Someone at the Hardwarezone forum asked if the LG G6 supports USB 3.0 transfer speed. I checked the official LG G6 specs which indicated “USB 2.0”. I also checked the official specs of the LG V20 which says similar, so I responded that both devices only support USB 2.0. He retorted that the V20 was actually USB 3.0 supported and requested me to do a real test instead of looking at the paper specs.
I first tested using the retail USB 2.0 Type-C cable that came with the LG retail box. Using a 405MB audio file, both LG G6 and LG V20 took 10 seconds to transfer. Since I have the latest Huawei P10+ with me, I also tested the USB speed with the Huawei cable and it achieved about 11 seconds. That calculates to be 38MB/s.
Using the USB 3.0 Type-C cable which bundled with the Logitech BRIO 4K Webcam (review underway), I tested with a 606MB audio file and transfer to LG G6 and V20 was done around 7 seconds. The data transfer speed is identical to my external WD 2.5-inch USB 3.0 HDD which I tested along side. That calculates to be 78MB/s.
Using the same USB 3.0 Type-C cable, I tested on the Huawei P10+ and took 16 seconds, about 38MB/s. There is no speed improvement over the USB 2.0 cable.
LG G6 and V20 supports USB 3.0 transfer speed, while Huawei P10+ does not support USB 3.0 transfer speed.
Will this be a critical reason to get LG smartphone over Huawei? Leave your comments below to discuss.