Test USB Transfer Speed: LG G6 and Huawei P10 Plus

Test USB Speed on LG G6, LG V20 and Huawei P10 Plus

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.

Test Result

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.

Compared LG G6 with Huawei P10 Plus


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.

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Test USB Transfer Speed: LG G6 and Huawei P10 Plus
The LG G6 comes with a USB 2.0 Type-C cable, but can it support USB 3.0 speed? And what about Huawei P10+? I tested and got my answer.

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