These are the Best USB Cables for the Galaxy Z Fold 3 in 2021
Two new foldables in the Galaxy Z Fold 3 and the Galaxy Z Flip 3 have joined Samsung’s smartphone folio. The new phones bring several exciting features and specifications. Among these features is the USB 3.1 Type C port that will enable wired data transfer and charging on the two phones. While both the Z Fold 3 and Z Flip 3 come with a compatible Type-C cable in the box, if you’re looking for a new Type-C cable for your phone, we can help. We’ve picked the best USB Type-C to Type-C and Type-A to Type-C cables for the Z Fold 3 and the Z Flip 3 on the market.
As the new Galaxy Z Fold 3 supports 25W fast charging, thanks to USB PD 3.0 and PPS support, you would need a cable capable of delivering 25W of power to provide top charging speed. The Z Flip 3 only supports 15W fast wired charging. For fast data transfer, as mentioned, the Type-C port on both phones is USB 3.1 (aka USB 3.2 Gen 2), so a cable certified for that generation will be able to transfer data at up to 10Gbps, given the device on the other end of the cord is equally fast.
Best Galaxy Z Fold 3 USB Type-A to Type-C cables
You would typically use a Type-A to Type-C USB cable only for fast data transfer as any super-fast charger won’t have a Type-A port capable of delivering 25W of power.
Best Type-C to Type-C cables
The Type-C to Type-C cables include options for both super-fast charging and super-fast data transfer.
While buying an accessory for your phone, you have to least worry about compatibility with the official options. The same is true for this Samsung Type-C cable. It’ll provide the fastest supported charging and data transfer. The Samsung cable is also decently priced.
This Anker cable is an excellent option for fast charging your foldable. It supports up to 100W fast charging, so you'll also be able to use it with other devices, like your USB PD-capable laptop. In terms of durability, the cable is braided with nylon to last up to 10,000 bends.
These are the best USB cables for your new Galaxy Z Fold 3 or Z Flip 3. If you’re looking for one specific recommendation for each type of cable, Anker Powerline II is your best bet for a Type-A to Type-C cable, and Baseus would be an excellent choice for a Type-C to Type-C cable. The official Samsung cable is also a good option.