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What's the other hole at the bottom of the USB for? I noticed that the USB cable that comes with the S5 covers both holes but I've been using a Micro USB to charge it...does it make it charge faster or something?
 
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i see...so it's mainly for data transfering then? or does it charge faster to compared with microusb (looking from bottom, i only have it plugged in the right side with micro usb)
 
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i see...so it's mainly for data transfering then? or does it charge faster to compared with microusb (looking from bottom, i only have it plugged in the right side with micro usb)
It charges a lot faster indeed.
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The difference is usb 3 vs usb 2. If you are using for instance an S4 cable you are connected at usb 2 speeds. The cable supplied with the S5 has 2 parts because it is usb 3 connection. You will definitely get a faster data transfer speed using the usb 3 cable. I would guess that charging would be faster also but I can't verify that. One of the big upgrades in the S5 is usb 3 compared to usb 2 for the S4.
 
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The difference is usb 3 vs usb 2. If you are using for instance an S4 cable you are connected at usb 2 speeds. The cable supplied with the S5 has 2 parts because it is usb 3 connection. You will definitely get a faster data transfer speed using the usb 3 cable. I would guess that charging would be faster also but I can't verify that. One of the big upgrades in the S5 is usb 3 compared to usb 2 for the S4.
That's also reliant on the fact that your PC or whatever it is you are connecting to is USB 3. You can't get USB 3 speeds if your connecting to a USB 2 port on the PC.
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The faster charging only applies to charging from plugging into a computer. USB 3.0 ports have higher maximum output than USB 2.0

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