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[Discussion] 5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Use Fake Mi USB Cables

2020-01-02 07:08:59
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Hello, Mi Fans,

True, it's been just a week since we celebrated New Year whole-heartedly but the party doesn't stop here and goes for the entire month of January. And there are various other occasions when we need to run in a hurry. In the meantime, we forget to charge our smartphone or need to transfer important files and images using a USB cable. This is where the real problem starts. Do you know that a fake Mi USB cable can have a lot more disadvantages than you think? Let's discuss why we should use the original Mi USB Cable 120cm.

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Mi USB Cable 120cm

What happens when we use a fake Mi USB cable?

  • Damage to smartphone battery: Using a fake Mi USB cable can damage the phone’s battery as there is no protection and fast charging capability.

  • Longer charging time than usual: Fake USB cables don’t have any fast-charging capability, hence, it takes a longer time to charge the device.

  • Reduced phone life: Keeping the device on charge for a long time using fake Mi USB cable can also minimize the phone’s life.

  • Shorter battery life: Charging the phone abruptly using a fake USB cable can also result in a shorter battery time span.

  • No fast charge with fake cable: Although some other fake USB cables mention that they have fast charging capability with 2A or even 3A, but the reality is they don’t provide any faster charging.

  • Juice-jacking attack: Juice jacking is a type of cyber attack involving a charging port that doubles as a data connection, typically over fake USB. This often involves either installing malware or surreptitiously copying sensitive data from a smartphone, tablet, or other computer devices.

Why buy original Mi USB Cable 120cm?

  • Mi USB Cable comes with 2A fast charging: The Mi USB cable supports fast-charging up to 2A. You can just plug it with a charger/USB and enjoy fast charging.

  • Fast data transfer: With the Mi USB Cable 120cm, you can transfer data with speeds of up to 480 Mbps.

  • Sturdy and durable: The new cable comes with classic round design with stronger joints which makes the cable sturdy and long-lasting.

  • Xiaomi charger comes with multi-level protection and fast charging capability

How to differentiate the original Mi USB Cable and fake ones?

So this was the quick comparison on using fake USB data cables vs Real Mi USB cable. I hope this article helps you choose the right USB data cable and differentiate it with the fake ones. After all, replacing a fake Mi USB Cable is way cheaper than getting a new phone.

2020-01-02 07:08:59
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Pro Bunny

RJ Cheman | from Redmi Note 8 Pro


Yes... Original is Great.. Don't use Fake ..go on Store or purchase Original Mi Cables only
2020-01-07 02:53:49

Master Bunny

5237667766 | from Redmi 8A


Can you provide the science behind these reasons? How a cable can damage the battery?  How can a cable reduce the phone life? This is some business tactics to increase the product sale. Xiaomi didn't even provide cables with new adaptors. What a selling technique? They should be ashamed of themselves.
2020-01-07 02:58:42

Pro Bunny

1722639305kumar | from Redmi Note 4


Yes it's true.
2020-01-07 03:04:28

Master Bunny

PRASAD89 | from app


yes,I agree with you.. original is original..
2020-01-07 03:05:52

Super Moderator

Naman Mishra | from Redmi Note 7 Pro


I always prefer getting Cables & chargers from
2020-01-07 03:11:17

Master Bunny

Mokim | from Redmi 4


it's true..
2020-01-07 03:16:53

Advanced Bunny

L.H.S. | from Mi A3


2020-01-07 03:24:55

Advanced Bunny

5243457545 Majj | from Redmi 7


True. Don't buy cheap cables.
2020-01-07 03:31:29

Master Bunny

rajenkondaveeti | from Redmi 4


Yes that's true. Thanks
2020-01-07 03:32:10

Advanced Bunny

L.H.S. | from Mi A3


2020-01-07 03:34:33
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