Best Micro USB Cables in the UK

Review & Comparison, Last Update May 29, 2020
The beauty about Micro USB cables is that besides charging electronics and gadgets they can also give you some extra length when connecting additional peripherals and accessories. Sounds nice? Then pick one of the cables from the list below that we've thoroughly reviewed for you. ...Read more ...Read less
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OUR VERDICT
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PROS

The aluminium alloy shell will be dissipating heat, preventing the cables and the connected gadgets from overheating. The same shell allows these cables to support no less than 5 kilogrammes without breaking. The 56kΩ resistors stabilise voltage, making sure that power surges do not fry the connected gadget. 

CONS

The USB Type-A connectors are stiff initially. 

OUR VERDICT

The AINOPE Micro USB Cable Kit is packing the toughest, most rugged cables. Thanks to the SR-joint construction, these cables will not be tearing and breaking off. The Smart IC chip will be able to automatically identify the device that you have connected and adjust the current based on its needs.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x charging cables (2 metres each)

Connectors

USB-A (male) to Micro USB (male)

Max Current

3 amps (support QC 3.0 technology)

Max Data Throughput

480 Mbps

Extras

Aluminium alloy shell, 56kΩ resistors, flexible cord with nylon braiding (12000+ bends tested)

Warranty

1 year

PROS
The anti-twisting and also anti-cracking cords will allow you to store these cables without untangling them every time you want to use them. Made from TPE and featuring nylon braiding, the cords have endured 15,000+ bends during testing, making sure that these cables last. 
CONS

The connectors do not work with some massive phone cases. 

OUR VERDICT

The Gritin Micro USB Cable Kit includes 3 cables. The 1-metre cable will accommodate power banks, the 1.5-metre cable will be comfortable to use in a car, and the 2-metre cable will allow you to connect smartphones with laptops without forcing you to put these two devices too close to each other, cluttering up the workspace.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

3 x charging cables (1, 1.5, and 2 metres)

Connectors

USB-A (male) to Micro USB (male)

Max Current

2.4 amps

Max Data Throughput

480 Mbps

Extras

Aluminium alloy shell, flexible cord with nylon braiding (15000+ bends tested)

Warranty

Limited lifetime

PROS

The aluminium alloy shell, including the reinforced joints and the cords' high thread count, make the cables resistant against abrasion, tangling, twisting, and premature ageing. Yet, the shell is thin enough to connect phones with bulky cases without removing these cases. 

CONS

The actual throughput is lower than advertised. 

OUR VERDICT

Where Micro USB cables are concerned, the wheel has been invented, bringing anything new to the table is unnecessary. On that note, the Aione Micro USB Cable Kit is what you need, provided what you need is connecting multiple devices with Micro USB interfaces through durable and reliable cables.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

3 x charging cables (2 metres each)

Connectors

USB-A (male) to Micro USB (male)

Max Current

2.4 amps

Max Data Throughput

480 Mbps

Extras

Aluminium alloy shell, flexible cord with nylon braiding (8000+ bends tested)

Warranty

1.5 years

PROS
The cords are resistant against corrosion, enough to store them in humid spaces without excess moisture causing any damage with time. The solid copper wires ensure that the throughput stays consistent and protects the cords from electromagnetic interference. 
CONS

The nylon braiding here is not as tough as its competition. 

OUR VERDICT

The MZBESTCable Micro USB Cable Kit offers excellent cables. Featuring 56kΩ resistors, these cables will be stabilising the voltage, meaning that power surges and outages will not be causing any damage to the connected gadget. Also, the moulded joints and gold-plated contacts allow the cords to dissipate heat.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x charging cables (2 metres each)

Connectors

USB-A (male) to Micro USB (male)

Max Current

2.4 amps

Max Data Throughput

480 Mbps

Extras

Aluminium alloy shell, flexible cord with nylon braiding (7000+ bends tested)

Warranty

1.5 years

PROS

The connectors are not stiff, fitting most Micro USB ports like gloves without becoming loose eventually. Supporting the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology, the cables allow you to recharge devices that also support this tech in a reduced timeframe. 

CONS

The plastic shell is not as durable as aluminium. 

OUR VERDICT

The Yosou Micro USB Cable Kit is not something you should go out of your way to purchase. They're decent, maybe even above-average cables, nothing that beats the more impressive competition yet also not something that is as unreliable as random cables that most stores are offering.

detailed parameters
Kit Contents

2 x charging cables (2 metres each)

Connectors

USB-A (male) to Micro USB (male)

Max Current

2.4 amps

Max Data Throughput

480 Mbps

Extras

Plastic shell, flexible cord with nylon braiding (7000+ bends tested)

Warranty

Limited lifetime

AINOPE Micro USB Cable

No Tangling, No Tearing, No Breaking Off

The AINOPE Micro USB Cable Kit packs the toughest cables. The 3D connectors, made from an aluminium alloy, make sure that these cables do not start breaking off with time. Besides that, the premium aluminium housing also ensures more reliable charging. Meanwhile, the SR-joint design prevents tearing and adds an extra protective layer.

Even though the nylon-braided jackets are quite light and slim, they're guaranteed to survive at least 12,000 bends, so you'll be using these cables for years to come. Underneath these jackets, these cables are hiding flexible cords, minimising tangling and facilitating easy organisation. Still, even counting these advantages, the Smart IC chip takes the cake, automatically identifying the connected device and adjusting the current based on the device's needs.

With shoddy cables, power surges can cause them to fry the connected gadget. With these heavy-duty cables, thanks to the 56kΩ resistors, you can keep multiple devices connected without worrying about anything like that happening.

Now, the USB Type-A male connectors are stiff initially. Setting that aside, the AINOPE Micro USB Cable Kit is not easy to criticise, from the cables' durable and practical construction to the reliable throughput to the max current reaching 3 amps and supporting the Quick Charge 3.0 tech.

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Gritin Micro USB Cable

Three Different Cables

The Gritin Micro USB Cable Kit offers the sleekest-looking cables. Still, as much as we like elegant electronics and accessories, the looks do not sell this product. What sells this product is the toughest nylon braiding, tested to survive 15,000+ bends and 10,000 plugging and unplugging. To put it differently, you can abuse these cables daily and they will still survive at least 5+ years.

The product is also quite affordable, selling 3 cables for less than 7 quid. Between these cables, you're offered a 1-metre one, a 1.5-metre one, and a 2-metre cable. Needless to say, the 1-metre cable is the one that accommodates power banks more than anything else, whereas the 2-metre cable is something that will prove more comfortable when connecting smartphones and laptops.

With these smartphones though, chances are, you'll have to remove the case sometimes because the connectors do not fit some massive phone cases. On the bright side, the anti-cracking and anti-twisting cords will allow you to keep the connection neat without cluttering up the desk.

Bottom line, if you have multiple different devices with Micro USB ports, the Gritin Micro USB Cable Kit will more than give you your money's worth.

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Aione Micro USB Cables

Reinforced Throughout

The Aione Micro USB Cable Kit is the most standard Micro USB cable kit, which's fine, this is not where reinventing the wheel is necessary. Besides, these cables are tough, more than they look anyway.

Adopting nylon braiding, the cables are offering anti-ageing, anti-tangling, and anti-twisting properties, not to mention that they're also abrasion-resistant and protected against moisture. Aside from the high-strength nylon braiding, the cables are featuring reinforced joints and high-thread body, making them almost immune against tension (as much as ~5 kilogrammes), bending (8,000+ times), and swaying.

They feature different paintwork (blue, green, and orange), no clue why but some might find that appealing, we suppose. The actual maximum throughput (data transfer) is usually lower than advertised (480 Mpbs) though, that's something that most will not find appealing but, let's be honest, also something that most users will not notice anyway. On the opposite side is the well-thought-out, ergonomic aluminium alloy shell that allows you to use the cables even with bulky phone cases without removing them.

In other words, the Aione Micro USB Cable Kit is basically what we've come to expect from high-quality Micro USB cables, not much more but nothing less too.

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MZBESTCable Micro USB Charging Cable

Tussling with the Best

The MZBESTCable Micro USB Cable Kit is not presenting the best cables, despite what the name implies. They're not the worst cables too though, except that the nylon braiding here is not as tough as the braiding on the cables we have reviewed above. Having said that, the cables should survive at least 7000 bends and most people lose them before that happens anyway. Plus, on the upside, the cords are equipped with 56kΩ resistors, stabilising the voltage so that you do not have to worry about power surges and outages damaging the connected device.

From the moulded joints to the gold-plated contacts to the aluminium alloy shell, these cables dissipate heat, do not fall victim to corrosion, and can even be stored in humid environments without worrying about moisture causing harm down the road. Even more impressive are the solid copper wires, ensuring that the throughput remains consistent and protecting the cables against electromagnetic interference. Closing the subject, the tangle-free cord design enables these cables to eliminate bunching, tangles, and knots.

To summarise, the MZBESTCable Micro USB Cables are not the best yet the difference between these cables and the best cables is negligible, whereas the price easily favours them.

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Yosou Micro USB Cable

Getting the Job Done

The Yosou Micro USB Cable Kit presents two charging cables, two metres each. They're not the greatest cables but they get the job done. What separates them from the cables' more impressive peers is the plastic housing that is not as durable as aluminium, hence only 7,000 bends tested. That being said, during these tests, the cables have been bent 90 degrees, whereas most manufacturers do not quite reach there to artificially increase the advertised bends, so these 7,000 might be more notable than you'd initially expect.

What's also somewhat notable is that the cables support the Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 tech, so as long as the connected devices support the technology, you'll be recharging them in a snap. Putting away the fast charging aspect, not unlike most Micro USB cables, these ones are capping at 2.4 amps maximum current-wise and 480 Mpbs maximum throughput-wise, which means that you'll be transferring data at respectable speeds.

Setting numbers aside, we like the black jackets and the red cord making the cables noticeable but this is where we start approaching subjective territory. Without going there, the Yosou Micro USB Cables are fine, they're better than some random cables you'll find in most electronics/hardware stores.

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What Is a Micro USB Cable?

Nowadays, digital gadgets such as smartphones, tablets and even simple mobile phones gained immense popularity. Technologies made a huge leap in their development and so, most of the gadgets today can boast of a great variety of additional useful functions. Micro USB chargers are the accessory which is used not only to charge your device but also to exchange data between different devices. It is then when the socket standard has been approved that these cables have come into mass use and become the popular product googled and purchased every day. For this review, we've done in-depth research of the market and brought up only 5 best microUSB cables which, in our opinion, are worth your particular consideration.

While you equip your electronics with the cables, make sure to take a closer look at the AUX cables, with the help of which it's possible to transfer quickly quite big audio files from different gadgets.

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1. USB Extension Cable Buying Guide, eBay. February 18, 2016.

2. Derek Walsh Understanding USB Cable Types & Which One to Use, MakeUseOf. August 4, 2016.

3. USB Buying Guide, SparkFun.

4. Kevin Chen How to choose a good USB data and charging cable for your mobile phone, LinkedIn. August 14, 2015.

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Publish Date: 2020-05-29 12:53:31