Whenever a new technology appears, many users want to adopt it quickly. I remember several examples over time. However, one of the most recent was the adoption of USB-C ports. In fact, as soon as they started to be adopted by many manufacturers, people started looking at smartphones that still came with micro-USB ports as old and outdated.
Android: is USB-C even faster than micro-USB?
Considering that the USB-C ports are much newer than the Micro-USB ports, it is legitimate to think that they are much faster than the others. However, this is not necessarily the case. There are many devices that despite having USB-C ports, still use the USB 2.0 protocol instead of USB 3.0. This can be a mistake for many users. That is, people think they are buying more modern equipment that even has a USB-C port, but in reality they are not gaining more speed.
The difference between USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 is staggering. The first, that is, the oldest standard is able to provide a maximum transfer speed of 480 Mbps. USB 3.0 can reach 5000 Mbps, or if you prefer, 5 Gbps.
For example, the range OnePlus 7 it is part of the first set of smartphones that offer high transfer speeds based on the USB 3.1 standard. All of the above use 2.0. For example, ASUS Zenfone 6, a device launched last year, has a USB-C port but based on the standard 2.0. That is, we do not have faster speeds.
That said, if you usually take video and photo captures with your smartphone and pass them on to your computer, then it's important to have the best speed possible. So when you buy a new smartphone, don't just look at the type of door you have. Investigate the specifications and see the protocol you use. This is what will undoubtedly make all the difference.