Customer Review

Reviewed in the United States on November 24, 2020
**This review has been updated. See below**

I love Amazon Basics brand as it is typically a great value for the money. This product was no exception on the face of it for how cheap it is and for a braided cable and the length. Braided cable is the way to go as the typical hard rubber/plastic cables are terrible. They crease, get kinked, and tangle way too easy. The braided cable doesn't do any of that and it just has a great feel to it. I ordered the red cable to sort of stick out so I know which cable is mine in the house, and it's actually a really nice color of red. The only reason I gave this 4 stars is that after about a month of using it every day (it is my bedside charging cable) it is starting to do what my other Amazon Basics cables have done on me, pull away from the phone rather easily. I don't know what it is but this isn't the first Amazon Basic cable that has done this to me. Cord plugs in nice and firm, so you think, you pick up the phone and hear that noise that it has come unplugged, give the cord an ever so slight tug, and out it comes. The charging cable still works and as it is my bedside plug I don't need to have it do anything but sit on my night stand. That's why I gave it 4 stars, it still works just fine. But if it coming unplugged is indicative of your experience too, and you need this charger to be a bit more "rugged" then you may want to bump up in price and name brand.

**********Updated 12/07/20***********
Boy I feel like an idiot! Turns out that the reason the cable was falling out easily was the phone case. This wasn’t obvious at first because the opening on the case for the charger is plenty wide enough and doesn’t hinder the plug at all. Where it was apparently not open enough was the top and bottom of the opening, but just barely. It slid in and out with no problem and no force required so I didn’t realize that it was juuuuuuuust too slim of an opening that caused it to keep from securely going all the way in the phone and securing itself for a good charge. There is nothing wrong with this cable as I’ve given it to my wife and it holds absolutely fine on her phone. I had updated the star review from 4 up to 5 due to this.
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