[quote=“pauliunas, post:68, topic:6845, full:true”]
I’ve never had this happen with my (good) micro USB chargers. Just that you buy the cheapest and worst quality cables doesn’t mean the design is bad…[/quote]
Nice assumption, but no. I don’t buy USB cables retail and pay attention to both the ratings and the reviews for cables when I buy online. When I give cables to friends/room mates that have one go bad, they almost always last longer than any cables they bought for themselves. Maybe I’m just not as gentle/careful as you are, but my experience has been different. I did say “your mileage may vary.”
The first thing I noticed about the connection when I got my first USB-C phone was that having a flippable connection was as nice as I thought it would be, but that’s not important. The second thing I noticed was that the connection was more firm and solid than those that used micro-USB. As things went on, I also noticed that the connection retained this quality better than my previous phones had.
When I was using phones with micro-USB, having the cable pop out of the phone while I was moving the phone, getting a cat tangled up in the cable, or just flat out dropping the phone, the cable would frequently become disconnected. I don’t consider that a real design flaw, as all of that is outside the “expected usage” envelope. On the other hand, I’ve had all of that happen with my USB-C phones as well, and it’s only come disconnected once.
Simply put, I have never had to wiggle the charging cable when the charging cable was USB-C. The only time the phone didn’t immediately and consistently start charging, the phone itself had gotten into a weird state and required a reboot. This usually wasn’t an issue with a new micro-USB phone, but over time, it always became an issue for me and for every friend I’ve talked to about this. I haven’t changed my cable/charger shopping habits, I haven’t started being more careful with my phone, etc. The only noticeable change has been the switch from micro-USB to USB-C.