Quiz: What's The Best Charging Cable For The iPhone 12?

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2 ай мурун

A iPhone charging cable is just a cable right? Apparently not. I spent $200 dollars on 8 different cables, charged them a bunch of times, bent them at least 25000 times and tore them apart to figure out that the best cables for the iPhone 12 will either be the ESR braided charging cable or the Apple 2M Lightning to USB-C cable.
Here's something neat: The build quality of the 2 meter cable from Apple is not the same as the cable included with the iPhone.
Here's the Top 3. Using my affiliate links helps keep this channel unbiased and free of sponsored content.
1. ESR Braided Charging Cable (mreh.ca/3jyHMlO)
2. Apple 2 meter Charge Cable (mreh.ca/35D09Bd)
3. Amazon Basics Charging Cable (mreh.ca/3mp5dA4)
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Is the new MagSafe charger faster than other Qi-chargers? kgpost.info/will/video/laasxIqcr3Vpqs0
In this video:
0:00 Intro
1:04 Lol.
1:56 MFI Certified?
3:09 Bend Tests
6:59 Charge Tests
9:25 Tear Downs
12:59 Final Rankings
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Here's how the other cables stacked up:
4. Anker Powerline II
5. CHOETECH Nylon Braided
6. Anker Powerline III
7. Apple 1m Cable
We had another cable from a company called Lisen but we bought the wrong head so we didn't included it in the rankings. We did put it through the bend test and it performed like all the other braided cables did.
So the first thing we looked at was the quality of the lightning cable heads. The biggest tell between MFI certified and non-MFI cables is the quality of the leads in the cable head. MFI cables will look clean, smooth and symmetrical, non MFI cables will look very rough.
You guys remember Arthur right? The little machine I built to test how much power the Magic Keyboard on the iPad drew? Well, Arthur has a son whose name is Arthuros who has batted around cables for at least 6 weeks straight now..
Every cable was definitely looser around the pivot point on the cable and the only definite conclusion that I’ve come to is that braided cables are going to be a little tougher from my perspective.
The non-braided cables tend to lose bits and pieces of the cable over time. The worst offenders were the products from Anker.
That’s the primary reason why I think braided cables are better than non-traded cables, they seem to hold together a bit better. And based on what I found out in the tear downs, should last a bit longer.
Alright, lets talk about charge rates. For this video, we measure the time it took to charge an iPhone XS from 20-90%. We choose that range because that’s out of low power mode and not into trickle charging. Why the iPhone XS? Because it was the only iPhone we had free when we started this video two months ago.
Each charge test was done with the an 18W charger, plugged into the same power bar and same outlet.
Out of the remaining 6 cables, the fastest cable before the bend test was the ESR Cable followed by the 2m Apple Cable. The 2nd slowest cable was the Amazon Basics cable and pulling up the rear was the Anker Powerline III.
In second place was the Apple 2M cable 57 minutes 4 seconds and the CHOETECH with 58 minutes and 9 seconds.
Now we did the same charge tests AFTER we bent each cable and here are the results. There was only one cable that wasn’t slower. So if you’re still charging your iPhone with a REALLY old cable like this one, maybe it’s time to get a new one.
Now the last thing I did for this video was to compare the two Apple cables. The diameter difference between the two Apple cables just seemed odd, coupled with the drastic difference in charge times, I just had to know.
At first, I thought it might be the jacket that was the difference but both cables had a jacket that was about 0.5mm thick. Then I realized it was everything else. The 2m Apple cable has more of the braided shielding, more filler and the foil shield was applied on better. I could actually rip the foil shield off with my fingers whereas it basically flaked off with the 1m cable.
The wires on the inside of the cable also had a bit more insulation to them.
So why would Apple do this? I have no idea. Why did they put a sub-par cable with their iPhones? Apple made a big fuss about reducing waste by leaving out the chargers and headphones so it doesn’t make sense.
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MobileReviewsEh 2 ай мурун
Just to clarify, the 1m cable I used in this video came with my iPhone 12. It's a USB-C to Lightning cable, not a USB-A.
Yasugi 01
Yasugi 01 26 күн мурун
Hey can you do a video on the best USBc power bricks
Transcend Ай мурун
Hello! Will you do an updated best usb-c Wall charger? Is it safe to use my MBP wall charger or is that wattage too high?
Ritean Dan
Ritean Dan 2 ай мурун
What will be the best cable to have for the iPhone 12 Pro (still waiting for my phone from TELUS!? Three weeks now!?), with a 30W Anker Power Brick AND for a bad kitty who likes to chew on them sometimes? Maybe a tougher (braided?), cable so it can’t be chewed through on the first to before I catch him doing it.
Kawauka 2 ай мурун
@superfragilisticatexpialidoshmur You can but in this video he's comparing the 1m cable given in the iPhone box compared to the 2m cable that he brought. No clue if the 1m cable you buy will be the same as the 1m in the box.
superfragilisticatexpialidoshmur 2 ай мурун
You can buy the 1m cable separately though, can't you???
escargotiskuhol 6 саат мурун
Your funny intro made me sub!
Keko G
Keko G Күн мурун
Best dog ever.. he so Interested about what u say
Gabriel Tobing
Gabriel Tobing 5 күн мурун
My samsung cable lasted a year before the outer rubber ripped. Came back to this video, not just for fun this time XD
godZilla Cat
godZilla Cat 5 күн мурун
I have a mini schnauzer.. they could almost be twins! THank you for info.. Buying through your site
MOAB FIFA mobile
MOAB FIFA mobile 13 күн мурун
Bro you’ve got legit pair of testing tool
koZmo .seVen
koZmo .seVen 18 күн мурун
The ESR cable charges fast but I’ve had two die on me within hardly a week. Stopped working after just laying silently in its own private corner, terrible product.
David Rozali
David Rozali 21 күн мурун
Amazing video. Is there any different between ESR 1m and 2m?
Michael 22 күн мурун
I’m confused on how to read the bend test score. Is ESR the worst performer or the best?
victor ayala
victor ayala 22 күн мурун
Any video on the best box to charge with ?
UnicoRN 24 күн мурун
Monty is so sweet. I love the way he looks at you and “listens” to your reviews. What a good boy. Lol.
Yasugi 01
Yasugi 01 26 күн мурун
Hey can you do this video for USB C power bricks or does it not matter
Mike Patel
Mike Patel Ай мурун
Please do the same test with the power bricks, some of the more common once like Anker and Aukey 20w, Samsung 25w, Apple 18w and 20w and just to go extra mile apple 61w and 90w MacBook bricks.
K A Ай мурун
Hi, do you have which best charging brick for IP12 video ?
alwise Ай мурун
The 2m cable is thicker because it is longer and needs to be thicker to have a lower resistance.
aziz trabelsi
aziz trabelsi Ай мурун
i have never seen a youtuber this dedicated
Bennyboy2930 Ай мурун
Can you do a new best fast charger video (adapter)? For the new iPhone 12 pro max, Also explain wattages, what iPhones support and difference between usb and usb c? I find your videos very helpful and I’ve ordered plenty of accessories from different manufactures using your codes. Thanks again
Ametis Ай мурун
There is lots more cable that is famous in asia... Ugreen cable is pretty good. There is another brand, called Baseus, rock, and many other cables. U should check it out
John Wayne
John Wayne Ай мурун
wish i would have saw this before i bought a bunch and Anker cables.......
Darwin Jackson
Darwin Jackson Ай мурун
I've sucked the apple 2 meter cable up into the vacuum and twisted it around the beater brush and it's still works
Nelson Marin
Nelson Marin Ай мурун
I used your link thanks for this video
Duy Anh Nguyen Vu
Duy Anh Nguyen Vu Ай мурун
Your video is crazy detailed. Please do another Pd charger 20w video.
Philly Faibs [TechFill]
Philly Faibs [TechFill] Ай мурун
Just used your link to get an ESR USB A cable but it doesn’t look like they carry them on Amazon ☹️
mishy Ай мурун
So informative…thank you!
Alexander Wilkins
Alexander Wilkins Ай мурун
I like belkin cords personally
Find It And Fix It
Find It And Fix It Ай мурун
the shitty items are usually sponsor by fake reviewer to do promotion on youtube with reviewers. So they can hype up the product to sell too fools.
Piggynice-06 Ай мурун
Remember the 30 pin
Robert Pendzick
Robert Pendzick Ай мурун
There might be an obvious reason for Apple to include a bad cable. See look how slowly it charges, what to improve the 'user experience" buy the MAG safe charger system and look how much better the charging is.... (It may not be faster, but see it attaches by magnets, no more frayed cables and pokey bits. )
npgoalkeeper _
npgoalkeeper _ 3 күн мурун
I mean, the only thing that seems to suck is the strain relief
Elliot Declet
Elliot Declet Ай мурун
I just got the esr on an Amazon flash sale for 9 bucks
Phillip Stowe
Phillip Stowe Ай мурун
Have you ever reviewed the titan power plus cable? It markets itself as a VERY strong cable that is built to be fast as well. I am curious about it.
Drucilla Jones
Drucilla Jones Ай мурун
put a crap charger in the box then it breaks you haft to buy another... more money for apple
Vaibhav Singh
Vaibhav Singh Ай мурун
You’re doing amazing work.
JJ M Ай мурун
Would you be willing to review wireless charging phone mounts for cars?
Feby Liemor
Feby Liemor Ай мурун
thanks for doing all the hard work and review.. adorable dog btw :)
rrt08 Ай мурун
Have good luck with Walmart ONN cable’s.
Eric Eugenio
Eric Eugenio Ай мурун
I appreciate the bend test but it’s not realistic enough for me. I sleep on my shit
Ivor Šlibar
Ivor Šlibar Ай мурун
Very good video, you should work with somebody who knows a bit of electrical engineering. Would make your videos a lot better. To explain all of the differences and changes. Keep it up buddy!
Keith Barnett
Keith Barnett Ай мурун
(CABLE STOPPED WORKING) I got two of the ESR 6 ft cables for My iPhone 12 Pro Max and after a week and just a couple of charging times one cable stopped working . Never had that happen before.
Spencer Blair
Spencer Blair Ай мурун
Dude you’re a hero. I definitely trust your reviews to be non-biased. Thanks for doing the heavy lifting for us.
An RN Ай мурун
i enjoy your reviews! but you mentioned on another video that esr is not an mfi cable...
mark robinson
mark robinson Ай мурун
Excellent review, well done! Monty is the best!!
Joe Quarrell
Joe Quarrell 2 ай мурун
The 2m Apple cable is thicker than the 1m to prevent voltage drop caused by the extra length.
tyler hinton
tyler hinton 2 ай мурун
Suprised u didn’t talk about the belkin braided cable
Hamidah Mariam
Hamidah Mariam 2 ай мурун
1:30 I love how you saying that you don’t take sponsors has extended into a whole ad about how you’re not like other KGpostrs
Opiophobia 2 ай мурун
what the fuck??? Why are you not currently on payroll by apple themselves??
Dzulkifli Husin
Dzulkifli Husin 2 ай мурун
I think ikea Lillhult cable is good too
Bryce Braxmeyer
Bryce Braxmeyer 2 ай мурун
The 2 meter cable has better shielding for data communication over the increased length and thicker wires to make up for resistive losses over the increased length. Thats my best guess.
Matt 2 ай мурун
the detail in this video is insanE! thanks
J Lastname
J Lastname 2 ай мурун
I came back here a week after watching this just to use your affiliate link ❤️
J Lastname
J Lastname 2 ай мурун
ESR Is what I went for btw 🙏
Benjamin Malave Jr.
Benjamin Malave Jr. 2 ай мурун
In my experience the cable doesn't break, the leads get worn, even on expensive cables. Anker makes great chargers but their lightning cables don't last.
Ritza Robelo
Ritza Robelo 2 ай мурун
Best power bricks for iPhone 12?
Samuel Ruiz
Samuel Ruiz 2 ай мурун
I have the perfect solution dont buy a iPhone or Apple use USB C
TomBoyNI 2 ай мурун
Great stuff as usual! ESR cable now heading my way, from your links.
dylan langley
dylan langley 2 ай мурун
That was awesome, loved your review and style. Thank you
carcrasher89 2 ай мурун
apple 2m is better cause you are paying for it. the 1m is of lower quality for a better profit margin when they sell the phones.
Fryman57 2 ай мурун
In my experience, cables fall apart because they get folded over 180° at the connection too many times, and because people pull on the cable to unplug it rather than the tip. I was really impressed with your testing machine thing, but thought just flopping the cable over back and forth was going too soft of them. I do really like your channel and your videos. Keep ‘em coming.
bloozism 2 ай мурун
Your testing method is too kind. Make it more punishing so we see some failures.
bloozism 2 ай мурун
I like Aukey products.
Josh Ommen
Josh Ommen 2 ай мурун
Cool videos! Thanks!
Kynari 2 ай мурун
I think a more realistic way to test the cable durability would be to fix the lightning end, and tug the cable, then reset the cable to resting position. It would simulate the extra force needed to pull the cable out of the phone and might give you the same cable fraying you desire. This is also doable with the stepper motor you have (just give it a limited rotation with a rack and pinion “puller”). I’d be willing to help you design and 3D print a fixture if you’d like!
linktlh 2 ай мурун
You should checkout Amazon basic's braided cable. it's not much more than the normal, but the quality is far superior.
Aarron Offer
Aarron Offer 2 ай мурун
I am positive that there is a fan that can help with ur code
Tofubi 2 ай мурун
I’ve watched you evolve over the years and by far are you a a rarity. No beating the bush here. Seriously keep it up your doing everyone a great service. You even seem to be having a good time doing it too! Thanks for the hard work and creative videos, it’s always a blast :)
Tyler 2 ай мурун
Surprised to not see a Nomad one. They have a really nice high quality Kevlar cable, Apple certified.
we need hope
we need hope 2 ай мурун
The 2 M cable is thicker so it can charge as the same speed as the 1 M cable. Its simple physics.
Pingrui Huang
Pingrui Huang 2 ай мурун
First of all I wanted to say "Thank You" for all of the product reviews. I am a big fan of yours and your reviews helped BIG time in buying product decision making. Next I have a question. In Anker Powerline III+, it claims that the head of the lightning is rust proof. I am interested in buying rust proof iphone 12 pro max cable, buy don't know how to find it. It didn't really state Rustproof in the other brand cables. Can you make a video on rustproof lightning to usb c cable? Thanks in advance!!! By the way what is your code if I want to buy cables from above video?
Rob Abe
Rob Abe 2 ай мурун
you should've added a test with Monty chewing up each cable!
Nathan Clark
Nathan Clark 2 ай мурун
Love CircleExpanse to build websites with 🤣
TheOofOre 2 ай мурун
Sujan Pradhan
Sujan Pradhan 2 ай мурун
That dog needs to get more screen time.
Andre A
Andre A 2 ай мурун
how about wall brick comparison from 5W, 12W, 18W, 20W in terms of temperature vs speed, which one is good for iPhone's battery health yet have decent charge speed
mikldude 2 ай мурун
Nice in depth into the cables mate , I`m not even an apple user but found it interesting , and that Monte is such a good dog ;) .
don 2 ай мурун
this justifies a doesnt hav enough views. your channel is so underrated
M Rav
M Rav 2 ай мурун
Haha love your reviews!
Aedy Ha of Brunei Ds
Aedy Ha of Brunei Ds 2 ай мурун
Hey there, can iphone 11 Pro (Max) or 12 Pro (Max) charge with cable and magsafe at the same time? Will it charge faster speed then normal?
Gabriel Tobing
Gabriel Tobing 2 ай мурун
The way this guy disses the sponsors are awesome XD
Hamidah Mariam
Hamidah Mariam 2 ай мурун
I like your dog and the way he looks at you is so sweet.
Leon Zane
Leon Zane 2 ай мурун
Idk how my 1m iphone cable which came with my phone 3 years ago, is still going today hella strong without any fraying or any issues at all
Leon Zane
Leon Zane 2 ай мурун
Honestly it’s basically new minus the dirt colour
Jim Devilbiss
Jim Devilbiss 2 ай мурун
9:18 and Monty has had enough. Always hold any cable by the plug. Never insert or remove any plug by the cable.
6 String Terror
6 String Terror 2 ай мурун
Mad respect, when a sponsor ad comes up from any channel it gets paused then switched.... Can't stand that shit!
kashnit singh
kashnit singh 2 ай мурун
This dog is unreal.
Daneal Brown
Daneal Brown 2 ай мурун
That’s awesome, man, thank you for the shout out! I’ve never had that before. Was a cool feeling haha. But I’m glad to support you, dude! You go above and beyond to test these products and not sell out to the big companies. Thank you for everything you do. Also, the “ad” in this video was hilarious 🤣🤣
stu 2 ай мурун
Great review however the testing is an N=1 would be good to see an N=3 at least so we can see measurement variability. Can't say if the charge after and before is real or just method variability. Good stuff, keep up the great work.
Nick Peterson
Nick Peterson 2 ай мурун
LMAO great intro mocking crap sponsorships. Love this Man
Shady Character
Shady Character 2 ай мурун
3 years later I'm still using the cable that came in my Samsung Galaxy Note 8 box.
Tyquan Sanders
Tyquan Sanders 2 ай мурун
i gotta clap it up for this video i honestly didn't expect to dive this deep into the cable comparison but man am i glad
Hunter K.
Hunter K. 2 ай мурун
why cant these reviews just be positive. I didn't come here for you to diss apple over and over.
Noah Hargett
Noah Hargett 2 ай мурун
Do power bricks
jovian cabrera
jovian cabrera 2 ай мурун
Me in the App Store looking for “crap game mobile
MrWeblz17 2 ай мурун
Apple gives you a crap cable in the box because you aren't paying for it. Don't give away quality for free. Then when it wears out ultra fast they can sell you the crazy expensive cable.
The Wishmaster
The Wishmaster 2 ай мурун
Dude, why are you wearing nail polish???
Sneaker Abyss
Sneaker Abyss 2 ай мурун
Commenting so this gets recommended
Tuomas Holo
Tuomas Holo 2 ай мурун
One of the best product review channels!
Ian Owolabi
Ian Owolabi 2 ай мурун
@MobileReviewsEh what about Belkin BOOST↑CHARGE USB-C Cable???
Mike Smith
Mike Smith 2 ай мурун
great testing. just want to let you know that even amazon sells knock off. be sure what you buy is not a knock off. i've ran into several things that are knock off.
Ilissa Lopez
Ilissa Lopez 2 ай мурун
Wow! I knew Apple was cheap, but to give out weaker cables with the new iPhone is totally insane. And it’s the only thing that the iPhone comes with🤬
Rudy 2 ай мурун
Your job is AMAZING, but I'm a new subscriber because of the dog 🐕
thisal abeysekere
thisal abeysekere 2 ай мурун
After 3 Official Apple cables and one costly braided cable, I ordered 2 old amazon basic cable with plastic grip threads. Been using that for 3 years now and the other one is still in the package it came.
Ashim Pokharel
Ashim Pokharel 2 ай мурун
From the starting of the video monte’s watching u like : 👁👄👁
Josue Arriaza
Josue Arriaza 2 ай мурун
I think out of all the iPhones people will regret the 12 max pro since either doesn't come with a charging brick or a screen protector already on it and with 1 apple sticker 1 apple sticker. Definitely not getting your money worth.
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