Several years have passed since USB-C or USB Type-C port and connector technology was introduced as the future of standards for the smartphone market.
The reality is that for years micro USB cables or those with proprietary connectors, such as the iPhone and Apple Lightning, had been functional and a good source of business.
Since certain manufacturers, like the guys from Cupertino, were free to condition the purchase of accessories with their specific ports at a higher cost than generic ones.
But the market continued to grow and so did our needs. Which forced the USB-C protocol to be created as a way to charge batteries at a higher speed.
At this point, this port has become so popular that the European Union is seeking to establish it as mandatory for all smartphones, something that Apple is not very happy about.
But ironically, there are also some little-known uses for this port class that many don’t know about.
Little-known uses possible with USB-C cables on your smartphone
Reverse charge: If you have two phones with a USB-C port, an OTG adapter or a USB-C to USB-C cable, it is possible to transfer power from one terminal to another.
Connect to your computer: Connecting the cable to your PC immediately displays some options such as charging the mobile, transferring data such as multimedia files and using your phone as a peripheral. Some more advanced models even with the proper adapters can display the interface on the computer.
Connect a keyboard: with the proper OTG adapter the port can now support the use of PC keyboards.
Connect to the internet by cable: As our colleagues at AndroidPhoria demonstrate, this kind of port makes porting to another level possible. So by getting the right adapter it is possible to connect directly via ethernet cable to a network to navigate.
Play video games like on console: there are various game controllers that can be connected via the USB-C port to your phone. The beauty with them is that input lag is minimal. So they are more recommended than Bluetooth.
Wireless charging: If you have a Qi wireless charging receiver, connect it to the USB-C port and voila, it is possible to dispense with a cable connected to the current.
USB-C is shown to be the most robust and versatile standard currently in the smartphone industry.