The advantages and disadvantages of USB Type-C

  The advantages and disadvantages of USB Type-C

I write this information about USB type C specifically for those of you who are wondering what is USB Type C ? because in the article below we will discuss in full about the function of USB Type C and its advantages and disadvantages in daily use.

But along with the development of technology, some smartphones are now using USB Type C such as Asus Zenfone 3, Xiaomi Mi 4c, One Plus 2 and others.

The advantages and disadvantages of USB type C USB Type C has several advantages such as a slimmer shape so that it can be used for smartphones that have a thin body, faster data transfer and others.

USB type C also has its drawbacks, so below we will explain in full the advantages and disadvantagesm of USB type C / USB 3.1 complete.

Advantages of USB Type C.

1. Slim Design and anti overturn

The form of USB Type C is thinner/mini than the previous USB series, so it's not surprising that the majority of smartphones with thin bodies use this USB Type C port.

Not only thin, USB Type-C also has the same shape and size on the top and bottom and has no obstructions so you will find it easier to insert a USB without worrying about it tipping over.

This is very different when compared to USB 2.0 which has unequal top and bottom sides and has a barrier so that the USB will not enter if its position is reversed.

2. Can charge the battery faster

USB Type Chas a faster charging speed on smartphones when compared to USB 2.0 which is mostly used on Android smartphones.

Charging Batery on smartphone that use USB 2.0 are currently capable of transferring power up to 2.5 volts at a current of 1.8 amperes, so the time needed to charge in the range of 2 to 3 hours if not equipped with fast charging technology.

While smartphones that already use USB Type C can transfer electrical power up to 20 volts at a current of 5 amperes, so the time needed to charge is in the range of 1.5 hours, and even then it is not equipped with fast charging.

If it is equipped with fast charging technology, it will most likely be faster charging.

Note: battery capacity also affects charging speed.

3. Can Transfer Data Faster

USB Type-C comes with the latest technology design that is able to transfer data faster than the previous USB series, for example USB 2.0 which is generally used on almost all Android smartphones today, has data transfer speeds of up to 480 Mb/s.

While USB type-c is capable of transferring data 20 times faster than USB 2.0 with a maximum speed of up to 10 Gb / sec.

it should be noted, USB Type C will have maximum data transfer speed if both devices are already using USB Type-c, but if one of the devices is still using the USB serial below, don't expect it to work optimally.

4. Capable of Displaying High Resolution images to tv/projector

This USB Type-c port is also capable of displaying sound or images to a projector or television up to 4K high resolution. but still requires an additional connector tool to connect to a TV or Projector via the HDMI port, display port, DVI and VGA.

Of course, this feature will be very helpful if you often do presentations or teach using a projector.

5. Unplug up to tens of thousands of times

USB Type-C is not only sophisticated but also has excellent durability, the news is that USB Type-C can be removed and plugged in up to 10 thousand times. so you don't have to worry about getting damaged quickly if you often charge the battery or transfer data from a laptop/PC. When compared with standard USB, of course, it is very different, standard USB can only be unplugged and plugged in up to 1,500 times, after exceeding this limit, it is likely that USB Standard will be damaged or its performance will decrease.

Disadvantages of USB Type C

Every man-made product must have advantages and disadvantages, this is not spared by the USB C series which has several advanced features but there are also drawbacks, here is a full explanation.

1. OS Support Still Limited

For now, if a smartphone wants to use USB type C features to the fullest, the operating system on the smartphone must be coded first so that the advanced features on USB C can work optimally.

Currently, the Android operating system that supports USB Type-C is Android Marsmallow, so it's useless if your smartphone uses USB Type C but the operating system doesn't support it, for example, you still use the Android Lollipop OS or an Android version below.

2. Need Additional Connector

If your smartphone is already using USB Type C but your laptop is still using USB A series then you will need an additional connector to be able to connect and transfer data.

3. Danger for forgetfulness

Usb Type C is dangerous for the forgetful? Yes, it's true that if you are a forgetful person, you can be sure that you will find it difficult.

For example, if you have a Smartphone with USB Type-C you go traveling and you forget to bring a charger, then you can be sure that your smartphone will run out of power. the article is that smartphones with USB C have a different USB port from the others.

The solution, if you want to travel, make sure you don't forget the charger and it will be even better if your friend has a smartphone with USB Type C.

It should be noted, the disadvantages of USB Type C above are only the opinion of the admin, you can agree or not. if you have other opinions about this USB series, please write in the comments column below.

After reading the advantages and disadvantages of USB Type C/USB C, I'm sure you won't be confused later if there is a future smartphone/laptop USB port or cable that isn't the same as the others, hopefully it's useful .

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