Originally Posted by Fuzzy Wuzzy
You don't need a 3.0 cable to do a fast charge. Multiple people on this forum recommend this cable - I purchased two myself and can confirm that they charge at 1800mAh. Keep in mind that the Note 3 charges faster with the screen off than on (1200mAh vs 1800mAh).
I just ordered two of these for under $10 with shipping, and strongly agree with the recommendation (thanks to Fuzzy for the link). In addition to my N3, I also have a Note 8 which is super picky about which cables it'll even detect, a consequence of damaging the port by testing too many of my broken-ass Samsung cables (I've accumulated quite a supply of definite OEM cables). I had been charging it with the single sammy cable that it'll take, but monitoring the voltage, it's always way low... takes forever to charge (assuming it doesn't lose connection w/ the cable despite it still looking to be plugged). For the first time since I started using that Galaxy voltage monitoring app, it's charged at the correct voltage with no "low voltage detected" notification, which was previously a constant. Not about to test exactly how much pressure the micro usb connector can take before breaking, but it certainly seems to be much stronger than the sammy cables. Lastly, the plastic cover on the micro usb end is very small, significantly more so than the Samsung cables. I keep the tablet in a TPU case, and some cables I've tried wouldn't fit through the standard sized opening for the port. No problem whatsoever with these. Not sure of the AGW, I'd guess 24 or 26, but still, easily the best quality cable I've used.