapter into the one side and it charges and sends data...
    Wow really!? I never would have guessed...
    09-10-2014 08:41 PM
  14. FBA's Avatar
    What's good about usb 3.0 is you can use a 2.0 charger for charging, the 2.0 you cant use the usb 3.0....and I compared the charging time between them and 3.0 is alot faster using wall charger

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    Nope. It has nothing to do with USB 3,0. It has to do with the charging capacity of the wall charger. There is no such thing as a USB 3.0 wall charger.

    A 2.1 amp wall charger will charge the Note 3 from 0-100 in just over 2 hours...

    A 1 amp wall charger will charge the Note 3 from 0-100 in just under 4 hours...

    USB 3.0 is designed for faster data transfer and faster charging via PC's equipped with USB 3.0 ports...up to 900ma IIRC. It has NOTHING to do with car or wall chargers.

    ANY WALL OR CAR charger can use a USB 3.0 cable...no matter when they were made.
    Bizzle69 and Android Mafia like this.
    09-13-2014 12:02 AM
  15. mikehcox's Avatar
    I recently purchased a Kindle Fire HDX with a micro-USB 2.0 wall charger from Amazon. When I plugged my SG3 into the Kindle charger, charge times went from overnight to 2-3 hours. So quick charging doesn't require USB 3.0.

    But I do want USB 3.0 for data transfer speeds, so if Samsung downgraded the Note 4 to USB 2.0 to increase their profit margins, it may have backfired because I'm going to get the SG5 for the USB 3.0 and IP67 protection (although I'd love to have the bigger screen, faster processor and 3GB of RAM of the Note 4).

    Maybe Samsung should come out with an SG6 with the above Note 4 features and lose the stylus to save space if that was their reasoning for dropping USB 3.0.
    10-19-2014 01:49 AM
  16. Android Mafia's Avatar
    I think they did it because of the upcoming type C USB coming out which will be backwards compatible with 2.0. Either way I am glad. The 3.0 connector was very fragile and unreliable. I went through 3 note 3's. I just stopped using the 3.0 cable after the third one. I'm glad they changed it back.

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    10-19-2014 08:18 AM
  17. Android Mafia's Avatar
    Charging time is fast if not faster than the Note 3. (From having both). My experience is that it is the complete opposite of durable. I have had 3 note 3's replaced because this hallowed 3.0 connector. In my opinion good riddance. Only drawback I see is the data transfer. Again this is my experience.

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    10-19-2014 08:22 AM
  18. Android Mafia's Avatar
    No its not. Please stop lying. I had the Note 3 and received my note 4 last week early. My note 4 and note 3 charged at the same rate.

    Posted via the Android Central App
    10-19-2014 08:24 AM
  19. Closingracer's Avatar
    I recently purchased a Kindle Fire HDX with a micro-USB 2.0 wall charger from Amazon. When I plugged my SG3 into the Kindle charger, charge times went from overnight to 2-3 hours. So quick charging doesn't require USB 3.0.

    But I do want USB 3.0 for data transfer speeds, so if Samsung downgraded the Note 4 to USB 2.0 to increase their profit margins, it may have backfired because I'm going to get the SG5 for the USB 3.0 and IP67 protection (although I'd love to have the bigger screen, faster processor and 3GB of RAM of the Note 4).

    Maybe Samsung should come out with an SG6 with the above Note 4 features and lose the stylus to save space if that was their reasoning for dropping USB 3.0.
    They have already said nobody used it*


    *not enough people to put it in the note 4

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    10-19-2014 08:29 AM
  20. Nakrohtap's Avatar
    But I do want USB 3.0 for data transfer speeds, so if Samsung downgraded the Note 4 to USB 2.0 to increase their profit margins, it may have backfired because I'm going to get the SG5 for the USB 3.0 and IP67 protection (although I'd love to have the bigger screen, faster processor and 3GB of RAM of the Note 4).

    Maybe Samsung should come out with an SG6 with the above Note 4 features and lose the stylus to save space if that was their reasoning for dropping USB 3.0.
    I don't think Samsung will be that upset if you went and bought another one of their products.
    I also don't think it will affect sales since this is not a main selling point, IMO.
    I didn't think twice about this change when making my decision. However, others may need water and dust protection and/or USB 3.0.

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    10-19-2014 08:31 AM
  21. dpham00's Avatar
    No its not. Please stop lying. I had the Note 3 and received my note 4 last week early. My note 4 and note 3 charged at the same rate.

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    With adaptive charging the note would charge substantially faster with charger and cable that came with the phone


    Sent from my iPhone 6 Plus
    10-19-2014 10:02 AM
  22. Closingracer's Avatar
    I don't think Samsung will be that upset if you went and bought another one of their products.
    I also don't think it will affect sales since this is not a main selling point, IMO.
    I didn't think twice about this change when making my decision. However, others may need water and dust protection and/or USB 3.0.

    Sent from my SM-N900V using Tapatalk
    And this is still a niche product. Samsung still probably sells more galaxy S phones then they do of note phones.

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    10-19-2014 10:11 AM
  23. sfrsteel's Avatar
    They abandoned usb3 on the N4

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    10-19-2014 06:06 PM
  24. boufa's Avatar
    They abandoned usb3 on the N4

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    The industry is abandoning USB 3... it isn't cathcing on in the mainstream. There are far too many people who don't know about the backward compatibility... .and the new reversible cord (USB 3.1?) is very nearly ready to be standardized. I would expect that to be the next wave of connectors.
    10-19-2014 06:37 PM
  25. TiS85's Avatar
    Samsung favored a rapid battery charging ability of USB 2.0 over a faster data transfer rate of USB 3.0.

    Samsung's preference and I do not object! Rapid charging is really quick.
    03-02-2015 04:22 PM
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